9.5/10
Excellent
based on 842 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
  1. Fabrizio D.
    Fabrizio D.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We have been in the restaurant during our holidays in Amsterdam, found the place well recommended from few people. The ambience is very nice, cosy and makes me feel in Italy. Then the food: great and fresh products, the Burratina was just amazing and milky; And the Pastas “TOP”, well cooked and very tasty. The service was very attentive and cool! I highly recommend it! Thanks a lot Guys

  2. Raphael D.
    Raphael D.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    After living in Amsterdam for less than a year, I have finally found THE best Italian restaurant in town! Really cozy atmosphere with dimmed lights, in a beautiful area. Amazing service, staff is really good, multilingual and friendly, they cook some of the dishes in front of you (including spaghetti flambe in a large wheel of parmesan with Brandy Vecchia Romagna), the selection of wine is absolutely fine with wines ranging 20 to 60 Eur. Definitely a place I will visit many times from now! I recommend without any doubt!

  3. Emily L.
    Emily L.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    We have been to many Italien restaurants, but this one is one of the most impressive one. Not only because the meal types and delicious taste, but also the table side cooking! ( the waiting time between salad and main dish is a little too long....)

  4. Natsiri C.
    Natsiri C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very good food and good service. Will definitely come back again next time. Restaurant atmosphere is very nice and cozy. The owner and staffs are very friendly.

  5. Paolo V.
    Paolo V.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food, cosy relaxed nice setting, super kind staff. We loved it!

  6. Estelle A.
    Estelle A.
    • one review
    10/10

    My favorite italian restaurant in town. Welcoming and service are really good. The food is amazing and I like the atmosphere. You need to book in advance to get a spot it's always full.

  7. Kate H.
    Kate H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Absolutely outstanding again. I could eat everything off the menu for the rest of my life. Superb service, especially from the tall, smiley, Sicilian with the glasses!

  8. Nancy D.
    Nancy D.
    • one review
    10/10

    The restaurant put together a delicious chef's menu for us including a sampling of the appetizers that was outstanding.

  9. Alena D.
    Alena D.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Had an amazing birthday dinner at PepeNero! Great atmosphere, amazing food and very friendly service. Definitely wasn't our last time. Thank you so much!

  10. Dirk W.
    Dirk W.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    PepeNero is the ultimate Italian restaurant in the Netherlands. Great ambiance and a classic menu. If you’re a millennial hipster looking for novelty this restaurant might not be perfect for you, but everybody that truly loves Italian cuisine owes it to themselves to pay them a visit.

  11. Guillaume m.
    Guillaume m.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Best Italian restaurant in Amsterdam

  12. Laura b.
    Laura b.
    • 23 reviews
    10/10

    Gorgeous food, amazing service. Strongly suggested

  13. Jean-Marie H.
    Jean-Marie H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious!

  14. Johanneke v.
    Johanneke v.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Was top!

  15. Khalid A.
    Khalid A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great staff and amazing risotto collection

  16. Simon B.
    Simon B.
    • one review
    9/10

    The food was excellent. Between 4 of us we had a mix of most of the antipasti for starters and they were very good quality - the ingredients were superb, so he overall effect was great. For mains we covered pesce, carne and pasta and all were superb, often with a slight twist in what was expected (the pesto, for example, was less punchy than usual, more subtle and more enjoyable for that). The service was a bit slow - it took about 40 minutes from ordering to receiving the first course - but that did not detract from the meal. A lovely meal, great quality and well cooked. I hope to come back some day.

  17. Pieter F.
    Pieter F.
    • 21 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food and service. It is essential to make a reservation before.

  18. Vlada S.
    Vlada S.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Cozy restaurant with beautiful interior and warm lighting. Food was great.

  19. Freek B.
    Freek B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    As always amazing food, very good service and beautiful pairing wine. We’ve had the mixed anti pasti which was great, then the owner came to me to tell me he had lamb rack fresh delivers apart from the menu and that was amazing. Pasta vongole was amazing as well as my Italian friend told me. Thumbs up!

  20. Francisco P.
    Francisco P.
    • 43 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent meal with very nice service

  21. Yomi T.
    Yomi T.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Really delicious food. Best Italian restaurant in Amsterdam. We went to Italy in the summer and the food in Risto Enoteca PepeNero is even better. The staff is really friendly, we only come twice a year (because we have to save money as students to go out for dinner) and they still remember us. They even gave us advice to reheat the food (I can never finish my plate but still order too much because everything is good). I would recommend the Antipasto misto alla PepeNero (per 2 personen) as appetizer because you can taste all the appetizers at once and then you will know how good they are. Plus the flambé spaghetti is amazing to eat and watch. All the desserts are good, but the Sgroppino is the best we ever had. So if you like Sgroppino then order here.

