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“Highly disappointing”
Review of Piola Libri

Piola Libri
Ranked #950 of 3,901 Restaurants in Brussels
Price range: US$7 - US$21
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

This may have been a trendy or innovative spot in its early days in the Brussels Italian cultural scene but the food/entertainment side has greatly failed to follow the commendable and efficient book operation. Aperitivi are so poor they are almost inedible (ingredients are terrible and you can see they buy the cheapest most awful and plasticky stuff just to calim a right to call it "aperitivo". Wine is really bad, cocktails are far too light and the place is crowded and dirty. Tables are not cleaned, and the overall look is really shabby. Shame because if you wish to order an italian book they will get it for you in no time and their small selection is quite good. Avoid this place unless you need an italian book.

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5  Thank tortellini28
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Crowded with stagiaires from the Commission who try to look at ease , this is a very uncomfortable place where wine is average ( need to queue to get it too...) , where you have to fight for a seat and so noisy you cannot wait to leave to finally be able to exchange some words with your friends. Food is under the average level.
Good if you are 25 and bobo caviar :(

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5  Thank Londra_11
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

The wine card and choice is excellent without being amazing. The food is simple but nice. It is a very nice place to have a short lunch or to take a glass of something else than a beer in Brussels after work.

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Thank Guyleon
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Reviewed 8 September 2012 via mobile

Stopped in on a sunny day with colleagues for a spritz aperol. Free antipasta and Italian buzz in the middle of an Italian book shop wasunique and interesting. No beer and different for Brussels.

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Thank CanadaAustria
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

A nice little Italian corner where one can have a bite, taste wines, buy Italian books and DVDs and attend cultural events. Nicely run, convivial atmosphere. Good food too (if you don't expect too much: this is not a restaurant but a wine bar). Nice the aperitivi served with wine in late afternoon.

Thank michel d
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