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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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0.1 miles from Cathedral of Our Lady
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Reviewed December 13, 2019 via mobile

Called in here last night at 5.30 to see if we needed to book a table, he advised us that we should. We therefore booked it for 7 and duly arrived on time. We were then told that all tables were taken and that we'd...have to wait for one to become available!! We were left waiting for 40 minutes and in all that time the guy that took the booking didn't apologise once, he knows who he is!! It is clear that this restaurant only cares about how many people they can get through the door and couldn't care less about their customers. Absolutely appalling service!!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 11, 2019 via mobile

I only ordered 3 pizzas to go and they were hot and ready when I got there. Delicious! Exquisite! Too bad the place is so small. It was crowded, which speaks for itself. Definitely worth to go when you visit the Grote Markt.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed September 9, 2019

Always friendly staff, really good pizza's & really good ingredients. Always good apetisers All ingredients are transported from the owners hometown and his dad prepares it. Also the grappa's are really nice for after your food. Best restaurant in Antwerp!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

This is a nice place if you are looking for real Italian food. The pizza's are very near to the ones you get in Italy.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed July 2, 2019

I have ordered pizza which was very tasty. Sitting place although was very small next to the entrance. All in all good restaurant.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

Authentic Italian food. All dishes (Pasta as well as Pizza) were just tasty! Will definitely return.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 4, 2019

My visit to Barbarella was an accident but it turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. To be honest, I usually avoid the Grote Markt when in Antwerp as a tourist trap, but this restaurant defied my expectations. The interior is clean and elegant,...but what's really important is care taken with taste and the freshness of ingredients. The menu is an unpretentious one with familiar dishes, but there's nothing routine in its execution. I chose grilled octopus with chickpeas from the antipasti and was bowled over but the smell, texture, flavour and look of the dish. It was really fresh. I hope this dish is still on the menu when I'm next in Antwerp. The guy in charge (quite possibly the owner) was careful to steer me away from too heavy a pizza and I had a Marinara. I wouldn't have thought such a familiar dish could have any surprises, but it had a richness of taste that I wasn't expecting with a real bite from the fresh basil. This had the feel of a fairly recent arrival among Antwerp's restaurants and I hope the grip on standards can be maintained. The experience was much more like eating in Italy than you usually get outside the country. A lot of hard work and attention to detail has gone into this restaurant and it's far from your usual pizzeria.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

Wow! What a find !! Amazing pasta. Fantastic Pizza. Sensational wine list. Friendly service and a buzzing atmosphere.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

Great contemporary Italian restaurant. Fresh ingredients and great flavour in all courses we ate, accompanied by good wine and friendly service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Best pizza/Pasta in Town, thank you. All ingredients so fresh, delicious food and always a very warm welcome. Thank you.

Date of visit: October 2018
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