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La Grappa

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Rellinghauser Strasse 4, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
0201 / 23 17 66
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food rather expensive

Restaurant is located close to the railway station in Essen. Very classical and outdated interior many tables are in niches, with 4 persons it becomes uncomfortable. The food is of an outstanding quality, fresh and great ingredients. Rather expensive, 5 courses menu, no aperture and 2 small glasses... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
Pats911
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Antwerp, Belgium
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Antwerp, Belgium
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153 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Restaurant is located close to the railway station in Essen. Very classical and outdated interior many tables are in niches, with 4 persons it becomes uncomfortable. The food is of an outstanding quality, fresh and great ingredients. Rather expensive, 5 courses menu, no aperture and 2 small glasses of wine each 210€. Overall not a good value for money experience.... More 

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Murcia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I was in this restaurant last january during an exhibition. Food was great( we went for surprise menu), quantities maybe a little bit small if you are a big eater, and desserts were a little dissapointed due to the level of the other dishes, but still good. Waiters were very friendly. So as a summary, it is recommended although not... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I chanced on this Italian restaurant by accident spotting it from the railway station south side entrance. It is quite small and was very busy on the Saturday evening of my visit. But the staff found me a table in the corner and were most attentive. I did not have a lot of time and limited my meal to a... More 

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Windsor, Colorado
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My husband and I were directed to La Grappa by our hotel. I am gluten-intolerant and carry a card in German with a description of what I cannot eat. The staff was very receptive of insuring that I would be able to have a lovely dinner without worrying about contamination of the food with gluten products. That said, the staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Been here 4 times and love it, the amount of love they put into the food is generous. Last visit I went with just recommendations. Staff is kind an observant. If you like Italian food make sure to take the oppurtunity of dining here. The atmosphere is classic with a hint of cheesy. Extra plus for the old lady in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We went here with our family, but therefor it is not suited. Cola in a wine glass for the kids and little choice on the menu of regular Italian food. Besides, the prices are extreme high. Should be necessary because if the huge amount of waiters in this small room, watching you all the time.

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Bad Honnef, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

At 35 Euros the 4-course business lunch was excellent value for money and there is an exceptional wine list. Location is very good: on foot 1 min. from station and 15 mins. from Museum Folkwang.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I picked this restaurant on a business trip as it had really good online reviews. When we arrived we had a window table reserved and the place had a really great atmosphere. The waiter then told us it was a special evening and there was a set menu in place, they were very reluctant for us to see the normal... More 

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Bxl
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Very pleasantly surprised by our dinning experience at La Grappa. Push the door and you’ll think you’re in Italy. Décor is a touch on the kitsch side but the kitchen works magic.The owner is hands on and know his job as do the wiaters. Food is high standard and so is the service. Wine list is remarkable. We had the... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

As it allways was, and allways should be, the owner of the place is present and orchestrates the army of italian waiters in a patriarchic style - As you cross the doorstep, you enter Italy... Use the menue as an inspiration, but orde what you like! The kitchen will make it possible... I had a beef carpacio, and a plate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rellinghauser Strasse 4, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Essen>  > Südviertel
  • Neighborhood: Südviertel
  • Phone Number: 0201 / 23 17 66

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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