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Rue Leys 56, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 471 38 80 34
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Brussels, Belgium
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This very tiny place will surprise you. Every day you find a different menu with fresh proposals by the owners that are there to advice and tell more about their dishes, strictly in line with Tuscany food tradition. There are literally only a few seats inside so a good alternative is take away.

Thank xnovo
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This place is very small, just like Italian wine bar, but needs to be tested. Book it! Traditional Tuscan meals are served with inventive taste delicious, let advise from the staff and enjoy the flavors (prices slightly below the norm, which is good).

Thank Maggiemargaretz
Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Simply divine!!!... Best Italian food in Brussels I have tried. Very cosy atmosphere and friendly staff. A real gem!

Thank Aemlie
Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great food and very cozy place!! I would reserve or come on time, there are limited places. If it is full you can always get a take away

Thank Christine D
Brussels, Belgium
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We live a few hundred metres from Canto 21 but have not dined there for some months until this evening. This is a very small restaurant but the personal welcome from the owner Christina is from the heart and honest. The food served is always fresh, made from quality ingredients and show cases Tuscany at its best. A new menu... More 

Thank David-Brux
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

A truly great option with exquisite Tuscan food for a romantic dinner in a tiny and charming place, or a takeaway if it's packed. Try also Barone21 (outside of town) or Toscana21 (city centre to move soon to Flagey).

Thank Bertrand M
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed 28 October 2015

What make this little restaurant different from the others are the variety and quality of typical dishes and the refined combination of ingredients and tastes.

Thank mkmk_123
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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218 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Lunchtime and you're near the war museum? Had I not been looking for this place, I would have walked right by it - a storefront really with a deli case just inside the door and seating for about 8 total. However, the owner was welcoming and got me set up with a tasty panini of tomato, pesto, buffalo and prosciutto.... More 

Thank goldtoothedvillains
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

Had a very nice peaceful lunch at Canto 21 recently, based on the fantastic reviews. The menu is short but the dishes are fresh and tasty. Definitely reserve a table as this place is tiny.

1 Thank iLuke85
Brussels, Belgium
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Maybe the smallest restaurant in Bruxelles, but also one of the best, in particular for homemade Italian food, mostly from Tuscany.

Thank xnovo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Leys 56, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 471 38 80 34

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?