If you are looking for authentic Italian products in Brussels, Monticelli is the place you’re looking for. This little grocery shop and counter won’t grab your attention when walking by, it’s a bit hidden and only advertising with a sidewalk sign. But you need to stop here and walk in.
Inside, you’ll experience the warm welcome and personal attention from Fabio and his wife. This family-owned business (the also have a restaurant, I Monticelli in Uccle) has the most amazing Italian products with controlled prices. You will find the best stracciatella of Brussels here.
They love to give you all necessary advice, this is the kind of place where you take your time with the groceries and can actually have a chat with the guy behind the counter about his products and all of Italy’s kitchen secrets.
Fresh ciabatti with their counter’s ingredients are the perfect take-away lunch for a St. Gilles walk. You can also try their delicious arancini (Italian rice ball) stuffed with ham, mozzarella, spinach, and much more.