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Il Pastaio

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Baron A. de Becker-Remyplein 19, Leuven 3010, Belgium
+32 16 23 09 02
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The Ravioli con funghi was to die for and my friend bragged about her lasagna Della case (with lam and peppers). Definitely a place to enjoy your Italian food, as you can also buy take away. The interior is very sober: white walls and basic chairs. If it were my restaurant I would zest and spice the interior a bit... More 

Thank Silja V
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439 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Restaurant and traiteur Il Pastaio used to be located in the centre of Leuven in the Parijsstraat but they moved a bit out of the centre and can be found now on Baron August de Becker Remyplein 19 in Kessel-Lo. Taking the passage under the railway station, it’s less than a kilometre’s walk. We haven't been to the restaurant yet... More 

Thank Trainbleu
Ayutthaya, Thailand
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

We came acros this restaurant because it was close to our hotel and it was not in the mainstream. It’s my experience that just outside the mainstream can give you a surprising experience. The red housewine is organic and as you can read in the other reviews payed by cm. For an organisatie wine the taste was excellent. The menu... More 

Thank Elberja2013
Leuven, Belgium
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Food is very nice, but it is a bit expensive for what you get. Very nice atmosphere, especially at the first floor.

Thank 19Maria85
Malta, Europe
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Don't get me wrong, the food is good, but it's not great, especially when considering that for the same price, I ate a great steak at the restaurant opposite. Also, I think the service is too slow considering the fact that there were barely any other customers while I was there.

Thank Flossy176
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We got a mix of 5 sorts of overcooked pasta drained in cream. Too much and too expensive (€20 pp). This food has nothing to do with the Italian kitchen where simplicity rules. Average house wine

Thank Michael M
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

The food is good, the tiramisu is great! Nice atmosphere with very friendly staff. Maybe a bit overpriced, but still worth a regular visit!

Thank Demus88
Werchter, Belgium
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

A cosy place to have some very honest italian food. Good ingredients. Well prepared. We also noted (downstairs) it is a traiteur (fresh prepared italian take away food). Upstairs a a small restaurant with only a few tables. Nice location (in the center of leuven, close to everything) and super italian food !

Thank Laurent V
Brussels, Belgium
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149 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

Friendly, warm, informal atmosphere. Great pasta, excellent wine and a smile! Will be back for sure. The only drawback is the absence of parking options in the proximity, you will have to walk min 200 meters if lucky.

Thank Tikhon-Chicago
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92 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2013

Decided to come in on a Monday night after seeing the pasta in the window. The service was friendly and excellent. I had the carne ravioli and my friend had the pasta groenten, both of which were amazing. There seemed to also be a steady business of people coming in to order pasta take away. I wouldn't hesitate to come... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 26 - USD 33
Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baron A. de Becker-Remyplein 19, Leuven 3010, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
  • Phone Number: +32 16 23 09 02

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