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Il Passatempo

#319 of 2,913 Restaurants in Brussels
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Rue de Namur 32, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 37 03
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Today
00:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 00:00 - 14:30
Thu - Fri 19:30 - 22:30
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Deurle, Belgium
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

First of al you have the chef, Pino, who has a great sense of humor. And this is shared by the staff. Very nice and dedicated team! Secondly, you have the restaurant, small but very cosy. You better reserve a table when you go there. But it is certainly worth the visit. Finally, there is the food and the wine:... More 

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Thank AlexisDeVliegher
Senieji Trakai, Lithuania
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Agree with most opinions, delicious Italian food, very nice shef suggesting his daily menu. Everithing was excellent. However pricy - lunch 40 eur/person without dessert and drinks.

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Thank Lilajar
Norway
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

The owner(?) or m'aitre d' is a real character. The food is "what comes" and is very good. We had 5 courses during our business lunch - sounds far too much, but they were sized to make the sum just right.

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Thank BazNorway
London, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

I really like this new type of lunch: choose nothing; test everything the owner wants you to try during a lunch. No stress: no need to wonder what is best on the menu, he knows what is good in his restaurant so you can only be positively surprised...

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London, Ohio
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

I accidentally found Il Passatempo on a recent business trip. The food is a set menu which you can talk through wight eh waiting staff but is typically an amuse bouche assortment, starter, pasta course, meat/fish course and coffee. I had an excellent dinner and will certainly return on future trips.

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London, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

This restaurant is open mainly for lunch, full of business and italian customer. The concept is that the boss, a funny guy, choose for you the antipasti and the main one according to the products of the day. And it was wonderful, first a carpaccio of tuna (great tuna and olive oil) one of the best I eat, so abondant... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015

Il Passatempo is an authentic Italian restaurant specialized in lunch for the work crowd. It is only open for dinner a few days a week. The owner (Pino) is an integral part of the experience. As other people write, he has a strong personality but it would not be the same without him. Outstanding dishes, great wines. You can follow... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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186 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014

A really nice Italian restaurant where all the food is freshly made and the owner brings you what he thinks is best. The food is not fussy- a nice change- but delicious. On the day, amongst the dishes we had, the pasta with wild boar was superb and the raw beef with potatoes amazing. The owner is super friendly and... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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173 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014

Located in the back of the King palace. No real choice, just let you drive by the owner through a business lunch with real Italian fine stuff. An enjoyable moment. It is not cheap but it is worth it.

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Thank Patrice_VDD
Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Let the owner guide you... Vey good food, simple but good quality. I have been a client for more than 10 years without regrets and drawbacks. Sometimes services can be very "friendly" and can be perceived as less professional but it is in the overall relexed ambiance. Favourites change according to season...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 36 - US$ 145
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
00:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
00:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
00:00 - 14:30
Thursday
00:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Friday
00:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Saturday
00:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de Namur 32, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 511 37 03

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