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Il Pastaio

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Il Pastaio
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Parijsstraat 33, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Parijsstraat 33, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 230902
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Very nice restaurant
4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2014
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Leuven, Belgium

Food is very nice, but it is a bit expensive for what you get. Very nice atmosphere, especially at the first floor.

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Leuven, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Food is very nice, but it is a bit expensive for what you get. Very nice atmosphere, especially at the first floor.

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Malta, Europe
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Don't get me wrong, the food is good, but it's not great, especially when considering that for the same price, I ate a great steak at the restaurant opposite. Also, I think the service is too slow considering the fact that there were barely any other customers while I was there.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We got a mix of 5 sorts of overcooked pasta drained in cream. Too much and too expensive (€20 pp). This food has nothing to do with the Italian kitchen where simplicity rules. Average house wine

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The food is good, the tiramisu is great! Nice atmosphere with very friendly staff. Maybe a bit overpriced, but still worth a regular visit!

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Werchter, Belgium
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

A cosy place to have some very honest italian food. Good ingredients. Well prepared. We also noted (downstairs) it is a traiteur (fresh prepared italian take away food). Upstairs a a small restaurant with only a few tables. Nice location (in the center of leuven, close to everything) and super italian food !

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Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Friendly, warm, informal atmosphere. Great pasta, excellent wine and a smile! Will be back for sure. The only drawback is the absence of parking options in the proximity, you will have to walk min 200 meters if lucky.

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Christchurch
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89 reviews 89 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Decided to come in on a Monday night after seeing the pasta in the window. The service was friendly and excellent. I had the carne ravioli and my friend had the pasta groenten, both of which were amazing. There seemed to also be a steady business of people coming in to order pasta take away. I wouldn't hesitate to come... More

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Leuven, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Finally a restaurant with quality pastas! How it should be! Coming from an Italian family I have a very critical view and I can testify this is a pretty good representative for Italian pasta. The service is pretty slow, but friendly. I would definitely come here again.

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I had a yummy prawn fettucine pasta. It was quite tasty but nothing special. In particular the quartered tomatoes throughout the dish that were barely cooked let it down. I ate with three friends and in particular one friend found the spaghetti puttanesca not very tasty. Good service but not a great meal.

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Leuven, Belgium
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108 reviews 108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

A small restaurant, relaxed friendly service, great pastas what more do you need? Do not hesitate to use the take out. Wonderful pasta sauces, great oven dishes - do try the veggie lasagna - and great fresh pasta. Some good Italian wines too. So for a quick lunch, a laid back dinner or a great food for at home, you... More

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Additional Information about Il Pastaio

Address: Parijsstraat 33, Leuven 3000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 16 230902
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 26 - 33
Cuisine: Italian

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