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Ristorante Il Grifone

Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
49292008
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“sardines” (7 reviews)
“fritto misto” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking past this restaraunt the menu caught my eye, the inside looked inviting and when I entered I felt well looked after. Travelling for business means you often eat alone and the staff here looked after me well. A tasty meal and nice wine....plus great...More

Thank Mark H
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much mark !

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food, excellent wine and service. The entire experience was divine. My only suggestion would be to bring a finger bowl for the amazing and delicious seafood dish 'cacciuccio'.

Thank Gypsydownunder
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much and please accept my apologies for the missing finger bowl that is unforgivable ! We have a couple of new staffs, even though I had made it clear at the induction.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here two times recently. The menu provides a good choice of Italian cuisine. Everyone in our party choose different main courses. Each plate looked good and everyone enjoyed their choice. Overall the service was good. There were obviously some new starters but...More

Thank Neil H
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Neil we appreciate your dining knowledge, this is our out most reward ! See you soon

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We continue to be amazed by the lower level of patronage and lower rating levels abasing this restaurant as we have to say all of the food and service is usually top notch. Only issue for dinner last night was that they ran out of...More

2  Thank 153cherylw
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you. You are quite right about the risotto and mineral water, it is a shame, as you can imagine most of our supplies are imported so maintain authenticity and with that we face the risk of being left short at times, not something that...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We had a family party of 25 people to celebrate a baptism and 1st birthday for our grand-daughter. Roberto and his team made the planning easy and the whole experience exceptional. We had drinks and canapés in the sun, and shared entrée and main meal...More

Thank Kym P
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you so much Kym, the team and I are happy to know we contributed to make your special occasion a memorable one.

Reviewed 29 June 2017

We eat here at least twice a year, wish it could be more. The food is always excellent and Roberto will go out of his way to please all culinary tastes. All the pasta is homemade and would highly recommend the duck risotto and the...More

Thank 974merles
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We had the ragu tortellini pasta for starters and the duck for main. Cost a pretty penny for what seemed like a very authentic menu. The pasta was definitely fresh, but the parcels were full of water which made the sauce average, although I'm not...More

Thank Kateface87
il grifone i, Manager at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Your bad experience has not been reported to me, please call me at the restaurant as soon as you can, if you won't call me will treat this review as fake and will ask you to take it down. However if you do know Italian...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

We did a simple walk in when were visiting Newcastle on a Sunday night. The place was quite busy and there was only one wait staff. To her credit she went flat out the entire night. The meals were spot on and the time taken...More

Thank DaveMcd01
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Thank you and glad to hear you didn't suffer of any delays, it isn't easy to forecast the future !

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Not sure if we dropped in for either late lunch or an early dinner but the food was very nice. The HMAS Newcastle came into Harbour just as we started and we had the best view from our outside table. I had the stuffed pasta...More

Thank Brendon Y
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I visited this restuarant last night. We ordered an entree and two mains. We received our entree of Olives after half and hour and waited for another hour and a half to find out our order had been lost. So we left...More

1  Thank SydneyNic
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

EXAGGERATION IS UNDERSTATEMENT and your assumptions are incorrect

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: 49292008
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