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Cinema Paradiso

#946 of 3,090 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Westerstraat 186, 1015 MR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 7344
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We found the wait staff extremely RUDE! And for this reason, I think I'd skip this restaurant on my next visit to Amsterdam. The food was very tasty, however a few of the dishes were literally "swimming" in sauce or oil making it a bit messy, so it was tasty but really nothing to rave about.

Thank Lorraine G
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Trendy italian restaurant with great setting and delicious Italian food. And service is friendly. You have to experience it...

Thank Rob V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I definitely recommend the raviolo with trufflesauce! It was delicious. It's a gorgeous restaurant which is fancy and intimate at the same time. Service was excellent. I'll definitely dine here again!

Thank mira_jnzn
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Went here based on a high rating at the Dutch restaurant rating site iens.nl. The were right, the restaurant offered excellent quality food and authentic Italian service. The only unfortunate thing was the fact that you could smell the toilets in the restaurant.

Thank PerWilson
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Highly recommending Cinema Paradiso if you are craving for some delicious Italian cuisine. I visited CP few times with different friends and everyone loves it. The service is fast and friendly, ambience is fancy but cosy and food is just amazing. My absolute favorite is sea bass from the oven and panna cotta. But don't forget to order some homemade... More 

Thank anahazler
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We were very disappointed by our recent visit to this very pretty restaurant. We decided to have an Italian meal on our recent visit to Amsterdam. We were intrigued by the name so we decided to go in. The inside is beautiful. There is a chandelier and booths which have little aquariums next to them. There is a silent old... More 

Thank snoopy1128
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Recommended by my travel guide, I decided to eat here on a Saturday evening. Cinema Paradiso is located in the Jordaan, a picturesque neighbourhood in Amsterdam, and I opted to sit outside to watch the (quiet) life passing by. With other restaurants either side, it is a relaxed atmosphere. I opted for the lasagne and wasn't disappointed; definitely the best... More 

Thank Kekeli A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the pizza's we had here however there are a few issues with this restaurant! The layout and décor is nice and the film playing in the background is a lovely touch. However, from the start our waiter was rather rude and abrupt but we decided to let this pass. Once we had finished our mains our plates were... More 

Thank alilli1
Beaconsfield, UK
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94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Worked through seven courses of Italian food, all were delicious. Some I hadn't tried before, but the service and quality were first class. The restaurant was a little quiet, which normally means something is not right, but in this case, maybe because it was midweek. Would recommend this to anyone to try.

Thank RickDen
Istanbul, Turkey
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

I have been there for dinner. All we had was very good. Atmospher was good. İt is one of the best İtalian restaurant I have eaten outside of İtaly. They dont make reservation. You can have good İtalian food and wines.

Thank yildirayerdogan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$53
Mediterranean, Italian, European, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
After-hours, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Westerstraat 186, 1015 MR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan
  • Neighbourhood: Jordaan
  • Phone Number: +31 20 623 7344
Enjoy authentic Italian food at Cinema Paradiso in the heart of the center of Amsterdam (Jordaan area. Experience the warm and beautiful ambiance of Cinema Paradiso and get spoiled by the great tasting food and quality service. Don't forget the lovely wines which compliments each dish perfectly.

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

Staying in Jordaan

Neighbourhood Profile
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll through this especially convivial warren of narrow streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and quality galleries. Historically a haven for the working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is better known as an enclave for artists and designers. As popular as the Jordaan is as a destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, the area never feels particularly touristy or overrun with outsiders. A highlight even for long-time Jordaan residents, be sure to accept any invitation to step within one of the area’s beloved courtyards or to have a sneak peek inside one of its many working studios.
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