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Il Grottino

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Via Regina Margherita, 41/43, 00044 Frascati, Italy
06 9416873
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place, great food

Near lake Albano, friendly place, nice food. I had fresh fish which was very nice, salad wine and toasted bread. My friends liked their plates and I recommend this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
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ATHENS GREECE
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  • Local cuisine
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ATHENS GREECE
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Near lake Albano, friendly place, nice food. I had fresh fish which was very nice, salad wine and toasted bread. My friends liked their plates and I recommend this place.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Only stayed for a few days in Frascati but loved this restaurant on the first night so we went back for more. Good food and fun loving friendly people who made sure everything was perfect. Thin crust pizza's are brilliant and the marinade lamb just fell of the bone - delicious. A choice of seating in the downstairs cellar with... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

We always stop in Frascati for lunch when we fly into Rome. We found Il Grottino after riding around for a while and chose it because of the atmosphere and the view! Great choice! The view from their terrace was fantastic! The food was equally as good. The service was great and the owner was happy to share some of... More 

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Campinas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I`ve been to Frascati to visit a couple of friends and we went to Il Grottino restaurant. It`s a fancy place, with an interesting decoration (a stuffed wild boar on the wall and a spider lamp - very cool!). Once we arrived a little late (about 2 p.m.) the person who served us just told us to trust him that... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The nice view is supposed to get better, as the parking on the belvedere is slated to give way to additional outdoor seating. The pizza and grilled vegetables here were great.

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Kingston
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This trattoria is located on the belvedere (views overlooking the Roman plain outside). Fabulous atmosphere - the restaurant is in a sunken old wine cellar, cavernous, brick lined. Relatively small and intimate - maybe space for 30-40 customers. Great spread of antipasta, very friendly patrone who clearly loves his job. Not haute cuisine - just excellent authentic Italian food, excellent... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This restaurant was the most authentic Italian restaurant that I went to in my 7 day stay in Rome. The antipasta plate was huge and had the most delicious items, I even tried the cow brain. The setting was quaint and we were the only Americans there for lunch. This is always a sign to me that the food is... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My family and I arrived at Il Grottino by chance. Needless to say we were welcomed by chef Gian Franco and felt absolutely at home. We had the menu for 15 Euros per head which I have to say was one of the best italian meals I have ever experienced! The decor is fabulous and the food exquisite! Definately a... More 

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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

I have been to this place with a couple of friends, the view is great, antipasti are good but - The restaurant did have a menu, so we were stuck with 4 pasta dish, which the restaurant offered this day. - Although we ordered 4 different kinds of pasta, but when the dishes came, we found that 2 of them... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

The owner was extremely attentive and helpful. the location of the retaurant on the hill meant the views were stunning especially at sunset.The pizzas were to die for as well as the views

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Regina Margherita, 41/43, 00044 Frascati, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Rome  >  Frascati
  • Phone Number: 06 9416873

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 31
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?