About us

La Fucina is a place where we take you back to our origins, to our roots. We carefully select our products to ensure that the food that we serve is connected to the memories, smells and tastes that each of us carries with us.

La Fucina guarantees – REAL TRUE ITALIAN TASTE – approved by the Italian community in Amsterdam.

We strive to combine the tastes of the two nations! Italian flavors and processes that respect traditions but suited to the Dutch palate.

La fucina can be found at two locations where you can come and eat with us or buy our products to take them home with you: See our location at Javastraat.


Our motto is: we don’t sell food, but history. 


We believe that the secret of a good restaurant lies not only in providing a high quality product at the right price, but also the connection that is formed with the customer through service that is committed to customer satisfaction.

Because we work solely with fresh ingredients we serve daily specials that change every day. Our servers will happily not only what special dishes are served that day, but also their ingredients and how they are cooked. We all have a passion for good Italian food and will tell you everything you want to know about special Italian cheeses, flour or what exactly a Cedrata is…

We find the greatest joy in our customers leaving the table happy and satisfied. In order to achieve this we center our organization on creativity and positivity.

As they say: Boredom kills Love… In order to ensure that our customers are never bored we try to constantly create products and services that reflect the tastes and desires of our customers.

We want our customers to find a place to feel good, where the threshold to have a short break is low, and a place where they feel at home and can explore and discover our genuine taste: GOOD – RIGHT – CLEAN.

La Fucina Javastraat

La Fucina Javastraat was the first La Fucina restaurant we opened. It is situated in the trendy „Indische Buurt‟ or „Indies Neighborhood‟ in Amsterdam East. La Fucina not only has a cozy atmosphere inside the restaurant but also an excellent outside seating area.


It’s possible to reach la Fucina Javastraat by car. Parking is available at the ZEEBURG Parking facility.

To reach La Fucina by public transport the following lines pass near our restaurant:

Bus: 22, 41, 65

Train: SPR Amsterdam Muiderpoort

Metro: 51, 54

Tram: 14 stop Javaplein, 3 stop Muiderpoortstation, 1 stop Muiderpoortstation, 19 stop Eeste van Swinden straat

Discover our menu

We believe that food must be a pleasure that is accessible to everyone. In order to ensure this philosophy of sustainability we use local products (km 0). This has three direct benefits:

  1. We can ensure the freshest products
  2. Sourcing locally enables us to keep our prices low! Resulting in affordable food for everyone.
  3. We can express our passion for cooking by working with seasonal products. Products that are in season have enhanced aromas and tastes. This allows for creativity and variety, all the seasons let us explore a different sight, a different smell and most importantly, a different palate!

We guarantee that our dishes are never made from frozen food. We solely work with quality raw materials which we transform into lovely dishes. We have a Zero Waste approach to our kitchen and are dedicated to ethical awareness in how we source our products. We find it important to know exactly how our products (both drinks and food) are made and will always share this information with the customer!

On our menu you can find:

  • a large variety of antipasti,
  • fried Italian snacks both savoury and sweet(Only at the Bloemenmarkt location),
  • Sandwiches/Panini made on original genovan focaccia bread,
  • savory pies,
  • Italian street food style square pizzas made from stone mill flour,
  • our daily specials, always consisting of a soup, two lasagnas (one vegetarian option and one meat), two pastas (one vegetarian option and one meat),
  • and homemade deserts
  • Italian style coffee
  • A Bar with exclusive Italian products

Our menu includes many VEGAN options and some gluten free.

Shop Genuine Italian Products

We carefully select all the Italian products that are used in our food and have seen the significant pay-off of this diligence over the years in customer satisfaction. In order to share the amazing products we have discovered during these years, we decided to start to sell them both in our store and online.

Following you can find our best selection of Italian food and drinks for sale!

Special requests

It‟s also possible to order food from our restaurants!

  • You can walk in and have anything on our menu to go
  • If you want your food delivered at home you can order online: DELIVEROO FOR JAVA

You can also find our pizza at KRUX BROUWWERF, and our bread and focaccia at HOME OF TASTE

Additionally, we are available for catering, parties, corporate lunches/dinners, and any kind of event. Contact us via the button below.

Our Customers

No matter the social status, good and genuine food must be for everyone.

Our restaurants are baby friendly: we have multiple high-chairs available, a kids menu and a kids corner filled with toys books and coloring materials, so the parents can enjoy a meal or a glass of wine with tranquility

We’re also animal Friendly: animals are also always welcome at La Fucina, we all love animals and you will find bowls and treats for our 4-legged customers.

Ottima pizza al taglio e torta salata accompagnati da birra Baladin. Cameriera molto simpatica e accogliente!

Sebastian Davrieux

Da italiana...la Fucina è fantastica!!! Cibo fresco e tipico,qualcosa di diverso da tutte le pizzerie normali di Amsterdam!!!provare per credere Ahhh..il servizio..che dolcezza e ben preparati!!!!

Masiero Umberta

Cibo italiano ottimo e di qualità, personale cordiale e competente. La pizza è buonissima e leggera inoltre il tiramisù è veramente buono. Consiglio assolutamente.

Elisa Ragusa

Great food, great people, great atmosphere. This is a little gem in the wonderful eastern part of Amsterdam. A small neighbourhood called the Indian Neighbourhood. La Fucini was set up And is run by real Italians and that’s what you taste when you enjoy a buraga, great slice of pizza or fresh pasta. 5 stars all the way!

Luc Freiier

Con una veneta e una romana è impossibile non fermarsi qui. La simpatia e l’accoglienza italiana sono il primo biglietto da visita qui a “La Fucina”. Prodotti italiani cucinati da mani italiane. Detto questo non aggiungo altro. Samantha vi ospiterà con gran sorrisi e Francesca cucinerà per voi. Assolutamente da provare.

Enea Sansaro

Le point fort de ce restaurant est clairement l'accueil du personnel qui est très attentif et réactif. Néanmoins le lieu est très petit et nous avons été déçus par les pizzas qui sont en réalité des parts sans être spécialement exceptionnelle. Concernant le prix, je trouve cela un peu cher pour la quantité qui a été servi. Mais ça reste tout de même un lieu agréable pour une détente entre amis.

Stéphanie S.

Us and our staff

MATTHIAS: Is the “heart” of the La Fucina kitchen. He is our chef who fuels our stove with his strong passion for cooking, especially for preparing genuine and fresh food. He is schooled in and follows the principle of „Slow Food‟ established by Carlo Petrini

SAMANTHA: Is the “face” of La Fucina. She has a Passion for personal relationships and teamwork, and is a true lover of being together and sharing. As the organizational drive behind the restaurant she is the face that everyone knows. She manages an international team consisting of 6 different nationalities and thrives when these cultures meet and mix.

“The greatest satisfaction?

When I hear forks scraping over the plates to collect the last crumbs of the food I have prepared. Or when my servers bring pizza to the table and fussy children stop throwing their tantrums because they are excited to eat.”

Our team of servers is internationally oriented in order to assist our customers in as many languages possible. The team of La Fucina speaks 6 languages in total so someone is almost always able to talk to you.