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Il Grottino

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Via della Cava 7 | Vicino parcheggio di piazza della Rocca, 01100, Viterbo, Italy
+39 0761 290088
12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Just walked in after shopping in Viterbo for a morning. Pleasant cool a/c interior and very welcoming owner manager . Not formal at all at lunch as other reviews would suggest. It's not a pizza place but the food was modern Italian using good local produce. We had osso bucco done on the Roman fashion without a gremolata, very good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

Both the food and wine were superb but do make sure you book particularly for dinner at weekends. A lot smarter and more formal than the other restaurants we ate in - with handwritten menus (an English menu is available) and helpful staff. The antipasto is truly delicious and one is more than sufficient for two diners. Once tried, you... More 

Thank Hilarywears
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2014

Having just come home from a 5 week tour of Spain and Italy, visiting Madrid, Florence and Rome I would have never thought that the best meal of the trip would be in a place like Vitebro We went to this restaurant because it was close to our hotel. To our surprise and delight the food was superb - especially... More 

1 Thank 727george
Rome, Italy
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Once again TripAdvisor didn't let us down ... If in Viterbo Il Grottino is the lace to go. The decor is typical of the restaurant's name ... The little cave... The lighting and background music perfect. The service and the timing of the courses ... Excellent. and what about the food ... ? Hand written menu with a choice 6-7... More 

2 Thank MCami61
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

We were disappointed in our meal at Il Grottino. One of our starters was poorly prepared (seriously raw pasta -- not al dente, but hard -- it would have been good if properly cooked), and one of our mains (osso buco) was simply unpleasant. Our B&B host recommended the restaurant, and it seems clear that others have had a different... More 

2 Thank ADPRM
Rome, Italy
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

We have just come back from a meal at Il Grottino. The restaurant deserves the highest accolade: We had two set menus, delicious and fantastic value at 23 euros plus one a la carte for Sunday lunch. We had the pasta with guanciale which was delicious and then the pork filet with rosemary and sage - delicious and excellent quality.... More 

Thank Moosymooster
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

I had an amazing time in Il Grottino, which is located near the center of the lovely town of Viterbo. The food was the best I had in Italy, since it based on the traditional Italian dishes but had different kind of surprising "twists" to it. the price was fair and the service was great, as the owner speaks English... More 

Thank ozrich
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

I only had a like a snack, gnocchi di patate with a pumpkin sauce. Dumplings were very nice, sauce a little oily. But still good. The price was very good, too, and even an English menu was available. Interiors of the place fine, standard, maybe a little overdone. Staff friendly, trying their best English. I dont think you can do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$27 - $44
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Cava 7 | Vicino parcheggio di piazza della Rocca, 01100, Viterbo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Viterbo  >  Viterbo
  • Phone Number: +39 0761 290088

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