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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


Tip van bySam: iets te vieren? Cinema Paradiso heeft een private dining die je kunt afhuren zodat je die helemaal voor jezelf kunt hebben.

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Emilio Calderola

Average price €40 Special request

Dietary requirements

TheFork offers

-30% -30% off the "à la carte" menu!

Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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Drinks not included.

Available on the booked timeslot.

Scores & Reviews

based on 412 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.1/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Christina p.
    Christina p.
    • 3 reviews

    I spend a weekend in Amsterdam, from 3 days I spend 2 eating at cinema paradiso, and it was fabulous. For sure I come back if I am in Amsterdam! Finally a really good modern but also authentic Italian restaurant!!! Thank you

  2. Pasquale  l.
    Pasquale l.
    • one review

    I’ve never enjoyed more Italian food then here! It was a nice atmosphere with all the people inside but still you get a lot of attention from the waiters! Really big menu and sure also something for everyone in the menu! And also the recommended wine Gavi di Gavi was lovely! I have to come back for sure and try the other stuff from the menu!

  3. Amy N.
    Amy N.
    • 2 reviews

    Delicious food and very friendly service

  4. Sebastian L.
    Sebastian L.
    • one review

    I freshly moved to amsterdam and one thing is sure with cinema paradiso i found my favourite italian restaurant!!

  5. Maartje W.
    Maartje W.
    • 4 reviews

    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!

  6. Claudio D.
    Claudio D.
    • one review

    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.

  7. Aron K.
    Aron K.
    • 6 reviews

    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.

  8. Lieschen H.
    Lieschen H.
    • 19 reviews

    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.

  9. Annemiek N.
    Annemiek N.
    • 4 reviews

    Great food, lovely staff.

  10. Bart S.
    Bart S.
    • 2 reviews

    Great experience & food!

  11. Haim H.
    Haim H.
    • 3 reviews

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

  12. Jonathon T.
    Jonathon T.
    • 5 reviews

    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

  13. Michelle F.
    Michelle F.
    • 29 reviews

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

  14. Roelant L.
    Roelant L.
    • 2 reviews

    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.

  15. Stephan J.
    Stephan J.
    • 2 reviews

    very nice atmosphere, good food, nice waiters

  16. Paul K.
    Paul K.
    • one review

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

  17. Christian H.
    Christian H.
    • one review

    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.

  18. Tom G.
    Tom G.
    • one review

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

  19. Asaf  n.
    Asaf n.
    • 4 reviews

    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

  20. Veronica P.
    Veronica P.
    • 23 reviews

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

More 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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