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Fortaleza

) #9 of 112 Restaurants in Galle ££ - £££ Seafood, European, Asian
Number 9 Church Cross Street | Fort Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 233415
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, Asian, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
Number 9 Church Cross Street | Fort Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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11 - 20 of 376 reviews

Reviewed 24 April 2017

We enjoyed the atmosphere - and had the best iced tea of our whole trip here! The service was quick and attentive, and the shady courtyard is really nice. But the experience was only "almost lovely" - it was overshadowed by a strong smell of...More

Thank lemmingville
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

I'm really sorry to hear that, we could have moved you to another table without a smell. please come back another time. thx E

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We dropped in here for lunch having just arrived in Galle. The setting has character, and you can tell some thought and effort has gone into the design. The food was excellent, and the staff were friendly. Given that, we still thought it was a...More

Thank Lifeventures
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Thanks for your review and positive comments. we are pleased you had a nice time. Please note that the prices include the tax and the service charge that we are obligated to pay so there are no hidden costs. please come again soon

Reviewed 22 April 2017

I always take Lonely Planet reviews with a pich of salt but the Fortaleza has a great atmosphere and a reasonably priced menu.

Thank Hugh W
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Thank you very Much!

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The setting and atmosphere are lovely. Food was pretty good, although the chicken liver pate was a bit grainy. A nice option if you fancy a change from curry.

Thank Kimmyross
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Thank you

Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had to wait to get a table as we hadn't made a reservation. Fortunately it wasn't a very long wait but pre-booking is probably a good idea. Based on other reviews I expected prices to be higher than other restaurants inside the Fort but...More

2  Thank ZinamonKveen
Natalie R, Owner at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you for writing a review and waiting for a table. We are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and the meal. warm regards N

Reviewed 17 April 2017

nice ambience but the food is nothing special. The prices are also a bit on the high side for what they offer. Plenty of other better options in Galle fort.More

Thank anura1961
Natalie R, Owner at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thx you for your review. we are glad you enjoyed Fortaleza's ambiance. What a shame that you did not alert one of our waiters or a manager that you were disappointed with you meal at the time. Then we would have had chance to rectify...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Best option for a cozy evening in the Galle Fort. Great location, perfect staff, beautiful food. Highly recommended!

Thank evapriyanakawegener
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Wow thanks so much for a great review!

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Galle Fort for the day on a Saturday afternoon and decided to head here for lunch after reading YAMU reviews. The place was full when we went but luckily we made a reservation. The menu had limited items which I think is good...More

Thank Ashan R
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Thank you for your review, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your Fajitha's and Beef burgers. This new year we have faced many problems with our fish suppliers over the holiday period as they stopped fishing. The Prawn problem is now solved but due to...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

We ate here on the recommendation of a friend. The atmosphere was nice, with the tables arranged around and through a courtyard strung with lanterns, but it all felt a little contrived to me. The food was nice enough although I've had better in Sri...More

Thank GraemeR41
Ethan S, Owner at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Dear Guest Thx you for your feed back, yes we have made an attempt to create a pleasant atmosphere for you too enjoy but this building has been here since the 1600's so contrived it is not. Our food and drink are competitively priced and...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Not only eat here or come for a drink, book a room in one of the five properties this "albergo diffuso" setting has on offer ... an experience you'll never forget !!! Go for the specials of the day as far as food is concerned...More

Thank Herman Jan M
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Thanks for a lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us hope to see you again soon.

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Suzanne S
5 December 2016|
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Response from Ethan S | Property representative |
Hi Suzanne Thank you for your inquiry. We will be offering our regular A La Carte menu plus a few Xmas specials on the board which are yet to be confirmed. Please get back to us next week via email to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Number 9 Church Cross Street | Fort Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 233415
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Description
Fortaleza is a courtyard Restaurant with a Bar. We serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Our menu is Western with an Asian influence. We have a specials board which changes almost every day.
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