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Quai au Bois a Bruler 65, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 201 30 22
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Tue - Sun 18:30 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

name must be a joke, but the restaurant is serious about its food and wine offering. The menu has the italian classics and more, never had a bad meal there and the wines-by-the-glass are generous 'what is open', so very nice surprises possible ! interiors is dominated by contemporary light fixtures, which is very nice and creates some nice intimacy,... More 

Thank Jef P
Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I don't mind paying a bit more time to time to have something special. The price of all their pasta dishes are above 20 Eur while they're not special. And even the pizza was 15-17 Eur, you can eat same quality pizza with less money in the city!

Thank Maral Z
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We were in Brussels for a long weekend before Christmas. Didn't have a clue really where to eat but we walked past this place in the daytime after having been to the Xmas market and thought it looked good. Arrived and it was packed. But the manager ushered us in and gave us a free drink while we were waiting... More 

Thank Tim W
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I went for dinner with colleagues last night because the place looked interesting from outside. We order antipasto, it was ok, a variety of cheeses, ham and vegetables good but nothing special. As a main we ordered 4 different pasta plates and we all had same opinion, regular pasta at 25€/dish. I ordered spaghetti vongole and it was a pity... More 

1 Thank piilaar2016
Lenzburg, Switzerland
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Nicely located around the Marche aux Poisson, you can sit inside or better like we did outside on that sunny evening…..no more sun on the table but nice temperatures and a lot of life around in that area. The service was very good, food tasted nice and all were happy. as usual, the bills here in Brussels are shocking although... More 

Thank Schluri64
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I pondered a lot before writing this review. But in the end, I decided to write few lines of our experience last year. A friend of our told us that Fornostar was a good location where to spend an evening in relax and tasting a good pizza. So we reserved a table for 8 people (6 adults and two children).... More 

Thank Mark A
Leuven, Belgium
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112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Had a great dinner in this Italian place. The place serves pizza which are pricier than usual but this is also not a cheap place otherwise. We shared with 3 a starting platter for 2 which was more than enough ham and such. Tasty but not extremely special. The tomato sauce was very delicious however. As a main had ravioli... More 

Thank ManuelN
Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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112 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is not your typical Italian pizzaria. It feels more like a modern cafe. I originally was not interested in pasta and was going to order fish and vegetables that sounded good. However, they had an original ravioli with aubergine and ricotta. I had to try it and it was excellent. We saw the pizzas being delivered and they also... More 

Thank Teresa N
Brussels, Belgium
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154 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I have been there for a company dinner. We were about 20 people. The menu was preset by the restaurant. Food and service were both very good. Recommend this restaurant for business and will go back for private dinner.

Thank CK0909
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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244 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

It is always enjoyable to have authentic italian food and this restaurant is no exception. good selection of italian classics. Great and friendly service. They allowed our party of 7 ( 4 adults and 3 young active boys ) to change table as smoke was drifting inside the open window and making everybody uncomfortable. Kids could go and run around... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quai au Bois a Bruler 65, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 201 30 22

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