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“Lovely Italian food in a cosy setting”
Review of Il Pastaio

Il Pastaio
Ranked #275 of 421 Restaurants in Leuven
Price range: $26 - $33
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Leuven, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Lovely Italian food in a cosy setting”
Reviewed February 27, 2012

I really like this place and go there for a fresh pasta dish and a nice accompanying Italian wine. The wine can be had per cm which I like and the service is quite good. They also have some good seasonal suggestions on their menu, including fish or meat and they're really good. It's not cheap, but a good address for a night out. Best to make a reservation, though.

Visited December 2011
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Exactly what I wanted”
Reviewed September 28, 2011

I needed a quite restaurant in Leuven, to have diner with my family in law.
Preferably with fresh products and somewhere I had never been before.

Il Pastaio was just what I needed, great service, fresh food and not too crowded!
The wines are charged by the centimeter, so you didn't need to pay an entire bottle if you didn't empty it.

Also you could buy food at a counter, and reheat it at home. This I will try the next time.

  • Visited July 2011
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Leuven, Belgium
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“charming cosy Italian restaurant”
Reviewed December 6, 2010

Small (only 5 tables) and cosy restaurant, located in a cosy street, thus it's recommended to make reservations. Ideal for a dinner with one or 2 couples. Alternatively, they also offer take-away catering.

They serve home-made pasta and a fine selection of appetizers. I ordered the winter lasagna (bacon, beef, pumpkim,...) and my wife the lasagna bolognaise. Both of them were really delicious. Portions were ok: not too small or too big.

Wine is served per cm, which is a good principle (for some it might be rather dangerous :-) ).

If you don't have a lot of time, it might be better to pick another restaurant, because it's recommended to take your time if you go there.

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