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Il Viticolo

Rue Archimede 18, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 280 12 96
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (15 reviews)
“octopus” (3 reviews)
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International, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rue Archimede 18, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere - nice and knowledgeable wait staff and delicious food and wine. What's not to like? So much of the food in Belgium is outstanding that I'm not sure if this is just another great Italian (because of course, I didn't try them all)...More

Thank ChockaLife
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We went for a dinner with friends for my birthday. First, I could not find a restaurant that is open in Brussels during 'the break' and then I found this place and I am really happy I did. The service, the food and the atmosphere...More

Thank Marián B
Aurore A, Gérant at Il Viticolo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

We thank you for your comment. And happy birthday again ! Il Viticolo

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

The food and service were top-notch. The chef has an extensive knowledge of Italian cuisine and the overall staff is friendly. The quality definitely matches the price. Highly recommended.

Thank Oscar V
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the terrace in the sun but price on the high side. 23 Eur for a plate of octopus with a few veggies... Tasty but not to die for. Service kind but that attentive. We were the only ones left in the restaurant by were...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here four or five times now and I've never been disappointed. I've tried a number of dishes and you will find no complaints here. Interesting specials, fresh produce, very tastes indeed. Staff are friendly, it's always packed so you need to book. I...More

Thank MariePhillipsBrussel
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent staff, fantastic food, great wine selection, spotless, the chef cooks in front of you, the best price/quality in the area. Small menu regularly renewed. Free wifi. You can charge you phone on your seat. Discrete background music. What else can I say?

Thank dirkvandenborre
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I have always been served delicious food at this restaurant. I also like the cosy ambience. The pricing is indeed a bit over the normal but it's worth it.

Thank Henrik W
Aurore A, Propriétaire at Il Viticolo, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you for you comment.

Reviewed 25 November 2016

Avoid like the plague. Over priced, rude staff, served something that resembled tonnes spaghetti. And now! Receiving incessant emails from this establishment which were never subscribed to. Avoid avoid avoid.

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Thank Brittanymbird
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

All in all just average food but way overpriced. Appetizers to share nothing special just plain ok, pastas were good but still not especially tasty, desserts a bit of a disappointment. Wine carte is well assorted, but wine producers not week known and red wines...More

Thank CarloBrussels
Aurore A, Propriétaire at Il Viticolo, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

Thank you for your comment. We take that into account. For wines, we understand that you like to find known wines but our goal is to make known to our customers new or less known producers. We are curious and very often go through Italy...More

Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Crazily overprice placed with poor food (carpaccio for 18 euro!!). It is defined as wine bar but the waiter only brought one bottle and even presented it different from the label... basically, he can sell you ratkiller behind the label of it's-italian-how-good-it-is. We asked for...More

Thank Li A
Aurore A, Gérant at Il Viticolo, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

We are very surprised by your comment. You ordered a carpaccio of beef in main course with accompaniment of vegetables for the price of 18 euros. We are a restaurant and you can order wine in our wine list but also via the table of...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Archimede 18, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 280 12 96
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Restaurant italien cosy et décontracté dans le centre de bruxelles. Produits frais et de saison! Carte des vins bien fournie.
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