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“Bigger & Better ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Vicolo

Il Vicolo
Bridge Street | The Bridge Mills, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 530 515
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Ranked #92 of 359 Restaurants in Galway
Cuisines: Italian, Continental
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Galway
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Bigger & Better ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had a fabulous time food was outstanding we went for 8 different tapas which each one was better than the other ... If I could pick a favourite it would be Ravioli or the Lamb

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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Galway, Ireland
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“A good start to Il Vicolo's new adventure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

By moving here, the Il Vicolo crew have not only improved the location significantly (the Bridge Mills is probably the best restaurant spot in Galway, with its stone walls and windows overlooking the river) but also got to a good start towards a new concept of restaurant.
They created a wonderful selection of cicchetti, the Venetian version of tapas. There is great variety in them, ranging from meat (try the balsamic vinegar sausage!) to fish to many vegetarian options. That is to say, they have everything to become the best tapas place in town, a relaxed environment in which you can sit down with friends and taste, for a reasonable price, many bites of different delicious foods.
Why only four stars then, and not five? Well, I think that concept of a restaurant survives on rhythm - food comes in small bites, so it needs to be brought to the table at a reasonable speed. Instead, we sat there for a long time between each serving. I heard they're looking for more staff. If that's true, they're on the path to becoming the best restaurant in town. Looking forward to my next visit.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had a problem with phones but the situation was handled very well. Excellent food and ambience will be back soon.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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