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One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

Team Da Lidia helps you turn company parties, communion parties and birth parties into an unforgettable event.
We plan your whole event according to your wishes and ensure a perfect follow-up in order to let you enjoy the day without any worries.

Brunch
Enjoy a sumptuous Sunday morning brunch with the family or with friends. Da Lidia welcomes you with open arms and with various buffets with a delicious and rich choice of starters, soups, pastas, main courses and seasonal desserts. And of course there is fresh coffee, tea and orange juice, as well as a welcome drink with a glass of sparkling prosecco

La notte Italiana 2010
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The skilful preparation of our fresh dishes may ask for some patience. However, we promise you that your patience will be rewarded with culinary pleasure.

Over thirty years ago favourable words for the Italian kitchen were far from obvious. After all, for most of the Flemish Italian food equalled pizza and spaghetti Bolognese. And yet, with her healthy but authentic Italian dishes, mamma Lidia soon won the hearts of a quickly growing crowd of gourmets. She only used fresh vegetables and herbs for the preparation of her delicious dishes , and all pastas were handmade. Her inspiration was the traditional food of Le Marche, supplemented with her own creativity and spirit.

Soon Mamma Lidia did not have enough hands for all the work. In accordance with Italian tradition, her children Elvira, Marco, Vincenzo and wife Connie joined the business, each with their own field of responsibility. In the mean time, a succession of renovations and expansions were necessary to be able keep welcoming the ever growing flood of customers in the best possible circumstances and to present them with the very best culinary delight.

In the eighties and nineties, ristorante Da Lidia became 'the place to be'. Superstar Andrea Bocelli became a friend of the family, together with lots of famous sportsmen and international showbiz stars. Yet they were not given any preferential treatment. The motto of the restaurant remained 'each customer is our best customer'. Every guest is entitled to the same kind and correct service, a personal welcome is self-evident.

On recommendation of and with faith in the expertise of host Vincenzo, more and more renowned Italian quality wines were served. Until Vincenzo, unexpectedly, became severely ill.

After a long and courageous struggle he ultimately lost the unequal fight. Vincenzo was a cheerful and very devoted family man, a man of enterprise and very affable and attentive person. But above all he was a perfect host who had a heartfelt word of admiration or encouragement for everyone. In sum, an inspiring person, who continues to live in the memories of his family and innumerable friends. It was his last wish that the lifework of the Cellini family would be continued in the same spirit of friendship and mutual respect.

Nowadays the choice of the wines is devotedly continued by Vini Selezione Italiani Tony and Charlie Licata.

Mama Lidia looks with pride and relief how hostesses Connie and Elvira introduce new elements to Da Lidia, however always with respect for the basic rules of the house. The menu was thoroughly revised and new and daring combinations promoted ristorante Da Lidia to a highly praised and widely respected gourmet restaurant. Both national and international culinary restaurant guides speak highly of the restaurant and rewarded its work with high marks.

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Rijksweg 215
B-3630 Maasmechelen
tel.+ 32 (0)89 76 41 34
fax + 32 (0)89 77 42 10

e-mail: info@dalidia.be (We do not currently accept reservations via e-mail.)
Our weekly rest days are Monday and Tuesday.
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  • Click here for pictures of la notte italiana 2012.
  • On Sundays the kitchen is open from 12 to 22PM.
  • Team Da Lidia makes of all your company and wedding parties an unforgettable day. We can also cater for birth parties and stylish private parties.
  • At noon you can enjoy our varied business lunch from only 25 euro pp.
  • Wine tasting nights: book a group visit to our wine cellar and get immersed in the delicious world of our Italian wines.
  • Every Sunday: Brunch all'italiana. Make your reservations now!
  • Start your day in the Grand Café with a delicious real Italian coffee and a light breakfast.
  • The grand café is continually opened from 17.00h till 02.00h a. and on saturday from 10.00h till 02.00h. The restaurant is opened from 12.00h till 15.00h and from 18.00h till 22.00h.
  • Enjoy our home made Italian pastry and tiramisu, with a cup of delicious Illy coffee.
  • Da Lidia can also cater parties at your home. For more information please contact Elvira or Conny.
  • Enjoy the lovely summer in our luxurious lounge garden. Book your table now.
  • All dishes can also be taken out.
  • The restaurant is pleasantly cooled thanks to air conditioning.