With social distancing being a thing of the past and Covid related restrictions being lifted, restaurants and venues can’t wait to flourish again. A good opportunity to experience one of the most talked about dinner shows in Amsterdam, The Pizza Show.
They launched The Pizza Show 2 weeks before the pandemic rushed over the Netherlands back in 2020. So after one show they had to keep their Italian masterpiece to a hold, until now. Each Pizza Show is sold out in a matter of hours and you should be happy if you’re on the waiting list. Let’s see what all the fuss is about shall we?
So what is The Pizza Show? A group of friends with Italian roots decided to bring Italy and its vibe to Amsterdam. With a different venue each edition, they host Italian pizza dinners for the (hip) crowd in Amsterdam. Long tables, wooden chairs, pretty tableware and candles and all at a stunning location in Amsterdam. The edition we experienced was held in the historic Koepelkerk in Amsterdam, nearby central station. With room for about 150 guests, it’s an Italian party.
During the evening you enjoy a starter (in our case vegan or beef carpaccio and bread with olive oil). You can pick between a lovely Italian wine list and you will share 3 different pizza’s with a table of 4. Meanwhile, you can enjoy the chefs doing their work in the open kitchen, tossing dough in the air and singing while doing it. Each edition they fly in a talented Italian chef for the real authentic experience. And let me tell you, the pizza’s were absolutely delicious! Nothing compared to your frozen pizza from the supermarket, let me tell you. However, after some bread and 3-courses of pizza (with a lot of cheese), you can bet on a bloated belly (oh boy, all that gluten ;-))
Next to the Italian chef and staff, you can enjoy a live Italian singer which they now call Dino Martin. Every half hour he sings a few classic Italian sing alongs and will walk in between the tables so others can join in. It only takes a few minutes (and a few glasses of wine) before people start to dance. By all means, the mood is high at the Pizza Show!
So what is my verdict?
The food was very tasty but a but pretty simple (3 pizza’s but not much except; cheese, tomatoes and the additional sauces) and a delicious tiramisu dessert with limoncello . The ambiance was wonderful though so I guess this is also what you pay for but it’s not for those that want to save a dime. You pay 64 euro per person, and this doesn’t include your drinks. In total we paid 170 euro for 2 people (we shared a bottle of wine).
All in al, I had a wonderful evening and it honestly felt like being in Italy for a few hours. Should you go? Definitely! Stay tuned for their next editions or sign up for the mailing list.