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Grapes Original

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Via Dei Pescatori 7, 00073 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
+39 06 9302 0889
11:30 - 03:00
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Showing 18: English reviews
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are here for a while in Italy and my husband was going through BBQ withdrawal ! Our cousin told us about this place, so we went to check it out. It's not bad ! The owner is from Philadelphia and opened up ten years ago. He does a great job at BBQ , especially since most of the ingredients... More 

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wales, uk
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were a party of 18, as soon as we were seated we were treated like royalty. Tony brought out a selection of fantastic wine. The men tucked into 28 year old steak, which was appreciated by all. Children enjoyed southern fried chicken by the bucket load (one portion would feed 3 children)! Dessert was fab, home made carrot cake... More 

Thank picabar
Rome, Lazio, Italy
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Grapes is a must for craft beer lovers and bbq fans, we went there last Sunday and Tonino is a great host, we became quickly acquainted with the 20 taps of craft beer and cider before settling into a huge portion of smoked ribs, a fantastic burger and some chips all washed down with gallons of the good stuff!!! 20... More 

Thank John N
Frascati, Italy
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Ate here this past Saturday along with four others. After reading t.a reviews, must say we were a bit leery. Turns out a good time was had by all. Expected mediocre service our young waitress was must mannerly and acommodating. We ordered a vast spread of various fried bits to start. Were pleasantly surprised to see that everyting was fresh,... More 

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North Canton, Ohio
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Our group of friends came here for dinner and ordered ribs and burgers. We literally waited an hour and a half before we received our food. One of us actually had to get up and ask management about it before they remembered we still needed to eat. Many parties that came after us revived the same dishes we ordered! Terrible... More 

Thank andrewchwalik
Rome, Italy
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

The biggest coup this place struck was telling everyone from the get-go -- even when it was great -- that they wanted "the worst" reviews. Now that the quality and service has actually struck rock bottom, no one is the wiser... Anyways. I haven't seen Tony there the last two times and both times, really no good. Cold likely re-heated... More 

Thank FarineFiveRoses
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

The most horrible bier I hv never drunk, junk food and slow service, the place is full of moskitos, lions, monkies and really dangerous animals

Thank Aemme63
1 review
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

Worst restaurant I have been to in Europe. Rude staff, slow service, and stray cats in the restaurant.

Thank Jesskost
Rome, Italy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Eating here was one of the worst dining experiences I've had in Rome. For Easter Monday, friends took me to Grapes for a fixed menu lunch. Our waiter was high and took forever to return to our table (even for Italian standards); for example, it was an hour between getting our appetizer and our primi. The restaurant was only a... More 

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Little Marlow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Tony, you are the best. Yo know how to take care of your customers. It was all perfect. The food was excellent, the service was faultless and the ambiance was great. We were a group of more than 20 people, and NOT one mistake has been made. We were there to celebrate our boss Andy, late birthday. And we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pizza, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dei Pescatori 7, 00073 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Rome  >  Castel Gandolfo
  • Phone Number: +39 06 9302 0889

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?