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Ristorante Ciao Italia

Mathieu de Layensplein 2, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 23 34 94
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“osso bucco” (3 reviews)
“spaghetti” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Mathieu de Layensplein 2, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

I would have given a 5 if the various staff were wearing white shirt, black trousers and black shoes. The food was delicious. From the spaghetti ajo, ojo e peperoncino。。 the Cozze, the Melanzane parmigiana, black olives as a nibble to start, the fettuccine that...More

Thank Aromulus
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Like a classic Italian, this is not a place to go to for a quick bite. While the personnel is very friendly, it seems all a bit chaotic and waiting times can get long. However the food you receive is delicious, I have only tried...More

Thank Axel-Laurenz B
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This little restaurant in the shadow of Leuven’s cathedral is worth a visit, if you are looking for the classical Italian kitchen. You will find here real good pizzas and pastas. They are made to genuine Italian standards. Do not expect any novelties, but then,...More

Thank Renet_58
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I really enjoy their pizza here. Great attention to details, ingredients are fresh and the pizza smells good! The service here is average. We had to wait almost an hour to get our pizza.

Thank Wisdommatters
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is an excellent italian restaurant. Very friendly people, nice menu with original italian dishes. They have ragu! Also they claim to serve the best ossobucco. Did not eat ossobucco because they had ragu but I believe them. Hope to come back to Leuven so...More

Thank Staessen
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Ciao Italia is a typical small Italian restaurant. Basic recipes not high cuisine. The two owners (one from Sicily ) are friendly and try to be funny. You will have a unique opportunity to practice your Italian. Their Ducth/ English is very basic. The restaurant...More

Thank Michel W
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This family restaurant is definitely heading in the wrong direction. They've reviewed recentely their menu for worse. Overpriced, small quantities, tasteless meals... We can't recommend (anylonger) such a place. A damn shame to discard 20 years of experience in such a way. This used to...More

Thank Eatclub
Reviewed 16 April 2016

we have been coming here on and off for 20 years but not recently as the centre of Leuven is car user hostile, but an opportunity to see Tom Robinson band gave us time to eat ahead of the gig. Opens nice and early, very...More

Thank MikeWNewport_Uk
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

It was a rainy night in Leuven. We needed something to eat in a hurry, and noticed that Ciao Italia was crowded with people. This is often a good sign, so we sat down. Nice, lively athmosphere, very charming Italian waiter. We manged to communicate...More

Thank Hilskjef
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

We stopped in leuven for lunch while crossing belgium. Nice center with pedestrian streets. A lot of restaurants also. We went for Italian finally. Good attention to the kids. They shared spaghetti, enjoyed staters and candies. The skeat and lasagna were good although it is...More

Thank Emmanuel P
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mathieu de Layensplein 2, Leuven 3000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
  • Phone Number: +32 16 23 34 94
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