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“Great” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Torre

La Torre
Ranked #1,066 of 1,396 Restaurants in Antwerp
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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8 reviews
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“Great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014 via mobile


very nice restaurant with kind staff, great choice of meals and wines, i highly recommend their delicious lasagne

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English first
Antwerp, Belgium
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Strongly disadvize La Torre! Bad food, unfriendly personnel...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

Bad food: spaghetti sauce tastes like water. People are moved from table to table even when still dining to ensure optimised usage of chairs. Strongly disadvize this restaurant.

Visited December 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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2 reviews
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“Awful food, don't bother to go there”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

If you expect real Italian food, then you're in for a complete disappointment. First of all the staff at the restaurant is not Italian, I don't think they even understand Italian. Sure they give you the impression they are Italian by using some Italian words, but knowing some Italian words doesn't make you Italian at all.

And then there's the food. It really is awful. I ordered penne all'arrabbiata, thinking that this is a dish where you can't do much wrong. How wrong was I. The penne was overcooked and not al dente as it should be. Then there was the sauce, if you could call it sauce. When I order penne all'arrabbiata I expect a fresh spicy tomato sauce with still some small chunks of tomato. The sauce I got was made of passata or maybe even ketchup and then they added some tabasco sauce to make it spicy. Not exactly the sauce you'd expect when ordering penne all'arrabbiata. It didn't taste good at all.

Someone else from our group ordered escalope milanese, a dish that is typically served with pasta and a tomato sauce. However in this restaurant they served it with french fries and mayonaise. Even the cokes we ordered were awful. Someone had clearly left the bottle open, which resulted in cokes without any sparkles in it.

This restaurant is clearly focussing on tourists, people that eat there once and never come back again. I don't think they have any regulars.

If you want to enjoy some real Italian dishes don't go there. It's not worth spending your money on.

  • Visited December 2013
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Chaos, but some good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

This place is really chaotic, staff not really on top of things except the lady maître de who is totally in charge, as could be heard from the chiding of the staff who were not quite on top of things.
The starters were ordinary but the calzone was excellent, tasted really fresh and the pizza dough was soft and flavourful. My partner had the zabaglione or desert and this was fantastic.
All in all not sure about how to sum this one up, some excellent food, some ordinary food, mixed service.

Visited December 2013
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