let’s meet at BAR ITALIA

All right, you might well argue this is not the most original name for an Italian restaurant, but well, somebody had to do this, and they did it pretty well. I have visited twice so far, and was happy in both occasions: the environment is oh-so-trendy on the otherwise bleak Rokin, which incidentally we Amsterdammers hope will look better soon (work in progress since some years, I am told); the bar is upstairs, the restaurant is downstairs, pizzas are ok but nothing special, while pastas and fish are much better (try the spaghetti allo scoglio or the sea bass, yummy!), and if you are generous enough to forgive some “Italian abroad” mistakes (it looks like nobody really knows what a real sgroppino is), the whole experience is nice, and the  price is ok. ah, and if it is not just food that you crave: the deejay set upstairs provides a lively scene.

address: Rokin 81-83 -Amsterdam

http://www.bar-italia.nl

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