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Avenue Louis Bertrand 65, Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium
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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Italian food? not sure...

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2013
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Patras, Greece
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  • Late Night
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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170 reviews 170 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 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 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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