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Ristorante Il Grifone

Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
49292008
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“sardines” (7 reviews)
“fritto misto” (4 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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1 - 10 of 153 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank 153cherylw
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

Thank 974merles
Reviewed 26 May 2017 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 27 May 2017

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 23 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

1  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 Alisono979
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.

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Restaurant Details

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