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Toscana 21

Rue de Rollebeek 21, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 5023621
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Ranked #70 of 2,308 restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $38
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Good service and great pasta. Probably best to come early or make a reservation beforehand as usually quite crowded. Worth it.

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on the recommendation of the hotel concierge. The meals were enjoyable. Very authentic, as a result of the owner being from Italy and importing his products. Its a relatively small restaurant and reservations seem to be required. The sauces for the pasta and chicken were very tasty, service was friendly and efficient. Would recommend for tourists looking... More

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Atlanta
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34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The owner, Lorenzo, is from Tuscany as is nearly all of his staff. The ingredients are fresh and the preparations are perfectly Tuscan. This was our best meal in Brussels by far. Order the Chianti Classico if you love red wine. Its from the owner's family vineyard. Theplacewas full of locals on a Friday night. Always a good sign. If... More

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Oslo, Norway
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96 reviews 96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Oh, where to start... This must have been the worst eating out experience for years! As others have mentioned the owner/waiter was extremely friendly and attentive outside and explained the menu in detail. As soon as we were seated he forgot us. They forgot our order of water. But to their credit they remembered our beer and wine. My tortellini... More

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toscana21, Propriétaire at Toscana 21, responded to this review

Hello everybody again! Where to begin... About the gluten free options I explained that the porc was only one of those, as all the pastas that are on the menu can be prepeared with gluten free pasta. About the porc I explained that it is cooked in olive oil, it is a foundamental part of the dish together with schalliot... More

Belgium, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Even though the food was good and super fresh (the Chianti was tasty!), I was so disappointed in the service. At first, the owner explained the menu to us in a very nice and friendly way, but then left us alone for the rest of the evening. He kept standing at the counter and stared at his tablet while mostly... More

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toscana21, Gérant at Toscana 21, responded to this review

Hello everybody, I'm writing this answer on my tablet, happily I'm not alone in the restaurant: there is a person that works with me in the room even if the restaurant is not too big. It has been necessary to get some help since we opened another little place and I'm often very busy with also all the administration and... More

Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Visited this place for lunch after reading reviews. Had we not read the glowing reviews we would most likely have walked straight past as it didn't look anything from the outside. We walked up and down this little street looking at other restaurants before settling on this one. Inside, there were 7 tables downstairs and another handful upstairs. We each... More

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Prospect, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

We came upon this little place walking and upon seeing the reviews on trip advisor decided to try it for lunch. Wonderful flavor and great atmosphere. Great food!!

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Small cosy restaurant. Limited card, not much choice for vegetarians. Food is good but it is overpriced.

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NY
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84 reviews 84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Upon arriving in Brussels, we settled in and decided upon this restaurant for lunch. We opted to sit outside which was a great choice for watching the world go by. Homemade pasta dishes were delicious. Dessert was creative and very delightful. Worth the price if you want a slower paced, filling meal.

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11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The best black tagliatelle with seafood in the world. And we loved their tiramisu. 2 of us ordered 2 servings of tiramisu. We came here the next evening too for the pasta and the desserts.

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