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“Bad service and mediocre food”
Review of Salvarino

Salvarino
Ranked #1,741 of 3,904 Restaurants in Brussels
Price range: $30 - $76
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 29, 2012

I work near the place, so I've been here a couple of times because somebody wanted to go there because it's near. Everytime I decide never to go again, until I go again because somebody wants to go there because it's near.
Salvarino is just as bland as this introduction suggests. It's crowded: guests sit really close to each other and the physical proximity of passing waiters is even uncormfortable at times. The service is almost always bad: they make you wait, they forget what you ordered, etc.
The food is mediocre. Unless, of course, you like wet pizzas and pastas with a dull taste. Another reviewer here claims they make "real Italian pizza": I beg to differ. Real Italian pizza is crunchy and you taste both the various ingredients separately and their combination. Here, depending on the topping, the pizza is either mushy or leathery and the quality of the ingredients is just too low to offer much taste.

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Thank ClemRobyns
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Reviewed May 6, 2012 via mobile

I know that people, specily tourists, don't venture much around a city like Brussels, but sometimes it's good for a change.
We had to be in the neighborhood of Schaerbeek and we decided to try the restaurant Salvariino.
Without any pretentiousness it's a great place for good Italian food for a super reasonable price.
If you are ever in the neighborhood , try it. You will of regret

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Thank FPinto2012
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Reviewed May 23, 2011

The server had a hard time getting our order right, we had to repeat ourselves a few times, and we even got served champagne instead of the ice teas that we order. When we complained about that they took the champagne away but later on " forgot" to take it out of the bill. Some of the servers didn't speak very good French or English so there was a sense of unease when trying to communicate. Overall we felt uncomfortable and couldn't fully enjoy our meal. The meal itself was tasty but overpriced for the quantity given and left us feeling hungry. Overall it seems great from the outside, but once you go in everything is different.

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2  Thank janey097
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Reviewed October 30, 2010

I go very often to Salvarino because the pizza there is one of the best in brussels, the mizza maker is really italian and they know their job.
On the bad side I have been there twice with groups of friends and we have collected the money at the end to pay the check. The waiter both times "forgot" to bring back the change and both time we had to ask to bring it back (around 20 euros) .

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Thank valib22
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Reviewed January 18, 2009

Nice neighborhood pizzeria

Thank RuiCMacau
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