Let there be no doubt: Italian food is simply the best comfort food in the world. Whether it is a pasta, pizza, lasagna, risotto or tiramisu the list of delicious Italian dishes are infinite. I lined up 3 of my favorite places to taste real Italian food. Mamma mia! 

1. Pesto

If I want to eat really good Italian food I always go to Pesto at Veilinghavenkade. What I especially love about this place is that they serve amazing Italian dishes a little different then usual. They make it like the Italians do, aperitivos style: small homemade finger food as an appetite for dinner. Order an Aperol Spritz with it and dream away to better times beneath the Italian sun….

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2. Spaghetteria

If you have never heard of Spaghetteria, I guarantee you that you will love it! Read: delicious food (their ravioli is just great!), amazing wines and long tables full of people enjoying their meal. Even tough they have 3 locations in Utrecht, make sure to come early at night, since this place is almost always full!

3. De Pizzabakkers

If you are just as much a pizza lover as I am, then de Pizzabakkers is where you want to be found. This restaurant serves the most delicious pizza that I know! Make sure to save some room for the Calzone al cioccolato (pizza covered in chocolate) as a dessert. Nice fact: their concept is pizza and prosecco, so if you’re down for bubbles this spot is perfect!

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Have you met..Maaike? Maaike is a 20 something year old Utrecht based master student in Amsterdam. After some time as a content marketeer she decided to take the plunge, so since January 2017 she’s back to being a fulltime student with a parttime job. But even with a tight budget Utrecht is just as much enjoyable! This busy bee is always on the move and has a nose for cheap but nice places to visit in Utrecht. Follow her posts by searching #maaikeinutrecht or check out her personal Instagram with tips for all over the Netherlands

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