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La Buca di Bacco

Avenue Louis Bertrand 65, Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium
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Ranked #8 of 24 Restaurants in Schaerbeek
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 13, 2013
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Dining options: Reservations
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Brussels, Belgium
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
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
86 reviews 86 reviews
41 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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 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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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012 via mobile

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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