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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly
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0.2 miles from Horta Museum (Musee Horta)
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Reviewed November 24, 2021 via mobile

Long list of gin cocktails and some also good wines. Food was average, nothing special for their price. Service was good Very crowded, tables close to each other without checking of COVID certificate made the environment uncomfortable. Would be appreciated if they checked to confirm...COVID certificate upon arrival.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed July 24, 2021 via mobile

We had the impression that it was expensive for what we got, poor value for money. Food was ok but not outstanding. Service and atmosphere were good.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 5, 2021 via mobile

Excellent restaurant with Italian and spanish dishes. Excellent quality of products served in a stilish and relaxing environment. Owners are very kind and gin fantastic! To try

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 9, 2020 via mobile

We took take way service for 4 persons. Delicious Food, refined dishes with an excellent quality of products and all delicately cooked by chef. Staff very kind and competent

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020

Beautiful interior, good atmosphere. Very pricey. Food is good. Ate truffle past and was pretty happy. Service was not bad.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 13, 2019

The staff was welcoming and attentive. We enjoyed the gin and the food. The restaurant was filling up quickly but I would say that the place is perfect for groups or a casual date night.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 7, 2019

Food was nic but whole experience was ruined by incredibly rude and disinterested staff (even by Belgian standards). We were told we had to leave after 1.5 hours as they needed the table, despite not being warned in advance. Loads of other options nearby so...don’t bother.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 22, 2019

I called in advance asking if it was possible to get some gluten free option for 2 people among a group of 5, and the owner accepted directly although it was not part of the menu. The dishes were really nice and we had a...lovely time in this cute little restaurant!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

Excellent food in a great atmosphere. We had a very good appetizer (aubergine with mozzarella, done in quite an original way) and then great pasta. A lovely evening!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 31, 2019

Food was uninteresting and overpriced for what we got. On top of that my husband had food poisoning after eating the Tuna Tartar. Slow service but that was okay for us. Once it got full it was very loud. Staff very pleasant and nice atmosphere...but we will not be going there again and will not recommend it to anyone. There are so many good restaurants in Brussels and this is definitely not one of them.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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den201581, Proprietario at Palo Alto Gin & Food, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2019

Dear Alka, We are kind of surprised to read your message. We are sorry if you didn't have a good experience at our restaurant and we understand if it is not the right place for you. However, it is rude to make such and accusation...More

Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

Table book for 9pm. Arrived there and all tables were full. We were asked to wait at least 20 minutes outside to get a table. We walked awayMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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den201581, Proprietario at Palo Alto Gin & Food, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2019
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Vous aviez une réservation à 21h00, vous vous êtes présenté à 21h15, il est vrai que nous avions pas de...More

Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

We have been two times now but are unlikely to return. The gin based cocktails are lovely, however the food takes ages to arrive and the size of the dishes is very small and the offer is simple, particularly considering the length you wait for...service. We waited for 2h for our main courses to be served (3 x pasta based dishes, 1 x carpaccio), and only had one cold starter (meat plate) to share beforehand. The place is small so with two kitchen staff and two front of house staff an efficient service should be possible...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

The owners are from Spain and Italy and they decided to combine their heritage in their cuisine. On the menu you can have anchovies con pan con tomate as well as pasta ragoutoni. I had the anchovies... it’s was nice but I expected it to...be different and more consistent. And the tuna tartare was delicious. The pasta with gorgonzola and pear was divine. The bread is amazing so don’t hesitate to ask for it :)More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

Tried this place with a group of friends on a Saturday evening and had a wonderful experience. Small, kind of quaint place, very charming. Reading the menu is already a delight, and actually tasting the food is such a pleasure. The bread of the bruschette...is soooo good, the balance of the simple ingredients absolutely perfect. Generously shaved truffle on the dishes that contains that yummy ingredient, and a tuna tartar that melts in your mouth. I don't really have a sweet tooth, but I'm happy that I allowed myself to be tempted by the cheesecake. Great! Apart from the food, an impressive list of gin cocktails to enjoy. And on top of that a super friendly service, making us feel very at home. I'm for sure coming back!More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Came a couple nights ago for a small supper with some friends and we were delighted! Drinks and food were served in a timely manner and thanks to the joyful ambience the wait was almost inexistant! We had an entree and pasta as a main...course and enjoyed all the way up to the excellent dessert (tiramisu!!) Certainly going back in if we pass by, yet better to book in advance if you can, it gets crowded!More

Date of visit: November 2018
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5