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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%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, European, Asian, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Number 9 Church Cross Street | Fort Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for dinner with my friends.The atmosphere was nice and cozy.The menu lacks variety!I ordered chicken burger,it was pricey and I thought it's not worth the money.Dessert was no exception,the cheese cake was definitely the worst cheese cake I've had in my life.But...More

Thank Rusiru R
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback. I m very sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations, unfortunately we are left with little option other than to apologize. If we were made aware at the time it would have been very easily...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here a few weeks ago, and found the setting really beautiful. The food was good, but a little pricey, for what you got. Though it is in Galle Fort with tourist prices, and is probably what to expect. I would recommend , as...More

Thank Bernadette D
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We visited here late afternoon for a quiet evening meal. We were greeted by a cat at reception which was a great way to start! The staff wee not the friendliest, but the setting, with a lovely tree filled courtyard was beautiful and even more...More

Thank 2wreckless
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We visited Fortaleza again after two years or so hoping to have the same pleasant experience we had before. Sadly, it was nothing special this time around. We had the pesto prawn pasta, tuna crudo and passion fruit soda (supposedly homemade). The tuna was nice...More

Thank CMBTraveller_85
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We had an evening meal here and ate fish special and pasta. Both were excellent and the service great. The courtyard is nice and they have fans to cool it down. The service is friendly and it was one of the best meals we had...More

Thank LondonHDL
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this fantastic review, it gives us a great sense of achievement and i shall pass it along to the team. We hope to see you back again. Warm regards Ethan

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

After a week of curry we needed a western meal. Had a chicken burger which was okay and beef burger which wasn't great. The outdoor is really nice though. 2 burgers and 2 soft drinks for 4000 not really value for money.

Thank James T
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We enjoyed the atmosphere - and had the best iced tea of our whole trip here! The service was quick and attentive, and the shady courtyard is really nice. But the experience was only "almost lovely" - it was overshadowed by a strong smell of...More

Thank lemmingville
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

I'm really sorry to hear that, we could have moved you to another table without a smell. please come back another time. thx E

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We dropped in here for lunch having just arrived in Galle. The setting has character, and you can tell some thought and effort has gone into the design. The food was excellent, and the staff were friendly. Given that, we still thought it was a...More

Thank Lifeventures
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thanks for your review and positive comments. we are pleased you had a nice time. Please note that the prices include the tax and the service charge that we are obligated to pay so there are no hidden costs. please come again soon

Reviewed 22 April 2017

I always take Lonely Planet reviews with a pich of salt but the Fortaleza has a great atmosphere and a reasonably priced menu.

Thank Hugh W
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you very Much!

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The setting and atmosphere are lovely. Food was pretty good, although the chicken liver pate was a bit grainy. A nice option if you fancy a change from curry.

Thank Kimmyross
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you

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Suzanne S
Hi - do you have a special Christmas lunch menu please? Please let me know menu and prices
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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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