ONE NIGHT IN BRUSSELS

Rue Veydt, Ixelles
Brussels, Belgium

When I think of Brussels food isn't something that comes to mind.  Some places you immediately associate with food and/or certain types of food.  My nights out in Brussels have been mainly meeting up with people for a drink and then onward to some random spot picked out by another in the group.  That's how I always approached dinner out in Brussels until one night I stumbled upon this italian gem.  Ciao Bella Ristorante served some of the best pasta dishes I've ever had.  The truffle ravioli was my favorite.  But honestly never had a bad dish at this place.  It's very small with an intimate atmosphere which I loved.  The chef comes out to say hello to his guest which is always a lovely touch.  The server I believe was his wife and also lovely but put me off a little when she scolded me for not eating the carrots in my salad.  Told me to let them know next time so as not to waste.  OK?!  I didn't know there would be carrots to let her know but now I know to let her know.  But honestly I enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The scolding didn't stop me from returning over and over.  I just make sure to let them know "No carrots for me please."

Ciao Bella Ristorante
Ciao Bella Ristorante
Ciao Bella Ristorante
Ciao Bella Ristorante
Ciao Bella Ristorante
Ciao Bella Ristorante
Ciao Bella Ristorante