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Il Pastaio

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Italian, Pasta
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Parijsstraat 33, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 230902
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very nice restaurant

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2014
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Leuven, Belgium
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Ayutthaya, Thailand
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We came acros this restaurant because it was close to our hotel and it was not in the mainstream. It’s my experience that just outside the mainstream can give you a surprising experience. The red housewine is organic and as you can read in the other reviews payed by cm. For an organisatie wine the taste was excellent. The menu... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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
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124 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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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87 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 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 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Parijsstraat 33, Leuven 3000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
  • Phone Number: +32 16 230902

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 33
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta
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

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