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Il Proverbio

Noordlaan 24, Genk 3600, Belgium
89306750
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Ranked #20 of 85 restaurants in Genk
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 28, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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67% Recommend
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Diepenbeek
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We are in love with Il Proverbio. Simple but honest ingredients, fresh food and ... the wine: delicious. Great pizza's & lovely antipasti. I like the interior - nice and clean. But I understand the complaint about the acoustic and the noise (but, it is an Italian restaurant - so it is part of the atmosphere) A tip for Il... More

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Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Maybe I expected too much of this pizzeria? We had dinner at Il Proverbio on a rainy evening. It was fully booked and extremely noisy. I even didn't have the chance to take of my coat and the waitress came to take our order (drinks) which felt very stressy. For a pizza, the prices were too high for my liking.... More

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Leuven
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50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

First, this pizzeria is located in a very nice area of the city. The Noordlaan and its surroundings have an interesting history and for former inhabitants of Genk it is a very nostalgic experience to drive around this part of the city. Second, the building itself is also quite beautiful. So after all the positive reviews and recommendations by friends,... More

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Genk, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good food, fresh ingredients, friendly service, the best pizza's of Genk. But it is noisy especially when you are going with a group, there is a bad acoustic.

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Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Even after eating out at Il Proverbio for many times, I'm still hooked. I've been there with friends, family, with my girlfriend and to be honest, I've had a great time at each occasion. The reception and communication was kind & clear. They have 2 shifts, as many other well respected restaurants do; one at 18h00 & one at 20h00.... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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71 reviews 71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Il Proverbio's pay off is: 'Autentica Pizzeria Napoletana' and this directly sets the standard for the pizza's made here. Pizza's are baked in a traditional Italian wood-oven at a temperature of 400 degrees. This, combined with the fresh ingredients and first class dough, results in a crispy pizza with fresh topping. The standards at Il Proverbio are set by the... More

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Ghent
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119 reviews 119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We went for dinner last weekend to Il Proverbio. We read some exciting articles about this pizzeria (unique oven and passion of the staff). We were not dissappointed by the taste of these pizza's. Even our kids (used to pizza hawaii's) loved these innovative tastes with class ingredients. Why an average in the end. We first had outdoor seating which... More

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Leuven
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Unfortunately, Genk isn't quite a town one visits often. But to be honest; driving half an hour for the pizza is woth it. The chef has followed every imaginable course in pizzamaking, and had his oven and supplies brought over from Napels. What makes the pizza so incedibly good? All the ingredients are top notch. All is biological, real moist... More

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Leuven, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Sometimes you can be in doubt about whether you should tell everyone about this great place you've found. It might get too popular. But really, this place serves one the best pizzas in Belgium. A real pizza oven, the pizza goes in for less than one minute and the result is delicious. The menu is completely in Italian, so take... More

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Hasselt, Belgium
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

When going to Il Proverbio, please be prepared to eat pizza. It is the essence, substance and major reason of existence for this fairly new restaurant in Genk. Simple scenery, real Italian family in the kitchen and around, and a menu ... not with the plain pizza's where some Italians are ashamed of, but real Italian pizza stuff ... with... More

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