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Dit knus ingerichte Italiaanse restaurant bestaat al tien jaar en een bezoek aan deze zaak brengt je voor heel even in la dolce vita sferen. Bereid je maar voor op een avond vol met Italiaanse gastvrijheid, Italiaanse wijnen en mooie gerechten uit Italië. Inmiddels weten veel vaste gasten deze Italiaanse spot te vinden en dat heeft mede te maken met de toewijding waarmee dit restaurant gerund wordt door eigenaresse Alexandra en haar team vol met Italianen. Alexandra: ‘Dit restaurant is geen werk, het is zelfs geen hobby, het is pure passie.’

Het zonnetje laat zich vanaf ongeveer 17.00 uur zien op het terras van Ciro Passami l’Olio. Een fijne plek om op warme zomeravonden een pasta’tje te eten. Een secondo kan natuurlijk ook en natuurlijk sluit je de avond af met iets zoets.

Geschreven door: Susam Pang van BySam.nl

Fotografie door: Susam Pang van BySam.nl

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Chef's recommendations

Average price €40 Special request

Scores & Reviews

Fabulous
8.9/10
based on 261 reviews
Only customers who have gone to the restaurant after booking on TheFork can make a review.
Food :8.9/10
Service :8.6/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Grigorios V.
    • 8 reviews
    4.5/10

    Main course too heavy and salty. Starters very good.

  2. Marc T.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Best sgroppino ever! Loved the lobster pasta and the octopus starter. Lovely service. Italian feel. We will be back!

  3. Smit V.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Super!!!

  4. Devin D.
    • one review
    10/10

    great place

  5. Maxim V.
    • one review
    9/10

    ????

  6. Luisa R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very very nice atmosphere. Excellent food! Absolutely excellent! Highly recommending it.

  7. Carol B.
    • one review
    4/10

    We have been coming to this restaurant for THREE years — it is our regular Friday night routine — but tonight this restaurant made it clear that we were no more valued than a walk-in from the street despite having made an online booking over a week in advance. We were told to leave because they were full. Shocked. No other word for it. If we’re being honest, Ciro has been on a slow downhill slide — apparently a founding partner left for Thailand and never came back and now they have lost all their loyal staff from when we started going there and restructured the menu (not to the better), and to say the service is chaotic is a huge understatement. All the best, Ciro Passimi del Olio, but we don’t have high hopes for your future...

  8. Liora S.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Booked this restaurant after reviewing feedbacks on tripadvisor. It is a good Italian restaurant (not a pizzzeria). Everything was good and we have really no complaints about the food, the service or quality. But I have to admit I was hoping for more inspiring dishes and plating. It was good but not excellent. Also, they are not shy on wine prices (the lowest was 30 euros and most from 50 euros and up). All in all we did have a nice meal with good wine and good service so, no complaints.

  9. Iwan B.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    The inside of the restaurant was dressed really nice, and gave me the wow feeling (this is also partly due the Christmas balls they had hanging from the ceiling). nothingness, the food spoke for itself and just left me surprised as wel. Friendly service and one of the better restaurants I've been lately. definitely going to return here more often.

  10. Maria Laura F.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Very food and original Italian restaurant. For a moment I forgot to be in Amsterdam. I had octopus as starter and then porcini tagliatelle: amazing!!!

  11. Alessandro C.
    • 29 reviews
    9/10

    This is an authentic Italian restaurant.

  12. Roberta C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Nice and friendly staff, nice Place and wonderful food!! We spent a very romantic evening there with incredibile dishes! Just to suggest!

  13. Panisa W.
    • one review
    8/10

    I just wonder Why Cash not available to change for a tourist who holding cash while on a holiday

  14. Amanda K.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We had such an amazing meal here! The staff was attentive, personable and really helpful. The food was absolutely amazing and the overall experience has us looking forward to going back! I could eat lobster pasta and lamb meatballs until I explode ;) Thank you Ciro restaurant for such a wonderful experience!

  15. Armijn V.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    One of the best Italian restaurants in town

  16. Thomas J.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Very good!

  17. Lois V.
    • one review
    10/10

    Had a lovely dinner, great authentic Italian food and ambiance, kind staff

  18. Francesco G.
    • 5 reviews
    9/10

    Very nice atmosphere, true italian cuisine and very nice wines. A bit expensive, but it's definitely worth it.

  19. Taco W.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Personal attention and food was very good. Scroppino’s fresly made and lovely. Highly to be recommended.

  20. Fabiano M.
    • 6 reviews
    9.5/10

    great restaurant with great food and very welcoming hosts.

Practical information

How to get to the restaurant

Tweede Helmersstraat 3, 1054 CA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

About the restaurant

In Ciro’s kitchen only those cooks who cook with passion are welcome. The best ingredients need to get the best preparation. Sometimes live at your table. Who doesn’t know the laws of the Italian hospitality, will be amazed by the extra clean glasses. But after visiting Ciro ... Passami L'olio! You’ll never want something else. The dishes look great. The top wines from Italy are well presented.

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