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Osteria a l'Ombra

) #859 of 3,104 Restaurants in Brussels ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, Mediterranean
2 rue des Harengs, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 67 10
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (33 reviews)
“grand place” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean
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2 rue des Harengs, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is located in an alley not in the Main Street so you probably won't see it unless you are actually looking for it. It's very small and a big sharing table that you sit with other people. The pastas were good and big...More

Thank Anharin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At 50 meters from Brussels' beautiful Grand Place, this tiny Italian restaurant is outstanding. Interior, people, concept, food: all excellent! Whenever in Brussels, go there, not once but a couple of times. A small but excellent menucard. Wine likewise. The common table downstairs invites to...More

Thank jos-verniest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like to go out for dinner with your partner and/or friens, enjoy the evening over a meal with some win, this is the place to be. Typical italian ambiance and food that has again improved, as yes they went thru a bad patch...More

Thank Ann V
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant completely by accident and we were far from disappointed. So much so that we came back a second time in our trip. At first glance this place is nothing to look at. You may actually just walk right by. Looking...More

Thank Jeremy R
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Don't miss this one. The most genuine Italian food you can get in this city. The waiter Lucca was unstoppable in his eager to please us. We will be back soon.

Thank jrmata2017
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Eating here was as being in a Bunuel movie (check: the exterminating angel movie) - a surrealist experience. Excruciatingly long waiting time for everything, i.e. from ordering, getting drinks, food to end simply. For example, cold cuts for whatever reason took 45 min to arrive...More

1  Thank Lynette C
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Being here this evening, I found the place by case and I got immediately the feeling it was ok for me. It is like eating in an Italian home, so things are cooked on the spot and it takes time to do that in the...More

Thank Bruno bianco M
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

After having been a regular customer for over ten years, I have to share following information... The owner has retired, the place is actually run by family with a lot of changes, unfortunately not for the better. Dishes are often dissappointing now; over cooked, undercooked,...More

Thank ToyBoy_B
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Had lunch during a business trip in this lovely restaurant. Menu was filled with different pasta options as were the day's specials on the wall menu. I had very good basic penne with ragu and some chilies and it was as good as any pasta...More

Thank Henri K
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The first thing you notice with this restaurant is the friendly welcome. The owners spoke excellent English and were incredibly friendly and helpful. Then the setting, just off Grand Place, and then the interior of the restaurant, which is listed. It is a small cosy...More

Thank 77JVL
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30 July 2016|
Response from islandhopper68 | Reviewed this property |
I gather you can just call them directly. I couldn't find a website for them. I don't recall if they were on open table but when you are in Brussels call them or have your hotel call if you don't want to make the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 rue des Harengs, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 511 67 10
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