La Perla

Price guide: Budget

Tweede Tuindwarsstraat 14, Amsterdam, 1015 RZ

Price guide: Budget

La Perla

By Fred Mawer, your Amsterdam expert

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#11 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Amsterdam
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
3.8
3.8
Service:
3.9
3.9
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Singles, No fuss

Expert review of La Perla

No doubt about it: this modest Jordaan set-up serves the best pizzas in Amsterdam.

La Perla is basically a takeaway, with very rudimentary eat-in options. But if your tummy is rumbling for a fabulous pizza, don't let that put you off coming.

Food and drink: 

All ingredients are imported from Italy, including top-quality mozzarella from Naples. The pizzas are cooked just as they should be, in a wood-fuelled, brick oven, and are delicious, with a crispy, thin base. As well as classic options, you can have your pizza topped with roasted pig, organic goat's cheese, or Nduja, a spicy Calabrian salami. You can wash down your choice with Italian wines, beers or sparkling mineral water.

Ambience: 

If you want to eat in, there are stools in the picture windows, a communal table in a side room (next to a pile of chopped wood for the pizza oven), and a couple of benches outside.

Service: 

Friendly. 

Location: 

On the corner of a lovely Jordaan back street that is packed with other inviting cafés and restaurants.

Price advice: 

A margherita pizza costs 8.50 euros. More elaborate ones, such as with goat's cheese or roasted pig, cost over 13 euros (so are not cheap).

More information on La Perla:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Pizzeria, Takeaway
Food:
Pizza
Address:
Tweede Tuindwarsstraat 14, Amsterdam, 1015 RZ
Website:
http://www.pizzaperla.nl
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 5pm-10pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible
Free tags / Keywords:
Cheap eats, Quick bites, Takeaway

Have you been to La Perla? Would you recommended it?