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“good quality authentic Italian food but pricey” 4 of 5 stars
Review of RENAISSANCE

RENAISSANCE
Nationalestraat 28-30, Antwerp, Belgium
32032339390
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Ranked #353 of 966 Restaurants in Antwerp
Cuisines: Italian
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Manchester, UK
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“good quality authentic Italian food but pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I visited this restaurant in Sept 2012 with a group of friends. Firstly the restaurant were very accommodating to accepting a large group at the late hour we arrived, which was much appreciated as we'd all had a long hard day. The decor is modern minimalist, which isn't really my style, but the restaurant was very busy so lots of people must like it! The food & wine were good quality and authentic, without being outstanding, but I felt a little of the expensive side. The service was efficient but not particularly friendly - a bit like the surroundings, it was a little cool and stand-offish. It felt to me very much like the type of restaurant to suitable for people who value dining in cool stylish surroundings as much as the food/service on offer.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland OH
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Merely average upscale Italian”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

While I have nothing to complain about, we found the dining at Renaissance to be merely average. For starters, we shared a generous portion of parmasian croquette, which unfortunately was neither parmasian, nor Italian cheese. Our main dishes were all tasty: each had a pasta dish (penne and ravioli). The pasta was perfectly prepared and sauces good, but again, nothing terribly special. The room is quite nice and modern, and located in the fashion district. Nothing about the experience however, seemed to justify the surprisingly high ranking the spot has earned on TripAdvisor.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Very nice!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Very good Italian food in a modern and elegant (but not too much) atmosphere, discrete and nice service. Delicious tiramisu, excellent pasta with vongole, nice wine selection. Just had a very nice dinner there with myself!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Almere, The Netherlands
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“We had a very nice lunch here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

While in Antwerp, we just strolling around looking for something a little better than a bar. In Antwerp there a lot of places where you can easily get a snack or something. But we had business to discuss and wanted something a little better. And we found it. Although we passed the restaurant twice without noticing! The entry almost looks like a museum, clothing store or a bank, so you'll easily miss out (check this google streetview: http://goo.gl/maps/Bi8W and see what I mean.

They had a very nice chardonnay by the glass (the heavy thick kind hmmmm) and the most delicious Asparagus Flemish Style (see picture :) I had a pasta dish that was not a lot but just good. Nice bread also. Service was a little stiff and formal, but I like it like that when I am in a business conversation.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
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66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“By chance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Recommended by the concierge, we were absolutely thrilled by the place. Crowded, but we found two seats at the bar. Excellent asparagus from Mechelen, great scampi and a superb selection of wine by the glass. Modern design, and views on their shop.

Visited April 2012
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