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Oresti's Taverna

#240 of 3,092 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Neighbourhood:
De Pijp
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Daniel Stalpertstraat 93-95 | 1072XD, 1072 XD Amsterdam Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 422 2742
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17:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 03:00
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Cotswolds, UK
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a Sunday evening in February, so very, very quiet. However, staff still very attentive and happy to advise on choices, even to the extent of making sure you don't over order (easy to do!). Tapas style dishes were extremely tasty. Ambience/decor all very pleasant.

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Thank AlanCotswoldsUK
The Hague, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perfect combination of food, atmosphere and service! Great tapas with lots of variation - Manchego from Spain, Bougatsa from Greece and Vitello Tonato from Italy. The atmosphere is homey and welcoming, with warm interior and lighting. The perfect place for a cosy and nice dinner with friends and family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went two nights in a row the food is so good. The first night we met the owner and were served by both his lovely daughters the wine was selected from an Italian vineyard that only supply's this family and the food is all home made. The second night the owner had the staff thank us... More 

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Venice, Italy
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good but underachieving restaurant in a busy neighbourhood of Amsterdam. Important things first: Food is good and tasty. A nice selection of different dishes from Greece and Spain that you can enjoy with your wine. Though portions could be bigger, variety could be enriched and prices could be lower for what you get. The owner is very friendly and... More 

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Thank isparos9
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is something to say about a restaurant when the owner greets you and seats you at the table. Oresti showed us a great time staring from the appetizers to the main to dessert. The feta baked with honey and the tzatziki were really good. The filet mignon and souvlaki were grilled perfectly. This meal pared with our wine was... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 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

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 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 

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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!

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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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 

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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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$31
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 01:00
Monday
17:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 01:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Friday
17:00 - 03:00
Saturday
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Daniel Stalpertstraat 93-95 | 1072XD, 1072 XD Amsterdam Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > De Pijp
  • Neighbourhood: De Pijp
  • Phone Number: +31 20 422 2742
Description
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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