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Il Folletto

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Drabstraat 30, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 234 32 85
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11:45 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 11:45 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been together with my boyfriend for the first time yesterday. We had a wonderful burrata (a pro version of mozzarella di bufala), a pizza with truffle (mouthwatering) and a lamb in tomato sauce (served with edges rather than fries, never expect them in a italian restaurant...), topped with delicious red house wine and amari (don't skip them EVER!). I... More 

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Thank Claudia D
Evergem, Belgium
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478 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a small, cosy restaurant in old centre of Ghent. I was here with a collegue to have dinner, we didnt made a reservation and we were really lucky we got a table. If you want to be sure to have a table its adviced to make a reservation. We tried different starters and main dishes and all plates were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seemingly a very popular restaurant despite we receiving a bill somewhat higher than those we received at others nearby. Booking is essential when wanting to attend at shortish notice and our hotel opposite worked wonders in using their influence in getting us a table for two that same evening. The food and attention were superb and we would go there... More 

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Thank MaxDixon
Southern England
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103 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here again to meet with friends when in town. Freshly made pasta dishes always good. Selection of Italian and Belgium beers. Recommend reservation

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Thank travell_a_lot
Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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195 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

A pleasant and smallish restaurant (reserve!), but the food is not what we expected with the rather high classification on tripadvisor. The pastas were ok, but not special, but my tagliata de filetto was more cooked than I had ordered. Also, it came with mushrooms in stead of truffels. The house wines were a little dull. For the price it... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Mainly pasta but freshly cooked and delicious. Good selection of wines. Not expensive and recommended.

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Thank Jack1355
Oordegem, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Average food and service at a reasonable price. We have been to numerous Italian restaurants and our experience here was rather average. The bruscetta we had for starters were very chewy. The degustation plate we had for starters was overgarnished with lettuce/vegetables and lacked authentic input. The pizza on the other hand was tasty. In our opinion there are better... More 

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Thank SteveVD1908
Southern England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Relaxed Italian restaurant very popular even mid week. Look for specials and recommended wines. Best to book in advance.

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The Netherlands
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place is across the street from the Ghent Marriott. We were too tired the night we arrived to do much wandering. We had to wait a few minutes for a table, so strolled the area and didn't find anything more appealing. I'm so glad we returned here! We had two fresh pasta dishes that were both phenomenal and had... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Small cosy restaurant with good Italian food. You need to make reservations in advance because of the small number of tables. You can choose typical Italian courses with good ingredients which you can't find in an average Italian restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Italian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:45 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:45 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:45 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:45 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:45 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Drabstraat 30, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 9 234 32 85

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?