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“Dissapointing”
Review of Caffe 500

Caffe 500
Ranked #1,844 of 4,182 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: De Pijp
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Nice looking little restaurant, very much Italian atmosphere. Small menu, but something for everyone. However a few dissapointments. 1. antipasto was all cramped on one too small plate. The octopus juice side to side with tortilla and cheese, which now tasted like octopus. Not tasty, especialy for the vegetarian on the table. 2. Main was filet which was mediocre. Too rare (no cuison was asked) and just not very impressive for the money. 3. The housewine (red) was very nice but service a bit too slow. Given the mid level pricetag, we were dissapointed.

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Reviewed 26 June 2013

We stopped into Caffe 500 for a glass of wine and light snack. This place is for real. Authentic Italian from Umbria. We shared a combo antipasto plate, with salami, salmon, grilled veggies, bruschetta, mozzarella, hams, others wonderful delicacies. Very nice surprise. In a nice museum quarter neighborhood. Sat at the bar so had an opportunity to chat with the wait staff.

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Thank Nsquared321
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

Simple but deliciously tasty dishes, the ingredients obviously carefully selected. Limited but quite adequate choices for each of the four courses, antipasti, pasta, main and dolci.
We were four, thus enabling us to order and try each of the four choices on offer, (not the pasta...too much).
Would recommend mixing and matching in this way, you'll be very pleased that you had the chance to sample each dish.
The welcome and service throughout the evening was both charming and attentive, the atmosphere warm and friendly.
Essential to book, the restaurant's small and popular.
Cooking doesn't need to be fancy to be delicious, wish we had a Café 500 near us in SW London!
Can't wait to return on our next visit.

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Thank sigoLondon
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

This is a little gem that you will easily walk by if you don't know it's there. Centrally located on the Albert Cuypstraat, this family-run Italian restaurant lures you in with a real Fiat 500 in the window display. Beyond that lies a place where the welcome is warm, and the food authentic, fresh & high-quality.

I would recommend taking the mixed antipasti, which offers a wonderful combination of flavours. The host & chef are an Italian couple, who can give great recommendations about wine & food.

Allow yourself to order a nice bottle of wine, another one if you're feeling like having a long and lavish dinner, and then top it off with an espresso + limoncello.

Go once, and you'll want to take good friends & family again shortly thereafter!

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Thank Rocket X
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

In the De Pijp area, next to loads of restaurants, burger bars, cocktail bars, cafes and the famous street market and Heineken Brewery, this little Italian gem (with a real Fiat 500 in the window), situated just behind a tram stop on the Albert Cuypstraat, is a real find! Owned by a couple from Umbria / Rome, this is real Italian food and drinks. Food is great, atmosphere (thanks to the great staff) is even better! Price quality is also very good! Tip, kitchen is open till late (11pm/midnight) and they have a bar where you can eat (which is great if you are alone of with the two of you)!

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Thank AMS020
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