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Rue Berckmans 98, Brussels 1060, Belgium
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Ranked #827 of 2,343 restaurants in Brussels
Price range: $20 - $29
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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69 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

After having read the rave reviews on TA, and often seen that the restaurant is crowded when passing by, we were looking forward to trying it out. As other reviews have mentioned, the service is very slow and the waitress who served us seemed very miserable. The tables are much too close together and it is a struggle to get... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I've been going here since it opened around 20 years ago, and I'm still amazed at the food. Pepe is also a great host, and hasn't lost his golden touch with customers! Service is getting a bit inconsistent, though, and unless you like to linger over your evening out, you'll need to be proactive - success comes at a price!... More

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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Very good mains but let down by service. Seemed to wait forever to be offered desserts so in the end the bill was requested. Further delay so had to go to bar to get it. Tables are extremely close together. Thought about reducing stars further but food didn't deserve it.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This restaurant is situated on its own in a side street, frequented by local people (Always a good sign). We enjoyed the good food and the cosy atmosphere . Staff very charming. We would go back if in Brussels again .

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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636 reviews 636 reviews
478 restaurant reviews
1,017 helpful votes 1,017 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Always packed, you should book in advance during the weekend. It's the hip place of the neighbourhood and the patrons and fancy and a la page. Service is OK: friendly and competent, but far too slow. It's OK though, unless you are in a hurry, as the place is nice and one can spend time watching people pass by. The... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

but I also had high expectations. The place was sold to me as a "real" italian restaurant (in comparison with mediocre pizza places that fester). And it was I have to admit. The dishes were authentic and obviously far from common mockup italian cooking. the venue: Not too good, they do not have proper tablecloth. Place is crowded and toilets... More

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Chevrainvilliers, Ile-de-France, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

In Belgium, restaurants with quality food often lack simplicity, is my humble opinion. Sale Pepe Rosmarino strike the balance that I LOVE: the interior is cosy but simple, with a few decorative elements such as the curtains and lamps and an old wooden bar that seem telling you these are conscious choices. The location is favourable: not too far from... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Yes, it's always full, Noisy and jammed. But hey, this IS Italia and who cares once you taste the food! I am at a lack of words for their pasti are sublime. The srvice is familial and customised. The wines are also great. Finally the quality is top and the prices very reasonnable. It was so good, we returned the... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I've heard a lot of nice stories about this Italian restaurant, so the expectations were high. And unfortunately they weren't met. As a starter we took the mixed antipasti, and we asked for mostly vegetables, because most of us are vegetarians. Surprisingly to see just a few vegetables and a lot of charcuterie... Only after we've explained it again and... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We went because we were staying one block away and it seemed convenient enough. To our surprise, this was our best meal in Brussels. As soon as they opened their doors it flooded with locals and we were unable to get a table. We returned an hour later, at the restaurants suggestion, but still were unable to be seated. Finally,... More

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