In recent years, Cinema Paradiso has become a favourite with Amsterdam?s in-crowd. In an historic cinema in the Westerstraat you won't find chic Italian but instead various pastas, antipasti and perfect pizza cooked in wood ovens.
The busy crowds, and a bar to sit at while you wait, add to the restaurants charm. As does the open kitchen, the waiters shouting in Italian, the long queues and the sound of clinking glasses full of Scoroppino (a dangerously delicious drink with lemon ice, vodka and prosecco).
Westerstraat 186, 1015 MR Amsterdam, Netherlands