Welcome to Emily, this House is yours. It was made with love, passion and tradition. We hope that you will enjoy it and that you will spend a moment of discovery there, filled with emotions.

Emily is the restaurant tailor-made by the Degand family. Opened on July 29, 2014, under the name Emily Ristorante, then managed for 8 years by the Litvine family (Villa Emily), today the restaurant has reopened with a new Italian chef, Luca Gaviglio.

He also manages his own restaurant, Un Altro Mondo, in Wavre.

Emily is an elegant and refined house, spanning four floors, located a stone's throw from Avenue Louise. The restaurant offers gourmet Italian cuisine.

For lunch, you can enjoy the three-course lunch menu; and for the evening, you have the choice between a four or five course menu depending on your desires.

Open Tuesday to Friday for lunch and dinner, and Saturday evening. Closed Saturday lunchtime, Sunday and Monday.

The kitchen chef


Luca arrived in Belgium twenty-seven years ago. He came here for vacation and never returned to his native Piedmont. From a Calabrian father and a Sicilian mother, the taste for good cooking will inevitably accompany him on his journey to becoming a future chef in Belgium. He began his career at Da Mimmo (Brussels), starting with washing dishes! After six months, Luca was found to be curious, attentive and willing to leave the dishes behind and venture into the kitchen. It was at Da Mimmo that he learned the trade. He stayed there for fifteen years, until he received the Michelin star.

Today, Luca has his own restaurant Un Altro Mondo, located in Wavre and is the new kitchen chef of restaurant Emily.


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday lunchtime, Monday and Sunday: closed

Annual closures

From 08/02/24 to 08/17/24 inclusive

Dress code : correct attire required (Bermuda shorts, flip-flops, caps or other sports outfits are not

The private lounge

The Emily restaurant has a private lounge for your events.
This is located on the second floor of the restaurant (stairs).
For any further information, please send us a request by email to info@emily.restaurant


from 2 to 12 people



Rue de l’Abbaye 4,
1000 Brussels

Emily has valet parking available Thursday evening, Friday lunch and dinner and Saturday evening.