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De Pistolei

#139 of 3,023 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
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Rue de la Madeleine 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium
07:00 - 19:00
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Berkley, Michigan
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This place was great, it is a small deli with outside seating. They have a lot of different sandwich options and your selection is made to order. The sandwich was huge and a a very reasonable price. It was recommended by our tour guide and we were glad we made the stop.

Thank Jen H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Had some sandwiches and soups. Nice and friendly staff. Free Wi-Fi. Definitely a positive recommendation.

Thank George M
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77 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We were here for lunch. The sandwiches were delicious, the baguette especially! The place is a bit cold, though

Thank Giuseppe P
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

A pleasant experience. The atmosphere and the welcoming was nice. Got offered either to have a full breakfast or from the eye catching sandwich selection. Coffee was too good that I had to order another one to go, looking at those family photos on the wall makes you feel like the owners really care about their business and that they... More 

Thank Sameh H
Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Fresh, tasty in a clean environment. You can eat in or outside. Their food is homemade from scratch. The staff is friendly and very patient when making your decisions. We went for a late lunch, 2h45 pm. Price is very affordable. I highly recommend.

Thank CG B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

My Fiancee and me went here for breakfast. The owner is very friendly and speaks perfect English which was a pleasant surprise. They do several breakfast options, all very good and good value.

Thank Chris L
Irvine, California
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144 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Just off the Grand Place, a Subway type restaurant, with better ingredients. Look for the 5 foot tall French Fries and a similar Sub out front. A place where the locals go for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We split a ham and cheese, before our tourist day began, heading out to the museums for the mid-morning and afternoon viewings.

Thank James W
Bucharest, Romania
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We randomly choose to eat here and this another confirmation that we have good instincts :) Later we hear that the location has a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence. Frankly, to me, the outdoor look of De Pistolei makes me a bit unconfortable because I had a tourist-trap feeling. So, we enter, and the indoor atmosfere convinced me that are also... More 

1 Thank petro1nela1
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97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great place to stop by for a quick lunch in the centre of Brussels, especially at such a price! For 4 to 5 euros (on average) you get a quite big piece of baguette, bursting with stuffing - they're really not stingy, which is nice for a tourist-recommended restaurant! The service is very friendly, even during times when they have... More 

Thank Alix P
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a quick breakfast. The food was fresh, prepared with a smile and don't cost an arm and a leg. Would use again!

Thank Pszt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de la Madeleine 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 025029502
Great little sandwich bar in Brussels on the way down to the Grand Palace from Grand Central metro station - very busy on the main tourist trail.

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