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Pasta e Basta

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 8 | Noord Holland, 1017 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 6 40045651
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“antipasti” (52 reviews)
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“anti pasti” (21 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 8 | Noord Holland, 1017 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed yesterday

Made a last minute reservation at Pasta e Basta, and I'm so glad we did! This dinner was one of the highlights of our trip to Amsterdam. I left a note in the reservation indicating it was my guest's birthday, and the staff/singers made sure...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Stefanie_071718
Reviewed yesterday

We were having dinner there and it was fantastic. Good food, good music, excellent atmosphere. Very kind waiters that also sing quite well. An interesting place to have dinner

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jose Antonio B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was poor quality. The show was ok. This place is nice to go with friends if you are celebrating someting but dont expect fresh authentic food. Its all straight out of the freezerMore

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lapuravida_13
Pasta B, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear lapuravida_13, I am so sorry to read that your experience in our restaurant wasn't the best and that you didn't enjoy our food. Our kitchen staff works with fresh products and prepares everything everyday fresh in our own kitchen. Would you maybe send me...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing restaurant. The best one we have been to in Amsterdam. The pasta was beyond reproach. Our passion is traveling and food. Their pasta was some of the best we have ever had. I had the gnocchi and my wife had the seafood...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank flpd1310
Pasta B, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear flpd1310, thank you so much for your kind review! We are very glad that you enjoyed your night in our restaurant and that you enjoyed our pastas so much. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Natalja

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went after a friend recommended it and the food was outstanding. Best risotto I’ve ever had. Staff was so friendly and everyone sings so it was interesting to see how each person had a different talent and voice. Would definitely recommend it for couples...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank amwDc
Pasta B, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear amwDc, thank you so much for your kind review! We are very glad that you enjoyed your night in our restaurant. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Natalja

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cosy restaurant with very nice concept. The talented crew members were also singers. From schlagers till opera arias. And they were good. Time to time music was far too loud. Antipasto table was versatile and mains good, but quite small portions. Really nice staff.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JuusoJT
Pasta B, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear JuusoJT, thank you so much for your review! The manager of the night always tries to contain the music in the nicest way for our guests in the restaurant and we are happy to turn the music up or down if someone asks for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved everything about this place! The atmosphere was warm and cosy, the waiters and waitresses were super friendly and talented singers, pianist really good, delicious food...all excellent! This restaurant was recommended to me by a local which is always good. Thank you Pasta e Basta!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Shiv73
MargotC476, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Shiv73, thank you so much for your review! We're very glad that you enjoyed your evening. We hope to see you again soon in our restaurant. Kind regards, Natalja

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

it is more than a restaurant. Everything looks normal at the beginning but after a while one of the waiters starts to sing like an opera, then all waiters presents their talents. Foods are excellent, atmosphere is amazing . Highly recommended

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Yasmus
MargotC476, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Yasmus, thank you so much for your review! We're very glad that you enjoyed your evening in our restaurant. We hope to see you again soon in our restaurant. Kind regards, Natalja

Reviewed October 29, 2018

Initially thought what a fairly expensive limited set meal. However once in there totally changed my mind. Restaurant lush atmosphere buzzing. The staff belted out some super tunes , from times gone by to modern. We were up dancing and others joined us. Yes it's...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank edinburgh103
MargotC476, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Dear Edinburgh103, I'm very glad to read that we changed your mind about our restaurant and that you enjoyed your night out! We hope to see you again soon in our restaurant. Kind regards, Natalja

Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Italian is delicious but it can end up as a routine. This place serves the most delicious courses in a menu where everyone at the table can taste all courses. This worked very well, also because both kitchen and service are friendly and attentive. Added...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank oysteins2017
MargotC476, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Dear Oystein, thank you so much for this review. I'm very glad you enjoyed your night. We hope to see you again soon in our restaurant. Kind regards, Natalja

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Journey52624
November 7, 2018|
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Response from MargotC476 | Property representative |
Dear Sir/Madam, yes we do accept kids! For adults we have a shared dining concept but for kids we also have kidspasta's! If you'd like to make a reservation you can call to our restaurant or send an e-mail to... More
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Steviefull
July 6, 2018|
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Response from Hans N | Reviewed this property |
Restaurant is not so big. The singing servers walk around. You won't miss them. All food is good. Shared dinginf concept.
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katekw14
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Response from MargotC476 | Property representative |
Dear Rosie, There most certainly is. 7 days a week :). If you might have any other questions or you would like to make a booking. Please send an e-mail to amsterdam@pastaebasta.nl. Kind regards, Margot Clarke
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$23 - US$57
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Monday
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Tuesday
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Thursday
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday
5:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday
5:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 8 | Noord Holland, 1017 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 6 40045651
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Description
Pasta e Basta restaurant nearly opposite the Rijksmuseum has a name that simply doesn’t do it justice. It means ‘pasta full stop’ but really should trumpet the singing accomplishments and mad party atmosphere that the waiters and waitresses deliver. The dining room is splendid, with scarlet-covered chairs, flouncy wall sconces, dramatic drapes and fine art, while the bar area is more modern but just as operatic. The wait staff really truly can sing, everything from pop, jazz and musical to grand opera, and they get the joint jumping. The long tables attract hens and big groups and the small cosy niches and bar are right for more intimate numbers, and it is just one fantastic evening. The menu is Italian, incorporating excellently-sourced meat, fish and veg. Anti pasti is served buffet-style from a chilled grand piano. They offer two shared dining menus with options for everyone. Children are more than welcome at Pasta e Basta and we can comply to all diets and allergies. Don't miss it
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