About Trattoria Fantasia


For more than 25 years, Fantasia Trattoria has offered a warming dose of Italian sunshine and spirit in Central Amsterdam. It’s a treat for the senses as soon as you enter the restaurant: the sound of a friendly greeting, the sight of a newly designed interior that strikes a balance between sophistication and easy-going comfort, and the scent of tempting aromas from our authentic cucina Italiana.

Locals and travelers have long been both dazzled and puzzled, especially once they taste the outstanding food at Trattoria Fantasia. Ambience, service and flavors all come together in a way that seems so uniquely Italian, could this really be in Amsterdam?

The chef

It’s one thing to call yourself an Italian restaurant; it’s quite another to have a real experience Italian chef in the kitchen. Our Chef Crudeli is a native of Tuscany with over 30 years of kitchen experience. And like all good Italian cooks, he personally supervises everything from procuring the perfect ingredients to the final plate presentation. He even travels regularly to his native region, where he selects local produce and special pasta for Trattoria Fantasia guests. You can taste the difference.


This uniquely Italian outlook is also reflected in our interesting wine selection. Our wines by the glass, both white and red, still and frizzante, are from Emilia-Romagna, an Italian region where they really know how to eat – it’s the home of Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma. They also know that the best casual wines actually make food taste better. And our house wines certainly do! We even offer a Bardolino rosé from the Veneto by the glass, a refreshingly dry wine served cool that’s great with all kinds of dishes.

And if you’re looking to share a bottle, our wine list includes both the familiar and exotic, in all price ranges. From a cheerful and crisp white Pinot Grigio, to a profound and brooding Barolo, our staff can help you choose a bottle that will enhance your dining experience.


While we pride ourselves in setting an intimate and romantic mood for two, or making a family dinner fun, Trattoria Fantasia is also an ideal place for parties and special events.Our private room can seat up to 32 diners. And if it’s a bigger gathering, we can offer our upstairs space with a capacity of 72.


Whatever the event – a business meeting, wedding, or any kind of special social gathering – it deserves just the right combination of ingredients: the perfect ambience, attentive service with a personal touch, and of course, incredible food. That’s why Trattoria Fantasia is the ideal place to host your next event, no matter what the occasion. Our staff takes the pressure off of you, and offers the kind of professional service that will make for a flawless gathering, one your guests will long remember. Italians have known for centuries that good food, wine and warm hospitality bring people together. Your event at Trattoria Fantasia is the next best thing to taking your guests on a group tour of Italy!


Do you want to be assured of having a seat in our restaurant at the time of your visit then we advise you to book one before your visit.

Click here to book a table.