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Osteria a l'Ombra

2 rue des Harengs, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Ranked #144 of 2,444 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

I read several great reviews and decided to pop in and taste this Italian restaurant. Tres bon. Will come back. Service was excellent as well.

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Bruges, Belgium
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Love this little italian place in Brussels! I work just next door but it's the first time I've actually been able to walk in and have lunch. I ordered the Gnocchi alla sorrentina (13.50€) and it was absolutly delicious! Sometimes, when I order gnocchi, I get a really small plate. But all dishes are served in proper portions and you... More

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Victoria, BC
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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Overrated. We had lunch at this "quaint" Italian restaurant. The Pasta was ok, but the place needs cleaning and a total makeover. Not a place i would return to. Atmosphere was actually dreadful. Too bad that they cant even clean their windows. Food overpriced as well.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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201 reviews 201 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

By looking at other reviews I guess we picked the wrong evening. Slow service, customers complaining overtly that had waited too long, the manager yelling to the waiters: not a good atmosphere. The food was nothing special, expensive for the quality received. Maybe okay for non Italians. Thumbs down.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Brussels has many restaurants, and they tend to be pricey. This small gem, located just off the Grand Place, had exceptional cooking at a very moderate price. I was walking by and was caught by the specials board, and came back for a dinner that evening. The staff was friendly, tolerated my poor Italian and spoke good english, and the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The food was good though not special. The price was reasonable given the proximity to the Grand Place. The bathrooms were not up to modern standards.

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

My first reaction was disappointment. There is little ambience and the restaurant is tiny; however. we sat on the second floor with open windows and a view of the street. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. Brought complimentary bruschetta and salami. Tomatoes were fresh and tasty. Enjoyed canneloni stuffed with spinach and ricitta with a tomato sauce. Everything was fresh... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

A wonderful restaurant that you could miss out on had you not had trip advisor to tell you about it! It's an authentic Italian restaurant hidden in a side street from the 'grand place'. It's held by a couple of Neapolitan brothers one of which will be cooking for you. The dishes are authentic and the pasta 'al dente'... Need... More

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Newport, Mayo
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The streets around the Grand Place in Brussels are full of restaurants of the kind that has menus with pictures of the food on them. What a surprise therefore to find this Osteria in a quiet side street. An interesting small inside room with a communal table if you want it, and space to sit outside on a fine evening.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Services is average. spaces per person is small. But very good food with low price even restaurant is located center of city.

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Additional Information about Osteria a l'Ombra

Address: 2 rue des Harengs, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32-2-511.67.10
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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