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Il Passatempo

Rue de Namur 32, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 37 03
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“pasta” (4 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
00:00 - 14:30All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Rue de Namur 32, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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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

1  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
Reviewed 11 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...More

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...More

Thank BusinessTravellingLo
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank Olivier t
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 36 - USD 145
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
00:00 - 14:30
00:00 - 14:30
00:00 - 14:30
00:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
00:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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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