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Il Monticelli

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Rue Edith Cavell 153, Brussels 1180, Belgium
+32 2 534 35 85
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

A very good choice! Menu is written on a blackboard as it changes often with always fresh ingredients. Best meat I had in Brussels and delicious "polenta" sticks (corn flour ). Very tasty, excellent burrata and mozzarella, service is lovely in this family run restaurant.

Thank Lallaontrip
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

I had Scamorza al forno for a starter and it was fine. Pasta with asparagus for the main - nice seasonal touch. The bread and olive oil served at the beginning were not of the highest quality (but still OK). The staff was very nice.

Thank Georgi S
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

A simple restaurant with a good selection of dishes which are very good . Very generous portions. I would have had enough with one dish. Wine is fine. Recommended. Book in advance at weekends.

Thank Adrian H
Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

This place is like coming home. For most of your guys living or visiting Brussels this place may be seem a little out of league, but still, I am sure this is one of the best Italian restaurants Brussels has to offer. Go to this place with your friends and have your dinner turn into a party evening! You can... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Menu is small and changes all the time which makes every dish very authentic and it shows they use good seasonal ingredients. Prices are reasonable considering the high quality cuisine. Very friendly service who explained well every dish. Highly recommended.

Thank Jérémie A
Brussels, Belgium
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Nice ambiance. Excellent service. The owner translated the daily Manu for us in English. Nice little restaurant with daily menu ( 3-4 pasta, meat and fish). Had a great quite evening. Don't miss the BURKATA (fresh mozzarella salad)

Thank geulabr
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Top class Italian food - high quality and genuine ingredients - very good service. We got addicted and had to go again and again. Not to be missed!!!

Thank Chloe B
Brussels, Belgium
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Very good italian food in Brussels. Amazing fresh Pasta and real italian pizza... I advice to call and book in advance.

Thank Tatiana M
Mechelen, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

My favourite place for Pizza in Brussels. If you have genes as me from Naples and you discover this cosy family owned restaurant you might think you are somewhere in Naples for one evening. The service is perfect, not only the pizza's but all the food is of high quality. A must in Brussels if you like traditionnal Italian food.... More 

Thank Rattouille
Brussels, Belgium
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

The pizzas are fantastic. I haven't tried the pasta yet though I should. We often take pizzas to go too. The staff are so friendly and you feel so welcome. The decor is nothing special so you could easily not be tempted to go in but boy would that be a shame! Definitely worth going there. Yum.

Thank Lovefoodlovetravel75

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Edith Cavell 153, Brussels 1180, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 534 35 85

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