Mamma Roma is not your average pizza joint, instead of selling slices, they sell their pizza ‘al taglio’ or in ’tiles,’ which are priced by weight. The combinations are fun and fresh and, above all, delicious. The original restaurant is right here in Flagey, but their success has recently seen them expand all the way to Paris.
Address: 5 Chaussée de Vleurgat, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 640 42 80
Les Super Filles Du Tram
Those in search of mouthwatering gourmet burgers need look no further. Les Super Filles du Tram will appeal to even the most exacting burger fans, with their varied and delicious menu (mushroom, truffle oil and parmesan topping, anyone?), and they even do brunch on Sundays.
Address: 22 Rue Lesbroussart, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 648 46 60
Takumi is the type of restaurant that focuses on two or three dishes and makes them to perfection. Their homemade gyoza are some of the best in Brussels, and the main dishes are comprised of a selection of donburi, along with one burger option. The food is great, and the service is extremely friendly; just be sure to get there on time as the restaurant fills up fast.
Address: 8 Rue Lesbroussart, Brussels, Belgium, + 32 488 43 04 42
Piccola Store functions as a delicatessen store as well as a restaurant and serves unpretentious, high-quality Italian fare. Finish up your meal with the absolutely delectable lemon tart, which will transport you instantly to the sunny streets of Italy.
Address: 48 Rue Lesbroussart, Brussels, Belgium, +32 498 88 87 86
Chef Georges Baghdi Sar aims to introduce his customers to the complex and delectable traditions of his native Syrian cuisine. The C’Chicounou is a real family business, with tapas-style food lovingly prepared by Georges himself, his mother and his grandmother. The artichoke, in particular, is one of the reasons food lovers keep returning to this place.
Address: 29 Rue de la Levure, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 644 10 25
AMI is a vegetarian restaurant that specializes in veggie burgers and mind-blowing desserts. For the vegetarians out there who just can’t get their meat-loving friends to embrace a non-carnivorous diet, AMI is the place to convert them.
Address: 13 Rue Lesbroussart, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 646 88 41
For those who really want to treat themselves, L’Autre Grain serves top quality Belgian-French cuisine. With an eye for detail, the gastronomic dishes are an experience in themselves. This restaurant is not for those on a tight budget, but the quality of the food is well worth the price.
Address: 9 Chaussée de Vleurgat, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 648 88 60
Izakaya serves authentic Japanese cuisine. The menu is not restricted to standard sushi fare and includes anything from Ramen noodles to a range of different otsumami (the Japanese version of tapas). A real corner of Japan right here in Brussels, as anyone in the know will tell you.
Address: 123 Chaussée de Vleurgat, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 648 38 05
Frit Flagey is more than a Fritkot, it is a Brussels institution. The crown of best Fritkot in Brussels is hotly debated and highly coveted, but Frit Flagey is widely agreed to be among the best. Notorious for its long queues and rather unfriendly service, this is nonetheless part of the experience and will not detract from the satisfaction that comes from eating the perfect frite.
At Racines, the menu changes daily depending on the availability and freshness of local and seasonal produce (they even have their own garden, which supplies many of the ingredients for the food). The emphasis is on quality, with a healthy respect for traditional Italian cuisine, effectively echoing the ‘roots’ evoked by the name of the restaurant.
Address: 353 Chaussée d’Ixelles, Brussels,Belgium, +32 2 642 95 90