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“Wonderful from start to finish”
Review of Il Grappolo Blu

Il Grappolo Blu
Ranked #328 of 2,824 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$114
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
Description: BENVENUTI AL RISTORANTE IL GRAPPOLO BLU Il Grappolo Blu is a cosy authentic Italian restaurant located in the centre of Copenhagen . The restaurant opened in 1999 and has since 2003 been listed in the Michelin Guide. Chef and owner Alfredo Franco will expand your idea of what the Italian cuisine has to offer . He has uncompromisingly searched into the heart of La Cucina Italiana : Quality , Raw Materials, Simplicity and Taste . "My goal is to serve authentic Italian food and great wines for our guests and to give them the feeling of dining in italy. I would like to give the a piece of my Italy, while visiting us " - Alfredo Franco Owner and chef
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had a fantastic experience at Il Grappolo Blu! They of course have great food, drink, ambiance, and decor, but the highlight is their wonderful staff. Valerio (server) and Mae (host) were the cherry on top of the wonderful sundae that is IGB. They made us feel as if we were guests invited into their home. That’s what a dining experience should be!

Food: We had the Capricciosa pizza (Pizza with tomato, mozzarella, ham, mushroom, olive, artichoke), the Crocchette di baccalà (Baccala Croquettes), the Parmigiana di melanzane (Eggplant Parmesan), and the Linguine alle vongole (Linguine with Clams). Everything was on time, and on target. Flavorful, perfectly seasoned, fresh ingredients, and lovely presentation without being overly complicated. Simple and delicious like home made comfort food!

Drink: We had a glass of wine each from their huge list, as well as a house Limoncello at the end which was absolutely perfect!

Ambiance / Decor: It’s a beautiful and proper restaurant inside and out, but it’s not intimidating or stiff or stuffy by any means. The chairs and candle-lit tables were very cozy, and the line of bottles and casks around the perimeter of the dining room was a nice touch. IGB is fit for a night out with your partner, or with a big group of friends. This was evidenced by the final two parties in the restaurant being myself and my partner, as well as a group of 10 singing and commiserating on the other side of the dining room (which probably seats a maximum of 40 people). We ended up joining in with the sing-along and Valerio and Mae were having a laugh as well!

Staff: I can’t say enough good things about the staff, especially given the circumstances. We came in just 5 minutes before they were scheduled to close (yikes!), and Mae was very happy to have us and treated us like it was middle of the day. After Mae sat us, Valerio’s service was impeccable. He was very knowledgeable, accommodating, and graceful. Again, they made us feel like we were guests in their home. We got to chatting with both of them at different points in the meal, and they were so genuine and warm. They made our experience at IGB a lovely time indeed.

Highly recommended!

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Thank AJ C
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a 7-course menu which was really delicious and well-prepared. Moreover, the restaurant is very cosy, the waiters very friendly and accomodating. This restaurant is definately a visit worth if you are in the mood for authentic italian food. In addition, Il Grapolo Blu has an excellent and well-equiped wine cellar where you can taste very good wines which complements the food excellently. In addition, the waiters are very knowledgeable about the wines as well as the food.

Thank Jacob M
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Thank you May-Britt, Peppe and Alfredo for an amazing BBB night with you. The 3 B's stands for Beer, Beef and Brunello. What a great concept to explore the ultimate taste of Italian gourmet food and wine.

We started with an ice cold Peroni and home made crispy pizza bread.
Then Peppe carefully prepared the two first Brunello di Montalcino's (See the picture from right to left) which were served together with Alfredo's amazing tuna tartare with fresh truffles and truffle mayo.
Then we had super nice and tasty Ravioli with 3 different mushrooms and truffles.

For the main course, Peppe had prepared bottles of 1997 Gorelli and 1995 Pietranera, which both were a fantastic and powerful experience.
They perfectly matched to the tender, tasty and large steaks, which were served with different Italian sides.

The dessert (chocolate cake with ice cream) was served with a 1994 Fuligni, and concluded our Brunello tasting experience at a high level.

Peppe gratefully shared his extensive knowledge and passion for his Brunello wines, and we enjoyed the wine cellar tour at the end of the night.

Fantastic evening at Il Grappolo Blu and highly recommeded for wine and meat lovers!

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Thank Simon N
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

Thanks for one of the best food experience we ever had. WAUW. Superb food comes to mind. And the Brunello, the old lady from 2000, was one of the best Italien Wines ever. both in flavour and taste.
The food was prepared to perfection, great taste and all together good quality.
The service was warm and welcoming, relaxed and enthusiastic.
Im certain we´ll be back soon.

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Thank Lonech
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The silver hawk decided on this little Italian for our first night in Copenhagen when we visited with the hawks mum. The chefs wife really is a star and upon arrival it was realized that they didn't have our booking , a table was soon found i shall say in the left restaurant ( the restaurant next door - same kitchen but decor a bit different )
We started with a glass of bubbles on the house god the mix up . The food is very good - the aubergine Parmesan which is a family favorite is rustic and the taste is great .
Do not be put off by the rustic dark wood decor - service excellent followed by really great food .

Thank TheDoodles2014
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