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“Authentic Tuscan cuisine”
Review of Toscana 21

Toscana 21
Ranked #133 of 3,906 Restaurants in Brussels
Price range: $30 - $38
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed July 13, 2012

We visited this restaurant on a Friday night and we were lucky to manage to find a free table for two, as it was otherwise fully booked. The atmosphere was buzzy and the restaurant's décor just typical of a rustic Tuscan trattoria.

The owner is polite and welcoming, and our waiter walked us through the menu knowledgeably. The starter choice consists in two platters, one with cured meats, the other with cured meats and cheese. We picked the latter and it was truly fantastic. The choice of pasta dishes has to be the reason why to visit this restaurant; the pasta is home made and the sauces simple, but full of flavour. We couldn't fit the dessert in as we were too stuffed!

This is not a cheap eat, although considered Brussels' restaurant prices and the fact that it is located just off Place de Grand Sablon, we were expecting to pay a similar amount and we were happy to do so, thanks to the quality of the food. I strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to try authentic Tuscan cuisine.

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Thank Tuscany82
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

As a group of friends we visited Toscana 21 after reading very positive reviews on Trip Advisor.
We had not booked but we were accommodated upstairs after a little discussion between the owners, I think it would be advisable to book in advance if you want to eat here.
The restaurant does have a family feel to it and everyone was very friendly towards us.
Some other reviewers refer to the clear passion for their food that the owners display and I suppose this is something that we were a little uncomfortable with - we were given a lot of detail about the dishes and where the ingredients came from and how they are prepared - and while this might appeal to some patrons, I suppose it is just not our thing. The main courses were ok. We took four different desserts and again we were given full descriptions but all felt a little disappoined with what we received.
I would say that if you are really into your food, then the attention to detail in explaining the background to ingredient selection might appeal to you.

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1  Thank 2Infiniti
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

Always bring clients to this place, real Tuscan food, attentive service by a family clearly passionate about what they do. The Contadino, a home-made recipe unique to the restaurant is one of the highlights. Never disappointed here.

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Thank Aonghus M
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

On our last night in Brussels, we ate near our hotel at Toscana 21. The food was amazingly good. the ravioli gnudi were superb, and the roast beef unusual and delicious. The ingredients were of the finest quality. The interior is really modest, so that the food is even more surprising. The owner, Lorenzo, is very welcoming and happy to explain everything on the menu. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Thank rosemarie g
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

It is not my first trip to Brussels, but I have never stumbled upon this great place...
Let me list the reasons why I think it is a great place:
-mouth watering food smell
- extra ordinary salads
- great dishes that are cooked with great care...just amazing food
- Friendly and helpfull staff
- Quiet and clean place
- You can get good coffee in the same place...that's a bonus point...you cannot get that every where

The only thing is that it is a bit more expensive that comparable resto's,but this just fades away with the first bite of the meal

Highly recommended

Thank Ali MD83
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