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!
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