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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
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank peachytraveler1
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 

Thank dianaeast
Bellevue, Washington
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161 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank JMB224
Salt Lake City, Utah
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best meal we had in Montalcino, which is saying a lot because all of the food we had was great. Great experience, highly recommend.

1 Thank Brittney T
Lisbon, Portugal
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We went fof dinner. It was full, we waited about 15 minutes for a table. Service was a little slow but not to much. Antipasti was very good, Crostini and bruschettas very very good. Tuscan sausages were very good. My ragu pasta was very good either. Not very expensive. Pizzas looked very good and were not expensive. I recommend this... More 

1 Thank Filipa S
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

The food at Il Grifo is superb & the restaurant fills very quickly on weekends. I had the risotto & shared some pizza - both were sensational. The service was also very good & the wine recommendations were great. Our waiter recommended a really good rosso that was cheaper than the bottles we were initially considering. He checked the cork... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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133 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We went her on a recommendation and were not disappointed. I had the 4 staggione my wife had the pepperoni, both were excellent. We started with the ribolitti soup which was equally excellent. The service was very good. All was reasonably priced.

Thank FrankandJane_30
Minsk, Belarus
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

We had pasta and beefsteak for dinner. The food was good, yet I would not go as far as to say "outstanding" or "charming", or anything like that. The wines by the glass were decent, but rather average, too. Don't expect too much, and you will be quite satisfied.

1 Thank HappyShooter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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
Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?