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Number 9 Church Cross Street | Fort Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 233415
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (23 reviews)
“prawn pasta” (5 reviews)
“mezze platter” (5 reviews)
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Seafood, European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Number 9 Church Cross Street | Fort Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Good choice for a group , we went with friends, lively (loud not so much from music but voices -sound seems to bounce off the walls) nice decor,food well presented, good range of drinks- but not cheap

Thank _ian_barrow_treecons
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Good food and a cool place to hang out in the middle of the day. Good food, great elderflower soda's, friendly atmosphere and service. Little in the way of traditional Sri Lankan food, but good modern European style food.

Thank Fiona M
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us. We hope to welcome you back again. Warm regards Ethan

Reviewed 23 September 2017

Found this place while wondering around the Fort. Excellent though small menu, quick attentive service. Enjoyed the wine though like all of Sri Lanka it was expensive. We liked it so much that we returned the next day.

Thank Molybella
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Thanks so much for sharing the great review ! Good you stumbled upon us. We hope to see you back again some day Warm regards Ethan

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

The food here was absolutely delicious and there is a lovely ambience. Given the price, however, we think the staff could've been slightly more attentive

Thank Toby B
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We just had a beer at this place, but I would return here for an extended dinner if I ever I go to Galle again, even if it is only for the ambiance.

Thank Gopinath P
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a nice little garden,perfect to stay on a hot summer evening. We tried their fajitas and speciality of the day, seafood in cocnut sauce - everything was very tasty and fresh. They also serve alcohol-wines and coctails, which is hard to get...More

Thank Manca B
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The first impression when entering the restaurant was good and the athmospere was nice, too. But if the main purpose of a visit is to get a decent meal, you will soon be disappointed. The rather short food-menu is a weird mix of dishes from...More

1  Thank AustrianinAsia
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is really nice inside a yard within the old dutch fort. The staff was very friendly and fast. The prices were a bit higher than usual but the quality of the food made up for it. We tried a few starters and I...More

Thank Hamed A
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

What a find! A beautiful setting in the evening with candles, lanterns and twinkly lights decorating the courtyard. Cocktail menu is great while you look at the food menu and agonise over what to choose. I had seated tuna starter, the chicken burger (which is...More

Thank Pumpkinny
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We found this place by luck on our search for a cold beer. The place has a good selection of delicious food and the courtyard is cosy.

Thank Vero F
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Suzanne S
5 December 2016|
Response from Ethan S | Property representative |
Hi Suzanne Thank you for your inquiry. We will be offering our regular A La Carte menu plus a few Xmas specials on the board which are yet to be confirmed. Please get back to us next week via email to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Number 9 Church Cross Street | Fort Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 233415
  • E-mail
Fortaleza is a courtyard Restaurant with a Bar. We serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Our menu is Western with an Asian influence. We have a specials board which changes almost every day.
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