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Il Boccalino, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Il Boccalino, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Ilboccalino - Il Boccalino, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Ilboccalino - Il Boccalino, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Il Boccalino, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland

Il Boccalino

4.3
4.3
43 Reviews
€30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Il Boccalino. We look forward to serving you soon!

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    020 638 8244
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Edward Amin

What 43 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Amsterdam

    Most Booked

  • Centrum

    Most Booked

43 Reviews
  1. MarsReg

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Heerlijk klein, knus Italiaans restaurant in hartje Amsterdam, met authentieke Italiaanse kok en bediening. Je merkt de passie, de ziel en proeft de zaligheid die zij in hun gerechten stoppen. De bediening en service is top. Zijn al oaar keer eerder geweest, kwaliteit blijft van hoog niveau en uuh! het wordt n beetje een vaste prik om daar te eten, wanneer wij in de stad zijn.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came in because it’s a cute little local spot and it did not disappoint! Kind and friendly service and amazing food!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food. Service was quick. Good atmosphere inside. Would definitely recommend.

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  4. MarcoP

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ein authentisches Lokal mit sehr gutem Essen. Die weibliche Bedienung war deutlich organisierter als der Mann im Service, beide aber sehr bemüht und fleißig. Ein echter Geheimtipp, wenn man gutes, italienisches Essen genießen möchte. Auch für vegetarische und vegane Ernährung gibt es hier ein gutes und schmackhaftes Angebot. Wir haben uns in der "lauschigen" Atmosphäre sehr wohlgefühlt und es durfte gelacht werden.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived within the reservation window, but the restaurant had given away our table. I had a party of 6, including 2 customers. I was embarrassed that we couldn’t be seated. The owner offered no explanation and no apology. The restaurant was small and crowded. Some of my other colleagues just happened to be in the restaurant and stayed to have their meal. They said the food was terrible, as was the service. We found another Italian restaurant nearby, Sardegna, which was outstanding, and we had a great meal. I don’t recommend that anyone go to Il Boccalino EVER! Hopefully, they will go out of business and quit wreaking havoc on Amsterdam’s dining public.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were travelling and we’re staying in Dam square where everything seems a bit pricey so we decided to venture out 15 minutes to your restaurant that had great reviews …. Now we know why !! Thank you for cooking us a great home cooked meal in a lovely quiet atmosphere! We are from Canada and love friendly people and great service , you provided it all and then some ! Well done ❤️

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  7. CameronS

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great Italian food at a good value in Amsterdam. Convenient location and cozy interior. Bottle of red wine we received was too warm and had to request ice for it. Service was attentive at times but restaurant is generally understaffed. Overall we had a good dining experience.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in Amsterdam for two nights. The first night we ate at II Boccalino was such an amazing experience that we went back the second night which is unheard of us while traveling, but this place was one of the best Italian restaurants we have ever experienced. The Chefs special was amazing as well as the other dishes we tried. The owner was so attentive. The second night he had made us a large Tiramisu for six for us at no charge and he shared a shot of liqueur with us. I can’t wait to travel back again for another night of amazing food.

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  9. chascrosby

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent - and the homemade Tiramisu was the best I have ever had! This small family restaurant was a great find for us, as tourists who wanted a small casual and affordable place to have Italian!

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  10. DFS100000

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great but the experience ended strangely when the waiter asked us for cash (despite having done credit cards for others) and when we replied we had none he said that his charge machine rejected all four of our separate cards (and two of mine). We ended up paying with collected US dollars. It seems to me that it was bear closing and they just wanted the off the books cash.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and plentiful. Quaint restaurant with good atmosphere.

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  12. alex

    New York City

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    While pasta was decent, meat was terrible. Have to remember not to order steaks in Italian restaurants. One person in the party of 4 got her plate about 5-7 minutes before anyone ese. Two orders were mistaken in terms of what kind of pasta flavor was ordered (tomato vs no tomato) one person appetizer was delivers after main course. While the owner was apologetic, no concessions were made, the final check listed all the items, no freebies.

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  13. DavidL

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great authentic experience overall. The food was good - the service was great I love this quaint, lively spot.

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  14. Nana

    Atlanta Metro

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing, the owner was super nice and always attentive, would definitely come back if I visit Amsterdam again.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Authentic Italian restaurant. Service was good and food was lovely. The garlic mushrooms were to die for and the bruschetta was a very large portion. Pizza crust was light with lots of topping and lasagne was very tasty. House red wine was also good. Very welcoming and would thoroughly recommend.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Goed Italiaans eten voor een hele mooie prijs. Leuke ruimte in hartje Amsterdam

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  17. LukeW

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Not the warmest of welcomes. Place is a little run down but did not come for the decor. House wine is best avoided - tasted like someone was missing the antifreeze from their car! Pizza was ok but nothing more than that. Was cheap but, if honest, is best avoided.

