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Rue Archimede 69, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 736 14 50
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant with good italian food (but don't expect pizzas, this is higher range). All the dishes eaten were good, in particular the dessert tray, but there is nothing i will really remember. For the price, one could expect a bit more. Good professional service.

Thank gogolino
Lyon, France
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Always excellent food and friendly service. Great choice of wine and the truffles are good. Good for groups with a separate dining area upstairs.

Thank lyon_traveller
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

great place to dine. good menu and a good choice of wines too. prices vary, excellent and courteous service.

1 Thank Kris S
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Really mediocre food at a very unrealistic price. You're essentially just paying to be near the Berlaymont. If you're a lobbyist trying to impress some clients from out of town then fine. But if you actually want to eat something good, go elsewhere.

Thank AllyGBrussels
Brussels, Belgium
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This Italian restaurant in Schuman is really nice. The menu is mainly classic dishes and a range of Italian pasta courses. Like all good Italian restaurants it is about good ingredients, cooked simply that taste great. The service was really good. I felt like a guest which is not always the case in Brussels. The restaurant itself would originally have... More 

Thank Ciaran_Hudson
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We came a cross Barbanera by coincidence, as we live just around the corner. What a pleasant surprise that was. As far as the ambiance is concerned, it couldn't be more perfect and 1960s, elegant deco, and 5star service. Their food is as good as the finest Portofino restaurant for half the price. Whether you have a special occasion a... More 

Thank Anas A
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Arranged a meal here for a group of around 20 on perhaps the warmest September evening in Brussels for a very long time. We had a fantastic meal in the garden with really good service from the waiters but its a good thing my guests were mostly unaware of my experience with the guy in charge. OK, i overestimated the... More 

Thank sad_koala
Barbanera L, Propriétaire at Barbanera, responded to this review

Dear client, We are thankfull that you find our place, service and food 'very good' to quote your terms. As of the little misunderstanding that took place, your story does not reflect the reality. It was indeed a warm evening in September and our restaurant - being appréciated for its garden during summer - would had been fully booked even... More 

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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

For one of the best and most important lobbyist restaurants in Brussels, Barbanera is the classic one. The food is high class Italian, and I can highly recommended the daily special, or the pasta with truffles. Dessert trolley is a sight not to be missed. Reservation recommended for the ideal business lunch.

Thank Anders M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Friends from Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Bolivia celebrating a special ocasion with fantastic wine, superb food and awesome service. Highly suggested for an exclusive Italian experience!

Thank Erika C
Brussels, Belgium
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Barbanera is a classic Italian restaurant in the upper price range. The menu was adapted to the time of year and they served some very classic Italian food. The service was excellent and the place is good for a business lunch since serving etc. is not dragged out in any way. It is also possible to sit outside; however, that... More 

Thank Esben A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Archimede 69, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 736 14 50

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