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Noordeinde 23 | 2311 CA, 2311 CA, Leiden, The Netherlands
18:00 - 22:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

A five-course dinner for seven people; many dietary restrictions. Yet all five courses came out excellent, with surprising and very pleasant combinations of ingredients. The wine pairings were spectacular. Very good service. In short, a wonderful experience.

Thank Stefan L
Leiden, The Netherlands
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132 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We were there for boxing day to celebrate a very special birthday so I was determined to find something really great. There were not a lot of restaurants open and this seemed the best one. At first, I was a bit disappointed by the place as it looked quite simple. The feeling did not last. We had a surprise five-course... More 

Thank Kelilans
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

I would definitely recommend having dinner at la Diva. I had planned a business dinner there with a group of 15 people (internationals). We were very welcomed. The surprise menu was fantastic and the staff took all the dietary requirements of our guests into consideration. Prices were really fair for the culinary meal you get. It has a very nice... More 

Thank Joul21
1 review
Reviewed 6 November 2015

The food was original, made with a lot of creativity. But beware: the price indication of Seatme of 20-30 euros is very wrong. For three people we paid 159 euro (standard menu plus a couple of drinks). That was a very unpleasant surprise at the end of the dinner (they don't have menus with prices). The service was excellent.

Thank Jetse de V
The Netherlands
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245 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

This restaurant doesn't have a menu - you simply tell them how many courses you would like, and they ask you if there's anything you really can't have/don't like. Lot's of little dishes, so not for people who like a big solid meal, but I was absolutely stuffed after choosing the four-course option - I was actually planning on the... More 

Thank Yvonne O
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

We had 4 entries and wine chosen by the chef. At the beginning we were scared of not having enough food, but after all the entries we were satisfied. Not too much food, just enough. Wine chosen was good except the second entry (a white wine) which wasn't great. Beside this,food quality was excellent (I don't like fish and they... More 

Thank BefanoPagano
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

We really enjoyed the meal there. It's a small restaurant with only about 12-small tables and 3-people working. Set menu (no choice) but the food was tasty, well done and exceeded our expectations. Nice atmosphere with the service and place.

Thank Maldo868
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2013

I had dinner at La Diva with a friend. There is no menu, you will get whatever the cook feels like, but they will ask you if there is anything you don't like or don't want to eat. The food was really good and portions are fine! We had the 4 course dinner, with salmon as appetizer, white fish as... More 

Thank Chantal_Verbeek
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

La Diva is a wonderful small restaurant in the center of Leiden. There is no menu, you eat what the chef has chosen. We had a lovely venison menu for an extremely reasonable price. Make sure that you have plenty of time, as there is only one chef to take care of all tables; in our case this led to... More 

Thank Karlijn V
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113 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Here you have excellent food for a nice price. There is no menu but dinner is freshly prepared every day. You can say what you don't like or allergies etc. It is a small restaurant for people who like a quiet but inspiring dinner.

Thank dutchmanHolland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, European, French, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Noordeinde 23 | 2311 CA, 2311 CA, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31715661298
071 566 12 98

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?