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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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 3 days ago

We had been at a friend's house and were walking around looking for somewhere to eat and all the usual places we knew and liked were full. Wandering past Pasta e Basta my husband suggested that we go in. I have usually dismissed this restaurant...More

Thank AshinAmsterdam
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow! This restaurant was wonderful! The food was terrific and the intimate setting was lovely. We had the gnocchi with beef, pasta marinara and cheese ravioli. All delicious. And as we ate, the wait staff sang. It was a fabulous evening!!

Thank addys12017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic authentic Italian cuisine. Great service, polite friendly staff. Entertaining as waiters and waitresses sing classic and modern songs. They made the evening special very special as it was my birthday. Would revisit.

Thank Trek540739
MargotC476, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Trek540739, thank you so much for this amazing review and to read that you would come back to us. Kind regards, Margot Clarke

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met up with newfound friends at Pasta e Basta for dinner and to celebrate a 78th birthday. Menu had 2 options, a set 3 course meal, or one that we could choose 3 of 12 entrees to share. Abundant good Italian pastas and appetizers, a...More

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

Dear Connie, thank you so much for this amazing review! I am so happy that you had a good time. Hope to see you again someday at Pasta e Basta. Kind regards, Margot Clarke

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had seen a recommendation for this restaurant and it didn’t disappoint. The food especially the pasta was absolutely delicious and loved the opportunity to share dishes. The entertainment of the waiters singing was such fun. Their voices were great and all the clientele join...More

Thank JACALYN S
Pasta B, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jacalyn, Thank you for this 5 star review and of course your kind words. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you again someday! Kind regards, Margot Clarke

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was craving pasta so my husband surprised me and booked a table at 9PM. We’ve been living in Amsterdam for a few years now, tried all Ron Blauw restaurants (some better than others), so we were excited to try this fun concept “tuned” by...More

Thank ricobund
Pasta B, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ricobund, I saw your review also on our website. I have tried to contact you straight away, but unfortunately haven't been able to yet. Did you receive our e-mail? We would love to talk about what went wrong. Thank you again. Kind regards, Margot...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were very lucky to be recommended this place, great food, great service & amazing entertainment. Just one of those ‘WOW’ moments that everyone should experience. Fabulous!!

Thank ChrisCity
Pasta B, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear ChrisCity, Thank you so much for this great review. We are very happy that you had a good time and that you enjoyed our concept. We do hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Margot Clarke

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This to restaurant has a wonderful happy atmosphere great food and the singing is very professional. Good value. Well worth a visit

Thank Beccy B
Pasta B, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Beccy, Thank you so much for this great review and of course the 5 stars! So happy to read that you had a great time. We do hope that you will visit us again, next time you are around. Kind regards, Margot Clarke

Reviewed 13 August 2018

I always like to do something a little different for one of our meals on holiday and this fit the bill perfectly. I booked about 3 weeks in advance to make sure I got a decent time to fit our schedule and the place was...More

Thank Steviefull
Pasta B, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Stevie, Thank you for this great review. We are very happy to read that you had such a good time. You are right, it is very important to book in advance, but if you do, we do try to give you the best Pasta...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018

We loved this restaurant. Not only was the food outstanding, but the talent was fantastic. A nice surprise as we did not know that we would be entertained during our "family-style" meal.More

Thank maryb26
Pasta B, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mary, thank you so much for this great review and for the compliments. This is exactly what we try to achieve; the family style type meal with good quality food and entertainment. I really do hope to see you again in our restaurant! Kind...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
15 April 2018|
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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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Emily E
20 November 2017|
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Response from Pasta B | Property representative |
Dear Emily, We are so sorry for the late reply. We have 2 types of gluten free pasta and we also serve a courgetti if you would prefer that. Kind regards!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$24 - US$59
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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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