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Il Giardino d'Inverno

Naamsestraat 118, Leuven, Belgium
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Ranked #90 of 254 restaurants in Leuven
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 30, 2013
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Dining options: Reservations
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16 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Leuven, Belgium
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We've been to this place a couple of times and so far so good. The plates of pasta are ENORMOUS and very tasty. You also get a nice bruschetta on the house and lots of nice crusty bread to go with your pasta. Unfortunately the pasta can also get quite heavy and somewhat salty at times, so I suggest sticking... More

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Leuven, Belgium
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I recently visited this restaurant for the first time with friends. The service was perfect, although it took a long time before we got our food, which was average. The taste was very good, but unfortunately my pasta was really swimming in (olive) oil, and I specially ordered a pasta without added truffle oil or anything like that. The portions... More

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Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Il Giardino d'Inverno is a stylishly decorated restaurant with a wonderful garden, located closely to the city center of Leuven. The chef, born in Sicily, offers high quality Italian food with a personal touch and fresh ingredients. Staff is friendly and correct: smooth service. Food and drinks are not cheap, but you get very good quality in return. Recommended!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012 via mobile

Good food. Home made pasta. Acceptable house wines. Correct service. But it's far too expensive for what you get. Tonight, we had a plate with ravioli for € 18,00 and a suggestion of the day - swordfish- for € 27,00 (!). Was it excellent? No, just about OK! In Leuven one find several Italian restaurants with a much better value... More

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Diegem, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Nice food in an excellent atmosphere. Plenty of choice on the menu. Maybe a little bit to much choice. The staff was very friendly.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012 via mobile

We really enjoyed our evening at this restaurant. The service was very impressive. The staff guided us well through the menu (as we only speak English), and he was very accommodating with our fussy two year old (he designed a meal that she enjoyed!) We had a lovely glass of prosecco on arrival, then shared a generous antipasto platter. We... More

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Lille, France
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180 reviews 180 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

We had visited this restaurant in there former location and were impressed with the quality of the different dishes (pasta and fish alike) so we decided to swing by in their new location. The restaurant is bigger and has now also an outside dining area. Because of the unsteady weather, we were not able to try this. We started out... More

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