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Avenue Louis Bertrand 65, Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nothing to write home about

Lovely little setting and very (perhaps a too) friendly waitress. Enjoyed the touch of a free glass of fizz on arrival and a little amuse-bouche, but the food was really average. I went for one of the suggestions that came with spaghetti and not the advertised tagliatelle and it was really chewy... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Claire G
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Brussels
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Brussels
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Lovely little setting and very (perhaps a too) friendly waitress. Enjoyed the touch of a free glass of fizz on arrival and a little amuse-bouche, but the food was really average. I went for one of the suggestions that came with spaghetti and not the advertised tagliatelle and it was really chewy and not very good at all. A wine... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We had made a booking online for 9pm for 2 people. We got to the restaurant at 8:59 and were seated immediately... and not spoken to, attended to or even noticed for another 15 minutes. After 15 minutes and several glances at the one waitress we were provided menus from the next door table (once they were done). No question... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

As an ex-regular I can honestly say that the quality of the food and the service has gone downhill. They pretend to be soemthign they are clerly NOT - i.e. a classy and authentic Italian place (with the price tag that goes with that notion). I have noticed this before but kept coming back occasionally - in the hope that... More 

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Patras, Greece
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This is a small but very beautiful "art nouveau" restaurant in the Schaarbeek region, just outside the tourist area of Brussels. Food was well presented but "neutral" in taste, not exactly italian, something between italian, belgic and french: a result "nothing special". Service was good, as well as the ambient which was relaxing and romantic. The total price of a... More 

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Bruxelles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I've eaten here often in this, my neighbourhood restaurant and you should share it. The restaurant - style art nouveau, is friendly with the most wonderful chef, Salvatore, who cooks from his heart. Today I had grilled sardines stuffed with cheese and covered in breadcrumbs - an absolute delight, and risotto al truffo, stuff made of dreams. All his dishes... More 

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Steenokkerzeel
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26 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

With the new owners and cook, the quality has decreased to a very low level. The service was unfriendly and a lot of errors were made, the food very basic and we needed to wait a long time for the main course. Really not worth the money anymore, what a pity!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

The restaurant is located in a great stylish house of early 20 century, amazing. Very kind service, relaxed atmosphere. The wine list, just Italian, is quite good although a bit short, with usual-in-Brussels 300% mark-up. Classic food with a modern touch. Good

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Brussels
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

It has a pewter bar... they hardly speak any English... but my word they can cook! Great wine list, tremendous traditional Italian cooking. Superb attentive service. The place is a hidden gem! Treat yourself to something from the specials board... but the lamb on the standard menu is fabulous! We are blessed with fantastic Italian restaurants in Brussels... and this... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Honestly, as someone who has many years' experience in the hospitality sector, the only criticism I could make about this establishment is that the portions are too big! The menu is not revolutionary - familiar dishes, but executed with a "twist" and an evident love of food. Example 1: Tagliolini al tartufo - home made fresh pasta garnished with copious... More 

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Brussels
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

I went to this restaurant with 3 friends. When you enter the restaurant you'll find out that a lot of detail went in the decoration. We were welcomed like family(what did you expect in an italian restaurant). We got a great round table. The menu was presented on a board and on paper. The lovely waitress explained the board with... More 

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Address: Avenue Louis Bertrand 65, Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels  >  Schaerbeek
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Avenue Louis Bertrand 65, Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels  >  Schaerbeek

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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