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“Cosy, friendly, authentic.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Cantina

La Cantina
Philipstock Straat 33, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+3250676766
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Ranked #378 of 549 Restaurants in Bruges
Price range: $15 - $62
Cuisines: Italian, Vegetarian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Cosy, friendly, authentic.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

We arrived at around 830 on a Monday night and got the last table, it is a very busy, cosy little restaurant, with a relaxed pace and friendly staff. The food tasted like authentic Italian cuisine, and the prices are very good bearing in mind how close to the centre of town it is. There seemed to be only one staff member serving, and he was absolutely rushed off his feet, although he managed to keep smiling in the face of adversity. Worth a visit!

Visited June 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wow! Try it or miss out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

absolutely fabulous fresh made Italian food - friendly service - comfortable tables - €50 for 1 starter 2 mains 1 dessert 2 soft drinks and 2 sides - I recommend Veg Cannelloni and Mushroom pizza - best pizza I've had in a very long time

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yorkshire
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“What a Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This lovely little restaurant down a side street from the main market square was a real gem the food and the service was wonderful.

Highly recommend and fabulous lunch time menu

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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“Charming Italian restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Charming Italian restaurant with delicious pasta, very friendly owner and good service !
Really worth visiting if you are in Bruges !!

Visited June 2013
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“Best restaurant in Bruges”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Ok, so Italian might not be what you're thinking of eating in Belgium, but hey here are a few reasons why you should go to La Cantina: best service we've had in Bruges, best prices we've had in Bruges (€13 for a pizza and €19 for a menu consisting of minestone soup/ fish in pesto with tagliatelle/ tiramisu), nice setting, just a street off the Markt, food tastes good. It lost one star with its pudding though, tiramisu was small and lemon tart was obviously defrosted and not very well as it was hot and cold in places... never mind, the rest was lovely and I 'd definitely go there again!

Visited May 2013
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