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“A bit messy but good food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Il Pasticcio

Il Pasticcio
Rue Marie de Bourgogne 3, Brussels 1050, Belgium
2 512 62 52
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Ranked #24 of 2,491 Restaurants in Brussels
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Asuncion, Paraguay
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“A bit messy but good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

I went for lunch and saw at least three tables that passed in front of me because they knew the owner... still the food is good Italian and the staff, once they seated me, were friendly.

Visited September 2011
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
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Florida
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
“Love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

busy but worth it. Can only comment on the pastas which all were perfect, penne with salmon, ravioli with butter and sage, pasta bolonese, wines by the glass or various size carafes. Fabulous bread. Friendly staff, helpful with selections...open daily for lunch..dinner only on Wed/Fri. Would have eaten there every day if my husband had let me.

Visited November 2011
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Brussels
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“A great find for dinner in this area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

I've been here several times and the waiters are always friendly, welcoming and helpful. I wish it was open more than 2 nights a week! It's popular and gets busy after 8pm so booking is recommended. Otherwise, it's possible to get a takeaway but if it's for more than 1-2, let them know.

We started with prosecco and a mixed antipasto. Some of our group had the 'trio de pates', three different pasta recipes on one plate. I almost wish I'd had the seared tuna, it was perfectly prepared, but homemade pasta is the house specialty and it was delicious.
Marche Rosso red was just light enough to suit everyone's food choices.
Really appreciated the birthday tiramisu and singing waiters :-)

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Mmmmmm.. this place is a good reason to visit Brussels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Great italian food!
Everything we tasted was superb: salad, carpaccio, pastas, tiramisu. House wine goes well with this kind of food and the whole place is excellent value for money. Make sure you book a table for dinner (Wed or Fri nights) and be prepared to enjoy wonderful food in a lively atmosphere!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brussels
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“One of the best lunch places in the EU neighbourhood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011 via mobile

Great for antipasto and for pasta! And if you go on a Wednesday or Friday night - the only two days when the restaurant is open for dinner - do ask the owner for a wine recommendation. He has quite a few gems!
Only slight criticism: the place is tremendously popular - and rightly so - and so it is usually very noisy. The staff deserve admiration for coping with the masses of people and the noise level.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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