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“A very enjoyable meal: good value, extremely reliable and winsome host”
Review of Il Grottino

Il Grottino
Ranked #2 of 195 Restaurants in Termoli
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $34 - $56
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: La famiglia Morelli gestisce la trattoria da ben 40 anni crescendo con essa e mettendoci tanta passione e attenzione per soddisfare e sorprendere oggi volta i nostri ospiti. Il Grottino non vuole essere un locale chic o di lusso ma un posto dove trascorrere in serenità' e in armonia del tempo con la famiglia o gli amici. Siamo felici quando i nostri avventori rimangono soddisfatti dei nostri piatti e portano via con loro un buon ricordo di noi e pensandoci sorridono
Reviewed May 13, 2019

It was a pleasure tonight for an "impactful" (key cover word when one's no longer wearing a younger man's clothes) birthday celebration to taste the varied range afforded by Termoli's Il Grottino Ristorante Pizzaria. Here the ratio of cost to value is quite strong.

To begin, our table was introduced with a tasty house gifted lightly fried and slightly salted bruschetta cum basket of bread.

We began officially with a liter of water, half of local tasty sfizzando white chardonney, single shared antipasto of four natural tastes of the sea combined with three similarly cooked. This was followed by my excellent and generous portion of tagliatelle nero sepia chock-a-block with baby clam vongole, the taste of which could off knock one's socks.

My wife had a brilliant light gamberi/shrimp ravioli. (Aside: I rarely find ravioli well balanced, usually a mask for bland internal ingredients. This was that somewhat rarer happy exception).

Our entree consisted of two halves on a single plate (allowed as it was a compleano/ aka aniverso di nato/happy birthday allowance) of skewered broiled pulpo and roasted gamberi.

We had absolutely no room for dessert (despite touching no bread and oil) and the final cost was an excellent E 56 plus tip. The table next to ours consisted of three younger gents engaging wholesome looking individual pizzas and excellent beer.

(Ageist comment forewarning: they may have talked and /or looked up at each other 5% of the time they sat, otherwise absorbed in their personal phone "research". Sad to see such antisocial "social media"patterns in both Italy and America, which empashizes the lately measurable lessening proximate contact between genders on both sides of the Atlantic.

'Nuff said! On a lighter finishing note, it's easy to see how Il Grottino has earned its COE TA stripes.

A solid relaxing recommendation!

Date of visit: May 2019
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M6826XEclaudiob, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Grottino, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2019

Thanks for the nice words, we were happy to welcome you and your wife for her birthday directly from New York

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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my family at the begging of September. The food, especially the seafood was fresh and delicious. The price was very reasonable. Location is good for an after diner stroll around town.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for a takeaway slice of pizza on a quick trip to Termoli. It was so moist and full of flavour, delicious! Super cheap too.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Personale cordiale e simpaticissimo, sempre disponibili e pronti a scherzare. Il rapporto qualità/prezzo è inarrivabile, se volete del buon pesce fresco è il posto giusto dove andare.

The waiting staff is kind and super nice. The ratio of quality over price is over the limits and if you are trying to get some fresh fish this is the place where you wanna go. Make sure that you get a reservation otherwise you might not find a free table.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank S7958EQstefanod
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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic dinner. Zuppa di pesce to die for, aleso great antipasti. Excellent friendly service. a must!

Date of visit: April 2018
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