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SALE PEPE & ROSMARINO

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Rue Berckmans 98, Brussels 1060, Belgium
+322.538.90.63
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
first lunch

Was staying opposite this small local on my visit. Friendly atmosphere of the tourist track . Excellent Italian carpaccio first course , followed by a pasta dish with tomato and basil. A simple place but with good typical food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Was staying opposite this small local on my visit. Friendly atmosphere of the tourist track . Excellent Italian carpaccio first course , followed by a pasta dish with tomato and basil. A simple place but with good typical food.

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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704 reviews 704 reviews
522 restaurant reviews
1,362 helpful votes 1,362 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
49 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Madrid, Spain
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue Berckmans 98, Brussels 1060, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +322.538.90.63

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 29
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pub

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