In Saint Boniface neighborhood , there is Osteria Bolognese, a little piece of Italy in the heart of Matonge.

In a very simple place,  I  discovered a delicatessen counter, surrounded with a few tables with vichy tablecloths.

As the decor is very low key, I felt a little skeptical at first. But I was quickly charmed by the atmosphere of this typically italian Osteria, and its charming, warm and friendly service.

As a starter, Giacomo suggested us to take an assortment of divine fine Italian cuts ( culatello, colonnato, mortadella mousse … ) served with Crescentine, small light and crispy squares made of fried dough… They were delicious!

A few sips of wine later, I discovered fresh gnocchi of the day, polpetone with pistachio and mortadella and pumpkin-sage ravioli that melt in the mouth …

All of us were focusing on the authenticity of the dishes, and not a word was spoken at table anymore.

Giacomo and Sylvia explained me they were coming straight from Bologna, and launched this place a few months ago. Their idea was to provide authentic cuisine made with Bolognese fresh products.

The result is completely successful, from starter to dessert : all the tiramisu , mascarpone and crunchy chocolate sausage were delicious!

The Foodalist has only one thing to advise you: hurry to taste this delicious cuisine, while this place is still kept secret!

I love:

The cuisine della Nonna, simple and tasty;

The kindness of the staff.


Rue de la Paix, 49

1050 Brussels (Ixelles)

Open from Monday to Friday from 12 pm to 2 pm and from 7 pm to 10.30 pm

Saturday from 7 pm to 10.30 pm