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SPECK – Fire up the oven

Rotterdam; some years ago locals called it the most beautiful ugly city of the Netherlands. Now, years later, most of them call it just the most beautiful city. Strolling around the old northern part of the city you will be confronted with both views. Some streets are still quite ugly, others are beautiful. SPECK is located somewhere in between.

It is the perfect time of the year to get out and find those small cosy bars and restaurants close to home. Some months ago while cycling back home after a nice dinner at Tosca I spotted one of those small cosy restaurants in the neighbourhood. The spot was closed already but a peek through the window was enough to make me realise I had to come back another time. A bunch of small wooden tables, some stuff on the shelves on the wall and the most interesting piece in the back, a huge stone oven. A little voice in my head told me ‘this must be good’. After a few visits I can honestly tell you that the voice in my head was completely right. It is good.

SPECK serves a small menu with different kinds of dishes, of course, from the oven. The pizzas are great but the meat is delicious too. Always a hard choice. For a drink you can get a good house-wine, all for a reasonable price and served with a smile.


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Details about this spot



1e Pijnackerstraat 134A, Rotterdam

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Opening Times

17:00 - 21:00 daily


Pizza: € 10


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)