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Canto 21

Rue Leys 56, Brussels 1000, Belgium
471 388034
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Ranked #86 of 2,373 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
English in Germany
Contributor
12 reviews 12 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 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
1 review
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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We visited Brussels the previous month for short holidays. As good trip planners, we had a few places written for good food and local food mostly. The plans changed when we met Cristina at a bistro/pub for her break out of the week. Sitting next tables we started chatting and ended up being invited at her restaurant for the next... More

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Ipswich
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Stuck in a restaurant less hotel and found this place via trip advisor. It really is a little difficult to find as it does look like a deli from the outside. Didn't get there until quarter to 9 but had a huge bowl of Gorgonzola penne Pasta cooked to perfection, sauce was a great creamy blue cheese balance with Parmesan... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

First of all, let me tell you that this place is very very small. I saw 2 small tables inside and there was one small table outside. It is a short (~10 minute) walk from the Merode Metro Station. We planned our afternoon so that we could walk around Jubelpark and then proceed to Canto 21. The restaurant is so... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

If you work around Merode, having a good lunch for a reasonable price is hard. But Canto21 is just the best place where you can eat, especially pastas. Try their tortelli del contadino. Most of what they have is made in house and I would recommend to take away also some of their imported cold cuts from tuscany. They built... More

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

This place is a real find. I'm nearly tempted to not say how good it is for fear it'll be overrun with customers and I'll never get a seat! In saying that, the food is so great and reasonably priced, I would happily take it home or to the Parc and enjoy a taste of Tuscany there. But then I'd... More

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