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Ponte Arcari

#721 of 3,136 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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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In the canal district you will find this small Italian restaurant at the corner of one of the famous canal streets. It is a small restaurant with limited menu, but this assures you of fresh and tasty dishes. If you want to go for dinner, it is better to make reservations, but for a late lunch or early dinner you... More 

Thank Maurice Q Q
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good italian food in the centre of Amsterdam nearby "Rembrandtplein" The friendly and accurate Staff is from Italy and make your visit worthwhile!

Thank ithos I
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Just off the train, didn't want to eat on Rembrandtplein, looking for nice restaurant that would take us in without a reservation. So glad we stumbled upon Ponte Acari, charming little italian, small menu (always worry when you come across a menu that offers too much choice...) and very friendly staff. Great House wine and pleasant atomsphere, well worth the... More 

Thank supres6
Houston, Texas
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Our return trip to Ponte Arcari exceeded our expectations. We had been anticipating it since we were there in January. We enjoyed it so much we went both of the two nights that we were in Amsterdam. Small, quaint (only 10 tables), great service, excellent food. Best beef carpaccio I have ever had anywhere. We will be back soon. Thank... More 

Thank bryan9661
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109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The title says it all. On a corner in a lovely part of Amsterdam is this small and cosy Italian restaurant with very friendly and informal staff. We had two great starters followed by good mains. The food is fresh and full of Mediterranean flavours. We were given a fantastic tiramisu-like desert 'on the house' which confirmed all the more... More 

Thank DiBoS
Houston, Texas
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

My friend and I were wondering the canal streets near Rembrandtplein when we literally stumbled upon Ponte Arcari. After a quick peek at the menu in the outside display I peered through the window and noticed that all of the 10 or so tables were full (the universal indication of a good restaurant). We wondered off to the sports bar... More 

Thank bryan9661
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I believe we came at the wrong day here as we wanted to sit outside, but were first told that was not possible. Then we sat inside and there was a party of 12 people there that were very noisy. The room itself is not noise proofed at all, and even if the American party was just having a good... More 

Thank Fredrik G
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Hi, Had dinner at this place with my girlfriend and best friend plus his girlfriend. Really nice people, good Italian food and wines! Prices are really good, especially for the size of the portions. Not cheap, but you get great value for money. Go there and have a good time! Probably a good idea btw to make reservations. It's not... More 

Thank Roderick v
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Simple, delicious, cosy and quaint. Just walk in and get a table. if they are full, just try the next day. The owner is great, and the food is great and good value. Just a fun place to have a very relaxed informal dinner in a nice part of town.

Thank C B
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We could smell the food from the street and went for an early dinner, it was delicious. Would highly recommend!!

Thank Melliphet

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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, European, Mediterranean
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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