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“Good but could be better” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spiga d'Oro

Spiga d'Oro
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Price range: $22 - $59
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Benvenuti Benvenuti, Il piacere e tutto nostro ! We, Franco and Aline di Taranto, and our sons, Gianluca en Silvio - Want you to come and enjoy our dream, the Spiga d'Oro. We offer you Italian gastronomy in its essence: pure, honest, delicious food. You will always be served by good-humoured professional people. You will enjoy your food in all comfort. You can taste our contemporary innovating varieties on traditional Italian food. Each season and each marketday will have its effect on your plate. You don't have to worry about parking problems (we have 50 parking spots). You can reach us quite easily in Hever on the N26 Mechelen - Leuven. We are very proud and grateful towards all those people who come to visit our family and business restaurant again and again. Thanks to you we live our dream!
Mechelen, B
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101 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Good but could be better”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Hard to imagine a less attractive setting: a soulless, plastic building in a shopping centre by the side of a busy motorway. The interior is rather ugly and lacking in atmosphere as well.
Then comes the menu: pretty expensive if you don't have an expense account; wine list to be consulted in pdf format on an iPad. One fears the worst, and the meal hasn't even started. On top of that, some mistakes in the food itself (pasta with scampi too dry, pear flan not cooked right).

Still, overall we had a good experience because of some very good or even great dishes (crab tartare, st jacques with puree of peas; carpaccio of squid; risotto with garlic), the friendly staff and the more than decent wine selection.

If only they would move this restaurant to a better location, in a nicer setting, and would lower the price level by 10-15%, this would be a fantastic place that I would return to again and again... As it is now, probably not going back unless perhaps with some business clients on the way to the airport.

Visited April 2013
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Zaventem, Belgium
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“Great restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

The staff is very friendly and helpfull. The food was great. Not your usual italian restaurant, but very good.

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Keerbergen, Belgium
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“Excellent fine dining Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

Excellent professional and friendly Service, this is what hospitality is about!

Love the food and a great wine list.

Will be back!

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