In a well-known square in Amsterdam, near the Heineken Brewery, you will find La Storia Della Vita. My last visit here was 20 years ago and somehow I am here again and I wonder why didn’t I come here more often? The ambiance is what they would call trattoria style however, with all the elegant chandeliers, I happen to find this a little more upscale. The menu offers the traditional Italian dishes you will find in a typical trattoria, except for the pizza. They have the tendency here to prepare more complicated dishes and they make sure you get a lot of food. The value here is spot on and the service is outstanding and warm. I start with anti pasta, which is a large selection of lovely tapas-style hors d’oevres. I have the vitello tonnato, which is moist and very tasty. The beef Carpaccio is the same story – a nice piece of meat with lovely Parmesan flavors. I also find the squid Carpaccio ‘da bomb’ – simply marvelous. The marinated artichoke is ravishing and so is the grilled eggplant and mussels. On another plate they serve the prosciutto with melon and shrimp, which is also magnificent. I continue my meal with a piece of fish, which is a very well selected white fish, served with a beautiful creamy white sauce with perky Italian flavors. This is a breathtaking dish of perfectly cooked fish. I continue with another scrumptious dish – the flank steak – and despite it being slightly too red, the flavors are heavenly; especially the wine sauce served with it. Both dishes come with veggies that can’t go wrong – fresh asparagus and spinach with some lovely beans. Dessert is an Italian flan served with a finger-licking caramel sauce. Did I forget how special the food is here? Make sure you checkout out their pre-set menu which an even better value. I grade La Storia Della Vita with a 9.2 out of 10.
Bon Apetito From Peggy With LOVE!
Address: Weteringschans 171, 1017 XD Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 623 4251