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marco polo

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serpentstraat 11, Ghent, Belgium
+32 9 225 04 20
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Delicious food! Surely one of the best Italians in town. Limited choice from mainly vegetarian dishes and some pizza's.

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Thank Kevin V
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Small atmospheric restaurant with good quality food. Don't eat here if you want a quick meal! The pizza and pasta was very tasty. The staff were helpful in describing the dishes in English. Did not accept visa or MasterCard so bring cash.

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Thank Mark F
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Well, it was during the festival, everyone and everywhere was busy. We ordered pizza and we were given steak knives. Strange? It was a struggle from the start and eventually we gave up cutting slices and just scraped off the topping. .. the steak knives would not cut the pizza base! The BIGGEST problem was that we asked for some... More 

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Thank beechform
Auckland
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The food was average - what was described as "fresh tomato" with spaghetti was in reality just a bland tomato sauce, but what really put us off was at the end when the staff refused to accept our credit card. No warning of that policy at all, and it put us in a difficult situation because we had just arrived... More 

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Gent
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

A nice selection of dishes with good vegetarian options. Bruschetta with an original layer of mozarella on top, very nice, 8/10. Then rotolo, a roll out of the oven with pasta vegetables and abundant, heavenly spiced tomato sauce, 9/10. My partner ate spaghetti al "roodbaars", a real waw, a very tasteful Gent-anized Italian recipe, 10/10.

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Thank Frederik S
Ghent, Belgium
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Delicious food, lovely service and nice atmosphere. I will definitely visit again soon as I was charmed by this little place and everything I tried was yummy!

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Thank Nikolas M
Ghent, Belgium
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

I'm an italian living in Ghent, and to discover such an homemade way to cook reminds me more of an italian family than of a restaurant. Ok, the menu is not so extensive, but the quality of the food is just excellent. Homemade bread, homemade pasta, this just makes every dish special! A very cosy atmosphere and friendly service, an... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

We arrived late in Ghent and couldnt find any restaurant open. We stumbled upon this trattoria and were happy we did. The service was quick and nice (eventhough we are not talking about a super friendly italian atmosphere here) and I liked the place, it looked nice and warm. The pasta bolognese were tasty, and prices were not cheap but... More 

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Thank Ginnocently
Bristol, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

This is a small restaurant in a side street. Because there was a huge festival happening in the centre of Ghent, this suited us well. Service was good, helpfully English was spoken and they could help with our food choices. Delicious meals and a perfect break from the cobbled streets. If it's a very hot day don't sit at the... More 

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Thank Amanda W
Ghent, Belgium
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334 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

This restaurant is somewhat hidden, but very well located just off the Vrijdagsmarkt. The interior is nicely decorated and cosy. The menu is maybe somewhat limited, but the dishes are very nice, and are not your run of the mill dishes found in other Italian restaurants outside Italy. The service was friendly and attentive, but the price is also somewhat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, European, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: serpentstraat 11, Ghent, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 9 225 04 20

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?