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Il Folletto

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Drabstraat 30, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 234 32 85
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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140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

Let me say at once - the food was excellent, The lasagne was better than in Italy. Then perhaps the desserts were good too? We'll never know because we were forgotten. The servants were very professional and friendly when we arrived but they ought ot get more help. Because after the lasagne we were forgotten. We did not try to... More 

3 Thank tiaNorway
Milan, Italy
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2011

Lovely italian food, sughe tic ingredients. Real nice. Prive range is actually 15-40 but well worth it. Pasta is truly al dente. Couldnt be' better in Rome. Generous portions by The way. I really enjoyed my dinner here. I hope you will also. The Winehouse swlection seems pretty interessing but I havnt actually tried.

1 Thank billabongMilano
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2011

This was the nicest italian restaurant I tried in Ghent. The place is quite small and can be very busy in the evening so booking or eating early is perhaps best. The house special dishes are excellent - I had the house Antipasto and it was a feast. The Pizza was how I like it - large and very thin... More 

Thank DW_Man
Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2011

Tried this place based on reviews in Trip Advisor. It was not pleasant. I had to ask multiple times for the first and second glasses of wine. I took the owner's recommendation for my entree. It was a lobster dish. It was obvious the lobster was cooked the night before and not even thoroughly reheated for my lunch. The service... More 

2 Thank pogosmail
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2011

I have no issues with waiting a bit for my food when I'm out to dinner but this was a bit much. The couple seated next to my partner and I arrived 15 minutes after us and they were ordering dessert while we were still waiting on our entrees. I think we waited about 90 minutes in all for a... More 

1 Thank GutUpAndGo
Galway, Ireland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2011

I visited the restaurant by chance in early January with my husband and two kids. The staff were very helpful, there was no childrens menu but there was excellent half portions which is as good as. The children had a pizza between them, and was very good value for what came out. My husband had the steak and was very... More 

1 Thank DeniseHynes
london, England
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2010

Fantastic food, but we waited 1 hour and 30 minutes before we actually got it!

1 Thank rubylondon_England
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2010

Excellent place! We went there today after reading some excellent reviews on Tripadvisor! The place looked very quiet from a distance, but inside it was very busy for lunch inside! Our pizza's tasted very good and we can recommend this place!

Thank Semidemon
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2010

I went here in September 2010 because of the reviews here. It was a very good restaurant in Ghent and quite well priced considering how extortionate everything is in this city. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the atmosphere calm and the food excellent. I highly recommend the starter/antipasto: Folletto Fantastia for two people (parma and coppa ham, artichokes,... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2010

Had a short break in Gent last week, and seeing the reviews on Trip Advisor, thought we'd try it out. Went there twice - both at lunchtime - place deserted when we went in - absolutely packed 30 minutes later ! My wife, whose parents are from southern italy, had a southern italian speciality, and thought that it tasted really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?