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Ristorante Il Grifone

Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
49292008
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible17%
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“fritto misto” (4 reviews)
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the ragu tortellini pasta for starters and the duck for main. Cost a pretty penny for what seemed like a very authentic menu. The pasta was definitely fresh, but the parcels were full of water which made the sauce average, although I'm not...More

Thank Kateface87
il grifone i, Manager at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Your bad experience has not been reported to me, please call me at the restaurant as soon as you can, if you won't call me will treat this review as fake and will ask you to take it down. However if you do know Italian...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

We did a simple walk in when were visiting Newcastle on a Sunday night. The place was quite busy and there was only one wait staff. To her credit she went flat out the entire night. The meals were spot on and the time taken...More

Thank DaveMcd01
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Thank you and glad to hear you didn't suffer of any delays, it isn't easy to forecast the future !

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Not sure if we dropped in for either late lunch or an early dinner but the food was very nice. The HMAS Newcastle came into Harbour just as we started and we had the best view from our outside table. I had the stuffed pasta...More

Thank Brendon Y
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I visited this restuarant last night. We ordered an entree and two mains. We received our entree of Olives after half and hour and waited for another hour and a half to find out our order had been lost. So we left...More

Thank SydneyNic
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

EXAGGERATION IS UNDERSTATEMENT and your assumptions are incorrect

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We went here to celebrate a joint birthday and am always a little surprised to see it is not as full as some others along the honeysuckle strip. Every time we have been here the food has been great as well as the service. Tonight...More

Thank 153cherylw
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank you for your kind review it is a great boost to all staff to keep up the good work. I'm not sure what the explanation is of looking less patronised than other venues, may be because we are a restaurant and not a cafe`,...More

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I always find the time to eat here on my visits to Newcastle. The service is excellent, they have my favourite Australian shiraz and will happily tuck it to one side for me to come back to another night if I don't finish it. I...More

Thank Craig M
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Happy to know we could please please you during your visits but sorry to hear we won`t see you again here. Wishing you all the best!

Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Walked along Honeysuckle Drive and decided to try this restaurant. It was the only one with no customers, which would normally put me off. We had the squid ink tagliolini, tagliatelle bolognese and the funghi side serve. All three were delicious! The service was great...More

Thank Alison T
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

I'm glad you took the gamble and glad to hear we pleased you. There goes to show we don't all sell to the higher demand.

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Very pleasantly surprised. We all enjoyed our meal, very well cooked and presented. Our table was set outside enjoying g the harbour views. Great food, good service what else can you ask for. Would certainly recommend to give it a try.

Thank Mary M
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Great to hear we helped making your pleasant . Thank you

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This was an absolute disaster and an example of how any business should NOT be run. We waited for nearly an hour and a half without getting either our, nibbles, or wine. When I complained the waitress asked me to sit down! Avoid this place...More

Thank Roger P
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

We don't tolerate erratic behaviour nor swearing to staff! When you sat down even before we could show you to a table, the waitress inform you then of the half hour wait before we could process your order. I will admit to have taken 15...More

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I just had lunch at this restaurant. He ordered the beef cheek which he said was nice but not enough to fill him. I ordered the grilled fish which I couldnt eat. It came served with a very small garden salad which...More

Thank nellygirl71
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

I am sorry to contradict you in regards to frozen perch, so much so that I would be happy to send you copy of invoices to reassure you of the freshness. From my past experience frozen fish loses it's consistency therefore becomes quiet soft and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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