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Rue Leys 56, Brussels 1000, Belgium
471 388034
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  • 29
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
At the War Museum? Drop by this little resto

Lunchtime and you're near the war museum? Had I not been looking for this place, I would have walked right by it - a storefront really with a deli case just inside the door and seating for about 8 total. However, the owner was welcoming and got me set up with a tasty panini of tomato, pesto... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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  • English first
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English first
Brussels, Belgium
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I live in the neighborhood and tried to dine there twice on sunny evenings. The first time, after being seated for 15 minutes, a waitress set-up our table without either bringing menus or taking our order for drinks. We left after another 10 minutes waiting. The second time, we left after waiting unattended for 15 minutes. The may have been... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Lunchtime and you're near the war museum? Had I not been looking for this place, I would have walked right by it - a storefront really with a deli case just inside the door and seating for about 8 total. However, the owner was welcoming and got me set up with a tasty panini of tomato, pesto, buffalo and prosciutto.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Brussels, Belgium
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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
5 restaurant reviews
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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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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13 restaurant reviews
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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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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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