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Vieille Halle Au Ble 49, Brussels 1000, Belgium
02 512 28 71
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Value for money not worth

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 !

1 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
Ralf2ralf
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  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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171 reviews 171 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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143 reviews 143 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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