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City Hall Italian Bar & Bistro

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Stadhuisplein 3, 2311 EJ, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 514 4055
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09:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although, it is very nice place and kids friendly we didn't manage to taste anything because of the MOUSE that it was near to the silverings 🤔😌

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Thank EIRINI P
Leiden, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Although there is nothing wrong with City Hall there is also not much right. The place feels like an Italian chain restaurant you may find on any highstreet. Decor bland and uninviting (unless the sun is shining and you are on the terrace), the food is biased on the Italian side but is also bland and far from exciting. The... More 

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Thank TiggerPucca
Θεσσαλονίκη, Ελλάδα
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

It is a nice place and the staff is really friendly. But the food was not so "italian" as it should be. A lot of butter is used in the plates, not so typical ingredient in Italy as the olive oil. There is room for improvement...

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Thank Katerina K
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We ate here on New Year's Day 2017 & was impressed Great location overlooking the canal & we were lucky with a very efficient waitress offering an English menu, advice on wine & assisting with changes to meal to suit our requests. We had pizza, salad & small portion pasta dishes all cooked fresh, delicious & reasonably priced

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Thank Kimmy1353
Cologne, Germany
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151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had booked a table with a group of colleagues and arrived hungry. Although the starters had been preordered it took them almost one hour to bring something to eat. Also the maincourse took forever. The starters - antipasti and ham - were mostly very good and generous portions. The meat main course was also good. As dessert, we got... More 

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Thank EuropeanDiversity
Antwerp, Belgium
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132 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

City Hall has a great location at the, you guessed it, cityhall of Leiden! The staff are all very friendly and know what they are doing but I suppose a large place like this will have to cut corners to serve a large volume of customers in a relatively short period of time. The bruschetta with mushrooms and creamy sauce... More 

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Thank Fajota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I've been looking for a good place to have breakfast for a while now, and the breakfast plate at this place made me very happy. I'll definitely be back!

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Thank Karen_Br378
Malvern
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant late on a Sunday afternoon. Excellent pizzas and desserts. Good service. Would happily return.

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Thank virago535
Richmond, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Enjoyed a wonderful wild boar pasta and glass of wine for lunch. Lots of flavour! It was very busy and the server was run off her feet but she kept a big smile on her face and was polite and helpful.

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Thank helenrichmond
Leiden, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Located at the ground floor of the Leiden city hall (from which it takes the name), this restaurant offers a vast menu of Italian specialties. Pity they are just inspired to Italian food, without following original recipes (for instance, Carbonara is made with garlic and pancetta instead of guanciale, pizza has pesto). Additionally prices are on the high side. Might... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Bar, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 01:00
Monday
09:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 01:00
Thursday
09:00 - 01:00
Friday
09:00 - 02:00
Saturday
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stadhuisplein 3, 2311 EJ, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 514 4055
Description
City Hall Italian Bar & BistroStadhuisplein 32311 EJ LEIDEN071 5144055

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?