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Bij Italiaans restaurant Cinema Paradiso ga je niet een hapje eten, nee je gaat hier uit eten. De lange gang leidt je naar het grote aquarium waarachter de dinerzaal zich bevindt. Wanneer je je eenmaal aan één van de mooi met wit linnen gedekte tafels hebt geïnstalleerd zorgt het team van Italiaanse obers ervoor dat je niets tekort komt. Op het menu staan echte Italiaanse klassiekers en chef Emilio laat zelfs ingrediënten uit Italië overvliegen om ervoor te zorgen dat wanneer je van zijn gerechten eet je je even in het land van la dolce vita waant. Cinema Paradiso bestaat al meer dan tien jaar en sinds vijf jaar wordt het bekende restaurant gerund door Gianni Gervasio en zijn zoon Salvatore. De favoriete gerechten van Salvatore? De linguine met verse kreeft (ze zwemmen in een vistank achterin de zaak) en de panzarotti met truffel. Sowieso staan er verschillende huisgemaakte pasta’s op de kaart, dus zeker eens eentje proberen.

Geschreven door: Susam Pang van bySam.nl

Fotografie door: Susam Pang van bySam.nl

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Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Emilio Calderola

Average price €40 Special request

Dietary requirements

Scores & Reviews

Fabulous
8.9/10
based on 370 reviews
Only customers who have gone to the restaurant after booking on TheFork can make a review.
Food :9.1/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :8.6/10
  1. Maartje W.
    • 4 reviews
    8/10

    We had a great time. Our waiter, Salvatorio was super nice, funny and patient. It was a bit loud, as there was a large group (about 40 people) and then with the music, it was a bit intense. I suggest to not have music on, when a large, lively group is dining as well. Other than that, great experience. Thanks CP!

  2. Claudio D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very nice Italian restaurant good food very kind staff and one of the best Italian food I eat in Amsterdam see you soon again, greetings to Salvatore thanks for taking good care of us.

  3. Aron K.
    • 6 reviews
    3/10

    Our first waiter didn’t know anything about anything. Was a real twilight zone experience. Food was OK but far from amazing. Wine list is a joke.

  4. Lieschen H.
    • 8 reviews
    7/10

    Interesting atmosphere - takes you back to the sixties Italian movies! Very friendly and attentive staff. The tuna carpaccio was tasty but the portion could have been a bit more generous. The tomato sauce of the seafood dish was slightly overpowering. The Tartuffo was a little bland.

  5. Annemiek N.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great food, lovely staff.

  6. Bart S.
    • one review
    9/10

    Great experience & food!

  7. Haim H.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    What can I say, great atmosphere good service, helpfull staff and of course good Italian food and wine Excellent value for money

  8. Jonathon T.
    • 5 reviews
    9.5/10

    Enjoyed the cinema theme Italian restaurant. The food was excellent. Started with Bruschetta bread with mozzarella & tomatoes. Main course of ravioli with fillet steak beautifully presented & tasted sumptuous. Enjoyed watching classic 1964 Sophia Loren Italian movie with a glass of Toscan wine

  9. Michelle F.
    • 25 reviews
    8.5/10

    Fun staff! Food ok...all very salty.

  10. Roelant L.
    • 2 reviews
    6/10

    Food was ok and restaurant looks very nice when you enter. But the service is very distant and a bit arrogant even. Never understand why to be a restaurant waiter and have the the attitude you only like customers for handing out the check.

  11. Stephan J.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    very nice atmosphere, good food, nice waiters

  12. Paul K.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Friendly Staff, nice food, and prompt service. will definitely be back again and again!

  13. Christian H.
    • one review
    9/10

    Nice food, good wine, nice location and friendly staff. Apparently this place is mostly visited by locals, so a good way to feel the real Amsterdam vibe.

  14. Tom G.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Nice Staff and the food was amazing! I will come back.

  15. Yasmin H.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Very good place, nice decor (but not for everyone's taste) - excellent dishes - everything tasted really good and the friendly Italian service was a nice touch for the fantastic evening we had. The only downside - we arrive on a Wednesday night in January and the place was almost empty. We did not care cause we arrived with friends and we had a lot of catching up to do... but I can imagine that if I came with my partner, the fact that there were hardly any people would feel strange. All together an excellent choice for a decent price in the Jordan! Well done. we will be back

  16. Veronica P.
    • 22 reviews
    10/10

    Great restaurant, fabulous Italian food, amazing atmosphere, and unbeatable staff, we will be back soon

  17. Christina p.
    • one review
    10/10

    Everything was amazing! The food, the service, the atmosphere and the ambiance was wonderful. I’m definitely coming back to the restaurant and bringing a friend when I visit Amsterdam again.

  18. Emmanuel F.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    I went to Cinema Paradiso to celebrate a birthday dinner with my parter, it turned to be an amazing option. The food was delicious, the staff was super kind and we got compliment drinks at the end together with dessert. Definitively a must place, 5 stars!!! We’ll be back for sure! Grazie !!

  19. David A.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Great evening, fabulous food, brilliant service. Thank you

  20. Lauren M.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Cinema Paradiso exceeded our already high expectations :-) highly recommend

Practical information

Opening time

Monday and Tuesday Closed

Wednesday untill Sunday 18:00 - 23:00

- Dinner 18:00 - 23:00

How to get to the restaurant

Westerstraat 186, 1015 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Directions to get there

Parking lot & Paid parking in the neighborhood

About the restaurant

Taste, see and breath Italy

In the centre of the lively Jordaan is Cinema Paradiso an excellent choice for any party. Walking past the enormous aquarium filled with lobsters you'll enter the classic Italian space where a chandelier swings over your head. Pizza and pasta without limits and perfectly prepared by the chef. Also notice the projection screen with the occasional maffia film showing!

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Restaurant can be privatized (60 people max)

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