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“Excellent freshly made pasta!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Pastaio

Il Pastaio
Ranked #253 of 408 Restaurants in Leuven
Price range: US$26 - US$33
Cuisines: Italian, European
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Excellent freshly made pasta!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

A great place to enjoy freshly made pasta. Appetizers were also excellent. And the house wine, made with organic grapes was surprisingly good.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Leuven, Belgium
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Another Great Meal Here!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

Been here three times, every time great! Really recommend the mushroom ravioli!! Also they have a great salad with arugula Parmesan and dry ham for a starter. You can really tell that they use quality ingredients.

Visited December 2012
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Thank MeganFoster
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leuven
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“shop and restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2012

You can buy fresh pasta and sauces ,.... in il pastaio. All very nice and not too expensive. The restaurant is also good. If you love Italian food you will love Il pastaio.

Visited May 2012
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Thank LeuvenAnne
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Leuven, Belgium
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fresh, home made pasta”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2012

The best place in town for fresh, home made pasta. They have seasonal suggestions on top of their albeit limited menu. Although some people boost about the generous portions, I find them regular sized. I can easily eat an appetizer, pasta, ans still have room for dessert. The pasta is excellent, the home made desserts are good.

I don't like the interior. It is modern, but looks cheap. The restaurant is small, but also has a small terrace (in the Parijsstraat) in summer.

The service is welcoming, but not very professional.

The one thing that annoyed/disappointed me was that the last two times I went there several items of the menu were not available. This should not be the case when you have such a limited menu already.

Go for the food, not for the dining experience or atmosphere, and you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“very tasty homemade dishes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

This place is located in one of the really lovely streets (Parijsstraat) in the center of Leuven and it offers very tasty homemade food in generous portions: in fact we shared our main dish (which was no problem: the ordered dish came served on 2 plates, really nice touch!)The service is very friendly, the prices are good and we enjoyed their dessert: dipping cantuccini in a glass of vin santo.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Robynn11_11
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