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La fringale

Rue Jourdan 5 1060, Saint-Gilles, Brussels, Belgium
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Ranked #8 of 32 restaurants in Saint-Gilles
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 22, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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29 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, IL
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

In a street full of restaurants we picked this one due to the reviews. The food is good and prices are honest but nothing to write home about. Some people at our table ordered white asparagus dishes since they were in season and like them a lot. Lookout for the bread done with pizza though they offer before the meal... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I had pizza. It was really good. Service good too. Prices reasonable. We were here with group of 8 and service worked.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Cosy restaurant, seated very close to other guests which we don't normally like, but in this place it just seemed to add to the experience. Staff very attentive - warmed breads and olives as soon as we were seated and then more breads brought soon after we ordered; wine topped up for us; quick clear-always and next course brought etc.... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Stayed very near this restaurant so it was convenient as we were tired the evening we visited it. The food was tasty with the pizza made fresh right in front of us. The restaurant was quiet and the atmosphere would have been improved with some music. Staff were almost over attentive because there weren't many diners in. Overall, warm, cosy... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I had a really fantastic aubergine parmigiana at this restaurant, which is one of my favorite dishes (and never to be confused with eggplant Parmesan, the breaded dish). It was most definitely a Belgian take on the dish, with different cheese(s)than I've had before when ordering this in other Italian restaurants, but whatever they use, it was delicious - hot,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Rocco, the owner, is a true professional! homely feeling, extra care and attention to detail. Very wide menu and you would not believe how nice are the traditional Belg mussels they serve considering it is an italian restaurant! Good pizza cooked in a traditional wood oven, homemade warm bread with tarallucci to accompany your meal, excellent crepe suzette he makes... More

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Dallas, Texas and Vienna, Austria
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

My daughter chose this place over others as we walked down this cute, quaint "restaurant" street in the Louise area after shopping. The host and waiters are Italian and very kind, offering attentive great service. The pizza was WONDERFUL. Smoked salmon starter ok- so stick with Italian food in this Italian place. There was a great-looking pasta dish at the... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Came here for dinner with two small kids and they were really accommodating. Had moules on the first night, and as we enjoyed the atmosphere and food so much, we came back on our last night. Had the pizza - it was so good! definitely recommended. Waiters very easygoing and can speak english, and did their best to understand my... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

There are plenty of restaurants down this street and we walked down it at a time when we were hungry and had just arrived in Brussels. Out of the many restaurants this was the place that attracted us most. We were looking for something on the menu that we liked and also something that would be fast to cook. The... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

With 3 kids 5 and under we wanted something that wasnt fast food but what we could take away back to the hotel since the kids were getting tired! Stopped in and asked if we could take away a pizza. They said no problem. Ordered a pepperoni pizza (?11.50). They made it freshe right there and cooked in their brick... More

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