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Riva Del Sole

Wollestraat 22, Bruges, Belgium
+32 50 34 33 30
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Ranked #255 of 527 Restaurants in Bruges
Price range: $12 - $29
Dining options: Takeout
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Dining options: Takeout
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A few metres from the main square, this family run Italian served food that was OK. The Calzone was huge but was the only thing on the plate and the Lasagne was like an island in sauce. They both tasted reasonable but a few bits of salad would have been nice. We had a window seat and were horrified by... More

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Scherpenheuvel, Belgium
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Been there a LONG time ago, when the boy needed a nanny/babysitter ... Returned after so many years.. still the same. Still the same "joy de vivre" from the lady of the house, still the same lovely food on your plate. On Bruges most beautiful day (May 29, 2014) we went having lunch. My son ate a pizza, he rated... More

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Newcastle-under-Lyme
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54 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Discovered this place five years ago on a previous holiday in Bruges and am pleased to say it as good now as it was then. A very traditional Italian, family run for over 30 years, Riva del Sole is in my opinion the best in Bruges. I know this because the restaurant closes on Tuesday and Wednesday and we tried... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We were due for a break from Belgian cuisine so we walked over to the Riva Del Sole. Standard Italian fare. Service was friendly. Ordered the garlic pizza bread as a starter but came out with the entree. Order penne arrabbiata which the server warned me was spicy. It had a good spiciness to it..but lacked some fresh basil. Was... More

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southport
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14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Friendly host, but unfortunately not the best Italian food I've had. Definitely overpriced due to close proximity to the main square. If you just want as quick pizza it's ok but wouldn't recommend for evening out.

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Tampa, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My husband and I are not fans of Dutch food so we were happy but hesitant to stumble upon this place as it was across from our hotel. We have very high standards on Italian foods and thought it was very good. The service was great but the decor could use a little work.

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Bexley, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This is a nice italian restaurant if a bit cliche. The food is good and plentiful and large portions. Very cheerful service. Extremely good spaghetti carbonara.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This was one of the worst Italian restaurants we've ever visited. The starter was fine but the pizza (Romano) was without any taste. My girlfriend had pasta, with a hair in it. Plus: it was burned food! We had the idea they work too hasty. The lasagna of the neighbors was there in 5 minutes, this can't be right. Also,... More

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We stopped off quite late after a long sociable afternoon and were pleased to find a comfortable restaurant with friendly staff/owners which for Bruges we thought was very well priced. The Garlic pizza starter was excellent and my pasta Arrabbiata was fresh tasty and perfect for the occasion. My wife had swordfish which again was well cooked though she confessed... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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265 restaurant reviews
458 helpful votes 458 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We had a pizza each here on February 3rd 2014. I had a Pizza Mama Mia, and my wife had a Pizza Napolitana. This was our third stab at having a pizza in Brugge over several years and easily the best. The pizza dough was clearly home made, and the toppings were nice, especially the balance of tomato sauce and... More

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