Rosa & Rita (Amsterdam, NL)

Last night, Joëlle, Sènami & I finally went on our long overdue dinner date. We had planned to go to a certain restaurant, to try out the food there, but they threw around our reservation. After long and hard thinking, we decided to go to Rosa & Rita, a freshly opened restaurant in Amsterdam East. Rosa & Rita’s motto is “Steak & Pizza”. With a French inspired kitchen, it really is steak and pizza. The menu was simple and nice on the prices.

All three of us ordered the entrecote, sliced the french way. Home made fries with fresh mustard mayonaise and a side dish of crispy haricot verts (string beans). The bread was served with butter and mackerel. We also ordered a rucola salad with parmesan, pine seeds and lemon dressing. The food was delicious.

Of course we had to get dessert afterwards. Joelle went for the Dame Blanche. Now let me tell you, there are a lot of restaurants that serve the Dame Blanche, regular vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and whipcream. This one however, was the most delicious high quality Dame Blanche I have ever tasted. Fresh vanilla ice cream with fresh whipcream and warm melted chocolate on the side to pour yourself. Couldn’t have tasted any better.

I went for the chocolate pie. It was served very plain. I was a bit sad they couldn’t have decorated it a little bit with a poof of whipped cream on top. But when I took my first bite, I was in heaven. This was the best piece of chocolate pie I have ever eaten in my life. Not crumbling, not dry, not too wet, it was exactly the way it should be. The substance in my mouth was perfect. Eating this piece of pie was almost an orgasmic experience. After inquiring about the recipe and the nature of it being so perfect, our waitress tells us its a Belgian person in the kitchen that makes the pie especially for them. Magnifique!

All in all, this was a great food experience. I usually don’t particularly care much for the French Kitchen, but the way Rosa & Rita presented itself to me was definitely a win. We did not have to wait long for a table. The food was served pretty fast after we ordered. Mind you, they have an open kitchen so everything is made fresh, almost in front of you. The service was great as well.

All in all, Rosa & Rita is a definite recommendation for those who are looking for a good new restaurant in Amsterdam.

Food: ****
All round restaurant experience: *****

Rosa & Rita, biefstuk en pizza
Oostenburgereiland
Conradstraat 471
Amsterdam

Website: www.rosaenrita.nl


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