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In de Patattezak

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Oude Mechelsestraat 48, Strombeek-Bever 1853, Belgium
+32 2 267 52 52
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

It's the best place in the neighborhood to eat pasta. Quick and good. Not to expensive. For 10€ you can eat and drink a soft. Even for take away its a good place. I will come back for sure !

Thank Recenscent
Asse, Belgium
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I have been here more then 20 times, since I was a little boy. The interior hasn't changed since then and that is the charm of the place. Also the staff hasn't changed since then. But it's all about the spaghetti. It taste different then any other spaghetti you have ever eating. Once in your life you have to have... More 

Thank BartolomeusBelgium
Hoeilaart, Belgium
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Very popular so often very crowded. Food is good. Not much choice. Average service. Everything has to go fast. Not for a romantic dinner. Go with friends or family.

Thank czar1560
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This shop is amazingly good in spaghetti however service is far from that quality. Soft drinks are without gas (cola etc.) and waiter is not looking at while you are desperately waiting for him to give your order. Price is not that cheap considering pasta.

Thank Geroko
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

If you want to experience the Belgian way of life, you can't miss the Patattezak. It all start with the name (potato's bag), that refer to the material hanging on the walls, underneath the old movie posters. The staff is also really kind and stable : for more than 10 years I always see the same smiling faces, and I... More 

Thank Arnaud2789
Patras, Greece
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We are regular customers and every time amazed with the number of people queuing up for simple (!!!) and tasty pasta. Don't forget to add chili oil

Thank AnnaKatr
Bruges, Belgium
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

If you fancy a spaghetti for lunch then is what you will find here. Portions are big, taste is pretty good. Still, seating is not that great but you get value for money. Be early as the place is always crowded.

Thank StefaanMargot
Brussels, Belgium
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133 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

A classic spaghetti restaurant just next to Brussel. Classic Brussels pub interior. The spaghetti is good but a bit overrated, generous servings. Wine is expensive and average quality. Be prepared to wait to get a table because there are always a lot of people.

Thank tony v
Brussels, Belgium
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A friend took us to this restaurant as he knew it was well know in Grimbergen for its spaghetti. I think that the spaghetti we had were good, but it was not the super-spaghetti I was expecting (I think that it is what most of the people says in their reviews), but the were tasty. Anyway, I give four stars... More 

Thank Roberto A
Londerzeel, Belgium
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

People travel large distances and have long waits (you can't make reservations) for the famous Spaghetti Bolognese. Is it that good? No. It's good, but not so special or delicious. But the tradition, the hype, the atmosphere make it a place to be.

Thank Michaël P

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oude Mechelsestraat 48, Strombeek-Bever 1853, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Strombeek-Bever
  • Phone Number: +32 2 267 52 52

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?