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Kardinaal Mercierlaan 81, Heverlee, Leuven 3001, Belgium
+32 16 22 26 47
11:45 - 14:30
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Tue - Sat 11:45 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Leuven, Belgium
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

We went there for a quick lunch and it was delicious. We took the penne arrabiata, fantastic, and the spaghetti bolognese, very good. We went there with a 12 year old and she also loved it. Very friendly staff and fast service.

Thank Justinee_A
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

I'm a regular client of Restaurant Paolo. The food and service are good, Prices are fair. It serves Italian and Belgian food, My favourite dishes: sole meunière and escalope signora gratiné.

Thank Frederick B
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Suberb cod Sisilian style, juicy steak grilled little one sided, but was juicy though. The owner is fantastic with customers, he shook my hand! The restaurant is like in an old villa, absolutely beautiful place. It is worth to visit, a little hard to find. I want to mention especially delicious olive oil. Strong recommendation.

Thank TournedosRossini
Wilrijk, Belgium
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Went to Paolo's for dinner with friends in March. Great location, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Food was good and at a decent price, but took very long to prepare, even dessert.

1 Thank Arno J
Kortenberg, Belgium
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99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

I just love eating at their terrace in the sun. They have a simple menu but very well done and traditionally Italian cuisine. The owner is a very friendly Italian who clearly has lots of ever returning guests, like me as well.

1 Thank LaurentBelgium
Level Contributor
55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2013

This is a true Italian gem right out of the centre of Leuven. Great choice of meat and pasta dishes, accompanied by wonderfully friendly service (though a little slow sometimes, but hey, what's more Italian than a long relaxed diner full of great flavors?). Would recommend this to anyone! (Price range +/-50 euro per person for two dishes and wine)

2 Thank Judith B
Tienen, Belgium
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2012

When you are looking for a restaurant on Saturday evening, because you are not in the mood of cooking yourself, this is the right place to be. Service, also from Paolo himself, is uthermost friendly and it is a location with free parking available (in Leuven!). Otherwise add 10,-€ to you bill. Prices allow for a tree course dinner with... More 

3 Thank Roger B
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Booked this restaurant in the morning, though no table reserved at arrival,... Waiters were running arround the whole time, but they forgot to "serve",... Food was delicious, but when ordering the adviced desert, no more deserts were available although popping up on the bill afterwards anyhow. Very mixed feeling to this resto, food was good, but they really ruinee by... More 

2 Thank Evmalivi
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Reviewed 18 November 2008

Osso Buco en Sôle Meunière zeker uitproberen!

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Reviewed 5 January 2008

True Italian.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
11:45 - 14:30
11:45 - 14:30
11:45 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kardinaal Mercierlaan 81, Heverlee, Leuven 3001, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven  >  Heverlee
  • Phone Number: +32 16 22 26 47

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