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Rellinghauser Str. 4, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 201 231766
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Essen, Germany
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155 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

The restaurant serves italian cuisine. The food was very delicious, the decoration somewhat garish. The prices were however very high, we paid more than 90 euros per person, and the quality was good but not something you can not get elsewhere for considerably less money. The service was swift but pushy and arrogant. The patron, when asked if it was... More 

Thank oly111
Dusseldorf, Germany
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116 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

This restaurant exist forever and had rarely changed, so you can find a lot of history. The service is excellent and you will be perfectly treated. The food is very good and high level. The restaurant is walking distance to the main station at the RWE Tower. The only downside is the very cosy seating due to the limited space.

Thank DWGermany
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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119 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

We ate here with a group of collegues. The service staff were very welcoming and started with a aperitive. But they where in a hurry. so 5 minutes after that they where allready pouring wine for the starter. all the food we ate was wonderfull, fresh and full of flavour. The wine was also excellent. but the service was to... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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248 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant is located close to the railway station in Essen. Very classical and outdated interior many tables are in niches, with 4 persons it becomes uncomfortable. The food is of an outstanding quality, fresh and great ingredients. Rather expensive, 5 courses menu, no aperture and 2 small glasses of wine each 210€. Overall not a good value for money experience.... More 

Thank Pats911
Murcia, Spain
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I was in this restaurant last january during an exhibition. Food was great( we went for surprise menu), quantities maybe a little bit small if you are a big eater, and desserts were a little dissapointed due to the level of the other dishes, but still good. Waiters were very friendly. So as a summary, it is recommended although not... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

I chanced on this Italian restaurant by accident spotting it from the railway station south side entrance. It is quite small and was very busy on the Saturday evening of my visit. But the staff found me a table in the corner and were most attentive. I did not have a lot of time and limited my meal to a... More 

Thank Trevor0510
Windsor, Colorado
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were directed to La Grappa by our hotel. I am gluten-intolerant and carry a card in German with a description of what I cannot eat. The staff was very receptive of insuring that I would be able to have a lovely dinner without worrying about contamination of the food with gluten products. That said, the staff... More 

Thank Tanis D
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Been here 4 times and love it, the amount of love they put into the food is generous. Last visit I went with just recommendations. Staff is kind an observant. If you like Italian food make sure to take the oppurtunity of dining here. The atmosphere is classic with a hint of cheesy. Extra plus for the old lady in... More 

Thank TeemuToi
Deventer, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

We went here with our family, but therefor it is not suited. Cola in a wine glass for the kids and little choice on the menu of regular Italian food. Besides, the prices are extreme high. Should be necessary because if the huge amount of waiters in this small room, watching you all the time.

Thank Henk B
Bad Honnef, Germany
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

At 35 Euros the 4-course business lunch was excellent value for money and there is an exceptional wine list. Location is very good: on foot 1 min. from station and 15 mins. from Museum Folkwang.

Thank galleon1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rellinghauser Str. 4, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Essen>  > Südviertel
  • Neighborhood: Südviertel
  • Phone Number: +49 201 231766

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?