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“Lovely pasta” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria a l'Ombra

Osteria a l'Ombra
2 rue des Harengs, Brussels 1000, Belgium
32-2-511.67.10
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Ranked #168 of 2,506 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
MA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“Lovely pasta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Quaint restaurant with tiny dining room downstairs that probably looks like it did a few decades ago with a small long table shared in the middle (uncomfortable seats) and a few side seats. Upstairs (narrow stairs!) there a small dining room.

We had linguini with a ragu sauce and Fettuccini with garlic, shrimp, wine
Both were lovely, with the ragu sauce being a bit to plain for my associate.

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Stavanger
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Unpretensious, cosy little restaurant with good service, food and location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Located next to the big square in city centre this little restaurant is a good find. The food is simple but very good, f ex cheese plate consist of 4-5 different cheeses on a plate, and nothing (!) else to look impressive or anything. Service is very good and staff was helpful when it started raining (no roof outside). Overall a very nice visit.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, MA
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Hidden gem near Grand Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We walked by here and decided to stop in based on other reviews and we were not disappointed. We sat upstairs near the window, away from the crowds outside. This is a family owned restaurant and we were treated like family. The food was freshly prepared, including the best homemade tiramasu we have had in a long time. If you are looking for a quality, low key, friendly eating place among the throngs of tourists, be sure to stop here.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Keep coming back here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

This is my 3rd visit to this restaurant. Small establishment, owned and operated by Italians...
Good food, perfect location, reasonable pricing.
Pros: pasta variety, food quality, location, welcoming (english speaking) staff
Cons: not a lot on the menu beside pasta..., small and very tight tables inside-try seating outside

Make a reservation or come early otherwise you won't find a table

Visited June 2014
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San Francisco, California
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fab Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This little gem just off the Grand Place is well worth a visit. family owned and you will be greeted by Alfonso Paglia, a son of the owners. Go with his food recommendation as it is just cooked for the day. He will also suggest a wine . Their wine list is very reasonable. Some tourists but als many locals

Visited May 2014
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