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Rue Archimede 69, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 736 14 50
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good32%
  • Average25%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“truffle” (7 reviews)
“burrata” (2 reviews)
“cake” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Rue Archimede 69, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For 50 Euros we got less than one plate of pasta with hardly any sauce aubergines and cheese. As for the veal scallop, it was badly cooked with 4 small sad half potatoes and a tiny portion of spinach. To be avoided at all costs.

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Ten of us dined here for an evening meal having pre-chosen from one of two set menus. Although the first course of pasta was ok, my main course comprising three tiny fillets of red mullet (no sauce), a boiled potato and a spoonful of spinach...More

Thank Charles L
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is a typical place for business dinners, with stylish and classic interior - in a sort of combined old-school Italian ristorante and French/Belgian trad restaurant; abs good. However, I expect more from a profilen place like this. Now in the truffle season we had...More

Thank Bjorn-Berthelsen
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This nice Italian restaurant was selected for a business lunch meeting. It has a grandiose type of ambiance and our table was just around the large staircase close to the service area where you can already see large black truffles ready for shaving - this...More

Thank francois210
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I genuinely do not understand the reviews here slating this place. I've eaten here regularly in my 11 years in Brussels, around once a year, and I've never been disappointed. The service is also always excellent (ok it helps that I speak Italian) and the...More

Thank Roving_aesthete
Reviewed 1 September 2017

A steep staircase leads to a very well preserved genuine art nouveau dining hall of a well type: another staircase - this time, a proper grand staircase - dominates it above the bar area and takes you to a height of about 10 m (no...More

1  Thank Anastas M
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Always a joy to dine here. I had Saute de Moules a la Italienne (mussels Italian-style) followed by Ravioli covered in generous shavings of black truffle...mmmm...delicious. Washed down with a fabulous bottle of Nobile di Montepulciano, red wine from Tuscany. Great restaurant.

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant, near Schumann & consequently teeming with EU types, has an attractive inner room but we sat in the garden. The service was good but odd - lots of switching between French, Italian & English & a sort of gruff jolliness that seemed slightly...More

Thank ClangLondon
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I went there for lunch and had a pasta dish. It way too salty but as it was already a bit late and we were hungry, I ate what I could. But I really could not finish it becuase of the salt. My friend asked...More

1  Thank Svero0
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Very disappointed but the food and the service. Food is mediocre, especially considering how much more expensive this place is compared to other restaurants in the area. We were also the only table which did not serve any bread, olive oil and spread ahead of...More

1  Thank ADD_12
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Archimede 69, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 736 14 50
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