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“Horrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of L'Altro Mondo

L'Altro Mondo
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Ranked #2,008 of 3,519 Restaurants in Brussels
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Horrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

My gf and I visited this restaurant yday and were extremely disappointed by the food. Service was all right though, nothing to write home about...

We ordered starters (Pili-pili scampi and Parmesan fondue), which were both poor in quality and not great in taste.

The worst however... was the pasta. I ordered the "Festival Platter", three types of inedible pastas (one, which was a type of carbonare, the other a sweet, cinnamonny "treat", and the third mushrooms in some weird brown sauce). My gf had the gnocchi - disgusting and absolutely inedible. We left after 30 min, just asked for the bill after having had a few tastes of the pasta.

Don't go here!

  • Visited May 2014
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Prescott, Arizona
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244 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“One of many choices”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

Not my favorite in Brussels but among those on this restaurant strip, the food is fine. So many restaurants on this street send out staff to pull people in. The good news is the L'Altro Mundo does not have to (at least not that I've seen on several visits). The tables are a little close together so there's an upstairs section that may be available that accommodates business group well. The grilled fish on this visit do not disappoint!

  • Visited March 2014
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Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good food, great value in Brussels”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

We went with a group of five (three adults and 2 children age 8 and 12) and made a random choice to stop in to L'Altro Mondo for lunch while walking around Brussels. THere are a plethora of restaurants in the area around Grand Place, and this one caught our eye and seemed to have more patrons inside that many of the others.

We went in and were served quite quickly. We had a few different pasta dishes and pizzas, including the Plat du Jour which was a salmon pasta. The food was great, piping hot, flavorful, and the portions were MUCH larger than any of us expected, especially given the location of the restaurant and the price of the entrees.

Bottom Line: We will definitely be back to this restaurant if our travels take us back to Brussels. The staff was friendly and professional, the food was delicious, and the price was great.

  • Visited January 2014
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Ely
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45 reviews
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“Good value and a reasonable price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

We ate here on the 6/12 whilst on a 2 day trip to Brussels. We had observed the number of customers using this restaurant the previous evening whilst dining opposite and gave it ago. We had a couple of pasta dishes and half a carafe of wine, fresh hot bread was served with the meal which was not charged for. The portions were more than adequate. The restaurant was fairly busy and had a good atmosphere. When we received the bill we were well surprised - just over 25 euros! Close to the Grand Place and well worth a visit.

Visited December 2013
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“Not bad at all”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

Two of us ate here in early September and I felt as if we were treated well and the food was decent. In this area, there are a hundred choices with people in the streets bribing you to enter their restaurants but this one didn't have that and the prices were below what everyone and their dog were selling at. We found service friendly. Speed of service was normal for europe but our server was very hard working. The daily special at the time was mussels and fries for 8 euro 50. It is 1.2 kg of mussels and they are good. I think people expect too much when it comes to europe and touristy areas. If you find yourself walking endlessly through a maze of the same menu printed 100 times. Try this place to save some time. It is decent.

  • Visited September 2013
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