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Ristorante Italia Oggi, Amsterdam April 21, 2018

Posted by hslu in Food, Restaurants, Travel, Wine.
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I searched Yelp for recommendations on Italian food because we already had pancakes, waffle smothered with nutella, tapas, churros, fries with mayo, chinese, Argentinian, omlette sandwich, panini, sushi, fried chickens, Mediterranean salad, Paella, cheese and olives, escargot and curry prawns.

We decided on Italia Oggi on the outskirts of the red light district. It was a little out of the way but this might be a plus for us because fewer tourists would come so far for a late night meal.

We were pleasantly surprised.

Specials for the day.

The narrow dining room was very cozy with soft lighting, wooden floor and pictures of Sophia Loren on the wall. The open kitchen was in the back.

She was our beautiful waitress.

We had tomato soup, greek salad, pasta made on a parmigiana cheese wheel, seafood rissotto and a slice of tiramisu for dessert. For drinks, we ordered a bottle of Italian red table wine: Montepulciano D’Abruzzo. The wine was very affordable and matched well with rich pasta, tasty seafood and all the cheese we had in our pasta.

Simple yet wonderful soup.

He was making another pasta parmigiana for a guess at another table.

Tax was 6% on food and 15% on alcohol. That’s how tourists support the economy of Amstetdam.

Time to pay and go back to our hotel. Our young and beautiful waitress didn’t speak fluent english but we could communicate to get what we wanted.

We took our time enjoyed the wine with pasta and dessert. The tomato soup was made with a clear but hearty base. Salad was fresh with many roasted walnuts and rucola cheese. The pasta parmigiana was simply made but rich. The seafood rissotto had generous amount of seafood and the rissotto was filled with sensational seafood sauce.

By the time tiramisu came, we were already too full to finish it all.

Italia Oggi was filled with guests when we arrived at 8:30 pm and we had to settle for a table near the door. After us, a few more guests came. By the time when we left Oggi, only one customer was still working on his meal.

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