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Il Piccantino

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Drie-Engelenberg 4, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 41 80 50
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Tue 12:00 - 14:30
Thu - Tue 18:00 - 22:30
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Ferrara, Italy
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

I'm Italian and I know how difficult it is to find an actual real Italian pizza abroad. Il Piccantino is owned by Sicilian and they do real honest pizza! Many choices on the menu, prices average for Belgium - which is expensive for my standards - and recommended for a good pizza for lunch or dinner. Small place, reservation recommended... More 

Thank travelseeds
Leuven, Belgium
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

Any pizza you get is a good choice. Friendly staff great food. My favorite is the Bomba. Don't forget to ask for the spicy oil.

Thank Christopher M
Leuven, Belgium
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

I have been to Il piccantino before, and the pizza they serve is good. I have decided to go for 'Suggestion from the chef' , which was "Oven backed salmon" and DEEPLY regret this choice. What I have got was a plate with a tiny piece of salmon on it with vegetables. It looked like the 'chef' just kept the... More 

2 Thank Lana_Tan
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

We enjoyed our visit to Il Piccantino a lot. The pizzas were fantastic, the atmosphere very nice and the service superb (and very fast). The olives before pizza were amazing.

Thank Helen H
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

I love the pizza's of Il Piccantino. Take a look a their wide menu and you'll get already hungry. You can also choose white pizzas without tomato sauce. The place is small, so think about reserving your table...

Thank Bibulle_be
Leuven, Belgium
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

Affordable and very friendly pizzeria in the centre. Pizzas are quite ok and the salads are very very good! The italian family who runs the place is very friendly.

Thank Pips188669
Leuven, Belgium
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

Il Piccantino is a great place to sit outside and watch the people stroll by. On the menu: a wide selection of pizzas and salads. Gaetano Migliore and his team offer simple but excellent food. Try one of the 'white'pizzas on the menu: prepared without tomato sauce. This is my favourite spot in Leuven when I fancy good food in... More 

Thank pdaenens
Leuven, Belgium
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2011

Family run place that serves really good pizza. I like the pikante (spicy) ones... dough is really thin and delicious and ingredients are made well. Besides the Pizza, it is a really nice place to take a bunch of people. Say you are in oude markt and you dont have a reservation for a place and don't know where to... More 

Thank VPraj
Leuven, Belgium
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2010

I've only eaten there a few times but overall I was very pleased with this little Italian place. They have a decent choice in toppings for their pizza's as well as most of the traditional Italian courses you would expect. The quality of the meals I had there were outstanding. The service was rather quick which is always a upside... More 

Thank Unxerxes
Leuven, Belgium
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239 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2009

This is one of my favourite Italian restaurants in Leuven. Apart from traditional pizzas they have white pizzas too - original toppings. Tastes delicious! Good service too. Being offered a free amaretto after dinner!

Thank sofke8868b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$39
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Drie-Engelenberg 4, Leuven 3000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
  • Phone Number: +32 16 41 80 50

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