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“Pretty authentic, pretty good value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Al Castello

Al Castello
Geldmunt 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 223 89 01
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Ranked #241 of 537 Restaurants in Ghent
Price range: $0 - $92
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Bournemouth
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Pretty authentic, pretty good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

As the name suggests accross the street from the castle, so in a prime location. Owner makes the pizzas in the front window and likes to put on a show. A couple of beers, a couple of pizzas and a litre of the house red came to 43 euro, which we thought was pretty reasonable for Belgium. Service was fast and friendly and the pizzas were good (topping delicious, base above average). We tried to re-visit on a Saturday night but it was booked up, so bear that in mind.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
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Melbourne, Australia
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169 reviews 169 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Surprisingly nice restaurant with good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We were easily able to get a table for lunch and had an enjoyable experience in this restaurant. It was a very cold Sunday in May and we found it to be welcoming and warm inside. We really enjoyed our pasta and found the table wine to be OK. The prices were very reasonable. Two pastas, two wines and two cappuccino came to a total of 33.00 Euro. Pretty good for a country which we found to be generally rather expensive. Whilst the waiter did not initially make small talk with us, he livened up considerably when I told him that the cappuccino was the best I had had in Europe.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santiago, Chile
2 reviews
“Great Pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Great location, prices ok (for Belgium), delicious pizza, nice service, the owner/pizzaiolo is also a bit of a showman.
Needs urgent redecoration though.

Visited June 2013
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Santa Barbara, CA
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Chef was fun to watch. My amatriciana wasn't a traditional sauce, which is what I thought I'd ordered but the food was good nonetheless. Pizza's were the best we had in Belgium. House wine needed work.

Visited May 2013
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Ghent, Belgium
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Very good pizza, great atmosphere, just near Gravensteen castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Just across the road at the Gravensteen castle, you have this nice pizza place, very cosy in the evening, but don't forget to make a reservation because it gets crowded soon in the evening.

You can see how they make the pizza's which gives a nice touch to the restaurant. The wine was okay, we got our pizza's pretty quick and were really delicious (one of the best I tasted in Ghent).

Definitely a place to go back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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