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Via Mazzini, 18, 53024 Montalcino, Italy
0577847070
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Friendly local in Montalcino a few steps from the central square. Tuscan...
Friendly local in Montalcino a few steps from the central square. Tuscan cuisine with homemade pasta and grilled meat of choice. Pizza for lunch and dinner.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, good value

It's a cozy and unpretentious restaurant. I had risotto with ham for primi and wild boar stew with polenta for secondi - both were delicious. It was even better that the prices were quite reasonable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Jakarta
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Best pizza we've had in Italy. What an unexpected find in the town of Montalcino. They have a wonderful wine menu. It was such a delight to see a wines from vineyards we visited the last couple of days. For primi, we ordered the pinci al ragu. It's probably the best pasta dish I've had in my 3 trips to... More 

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Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This restaurant definitely knows how to make fantastic pizza. We saw other foods coming out of the kitchen and they too looked absolutely delicious. The service was very good as well.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Good selection of wines, including nice house wine. The restaurant has nice and cozy interior. We had 2 pizzas and both were wonderful and also reasonably priced.

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The pizza was pretty good and pretty reasonable, but the service was on the cold side, and the worst surprise was getting a basket of stale, clearly day-old bread in Montalcino Italy!! And they were the only restaurant in our travels in Italy that would not spilt the bill on 2 credit cards, as we were dining with another couple.

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Jakarta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It's a cozy and unpretentious restaurant. I had risotto with ham for primi and wild boar stew with polenta for secondi - both were delicious. It was even better that the prices were quite reasonable.

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cape coral
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Reasonably priced, good selection of wines including inexpensive house wine. Friendly service good food.

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Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We ordered wild boar stew, and they graciously agreed to change the polenta to mashed potatoes. It was a richly flavored dish in a decent portion. We also ordered the calzone which was crispy and delicious right up to the end, and the lasagne which was delicious. We scrapped up every last morsel of food!

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Del Mar, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Il Griffo is a family restaurant in the center of Montalcino. They have great pizza and delicious salads and wonderful wine. Having been warned that it was a popular restaurant, my husband called ahead for reservations, but had to pass me the phone as the person answering the phone didn't understand English! We enjoyed two delicious meals at Il Griffo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We'd love the pizza!!! People aroud the area told us that it was the best pizza of Montalcino! We'd confirmed it!

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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very good pizza, quick service, good house wine for reasonable price. The second time we went there we had to wait for the table and therefore we went somewhere else but then we regretted it very much. Cosy place for nice evening, but be prepare for croud!

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Additional Information about Il Grifo

Address: Via Mazzini, 18, 53024 Montalcino, Italy
Phone Number: 0577847070
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montalcino
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 27
Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Mazzini, 18, 53024 Montalcino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montalcino
  • Phone Number: 0577847070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 27
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

Friendly local in Montalcino a few steps from the central square. Tuscan cuisine with homemade pasta and grilled meat of choice. Pizza for lunch and dinner.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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