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Oresti's Taverna

#202 of 3,038 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
De Pijp
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Daniel Stalpertstraat 93-95 | 1072XD, 1072 XD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 422 2742
17:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 03:00
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Antalya, Turkey
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

atmosphere and service were very good but foods were so so. we ordered several small starters none of them very special. if you like something mix from mediteranien you can choise this place but don't expect too much very average kitchen

Thank okural
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant serves a large selection of Spanish, Italian, Greek and Turkish tapas/mezes. Typically, if you are in a group, everyone choses 2 or 3 dishes and you all share. There was 5 of us and we ordered 13 tapas in total. We would have been fine with 10, but there were just too many great tapas to choose from.... More 

Thank jjw1969
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

In the heart of Amsterdam's hottest district De Pijp you can enjoy southern delicious food from the Mediterrenean. A mix of mostly Greek and Spanish dishes and great wine are the recipe for a lovely dinner. We kept on ordening and left with a happy feeling. Next time we're in town, Oresta is on our menu!

1 Thank ibizafans
Crawley, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Oresti's is special. The food is authentic. I mean *really* authentic. We live some of the year in Andalusia, Spain; as a result we know what really good Spanish tapas is supposed to taste like. You can get this here. We have also travelled a lot in Greece so we know the local food. Again. You can get this here.... More 

1 Thank luke w
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Our taxi driver took us to this restaurant and he even made the booking by phone. Honestly we had a great time as we are both lovers of Mediterranean cuisine be it Greek/Turkish/Italian/libanese/Syrian. We just love it. The food was amazing and the service immaculate. I am certain that we will come again before our departure back home

1 Thank gregory579
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Booked a table for two online - Reservation was confirmed the following day. Very nice restaurant , friendly staff who took their time to introduce the menu and the specials. We had 5 plates between the two of us and a bottle of wine. The bill including tip was less than 50 euros which was very reasonable. Good quality food... More 

1 Thank KiwiKent
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went Twice in 4 day stay because it was Just BRILLIANT. Food, Staff, Atmosphere, all were first class. Everybody we spoke to in the Taverna had been many times before and no wonder A real mix of dishes with a tapas flavour. Tip: Book on a Friday, it was packed !!!! Overall Brilliant

2 Thank 618Gazza
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Had a pleasant diner of small plates of authentic (we are) Greek food. The wine selection could have been better. The Greek wine was limited and overpriced. The Sicilian wine was fairly priced.

Thank Peter P
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The second we walked in Oresti himself was there to greet us in a big, friendly way. We were immediately at ease then and the wonderful service continued. I have recently moved to Amst and a friend was visiting for her birthday and we couldn't have asked for a nicer reception. The food was excellent (if I'm being REALLY picky... More 

Thank jamespiece
Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I made a group booking for 22 of my colleagues who were in Amsterdam for the weekend. I wanted a venue that was warm and hospitable, with great food, good wine and where the staff were really comfortable catering to a big group. Orestis and his team gave us a wonderful welcome and every single dish on our "surprise menu"... More 

1 Thank MClasen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$31
Mediterranean, Spanish, Greek, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Daniel Stalpertstraat 93-95 | 1072XD, 1072 XD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > De Pijp
  • Neighbourhood: De Pijp
  • Phone Number: +31 20 422 2742
Oresti's Taverna is a Mediterranean café and restaurant. We serve suprising dishes and tastefull wines from various countries around the Mediterranean Sea. Upon entry you will be accompanied by the smells, noise and you'll feel immediately at home due to the decor and the Mediterranean atmosphere. We hope to see you soon!

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De Pijp
Bustling Albert Cuypstraat serves as the main drag through De Pijp and the location for Albert Cuyp Market, the largest and most famous of Amsterdam’s many outdoor markets. Beyond this sometimes-frantic thoroughfare, tiny lanes beckon urban explorers in search of the latest trends and hidden gems. Nearly half the residents living in De Pijp are foreigners and a good number of them are students. Here you'll find a multitude of ethnic restaurants, great cafes and bars, and a brilliant array of locally owned shops, all catering to a broad range of budgets and tastes.
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