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Il Folletto

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$$ - $$$
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Drabstraat 30, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 234 32 85
11:45 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 11:45 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth visiting the restaurant. Gets busy so quick, which is a good sign. They certainly take time to serve the food, maybe it was just me feeling it as I went solo. But it was worth a wait. Good place to go with your partner, couple of friends or family. Thumbs up :p

Thank zeener p
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is not the most modern place, but the menu is very good. A lot of pasta variations can be found and they serve a good crusty nice pizza.

Thank Eva N
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although all the tables were occupied which is a good sign didn't have to wait long. Located just off the canal behind the Marriott hotel. Very quaint but small typically italien.Menu varied and very reasonably priced good selection of beers and wine. Food extremely good and hot. Overall a lovely evening

Thank Superb706
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Great Italian food in the center of Ghent.. One of the very few restaurant in town that serves food a bit later than other restaurants..

Thank Walid H
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Great find in the centre of Ghent a must if you like Italian food there are so many great menu choices and great service l would advise to book a table in advance as this place is busy!!!

Thank Tariq M
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I've been together with my boyfriend for the first time yesterday. We had a wonderful burrata (a pro version of mozzarella di bufala), a pizza with truffle (mouthwatering) and a lamb in tomato sauce (served with edges rather than fries, never expect them in a italian restaurant...), topped with delicious red house wine and amari (don't skip them EVER!). I... More 

Thank Claudia D
Evergem, Belgium
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522 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Its a small, cosy restaurant in old centre of Ghent. I was here with a collegue to have dinner, we didnt made a reservation and we were really lucky we got a table. If you want to be sure to have a table its adviced to make a reservation. We tried different starters and main dishes and all plates were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Seemingly a very popular restaurant despite we receiving a bill somewhat higher than those we received at others nearby. Booking is essential when wanting to attend at shortish notice and our hotel opposite worked wonders in using their influence in getting us a table for two that same evening. The food and attention were superb and we would go there... More 

Thank MaxDixon
Southern England
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315 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Visited here again to meet with friends when in town. Freshly made pasta dishes always good. Selection of Italian and Belgium beers. Recommend reservation

Thank travell_a_lot
Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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214 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

A pleasant and smallish restaurant (reserve!), but the food is not what we expected with the rather high classification on tripadvisor. The pastas were ok, but not special, but my tagliata de filetto was more cooked than I had ordered. Also, it came with mushrooms in stead of truffels. The house wines were a little dull. For the price it... More 

Thank wvdm2016

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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
USD 5 - USD 10
Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
11:45 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?