- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- 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.
We had a lovely evening, this was our first visit to IL Vicolo but definitely won't be the last time we go. The staff were lovely and attentive, the menu was interesting and varied - certainly something for everyone. The setting is really lovely and all round we had an excellent time.
Food fabulous. Dessert servings on the way too big side and possibly not quite up to standard Of The rest of food but overall gorgeous food. Gnocchi with pistachio and pecorino and mushrooms was one Of The nicest things I've ever eaten!
Lovely food and wonderful atmosphere
Location and staff excellent but food was nothing special
Seated at window table so very nice. Staff friendly. One of our group returned some of her order as it didn't taste right. The staff agreed and refunded her. Some delays with the group's order arriving at the same time. Some people's dishes arrived quite later than others.
Delicious, gorgeous setting, great service
A wonderful venue with excellent service, as always!
A very good restaurant
We’d a fantastic night, again! Thanks
Really enjoyed a more upmarket meal in quaint setting ( no burgers &chips to be seen) We had an indoor table at a window overlooking pretty canal area, very attentive staff, extensive drinks menu.
One of the best meals and settings I’ve ever had!
Great Italian pasta, lovely setting, and the wine and cocktails perfect. So good we went two nights in a row. Don’t leave Galway city without a visit.
Lovely meat & cheese board, delicious potatoes, friendly staff and beautiful outdoor seating (+ blankets when it got cold!)
Great food, great service, great staff, great location.
Excellent venue . Loved the food and wine . Lovely Italian girl served us . Thank you for a memorable evening and making my friends 60 th so special . Mary Scott .
Sommelier was excellent, extremely friendly and enthusiastic. Gave us some lovely wines for tasting and final recommendation was exquisite.
Definitely one of Galway's best - location, food, atmosphere, service. And a seriously amazing selection of wines from across Italy that you will find no where else. Go for the wine alone (but try a few of their amazing Cicchetti [Venetian tapas] when you get there and maybe a negroni or two ; ) La dolce vita!
Excellent service, lovely atmosphere and exceptional food.
Our overseas visitors to Galway were very impressed with the food and with the 'cute stream' running under the room (sunny day). Staff very helpful at every stage: from reserving to payment. Service and food were excellent.
Fabulous evening in a superb restaurant
Such friendly helpful staff amazing food and a beautiful little table overlooking the river for mother’s day :) this was my moms favorite dinner throughout our trip to Ireland. Thank you so much for making our night!
Beautiful music and good!
A beautiful restaurant with lovely food, staff and drinks.