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“Wonderful ambiance, quality food, great value” 5 of 5 stars
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La Piola
Rue du Page 2, Brussels 1050, Belgium
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Ranked #560 of 2,570 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful ambiance, quality food, great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

You might think I go to La Piola so often because it's 2 blocks from my apartment, but of all the restaurants in the area it's my favorite by far. It's small, with great ambiance, they serve fresh, home-made pasta, and the service is very good. Part of what I like and which some may not, is the limited menu. They only offer a handful of pasta and meat dishes, which are presented on a chalk board on the wall. Most people who go seem to have their go-to dish and order it every time. If you want to be overwhelmed with choice, this isn't the place to go. If you want tasty, fresh dishes in a neighborhood restaurant, you shouldn't miss La Piola.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“One of the few Italian restaurants I really love”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

I normally don't like Italian food. It feels overpriced and not genuine whenever you're out of Italy.
This restaurant is the exception. They only do four to five dishes but they do them really well. The owners also love their wine and it shows. It's probably best to go here with a few friends as it's a rather small restaurant.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Correct italian restaurant in the midle of trandy quartier”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I eat a arrabiata pasta, was correct, big size portions and easy service...

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Bruselas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Wine bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Nice Italian wines (if you like Italian wine, of course) and great atmosphere. Also serve little food (pasta). Recommendable!

Visited June 2011
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Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“amazing tagliata, expensive but totally worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

They cook the food right in front of you, you can even check what other things the cook is cooking and pick whatever appeals you more. A casual restaurant.

Tiramisu was not specially good, and found it a bit small though.

  • Visited March 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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