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Ristorante Il Grifone

Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
49292008
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible16%
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was walking through honey suckle for dinner and stumbled upon this restaurant, now I can not wait to go back. Service was very friendly, food was amazing - the side dish potatoes with pancetta and onion is a side that must be ordered, and the...More

Thank Emma M
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Emma ! We'll be waiting for you with our special limoncello.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a great location with harbour views. Main meal was very tasty as expected at these prices. Dessert was mediocre to say the least but still cost $17. They only had one waitron to serve the whole restaurant so we had to wait...More

Thank Casper V
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, however stories are best told as they are! Your order was taken at 8.56 and your bill paid at 9.07=41minutes Your order was 2 pasta and 2 desserts. Yes there was a delay in processing another costumer credit card, this sometime happens with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & had a very relaxing & pleasant lunch.We enjoyed the waterfront view & quite surrounds of the restaurant.Service was very good.I really liked my main meal. It was named Pollo-deboned chicken filled with mushrooms & seasoned pork meat,porcini risottino! Crispy skin perfect. Hubby...More

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

Hurray!! Great to hear and hopefully we can do it all over again soon....ohhh and happy belated birthday to your husband !

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner on a sunday night. It wasn't a busy night but the service was still pretty slow. The meals needed seasoning badly. My husband is a chef so i thought he was as just being picky but mine was too bland...More

1  Thank Shannon H
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, I have no explanation to your comments. I don't claim to be a master chef but I have been in the industry for 50 years, obviously according to your husband I haven't even learnt how to...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Walking past this restaraunt the menu caught my eye, the inside looked inviting and when I entered I felt well looked after. Travelling for business means you often eat alone and the staff here looked after me well. A tasty meal and nice wine....plus great...More

Thank Mark H
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Thank you very much mark !

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, excellent wine and service. The entire experience was divine. My only suggestion would be to bring a finger bowl for the amazing and delicious seafood dish 'cacciuccio'.

Thank Gypsydownunder
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you very much and please accept my apologies for the missing finger bowl that is unforgivable ! We have a couple of new staffs, even though I had made it clear at the induction.

Reviewed 26 August 2017

We have been here two times recently. The menu provides a good choice of Italian cuisine. Everyone in our party choose different main courses. Each plate looked good and everyone enjoyed their choice. Overall the service was good. There were obviously some new starters but...More

Thank Neil H
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you Neil we appreciate your dining knowledge, this is our out most reward ! See you soon

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We continue to be amazed by the lower level of patronage and lower rating levels abasing this restaurant as we have to say all of the food and service is usually top notch. Only issue for dinner last night was that they ran out of...More

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il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you. You are quite right about the risotto and mineral water, it is a shame, as you can imagine most of our supplies are imported so maintain authenticity and with that we face the risk of being left short at times, not something that...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We had a family party of 25 people to celebrate a baptism and 1st birthday for our grand-daughter. Roberto and his team made the planning easy and the whole experience exceptional. We had drinks and canapés in the sun, and shared entrée and main meal...More

Thank Kym P
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you so much Kym, the team and I are happy to know we contributed to make your special occasion a memorable one.

Reviewed 29 June 2017

We eat here at least twice a year, wish it could be more. The food is always excellent and Roberto will go out of his way to please all culinary tastes. All the pasta is homemade and would highly recommend the duck risotto and the...More

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