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Il Folletto

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Drabstraat 30, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 234 32 85
Today
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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Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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195 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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301 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
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 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.

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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 

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Thank Paula O
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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

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Duryea, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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.

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, 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?