Down a quiet street in Ixelles, this tiny Italian osteria, with only four tables, is constantly buzzing with locals-in-the-know. The extrovert chef and owner, Vincent Marino, cooks up divine dishes, such as wild boar ravioli, lightly seared steak with rocket and parmesan slivers and tiramisu, from a daily-changing menu based on what looked good at the market that morning. You can watch the chef meticulously preparing your meal in the diminutive open kitchen. While you wait, choose your wine from hundreds of bottles lining both walls, or ask one of the knowledgeable staff for help. Book at least one week in advance (writer: Emily Jane Buckley).
28, Rue de Berger, Ixelles, tel. +32 (0) 2 7261487