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Il Folletto

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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, Reservations

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 18
    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 pizza and pasta

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
tillytotrocks
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Dublin
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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Dublin
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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california
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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6 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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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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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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: Doing business, 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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