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Il Folletto Ristorante

8 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 566 066
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“bruschetta” (34 reviews)
“pizza” (63 reviews)
“prawns” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

This is a cosy looking restaurant. Our greeting was cool and out waiter frosty, we should have left there and then. the anitpasta of cold cuts was tasty, however, our mains of pizza (unsalted and tasteless) and gnocchi (strodgy and dense) were awful. When the...More

1  Thank DustyDublin
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Really enjoy coming in here, it has a great ambience- has a cosy, rustic feel to it. You feel like you’re somewhere in Italy :) The food is excellent- as I said it’s the best Italian in Galway. I recommend the gnocchi pasta & bruschetta,...More

1  Thank Eliza412
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

I returned my pasta dish to the kitchen as the ravioli was cold in the middle and pasta was uncooked along the edges. The chefs message was this is the way it was cooked "al dente" . This was raw pasta. Impossible to chew. We...More

2  Thank Siobhan H
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever eating in. We were on the early bird and the hake was just fabulous. The waiter was very nice and made sure we were looked after. We will be back

1  Thank Rainydaysinireland
Reviewed 19 November 2017

I just loved the carbornara !!! I forced myself to eat my entire plate, just because it was so nice.

1  Thank LuthienP
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Stay for their lasagna. An amazing piece of Italy right in the heart of Galway. You can't go wrong here.

1  Thank ManoelMRoD
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Date night on our trip to Galway. A lovely little restaurant with pure Italian character. Delicious food. Unfortunately we had no room for dessert but main course w as lovely!

1  Thank Aoife W
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We looked at a lot of restaurants in galway city and this stood out. We love Italian food and this did not disappoint. Service was excellent food was lovely we had the fussli spicy pasta and the meat calzone. The restaurant itself was really nicely...More

1  Thank katie0708
Reviewed 19 September 2017

My friends and I visited Il Folletto on our first night in Galway after it was recommended by the hotel staff. The restaurant was quite busy so we were pleasantly surprised to be taken straight to a table. After about 5 minutes the waiter took...More

2  Thank ahols123
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

The food was Italian by name, but very poorly cooked. We had a very shady lasagna, probably the worst I've ever tasted. Calzone pizza had a tone of tomatoes sauce on top of it, something that I also didn't think is possible as all the...More

2  Thank Desiderias A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 566 066
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Italian restaurant, offering a wide range of authentic pastas and pizzas, steaks, veal and fresh fish dishes. Were cater for large groups with a private dining area. We are situated in the heart of Galway's latin quarter on Quay street. We have outside terrace dining area. Children's menu available.
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