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Best pasta restaurants in Amsterdam

Although Amsterdam is bursting with Italian restaurants, true pasta buffs know that you won't get a good plate of fresh ravioli, linguine or pappardelle just anywhere. From a romantic dinner, to a family outing or a dinner party with friends, these are the best restaurants to indulge in freshly prepared, handmade pasta.


Spaghetteria serves up delicious plates of traditional pasta without fuss from their eight locations across the city - a testament to this wallet-friendly pasta bar’s popularity. Sink your teeth into all kinds of fresh pasta, prepared according to ancient Italian recipes using organic flour. Choose from six traditional pasta dishes - three of which change daily - on the varied menu, but be sure to save room for a slice of tiramisu.

Spaghetteria Amsterdam | Gerard Callenburgstraat 1, Bos en Lommer / Jan Hanzenstraat 32, Oud-West / Pretoriusstraat 72, Oost / Olympiaplein 176, Oud-Zuid / Amstel 80, Centrum / Kuipersstraat 60, De Pijp / Daniël Stalpertstraat 93, De Pijp / Van Woustraat 123, De Pijp

Ciro Passami L'Olio

Just a stone's throw from Vondelpark, a surprising piece of Italy is hidden at Ciro Passami L'Olio - a cosy restaurant where you can enjoy traditional Italian cuisine every day. In addition to the daily specials, choose from five homemade pasta dishes, including linguine alle vongole and tagliatelle al tartufo. When the weather is good, we recommend dining on the terrace, while enjoying a glass of carefully selected Italian wine.

Ciro Passami L'Olio | Tweede Helmersstraat 3, West

Eddy Spaghetti

Eddy’s feeds the Italian-craving souls of Transvaalbuurt in Oost seven days a week with delicious plates of pasta and more. Think ravioli filled with goat cheese, walnut and fig and spaghetti loaded up with meatballs or shellfish. Round all this off with a delicious sgroppino (lemon sorbet with prosecco and vodka), a delicious espresso martini or a gin and tonic from the bar.

Eddy Spaghetti | Krugerplein 23, Oost

Lo Stivale D'oro

Parked right between Rembrandtplein and the Amstel River, Lo Stivale D'oro ('the golden boot' in Italian) is a cosy restaurant run by a family from Taranto - a town located in the heel of Italy’s boot. Enjoy an extensive dinner menu as you soak up the real dolce vita feeling created by the friendly atmosphere and authentic, delicious food. Tuck into tasty plates of tagliatelle, linguine, a wide selection of excellent pizzas and (how could it be otherwise), delicious homemade tiramisu.

Lo Stivale D'oro | Amstelstraat 49, Centrum


Pure, honest and simple homemade pasta dishes are central to Toscanini in the Jordaan. Open from Monday to Saturday, the restaurant has a large, bright dining room with a view of the kitchen. Whilst the menu is regularly adjusted, difficult voters can pick from the Menu della Cucina: a surprising six-course tasting menu for the whole table. If you fancy a culinary challenge, the Toscanini Deli sells boxes of fresh pasta and other fine Italian ingredients for you to try your hand at recreating dishes at home.

Toscanini | Lindengracht 75, De Jordaan

Ponte Arcari

Located on Herengracht, near Utrechtsestraat, Ponte Arcari is a small Italian restaurant which is (unsurprisingly), nearly always full. From the tiny kitchen, classic Italian food - carpaccio, vongole, vitello tonnato, tiramisu - are all dished up for a reasonable price. With customers seated elbow-to-elbow, the service straddles that perfect middle ground between chaotic and lively, giving this cosy pasta joint that authentic Italian atmosphere.

Ponte Arcari | Herengracht 534, Centrum

Holy Ravioli

The name says it all at Holy Ravioli in Oud-West, where pasta-eating is transformed into a reverential affair. Ravioli stuffed with a variety of fillings are prepared fresh here daily, allowing customers to choose from no less than 15 (!) different types. Whilst this contemporary diner has limited seating, you can also pick up ravioli and other pasta dishes hot – or frozen, to reheat at home whenever you want.

Holy Ravioli | Jan Pieter Heijestraat 88, West


The kitchen at Bussia only prepares refined, unmistakably Italian dishes. Housed in a typical building in the bustling Nine Streets neighbourhood, the menu changes weekly where, in addition to the à la carte offerings, you can enjoy the popular four, five, six or seven-course tasting menu, including fettuccine with langoustines. The professional service, stunning interiors and culinary delicacies tearing out of the open kitchen make a visit to this restaurant a real treat.

Bussia | Reestraat 28-32, Centrum

Impero Romano

This well-loved eatery stands for the best of Italy: great food and warm hospitality. Commence your culinary journey with a plate of colourful antipasti or mouth watering burrata then delve into their traditional menu encompassing fresh pasta delights like salmon tagliatelle or a bubbling lasagne. Inside, the atmosphere is laid back and welcoming; you can tell that over the years the restaurant has witnessed countless wedding proposals, birthdays and family get-togethers.

Impero Romano | Amsteldijk 25, De Pijp