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Apr 18, 2013 05:35 AM

Brussels - Fab Italian pizzas at L'Appuntamento

This popular neighbourhood eatery in Marolles churns out some of the best pizzas in town. What we had for dinner two nights ago:
- Ricotta-filled raviolis with black truffle sauce. Very subtle in flavour, typical of Belgian cooking. The pasta was cooked al dente. Highly recommended.
- Spaghetti carbonara was rich, creamy, and chockfull of aromatic bacon lardons
- Seafood risotto was studded with petit pois, and tasted absolutely divine.
- But the standouts here must be the pizzas: I liked the Quattro Formaggi and the Seafood Version – the former was dominated by Parmigiano-Reggiano, whilst the latter had mussels and clams in shells atop the crisp, thin pizza base.

Desserts were all excellent: tiramisu, zabaione, and a soft-centred chocolate fondant cake which you'd need to come early to snare an order.

The dining room at the back was bright and smartly furnished. There’s a very popular al fresco dining area which gets booked out very quickly. Definitely worth coming here to check out their perfect thin crust pizzas – some of the best you’d ever taste.

Address details
72, rue Haute (Hoogstraat)
1000 Bruxelles
Tel: 02 512 09 69

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  1. That sounds great, always looking for good places in Brussels!

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    1. re: BritInDC

      I was told by my Belgian colleagues afterwards that the pizza chef was in the running for the top prize in a Belgian national culinary competition - he's among the top 5 Belgian pizza makers :-)