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“Excellent, again”
Review of Grappa Ristorante

Grappa Ristorante
Ranked #2 of 65 Restaurants in Warwick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: When Driton “Tony” Sylaj came to the USA in 2000 he dreamed of owning his own restaurant. Tony was born in Kosova in January 1983. Upon arriving in this country his first goal was to obtain a degree. He attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and received an Associates Degree in Restaurant and Hotel Management. Tony began as a dishwasher in a small Italian cafe and gradually worked his way up to bus boy, waiter and then captain. He became the front of the house manager and then started to develop an interest in food preparation. He began as a prep cook and ultimately became head chef. His culinary background leading to Grappa is quite diverse. He has cooked and managed restaurants with the Hilton and Ritz Carlton hotels as well as Yonkers Raceway and Casino and the Surf Club Catering Hall. All of these experiences confirmed his goals and dreams. He wanted to own a restaurant of his own that featured exceptional food, an intimate atmosphere and a staff of courteous, hard working professionals. Grappa Ristorante is that and more. Ten years of hard work and commitment have allowed the dreams of Driton Sylaj and his partner, Nick Ahmetaj, to become a reality in Warwick Valley, New York. A long way for both from Kosova.
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Third time at this beautiful restaurant. The setting is that of a Tuscan farmhouse, with Andrea Bocelli singing softly in the background. The food is amazing, the service very good, and the prices, though not cheap, are reasonable for the quality and the setting.
I had the Caesar salad and the branzino, which was out of this world, excellent as another time that I had it, the best anywhere. My wife had the escargots, delicious, and the scallops, also very good.
The combination of the romantic farmhouse setting, the music and the quality of the food makes this a most enjoyable experience. This is by far and away the BEST restaurant in Sussex, Orange or Rockland Counties. Nothing else comes even close.

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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We had a nice dinner here. The wives both tried the lobster ravioli special and liked it. I had the tuna over spinach and my friend had another seafood entree. Service is friendly and professional. Great place to go with no surprises or disappointments. Very centrally located in downtown Warwick.

Thank CJLNYC1962
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We were in the area on vacation and knew about Grappa from a previous visit. It was just as good as the first time we were here. The service was wonderful as was the food. A couple of us ordered off the menu - chicken scalloppini with pasta and is was delicious. Everyone loved their dinner. The house wine was surprisingly good. I had the Chianti and I would order it again. We were there on a Monday night and by the time we left, it was full. Make a reservation!

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Thank kjcosco
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

I don't understand some of the harsh reviews about this place. I've been here twice and liked it a lot. It's good eats.

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Thank Bruce C
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

This place does everything right. It's not just part of the Warick restaurant scene but it really stands out.

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Thank AndyB10918
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