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Il Vesuvio

#655 of 2,932 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
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Rue Mont du Chene 1, Brussels 1040, Belgium
+32 2 649 16 40
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:30 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The food was really tasty and it was a really cozy warm Italian atmosphere, but still acceptable for a business lunch. One of our Italian colleagues recommended it. We felt a bit like being on Holiday in Italy. Best Italian, I had in bxls up 'till now.

Thank Flo K
Brussels, Belgium
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

I am very happy I found this restaurant in this neighbourhood. Pizzas are excellent and the staff fast and very friendly. Familiar ambiance and not expensive.

Thank Coroaci
Trier, Germany
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

We found the restaurant by hazard and it was a really lucky choice. Great ambience, friendly stuff and most important: delicious food!

Thank SandraTrier
Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

I've been there several times with my friends or just for a nice dinner with my fiancé. I was never disappointed. The food is fresh and delicious! Pizza is very good. Perhaps the best in Brussels. I really recommend this restaurant/pizzeria.

Thank KappaScanner
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Pizza was good but was completely sweet because they forgot the salt...we tried to add on top but of course it was not the same taste. People were nice and friendly. Not expensive. But for my italian standars pizza was not at the maximal level.

Thank Claudia C
Aalst, Belgium
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95 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

I thought I was in Italy for a while… just the time of my lunch. The outside view doesn't reflect the warmth of the interior. A real warm decor, a typical italian atmosphere thanks to the waiters, from the aperitif till the coffee some special attentions and, more important, very good food and, in a short but selected list, the... More 

Thank Karl H
Brussels, Belgium
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

Great family run restaurant. We went to Il Vesuvio couple of times and very often take out pizzas; it is literally around the corner of my street. Pizzas are tasty and the pizzaiolo is extremely fast. We get a delicious pizza in 10 minutes with big smiles and warm welcome.

Thank PaulineOo
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

The vegetable plate was fresh and lovely, steaks good, deserts delicious. Warm, friendly, local neighborhood atmosphere and service. Delightful!

Thank Marie L
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63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

The best pizza with an amazing pizzaiolo always looking at new amazing combination!!! And friendly and very very professional staff they always find a way to make you happy!!!

Thank babwara78
Bucharest, Romania
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

The atmosphere was always very positive and happy, the staff very welcoming and attentive, the food always impeccable. I ate there quite a few times and never have I had a bad experience. It's not very close to the touristic center, but it's definitely worth it. I have nothing bad to say about it.

Thank AndreeaGG

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Italian, French, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Mont du Chene 1, Brussels 1040, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 649 16 40

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?