The phrase ‘from grandmother’s kitchen’ takes quite a literal meaning at Rosetta’s Kitchen: this restaurant – named after owner Vincent Calonaci’s grandmother – has taken the best part of Italy to Amsterdam-West by serving up delicacies and an ambiance reflecting the true Italy. ‘Cuichine povero’: this is how owner Calonaci describes his restaurant’s cuisine. “The Italian kitchen takes pride in excelling in simplicity, using a few staple ingredients,” he says. “Instead of creating fuss on a plate, we honour the traditional Italian kitchen with timeless dishes that let the pure ingredients speak for themselves.” A philosophy translated to the menu, with dishes like Tagliate di Manzo (slices of short-grilled beef, served on lettuce and finished with slices of Parmesan cheese) being house classics.