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“Always great food and service!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Testa Rossi

Testa Rossi
Oude Haachtsesteenweg 119, Diegem 1831, Belgium
02 7204632
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Ranked #3 of 21 Restaurants in Diegem
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Mechelen, Belgium
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Always great food and service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We have been going here for years and we are always welcomed warmly even a little later at night without a reservation.

The staff is very friendly, skilled and funny at times.

Sharing a few starters amongst friends together with a bottle (or two) of lambrusco is a good idea.

Afterwards enjoy your tasty main dish with a nice bottle of wine. I just love their risottos.

I recommend the tiramisu speculoos for desert.

To finish you could take a limoncello with your coffee.

Visited March 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Not up to standard”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This place is neither cheap , nor good.
I had the lobster - Wanting to give myself a treat. It was almost tasteless, no water at the table to wash after wrestling with it.
The tiramisu was disappointing - Flat and boring taste - Could be been made days ago!!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Overijse, Belgium
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Diner at Testa Rossi in Diegem”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We went yesterday for a diner at Testa Rossi in Diegem From the start the staff were friendly Unfortunetaly the quality of the food was very poor (Cold, not well cooked) We were with 8 and none of us appreciated the food Even the desserts we're not a the level of this kind of restaurant What a disappointment :-(

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, IL
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food served with style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I recently had the opportunity to dine with colleagues at Testa Rossi in Diegem for dinner and we were very happy with our experience. From the start the staff were friendly and helpful in suggesting starters and other plates to share among the group. The bruschetta is a must as it was by far one of the best versions I have ever sampled. The warm brie salad was also fantastic and is served with dressing on the side as requested.

For our main courses we each had a different pasta and all were flavorful and served at the perfect temperature. The diavolo pasta was fantastic with spicy salami in a tomato sauce and it went well with the two different bottles of Chianti that we ordered from the extensive wine list.

All in all, Testa Rossi is not to be missed for casual or more formal dinners as the food is outstanding and the prices are incredibly reasonable.

Only downside is that parking can be a bit difficult in the evening, however, we were able to find ample street parking about two blocks away.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brussels, Belgium
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58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Ideal for lunching out with colleagues”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Testa Rossi is always very crowded at lunch time but you won't mind (as long as you have made reservations). The reason is that the interior decoration and the sort of invites people to be cheerful and (rather) loud. Even when only half filled (e.g. early in the evening) there is a pleasant and vibrant atmosphere.
As you would expect the kitchen is Italian(-ish). On the menu (which goes on for pages and pages) you won't just find Italian standards but also a number of Italy-inspired dishes. However I consider myself a bit of a puritan when it comes to Italian restaurants I have to say that whatever is brought to the table is good and tasty. Not super-refined, but it looks good, it tastes good and you will feel satisfied with your choice.
Service is friendly and efficient. Prices are moderate.
I wouldn't go there with clients but for lunching out with colleagues this is the place to go in Diegem.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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