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Gustatio, a Latin word for the first course of a meal, is an Italian restaurant in the center of Groningen opened in late 2014. 

The owners are a family from Rome with a long experience in tourism and catering. 

We provide our customers with the most typical Italian dish, Pasta. Our pastas are cooked following the traditional recipes and ingredients of the Italian regions, that, over the last few centuries of gastronomic culture, have conquered the palates of the whole world. 

Our menu is based on Italian classics such as Carbonara, Amatriciana, Ragù alla Bolognese, as well as other pastas that follow the latest trends in Italian cuisine. 

All of our recipes are prepared using both fresh and dried pasta, with gluten-free options. 

Our brigade consists, strictly, of Italian cooks from different parts of the country, therefore able, to contribute to the preparation of food with a different twist. 

Come also to enjoy our home made desserts!



Tagliere (For two people) 22€

Mix of imported cold cuts and cheese from Italy, served with bread

Antipasto di Pesce  14€

Mussels sauté in a bisque of tomatoes and lobster, served with bread

Bruschetta (Vegetarian) 12€

Altamura’s bread, tomato, basil, extra virgin olive oil

Bruschetta Piccante 13€

Altamura’s bread, Italian spicy salami, melted buffalo mozzarella

Bruschetta Salmone 15€

Altamura’s bread, smoked salmon, black pepper, lemon dressing

Insalata Caprese (Vegetarian) 9.5€

Tomatoes, mozzarella, basil 

 Focaccia e Burrata (Vegetarian) 11€

Homemade focaccia flavoured with sundried tomatoes and burrata cheese

Focaccia ai Tre Sapori (Vegetarian) 8€

3 slices of homemade focaccia flavoured with basil, sundried tomatoes and onion, served with olive oil

Fagioli con le Cotiche 7€

Italian-Style pork and Borlotti red beans

Spinaci Ripassati 7€

Spinach sauteed in olive oil with garlic and chilli pepper

Peperonata 7€

Stewed red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, onion and lauriel

Baccalà con i Ceci 9€

Cod fish and  chickpeas with pepper, garlic, parsley and lemon sauce

Patate al Forno

Baked potatoes with garlic and rosemary

Please inform us about any allergies!

Pasta Classica

Our pasta classica are made in the truest Italian way. Therefore, with years of history in mind, we choose not to alter or add any ingredients to the original recipes.

Tagliatelle al Ragù 14€

Homemade tagliatelle with Bolognese sauce, parmesan

Spaghetti alla Carbonara 14€

Guanciale romano, eggs, black pepper, pecorino

Bucatini alla Amatriciana 14€

Guanciale romano, tomato sauce, pecorino

Cacio e Pepe (Vegetarian) 13.5€

Homemade tagliolini with black pepper and pecorino

Spaghetti Aglio Olio alla Romana (Vegetarian/Vegan) 13.5€

Garlic, chili, tomatoes, basil, pecorino

Spaghetti di Mare  18.5€

Mussels, clams, squid and a bisque of tomatoes and lobster

Penne al Salmone 16€

Smoked salmon in a creamy sauce

Penne alla Puttanesca (vegan)  13.5€

Tomato sauce, capers, olives, oregano                               +Acciughe         2€

Tortiglioni alla Norma (Vegetarian)   13.5€

Tomato sauce, eggplant, basil, salty ricotta

Tagliatelle Panna Piselli Prosciutto e Funghi  18€

Homemade tagliatelle with peas, prosciutto and mushrooms in a creamy sauce, parmesan

Gluten-free pasta extra + 2.5€  - Children portion   7-10€

Pasta Fresca

Our pasta frescas are freshly made with eggs and flour, in the oldest and simplest Italian tradition.

Paccheri Gamberi e Limone 18.5€

Served with shrimps and scents of lemon

Pappardelle Friarielli e Salsiccia 18.5€

Served with turnip greens and homemade sausage, parmesan

Paccheri al Pescespada 18.5€

Served with swordfish, eggplant, cherry tomatoes and mint

Ravioli ai Carciofi 17.5€

Ravioli filled with artichokes, served with a lamb ragu, parmesan

Ravioli Asparagi (Vegetarian) 17.5€

Ravioli filled with provolone and orange zest, in a creme of asparages, parmesan

Medaglioni Pecorino (Vegetarian) 17.5€

Round ravioli filled with pecorino and lemon, served with Belgian endive, pine nuts and raisins, pecorino

Tagliatelle al Manzo   17€

With beef slowly roasted in red wine, parmesan

Pappardelle al Ragù Bianco  17.5€

With beef roasted in white wine and rosemary, parmesan

Pappardelle 'Nduja e Burrata  21€

With the spicy, spreadable pork sausage from Calabria and Burrata


Lasagna alla Bolognese 14€

Minced meat and tomato sauce with bechamel

Lasagna Spinaci e Funghi 13.5€

Spinach, mushrooms and ricotta with bechamel 


Gnocchi al Pesto (Vegetarian) 14€

Served with pesto and string beans

Gnocchi al Manzo 16€

Served with beef slowly roasted in red wine, parmesan

Gnocchi al Ragù 14€

Served with Bolognese sauce, parmesan

Gnocchi al Pomodoro (Vegetarian) 13.5€

Served with tomato sauce, mozzarellla and basil

Gnocchi al Gorgonzola (Vegetarian) 14€

Served with a Gorgonzola sauce

Gnocchi al Nero di Seppia 15€

Black gnocchi made with squid ink, served with squid, peas in a tomato and lobster bisque


Tiramisù 9€

An Italian classic with mascarpone, row eggs, chocolate, espresso, and amaretto

Cannoli Siciliani  9€

Another Italian classic, cannoli filled with cream of ricotta, chocolade with praline of almonds

Mousse al Pistacchio  9€

Made of real pistachios, served with homemade cookies

Pannacotta 9€

Served with chocolate, creme caramel or strawberry topping

Salame di Cioccolato  8€

Chocolate roll made of dark cocoa, dried cookies, eggs, and butter, served in slices

Sgroppino 7.5€

Refreshing cocktail based on vodka, prosecco, and lemon ice cream

Tortino (13 min) 8.5€

Chocolate lava cake with a warm heart, served with vanilla ice cream

Crostatina di frutta 9€

Shortcrust pastry filled with vanilla cream and topped with seasonal fruit 

"Un buon dolce non riempie lo stomaco, ma il cuore"
V. P.


Experience the Italian Cuisine of Gustatio for a business lunch or a private party! 

Our passionate team of talented chefs, event planners, and waiting staff is ready to provide a great Italian catering for both corporates and private events. 

We can create bespoke menus and provide all types of catering from drop- off service only to full service with waiting staff service. 

If you would like to talk to us about catering your next event, please email us and we will be happy to discuss menus, logistics and prices. 

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Media & reviews

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Contacts and opening hours

Overtoom 459h, 1054 LE Amsterdam

020 737 0752


Opening Hours:
17- 24 Tue-Thur; 12-15, 17-24 Fri & Sat
Closed Sun & Mon

Reservations are higly recommended

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