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“Gluten Free Goodness in Brussels”
Review of Il Veliero

Il Veliero
Ranked #643 of 3,805 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$24
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 16 October 2013

This restaurant has gluten free pizza, gluten free pasta, gluten free lasagne and gluten free crepes! If that news doesn't make your heart sing then you're probably not restricted to a gluten free diet. If you are then get yourself to Il Veliero. It is an absolute delight with a relaxed but classy atmosphere, such heaven to have so many menu choices in what can be a tough city to find a gluten free meal. Not all of the gluten free options are available all the time but there are so many choices that's easy to get over.

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1  Thank Esquiver
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

My boyfriend (who is gluten intolerant) and I went to this restaurant, as it was the closest restaurant listen specifically as offering a gluten-free menu and what a wonderful choice! It is a privately run, little restaurant with so much charm! The owner (who acted as waiter and chef) was a delight to talk to and the food was simply fabulous - one of the best pizzas I have ever had. I will certainly be going back there.

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1  Thank Mluxi
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Reviewed 21 July 2013 via mobile

This small restaurant is well worth a visit. The gluten-free menu is varied, delicious and inexpensive and the service is friendly and welcoming. It is clearly popular with locals, and their regular menu looks great too. Over the two consecutive nights we went there, we tried the margherita and carpaccio pizzas, and the ravioli and gnocchi which were all hand-made and incredible. There is also GF bread, beer and crepes. GO TO THIS RESTAURANT if you are GF and visiting Brussels, you will not regret it.

2  Thank Ruth K
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

I go to Il Veliero quite regularly and the food is excellent. It is a haven for vegetarians and vegans, and for those who are gluten intolerant and my meat eating friends say that they have the best steaks in town. And as for the desserts, ......... The service is so friendly too. Excellent little find.

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2  Thank Kerry L
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Reviewed 17 May 2011

If you're vegan, this is the thing about pizza - it's no problem getting a pizza without animal products, cheese or a meat sauce. What's tricky is finding a dough made without eggs or milk. The *real* traditional Italian dough is nothing but flour, salt, yeast, maybe a little sugar. Unfortunately lots of restaurateurs ruin a perfectly good recipe and add dairy products or eggs. I was having trouble finding something substantial to eat in this corner of Brussels so I was happy to see this restaurant. The man who served me was visibly insulted at the mere suggestion that he might have added animal products to the dough.

As for the pizza itself, it was okay. Not worth 10 EUR. I should have asked for some of that spicy oil. Still, I was so hungry I ate almost all of it in one sitting. Glad I came across this place.

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