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Avenue Louis Bertrand 65, Schaerbeek, Brussels 1030, Belgium
3222424230
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6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful setting for a special treat

La buca di bacco is a very small restaurant - so don't expect to just call in for a table. The inside is glorious with an enormous candelabra which sparkles in the glass and mirror. Setting exceptional! Service is typically french - in that the waiter knows best! This can be fun - it depends on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Diana1030
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

La buca di bacco is a very small restaurant - so don't expect to just call in for a table. The inside is glorious with an enormous candelabra which sparkles in the glass and mirror. Setting exceptional! Service is typically french - in that the waiter knows best! This can be fun - it depends on your mood. The menus... More 

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Thank Diana1030
Bruxelles
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

New owner and old chef. Elizabetta is the new owner and Salvatore the old chef. Opened since 7 August, the restaurant is back to serving creative; unique dishes based on Italian favourite and cooked by a chef who cooks from his heart. Reasonble prices, attentive staff and a wholly excellent dining experience.

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Thank SaraBruxelles
Brussels
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81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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Thank Claire G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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1 Thank Maxwell M
Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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5 Thank PFleur
Patras, Greece
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200 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 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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Thank Vassilis
Bruxelles
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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Thank SaraBruxelles
Steenokkerzeel
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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2 Thank Sandra V
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank pedropedropedro
Vilamoura, Portugal
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94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenue Louis Bertrand 65, Schaerbeek, Brussels 1030, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels  >  Schaerbeek
  • Phone Number: 3222424230

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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