  22. Freek B.
    Freek B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Delicious food and great wines again and not to forget the great service! Grazie mille! Very authentic and beautiful products. Recommend it to everyone!

  23. Francesca R.
    Francesca R.
    • 21 reviews
    10/10

    Outstanding restaurant, certainly the best Italian restaurant in Amsterdam by far!

  24. Lorenzo M.
    Lorenzo M.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Great quality and atmosphere, for food, personnel and dishes. Great value and highly recommended

  25. Sawan M.
    Sawan M.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Wonderful experience, the food excellent the service is personal. The prices are very reasonable. My wife had the four course meal and I had steak with real truffles. All the dishes were super delicious, will definitely go back. Southern Italian cooking rules! :-)

  26. Aurora P.
    Aurora P.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    My first time today and honestly, I am already planing to visit this place very soon and also planing to arrange my birthday dinner with my family. Delicious food, warm atmosphere and amazing staff. Deffinately will be back again and recommend to friends and family.

  27. Simona C.
    Simona C.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Always a pleasure to eat at Risto Enoteca PepeNero! The atmosphere is gezellig, the service is exceptional and the food...oh, the food! This time I went with my traditional mix: melanzane alla parmigiana, spaghetti al parmigiano con pomodorini and sgroppino. The eggplant was coocked perfectly, the tomato perfectly seasoned and gooey cheese to top it of. The spaghetti brings the show: what can top pasta flambe in a large wheel of parmigiano? Maybe the sgroppino prepared at the table. Overall, as always, a great experience! Will come back for sure!

  28. Jean A.
    Jean A.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Great food and ambiance. Best Italian restaurant in Amsterdam. We had invited some friends to join us in our favourite Italian restaurant and they were very impressed ...., they were just back from a holiday in Puglia. And they found the Pepenero ‘experience’ fantastic.

  29. Simona C.
    Simona C.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Great food, authentic flavours, lovely service. Scroppino made at the table, lovely ravioli, clams were delicious. Gezellig atmosphere.

  30. Emel k.
    Emel k.
    • one review
    8/10

    Nice restaurant with a good selected choice of Italian dishes in the menu . Delicious oven baked egg plant parmigiana.

  31. Joe D.
    Joe D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent food. Amazing service, it’s like stepping into Southern Italy in the middle of Amsterdam. I’ve yet to have a course I didn’t love. You must try it if you are in town!

  32. Martin D.
    Martin D.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Table for 5. We ordered chef special 4 courses. Excellent wine choice (makes a big difference). Great starters to share, ravioli with pumpkin and walnut, sirloin with spinach and sgroppino as desert. Will have to come back in the near future.

  33. Nico v.
    Nico v.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    A wonderful ambiance with amazing food! Great way to spend the Sunday evening. We will definately go back!

  34. Margretha K.
    Margretha K.
    • one review
    10/10

    Absolute aanrader!

  35. Frederic A.
    Frederic A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Bravo !

  36. Sebastiaan R.
    Sebastiaan R.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Service was a little slow but picked up nicely. The staff members were friendly though. The interior is simple but cosy. You might have expected a little bit more with these prices but it’s not bad. The food was really good. It’s not a very cheap place but it seems the ingredients they use are very fresh. We had the shared starters (first thing on the menu) and for the mains we had pumpkin risotto and paccheri with mushrooms and sausage. All tasted good but especially the starters were excellent. The portions were also quite large.

  37. Adnan R.
    Adnan R.
    • one review
    10/10

    A hidden jewel, run by "real" Italians in Amsterdam. Authentic, in every sense, Italian restaurant in the capital of the Netherlands! The food, the service, the atmosphere, are outstanding, and the prices make it even more enjoyable! A balanced menue, fine wines, and Italian flair are a hard to beat combination. Difficult to think of a more accessible place to eat more than just a pizza and pasta in Amsterdam. Highly recommended.

  38. René M.
    René M.
    • 43 reviews
    9.5/10

    Excellent food and service, reasonably priced. Especially the antipasto misto is commendable.

  39. Soran P.
    Soran P.
    • one review
    10/10

    We ordered chef's special. It was amazing. Also the waiters were very friendly. We'll definitely revisit this place.

  40. Ottavia a.
    Ottavia a.
    • one review
    10/10

    I really felt at home.