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“Transported to Italy”
Review of Il Magnifico

Il Magnifico
Ranked #453 of 1,439 Restaurants in Antwerp
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Antwerp, Belgium
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Transported to Italy”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

This restaurant is one of the top Italian restos in Antwerp. The chef uses the freshest of ingredients and great preparations! The pastas are great, the appetizers are amazing, and I would wager that you can get the best steak in Antwerp here....

A must-go!

  • Visited May 2013
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  • Dutch first
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Antwerp, Belgium
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent price/quality balance”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

As Italian as it should be. Tasty and fresh ingredients presented the Italian way. Very informal athmosphere. Reservations in weekend are a must.

  • Visited May 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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147 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Renzo ... more alive than ever ! And luckily he took his old chef with him !”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Renzo got a new start, from Danieli il Divino to the most trendy area in Antwerp. Il Magnifico is the right name: Renzo, more active as a host then before, takes extremely well care of his guests. The service is impeccable, and the chef - which he took with him from Danieli Il Divino, performs at the highest level.

Great food, great atmosphere, great winelist. You will not regret discovering this new Italian Osteria !

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank 72Chris
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Antwerp
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great Italian trattoria.”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Owned and managed by kind of a local celebrity, the most charming Renzo this side of any rover you can think of. Outstanding (!) quality of ingredients. Just order the tuna tartare that's topped with a bit of burrata and you'll know what I mean. Simple, elegant very tasty preparations. A wine list that goes way beyond what you'll find in most trattorias, but also has wines at very reasonable prices. Usually a full house any evening except maybe on the first days of the week.
The owner is clearly present and has his eye on every table. He seems to know about 8 customers out of 10 on a first name basis. The other day he personally recommended the 'plin' (a kind of small ravioli) with white truffles from Alba the other day. Whilst in many restaurants you'll get something that is very far removed from real Italian truffle, this dish was delicious. You could smell the authenticity of the truffles even before you dug in. When I got the bill I was shocked at the low price he charged for this dish. I candidly asked the waiter to make sure this wasn't a mistake in their disadvantage. It wasn't a mistake, just a great price.
I'm sure by now you have understood I strongly recommend this place.
One caveat: it's a bit noisy when crowded. Don't go there if you intend to have a low voiced conversation. Otherwise, absolutely nothing negative to remark.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank MarcDW
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“a new restaurant in south of antwerp”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

this plave open by the former owner of danielli an old establishment in antwerp.a very good italien chef offering italien dishes.quality is very good prices very reasonale.wine cards offers variaty of selections prices on the high side of the scale.location very attractive and will have a nive terrace foe the summer.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Yosef L
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