Our list of the best Italian restaurants in Brussels to finally try in 2023

Italy is not just pasta and pizza! Here is our non-exhaustive list of the best Italian addresses in Brussels to discover or redo in 2023, whether with your date, with friends or for a special occasion. A list to keep in your favorites.

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Italian for two

Frasca: Big favorite for this fresh pasta laboratory which is a restaurant and wine bar in the heart of Châtelain.

Where is it ? Rue de Florence 21, 1050 Ixelles

Caffè Al Dente: this is the address that needs no introduction in Uccle. On one side the tavern, on the other the wine shop. We sit down at one of the high tables and enjoy the trendy but relaxed atmosphere, a Spritz in hand.

Where is it ? Rue du Doyenne 87, 1180 Uccle

Mangiavino: Located a stone’s throw from Quota Cento, here you can enjoy the pasta of the day in complete relaxation with a delicious glass of orange wine. It’s the small address where you can relax after work or for a hassle-free meeting.

Where is it ? Oscar Van Goidtsnoven 96, 1190 Forest,

Gazzetta: This small hidden address located a stone’s throw from Avenue Louise offers a minimalist menu in a pleasant setting. It’s simple, it’s effective, and the wine and cocktails are delicious.

Where is it ? Rue de la Longue Haie 12, 1050 Brussels

Salt, Pepper & Rosemary: Simple service and a rustic setting, here we focus only on what’s on the plate. Guaranteed authenticity.

Where is it ? Rue Berckmans 98, 1060 Saint-Gilles

We like: The service is top notch, the dishes are fantastic and the cocktails are to die for. Without a doubt one of our favorite Italian addresses in the capital.

Sure: it’s gourmet yet refined, and there’s a sublime selection of natural wines on the menu.

Where is it ? Rue Longue Vie 48, 1050 Brussels

Italian to do with friends

First course: For fresh homemade pasta with seasonal vegetables. Yum!

Where is it ? Hot. de Vleurgat 175, 1050 Ixelles

Osteria Bolognese: Especially for their tagliatelle al ragù.

Where is it ? Rue de la Paix 49, 1050 Ixelles

Monella: to taste delicious Italian street food near Flagey. On the menu: fried pizza, bomb fries, panzerotti or even Schiacciate.

Where is it ? Hot. d’Ixelles 347, 1050 Ixelles

Aglio & Olio: The ultra-authentic address for traveling in Italy.

Where is it ? Hot. de Vleurgat 25, 1050 Ixelles

Ricotta & Parmigiano: The absolute must in the city center to taste the dishes of Italian cuisine in a good-natured atmosphere and an unusual setting.

Where is it ? Rue de l’Ecuyer 31, 1000 Brussels

Cŏcīna: This is the address that needs no introduction in Ixelles. Let’s take their burrata trio (classic, truffle, smoked) and a Spritz and change the world.

Where is it ? Rue Washington 149, 1050 Brussels

Bistro Nazionale: Simple, efficient, this is the place to come and eat pasta in complete relaxation with friends. In summer, enjoy the terrace and the lively atmosphere of the neighborhood.

Where is it ? Rue Lannoy 2, 1050 Ixelles

Italian without frills

La Tana: Their watchwords? Simplicity and genuine products. Roman cuisine in its best tradition.

Where is it ? Rue de l’Enseignement 27, 1000 Brussels

Nuovo Rosso: another of our favorite addresses. Here there are no frills in terms of decor, and the dishes arrive directly in huge pans placed on the table. But how good it is!

Where is it ? Rue Bosquet 62, 1060 Saint-Gilles

For the pizza

Volta Supper Club: this is the trendy canteen for fans of mozzarella, straciatella and juicy burrata (and pizza).

Where is it ? Rue E. Solvay 10, 1050 Ixelles

Al Bacio: Without a doubt our favorite pizzeria in Brussels.

Where is it ? Rue Américaine 119, 1050 Ixelles

Pizza La Piola: For wood-fired Neapolitan calzones and pizzas, if a little out of the way.

Where is it ? Pl. Saint-Josse 8, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode

La Bottega della Pizza: The other essential address for pizza lovers in the heart of the Sablon.

Where is it ? Rue de Rollebeek 31, 1000 Brussels

To have fun

Unnamed: It’s not for nothing that Nadia and Giovanni Bruno’s address is in the top 50 of the best Italian restaurants in the world.

Where is it ? du Petit Sablon 1, 1000 Brussels

Da Mimmo: The other ultra elegant Italian gastro to try at least once.

Where is it ? Avenue du Roi Chevalier 24, 1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert

Osteria Romana: The most famous Roman tavern in Brussels. Its carbonara is considered by many to be the best in the capital.

Where is it ? Avenue Legrand 11, 1000 Brussels

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