Bar Italia, Antwerp

3.5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews

Graaf Van Egmontstraat 13 - 2000 Antwerpen +32/(0)3 - 216.17.48

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • Bar Italia
    Bar Italia
    by belgianchocolate
  • Bar Italia
    Bar Italia
    by irisbe
  • belgianchocolate's Profile Photo

    Bar Italia: Viva Italia!

    by belgianchocolate Updated Apr 4, 2011

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Bar Italia


    There is something special with 'Bar Italia' -
    from all the times I tried to get in all seats were
    reserved. Now I'm quit impulsive if it comes to
    go out for dinner and Antwerp has about 500
    restaurants so. But this time , it was early in
    the afternoon (17h , just open)and I did get in.

    I always thought that is was it's location that made
    'Bar Italia' so popular. It is located in front of
    the beautiful museum of fine arts. The interior
    is cool with a lof of warm touches...(a design
    by Jo Peeters - a name in restaurant design)
    Maybe the red lights on the ceiling remind about
    the previous function of the building. A red light bar.

    Favorite Dish:
    It's the food in combination with the perfect
    service that makes this restaurant so popular.
    'Strozzapreti' are fresh pasta with gorgonzola
    sauce. Not my thing but Free loved it and
    the 'Torteloni fresh' were simply divine.
    The 'insalata mista' - side salade was among
    the best I ever tasted and I choose fennel in
    the oven as a side dish. They got a wood
    oven here... and the pizzas of the neighbours
    looked very good as well.

    I can't resist tiramisu and I didn't regret it for
    a second. It was a Belgian portion. Go try
    if for yourself is my recommendation.
    You might consider making a reservation ,
    but there are a lot of restaurants in that
    neighbourhood.

    The price is ok if you really get fresh pasta
    I don't mind paying for it....

    Was this review helpful?

  • irisbe's Profile Photo

    Bar Italia: A touch of Italy?

    by irisbe Updated Apr 4, 2011

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Bar Italia

    We took a reservation for 5 people and ended at a very small table, hardly big enough for 4 people sitting comfortable to eat.
    The restaurant looks very "modern" but a bit too impersonal modern to me.
    When another table became available we asked if we could move.
    We ordered some pizza's and pasta's and Chibuzor ordered a spagetti.
    NEVER order a spaghetti in an Italian restaurant!
    You pay too much for nothing, for noodles with a tastles red sauce.
    Chibu was indeed disappointed with his choice.
    My pizza (with ham and cheese) would have been delightful maybe maybe, if they hadn't added so much of the special salad on it.
    I love this salad but in lesser proportions as its taste is so strong and profound it disguised the taste of the parma cheese and also the taste of the ham that was not really on it in "huge" amounts uh uh..

    Favorite Dish: Generally spoken, I don't plan to come here again.
    It is more loke a fastfood restaurant, the astmosphere is not cosy, it is for a quick bite at a bit of an expensive price for what you get.

    Not something I would advice you to go to.

    Related to:
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Antwerp

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

79 travelers online now

Comments

Hotels Near Bar Italia
4.5 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews
0.2 miles away
Show Prices
4.0 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews
0.3 miles away
Show Prices
3.5 out of 5 stars
0.4 miles away
Show Prices

View all Antwerp hotels