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Mechelsestraat 25, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 37
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  • 46
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  • 4
    Average
  • 10
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cosy and small Italian style restaurant with inventive dishes

This is not just a pizzeria, this is a small, cosy and trendy Italian style restaurant. Original dishes in an original setting. Situated in the center of Leuven, close to the lively squares and shopping streets. Restaurant is very popular and quite small, so will always be full on week-end evenings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2015
Luk V
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Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
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Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
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117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This is not just a pizzeria, this is a small, cosy and trendy Italian style restaurant. Original dishes in an original setting. Situated in the center of Leuven, close to the lively squares and shopping streets. Restaurant is very popular and quite small, so will always be full on week-end evenings.

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Thank Luk V
Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This catchy Italian restaurant – as it advertises itself – has indeed a catchy trendy interior, a kind of place-m’as-tu-vu where young hipsters like to hang out to say they’ve been there, but has unfortunately bad food (but who cares, you’ve been there and joined the hype, right?). Very expensive salads look like they’re thrown on a wooden plate, with... More 

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Thank Ku_en_Ma
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Zoff is already for years an excellent trendy place for nice Italian food in Leuven. Seventies, lush interior. More a breakfast an lunch place than a place for dinner. Legendary plates with anti-pasti. For breakfast, the fritata padana is recommended.

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Thank Pascal Cools
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My partner and I enjoyed our lunch at Zoff - We ordered the shared platter for 2 and it was huge, fresh and delicious! They were very busy as it was a sunny day so outside was packed, the waiters though busy were not super friendly/attentive. All in all we enjoyed our experience.

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Thank Steph S
Leuven, Belgium
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

It had been a while since we last went to Zoff, but we wanted to enjoy a dark and wet afternoon with a delicious tagliere di Max deluxe. The tomato and mozzarella and the parmigiana were tastefull. Two yummy bruschetta, two not so yummy bruschetta and 4 really dry olive Ascolane (mine are ten times better if I say so... More 

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Thank RietGabriel
belgium
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

One more example of how you can charge anything in Belgium if only you look trendy and quality is not too bad. This restaurants presents itself as real Italian but panini and tramezzini really don't cost EUR13-15 in Italy, and they don't look like a salad either...... Not to mention the mini pizzas with maxi prices....... We had the tagliatelle... More 

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Thank patrickbelgio
Brussels, Belgium
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75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I just loved the food here. This restaurant is small too like most in Leuven but serves great food. The food is cooked so meticulously and well presented. Worth the value for money!

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Thank Kusuma S
Brussels, Belgium
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Another great lunch at this peculiar place, nice service, decent food, good drinks and the possibility to order extra. I like the feel of this bar/coffeehouse/restaurant,... Also recommandable is a get together with friends in the afternoon and start with a extended apero!!

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Thank peeweedegrote
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Very trendy and lounge atmosphere. Never been dissappointed by the food or drinks. Their combo platters are definitely worth it. Do mind the opening hours!

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Thank BelgiumHasselt
Brussels, Belgium
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188 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stop at this place from time to time when in Leuven. Never been dissappointed by thefood or drinks. The interiour is rather dark but in summer time you also can enjoy the outdoor seating in the Mechelsestraat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mechelsestraat 25, Leuven 3000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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