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October 1, 2021

From linguine to lasagne, this is the best pasta in the Netherlands

Pasta is arguably one of the most popular foods around the world, loved by many for its simplicity and versatility. Whether you’re dreaming about a parmesan-heavy carbonara or if you’re just hungry for a classic dish done right, our pasta guide to the Netherlands has something for everyone. These are some of the best spaghetterias in your city, now delivering straight to you.

Best Italian restaurants in Amsterdam

Ciao Bella


The selection of pasta plates at Ciao Bella might be simple, but every single dish here is made with love. Tuck into their traditional lasagne bolognese with minced meat or opt for the vegetarian pasta with homemade basil and garlic pesto. Whatever pasta you choose, you can never go wrong with one of their hearty sides, including the polpette meatballs in tomato sauce.


Amsterdam De Pijp

You’ll find only three pasta options on the menu at Trevi’s, but you’ll still have a hard time deciding which one to order. Their spaghetti pomodoro, a basil and tomato sauce-based dish, is always a good choice, while their homemade pesto and maccheroni is for those craving a more intense hit of basil. The standout is the ravioli tartufo with mushrooms, truffle cream and fresh truffles on top.

The standout is the ravioli tartufo with mushrooms, truffle cream and fresh truffles on top.


Amsterdam Oost

From pizza to pasta, Oost serves up all of your favourite Italian cuisines. The highlight, however, is their homemade ravioli di fichi, filled with fig, lemon zest and ricotta. Better yet, it comes drenched in lemon butter, with a generous portion of buffalo mozzarella and parmesan cheese on top.

Best spaghetterias in Rotterdam

Restaurant O’Pazzo

Rotterdam Stadsdriehoek

This bustling Italian restaurant in the city centre is one of Rotterdam’s local gems. Known for its more upscale ambience, O’Pazzo’s walls are covered with Italian art but it’s the primi piatti that will steal your attention. Our tip is the homemade agnolotti (small folded pasta from Piedmont akin to ravioli), filled with iberico pork, asparagus, orange butter and blueberry-tarragon compote.


Rotterdam Centrum

With an impressive selection of pasta, Salerno is here for those nights when only pasta will do. Cheese lovers will find something to love in the pasta al gorgonzola;a dish that packs a punch as well as plenty of cheese. Meanwhile, seafood lovers can choose between the gamberetti, with prawns, or the salmon pasta, for a healthier but no less satisfying meal.

Holy Ravioli

Rotterdam Centrum

Holy Ravioli delivers some of the best pasta in Rotterdam.Filled with everything from goat cheese to sage, their ravioli is not to be missed.Our top tip? The chicken ravioli with apricot harissa chutney, arugula, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and parmesan.

Filled with everything from goat cheese to sage, their ravioli is not to be missed.

Best Italian restaurants in The Hague


The Hague Voorburg

Some nights call for an extra carb load and that’s when Ametaly’s late-night pasta delivery comes to the rescue. Their bolognese is a reliable classic, but if you’re after a veggie option, pick the pasta quattro—an indulgent combination of gorgonzola, cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan. 

Pazze e Pizze

The Hague Center

Pazze e Pizze has gained a loyal following amongst local Italian food aficionados. Get ready for fresh pasta, ever-changing daily specials and two trusty staples: pasta polpette with meatballs in a rich tomato sauce and the hearty pumpkin ravioli with walnuts.

Best Italian restaurants in Haarlem

La Picoletta

Haarlem Centrum

If you’re after tasty and affordable pasta, La Picoletta ticks all the boxes. Try their pasta al forno, baked with a generous layer of cheese on top. While you won’t go wrong with the homemade lasagne, the ricotta and spinach tortellini still tops our list.

Restaurant Ignite

Haarlem Centrum

This casual Italian restaurant will win you over with a delicious selection of spaghetti. Their puttanesca with anchovies, black olives, and capers is a treat, while seafood lovers mustn’t miss the spaghetti marinara with shrimps, parmesan and pine nuts.

Ristorante Novecento

Haarlem Oude Stad

There’s much to love when it comes to Ristorante Novecento’s deluxe pasta menu. Vegans can look forward to plant-based gnocchi with pesto, tomatoes, and fried onions. Elsewhere, dial up the spice with a chorizo, aubergine, and red onion spaghetti in spicy tomato sauce.

Dial up the spice with a chorizo, aubergine, and red onion spaghetti in spicy tomato sauce.

Best spaghetterias in Utrecht

Pizzeria Santa Lucia

Utrecht Binnenstad

From puttanesca to carbonara, the team at Pizzeria Santa Lucia are experts on the Italian classics you already know and love. Most people keep coming back for their creamy pasta alla boscaiola cooked with ham, bacon, peas, and mushrooms. If it’s seafood you’re craving, then the spaghetti alla cozze with mussels and shrimp will do the trick.


Utrecht Binnenstad

While you’ll find Tuttigusti on the Hamburgerstraat, it’s Italian food not burgers that this compact eatery specialises in. Locals claim the homemade lasagne is the best in town but it’s the sheer variety of fresh pasta that is really worth your attention. For any dish—whether that’s a fiery ‘Nduja-based sauce from Calabria or a leafy-green primavera variety—choose from a range of pasta types, including spaghetti, tagliatelle or penne and dig in.

Bella Italia

Utrecht Noordoost

Delivering until 21.30 every night, Bella Italia is one of those restaurants you’ll want to bookmark. You can always rely on their cannelloni al forno, baked with meat, tomato sauce, and cheese. Other standouts include tortellini with creamy gorgonzola sauce and pasta bolognese.

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