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Cinema Paradiso


Average price €40

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This restaurant is following the relevant safety practices*:
Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
Food served only at the table
Guest spacing 1,5m
Hand sanitizer for customers
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Bij Italiaans restaurant Cinema Paradiso ga je niet een hapje eten, nee je gaat hier uit eten. De lange gang leidt je naar het grote aquarium waarachter de dinerzaal zich bevindt. Wanneer je je eenmaal aan één van de mooi met wit linnen gedekte tafels hebt geïnstalleerd zorgt het team van Italiaanse obers ervoor dat je niets tekort komt. Op het menu staan echte Italiaanse klassiekers en chef Emilio laat zelfs ingrediënten uit Italië overvliegen om ervoor te zorgen dat wanneer je van zijn gerechten eet je je even in het land van la dolce vita waant. Cinema Paradiso bestaat al meer dan tien jaar en sinds vijf jaar wordt het bekende restaurant gerund door Gianni Gervasio en zijn zoon Salvatore. De favoriete gerechten van Salvatore? De linguine met verse kreeft (ze zwemmen in een vistank achterin de zaak) en de panzarotti met truffel. Sowieso staan er verschillende huisgemaakte pasta’s op de kaart, dus zeker eens eentje proberen.

Geschreven door: Susam Pang van

Fotografie door: Susam Pang van


Tip van bySam: iets te vieren? Cinema Paradiso heeft een private dining die je kunt afhuren zodat je die helemaal voor jezelf kunt hebben.

Restaurant menu

Chef Emilio Calderola
  • Average price €40
    Special request
Gegrilde ossenhaas in gorgonzolasaus op een bedje van spinazie
Gegrilde rib-eye met rucola en parmezaanse kaas
Kalfsvlees met San Daniele ham, salie, in witte wijnsaus

Dietary options

Gluten free, Vegetarian dishes
See à la carte and set menus

User photos

Cheescake Sambucca
Ossenhaas Truffelsaus en Dorade
Tonijn carpaccio
Pasta met zeevruchten
Pasta met vongole



Ratings & Reviews


based on 551 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.4/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Twan S.
    Twan S.
    • 2 reviews

    Goed eten goede bediening. Goede prijskwaliteitsverhouding

  2. Samah A.
    Samah A.
    • 4 reviews

    The best Italian I had in a long time! The waiter made the best suggestions for a starter and for an incredible tiramisu ! He was very tentative and kind ! I am surely a regular when in town !

  3. Marco B.
    Marco B.
    • 3 reviews

    Everything perfect!

  4. Eri M.
    Eri M.
    • 6 reviews

    Beautiful restaurant, great service, and really delicious food! With the 30% discount from Fork, it was definitely great!

  5. Steve J.
    Steve J.
    • one review

    Beautifully attentive service. Catering to dietary needs and they even made a pizza especially for my daughter and found me a good discount deal on my bill because I hadn’t realised it was no longer a pizza restaurant and the new menu would have been a bit out of budget for me. They fulfilled my request to have a sparkler in my daughters dessert because I was celebrating with her that she reached her goal with school results. The stood near the table to be part of the moment which felt so lovely and they made her feel really special. Thankyou so much! Louise

  6. Eduard v.
    Eduard v.
    • 4 reviews

    The best Italian restaurant in town, by far. No pizza parlor, but the chef's choice. Service friendly and welcoming. Just a bit noisy as the kitchen is basically next to you.

  7. C m.
    C m.
    • 3 reviews

    Food was real nice, super friendly service. And also the scropino's were ????????

  8. So Kwan Y.
    So Kwan Y.
    • one review

    The food & service was 10/10! I never leave reviews, but I was impressed about the atmosphere, amazing hospitality and yummy food! They allowed my friend to charge her phone, the 4 of us got free sgroppino (Italian sorbetto cocktail) and we even got 30% discount! We ordered 3 starters, 4 mains which also included lobster, 2 dessert and 35€ including tips! It was my first time, but definitely not my last time at Cinema Paradiso!

  9. Bert v.
    Bert v.
    • 3 reviews

    Uitstekende keus!

  10. Nina  G.
    Nina G.
    • 4 reviews

    Really delicious food in a cosy atmosphere

  11. Denis K.
    Denis K.
    • 2 reviews

    It was perfect! It’s a restaurant for every type of dinner with friends, with family or a business dinner. It’s a nice atmosphere and the staff makes everything to make your experience perfect. I come back for sure!!

  12. Alessandro C.
    Alessandro C.
    • 6 reviews

    Assolutamente da provare!

  13. Tomec R.
    Tomec R.
    • 16 reviews

    My girlfriend and I had dinner at Cinema Paradiso for her birthday. The place was nicely decorated and the mood was pleasantly informal given the high quality of the food. In addition, the service was excellent and the wine was good (note that we are by no means wine experts ;) ). The pricing is in accordance with the high quality (i.e. more expensive than the average restaurant). All in all it was an enjoyable evening with good food.

  14. Christina p.
    Christina p.
    • 3 reviews

    I spend a weekend in Amsterdam, from 3 days I spend 2 eating at cinema paradiso, and it was fabulous. For sure I come back if I am in Amsterdam! Finally a really good modern but also authentic Italian restaurant!!! Thank you

  15. Pasquale  l.
    Pasquale l.
    • one review

    I’ve never enjoyed more Italian food then here! It was a nice atmosphere with all the people inside but still you get a lot of attention from the waiters! Really big menu and sure also something for everyone in the menu! And also the recommended wine Gavi di Gavi was lovely! I have to come back for sure and try the other stuff from the menu!

  16. Y N.
    Y N.
    • 3 reviews

    Delicious food and very friendly service

  17. Sebastian L.
    Sebastian L.
    • one review

    I freshly moved to amsterdam and one thing is sure with cinema paradiso i found my favourite italian restaurant!!

  18. Maartje W.
    Maartje W.
    • 4 reviews

    We had a great time. Our waiter, Salvatorio was super nice, funny and patient. It was a bit loud, as there was a large group (about 40 people) and then with the music, it was a bit intense. I suggest to not have music on, when a large, lively group is dining as well. Other than that, great experience. Thanks CP!

  19. Claudio D.
    Claudio D.
    • one review

    Very nice Italian restaurant good food very kind staff and one of the best Italian food I eat in Amsterdam see you soon again, greetings to Salvatore thanks for taking good care of us.

  20. Aron K.
    Aron K.
    • 7 reviews

    Our first waiter didn’t know anything about anything. Was a real twilight zone experience. Food was OK but far from amazing. Wine list is a joke.

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More information

Opening time

Monday and Tuesday Closed

Wednesday untill Sunday 18:00 - 23:00

- Dinner 18:00 - 23:00

How to get to the restaurant

Westerstraat 186, 1015 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands, RestaurantAddress

Directions to get there

Parking lot & Paid parking in the neighborhood

About the restaurant

Taste, see and breath Italy

In the centre of the lively Jordaan is Cinema Paradiso an excellent choice for any party. Walking past the enormous aquarium filled with lobsters you'll enter the classic Italian space where a chandelier swings over your head. Pizza and pasta without limits and perfectly prepared by the chef. Also notice the projection screen with the occasional maffia film showing!


European, , Good for a business lunch, Good for groups, Romantic, Terrace, Christmas, Mother's Day, New year's eve, , Travelers' Choice 2020, Valentine's Day


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You can reserve the restaurant for a private event (Max. 60 people)

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