Il Vicolo

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Galway, Ireland

Il Vicolo Galway Reviews

WaltJake WaltJake
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Great food and service! Sep 26, 2014
We had waited a little too long to go to dinner that particular night, and it was around 9PM when the cab dropped us off in downtown Galway. The restaurant we had intended to visit, was no longer accepting new customers, so we had no choice but to walk on and find somewhere else. We tried 4 other places, to no avail! Everyone was closing up! We were hungry, and starting to get a little nervous when I happened to notice the "Il Vicolo" sign on a door off to the side, as we walked by.. we could have easily missed it! We walked down the stairs with our fingers crossed, into a softly lit, charming little underground restaurant. We asked the young lady just inside the door, if they were still serving dinner.. "Of course!" she replied. "Please come in!" We thought.. Phew! good thing! as she led us to our table. She sat us down at a large table, with a big picture window behind it.. on the other side, was a large spinning wheel? She explained in her cute Italian accent, that this location used to be a mill, and they had incorporated the still working machinery into the restaurant design. Pretty cool! Through one of the other windows, you could see the small river and even a waterfall. We would have settled for any kind of food by that point.. but we were treated to a top notch meal, and great, pleasant service! Mom tried duck for the first time, and loved it! Laura had a fancy gnocchi dish, and my scallops were excellent! We had a few glasses of wine with dinner, and during a scrumptious dessert, they even brought us free limonchello shots, to celebrate moms birthday! Even though it was late, they weren't rushing us at all.. in fact, several members of the staff took the time to chat with us, and ask us about our vacation and where would be going next. This turned out to be a great accidental find.. mom even said afterwards, that it was the most pleasant dining experience of her life!
I just happened to catch this sign…
We were more than ready to eat, by…
The scallops were excellent
Laura had gnocchi
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