Bella Ciao, new “It Place” at Place d’Armes

The inveterate gourmets and night owls of the capital clearly know the partigianostation side and the Hertz popupon the city side, two establishments founded by the brothers in the last 3 years Erik and Alexandre De Toffol† We will now also have to rely on the Bella Ciaoa new address that could not be more central and is about to open its doors 2 steps – literally – from the Place d’Armes, where a few months ago a large bakery Paul was located.


The highly anticipated new Bella Ciao establishment will open its doors in place of the former Paul, Place d’Armes…

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Partigiano, Bella Ciao… It’s easy to wonder why there is such a common thread, yet far behind the message of the trendy crowd that rush there and will undoubtedly rush at every service. Alexandre says: “We haven’t said it often, but our grandfather was actually a ‘partigiano’. When he landed in Luxembourg, his first apartment was on rue de Strasbourg. That is why our primary activity is here now, and we will continue to honor it with this new brand.”

Inside, the decor is certainly the most successful of the 3 establishments. In the continuity of the rue de Strasbourg we find bright colours, beautiful chairs, large cozy tables and here and there a few neon signs that attract attention. The bar directly at the entrance and the kitchen are clear assets, while the large stairwell has a proportional effect and forms a very attractive hyphen between the ground floor and the first floor – 80 place settings combined† On the walls, the plants are definitely fake, but they work quite well to soften and warm the atmosphere. The terrace now has about sixty seats. and will undoubtedly be one of the meeting places of the summer, next to those of the nearby Grand Café and Au P’tit Max…

The successful layout of the Bella Ciao is emphasized by a beautiful central staircase and skylights that add to the cachet of the place. Without forgetting the seats, very well chosen…

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The successful layout of the Bella Ciao is emphasized by a beautiful central staircase and skylights that add to the cachet of the place. Without forgetting the seats, very well chosen…

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The successful layout of the Bella Ciao is emphasized by a beautiful central staircase and skylights that add to the cachet of the place. Without forgetting the seats, very well chosen…

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The successful layout of the Bella Ciao is emphasized by a beautiful central staircase and skylights that add to the cachet of the place. Without forgetting the seats, very well chosen…

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The successful layout of the Bella Ciao is emphasized by a beautiful central staircase and skylights that add to the cachet of the place. Without forgetting the seats, very well chosen…

Guy Wolff/Modern House

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The successful layout of the Bella Ciao is emphasized by a beautiful central staircase and skylights that add to the cachet of the place. Without forgetting the seats, very well chosen…

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On the plate and in the dining room

New decor, new kitchen. At Bella Ciao it will be more refined than in the other 2 restaurants in the group, with seafood, fresh fish, smoked and/or truffle burrata, fresh pasta made on site (we heard gnocchi, pistachio and stracciatella in the courses as the de finishing touches…), large grilled skewers, tomahawk. We can also expect a nice “War of the Lamb Mouse” as the dish is also on the menu of the neighbour, Au P’tit Max! May the best…

The open kitchen on the ground floor is an unmistakable addition to the atmosphere of the new Bella Ciao.  Guy Wolff/Modern House

The open kitchen on the ground floor is an unmistakable addition to the atmosphere of the new Bella Ciao.

Guy Wolff/Modern House

Nothing has been left to chance at the bar either, thanks in particular to a cocktail menu that promises to get interesting led by Georges Sahinides (formerly Tailors Concept), with a small laboratory in the back dedicated to homemade preparations; as well as a “By The Glass” device (provided by Wengler Cellars) that allows you to taste exclusive wines by the glass – which can usually only be ordered by the bottle – thanks to flasks with a premium preservation system.

Finally, as far as the staff is concerned, the regulars of the Partigiano will not be out of place as we can find Kostas and Manu at the bar, as well as the irreplaceable Laura Hanin management, which should ensure a well-oiled mechanism for the opening weeks that promise to be intense…

In the Bella Ciao bar, regular guests of Partigiano will find Manu (left) and Kostas (right), as well as Laura Hanin and Georges Sahinides in the general management of the establishment... Guy Wolff/Maison Moderne

In the bar Bella Ciao, regular guests of Partigiano will find Manu (left) and Kostas (right), as well as Laura Hanin and Georges Sahinides in the general management of the establishment…

Guy Wolff/Modern House

All these beautiful things (for now at least on paper) will therefore be tested next week at Bella Ciao. For more practical information and the exact opening day, we will stay informed via the location page.

Bella Ciao: 3, avenue Monterey, Luxembourg City Center

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