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“cool little place, great food, great wine” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Piola

La Piola
Ranked #1,016 of 3,490 Restaurants in Brussels
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Sofia
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193 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“cool little place, great food, great wine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

Pasta was very well done and delicious. Our waiter was very sweet. Had to come back as there were no tables but managed to get a table several hours later. Not much of a decor but then again, the food and wine were so good I spent very little time looking around.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Neli K
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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6 reviews
“Real Pasta in Brussels”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

This restaurant is one of my favorite restaurants in Brussels.
They know well how pasta should be... al dente which many restaurants in Brussels don't know.
good ambiance, good service, very reasonable.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank hal0331
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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185 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Nice place to eat pasta”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

La Piola is a very nice (and very small) Italian restaurant that serves excellent food. Since the restaurant has only a few tables, they can't afford to have a long menu. Instead they change it very often (weekly I believe) - don't forget to check the menu outside before getting in.
My review only applies to the "La Piola Pesce" which does not seem to be listed separately on tripadvisor. Despite the name, the restaurant does not only offer fish, but has a couple of vegetarian or meat-based dishes.
The portions are really generous, but you should try to save some room for the dessert. I tried the tiramisu and the panna cotta with chocolate. Both were excellent and highly recommendable. Be warned: The tiramisu is gigantic - enough for two people easily.
My only reservation would be that the appetizers aren't convincing. We ordered a plate of antipasti ("di terra") and got some ham and salami (not much!). They were OK but not great. It would have been fine if they did not charge 22€ for it! In relation with what you get, that's quite ridiculous. My advice is to skip the appetizers (or try the antipasti "di mare" - might be better).
Otherwise, great experience !

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank DrNeko
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Derby, United Kingdom
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753 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
“My type of restaurant - great pasta”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

This is my type of restaurant - relaxed, basic wooden tables, nice atmosphere, great food. The pasta (I had the arrabiata) is some of the best I have eaten in Brussels (where much of the Italian food is truly awful). Well cooked pasta, just the right amount of well flavoured sauce. And topping it off is the price - extremely reasonable (for Brussels). Try it.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank OlderGuy1956
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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
“What a disappointment.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2012

I was looking fwd to my first visite to la piola.All my italien frinds mentioned as best pasta in town. Imagine my disappointment when we had poorly cooked pasta and. a sauce that wasn't cook enough. I Could live with crappy looking decor not to say cheap,and long waiting time,but I can not accept poor pasta,especially this is your only item in the menu.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank umutyamaner
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