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Il Grifo

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Via Giuseppe Mazzini 18, 53024, Montalcino, Italy
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Gyor, Hungary
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Small restaurant but great atmosphere! Service is friendly and fast, the food is excellent. A real Italian family restaurant. Very good value for money! It was a table without a reservation.

Thank poli9n
Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best pizza in town but also got a full menu and good Brunello at great prices. All the family loved it

Thank halebrennan
Lyon, France
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome local wine, pinci pasta were really good, and the calzone was truly amazing. Very nice service, go for the reserva grappa at the end!

Thank Phi V
Hampton, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Grifo is always busy serving its excellent pasta, pizza and Tuscan staples to a fgrateful and enthusiastic bunch of diners. Service is sharp and food quality is top notch.

Thank Diptych
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food, nice staff, but small place and too many guests. In historical citi center of Montalcino.

Thank Petra P
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for a lunch of pizza and then later for a dinner of the peppercorn steaks. The pizzas were better than the entrees. The restaurant is located close to the center of town and fairly affordable. We had no wait for lunch, but had to wait for dinner. We had to be super aggressive during our wait after... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

The place is average but as well completely fine. We ate pizza, antipasto misto and tomato salad. Everything was tasteful but nothing special, including food presentation (which was actually quite poor) and for me that was really disappointing.

Thank Mina L
Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This place offered no fanfare but fantastic food and a great family atmosphere. Someone said that the litmus test for any Italian restaurant is its bruschetta. That being the case, Il Grifo certainly passed it with flying color. We ordered pizzas and a pici. All were scrumptious. The tables are a little cramped up but still the environment is comfortable... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Stopped by for lunch after great experience 2 years ago and same excellent food but service was a bit slow and prices seemed to have gone up quite a bit, still not bad but not up to previous experience.

Thank David J
San Marcos, CA
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We came here for pizza based on past reviews for a late lunch. The pizza did not disappoint, nor did the pasta with butter and sage. Delicious!!! We ordered a glass of Brunello which was probably the best we tasted during our three days in the area. Pricing was reasonable, service was quick and we were quite happy with our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $27
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giuseppe Mazzini 18, 53024, Montalcino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montalcino
  • Phone Number: 0577847070
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?