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Il Grifo

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Via Giuseppe Mazzini 18, 53024, Montalcino, Italy
+39 0577 847070
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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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant that is very afordable with good food and wine list. We had the buffala pizzas, which were indead lovely

Thank Johanna A
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Went to Il Grifo in Montalcino hoping for a nice authentic Italian dinner to celebrate our honeymoon. The food was good but the tall bearded dark haired waiter tried to scam us. He said we needed to pay "part" of the bill in cash. We said sorry we don't have cash and he ran our credit card then said credit... More 

Thank Mike2011_10
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

We stopped to have a little bite and ordered a pizza. One of the best I have ever had in Italy or elsewhere. Decor is nothing special but that pizza... Oh that pizza...

Thank Rupe75
Palo Alto, California
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

I am spending one night in montalcino and was lucky enough to have been told about this place by a local person while I was walking to another restaurant where I had a previous reservation. It was a carpei Deim moment and we walked into il grifo instead. The vegetable appetizer was fried Japanese style and was. Delicious. A steak... More 

Thank Ted A
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Ate here twice during our stay in Montalcino and enjoyed both meals. I have severe dietary restrictions which they catered for with no issue at all. The food was fresh and menu extensive. Service was always with a smile and it appeared to be constantly busy. Worth a visit.

Thank Margaret C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

We had gnochi (Very good!) and pince (good, but not that special). Price is ok. Wines are cheap. I recommend arriving a little earlier, maybe around 19:30 because the place can get a little crowded.

Thank Takeo K
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Tasty food (spinach with butter and Parmesan, buffalo mozzarella pizzas a highlight). Not quickest service but worth the wait. Came here twice in a short stay...

Thank MikeandHannah
Southern California
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369 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

The pizzas are about 12" and are €5 to £8 each. We each had a pizza and that worked for dinner. We could have had two salads and one pizza and that would have worked. They do serve other meals also but pizza is a big part of their offerings. One caveat when ordering pepperoni on your pizza it means... More 

Thank braidmacd
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We visited here looking for a slightly more relaxed night than the rest of our minimoon which was spent down the road at castello di Velona. This place really hit the spot. It's great value, hearty food with speedy service. We ordered pizzas and loved it - so much so we came back the following night. It's not really fancy... More 

Thank Chris_saul
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Rated by our family (two adults and two children - 12 and 14) as the best place for pizza in Montalcino. Large choice, generous servings, reasonable prices, good service.

Thank James_C_S_H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $27
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, 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: +39 0577 847070
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?