Avenue Louise is the epitome of Belgian luxury and is located right in the heart of the beloved city of Brussels. The Avenue is a catwalk of prominent international brands and towering avant-garde buildings, some of which are home to the city’s best multi-ethnic restaurants. Here are 10 of the best.
Gazzetta is a dazzling tribute to Italian cuisine. Gazzetta specializes in small portions of light yet filling dishes. Locals love the authentic burrata used to top the handmade pastas, a delicate cheese made from fresh mozzarella and rich cream. The sauce is also made from scratch each day, using all fresh and natural ingredients.
Address and telephone number: Rue de la Longue Haie 12, 1000 Brussels, Belgium +32 2 513 92 13
Italian eateries pop up quite often along Avenue Louise, but what sets Ciao Bella apart from the rest is its relaxed, calm atmosphere. Ciao Bella manages to provide a familiar, enveloping atmosphere without being overbearing. The chef has his own handcrafted menu inspired by his Italian roots.
Address and telephone number: Rue Veydt 50, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium +32 02 538 57 17
Situated in the trendy Chatelain area of Ixelles, Prego! is a casual take on the more traditional and formal Italian ristorante. Not only can you get all of the classic dishes you’d find at any typical Italian restaurant, there are also some surprises on offer. Try the grilled sardines for a salty bite of charred flavor, or the grilled octopus tentacles cooked to tender perfection.
Address and telephone number: 51 Rue de Livourne, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium +32 2 762 11 02
Le Chou de Bruxelles
Le Chou de Bruxelles proudly offers dishes of distinct Belgian heritage at prices that represent the high-quality ingredients and technical finesse offered here. There is seating both indoors and outdoors, so grab a table on the patio and enjoy the famous Belgian specialty, mussels. Le Chou offers over thirty different sauces to accompany perfectly cooked mussels, as well as an indulgent dessert menu.
Address and telephone number: Rue de Florence 26, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium +32 2 537 69 95
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