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Il Folletto

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Drabstraat 30, Ghent 9000, Belgium
09/ 234 32 85
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Small authentic Italian

We went early and managed to secure a table even though we didn't have a reservation (which is strongly recommended). The menu is made up of traditional fare and good Italian wine.The meals are large. Recommended and good value. The waiter was really nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mark B
via mobile
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went early and managed to secure a table even though we didn't have a reservation (which is strongly recommended). The menu is made up of traditional fare and good Italian wine.The meals are large. Recommended and good value. The waiter was really nice.

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Thank Mark B
Oostduinkerke, Belgium
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here a couple of times and each time the food was nice and tasty. Service is excellent. It is close to the centre of Ghent so easy to reach.

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Thank Peter D
Ostend, Belgium
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

OK Italian. Attentive service though not the fastest. (too) Large choice of dishes, mix of "classics" and some more original. Sometimes a bit bland. Great value for money.

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Thank Kxxx1969
El Dorado Hills, California
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Quaint restaurant located in the heart of Ghent. Service was great as was the food. Price point is also quite good. Highly recommend it if you are staying in downtown Ghent.

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Thank Carol M
Titusville, Florida
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Good traditional Italian food made fresh. The wine of the month was a great addition to our meal. This place is always full and i would suggest that you have your hotel make reservations for you. We walked in and had to wait 5 minutes without a reservation wheil they waiter had to rearrange a few tables. This place is... More 

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Thank George H
Southern England
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221 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Good traditional Italian, good range of beers and wine. Waiting staff friendly and helpful. Had anti pasta sharing platter, followed by linguine with truffles.

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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Our party of four walked in on a Wednesday night without a reservation. Lots of reserved tables but they fit us in. The food was just excellent from antipasti through main course. It was a wait, tho. It's a small restaurant with an even smaller waitstaff. We ended up skipping dessert because the evening just became too long, but I... More 

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Thank Ellen H
Ghent, Belgium
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Very good 'real' Italian food. Always full so unies you have a reservation, do not go there.. The place is small so it can get noisy.

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Thank Stef-Saskia
Dublin
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

We were staying accross the road in a hotel so popped in here for dinner. They were fully booked do we book in for the next night instead. Food was good and wine was nice. Service was good if a little impatient with the tourists! Nevertheless I would recommend.

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washington, d.c.
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196 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We dined earlier this month at this small restaurant, about 20 tables, across the sreet from the driveway entry to the Marriott hotel. The owner and staff are friendly, reservations are necessary, and best made by stopping by the restaurant at and after the 6pm opening hours. . We had an appetizer, and shared a salad and a main course,... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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?