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“Good food, poor service yet again”

Il Grifo Ristorante Pizzeria
Ranked #20 of 78 Restaurants in Montalcino
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 24 - USD 32
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Friendly local in Montalcino a few steps from the central square. Tuscan cuisine with homemade pasta and grilled meat of choice. Pizza for lunch and dinner.
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Each time in Montalcino we come back for nice lunch and get good food and poor service and deja vu yet again, such a shame but I think we're done with giving them out business as clearly don't care enough to improve over 4 years since our first try.

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Thank David J
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

My wife and I were vacationing in Montalcino recently and wanted some straight-forward, affordable local pizza on our first night here, and this place delivered (pardon the pun).

Their pizza oven isn't wood-burning, but their crusts were cracker-crisp and flavorful. We ordered the "piccante" with mozzarella di bufala, and I had the "primavera" with bufala, arugula, olives & artichokes. We looked through their wine list (very extensive selection of local wineries) and didn't want to spend much this night so opted for a cocktail and by-the-glass selections. Since their glass selections rotate often, they serve them will little tags attached to the stems and write the wine name and vintage there (see my photo).

Service was friendly and efficient with a front & back waiter taking care of the small-ish dining room. We would definitely visit again when back in Montalcino.

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Thank Mark L
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We went for a simple lunch, the buffalo mozzarella and rocket combo on mine was lovely and the base was perfect my partner had four cheeses. With a house red (named) and a large beer and of course water, it came to 30 euros. Very good value

Thank Yorkshirecats
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Husband had his first ever calzone (folded over pizza) and loved it. The filling was with tartufo (truffle) and was delicious. Staff we’re particularly friendly and chatty. And it was here that we discoveed Crodino - an alcohol free drink that was not sickly sweet - very useful when you've just given up drink! Waiter told us also about San Bitters which we then found in shops and which were equally life saving when you can't drink the local vino.

Thank janeinrye
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We've been in Italy for a week and all the restaurants, even the touristy ones, have been very good to fantastic, until this one. The 22 euro bottle of wine was awful...in Italy! I'm not sure that it was the one we ordered. We couldn't finish it. The 8 euro bottle from the grocery store was far better. Strangely, the waiter asked us to pay for the wine separately from the rest of the check. The pizza was okay, but the mushrooms consisted only of the stems. Very disappointed.

Thank Shawn M
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