One of the many extraordinary blessings of living in the neighbourhood that we do in Amsterdam is our local Italian restaurant Cucina Casalinga run by the irrepressible Giovanni – and more than ably assisted by the wonderful Carlo. Recently on Trip Advisor I described Casalinga as delivering “consistently brilliant Italian food & service”. We started going to Giovanni’s 3 years ago for take out pizza. They do fabulous pizza for sure – the best in Amsterdam – but then, one day, one of their regular customers started chatting to us as we awaited our pizza. He told us that we had to dine there “properly”. We did and since then we’ve been devoted regulars. I suggest you read their reviews on trip Advisor and start to do the same. You may find fancier Italian food in Amsterdam but you won’t find a better atmosphere or homier cooking or tastier.
When Giovanni called me one day and said he wanted some new photos well, of course, I was thrilled. I hope I did justice to some of his and Carlo’s amazing food!
Cucina Casalinga is on Stadionweg 271, 1076 NZ Amsterdam. To make a reservation and find out contact details visit http://casalinga.nl/