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“Great Find!”
Review of Giannino

Giannino
Ranked #1,336 of 3,778 Restaurants in Brussels
Price range: $10 - $26
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 18, 2014

For somewhere so close to the Grand Place, we found it very reasonable in terms of price. We visited twice, first time had a pizza, tasty and well presented, about €9. Next time we went for the steak which was very well cooked and with a very generous helping of frites.

At the end of both meals we were offered (and accepted!) a free drink, nice touch I thought. Service can be a little slow, especially when trying to ask for the bill, but this is not a problem, given how busy they were. Yes, as some others have noted, the menu is in French, but if you ask the friendly staff will translate for you (not a problem, even my CSE Grade 2 French from 1979 held up!)

There are undoubtedly better restaurants in Brussels, but for somewhere so near the major attraction, we found it to be a real unpretentious find.

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Thank Weaselbirch
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

Good food, reasonable prices and a very relaxed atmosphere. Worth a visit if you like authentice good value Italian food.

Thank Kenneth B
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

We popped in for a simple dinner, not wanting anything too fancy or pretentious, just good food at reasonable prices. Giannino's delivered. Portions, prices and variety are very good. Food is delivered slowly, but I'm guessing that's because it's prepared fresh by a small kitchen.
The pizza and pastas were generous portions and the tomato soup and insalata mista were both fresh and delicious.
Our server presented us with complimentary limoncellos after we paid our bill which was a nice treat.

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Thank Arkybergy
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Our usual Italian restaurant was closed but we found this one instead.it was busy for a cold wet January evening.Tables fairly close together.Soup ,lasagne and pizza were all good(portions seemed large to me).Service was good,efficient and courses served quickly.Would eat here again.Mains about €11.

Thank kazlBedford
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

A large group of us chose to eat at this restaurant a couple of nights ago, regrettably. The restaurant is located just off the main square on a small street lined with mostly Greek and Italian fare. They were able to accommodate our large group but the service was otherwise atrociously slow and inattentive, despite the fact that the waiters were constantly walking past us and while we were constantly trying to hail them. I had a tomato salad which was disappointing – it was literally just a bunch of sliced tomatoes on a plate, I had to add my own oil and vinegar, but in fairness that was my fault for not clarifying the dish. Otherwise several of us had pizza which we thought was well-done and well-priced. They attempted to redeem themselves at the end of the evening by offering everyone free shots, but the entire experience took nearly three painful hours. We would not recommend this place to anyone!

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Thank SmartyBoy
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