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Rue Leys 56, Brussels 1000, Belgium
471 388034
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great simple lunch

Had a very nice peaceful lunch at Canto 21 recently, based on the fantastic reviews. The menu is short but the dishes are fresh and tasty. Definitely reserve a table as this place is tiny.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
iLuke85
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Brussels, Belgium
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brussels, Belgium
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Had a very nice peaceful lunch at Canto 21 recently, based on the fantastic reviews. The menu is short but the dishes are fresh and tasty. Definitely reserve a table as this place is tiny.

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Milan, Italy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Maybe the smallest restaurant in Bruxelles, but also one of the best, in particular for homemade Italian food, mostly from Tuscany.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It's indeed the smallest resto ever, but after two and a half year is Bxl - by far the best I tasted!!!! Had the plat du jour - rise with seafood - if one can fall in love with I dish - THAT was it :D And the people working there are extremely sweet, which for me is almost as... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Real Italian food in an extremely cosy place. Fair price and satisfied stomach. Everything's freshly cooked. The found exposed makes you drool as you get in. Not to miss!

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Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is the tiniest restaurant I've ever eaten in. They have 3 tables. It is a TRUE italian/ Toscan place. Only two people, the cook, and the very friendly italian waitress. Everyting is fresh, you can even choose what bread, cheese or kind ham you want , if you take the "assiettes de charcuteries". I had Tartufo pasta, oh my,... More 

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English in Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Let's be clear from the start you won't get pizza or spaghetti bolognaise here, it ain't that kind of Italian. What you do get is exquisite Tuscan food. You don't get lots of it either but this is definitely a quality over quantity. My friend and I had a carafe of wine, a main and dessert which came to about... More 

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I am Austrian, but a real lover of Italian food. This place is by far the best value for money in the Schuman area of Brussels, especially when you like the dishes from the Tuscany region. I discovered this place by accident as I am passing it on my Vespa scooter on a daily basis when going to work in... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Christina goes out of her way to make you happy and feel comfortable every time i have visited her restaurant! All I can say is stop by try her specials and enjoy!

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Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I absolutely advise to try this tiny restaurant. I ate a wonderful tagliata with potatoes and salad drinking a glass of Chianti. My friend took tortelli del contadino, a brave combination among goat cheese, honey and pears. The result? excellent! Everything looks like homemade and the quality of the products is outstanding. I love this place, but don't expect to... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

If you're looking for a incredible but simple Italian meal, that's the place! Cristina will offer you the best homemade sandwiches you could find in Belgium, (only with Italians ingredients!) and Valerio will cook amazing pasta and risotto for all tastes... Tuscany in your mouth, and a big smile when you leave!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue Leys 56, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 471 388034

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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