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Ristorante Il Grifone

Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
49292008
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible16%
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“sardines” (9 reviews)
“perch” (3 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning food. Especially enjoyed the special on offer of clams with home made pasta, the other two courses we had were equally enjoyable, fresh ingredients cooked with care. My husband topped the evening off with a lemoncello drink made by the chef, which he thought...More

Thank MandTB_13
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much, happy to hear we made your night an enjoyable one

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we sat down, the atmosphere, the service and the view were all fantastic. Our waiter for the night, Mario, was polite and friendly, nothing was too much trouble, the food was delivered quickly and was absolutely delicious.

Thank Michael H
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great news! Thank you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and staff,great location, I'd recommend this to everyone, whatever food styles you like.

Thank MARTY T
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 15 January 2018

Dined in for a Sunday dinner with family. Sat nice and quickly, first drinks ordered, though from here it got sloppy. Two waitstaff were handling the floor for the most part, though it was easy to tell they were not experienced with fine dining. Entrees...More

Thank Ellen M
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You are right, it's always the bad things that stick anyone's mind. 45 minutes wait for the entrees???

Reviewed 11 January 2018

So I have mixed feelings about this restaurant. Italian, the menu read well and the setting is good, not far from the water and in the evening it has a lovely ambiance with mood lighting. We were told that there were no tables available when...More

Thank YassieG
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

MEA CULPA, MEA CULPA ,MEA CULPA Is the best way to train new leavers by showing no merci? Has anyone being able to run and not stumble the first few steps? Entrees are what the word says, an introduction to the meal not enough to...More

Reviewed 8 January 2018

First of all thank you to Marco for taking pity on us on a very hot day and opening 15 minutes early so we could have a cold drink. Secondly thank you to Roberto the owner for allowing Marco to seat us. We had the...More

Thank chamboNsw
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you ! Our biggest reward is to know we've have pleased you. See you soon.

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Visited for dinner with friends. Had to ask for drinks (weren’t offered at any point). Entree took a while, but mains took at least 40-45 minutes to come out. The GRIGLIATA DI MARE (which was advertised as King prawns, calamari and fish fillet char grilled...More

Thank ilandrew02
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Drinks were offered and refused on 2 occasions, the wine bottle was consumed and you were asked if you wished another but refused and then later changed your mind that is why empty glasses were getting removed. The restaurant has 140 seats, to you it...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Had some drinks and nibbles with friends here and it was great. Drinks quite good and olives fresh and tasty. View is great and service already very good. Recommend it.

Thank Marco L
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately this type of restaurant should not try to Max the dollars at special occasions by trying to do what they aren't, set menu was good food but very small quantities, eg dessert 3pieces of a sweet cake thrown on a plate to share between...More

Thank baybarista
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

$110 pp for a 4 course dinner inclusive of aperitif is not capitalizing on special occasions, our menu with prices is on the website, these are our regular prices. 'The food was good but very small quantities' I don't claim to be Gordon Ramsey but...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017

This place is by far the most outstanding restaurant along Honeysuckle. The steak is crazy spectacular as is the salmon and the pasta, and dont leave until you have tried the Limoncello, ah mama! Even the chef sat down with us later on in the...More

Thank Katie G
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you Katie! So kind of you, your review fills our hearts with joy and stimulates improvement. Look forward to your next visit.

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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
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
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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