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Il Grifo

Via Mazzini, 18, 53024 Montalcino, Italy
0577847070
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Ranked #17 of 56 restaurants in Montalcino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $27
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Quiet and charming restaurant and most diners were tourists. We chatted with other diners and gave each other tips on places to visit. Great atmostphere

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Todos Santos, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Was staying in Montalcino as part of a several day Tuscan walking tour organized by www.girosole.com and this was one of the recommeded restaurants near to my hotel - after watching some of the Mondiale I came here one night and really was impressed by the food and the attentive service - ended up coming back the second night too!... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I had a roasted Tuscan style sausage, and it was very good. The atmosphere was a little bit loud and crowded with people, but the food was very very good. The service was quick and orderly and even though there were a lot of people they didn't forget about us. It is a nice lunch stop in while you're exploring... More

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Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We arrived a bit early by Italian standards and enjoyed the bruschetta and some delicious cheeses. For our main courses we had spaghetti and risotto. Both meals were spectacular and expertly cooked. They have a very extensive list of local wine varietals and the prices are reasonable. We would definitely go back.

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Kitchener
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This gem of a restaurant is run by a couple of young Italians and is a model of restaurant culture. Having waited tables for many years (and experiencing over the years many disappointing culinary ventures), this place was a model for how a restaurant should be run. There was attention to every detail here. Two service people for the entire... More

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Syracuse, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We heard before we headed to Montalcino that the restaurants were quite expensive, so we were pleased to come upon Il Grifo - and reading the menu I saw my opportunity to try Cinghiale (wild boar) which was served in a ragu over pappardelle. I was concerned it would be gamey or greasy but it had a wonderful rich flavor... More

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Nottingham
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Our daughter was keen to find this place as she had visited before. It did not disappoint. We all had different pasta dishes, just one course each which did not cause any raised eyebrows. We all tasted each others food and could not decide which we liked the best! The wild boar pasta went very well with a glass of... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Montalcino is incredible and so is this place. Wild boar pasta was the best dish I've eaten in Italy, and the simple relaxed atmosphere of this restaurant was infectious! 4 of us (2 couples) had dinner and enjoyed a long drawn out relaxed evening full of wine, pasta and everything italian. Not a bad meal served all night and good... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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79 reviews 79 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We'd lunch at this restaurant. Lovely atmosphere, great food and reasonably price. The wine selection is excelent including Brunello and Rosso from Montalcino. Definetely worth the visit!

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Santorini, Greece
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Very nice food , good service. Nice place in a small italian old house nice decorated. Very nice pizza and very good prices.

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