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Il Folletto

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Drabstraat 30, Ghent 9000, Belgium
09/ 234 32 85
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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The Netherlands
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This place is across the street from the Ghent Marriott. We were too tired the night we arrived to do much wandering. We had to wait a few minutes for a table, so strolled the area and didn't find anything more appealing. I'm so glad we returned here! We had two fresh pasta dishes that were both phenomenal and had... More 

1 Thank Marie400nl
Ghent, Belgium
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Small cosy restaurant with good Italian food. You need to make reservations in advance because of the small number of tables. You can choose typical Italian courses with good ingredients which you can't find in an average Italian restaurant.

Thank MiekeDC1
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

I took a group of 8 people here for Italian food. The service was friendly and slow, and no one at the restaurant spoke English and no one in my party spoke Dutch, so we struggled a bit. The wine list was decent and the menu offered many selections , but when we were ordering, we were asked to order... More 

Thank Paula O
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

We came in right at opening at 6 pm and saw almost all the tables reserved. But they were able to get us in. The food was very tasty especially the sauce

Thank Leslie331
Duryea, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

We were accommodated on a Thursday evening, even though we hadn't made reservations. Our waiter spoke rudimentary English, which proved not to be an obstacle. We shared a pizza and a bottle of Montepulciano. Both were excellent.

2 Thank David S
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

We went here for an evening meal on our first night in Ghent. We enjoyed a mixed starter of cheeses and meats followed by a dish of lasagne each [ my favourite food- so I am very hard to please ] . Both were very tasty and of reasonable size and cost. The house white is good and not overly... More 

Thank greenfingersfishes8
Lecco, Italy
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300 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

After reading all the high ratings and reviews of this restaurant , we decided to try it. The the food was reminiscent of something you would find in Italy but not the real thing. Worse yet it came slowly. The restaurant seemed to be unable to handle all its clients. Our Caprese salad was good but I've had better and... More 

Thank GregorRon
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

I passed this every day as it was in the same street as my hotel, and din't feel particularly inspired to eat here but one night was so tired from sight seeing I fell in the door and was lucky enough to get a seat. The food was so good I booked a second time, as throughout the meal people... More 

Thank Jane J
Lembeke, Belgium
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

Just accross the Mariott Antonio and his brother run this small r'staurant for many years. You can get the classic pizzas, which are excellent but you can also opt for a typical dish of their region of origin, Puglia. For the wines ask Antonio, he always has some local Puglia wine to offer. This is a nice place to go... More 

Thank Arne L
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016 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.

Thank Mark B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Drabstraat 30, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: 09/ 234 32 85

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?