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La Piola & Piola Libri – Italian lifestyle

Don’t ask me to choose which Piola I prefer. I like them both very much and they are two very distinct places. La Piola is a lovely Italian restaurant on 2, rue de Page, where I like to go for the al dente pasta, their secluded backyard seating, or their great wine selection (and tiramisu, I confess…). La Piola Libri is a bookstore and cafe/wine bar which serves a very respectable aperitivo every night. La Piola Libri has a great wine selection by the glass, an exquisite and affordable aperol spritz, friendly Italian service, interesting books on display (with a good children’s section), a small terrace on the street, it’s within walking distance to EU institutions, there’s good music, they organise interesting events… what else do you need?

Let me tell you how I roll when it comes to the Piola(s): the Libri is great for an aperitif, especially in the summer (spriiiiitz time!), and can be a place to meet someone in a somewhat professional setting (after-work drinks, especially with its proximity to EU quarters). La Piola is lovely to visit during the colder months; comfort food, red wine, cozy interior…There is thus always an occasion to go to a Piola.

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Details about this spot



66-68 rue Franklin, Brussels

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Opening Times

Piola Libri: Mon - Fri 12:00 - 21:00, Sat 12:00 - 18:00 | La Piola: Mon - Tue & Thu - Fri 19:00 - 23:30, Wed 18:00 - 23:30, Sat 12:00 - 23:30


Aperol Spritz: € 5


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)