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Italian, Mediterranean, European
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Reviewed January 9, 2022 via mobile

Very good food, we ate the pasta ragu & carbonara and it was delicious! We’ll definitely go back. The wine was bit price but went very well with our food, so overall very happy with our dinner.More

Date of visit: January 2022
ruggero z, Proprietario at La caneva, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2022
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Grazie per la recensione positiva. Avete ragione che in Belgio il vino é un po' caro. Se dovessi adottare i...More

Reviewed October 6, 2020 via mobile

Absolutely suggested! A corner of authentic and quality Italian cuisine (Venetian cuisine) in the center of Brussels :)

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

Superb dinner both for meat and fish, and the wine selection. The owner is an eclectic intellectual, excellent cook. Having fun.More

Date of visit: January 2020
ruggero z, Proprietario at La caneva, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2020
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Grazie dell'apprezzamento positivo sia del Ristorante che di me stesso. Ero evidentemente in forma sia come cuoco che come anfitrione...More

Reviewed December 4, 2019 via mobile

Reasonably good dinner and wine at acceptable pricelevels; open fire ( gas) was on and interior was extremely warm when we were seated on last second last place almost in the fireplace; requesting the other table was not possible as it was reserved for a...bigger group of 5, who fid not come; you expect some flexibility from staff to settle around with tablereservations. Luckily the owner was willing to lower the fire...; starter( charcuterie) and cheese were more than enough and of very good quality; main was Gorgonzola linguine which of great quality; good italian; value for moneyMore

Date of visit: December 2019
ruggero z, Proprietario at La caneva, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2020
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Lei ha ragione, vicino al camino fa molto caldo. tutti vogliono mangiare là ma io preferisco stare un po' più...More

Reviewed November 23, 2019

I'm Italian. I love my pasta. I want it done right. This is where you go to get it right, in Brussels. We were so happy to have found this gem. We went a little after it opened and got a seat right next to...the fireplace. My carbonara was exceptional. My husband's lasagna, I wanted to gobble up. The complimentary bruschetta was lovely, and the bread too. Now, many here have said the service was slow. Well, you're in Europe. In our two-week stay in Europe, anywhere we ate, was slow. Enjoy the fact that they don't rush you out, as so many do in the states. As for rudeness? We didn't experience that. The waiter was not fluent in English (he doesn't need to be), but he got what we wanted - nevermind he was the only waiter in the entire establishment - not easy. I did get the opportunity to meet and thank the chef and he was very sweet. I'm thinking the bad experiences here are coming from folks who expect American service in a foreign country. Tell yourself it's going to take a while, drink up and enjoy the gorgeous ambiance and thoughtfully prepared dishes. The locals go here. It's good.More

Date of visit: November 2019
ruggero z, Proprietario at La caneva, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2020
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Grazie per l'apprezzamento. Il nostro servizio non é ne' lento ne' veloce... é adeguato ad un locale dove si cucina...More

Reviewed August 21, 2019 via mobile

Stumbled upon this restaurant during a recent city break we did not have a reservation. On entering our welcome was warm and we chose to sit on a table by the window. The restaurant is beautiful with exposed brickwork and beams and fabulous artwork on...the walls. Menus were provided quickly and orders taken. Our drinks arrived along with complementary bruschetta which were very tasty. Our pasta dishes arrived after a satisfactory wait and were quite obviously freshly prepared and delicious. The restaurant was very busy with people arriving throughout our meal some having to be turned away. No room for dessert we paid our bill and left happy and very full.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

We've booked the restaurant, they've prepared for us a table inside and since the weather was nice we kindly asked to be sitted outside. After some minutes they came back asked us to be inside beacuse they couldn't make it to manage the tables outise....Ok fine, we accepted since was startied to be a lit chilly. We ordered some mixed plates "charcuterie" and cheese which took about 45 min to get served... Main arrived and the waiter spilled a glass of wine, no excuses from his side and he claimed that we did it... After some seconds he asked to offer a new glass which never arrived upon we asked for. Honestly the food was ok however the service is one of the worst I've experienced in my life, very unprofessional and not client friendly. Would I go back? HELL NO! If i could give 0 stars I would have done it.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

Went there with 2 couples for a pre booked table. Asked to sit outside and they were annoyed about this at first but seated us. After 15 mins of no service they eventually returned and forced us inside. During the meal the waiter knocked over...a glass of wine and got aggressive when asked to replace it . Food was pretty good but the service was bad even for Brussels. I would not recommend this to anyone given the experience we had .More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

Great food in a very pleasant setting.in the city centre of Brussels. Italian stylen cuisine. Great variety of pasta..very tastefull. Not a big restaurant but very Nice Service was ok. Great choice of wines

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

Looks like a very family restaurant. Pasta with truffles for 17€ was just fantastic. Fireplace adds comfort in rainy days. Service is fast. House red wine is amazing.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 12, 2019

If you are looking for an authentic Italian restaurant with not so expensive dishes, this is the place to go! The variety of pasta dishes is incredible, there are also a few dishes with meat, pork and fish. Wine can be a little expensive, but...the environment of this place is cozy and chic. Since it is located in the old historic part of Brussels, it is an excellent place for dinner after a long day of walking. They have amazing grappa!More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 4, 2019

Simple menu, great pasta dishes, cosy. Nice for winter and summer evenings. Best free bruscetta in town!

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed November 27, 2018

My Wife and I had a very poor meal in this restaurant while on a trip to Brussels it is rated 4x. I have eaten better food in McDonalds. The lasagne was cut from a large ready cooked dish and just heated up,the pasta dish...my wife had was raw. I would not recommed this place to anyone and it is most certainly not 4x.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

The food is really nice and affordable but the impression the manager gives is so rude, he barely said anything and couldn’t smile. We felt really uncomfortable while being there so we didn’t even get a desert even though we would have liked to. It...seemed like the manager couldn’t speak French nor English which is no problem to me as it means the food is being made by a proper Italian but please smile now and then would make the atmosphere so much nicer.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Another Italian restaurant in Brussels; very good food and a change from Belgium cuisine. Well worth the visit.

Date of visit: October 2018
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4