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La Grappa Chinonaise - CLOSED

50 Rue Voltaire, 37500 Chinon, France
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Price range: $20 - $38
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We had to wait quite a long time before getting some attention. The owner was quite grumpy even though the waitress was much nicer to us. We barely took a main dish and half a bottle of wine as the menu was lacking inspiration. Not a place where we will come back.

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austin, tx
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

we had the 'menu de terrior' (mine was 'coq au vin') option and both plates were good, if unmemorable. service was helpful and also multi-lingual (as were the diners). good bread, as one would hope in france. a good local wine for under 3 euros and ony 2e for a coffee make this a reasonable dining option. we didn't have... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Our food was pretty good - we chose some local specialities which were delicious. Our waitress was lovely (but clearly over-stretched). Our spot outside catching the last of the sun was also lovely. But, you know when you can't quite put a finger on why someone (not the waitress) isn't very welcoming? Have you ever suddenly decided to leave the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

We couldn't get into the place of our first choice, and a local merchant suggested la grappa. What a delight!! We had a beautiful French gourmet meal. The presentation was excellent and the food delicious. The canard foi gra was fantastic, as were all our other dishes. We have been to France a few times, have enjoyed some excellent meals,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

We have visited at least twice per year for the last 6 years when staying in the area. The pizzas are the best locally, the 3 course menu has standard french favourites all cooked to perfection. The local desert of poire tapee is worth trying its tasty and you can buy some to take home to re create. There should... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I asked the owner how big the pizzas were and I was told in a condescending manner they measured 33cms. We are not big eaters and having 3 slices each was enough so we announced we would be sharing a pizza with our own beer each. She told us she would have to charge us an extra 3 Euro for... More 

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Chinon, France
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

I have been eating at this place with parts of my familie, as we couldn't compromise on any other place. We were seated in a very dark backroom of the restaurant and left after having eaten a Pizza without any outstanding merits, not hungry any more but also not to be repeated.

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Bergen County, New Jersey
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130 reviews 130 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

It's a modest Italian place, but we enjoyed a pleasant meal on a quiet evening in Chinon. I dared to have pizza with duck gizzards, and it was very good. But there are more "American" toppings available too. House wine was very inexpensive by the pitcher.

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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

The restaurant only had about 12 tables. Service was attentive and personal. The food was not disappointing.

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Plano, TX,USA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

We couldn’t get reservations in the gourmet restaurant down the street, so we decided to give it a try, much to my son’s relief. There was a mix of French speakers and some tourists. The pizza was good and the local wines are worth trying. Good value for France.

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Additional Information about La Grappa Chinonaise

Address: 50 Rue Voltaire, 37500 Chinon, France
Phone Number: 0247934274
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
Average Prices: USD 20 - 38

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