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Il Grifo

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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    Very good
  • 68
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  • 14
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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
Consistently great pizza

We visited Montalcino for the second time and just had to revisit il grifo. The pizza is still delicious as is the Brunello! Love this restaurant! We'll be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2015
DelMarYogie
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Del Mar, California
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Del Mar, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We visited Montalcino for the second time and just had to revisit il grifo. The pizza is still delicious as is the Brunello! Love this restaurant! We'll be back!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Came here for lunch on a Sunday - it was one of the few places open around 2:30pm when we sat down. We had salad and pizza both of which were very good. The wine list has a variety of vintages and can accommodate a range of budgets. Il Grifo was a great choice for a casual lunch in Montalcino.

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Thank Terrarum1
Waimea, Hawaii
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Il Grifo was recommended to us for pizza, it was delicious! Very nice wine list and good service made for a nice evening.

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Thank lyndagail48
Abilene, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We stopped by here after our innkeeper (Az. Ag. La Casella) suggested it to us. Perfect place with lots of community. Food was good. We had 1/2 liter of wine for 6 euros. You can't beat that. Risotto with bacon, cheese & cherry tomatoes was great. Husband's 4 part pizza (mushrooms, mozarella, olive & ham) was delicious. Stop by &... More 

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Kirkland, Canada
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180 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Perhaps we were extra hungry, or perhaps we were happy to get out the pouring rain outside, or perhaps we appreciated our waiter going out of his way to help us track down a remote winery, but both my wife and I agree that Il Grifo served the best pizza that we had during our 3-week visit to Italy......tuna and... More 

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Thank QCern
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Good pizza, great wine selection. , simple, very clean, table towel ( we think it is great like this), honest salad, great lasagna al tartufo, we liked it a lot!

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Thank medderma
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We ignored the reviews saying to stick with pizza here, and instead got entrees - lasagna and taglietelle with ragu. Both were unexceptional. The lasagna was just a mess of cheese and mushrooms, and the ragu didn't have the taste of freshness we've come to expect from Tuscany. We finished about half of each, and decided to order a Pizza... More 

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Thank James W
Ft Worth, TXv
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Don't miss this restaurant when you visit Montalcino. There may be fancier places but the quality of the food, service and ambience here is really outstanding. We stayed in Montalcino for three days and visited il Grifo each and every day for lunch, dinner and or a late night pizza. The service is also outstanding and our host Herve (sp?)... More 

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Thank Tom L
Arlington, Virginia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Absolutely, bar none, the best calzone ever eaten anywhere! The food here is top rate and it's a lovely, even elegant pizzeria. Will return!

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Thank Shelley W
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Simple decor and fast, nice service. We ordered the pizza and it was a pleasant surprise. Very good!! It also had a good selection of wines!

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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
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?