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

The inveterate gourmets and night owls of the capital obviously know this partigianostation side and the Hertz popupon the city side, two establishments established by the brothers over the past 3 years Eric and Alexandre de Toffol. We will now have to rely on them too Bella Ciaoa new address that couldn’t be more central opens its doors – literally – 2 steps away from the Place d’Armes, where a few months ago there was a large Paul bakery.


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

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Partigiano, Bella Ciao… One wonders why there is such a common thread but far behind the message of the trendy crowd that rushes there and without the slightest doubt will rush at every service. Alexandre tells us: “We didn’t say it often, but our grandfather was actually a ‘partigiano’. When he landed in Luxembourg, his first home was on the Rue de Strasbourg. That’s why our main activity is now there and we continue to recognize that with this new brand.”

Inside, the facility is certainly the best of the 3 facilities. In the continuity of the Rue de Strasbourg we find bright colors, nice seating, large convivial tables and a few neon signs here and there that attract attention. The bar and kitchen located right at the entrance are clear plus points, while the grand staircase is proportionate and creates a very attractive connection between the ground floor and the first floor – 80 place settings combined. The plants on the walls are certainly fake but work quite well to soften and warm the atmosphere. The terrace currently has around sixty seats. and will undoubtedly be one of the meeting points of the summer, alongside those of the nearby Grand Café and Au P’tit Max…

Bella Ciao’s well done decor is highlighted by a superb central staircase and skylights that add to the cachet of the place. Without forgetting the seats, very well chosen…

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Bella Ciao’s well done decor is highlighted by a superb central staircase and skylights that add to the cachet of the place. Without forgetting the seats, very well chosen…

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Bella Ciao’s well done decor is highlighted by a superb central staircase and skylights that add to the cachet of the place. Without forgetting the seats, very well chosen…

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Bella Ciao’s well done decor is highlighted by a superb central staircase and skylights that add to the cachet of the place. Without forgetting the seats, very well chosen…

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Bella Ciao’s well done decor is highlighted by a superb central staircase and skylights that add to the cachet of the place. Without forgetting the seats, very well chosen…

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Bella Ciao’s well done decor is highlighted by a superb 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 furnishings, new kitchen. Bella Ciao will be more sophisticated than the other 2 restaurants in the group, with seafood, fresh fish, smoked and/or truffled burrata, fresh homemade pasta (we heard gnocchi, pistachios and stracciatella in the corridors as the finishing touches will be made…), large barbecue skewers, tomahawk. We also have a nice “lamb mouse war” waiting for us, because the dish is also on the menu of the neighbor, Au P’tit Max! May the best…

The ground floor open plan kitchen is an undeniable asset to the atmosphere of the new Bella Ciao.  Guy Wolff/Modern House

The ground floor open plan kitchen is an undeniable asset to the atmosphere of the new Bella Ciao.

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

Finally, the regulars of the Partigiano will not be out of place in terms of staff, since we can find Kostas and Manu at the bar, as well as the irreplaceable Laura Hanin Management tasked with ensuring a well-oiled mechanism for the promising opening weeks…

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

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

Guy Wolff/Modern House

All this great stuff (on paper at least for now) will therefore be tested at Bella Ciao next week. For more practical information and the exact opening day, we will keep you updated via the facilities page.

Bella Ciao: 3, avenue Monterey, Luxembourg (city center)

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