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Canto 21

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Rue Leys 56, Brussels 1000, Belgium
471 388034
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Brussels, Belgium
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We live a few hundred metres from Canto 21 but have not dined there for some months until this evening. This is a very small restaurant but the personal welcome from the owner Christina is from the heart and honest. The food served is always fresh, made from quality ingredients and show cases Tuscany at its best. A new menu... More 

Thank David-Brux
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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).

Thank Bertrand M
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank mkmk_123
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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178 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank xnovo
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Nevena H
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Ludovica A
Brussels, Belgium
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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English in Germany
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
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?