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“Disappointing” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante Il Grifone

Ristorante Il Grifone
Ranked #188 of 553 Restaurants in Newcastle
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

Food wasn't too bad. Unfortunately the timing was terrible. 1.5 hrs between entree and mains. We almost walked out. They need to better manage a large Christmas turnout. Their staffing seems underdone and low on experience.

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Newcastle NSW
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162 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Ordinary”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

Located in a strip of Restaurants at Honeysuckle & should have known from the lack of patrons, whilst most others were busy, to go somewhere else. The food was ordinary and the servise just adequate,

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The worst dining experience for many a year”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

Everything about this place was abysmal – Inexperienced staff with no dish knowledge or experience. Unbelievably poor, slow and sloppy service when the pace was 25% full. The bruschetta took 30 mins to get to us, after asking for it twice! They over charged us – main course prices for appetisers! I paid the cost of the prawn dish (which I was suspicious of when it came out) the next morning!!!!!!!
Please don’t go to this place as it will only encourage them.
(Note – I do not refer to it as a restaurant, it doesn’t deserve to be put in that category)

  • Visited November 2012
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sydney
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112 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Pleasant evening meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

We enjoyed a very pleasant, reasonably priced meal. Restaurant in great location with views of the harbour - inside/outside dining.

Visited November 2012
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“Not happy! :( Expensive without any good service to backup. Very disappointing!!!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

They forgot our order only discovered that 30min later. They haven't bought out water and have not offered us anything while waiting for the second reorder. They run out of certain ingredients after that. No discount at pay time for the bad service.
Expensive food without the good experience poor form.

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