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Il Folletto

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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Drabstraat 30, Ghent 9000, Belgium
09/ 234 32 85
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, friendly staff, slow service

We decided to eat here based on the reviews and the food is very good, indeed. There's a wide variety of meals, prepared with fresh ingredients. Not your avarage cheap, bland italian place. The staff was very friendly immediately offered an English menus, we did have to wait a little for our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Marie v
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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62 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The restaurant that we wanted to eat at was closed on Monday , so we tried this small restaurant . Right around from our hotel so easy to get to. We noticed right away that the service was going to be a problem. Our table did not get served water , bread or small dish of olives like some others.... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Il Folletto is a quite small restaurant, but this is an advantage. From the moment you enter, you get a nice and warm feeling. The decorations are not typically Italian (we've all seen enough of the cliché Italian stuff) and this makes the restaurant feel more authentic and pure. The food is very variated. Not the standard cuisine like Pasta... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We decided to eat here based on the reviews and the food is very good, indeed. There's a wide variety of meals, prepared with fresh ingredients. Not your avarage cheap, bland italian place. The staff was very friendly immediately offered an English menus, we did have to wait a little for our food and even getting the bill took longer... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This small italian restaurant has the best Margherita D.O.C Pizza of Gent. Service was fine, staff was polite and friendly.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We were lucky to get a table, and it was just an ordinary weeknight! There is a good reason this place is so popular-it's cosy, it's friendly and the food is good! The service was a bit erratic but so charming and friendly we didn't mind one bit. The pizzas (nice thin, crispy bases) and desserts we had were good,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food is very good. I missed a bigger variety of drinks in the menu, such as juices. The owner is a very nice fellow, although service is very slow But in Ghent, it is one of the best options Don't forget to book!

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A very nice cozy place, the food is delicious, the service is fast and attentive. As a main dish I ordered 'Filet pur met carpaccio van verse truffels' - tender veal pieces with grated truffles and sauce - I was in paradise, I had a feeling that my feet went weak, luckily I was seated, the taste was incomparable. I... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Staff very friendly. We were able to have a quick dinner, even though they were fully booked. They have a nice card, with some different dishes and pastas, so it seems original. Based on the reviews, my expectations were not met. But not very expensive, and very near to our hotel so that was a plus.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Cosy little place, decent prices for its location. Reservations are definitely recommended, especially on weekends. We were lucky to get a table because we went at 8pm; it was completely full after that and several people had to be turned away by the super-nice server. The crostinis and pastas were lovely, and the wine selection was quite extensive. I had... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

i travel to Belgium every year for work and always spend an equal amount of time in Brugge and Gent, went to this amazing restaurant twice while there once for lunch and because it was so good booked again for my family for dinner. The food, service is wonderful i will be back when ever i am in Belgium wife... More 

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Additional Information about Il Folletto

Address: Drabstraat 30, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: 09/ 234 32 85
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
Open Hours:
Monday 11:45 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:45 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:45 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:45 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:45 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Drabstraat 30, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: 09/ 234 32 85

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?