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Loc. Torreone. 6/7, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 613830
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Petaluma, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

My husband and 2 other friends and I participated in an intimate cooking class with Chef Cristiano Milighetti just outside of Cortona. He greeted us with wine, coffee or whatever you desired (we chose wine, naturally) and off we went to the kitchen. Each person had their own area and Chef Cristiano had everything organized and planned out for us.... More 

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Thank dodie_e
Cristiano M, Proprietario at Locanda I Grifi, responded to this review

Dear Dodie, Thank you for having attended my cooking class here at Locanda I Grifi and for your kind review. No better words can be found to describe the way we do our cooking class. I really enjoyed showing you how to prepare pasta, sauce, zucchini flan and tiramisù; now I'm sure you can cook them at home for your... More 

Bloomington, Indiana
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Had a wonderful dinner with friends at this restaurant in mid October. Service was wonderful and the food was good as well. Just outside of Cortona in Torreone, this restaurant doesn't seem to experience the crowds others may have during dinner, but I did notice several tour buses stopping her midday for the light light. It may be much more... More 

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Thank Tova L
Cristiano M, Proprietario at Locanda I Grifi, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your kind review. We are always happy to find that our food and service had been appreciated. During the week in October ( low season) our restaurant is not much crowded as it is on Saturday night and for lunch on Sunday. All the staff and Chef Cristiano Milighetti hope you and your friends will... More 

Miami, Florida
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2016

You must go! The location is beautiful, but the food is amazing . Very easy to reach, and just a few steps from Cortona.

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Thank Amrojas
Cristiano M, Owner at Locanda I Grifi, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for such a positive review. We are very glad you have enjoyed your coonking class here at our restaurant. The area around the Locanda, the view from our terrace are so charming and we think the best way to appreciate the territory is to taste also its products; we do our best to cook them with... More 

Mountain Brook, Alabama
1 review
Reviewed October 6, 2016

After a morning in Cortona we headed east and almost immediately encountered the small crossroads village of Torreone, which included a most unexpected restaurant in a small hotel, Locanda I Griffi. It was past normal lunch time, yet the chef, Cristiano Milighetti, escorted us in, walked us through the menu options and made us feel right at home. The attention... More 

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Thank darrellanddolores
Cristiano M, Proprietario at Locanda I Grifi, responded to this review

Dear Guests, thank you for such a positive review. We are always at guests's disposal to guide them to make their lunch or dinner a very pleasant experience. We are also glad you have appreciated our service and our attention to details of food and our wide wine list. We hope to welcome you here very soon. Grazie mille! More 

San Jose, Calif
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016

We had a cooking class with Cristiano the Chef and owner of the I Grifi. It is located perched high next to Cortona with amazing views. The 4 hour class with Cristiano was fun, and informative. We made Pici Pasta, Zucchini Souffle, and Tiramassu. It also included an outstanding wine he served. After preparing the meal we sat down and... More 

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Thank DaveandJean
Cristiano M, Proprietario at Locanda I Grifi, responded to this review

Dear Dave and Jean, It is always a pleasure for me knowing that guests who have attended my cooking class had had a great time. I'm very glad you have enjoyed the class and the meal that followed and also the matched wines you had. Thank for your kind words about the location and my assistant Luca. I really hope... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We've been to this restaurant twice this week as we have been on our honeymoon in the area and by chance found it for a quick meal, we made sure to end our stay here too! The food is beautiful, I had beef twice, the cheek is especially good. Our Italian is poor at best, the staff could not have... More 

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Thank Wigi1987
Cristiano M, Proprietario at Locanda I Grifi, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We wish to thank you for your kind review. It has been a great pleasure for us having you here at our restaurant twice on your honeymoon. We really appreciate your kind words about our food and staff We are very sorry for the smoking on the tarrace; in Italy is forbidden to smoke inside the restaturant but... More 

sevenoaks
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103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2016

We came across this Restaurant by chance, as we were looking for a nice lunch. As it was 2.30pm we asked if this was still possible, the waiter said he would check with the Owner & Chef (same person) but in the meantime offered us a view of their lovely Terrace. He returned to say all was well and we... More 

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Thank LindaBSevenoaks
Cristiano M, Proprietario at Locanda I Grifi, responded to this review

Dear Madam, We really thank you for spending your time in writing such a positive review about your lunch last thursday. We are very glad you have appreciated the view from our terrace and the courses chosen from our light lunch menu. Cristiano Milighetti's (Owner and Chef) aim, for the new light lunch menu, is to offer his guests simplier... More 

Bromley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2016

Like others we arrived at this restaurant by pure chance . . having just visited the Basilica Santa Margherita. On our way down the road from the church we noticed this restaurant on the corner and decided to stop for lunch. The Chef/New owner came to our table, explained all the dishes and we were not disappointed! What a find!... More 

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Cristiano M, Proprietario at Locanda I Grifi, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words reviewing your lunch here at Locanda I Grifi. We are very glad you had appreciated our food and service; we know how difficult to find a proper gluten free meal so we always do our best in order to give allergic people a wide choice on our menu. I also wish to... More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Cristiano gave us the most friendly welcome. He was a superb host and talked us through each dish with such enthusiasm. He also gave us a tour of the wines in the cellar and recommended a good bottle that perfectly matched everyone's meals. We were so thrilled he came to cook for us in our villa the following night.The family-style... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

We took the drive up past Cortona just to see what was there, and noticed this place right where you would make the turn to go up to the Fortress or the high church. We went for dinner, and besides having the most spectacular view of the valley frmo about 800 feet higher elevation than Cortona, the food and service... More 

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Thank Bill T
Cristiano M, Responsabile reception at Locanda I Grifi, responded to this review

Dear Mr Bill, it is a great pleasure for us receiving such a positive review about your dinner here at our Locanda. We are glad you have appreciated the service, our food and the view from our terrace. Our chef personally thanks you for your kind words describing our courses and the molten lava cake! We hope you can vist... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loc. Torreone. 6/7, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 613830

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