“When an Italian would come to the restaurant right after his arrival in the Netherlands, he or she will still believe they are in Italy.” And truth to be told, owner Giuseppe managed to create a place which cannot be more Italian, except for Italy itself. Located at the magnificent market square in the city centre, Da Geppetto is a household name in the Dutch city of Maastricht, ever since it opened in 1985. It is a family restaurant which serves only authentic and true Italian dishes. Giuseppe: “All the products we use are imported from Italy; the flour, the coffee, the wine, the buffalo mozzarella. No synthetic cheeses, only the real deal. Even the staff is solely Italian.”