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City Hall Italian Bar & Bistro

Stadhuisplein 3, 2311 EJ, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 514 4055
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good51%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (22 reviews)
“antipasti” (5 reviews)
“tiramisu” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Stadhuisplein 3, 2311 EJ, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In a lovely location in Leiden. Stopped for Sunday lunch. Wonderful food and great selection of beers. Highly recommended if you are in Leiden.

Thank Mick C
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located within a Laiden city hall, one of the remarkable landmarks. The weather was not nice enough to have dinner outside, but it’s no doubt one of the nicest terraces around. I was told a new menu was introduced just on the...More

Thank beachstone2c
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Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The Service was excellent. After I realized how large the portions of the Antipasti was, I asked to change the Portion of my main menu, it was not a problem. I was sceptic as it is i a nice touristic spot, but food was good,...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

A relaxed sunny afternoon in Leiden with excellent Italian wine, creative bruschettas, delicious pastas and the service was friendly, flexible with customer queries and worked in the flow. Highly recommended.

Reviewed 16 June 2017

Delicious "slow food" soup, fresh salad and 'al dente' freshly, home-made pasta - as well as the best tiramisu I have ever tasted. All this topped with excellent service. We will most certainly be back.

1  Thank HappyDays828
Reviewed 16 June 2017

What a perfect evening at City Hall! Authentic Italian food at it's best combined with impeccable service. Lots of VERY tasty vegetarian options too. We enjoyed a delicious Zuppa di San Marzano pomodori, Insalata di panzanella, Penne pollo e pesto, Pappardelle alla Norma (with spicy...More

1  Thank Mcbholiday
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

A lovely meal with polite staff. The women kindly spoke to me in English recommending good vegetarian dishes.

Thank nazmataz
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This restaurant serves very run of the mill, though not certainly bad, Italian fare. I had pasta in a truffle sauce: my pasta was swimming in cream. Certainly edible but nothing particularly memorable. I would say the same about the place's overall ambience. My waitress...More

Thank Jorge37
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Loved the location in the old city hall of Leiden. Inside in the bar area they have text on the ceiling. The terrace was great with different kind of tables and benches. Something for everyone. The food was ok. Had a tomato soup which was...More

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The former town hall of Leiden now harbors a mid-price restaurant. The Italian food is very accessible, the young and enthusiastic crew is helpful. The wine list has a few interesting items. Sit and enjoy the public, the sun and the view.

Thank Hans S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stadhuisplein 3, 2311 EJ, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 514 4055
City Hall Italian Bar & BistroStadhuisplein 32311 EJ LEIDEN071 5144055
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