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“True Italian Food”

Ristorante Grissino
Ranked #75 of 155 Restaurants in Almancil
Price range: $18 - $26
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: An excellent professional training with some of the best Michelin Star Chefs of Italy paired with Andrea's talent, is the special treat that awaits you if you chose to visit Ristorante Grissino: Andrea's delicious and beautiful creations are inspired by the traditional cuisine from Calabria and the Toscana.
Reviewed September 30, 2012

We have searched for a true italian restaurant within the algarve for some time now as within a two week break or longer you do require a change from the wonderful portugese food and we fell on this restaurant by chance as we were buying wine from the Wine Shop (on the same road) a fab shop by the way! when we were introduced to the owner of Grissino restaurant and what a lovely man with his italian charm he was, we had espresso in his restaurant during the day and looked over the menu and told him we would return tomorrow we did not book a time but as he promised us a table we turned up at 9pm the following evening and he had reserved us a table it was very busy with every table taken and from the moment we sat down the food was exquisite, tasty, fresh and true italian with an italian owner, his son in the kitchen and wife front of house we thought we were back in Rome! just a charming small restaurant with lots of character and fabulous wine selection, we told him we loved antonori wines which he had a bottle in his collection just brilliant. We were so full as we had not only 3 courses but gifts from the chef also we literally could not move at the end of it but we visit the algarve at least 5 times a year and we will definetly be back, a lovely evening with great food and wine and service which was just 5 star.

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

A small Italian restaurant on a side street with a neon outside sign. A welcoming host who was determined to serve you with what he considered best - and he wasn't wrong either. No pizza, which was a surprise for and Italian restaurant. The anti pasta was a treat with cappacio of meats in sauce, asparagus, almost pizza on breads, coronation chicken (strange one), salads and bread sticks. A large plate of spaghetti frutti de mare for main was very pleasant but lacked clams and mussels, although in fairness the menu didn't promise them either. A pleasant, cosy ambience and at 40 euros each (with much good wine consumed and coffee) not too bad on the value front. The kitchen was visible (just) from the restaurant and looked well organised and clean - a rare commodity - and a great night was enjoyed by all.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

What the restaurante Grissino serves is quite simply Italian food done brilliantly well, which is possibly something to do with Andrea's Italian adventure? Though, a meal here is not simply about the food, but the warmth of both the decor and Piero, the restaurants charming owner. Here the family have built something special, a superior dining experience that is propped up by delicious plates such as truffle ravioli, or veal escallops (something my fellow dinner chose for their main course and made me extremely jealous), and Piero who is partial to persuading dinners into choosing the the dessert 'do dia' (quite frankly, I am glad he did). I spent a lovely evening with two special people, made all the better by great food and atmosphere, graci Grissino.

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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Since Piero's son is back from his training in Italy, the Chef and owner has left the kitchen to Andrea. This change of generations has opened the way to a new era of finesse at Ristorante Grissino. It's location in the center of Almancil (opposite the post office) is very favourable as after 7pm there is plenty of free parking space. The very cosy ambience and the delicious real Italian food are being rounded off perfectly by the rich wine list which includes not only good Portuguese wines, but also an excellent choice of Italian reds and whites.
Don't miss out to make a reservation as the place is very sought after and you probably won't get a table. Besides, if you call a day prior to your reservation order some Focaccia bread. It is home made and comes warm with a wonderful tuna dip.

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Reviewed May 29, 2012

We were having a bad night when we visited this restaurant in May 2012.
Ten minutes before arriving I received a text from good old Easyjet informing us that they had cancelled our return flight two day later- also my wife was feeling under the weather and didn't fancy much to eat....oh joy!
Anyway, what could have been a miserable evening turned into a very good one thanks to Grissno. The chef made my wife a vegetable soup which was the only thing she wanted - she said it was excellent. My meal was great, as well. Highly recommended.

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Thank Jackwh1946
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