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“Ma dai, è esagerato!”
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Don Peppino
Ranked #129 of 249 Restaurants in Knokke-Heist
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Brussels, Belgium
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65 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Ma dai, è esagerato!”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

I will be short about this place: The owner is laughing all the way to the bank every day. This is an Italian restaurant for non-Italians who don’t have a clue about Italian cuisine but who have very fond memories of their visit to Southern Italy fifteen years ago. This is a typical ‘Cucina Belga/Francese/Italiana’.

It is extremely expensive for what you get, I know that Knokke charges 15 to 20 percent more, compared to the big cities but this is a joke. I know better Italian restaurants in Knokke who don’t overcharge.

The food is plain, it is not good or bad, it is nothing special.

The wine menu is a must-see thing: you can only pick the kind of wine. So you’ll see. ‘vin blanc: Sancerre’ or ‘vin rouge: Barolo’ but you can’t see which bottle of Sancerre or Barolo you are getting. Ma dai, è esagerato! The owner has no real answer if you ask him about this practice. But he keeps playing his role as the warm, charming Italian to the perfection. Not my kind of place.

  • Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Turnhout, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food, nice staff, maybe a bit overpriced”
Reviewed June 29, 2009

Don Peppino has a real Italian ambiance. The staff, interior and music makes you feel like you’re in a small family run restaurant in Italy. I don’t know if that’s true but it sure feels very authentic. The food is very good, I had the “Calamari fritti” as a starter and the house specialty “Cannelloni” as main course. I can recommend both if you ever visit this restaurant.
As for the price, maybe a bit overpriced for the type of food they serve. It’s pure and simple tasty food.

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