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Il Folletto

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Drabstraat 30, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 234 32 85
Mon - Fri 11:45 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Thank Jack1355
Oordegem, Belgium
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank SteveVD1908
Southern England
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288 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank travell_a_lot
The Netherlands
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57 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 

1 Thank Marie400nl
Ghent, Belgium
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank MiekeDC1
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

I took a group of 8 people here for Italian food. The service was friendly and slow, and no one at the restaurant spoke English and no one in my party spoke Dutch, so we struggled a bit. The wine list was decent and the menu offered many selections , but when we were ordering, we were asked to order... More 

Thank Paula O
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

We came in right at opening at 6 pm and saw almost all the tables reserved. But they were able to get us in. The food was very tasty especially the sauce

Thank Leslie331
Duryea, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We were accommodated on a Thursday evening, even though we hadn't made reservations. Our waiter spoke rudimentary English, which proved not to be an obstacle. We shared a pizza and a bottle of Montepulciano. Both were excellent.

2 Thank David S
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We went here for an evening meal on our first night in Ghent. We enjoyed a mixed starter of cheeses and meats followed by a dish of lasagne each [ my favourite food- so I am very hard to please ] . Both were very tasty and of reasonable size and cost. The house white is good and not overly... More 

Thank greenfingersfishes8
Lecco, Italy
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303 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

After reading all the high ratings and reviews of this restaurant , we decided to try it. The the food was reminiscent of something you would find in Italy but not the real thing. Worse yet it came slowly. The restaurant seemed to be unable to handle all its clients. Our Caprese salad was good but I've had better and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:45 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?