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US$10 - US$25
European, Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Start with an aperitif on the riverside terrace before dining in the characterful cellars of this old mill, whose exposed stone walls provide the perfe...
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. It was our first time. I have wanted to go for so long but work quite alot. The atmosphere was lovely, there was live music, the lighting was just right, the staff were all friendly and helpful...and the food was amazing! Very fresh, high quality and tasty. I will be back to sample more of the menu for sure. The cocktail i had was delicious. Well done guys.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Delicious food, great service, a lovely setting and a really nice relaxed atmosphere. A breath of fresh air.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Loved our trip to Il Vicolo. A beautiful setting, great atmosphere and the food was superb. There was live jazz starting as we were leaving, we were sorry to miss that but hope to catch it at a later date. Can’t wait to return.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 13 December 2021 via mobile

Exceptional! Ate here last night with mom and the staff honestly couldn’t have done more for us. The food was incredible. The wine was delicious. We really had the best time. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 5 December 2021 via mobile

A lovely, relaxed experience. Beautiful candlelit cellar setting. All staff very friendly. Great menu and the food was delicious. We will be back. Happy to support a business standing up against discrimination. Thank you!

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 December 2021

We have just returned home having enjoyed a wonderful evening of delicious food, friendly and helpful staff and a warm relaxing ambience. We've had many a meal in Galway for twice the price and half the service. We highly recommend Il Vicolo and are looking...forward to returning very soon.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 2 December 2021

No Covid checks on entering and staff (and many customers) were not wearing masks. Waitress (unmasked) had a cold and continuously cleaned her nose with her hand. Little social distancing - tables were tightly packed into a small space with limited ventilation. 0 compliance with...guidelines. We felt very uncomfortable. Food is average - definitely not worth risking your health for when Galway has far better restaurants. We were left very disappointed as we’ve been long time customers. We won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 1 December 2021

I wasn't disappointed and neither will you be! Service was impeccable......there's nothing nicer than staff that know how to meet, greet and serve 10 out of 10. We had a cosy table in the corner which was private but you still felt part of the...room. The food was absolutely gorgeous, and the waitress paired our meal with a beautiful bottle of Italian red wine. If you are in Galway or fancy a trip down there, this is the place to visit. Thank you for a beautiful evening and we will see you soon xMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 21 November 2021 via mobile

Not our first visit, and there will be plenty more. The welcome, friendly service, ambiance and incredible food all set in our favourite cellar style setting by the river. Never once had a negative here.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 21 November 2021

This review is not just about the delicious food or wonderful atmosphere. I would like to write a 'thank you' to the person who in September saved my 30th birthday. When we were seated we were originally seated in a not so secluded location, right...next to a table of what was a party on a girls that were really thrilled (and loud). When I asked the lad at the entrance if any change could be made in seating - you arranged for me and my boyfriend to have much more secluded seats and my 30th birthday was saved! Thank you so so much!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Response from 218edr | Reviewed this property |
Buuuaaahaaahaaa! Are there any nice bars nearby? This is Galway, Ireland. There are not just "any good bars." There are a zillion good bars! Including The Kings Head - 800 years old. Have fun on the pub crawl!
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IL Vicolo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5