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Ponte Arcari

#773 of 2,992 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Herengracht 534, 1017 CG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 0853
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A cute&cosy Italian restaurant. Good food, good wine, good location and friendly staff. Such a cosy place. Really like it.

Thank Cadeaudore
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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248 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't believe I am reading that people had such terrible service! We had the most amazing, attentive service at Ponte Arcari! So extreme, that the servers kissed us! This restaurant is tiny, maybe 7-8 tables! The food is very fresh, traditional Neapolitan style Italian food. We had a party of 5 and they were very busy but accommodated our... More 

Thank karalyn84
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you already see a restaurant which claims to be Italian offering pasta with pesto and chicken, then start running. The scaloppina we took was not a scaloppina at all, but a fillet covered in a cheese and tartufo sauce, heavy and not tasty. The saltimbocca weren't too bad. When finally we had their "special home made" tiramisu, that was... More 

Thank Miriam A
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Small restaurant, nice atmosphere, great Italian food. Service very friendly and fast. I would recommend to choose one of the day's specials. When I went there, there were two pasta options and one fish of the day as the day's specials. I had the fish and it was really tasty.

Thank Camila_PD
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on our first night in Amsterdam. Small restaurant. The food was excellent however the service was terrible. I appreciate that they were busy and that there were only 3 of them doing everything but there was a marked difference in the service offered to different people. A group of 3 young females recieved prompt service while others were left... More 

Thank kathryn h
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Best Italian food ever! We both had the specials, me the lasagna in a porcine mushroom sauce, my wife had the sea bass. Excellent presentation! These two brothers have a passion for cooking that shows itself in all that they prepare. Small restaurant, maybe only seats 25-30. Size matters not. The ambiance, the friendship shown by Sam, the owner, was... More 

Thank Peter H
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Our First impression: fun, charming. Just as reviewers stated. Thehost ( owner?) was a character and seemed fun. We loved our seat with a view and the hustle bustle. But then we were FORGOTTEN. We couldn't even get the eye or attention of any server. No wine, no water. Just a menu and no service. Since the reviews are so... More 

Thank Skydiggy
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127 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The restaurant was recommended to us by our apartment host who lives down the street. It is a tiny place with only a few tables and a miniscule kitchen. It is amazing how they can prepare the great dishes they do in the small amount of space they have. There were 4 of us and we shared a plate of... More 

Thank Yiannaki-and-PP
Dallas, Texas
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100 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

On a nice corner, small inside, tables outside, Antipasto was wonderful, fresh buratta, fresh pastas, attentive service. Would come again!

1 Thank Michelle L
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Firstly the food is fantastic! Fresh and delicious. However, this restaurant was quite an experience!!! The main waiter was like Basil Fawlty and his helper waiter was Manuel. They were hilarious. The two teenagers with us couldn't believe how funny they were. The best bit was it was all fuelled by a genuine desire to provide good service. We will... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth235_12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Herengracht 534, 1017 CG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 625 0853

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