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Il Passatempo

Rue de Namur 32, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 37 03
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (7 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Rue de Namur 32, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Walked past this small restaurant and was attracted by imaginative daily menu. Superb food with warm welcome. Anti pasti and all of the pasta dishes were exquisite. At 70 Euro for two with wine and coffees, excellent value for the quality.

Thank sdmmb
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

If you have a lot to talk about, il passatempo is perfect if you Made a reservation. The menu is Fixed What the Cook decided. Just let them come with the plates! Delicious, native italian, different And let them serve you a good wine by...More

Thank N1755FImichelv
Reviewed 5 October 2017

A must for lunch during my frequent visits to Brussels.....Never disappointed! Pino, the owner maitre d' looks after his regular lunch time clients very well. There is no formal written menu, but there's lots of choice and the offer changes each day. Excellent authentic Italian...More

Thank Geoffrey83Var
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Went for a business lunch to this nice unassuming restaurant this afternoon . Parking is difficult on this one way street and nearby - better option to parking area outside The Hotel. Very friendly and efficient service. I am a vegetarian and the food was...More

Thank RamDubai
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Overdoing it and failing. That would probably summarise it. "surprise" set menu only, you can choose fish or meat and let them know if you have any allergies. I'm not too keen on the concept but I played along. The problem is, they want to...More

2  Thank Benjamin M
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Excellent lunch, changes each day, creative, light and prepared from good quality produce. Open kitchen, all visible to the clients. Good wine by the glass. Chef-maitre d looks after his clients very well. Have been countless times and always very good and at a reasonable...More

Thank Geoffrey83Var
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Warm welcome, cosy interior and excellent food but a strange formula. You just can eat what the chef prepared, no choise. We had 3 courses for the lunch (starter, pasta and meat). The quality of the dishes was amazing. An italian restaurant where I certainly...More

Thank guy c
Reviewed 13 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....More

Thank AlexisDeVliegher
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.

Thank Lilajar
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.

Thank BazNorway
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 68
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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