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“Good night out with friends”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of A tavola

A tavola
Ranked #159 of 1,410 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Schoten, Belgium
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good night out with friends”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

Great place, nothing spectacular in terms of scenery, but the food is absolutely fantastic, the people are nice, just did not have the opportunity to go back yet. Will certainly go back.

  • Visited December 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
New Delhi, India
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good place for afternoon Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

Nice cosy place, can be easily missed out. Was recommended by my colleagues and so took my team for a lunch. We were very happy with the dishes and as mentioned by others, was very authentic.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Devang75
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Ensch, Germany
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Probably best authentic Italian restaurant in Antwerp”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

The Italian chef does not speak Dutch and that's the way he also makes his dishes: pure Italian with no compromises.
And they are delicious!
It's almost impossible to find veal brains these days but this is be of the places to go for it (if you like that kind of food).
His pasta is great!
This is the best place to eat spaghetti alla vongole, no exceptions! Also his pasta with lobster is to die for (when in season) and his pasta with truffles makes my wife weak in the knees just thinking about it.
The chef is from Southern Italy, and that is exactly what you get on your plate. Everything is made fresh so you might expect a bit of delay when the place is full (almost always), so just order a bottle of wine and enjoy.

The place is rather small and always packed so better reserve a table in advance to be sure.

Visited July 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very decent Italian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

During about 20 visits, I have never been disappointed. Quality is always present, people running the business are nice and charming. The owner/ cook is accessible and discussing about food with him is nice and interesting. The place is rather small, so booking is a must. As space is limited, the place can be rather loud, which of course is part of the charm of the restaurant... Prices went up a bit.

  • Visited June 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Trattoria Della Mama”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

Honoring tradition of the typical Italian small but warm restaurant where they serve you simple (but honest and refined) cuisine of the South. Superb wine list with besides the classics(Brunello Banfi '07) also very good Masi wine out of Venice region. This cook knows how to flavor his kitchen and his wife understands being the maitre d'hôtel in a natural and authentic way. Scaloppine al limone, Tagliatelli alla Boscaiolo, Rigatoni al pomodoro for my youngest daughter (on demand) make this a first encounter not to forget. Return we will, just to understand the potential and the imagination of the cook...

Visited July 2013
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