Beautiful restaurant along the Singel canal, and especially nice at night. Up on the top floor, you'll get served by waiters using a handpulled dumbwaiter. Try for a table on the second floor at the front windows... what a view! You'll feel like a local, and eat some good italian foods.
Favorite Dish: I had their Lasagna Bolognese, as they are recommended for their homemade pastas. It did not disappoint, nor did any of the other dishes we had. Breads and wines were nice selections too!
This is a fabulous Italian restaurant, built in an old town house on the Singel. We sat downstairs, where we could watch the pizzas being baked and see the hand-pulled dumb waiter hoisting the food to the customers upstairs. It has a great, lively atmosphere, and the service was excellent. We arrived at around 7pm, and by 8 the restaurant was almost full, so I recommend booking if you want to eat at a busy time, or if there is a large group of you. The restaurant is only open for evening meals.
Favorite Dish: We had minestrone soup, bruscetta and pizza. Absolutely delicious, and as good as anything I ever ate in Italy.
Casa di David is a great restaurant featuring fine Italian dining, a fairly complete wine collection and wonderful brick oven pizzas. If you arrive early, you may not need reservations. If you make reservations, request a seat by the window on the second floor. These will present you with a great view of the canal Singel. Dress is casual to elegant.
Favorite Dish: As a vegetarian, I find it sometimes difficult to have a full meal when traveling. At Casa di David, I was able to order an excellent brick oven fired pizza piled with fresh local veggies, a house salad, a fresh bread basket, and a glass of house wine for less than 20 euros.
Casa di David was a VERY fine Italian restaurant that we had dinner at one evening. Romantic and typically Italian decor, with dark paneling, red and white checked tablecloths, and wine casks, combined with the look and feel of an old wood-beamed Amsterdam canal house. There are two floors, but we did not see the upstairs area. If you like Italian, I would try this one for sure. It shows up on a lot of Internet searches for Amsterdam restaurants, and we had it on our to-visit list.
Favorite Dish: Freshly made pastas and pizza for one baked in wood-fired ovens, with some excellent wine. Close your eyes and you're in Italy.
With more than 35 years in business Casa di David is an Amsterdam restauarant landmark.
WIth thsi kind of history it's not a surprise that a book was written about the restaurant; it's called Tavolo 18 by owner Nicoletta Gezzi and it was translated into Dutch by Carolien Steenbergen.
Located on Singel, this place has a great feel and is easy to find. The house wine is fantastic and the food is good authentic Italian. If you sit up stairs they will hoist the food up on an old dumb waiter, very neat experience. This is my favorite spot to eat in Amsterdam
It is a real Italian restaurant, with Italian waiters, Italian food and so on… this is the main reason to be so noisy I suppose ;)
Even the cat seems to be Italian. The nice cat is keeping the floor clean with the minimum cost :)
Favorite Dish: Good pizza (13-14 euro), good red wine (4 euro a glass), tiramisu (9 euro), 1liter of water (5 euro) and Italian atmosphere.