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Van Iseghemlaan, Ostend 8400, Belgium
059 80 40 32
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Real Italian vibes and food!

Family restaurant, we come here already for years now and it's still top! All the food is delicious and fresh! The nr.:1 for me are ofcorse the pastas. Also the daughter of the boss is gorgeous and that's an extra bonus ofcourse :p

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Family restaurant, we come here already for years now and it's still top! All the food is delicious and fresh! The nr.:1 for me are ofcorse the pastas. Also the daughter of the boss is gorgeous and that's an extra bonus ofcourse :p

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Thank Junior4mind
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a small family owned restaurant with a strong Italian touch. The pizzas were excellent and so were the service, atmosphere and Pinot Grigio. The menu card was in the local language (only). This is always a good sign. We returned on our way back to England. I even had the same pizza - as it couldn't be better.

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Thank Christian W
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Visited in July and had the most memorable meal I've had in years. Food all freshly prepared and cooked to order. Obviously much love and attention to detail involved, I chose the fillet steak and pepper sauce (fresh pepper sauce) The tenderness and taste were exquisite, I could find no fault at all. The menu is laden with choice and... More 

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Thank ColinR1961
Bruges, Belgium
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Went for a first time to this restaurant. The outside is a bit old stylish, and the interior is 100% italian style from the eighties & nineties. Lots of different dishes available : pizza's, pasta's, meat, .. + and extensive wine card. Enjoyed the meal (pasta's) and the wine (Sauvignon)

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Thank TobiKaze
Hasselt, Belgium
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Very nice dishes, superb wine, cosy, midprice. From pizza to perfect seafood cooked the Italian way. Served by the owner and his family.

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Thank Luc V
Ostend, Belgium
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I heard a lot about this one, so I was looking forward to a visit. You'll pay on average € 5 more for a pizza and the house speciality Osso Bucco is a staggering € 25. I've eaten a lot of pizza's and Osso Bucco in my life and do not mind paying more if this is reflected in the... More 

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Durham
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237 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

It's very true. The Belgians know their food and Villa Borghese was a fine example of the care and pride in what they take in their food. On arrival we were given a lovely complimentary "amuse bouche" of cheese, salami and olives. The waiter was lovely and was asking us which part of the country we came from. The restaurant... More 

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Belgium
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

When I choose a restaurant, I try to go for innovative cooking or for authentic cooking. Villa Borghese in Oostende is a nice experience for those seeking good Italian home food at a normal price. Just go for the friendly service and the good honest food. La bella Italia is waiting for you.

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Thank Travelmale
Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2010

We found this restaurant late at night with our two young kids (its sometimes not easy to eat out with young kids in Belgium). We found the welcome warm, service very good and the food was excellent and reasonably priced unlike several of the restaurants in Ostende. The steak (which was belgian) was the nicest I ever had. I would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Van Iseghemlaan, Ostend 8400, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ostend
  • Phone Number: 059 80 40 32

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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