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City Hall Italian Bar & Bistro

Stadhuisplein 3, 2311 EJ, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 514 4055
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good49%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (26 reviews)
“cavolo nero” (2 reviews)
“pappardelle” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Stadhuisplein 3, 2311 EJ, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here today and had a nice dish of pasta with spicy sausage and cavolo nero. I had a fish soup before that was not so good: lacked consistency and flavour and I do not think the squid rings were good either. The service...More

Thank augusto v
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

A Dutch friend booked this restaurant for our visiting group from Ireland. We got an antipasta starter to share which was SO good. Main courses included pasta, pizza and a plain meat dish. Each was delicious. Desserts were fab, although the cannoli was voted best...More

Thank Eileen T
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

We went for lunch and had pizza and the house wine. Both were good, the service was friendly. The location is great, with a relaxed setting in the centre of beautiful Leiden. Overall good value for money.

Thank cmcgovern4
Reviewed April 28, 2018

Located in an excellent place, in the historical centre of the wonderful Leiden. The weather was rather windy and we sat inside the restaurant. The service was slow and rather unprofessional. The pizza was OK but the tortiglioni dish was a disaster. Overall it is...More

Thank Otto
Reviewed April 22, 2018

My husband and I just wanted to have a light snack and some wine and were happy to find City Hall. We were seated upstairs near the railing overlooking the diners below. We also were able to watch the children's corner on our floor with...More

Thank Sandy P
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Went for lunch at the terrace in the plaza, so it was nice to have pasta under the afternoon sun. We ordered carpaccio as starter: straight to the point, simply and delicious. For main dish, pappardelle (with meat source and champignon) and fettuccine (with white...More

Thank Bruno C
Reviewed April 13, 2018

Really nice ambiance in the old building of the City Hall. Staff all friendly & helpful. A varied & tasty menu. We had a taster board of sardine , makerel pate, olives, olive tapenade, olive ciabatta & smoked salmon, this was particularly good. Followed by...More

Thank Gem5517
Reviewed April 11, 2018

This was our third visit to City Hall. The staff were friendly and the food delicious. The atmosphere was pleasant. Highly recommended.

Thank j_donne
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

We were hosted in Leyden (Leiden in local spelling) and the locals took us to this excellent restaurant in the center of the old town. It was cold out so the outdoor part of tge cafe was empty, but the inside was full of people....More

Thank MarkLinton
Reviewed April 5, 2018

A stunning location within the imposing Leiden City Hall, with lots of lovely outdoor seats for when the weather is warmer. Delicious food. Delicate and flavoursome. Took a while to come, but you can tell that's because it is freshly cooked to order. Classy food...More

Thank csk666
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stadhuisplein 3, 2311 EJ, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 514 4055
City Hall Italian Bar & BistroStadhuisplein 32311 EJ LEIDEN071 5144055
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