The Rozengracht in Amsterdam is one of my favourite streets in Amsterdam. It connects the busy city centre canal-belt with the local cafes and restaurants in Oud-West. The Rozengracht itself is a fun mix of interior shops, boutiques and restaurants. A fairly new addition is ‘Pesca‘, meaning fish. Obviously you don’t go here for a juicy steak but for fish, fish and fish. This ‘Theatre of Fish’ asks an active participation of you – as the guest you chose your own fish at the marketplace and continue to select a pairing wine to sit down at your table with a beeper. If the beeper goes off, you can collect your fish at the kitchen. Not your standard restaurant, which is what makes it so much fun!
We ended up ordering Spiering, Tarbot, Pulpo, Calamari, Oysters and Ceviche…. together with a tomato-burrata salad and of course, french fries!
Pesci offers a great dining experience in a trendy-cosy atmosphere. For a fish restaurant, the prices are very friendly. It is quite dark inside, so you want to go on a cloudy day or after you have made the most of the sun (we don’t get much of that in The Netherlands..). Or even better, get one of the few tables outside!