About the restaurant

Toscanini was founded by Maud Moody in 1985 in a small street in the Amsterdam neighbourhood the Jordaan. In 1990 the restaurant moved to its current location on the Lindengracht.

In 1999 Leonardo Pacenti, born in South-Africa with a Italian father, became chef-owner. Leonardo’s cooking is intuitive and passionate, with whatever ingredients he has at his disposal.

We use recipes from different Italian regions, often executed in the classic way, but also often with our own “twist”.

Toscanini’s wine list is, apart from champagnes, completely Italian, with many hidden pearls of small producers.

In our Deli next door we have a lot of beautiful Italian products (think of pasta sauces and fresh ravioli to cook at home). Check out Toscanini Deli.

A presto!


Dinner voucher

Dinnervouchers can be purchased online in our Toscanini Deli.

Wedding at Toscanini

Toscanini is an official wedding location. This means you can get married at our restaurant!

Our options are:

  • Wedding ceremony followed by an extensive lunch. This is possible on Monday to Thursday.
  • Wedding ceremony followed by lunch, reception or dinner. Or of course several of these options. This is only possible on Sunday, because that’s the only day of the week we’re closed.

Unfortunately a wedding at Toscanini is not possible on Friday and Saturday, as we have a busy lunch.

Booking the entire restaurant is not possible, because we have a lot of regular guests we don’t want to disappoint.

Interested? Send us an email.



Lindengracht 75-79
1015 KD Amsterdam

Toscanini: +31 20 6 23 28 13

Reservations :

Monday till Thursday: 18:00 – 21:00
Friday and Saturday :12:00 – 14:00 (lunch) & 18:00 – 21:30
Sunday: closed

Reservations open one month in advance at 9 AM.

Unfortunately, we can’t take groups of more than 6 people.


Toscanini Deli

Toscanini Deli: + 31 20 8 60 00 20
Monday – Friday: 11.00 – 19.00
Saturday: 10.00 – 18.00
Sunday: 11.00 – 18.00