- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
About IL Vicolo
Il Vicolo first opened its doors up a cafe & wine bar on buttermilk walk mid October 2011. Serving minestrone, bruschetta by day & Italian cheese, charcutterie and a nightly changing menu offering seasonal pastas, risotto & rustic delights. Also stocking Prosecco, Aperol & Campari and 50 Italian wines!
With only 24 seats and 20 by the glass, it defied logic. Passion, heart and soul all mixed together offering rustic Italian fare, with a strong southern influence. It worked and we spent two and a half happy years on the edge of St Augustine Street before moving to our current location on the banks of the river Corrib, in the basement of the Bridgemills building.
Our menu today has evolved into a contemporary Italian kitchen with a mix of seasonal Cicchetti, pastas, risotto, fish and meat. Our wine list is 100% Italian and now boasts over 75 wines spanning from the north tip of Alto Adige to the boot of Puglia and the island of Sicily.
We are passionate about everything Italian and use the best of Irish produce, local producers and the best exports the Italian peninsula has to offer. With live jazz every Sunday and the trickle of the river Corrib while you eat in the wonderful surroundings of the old flour mill, il Vicolo offers you a unique experience to enjoy the best Italy has to offer on the Wild Atlantic way.
Il Vicolo is my favourite restaurant in Galway! The atmosphere is bar none and the service always excellent. Accommodating and excellent food.
Excellent service & night! Well done guys!
Fabulous restaurant. Excellent staff who are extremely warm and efficient. Amazing cocktails.
Great atmosphere and locationGerry and his team work hard to give you a good experience.
Brilliant meal, very delicious and service was excellent...big thumbs up to your colleague Nicky, knows the dishes your serve as well as a good knowledge of wine, 5 stars
The restaurant is absolutely stunning, with the water mill inside it’s totally unique. The food was outstanding and there were plenty of dishes on the menu I’d love to have tried so loads of choice! The drinks were delicious and the staff were so personable and attentive without being pushy at all - really easy to chat to. Great playlist too
The restaurant is beautiful. All staff were extremely accommodating, welcoming, polite and attentive. We sat over by the beautiful window and were served mainly by a girl with curly hair; she was extremely friendly, bubbly and knowledgable. The food was beautiful. I will definitely be back.
Great atmosphere and attentive staff. Food was superb, flavours were amazing. Will recommend to friends and family. If you are visiting Galway I would really recommend you make a visit to Il vicolo.
We had a fab meal , staff were excellent and the setting was very atmospheric. Overall top marks . Looking forward to going back when in Galway again
Beautiful meal lovely restaurant, so good we recommended it to our daughter who has booked for next Sunday
We had an amazing night. The drink was lovely and the food was incredible.
Food was delicious and the live music provided for a lovely, romantic atmosphere. Service was quite slow but we put it down to the fact that it was very busy. I would definitely go back
Fantastic meal and such welcoming atmosphere
Food and drink was good. Service started of well. However after 60 minutes we were asked if we would give up our table as a favour and sit near the bar. We sat at a another table with another gentleman and felt forgotten. It would have been nice to be have been offered a complimentary drink but that never happened. Service for drinks also slowed down as we felt like we were now taking up space. It was a pretty disappointing end to the night as I spent a lot of money.
Beautiful food and setting
Always a great experience we have at il Vicolo when we visit Galway. The food is always fabulous and the atmosphere is just as good. Looking forward to booking again Samantha
We had a lovely dining experience in your Restaurant. Nicole was a very friendly and efficient staff member and despite the current restrictions we were looked after very well.
Amazing ambience, place, service and food. The nicest panna cotta I have ever tasted. Will definitely be back for another experience 😃
Had a fantastic evening . Staff wonderful and amazing social distancing protocols carried out . Would absolutely recommend this amazing restaurant in the heart of Galway city. Fantastic food ,wine ,etc.
Lovely staff and customer service , 100% back again .. Nicky was a delight
Very enjoyable evening in a stunning restaurant. Atmosphere was amazing as was food and service. CAn not fault it.
This is such a classy restaurant! Food,drink and ambience were all so perfect! We had the most wonderful food with great service! We can't wait to return to this very special restaurant!