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Locanda Grifo

Via Mattia del Riccio 19, 22016 Lenno, Italy
+39 0344 55161
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good47%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
10 Jul 2017
“mixed experience..”
13 Apr 2017
“Characterful restaurant”
Closed Now
Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Via Mattia del Riccio 19, 22016 Lenno, Italy
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We had a rather mixed experience at Grifo. We ate there for lunch and a few days later for dinner. For lunch we tried the fish antipasti and through that got a good overview of the styles of local fish and flavours on offer. As...More

2  Thank WernMachine
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We dropped in on this restaurant on impulse and had a very honest meal ... pasta with tomatoe or ragu as a pre main and Perch in breadcrumbs ... the food tasty, the salad was especially good and a good mix of locals and tourists....More

1  Thank JBMchlachan
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located off the road just before the entrance of Lenno and does not look anything special from the outside but the "inside" is great: antipasti were original and tasty and my "spaghetti al ragu" perfectly cooked with a very good sauce. All...More

1  Thank Victoire36
Reviewed 16 June 2016

A local restaurant, has some outdoors seating and proposes a nice service/food selection. Nothing fancy or special but good solid food.

Thank Stalflare
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Lenno is a small, beautiful town in Lago di Como, and you want to go there if you want to visit Villa del Balbianello, arguably the most beautiful and dramatic villa in an area famous precisely for not having a shortage of those. Villa del...More

1  Thank alfcr
Reviewed 13 June 2014

This was recommended by our travel agent- I can only assume its his brother! We had a similar "Basil Fawlty" experience to a previous reviewer- we booked and arrived to a deserted restaurant. The Owner shrugged and said "we only have little fish" and offered...More

3  Thank Essexgirlnot
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Family run restaurant - great food and friendly service. It was like eating with friends and the food was great.

1  Thank Ken M
Reviewed 26 December 2012

My work as a journalist has taken me to many restaurants around the world, and as someone who now calls Italy home, Del Grifo is the Italian dream. The local spot is genuinely that: Family run, orders taken by the owner, cosy, attentive service and...More

4  Thank kerryolsen
Reviewed 1 September 2012

With nothing else to offer in Ossuccio we stumbled past this place whilst out walking one evening. Stopped for a drink and enjoyed a quiet drink outside, surprisingly low prices for the drinks. So called again on another evening. The owner is a little strange...More

Thank Nicholas T
Reviewed 28 August 2012

We visited here because our favourite restaurant was closed for the evening. You can sit inside or outside under the trees. We choose outside because it was so hot and promptly got eaten alive by the bugs! If only they had put out all the...More

Thank webber5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 35 - USD 52
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Mattia del Riccio 19, 22016 Lenno, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Lenno
  • Phone Number: +39 0344 55161
  • E-mail
During summer and spring you can enjoy your lunch or dinner in the outdoor garden where you can taste the local specialities into the shade of the lime-trees. Inside dining room is warmly decorated with local kitchen utensils. During winter we organize theme dinners and events. Dining room inside can hosts up to 50 people and garden outside can host up to 40 people. The restaurant also has a characteristic cellar with exposed stone and with a wide choice of wines.
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