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“A hesitating start”
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Gio's
Cuisines: Belgian, European
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Description: This is a new Belgian/Italian fusion restaurant. It opened 4 weeks ago in the building which housed the former "Karnevale" restaurant.
Aalst, Belgium
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“A hesitating start”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Set in the building of the former "Karnivale" restaurant Gio's promises you a fusion-like kitchen with a modern twist. A bit of Belgian cuisine fused with the rest of the world.

As we celebrated our 12th anniversary we decided to reserve a table at Gio's and off we went on our discovery of their cuisine with a twist.

It started off well with a nice choice of dishes and a very good selection of wines. A relaxed atmosphere, plenty of room and a nicely presented table.

What followed after the aperitif wasn't that grand.
To be honest we were somewhat disappointed : the entrées (veal & seafruit canneloni and the mackerel) were small portioned and mono-flavored (no seasoning at all).

Hoping for a main dish which would compensate for the missed entrées we took the sole and the black tiger giant prawns. No luck : we got two dull preparations, very well done but without taste, nothing to surprise the palate or leave somekind of a pleasing impression.

The desserts however were very nice.

Staff were very friendly and efficient.

Confronted with our negative experience the manager admitted that the seasoning was hesitant because the restaurant had only been in operation for about one month and they were still trying to get a feel of the tastebuds of their customers.

I guess we'll try this restaurant again in six months time after they have gotten used to their new environment. We wish them good luck.

  • Visited July 2012
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