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Locanda Grifo

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Via Mattia del Riccio 19, 22016 Lenno, Italy
+39 0344 55161
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 20:45
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Mon 19:15 - 20:30
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 14:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
19:15 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 20:45
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North Yorks
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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. It does have its own feel as described in the other reviews but on the... More 

Thank JBMchlachan
Paris, France
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283 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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 staff were friendly and their wine recommendations very appropriate.

Thank Victoire36
Florence, Italy
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327 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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
Rome, Italy
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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 Balbianello also has a most romantic history (and has been the set of numerous movies,... More 

Thank alfcr
Leigh On Sea
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129 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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 sausages instead. He seemed unwilling to let us interfere with his evening so we left.... More 

3 Thank Essexgirlnot
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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
Milan, Italy
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 naturally, wonderful, fresh, home-cooked dishes. The menu tends to be whatever is fresh that day.... More 

3 Thank kerryolsen
Mirfield, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 in a nice way, I cannot speak Italian, embarrassingly, but he speaks good English (only... More 

Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
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 citronella candles they had lined up indoors the problem would have been solved. Definitely a... More 

Thank webber5
England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2012

We have eaten her on couple of occasions & stopped for a drink on others. The place is family run and caters mainly for the locals who turn to have a good look at the tourists then get on with their never-ending banquets lovingly served by the owner or 'Basil' as my children call him! When the weather is good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 34 - USD 50
Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 20:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:15 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:15 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:15 - 20:30
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 20:45
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?