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Rue Archimede 69, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 736 14 50
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Italy
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 a meat dish with pasta as a side dish. In tialy we dont eat pasta... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 our meal. Would not recommend it to anyone.

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Thank ADD_12
Bruxelles
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Lovely restaurant with good italian food (but don't expect pizzas, this is higher range). All the dishes eaten were good, in particular the dessert tray, but there is nothing i will really remember. For the price, one could expect a bit more. Good professional service.

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Lyon, France
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Always excellent food and friendly service. Great choice of wine and the truffles are good. Good for groups with a separate dining area upstairs.

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2016

great place to dine. good menu and a good choice of wines too. prices vary, excellent and courteous service.

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Brussels
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Really mediocre food at a very unrealistic price. You're essentially just paying to be near the Berlaymont. If you're a lobbyist trying to impress some clients from out of town then fine. But if you actually want to eat something good, go elsewhere.

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Thank AllyGBrussels
Brussels, Belgium
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This Italian restaurant in Schuman is really nice. The menu is mainly classic dishes and a range of Italian pasta courses. Like all good Italian restaurants it is about good ingredients, cooked simply that taste great. The service was really good. I felt like a guest which is not always the case in Brussels. The restaurant itself would originally have... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We came a cross Barbanera by coincidence, as we live just around the corner. What a pleasant surprise that was. As far as the ambiance is concerned, it couldn't be more perfect and 1960s, elegant deco, and 5star service. Their food is as good as the finest Portofino restaurant for half the price. Whether you have a special occasion a... More 

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London
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Arranged a meal here for a group of around 20 on perhaps the warmest September evening in Brussels for a very long time. We had a fantastic meal in the garden with really good service from the waiters but its a good thing my guests were mostly unaware of my experience with the guy in charge. OK, i overestimated the... More 

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Barbanera L, Propriétaire at Barbanera, responded to this review

Dear client, We are thankfull that you find our place, service and food 'very good' to quote your terms. As of the little misunderstanding that took place, your story does not reflect the reality. It was indeed a warm evening in September and our restaurant - being appréciated for its garden during summer - would had been fully booked even... More 

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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

For one of the best and most important lobbyist restaurants in Brussels, Barbanera is the classic one. The food is high class Italian, and I can highly recommended the daily special, or the pasta with truffles. Dessert trolley is a sight not to be missed. Reservation recommended for the ideal business lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?