- 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.
I’ve dined in il vicolo numerous times over the past year and I have to say it is the best food I have ever tasted. It is such a treat to dine here, they have a brilliant menu with such good choice to please everyone. I work in the hospitality industry myself, so I definitely appreciate good food and good service when I see it, and the staff at il vicolo are top notch. They are so knowledgeable about the wines and the food , and so kind and approachable too. I love that the restaurant allows the staff to have their own flare and individuality too. On top of it all, the setting is just Fabulous, as well as the interior and the overall atmosphere. I cannot wait to visit here again and again , and I would recommend that everyone try il vicolo- it does not dissappoint !
Hi there, I booked in for 8pm Saturday the 10th on Friday the 9th. The restaurant was closed when we arrived. No email, phone call or anything to let us know that place would be closed. I know Covid is hard on restaurants but this seems like a very avoidable problem . Luckily, there was an alternative restaurant close by where we could go. Otherwise the night would have been called off at the door.
Arrived at 18.00 got the best table , great intro fantastic food, waiters excellent bar staff, live jass band just great and everyone social distances
Beautiful restaurant. Will be back.
Amazing food and place
Easy booking, safe environment and tasty food.
I booked a table for the 2 for 1 happy hour last Saturday. The cocktails were fabulous and amazing value, the terrace is gorgeous and we were blessed with a sunny afternoon. Nicky was our outstanding server, she is an absolute credit to you! We will definitely be back.
Thanks she likes me now
Everything was absolutely amazing!!! The atmosphere and setting was so relaxing, we could have sat there all night. The steak was to die for 😍 we had a seat by the window looking out at the water we felt like we were on holidays!!! We can’t wait to dine with you again
Excellent food and service, very friendly staff which added to the night, will be back 👏🏼👏🏼👍👌🏻
Excellent service and delicious food
Excellent food and location. The building and decor is stunning it’s a pity the atmosphere was lacking due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Will definitely pay another visit.
Amazing food. Everything was incredible. The best espresso martini I’ve had in my life.
We had a stunning meal in a fabulous setting we enjoyed every morsel
We had an absolutely fabulous night. Our waitress Tessa was amazing, all the staff were extremely professional and great fun. The food was delicious and a great choice of wines and cocktails. All in all I'd highly recommend il vicolo. We will be back♡
ambience was lovely service was quick the waitress was friendly and bubble food excellent
Lovely meal in a cosy setting. Everyone in the group enjoyed their food and wine. Looking forward to my next visit already.
This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend, we will definitely recommend it to others. Good menu & excellent food,
Delish food and love the atmosphere
Everything was amazing
Very friendly staff and lovely atmosphere!
A wonderful dining experience from start to finish. The gluten free pasta dish was superb! It is a little pricey but worth it. Will be back next time we visit Galway.
Beautiful setting. Fabulous waitress. Will definitely be back.
First visit & based on a recommendation from a friend. Thoroughly enjoyed the food & atmosphere. Staff were excellent in all departments. Will definitely be back.