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Il Folletto

Drabstraat 30, Ghent 9000, Belgium
09/ 234 32 85
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Ranked #15 of 520 Restaurants in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ghent, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The backside of getting good revues is probably that you get lasy and loos that little extra. You need a reservation to eat here on a Tuesday .

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Based on the same street as our hotel we decided we'd give this little Italian a try as we were walking back to the hotel. We called in at 6pm and found that all the tables had been reserved but when we enquired about a table for 2 for 8pm the manager said no problem and when we arrived later... More

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Waregem, Belgium
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I've been to many Italian restaurants in Ghent over the last 20 years, but this one, in the heart of the city, was unknown to me. Il Folletto is a very nice place, not to large, cosy. Very friendly staff. The menu is authentic and some "off the beaten track" dishes are serverd. I went for the Panciotti and found... More

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croydon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Following reviews on trip adviser we decided to book a table for our last evening in ghent expecting something special. The pizzas were okay, nothing particularly amazing, I have had better in London and even in my home town of croydon. The house wine was very good, we had a half litre carafe of red which complemented the pizza well.... More

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Hasselt, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went to the restaurant, following the advice from tripadvisor and I really need to point out what an excellent suggestion that was! The restaurant is cozy, with a great atmosphere, a nice decoration, that makes you feel welcome! The food is superb! The ingredients used really make the difference. It tastes real! We shared a Melanzane al forno as... More

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Auckland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Made a reservation the night before and were given a lovely table right next to the window. I had the margarita DOC and it was delicious. The crust was thin and it was not too copious for one person which was perfect. Great service from very friendly waiters, able to negotiate the language barrier effectively. All in all, a lovely... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I've been here already several times with colleagues and my girlfriend and I have never been disappointed. I'm Italian and I don't like to go to Italian restaurants abroad, but this one is an exception... and it is becoming better in the last few months! There are several regional dishes from Puglia, all really good, and their pizza is one... More

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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Understated but tasty food and relaxed atmosphere. Really enjoyed the meal with my wife and younger son. Would go back if I come back to Ghent. Price was pretty good too as was the house red. Service was great too.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Every time I come to Ghent I eat in this restaurant...and the food is always good! Their Melanzane al forno (starter) is amazing (although very filling!). For main course I would recommend that you choose one of their home made pasta dishes (their ravioli is gorgeous). Service is equally good (but be prepared to wait a while for your food).... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Fantastic Italian food. Very authentic! Ordered the lasagne after reading reviews on here and I pass along the sentiment--order it and you won't regret it! Loved every bite. The best I've had outside of Italy. The service is painfully slow, but the food more than made up for it. The price is also great. We also ordered a bottle of... More

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