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  18. HannahF

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This little family run Italian is so authentic and serves delicious food! I had a gluten free base pizza and even it was tasty!

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  19. HenrietteK

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Gezellig, knus, informeel. Prima voor een pizza of pasta. Ondanks dat het razend druk was en alle tafeltjes bezet, werd het eten redelijk snel geserveerd. Alleen verwarring over reservering, er leek sprake te zijn van dubbele boekingen

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  20. VaniaT

    Adelaide

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We made our booking through open table but the maître d was quite rude when we arrived & pointed our party of four to a table with two seats and hardly any space. The food was delicious but the service was terrible, up to the point where he realised we were actually ordering a range of drinks, dessert etc. Mainly because we were on holiday and wished to treat ourselves. At the end he stated the service fee was not included, which I found strange as it was the first restaurant in Amsterdam that had stated that. Being Australian, it is not customary for us to tip, but we added 10% because of his information. I think he decided we were American tourists keen to tip. Later, I checked online and realised it is Dutch law to give a full bill in a restaurant and not require a tip. So, beware, this obnoxious man preys upon tourists. It was the only meal in Amsterdam that left me feeling unhappy. Everyone else we met was so kind & polite & friendly.

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  21. BurakD

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was easier to access then accepted. Food is really tasty however the restaurant needs a renewal.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    FABULOUS! Delicious pizzas and the very finest ingredients. Great service, go above and beyond!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Got there and the owner said no longer serving food even though OpenTable let me book a reservation.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. Jamie

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    After making a reservation through Open table we were told by a rather rude waiter that we couldn’t dine that evening as they had no tables.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. CynthiaP

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great friendly neighborhood restaurant Great food and service. So glad I didn’t believe the negative nellies

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  26. FoodFan

    San Diego

    153 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food excellent service Beautiful spot Highly recommend

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  27. LynnB

    Toronto

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. A little gem

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  28. patrickd9

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very nice place with a good selection of Italian basics at a reasonable price. Service was also good. The restaurant was not very busy which can be a plus in a very busy area.

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  29. ScottB

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly staff and lovely food, small and quiet but perfect for a lovely meal

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  30. lAURA

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OPENTABLE ALLOWED ME TO BOOK A TABLE BUT THE RESTAURANT WAS CLOSED.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service and great value!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Zoals in andere recensies stond: typisch Italiaans. Goed eten gecombineerd met ‘Fawlty towers’ achtige toestanden. Een leuke ervaring die ons verblijf in Amsterdam verrijkte.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waited over an hour for just the appetizer, which was a soup. The one server was clearly stressed and we felt really bad for her but the establishment should hire a busser/runner to not overwork her.

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  34. ChristopherB

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice family run Italian. You have to be prepared family style service, but just go with it.....it works. Uncomplicated. Loved it !

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  35. MDHall

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    They had just reopened after renovations so it was a little weird. I do wish that would have been disclosed on the front end, but overall, the staff was super friendly and I expect as they finish up the final touches, the overall experience will improve.

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  36. DutchTravellers

    Amsterdam

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Just plain good Italian cooking. A bit of a little long wait before the food arrived, but worth it.

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  37. WSM42

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Small Italian restaurant in the heart of Amsterdam, not sure what to expect when we walked in, but the food was great, at very reasonable prices, our waiter recommended a great wine, their tiramisu with a serving of limoncello to end the evening was perfect, highly recommended.

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  38. amazingdinner

    Las Vegas

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Place is a little dated but i liked it, just need to work on the service.

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  39. PietroC

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place and amazing Italian food. The service was very friendly and they got excellent options for Italian wines. Many options also are suitable for vegetarians, vegans and the gluten-free diet. I had a very good bufala avocado pizza and it was great, the next time I will try some pasta dishes. The restaurant has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Price is very honest and the location is just in the centre of Amsterdam.

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  40. DavidWallace

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We chose this restaurant based on the the previous strong reviews, and we were sadly disappointed. Our group had an array of entrees including pizza, pasta and salad and non of them rated above two stars. The service was SLOW and not attentive. There was only one waiter for the entire restaurant. Avoid this place. There are MUCH better restaurants in Amsterdam!

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FAQs

Il Boccalino does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Il Boccalino is rated 4.3 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Il Boccalino

Utrechtsestraat 133, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1017

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Grachtengordel
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Amsterdam, Prinsengracht
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Edward Amin
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
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