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Otium Cucina Italiana

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Wed, 1/23
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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$9 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews carbonara fresh fish tiramisu antipasti italian cuisine perfect restaurant i highly recommend this restaurant english menu house wine food and wine sunday evening place to eat food was great service was excellent gent meat waiter
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is fantastic. During our three day stay in Gent we ate there every day. Every meal was excellent. The meat was tender and on point, the wine was fantastic and the staff was as friendly, helpful and polite as it can get. Absolute...More

Date of visit: January 2019
4  Thank Ken R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Italian flair in hosting. Small but excellent wine list: natural sardinian red was Fabulous! Lunch very tasty and powerful pasta: loved it

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank yvesvd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy Italian restaurant service traditional meals. Food was great, service was ottimo. Took a simple dish, flavours like it should. An Italian dish like it should be.

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank claudiocapo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I usually avoid Italian food out of the national borders, but I was convinced by the reviews to give a chance to Otium. I didn’t get disappointed. The food was great, we had orecchiette with prawns and guance di manzo, house wine as well exceptional...More

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank syrius83
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Whenever i'm in Gent i try to visit this restaurant either for business meetings or with my family. Always with fresh fish and good quality of food.The stuff and the owners are very friendly .

Date of visit: November 2018
5  Thank Global00598831550
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Next time they 'll ask me where find a true Italian restaurant in Ghent or near, I'll definitely point them towards Otium. At Otium they limit the menu, because they choose to work with ingredients and recipes based on the seasons. Which means they alter...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank Mettius V
Reviewed November 10, 2018

We went to this restaurant when we found out our first choice was fully booked. This is an Italian restaurant that tries to be a cut above the rest (in fact no pizzas on the menu). We decided to have pasta and a dessert. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank joyork2016
Reviewed October 16, 2018

A wonderful, cosy restaurant. We visited on a Sunday evening, during October's unlikely heatwave. We had reserved online (via TripAdviser) - which was massively convenient - and arrived early ("no problem!") and got a table outside. We had a spritz to start, followed by a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank johannae387
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Became our go-to spot very quickly. Upon arrival we were plunged into the experience and everything was through Italian. Not that we really speak it but it was done with such inclusive warmth it really added to the whole experience. Already well-placed on the keys...More

Date of visit: April 2018
5  Thank HRHFlaubert
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Love this place. Homey, inviting and unpretentious. Frisella salad yummy. House wine and bread delicious. Had carbonara pasta too. I’ve been twice and it’s always good to see other Italians eating here too so you know it’s good.

Date of visit: August 2018
5  Thank ermirzoga
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