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Vieille Halle Au Ble 49, Brussels 1000, Belgium
02 512 28 71
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Sardinian surprise

The food in here is genuinely Sardinian fayre - having been a frequent visitor to Alghero I feel qualified to say that. This was a business dinner and we were offered a version of the fixed price lunch menu to choose from but there was still enough choice. I chose Bresaola Della Valtellina... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2015
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North West England
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The food in here is genuinely Sardinian fayre - having been a frequent visitor to Alghero I feel qualified to say that. This was a business dinner and we were offered a version of the fixed price lunch menu to choose from but there was still enough choice. I chose Bresaola Della Valtellina, Gamberoni alla Maddalenina & Tartufo. The prawns... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

10 years ago that, as local inhabitant, we didn't go. So, we tested and were disappointed. 2 pastas for high price. No sincerely, it's like in rue des bouchers, avoid it !

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Great experience, and repeated during years. Being an Italian, I prefer to taste local cuisine and usually avoid Italian restaurants abroad, but "Le Pou qui Tousse" is one of the rare excpetions. I find they offer a lovely made Sardinian cuisine, with local products, which are often not so easy to find (even in mainland Italy....): bottarga, malloreddus, seadas they... More 

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Juan-les-Pins, France
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170 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This restaurant is supposedly a Sardinian restaurant. Supposedly because the dishes are rather "generic" Italian dishes, with a couple of exceptions. Choice is limited, and prices are frankly rather high. The food is not bad, though: if you don't have great expectations, but look for a "home" cuisine, then this restaurant fulfills the promises. Sufficient wine list, although printing it... More 

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Savigny, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Situated in the older quarters of Brussels, the restaurant has been run by an authentic Sardinian family for many many years. They excel in delicious fish dishes and pasta's prepared the traditional way. Also try the excellent Sardinian wines. A place where you can't go wrong.

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Brussels, Belgium
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I've been here one evening due an event. It's supposed to be a Sardinian restaurant but it doesn't look anything close to it. When you enter it looks like a greek restaurant. The menu itself doesn't have any specific dish of that italian region and the prices are definitively over rated. Once we sit we noticed that the placemat were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Don't expect extraordinary tralala but respect for the basic product...al dente cooked risotto, well cooked pasta with tasty sauce, dessert a bit disappointing though. Extremely sharply priced wines compared to most restaurants, large choice of Sardinian wines and other excellent italian wines. Looking for correct basic, tasteful Sardinian food, you will be happily surprised.

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belgië
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

cosy , small and decent Italian food in Brussels city centre

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2010

This is a family favorite but also quite nice for couples and business lunches. The fish baked in salt is outstanding, served with light zucchini and mashed potatoes. The cold octopus salad is a nice appetizer and the pasta dishes are also tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vieille Halle Au Ble 49, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 02 512 28 71

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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