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Il Cortile

Kraanlei 53, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 234 27 41
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
Travelers talk about
“fresh pasta” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (35 reviews)
“penne” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Kraanlei 53, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

Pizza tasted great. They have this huge plate for two persons, which was really cool. The lighting could be a bit more romantic in the restaurant, though. Too bad you could not pay with card, but overall experience was great.

Thank Bryan D
Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

I have never witnessed such bad customer service in my life. Me and my friend arrived around 6:30pm and there were two tables available. Unfortunately, there were two couples who arrived just before us and were seated at the tables. The waitress, a blonde woman...More

Thank Isabella R
Reviewed October 27, 2017

After a day walking in Ghent taking in the sights we had passed this restaurant earlier in the day and managed to find it again early evening. We were lucky to get a table it was very busy, a few of us had pizza and...More

Thank family52
Reviewed September 29, 2017

I see a lot of people are giving this restaurant bad reviews based on the service, food and price. I too had mixed feelings about it when we first arrived: We tried to sit by the window but since there were only two of us...More

Thank Smrties
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Il Cortile is located along the canal-side on Kraanlei, with two large wooden trestle tables that offer a lovely view while you eat your lunch/dinner. We popped by on a very busy Saturday evening for a quick pizza, and they were friendly and accommodating, finding...More

Thank CallieGuru
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

This review has been written while we are waiting for our meal. We are still waiting for a pizza (waiting time more than 1h at the moment). No further comments are needed. Slower service on earth. Good luck to clients who have plans later. Wouldn't...More

Thank Cristina R
Reviewed April 16, 2017

How we got here: other options were either closed or too far away. We found this place by Google Maps and I'm glad we did. What did we order: 1 pizza salmone (15,00), 1 pizza tonno (13,00) and two teas (5,00 together). How was the...More

1  Thank Anwar_NL
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Stumbled across this one Saturday evening and were lucky to get a table. Excellent service and fantastic food and drink all for less than 40 EUR for two! My spaghetti dish was simply the best pasta I've ever tasted!

Thank Ian H
Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

I've visited this restaurant because they recomended me from the hotel. I've got not a glad surprise. I've eaten a pizza and was a bit rear and the dessert was to low. In theory a vanilla ice cream but they did not warn me about...More

Thank Lluisvalero
Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

We walked into this restaurant by chance, and it was good. The place was packed, but after a 10 minute wait we got a table (it was 26 December on a Monday so a lot of restaurants were closed). As starters we shared the bruschettas...More

Thank PaulWhitehead2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kraanlei 53, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 9 234 27 41
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