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“Great location but” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Grifone Restaurant

Hotel Grifone Restaurant
Vicolo Bisse 6, Sirmione, Italy
+39 030 916097 ‎
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Ranked #42 of 129 Restaurants in Sirmione
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great location but”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Our experience at this restaurant was disappointing.

The location is great on the lake side but after two good starters the main courses were a real disappointment. A risotto that was poor and poor is being kind, kidneys that were so over cooked that chewing them was the most strenuous activity of our holiday.

It is not cheap but fortunately there are other restaurants in the town that are better and represent far better value for your euro.

Been there, done it and never again

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norfolk, england
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Awesome seaside location, away from the nearby crowds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Turn right on entering Sirmione and there, overlooking Lake Garda ( but on the less touristy eastern side ) is a lovely hotel restaurant in a tranquil spot on the very water`s edge. Relaxed atmosphere, charming waiters and superb food...my highlight was a fish soup that would have been more than enough as a main course so I struggled to do an excellent filet mignon and rosti potatoes full justice. Impossible but my eyes may still be bigger than my stomach!! Strongly recommended, especially if you prefer to avoid the crowded touristy areas of this fascinating town.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pontypridd
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106 reviews 106 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We tried four different restaurants on our four day stay in Sirmione, but this was truly the best. There food is very good, I had the fillet mignone with Rosti potatoes, my sister had the mussles for starter and she loved them, the service is excellent, and the wine good. For desert i had the tiamirsaru which was one of the best deserts I have tasted. Yes It was more expensive than the others but for service, quality and fantastic views this was well worth it. I would truly recommend this excellent restaurant.

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England
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Location Location (with great food)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Came back here after 12 yr break. Was as good as we remembered. Excellent meal with bottle of wine for 102 Euros. Very professional and friendly service. Location by lake and castle is wonderful.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Munich,
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nice views and good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

Good food, good views, good service (but slow). Meat and fish were excellent. Very close to the main square.

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