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Il Proverbio

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Noordlaan 24, Genk 3600, Belgium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mol, Belgium
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The dough of these pizza's is the closest to the Neapolitan pizza's I've ever eaten in Belgium! And they have a pizza marinara! which is the only pizza i ever eat! Great! Unfortunately they could spice it up a bit more, the tomato sauce lacked a bit of character. Otherwise still one of the best places in Belgium!!!

1 Thank steven s
Bilzen, Belgium
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

a very unpleasant evening. we were put in a separate room to wait; they simply forgot us. We had to ask twice for our drinks; after 45 min we got them. Very illegible menu. Wine was served in very thick lemonade glass. had to wait very long for the antipasti en very long for the pizza. they forgot to bring... More 

Thank Yvo D
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

The fun in this restaurant is that it can't be compared with other pizzeria's, it's an authentic pizzeria napoletana. I'm not going in to details but I'm just saying.. If you set up an "Oslo" line-up with pizza's this one's gonna jump right out. If you care for a refined wood burning oven pizza, this is the place you go.... More 

3 Thank Stukken J
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

@ a few meters from the former Winterslag stadium, where in 1982 the great Arsenal was beated 1-0 there is this excellent pizzeria. Indeed a different taste than normal pizza. It's a must-try. We've been there ten times, and never disappointed by anything. The proverbio's on the wall are funny. And indeed: please accept debet/credit cards!

1 Thank Praiadaadraga
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We are in love with Il Proverbio. Simple but honest ingredients, fresh food and ... the wine: delicious. Great pizza's & lovely antipasti. I like the interior - nice and clean. But I understand the complaint about the acoustic and the noise (but, it is an Italian restaurant - so it is part of the atmosphere) A tip for Il... More 

3 Thank b_stgmns
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Maybe I expected too much of this pizzeria? We had dinner at Il Proverbio on a rainy evening. It was fully booked and extremely noisy. I even didn't have the chance to take of my coat and the waitress came to take our order (drinks) which felt very stressy. For a pizza, the prices were too high for my liking.... More 

1 Thank Lolliebollie
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63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

First, this pizzeria is located in a very nice area of the city. The Noordlaan and its surroundings have an interesting history and for former inhabitants of Genk it is a very nostalgic experience to drive around this part of the city. Second, the building itself is also quite beautiful. So after all the positive reviews and recommendations by friends,... More 

1 Thank Gerre
Genk, Belgium
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good food, fresh ingredients, friendly service, the best pizza's of Genk. But it is noisy especially when you are going with a group, there is a bad acoustic.

1 Thank Nienke1975
Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Even after eating out at Il Proverbio for many times, I'm still hooked. I've been there with friends, family, with my girlfriend and to be honest, I've had a great time at each occasion. The reception and communication was kind & clear. They have 2 shifts, as many other well respected restaurants do; one at 18h00 & one at 20h00.... More 

1 Thank Nicolas S
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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114 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Il Proverbio's pay off is: 'Autentica Pizzeria Napoletana' and this directly sets the standard for the pizza's made here. Pizza's are baked in a traditional Italian wood-oven at a temperature of 400 degrees. This, combined with the fresh ingredients and first class dough, results in a crispy pizza with fresh topping. The standards at Il Proverbio are set by the... More 

1 Thank OCdR

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $18
Pizza, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Noordlaan 24, Genk 3600, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Limburg Province  >  Genk
  • Phone Number: 3289306750
Authentic Neapolitan pizzeria

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