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“The great pizza place!”
Review of Il Sogno Amsterdam

Il Sogno Amsterdam
Ranked #369 of 3,806 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$16
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Centrum
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“The great pizza place!”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

This is currently my favourite place where we go at least once a week (perhaps tonight as well?). So I was even a little reluctant to write a review, as the place is small and sometimes it is already hard to find a place on busy days. And you cannot reserve.

Anyway, the bottom line: their pizza is really great! To tell the truth, I am not even a big fan of pizza. Outside Italy I was finding pizza usually frustrating, and in Italy, there are always too many other tempting things. But pizza here is just the way it should be, I think. Especially if you like pizzas with thin crust. And there is not much of an alternative for a pizza in this place (though their spinach ravioli/tortellini were pretty good as well). My favourite one is their special, Il Sogno pizza. But, I think, I (and my wife, and my kid) liked (too a larger or less degree) all 4-5 kinds I tried there.

I also like the atmosphere -- it is extremely informal, you can read books they sell, browse their shop, etc and have great food at the same time! From outside it does not look like much, you might not even realise that you can have food there. But try! However, if you like only formal restaurants, that's certainly not for you.

I can also recommend their house wine, often in Amsterdam ordering house wine is not a very good idea, as you get some undrinkable mess. Here, it is quite a decent wine, both red and white. And at a right price (since I do not even remember the price).

I have only one a very minor complain, but this is about the shop rather than the restaurant: the choice of red wines for sale is a bit narrow, and I was not too excited about them.White and rosé were fine. And the reds are not bad, they are fine everyday wines (see the comment about house wine) but just a little boring. But this might be subjective though.

And, oh, yes -- almost forgot. Their cannolis and tiramisu (I suspect both are home-made) are pretty good too! If you can manage them after a pizza.

I think during the days they are open for snacks (panini?) but never tried these here.

  • Visited April 2014
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“Perfetto”
Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

The Pizza and Tiramisu are excellent, everything fresh and homemade, really nice staff and a young italian cook,

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Amsterdam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Good, simple, pizza place in the center of town”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Ask for extra tomato sauce and mozzarella di bufala cheese on your pizza, and order the salami picante (spicy salami) or the il sogno pizza. Very good, and made to order while you wait. Very thin crust pizza in a cute little shop. Nice enough.

  • Visited January 2014
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“Mmmmhhh delicious!”
Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

Very friendly staff, delicious pizza, great wine and the best Tiramisu ever!!! Savour the taste of Italy in Amsterdam!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The best pizza in Amsterdam”
Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

An authentic place to eat pizza or homemade pasta the italian way, with great ingredients and a nice, sympathetic staff. Worth the visit!

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