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Il Folletto

Drabstraat 30, Ghent 9000, Belgium
09/ 234 32 85
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Ranked #13 of 506 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
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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
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
4 helpful votes 4 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Denver, Colorado
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

You go to a restaurant for food, and the food here is excellent. Generally, the flavors were well-balanced and nuanced, and the ingredients were highest quality. We each had a salad, both of which were wonderful, and I had the steak with shaved parmesan and balsamic cream (which was lightly employed). It was not a particularly good cut of beef,... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This was the fourth time we went to this little restaurant near the historic center of Ghent. Il Folletto is one of those hidden gems in Ghent. The restaurant is not very visible from the outside, it isn't particularly modern or stylish in any way and so it doesn't really pull people passers by in. Still when we went (on... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

We had a very nice experience at this restaurant. My son wanted pizza, and it was late. When we went in we were told that a reservation was needed. I asked Antonio if we could do take out. He said no problem. But just as we were getting ready to leave he managed to put two tables together and told... More

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My colleague is italian, and he rated the food. He said the mozzarella was good and the tiramasu rated an 8 out of 10 . . . . high praise. I had mixed salad followed by veal, both of which were perfect for me. The atmosphere was lovely. Cozy and friendly and pretty budy. Plenty of buzz from other tables.

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Nothing to dislike, not pushy or anything, just lovely and very accommodating. Will go again as haven't seen all of Ghent, try again in the summer and check out the changes.

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Macclesfield
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

A very popular Italian restaurant in Gent. Booking is advisable most days. The food is good and varied , but we found the service to be a bit slow and waited an age to be asked if we required desert or a second drink. However it would not stop me going back.

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Meath
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We had my sisters hen dinner last Saturday in Il folletto ! We had a great night. The set menu requested had great variety and everyone enjoyed their food. And the house wine was also very enjoyable. The group of 23 hens were seated in a separate room which we were allowed to decorate. Each course was well paced and... More

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