Italy is not all about pasta and pizza! Here’s our non-exhaustive to-do list of the best Italian addresses in Brussels to discover or recreate in 2023, whether with your date, with friends or for a special occasion. A list to cherish your favorites.
Italian for two
Frasca: Big favorite for this fresh pasta workshop, which is a restaurant and wine bar in the heart of Châtelain.
Where ? Rue de Florence 21, 1050 Ixelles
Caffè Al Dente: This is the address that needs no introduction in Uccle. On one side the osteria, on the other side the enoteca. We sit on one of the high tables and enjoy the trendy but relaxed atmosphere with a Spritz in hand.
Where ? Rue du Doyenne 87, 1180 Uccle
Mangiavino: Located a stone’s throw from Altitude Cent, here you can enjoy the pasta of the day in complete relaxation with a delicious glass of orange wine. It is the small address where you can relax after work or for a hassle-free date.
Where ? Ouch. Oscar Van Goidtsnoven 96, 1190 Forest,
Gazzetta: This small hidden address located a stone’s throw from Avenue Louise offers a minimalist menu in cozy surroundings. It’s simple, effective, and the wine and cocktails are delicious.
Where ? Rue de la Longue Haie 12, 1050 Brussels
Sale pepe & Rosmarino: Simple operation and rustic setting, here we only focus on what’s on the plate. Authenticity guaranteed.
Where ? Rue Berckmans 98, 1060 Saint-Gilles
Cipiace: The service is top notch, the dishes are fantastic and the cocktails are to die for. Without a doubt one of our favorite Italian addresses in the capital.
Certo: It’s gourmet, but fine, and there’s a sublime selection of natural wines on the menu.
Where ? Rue Longue Vie 48, 1050 Brussels
The Italian to do with friends
Primo: For fresh homemade pasta with seasonal vegetables. Yum!
Where ? Hot. de Vleurgat 175, 1050 Ixelles
Osteria Bolognese: For their tagliatelle al ragù above all.
Where ? Rue de la Paix 49, 1050 Ixelles
Monella: To taste delicious Italian street food close to Flagey. On the menu: pizza fritta, fritte bombe, panzerotti or even schiacciate.
Where ? Hot. d’Ixelles 347, 1050 Ixelles
Aglio & Olio: The ultra-authentic address to travel to Italy.
Where ? Hot. de Vleurgat 25, 1050 Ixelles
Ricotta & Parmesan: The absolute must in the city center to taste Italian dishes in a good-natured atmosphere and unusual setting.
Where ? Rue de l’Ecuyer 31, 1000 Brussels
Cŏcīna: This is the address that needs no introduction in Ixelles. We take their trio of burrata (classic, tartufo, affumicata) and a Spritz and we change the world.
Where ? Rue Washington 149, 1050 Brussels
Bistro Nazionale: Simple, efficient, this is the place to come and eat a pasta in complete relaxation with friends. In the summer you can enjoy the terrace and the lively atmosphere of the neighborhood.
Where ? Rue Lannoy 2, 1050 Ixelles
The simple Italian
La Tana: Your password? Simplicity and authentic products. Roman cuisine in its finest tradition.
Where ? Rue de l’Enseignement 27, 1000 Brussels
Nuovo Rosso: Another of our favorite addresses. Here, there are no frills on the interior side, and the dishes come directly in huge frying pans placed on the table. But how good it is!
Where ? Rue Bosquet 62, 1060 Saint-Gilles
For the pizza
Volta Supper Club: This is the trendy canteen for fans of mozzarella, straciatella and juicy burrata (and pizza).
Where ? Rue E. Solvay 10, 1050 Ixelles
Al Bacio: Without doubt our favorite pizzeria in Brussels.
Where ? Rue Americaine 119, 1050 Ixelles
La Piola Pizza: For calzones and Neapolitan pizzas cooked over wood, even if it’s a bit out of the way.
Where ? Pl. Saint-Josse 8, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
La Bottega della Pizza: The other important address for pizza lovers in the heart of Sablon.
Where ? Rue de Rollebeek 31, 1000 Brussels
To have fun
Senzanome: It is not for nothing that Nadia and Giovanni Bruno’s address is in the top 50 of the best Italian restaurants in the world.
Where ? Pl. du Petit Sablon 1, 1000 Brussels
Da Mimmo: The other ultra-elegant Italian gastro to try at least once.
Where ? Avenue du Roi Chevalier 24, 1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
Osteria Romana: The most famous Roman osteria in Brussels. Its carbonara is considered by many to be the best in the capital.
Where ? Avenue Legrand 11, 1000 Brussels
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