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Il Folletto

Drabstraat 30, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 234 32 85
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (25 reviews)
“bruschetta” (4 reviews)
“truffle” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:45 am - 2:00 pm Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Drabstraat 30, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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1 - 10 of 108 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I came for a quick evening meal. All seats were showing as reserved (food sign) but he said would be fine if we’re only an hour. Had mixed bruschetta and a pasta dish each for main. Bloody lovely. Very authentic and nice place....More

Thank jonathon344
Reviewed 19 April 2018

We really liked this place and the owner. Nice atmosphere. Limited wine choice, but what we were offered was good, and good value. We had starters and a pasta main. We were just a little underwhelmed by the pasta sauce, and the owner was disappointed...More

Thank PeterWGB
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Authentic home style Italian food. Busy so booking a must a favourite when I am in town. Menu varies only slightly with the season.

Thank travell_a_lot
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a great small restaurant speciallized in italian food. Good pastas and amazing and huge pizza! The bruschetta is also very tasty. We've been there for 2 nights, as we liked the food, the atmosphere and the cost.

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Run by two brothers from Puglia this busy restaurant serves delicious Italian dishes, home cooking style. Great pasta dishes and also delicious pizzas are always on the menu as well as a top notch steak and veal dishes. Definitely worth repeat visits!

Thank brendabsi
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I have dined in this restaurant a few times, always been very pleased by the excellent Italian restaurant. Often full, so better to book a table beforehand. The service is very friendly and in "all" languages. Try the dishes with truffles but whatever your choice...More

Thank BelgaFin
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The food at this restaurant was top-notch Italian!! The owner was fluent in Italian and I had a great time talking to him, and he made us feel special and welcome. The restaurant was cozy and inviting. The food was so authentic and high quality....More

2  Thank Canuck992013
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We were very lucky and got a table without a reservation, but judging from other people being turned away this isn't normal so make sure you book! The pizza was amazing, and they serve good drinks at a good price. Service was excellent, and very...More

Thank Alfie M
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Lasagna was fantastic. Penne with sausage and cream was equally awesome. Don't miss this place in Ghent.

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We were very happy with our dinner at Il Folletto last week and felt we'd found a hidden treasure. The interior is cozy and charming, and the pasta was delicious. You can tell they care about quality - the waiter took our order but the...More

Thank miles2gob4isleep
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, 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: +32 9 234 32 85
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