Fico

osteria & pizzeria

118 rue Américaine, 1050 Ixelles
02 241 41 41 – WEBSITE
open from tuesday to saturday from 12 to 2:30pm and from 7 to 10:30pm
pizza : 12€ – 18€

As they moved to Brussels from Sicily in the late 70’s, the members of the Bruno family were directly immersed into the Italian restaurant business. Giovanni, the son – now famous michelin-starred chef at Senzanome – first started out by working along with his mother and his sister Nadia, before making a reputation for himself. But we’ll come back to that later. Today’s it is Nadia’s second venue that we’re here to share with you.

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5 bars for Valentine’s Day

 

Let’s forget about going out to dinner for Valentine’s Day. At least, to a regular restaurant. We’ve carefully selected our favorite 5 bars for you to spend a relaxed night out, with your loved one, or anyone else. No pressure here, and no breaking the bank either!

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semsom

lebanese canteen

95 rue Lessbroussart, 1050 Ixelles
02 647 12 01 – WEBSITE
OPEN FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY FROM 11:30AM TO 3PM
AND FROM WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY FROM 6 TO 10PM
lunch : 10€

If we told you Semsom was the new Ali Baba’s cave on rue Lesbroussart, the quote “Iftah ya Semsom” – open sesame – would then make all the sens in the world. An all-new venue for Dane, the Belgo-Lebanese founder of the previous SUP, who partnered this time with Karen, a young Israeli chef.

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Ricciocapriccio

cuisine from Sardinia

90 rue américaine, 1050 Ixelles
+32 2 852 39 69 – WEBSITE
Open for lunch and dinner from tuesday to friday
open for dinner on saturday
main courses from 16 to 30€

Having worked at Piola Pesce for around a year, Mikele and Vitto bought the place and turned it into the now well-known Ricciocapriccio. Riccio, like sea urchin and capriccio like a whim in Italian. The name came quite naturally for the two new owners from Puglia and Sardigna, who focus on the finest produce from the sea. Their specialty: sea urchins and whole grilled octopus, of which they sell over 100kg a week.

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