Classico, Amsterdam

In 2021 Dave and I stayed at the Apple Inn Hotel in Oud Zuid, Amsterdam. The tram stop is a block away and the bus stop for the airport is several blocks up the road, and thus, perfectly situated for us. On our visit last year, we had wanted to go for another rijsttafel. However, the place we chose was fully booked by the time we called them. While walking around the neighbourhood close to the hotel we popped in to several restaurants. One in particular caught our attention. But, we did not feel like a fancy dinner. As soon as we walked into Classico we knew this is where we would be having supper. The owner and chef are Italian, and we were warmly greeted when we stuck our head in the door. We made a reservation for later that evening, looking forward to the specials on offer.



Being an Italian restaurant, expect everything to be classic Italian. Not only the cuisine, but the wine, and the way it is served. The specials are based on what is freshly available at the market, and the evening we went for dinner, that was melanzane. As it is one of Dave’s favourite dishes, he knew exactly what he was going to have for his main course.

Our meal

To start we had the antipasto misto (€18,50) which was amazing. We had not eaten much meat on our holiday, so we gorged on the Italian cured meats on the platter. For my main course I chose the risotto with prawns and zucchini (€17,50). It had the perfect texture, and more than enough prawns to leave me satisfied. Dave knew his melanzane parmigiana was a starter, and it was really too small for a main course. However, that is what he chose, and we did not have desserts after our meal. We did however enjoy dinner with a glass each of the house red wine (€6,00 per glass).

Our Meal At Classico

Getting there and more

The service at Classico was really good, and we could hear Italian being spoken amongst the staff the entire time we were there. In peak season I would recommend that you make a reservation. They can accommodate many diners, but you would not want to miss out. Call them on +31 20 676 0700. Trams 2 and 5 stop on Paulus Potterstraat and tram 16 stop is on Jacob Obrechtstraat. They are situated at Willemsparkweg 87, and this was a ten minute walk from where we were staying. We could have saved a minute by taking the tram, but the walk was refreshing both before and after the meal.

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16 thoughts on “Classico, Amsterdam

      1. Flitting back for a look-see must agree with Chef Mimi about the Indonesian . . . obviously for the Dutch this is almost as much ‘home cooking’ as their brilliant fish and seafood. We used to go to Amsterdam and Utrecht for their international plastics exhibitions and almost lived in the many Indonesian places!!!

  1. It’s always great to find a fab restaurant by accident when travelling. We found a fab Italian one on our recent trip away. It was still light so we could see that the sea was right under the window! So lovely.

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