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La Festa

#325 of 3,135 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Jordaan
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Hazenstraat 64, 1016 SR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 428 4436
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 16:00 - 23:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

We chose La Festa as we just fancied pizza and a glass of wine on our last night in Amsterdam so looked up Trip Advisor to see what was recommended. Other diners seemed to be a mix of locals and tourists like us. Pizzas were tasty and filling, house wine very acceptable, service friendly, pleasant atmosphere. Definitely recommend.

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1 Thank redqueen
Concorezzo, Italy
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2013

It's a good pizza for my opinion, but the restaurant is not italian. The menu' has a lot of language mistakes and the staff is not itlalian, but they are nice people. It's not expensive for Amsterdam, so I invite you to go there if you want a good pizza.

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Thank Brioluk
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Arrived on a busy Saturday evening but managed to bag the last available table! Would definatley recommend finding this place if you're in the area. A nice break from the generic tourist fare around leiseplein etc! Really good steak and pasta and very good portion sizes. Reasonable prices as well!

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Thank Ashg87
Hod HaSharon, HaMerkaz, Israel
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We ate in a couple of restaurants in Amsterdam and La Festa was the best restaurant we ate in. Amazing Italian food, nice warm place and super nice crew!

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Thank Ori G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2013

If you visit Amsterdam you must make a trip to this fabulous wee restaurant! We stumbled across it by accident and soooo glad that we did. A cosy wee place with a lovely buzz to it,a very,very warm welcome from the restaurant staff,fantastic food (pizza and pasta just to die for) at reasonable prices. You got to go!!

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Thank 73SONIC
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Our first night in Amsterdam; went here for dinner and were very pleased. Good service, great banter with the waitress and excellent food; fresh, tasty and creative.

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Thank Rob R
Eastern Finland, Finland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

We chose this place because the recommendations and we did not disapoint. Main courses were good and desserts were more than expected both in taste and size.

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1 Thank Tatu T
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2013

We found this restaurant by accident and a stroke of good luck! The food was delicious and totally faultless, chicken was the best I've ever tasted (I had the fillet). Pizza dough was very light and authentic too. They have an excellent wine menu, we opted for merlot which was also very good. The lady who looked after us was... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

It's off the beaten track slightly but so worth it. The food was all beautiful and service was excellent, I'd definitely go back. The house wine was also lovely. Be warned though when eating the steak, they don't ask about how you want it cooked it comes rare every time. This was fine for me as I like it as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 August 2013 via mobile

We visited the restaurant with our three children on a hot day. The place is not air conditioned nor does it have a fan and it was quite hot inside. Beside this, the food and service were very good and all of us enjoyed a nice Italian dinner. Good place to go to for lunch or dinner.

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$31
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hazenstraat 64, 1016 SR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan
  • Neighbourhood: Jordaan
  • Phone Number: +31 20 428 4436
Description
Our restaurant has been a landmark in the Jordaan neighbourhood for almost 20 years, where it is known for making both local guests and tourists feel immediately welcome with its warm and friendly service.

Our dishes are simple, fresh, flavourful and well priced. We offer a range of pizza and pasta dishes as well as an extensive selection of meat or fish courses, all accompanied with the perfect Italian wine.

Our restaurant is always full of people drawn to its winning combination of delicious food, reasonable prices and intimate ambience, we recommend that reservations be made between Thursday and Saturday.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Jordaan

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Jordaan
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll through this especially convivial warren of narrow streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and quality galleries. Historically a haven for the working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is better known as an enclave for artists and designers. As popular as the Jordaan is as a destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, the area never feels particularly touristy or overrun with outsiders. A highlight even for long-time Jordaan residents, be sure to accept any invitation to step within one of the area’s beloved courtyards or to have a sneak peek inside one of its many working studios.
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