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“Fresh, authentic Italian in Rozelle”
Review of Il Grappolo

Il Grappolo
Ranked #2 of 66 Restaurants in Rozelle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I've loved on the Balmain Peninsular for 14 years and never been to Il Grappolo. It's tucked away in Balmain Shores, not visible from Terry Street as you drive through. But since the Union Street cafes have opened up I am in the area a lot. Il Grappolo has come onto my radar and everyone is recommending it. We had to go. It is a modern yet traditional Italian restaurant with Italian staff adding to the authenticity. Warm for a winter's night but there's outside seating for the warmer seasons. The food is authentic Fresh Italian - delicious, no surprises or innovations but great, traditional Italian dishes. We had crispy coated calamari with a mayo dip and cucumber side (delicious), three dips: Sun-dried tomato, olive tapenade and pesto with plentiful crostini; gnocchi Napoletana and Penne Arrabbiata (tomato & chilli sauce). Sizeable portions - so we the penne was popped into a takeaway! It's BYO which is a deal-breaker for us in a neighbourhood restaurant. Definitely recommended.

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3  Thank Andrea F
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

The food here is top quality. Great Service ! Menu is really trendy and the chef comes up with very original ideas

1  Thank 204nancyf
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food, great wine and the service was brilliant!
Not much else you can ask for... we had the home made rabbit gnocchi and stuffed zucchini flowers and they were absolutely amazing!

Will certainly love to go again.

1  Thank Francesca0308
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Had lunch for my son's birthday. Adult party of 6 on a Saturday. Very friendly waitress. Great menu as well as specials. Reasonably priced for us. $50 per head with some entrees, drinks and desserts. No complaints other than parking, but that's nothing to do with the restaurant.

2  Thank BCcody
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

1 hour 50 minutes to get 2 pizzas delivered 600 metres down the road... cold and hungry! A shame the delivery is poor

Thank Will1985
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