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La Grappa

Rellinghauser Strasse 4, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Südviertel)
0201 / 23 17 66
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Ranked #76 of 565 Restaurants in Essen
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Südviertel
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Chichester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Wellington, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Bonn, Germany
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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Marina di Sorso
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

When I still lived in my home town Essen, I was a frequent guest at La Grappa. You can expect quality and individual, excellent, but also high- priced food. Tell Rino, the owner, I said HELLO and Ciao!

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