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Pasta e Basta

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 8 | Noord Holland, 1017 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 422 2222
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“antipasti” (50 reviews)
“pasta” (186 reviews)
“anti pasti” (21 reviews)
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Italian, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 8 | Noord Holland, 1017 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed today

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.

Thank JuusoJT
Reviewed 5 days 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!

Thank Shiv73
MargotC476, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days 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 1 week 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

Thank Yasmus
MargotC476, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank edinburgh103
MargotC476, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank oysteins2017
MargotC476, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Writing as I am sitting and savoring their excellent food and service. What a scintillating melee of victuals and entertainment! Much obliged for making my last evening in Amsterdam deliciously beautiful and memorable!

Thank Sidtrotter_9984
MargotC476, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sidrotter_9984, thank you so much for this kind review! We try to make every evening very special with our entertainment! We hope to see you again soon in our restaurant. Kind regards, Natalja

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible atmosphere, friendly staff and great food... it’s a tad on the expensive side, but you definitely get your money’s worth!!! Would go there every evening if I could! Highly recommend

Thank Alex_stef87
MargotC476, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Alex_stef87, thank you so much for this review. We hope to see you again soon in our restaurant! Kind regards, Natalja

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

However, I do not agree with all the raves and accolades. as you see they were not from many well traveled reviewers.Got there maybe 10 mins before allowing folks in, but I walked in with my son and was told to wait outside? really, I...More

Thank srimanone
MargotC476, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Srimanone, I am so sorry to hear that it did not go well. We always strive to give everybody the best night ever. Unfortunately on weekends we do really need to clean our restaurant between 8.45 and 9 pm, which is why we only...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its a very good choice to relax and taste their delicious food and drinks. While the waiters singing and they lovely and friendly. They serve very different appetizers and pasta. I recommend ot for couples and pasta lovers.

Thank Abdulameed A
MargotC476, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Abdulameed, Thank you so much for this great review! Hope to see you again at Pasta someday. Kind regards, Margot Clarke

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was surprised with how well organized this restaurant is, dining a group of more than 50 at the same time, great dishes, short waiting times, every single staff member was able to explain the dishes in a very good way, great vegetarian dishes and lovely...More

Thank 196essamd
MargotC476, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Essam, Thank you so much for your great review! We are so happy that you had a good time. Hope to see you again someday. Kind regards, Margot Clarke

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Journey52624
7 November 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
6 July 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$56
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
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 01:00
Monday
18:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 01:00
Thursday
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:30 - 20:45
21:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:30 - 20:45
21:00 - 00:00
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 20 422 2222
  • E-mail
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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