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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
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St. Pieters
0.6 miles from Historic Centre of Brugge
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As you venture over the threshold of Nele and Salvatore’s welcoming establishment, you cannot fail but fall under the spell of his Italian charm, while...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Simple restaurant
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

This is not the next Italian in the hood. The real stuff, food is like eating in an original Sicilan ristorante where the better locals go. Dont expect some mediocre pizza, but think sea food or even the real thing when ordering Pasta with Ragu.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 11, 2019

An absolute must if you love Italian homemade cooked food made with passion and enthusiasm ! I loved the way this couple worked together and welcomed us into their own restaurent which was also their home. We hadn't booked but were very fortunate that on...friday night November the 10th they had room for five people, which was very unheard of. The lady Chef came out to explain each course she had prepared and her husband was equally outstanding in his job of waiting on tables and making sure everyone in the restaurent was happy and enjoying their food and atmosphere. A great couple who obviously love what they are doing and really excell at what they are doing. The food was absolutely wonderful and delicious. Nicely presented and we loved the ambience and tranquility of this lovely restaurent.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed August 22, 2019 via mobile

Ventura is a small restaurant outside the city center. Small menu with excellent food. Ladychef explains menu. Fine taste, good service, correct price for quality.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

If you want to eat Italian style, but beyond the classic pizza/pasta dishes, this is thé place to be! Really exquisite food , served with passion and love for the Italian cuisine. Bellissimo!!

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed January 30, 2019

We went at Ventura for dinner with and we absolutely loved everything. Very cozy place, they were very kind and the food was absolutely amazing.I don't usually write reviews but this place warranted one... the menu is compact but you will love it. I don't...live in Bruges but if I did I would be a regular. Thank you!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Great Sicilian food, excellent service and well worth a visit to this unique little restaurant. The restaurant is essentially the living room of a house owned by the chef and the waiter. It’s just the two of them - she cooks, he serves, and the...live upstairs. The food is top quality and the atmosphere is just delightful - we absolutely loved this place and would highly recommend. It’s about a 5-10 minute walk away from the main market square in a lovely residential area of Bruges.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful restaurant - so quaint and homely. We were so lucky in finding this restaurant. The food was amazing all cooked from scratch with locally produced ingredients. The owners of this restaurant made us so welcome and so friendly because not many tourists...visit this restaurant. Once you see the locals eating in any restaurant you know you’re in for a treat and great quality food and that’s exactly what we experienced eating here. The attention to detail whilst cooking and serving me my food was outstanding. I have one hand, a thumb but no fingers, so it’s not easy cutting my food up. So I was very impressed with the suggestions helping me to cut and eat my food (type of pasta). I highly recommend this restaurant and hope to visit again very soonMore

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Very nice Italian/Sicilian food but not cheap A good personal service from the husband and wife team A limited menu but original and cooked to perfection

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed January 19, 2018

Our second favourite Italian in Bruges, but only because it's slightly less conveniently located than SUD. Warm welcome, excellent Sicilian food and great wines for a very reasonable price. I could eat the Pasta alle sarde every day, but this time I went for the...Paccheri con coniglio (rabbit), which was possibly the most fulfilling meat stew I ever had. (Sorry, mum.)More

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed September 13, 2017

A very stylish but cosy interior. Almost unnoticeable from the outside, but welcoming and warm on the inside. Once inside we received a warm welcome and you'll be served by very passionate people. The knowledge about the products is amazing. The food was delicious, service...outstanding. Our youngest daughter asked if they could leave out 1 ingredient, and she got a personalized dish with some other ingredients to compensate for the flavour. Passionate through and through!More

Date of visit: August 2017
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