The Fornostar offers a modern yet recognisable take on the Italian cuisine we love. Well known for their wood-oven baked pizza’s, the chef would like nothing more than for you to try out some of his creations. It is situated on the Quai au Bois à Brûler, just a short walk away from the famous restaurant hotspot Place Sainte-Catherine and the city centre.
The dining room has a modern look with mainly black elements, with a long bench lining each wall. Although the space between tables is limited, the metallic lanterns hovering above each table create an intimate atmosphere, ideal for a tête-à-tête with a glass of Italian wine in hand. On sunny days a terrace is available, but seats are limited.
Our meal was delicious here last time. We had some of the specials of the day. The chef surprised us with his dish of ravioli filled with burbot and pistachio, a surprising marriage but very tasty, and ravioli with pumpkin and morels, also very good but more of a winter dish. The demanding wife went with her favourite; escalope Saltimbocca, a finely cut slice of veal accompanied with pasta. We had the white wine our waiter recommended, and it was spot on.
Although Fornostar is famous for its pizza’s, we have never been disappointed with the days special, the homemade raviolis were delicious. A large choice of pizzas is available at around 15€ and a good selection of Italian classics. The selection of wines is limited but well chosen. Any order will always be accompanied with olives and a few slices of real Italian charcuterie.
The staff at Fornostar is very professional and courteous, all of them have been there for a while, which is always a good indicator of what a business is like. They are well-informed on their menu, don’t hesitate to ask for advice.
We strongly advise you to make a reservation beforehand.
65 quai au Bois à Brûler – 1000 Bruxelles