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Leopold de Waelstraat 9, Antwerp 2000, Belgium (Formerly Gigi il Bullo)
+32 3 295 66 27
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Thu - Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Reviewed June 22, 2016

I went there for my bday dinner, it was amazing! Very Yummie food, good service! The self-made bread and the special butter.. WAW!!! love it

Thank Elsida M
Lier, Belgium
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5 reviews
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Reviewed May 1, 2016

We went again to this restaurant in the center of Antwerp. It's a fine place and easy to find if you stay in the old center of Antwerp. The interieur is very Modern as well as the food with nice music in the background. It's the best foodexperience I had in my live until now.

Thank frankscholdis
Lier, Belgium
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 24, 2016

Gist, a very fine place to upgrade your citytrip in Antwerp to something culinair. They know how to bring some new refreshing tastes on your plate. The chef (an Italian) and his team, they know very well how to give you a new food experience, Frank & Christien

Thank frankscholdis
Brussels, Belgium
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed January 12, 2016

We got to the place by luck as we were not looking for it, unfortunately we had dinner already but we tried the desserts and coffee and I got to say.... if their dinning is as good as their dessert, we will come back for more!!! I will keep you post...

Thank MrMarcoPolo
Ghent, Belgium
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed November 2, 2015

if you are in for fine dining in the great city of antwerp, you definitely have to visit GIST. Dario Puglia is proud to present you home made bread, cheese, seasonal (local) ingredients etc etc with lots of experience and creativity; his kitchen is truly in balance : very fresh, very tasteful and generous. the wine list is well sought... More 

Thank Dirk B
United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

The hostess is extremely friendly, she and the open kitchen really add value to the whole experience. If the price wasn't so high, I wouldn't of rated it so low. Whilst the food absolutely looks the part - the flavours lack a certain depth that one would expect at a restaurant of this apparent calibre. Whilst the dish looked great,... More 

Thank lucyloooooo
Senningen, Luxembourg
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed January 20, 2015

Very nicely designed restaurant offering daily changing simple but refined dishes with an Italian influence. No needless visual acrobatics here, but clean, well plated creations putting the ingredients center stage. Technically very good with precise cooking of meats and fish. Tasty selection of cured meats. Very good bread. Nice and varied wine selection. I'll be back!

Thank DilipVW
Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Although knowing it would be a surprise by choosing the carte blanche menu, we were not pleased with the ingredients squid and ox tail We can agree that making something unusual can be original, but we did not find it a good experience. The service was excellent, the food not our liking

1 Thank gokeAntwerp
Beveren, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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49 reviews
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

It's different. I can't describe how this Italian chef (with a lot of international experience) made it to detach from tradition and become a competent experimenter: solid culinary culture makes every dish a simple, yet non-trivial creation. Beauty is in simplicity, it applies to taste as well. The wine list is appropriate to the experimenting character of the menu: let... More 

Thank Gabriele B
Asuncion, Paraguay
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

By all means, this is worth trying. Our party of two had the four-course set menu, which comes with two additional amuse-bouches and were both pretty impressed by all dishes except one. This is half-way between comfort food and modernist and I found this was a good combination. The risotto and the swordfish were particularly worth mentioning. The service is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$39 - $62
European, Italian
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leopold de Waelstraat 9, Antwerp 2000, Belgium (Formerly Gigi il Bullo)
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
  • Phone Number: +32 3 295 66 27
Natural wine and gastronomic kitchen

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