Pasta has been one of my favourite things to eat since I was a little girl; so much so that I kept joking about how I must have been an Italian in my past life! After thorough research (strictly for blogging purposes!) I have come up with the best Italian restaurants in Brussels which I am very excited to share here on the blog. As always, the list is work in progress, so keep an eye for updates! ps. For the best pizza spots in Brussels, check my dedicated post.



This little gem in Matonge comes highly recommended if you’re looking for a low-key restaurant with real Italian food. There are only a few tables, so book a table in advance and make sure to order the crescentine fritte (fried flat bread typical of the Emila – Romagna region in Italy) topped with mortadella mousse.  > Read the full review here <



This little Italian restaurant in the heart of Chatelain proves right my theory that the most authentic food can be found in the most humble of places. With a handful of tables and a menu comprising mainly a few pasta dishes, La Piola relies solely on simplicity and quality. > Read the full review here <

Eat! Brussels Food Festival - S Marks The Spots


The first time I got to try Ugo and Francesco’s delicious dishes was at Eat! Brussels festival; I immediately knew I had to go back for more. Just few steps from Flagey, Racines may be a bit pricey and crowded at times but serves creative dishes made from top-quality ingredients that are worth trying. For a more affordable and casual experience, check its little sister restaurant, Le Petit Racines.

Gazzetta, Brussels - S Marks The Spots Blog


A great place for Spritz or a bowl of pasta after shopping on Avenue Louise. Slightly more modern than the rest of the group, it’s lively, bright and makes some of the best tiramisu I have tried in Brussels. > Read the full review here <

Moni, Brussels - S Marks The Spots Blog


This spot was love at first sight. Modern and cozy interior, traditional Italian recipes and a warm hostess, it’s hard not too like it. A full review is coming up on the blog but if you go in the meantime, make sure to order the octopus alla pugliese!

Have you tried any of these places? What are your favorite Italian restaurants in Brussels?

Sandy (@smarksthespots)