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Rue Leys 56, Brussels 1000, Belgium
471 388034
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

A truly great option with exquisite Tuscan food for a romantic dinner in a tiny and charming place, or a takeaway if it's packed. Try also Barone21 (outside of town) or Toscana21 (city centre to move soon to Flagey).

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Thank Bertrand M
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

What make this little restaurant different from the others are the variety and quality of typical dishes and the refined combination of ingredients and tastes.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Lunchtime and you're near the war museum? Had I not been looking for this place, I would have walked right by it - a storefront really with a deli case just inside the door and seating for about 8 total. However, the owner was welcoming and got me set up with a tasty panini of tomato, pesto, buffalo and prosciutto.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Had a very nice peaceful lunch at Canto 21 recently, based on the fantastic reviews. The menu is short but the dishes are fresh and tasty. Definitely reserve a table as this place is tiny.

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Brussels, Belgium
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Maybe the smallest restaurant in Bruxelles, but also one of the best, in particular for homemade Italian food, mostly from Tuscany.

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Thank xnovo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It's indeed the smallest resto ever, but after two and a half year is Bxl - by far the best I tasted!!!! Had the plat du jour - rise with seafood - if one can fall in love with I dish - THAT was it :D And the people working there are extremely sweet, which for me is almost as... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Real Italian food in an extremely cosy place. Fair price and satisfied stomach. Everything's freshly cooked. The found exposed makes you drool as you get in. Not to miss!

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Thank Ludovica A
Brussels, Belgium
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is the tiniest restaurant I've ever eaten in. They have 3 tables. It is a TRUE italian/ Toscan place. Only two people, the cook, and the very friendly italian waitress. Everyting is fresh, you can even choose what bread, cheese or kind ham you want , if you take the "assiettes de charcuteries". I had Tartufo pasta, oh my,... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Let's be clear from the start you won't get pizza or spaghetti bolognaise here, it ain't that kind of Italian. What you do get is exquisite Tuscan food. You don't get lots of it either but this is definitely a quality over quantity. My friend and I had a carafe of wine, a main and dessert which came to about... More 

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Thank dizzybees
Vienna, Wien, Austria
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I am Austrian, but a real lover of Italian food. This place is by far the best value for money in the Schuman area of Brussels, especially when you like the dishes from the Tuscany region. I discovered this place by accident as I am passing it on my Vespa scooter on a daily basis when going to work in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Leys 56, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 471 388034

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?