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Osteria Michele Leuven

Tiensestraat 23, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 90 15 38
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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Mediterranean, Italian, International, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Tiensestraat 23, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best ossobuco in the country! Michele is the best host you can imagine. Food and drinks are amazing and athmosphere is relax.

Thank bartvancant
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great night at Osteria Michele with good food. The suggestion pasta with sea devil was tasteful with very fresh pasta. I really enjoyed the tiramisu too. Staff was very friendly and I would certainly recommend a visit here.

Thank Dries B
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

We took a 3 course menu. The food was eatable but really disappointing. Italian kitchen did not honour the italian reputation. The tomato sauce of the pasta was bad, and I rarely had worse mozarella. The food was expensive, far too expensive for the quality

Thank 425thijsd
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

The food was very good and the service was friendly and welcoming. However, this was let down by charging €9 for a litre of water. I feel that this is exploitative and let's down a very good restaurant.More

Thank Andrew S
Michael M, Manager at Osteria Michele Leuven, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Dear, thank you so much for your positive comment. Many places would charge even more for a liter of water. Unfortunately we are subject to very high taxes, income taxes, the highest wages and very high rent. In order for you to have a friendly...More

Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

I and my boyfriend had dinner at the Osteria Michele for our anniversary. The food was excellent and the staff was very corteous. nice and welcoming place.

Thank Anthony C
Michael M, Manager at Osteria Michele Leuven, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Hello Anthony, your anniversary should always be a special evening. Glad to read we could help you make this happen. Alla prossima!

Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

My favorite Italian restaurant in leuven. Since it was redecorated very cozy. Fresh but stylish Food always good, not to much but excellent quality. You can go there at any occasion.

Thank filipfon
Michael M, Manager at Osteria Michele Leuven, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Great to read a review like yours, Filip, alla prossima!

Reviewed May 30, 2018

booked a table on the shady terrace, friendly service. We had perfect linguini with truffle as starter, followed by a nice portion of correct cooked seabass (Livornese style). Drank a good bottle of rosé with it.

Thank michel l
Michael M, Manager at Osteria Michele Leuven, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Dear Michel, we're glad to read you were happy with your visit to our osteria. Alla prossima!

Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

After some exquisite experiences at ihe Osteria, we came back this time in the beautifully refurbished restaurant with top servers (Andrea, you are fabulous!). However, when we saw the former Chef serving dishes and drinks, we knew something had changed... dishes are qualitative, tasteful and...More

Thank JoeriMaes
Michael M, Manager at Osteria Michele Leuven, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Dear Joeri, grazie for your review and for the compliments about our staff. Osteria Michele has always stood for qualitative, tasteful and fresh dishes so it is nice to see you acknowledge this. Our ambition is still to conjure up a picture of Italy in...More

Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere with very good pasta and risotto!!! Fantastic Tiramisu!!! The lobster ravioli with artichoke is also a good option

Thank Otávio C
Michael M, Manager at Osteria Michele Leuven, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Grazie for your enthusiastic feedback, Otávio, alla prossima!

Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

This was overall a disappointibg experience. Despite our reservation, we had to wait about 7-8 minutes to be attended. The first course, classica Caprese di Bufala, was not available. We chose Vitello tonnato eseguito as a starter. It lacked seasoning and the sause did not...More

Thank Uruch B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$22 - $37
Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tiensestraat 23, Leuven 3000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
  • Phone Number: +32 16 90 15 38
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We offer a typical italian cusine made up of ancient recipes revisted in a modern and original key.... Basically, a new culinary art which will thrill you! Smells and tastes from our beloved Italy. A true fusion of the best techniques from north to south on the dish just in before you
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