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Ristorante Il Grifone

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Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
49292008
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Haven't been here for a couple of years and decided to have a visit. As usual it was very quiet, I have no idea why but people seem to pass it by. Was welcomed and seated with no problem, had olives for starters and a pasta main, really nice food, the maitre de was helpful and wanted to ensure we... More 

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Thank Craig M
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here tonight because we can depend on the food and service. We come up from Sydney once a month and is our go to restaurant for dinner. Tonight my husband started with the sardines he said best he had eaten. I had the calamari superb. Then stuffed pasta with spinach ricotta and rich ragu and I had scallops... More 

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Thank Sue B
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this review

The whole team is very appreciative of your review, a great boost to their morale and for whole us to keep up to costumer's expectations . We look forward to welcoming you soon again. Many Thanks ! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has the best Italian food I have tasted in a long time. I had the squid ink pasta and wish i had ordered the large serve it was so delicious. For dessert I ordered tiramisu which topped off the meal. My sister had the salmon which was a generous size and cooked to perfection. The waitress was very... More 

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Thank Ikeyp
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and so glad to hear we lived up to your expectation. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here few times for lunch, great food, service and top view of the working harbour. We had veal cheeks and grilled perch.....amazing value!

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Thank RC R
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this review

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate at Il Grifone with my wife. Wonderful atmosphere and superb Italian food. Roberto, the owner, great chef. We had the papero and the pizzaiola, delicious. Vast selection of Italian wines. Great value!

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Thank Geremia P
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this review

Thank you very much, it's great to hear this from another Italian native! Look forward to see you again when you are next in Newcastle. More 

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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The service was great and the food was delicious. Great wine selection. We ate prawns, duck, calamari and scallops with squid ink pasta followed by crepes with strawberry and liquor. Beautiful waterside setting and reasonable prices for this trendy location. Recommend highly

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Thank Sue B
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this review

Thank you very much Sue, look forward to see you back here soon. More 

Cessnock, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Work dinner for friend leaving. Waited ages for our main meal. Some ordered entree so we had to wait till they finished. Then wait some more. It was worth the wait though.

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Thank Charmaine C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Ate at Grifone several times while spending six months in Newcastle, sometimes with colleagues and a couple of times on my own. Generally good quality standard Italian fare. Waiting staff seemed to change frequently but the service was normally good, with only the odd glitch occasionally.

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Thank Pajar
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and very sorry to hear our food didn't excited you. I would very much appreciate if you could make the time to put your suggestion across to me so to make your future visit more enjoyable. More 

Newcastle, Australia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We have lunch at Il Griffone every now and then, never disappointed. Beaumont St offers some kitschy Italian, but this is the real deal. Have the sardines as an entree, and squid ink pasta or anything off the main menu. We're surprised it isn't filled during lunch hours, most of our Italian friends rate it highly.

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Thank mareeS55
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this review

Glad to hear of your appreciation for authenticity ! More 

Newcastle, Australia
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We have dined at Il Grifone several times for lunch (their lunch specials are tasty and great value), last night was our first dinner visit. We've never had a bad meal or bad experience at this attractive harbourside restaurant. Service, as always was helpful and friendly without being overly in your face. It's also really pleasant to enjoy sitting in... More 

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Thank Di2300
il grifone i, Owner at Ristorante Il Grifone, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant and glad to hear you enjoyed it. I'm sorry to hear you find our dinner menu pricey, we try to be as competitive as we can, unfortunately the view and product quality contribute to the price. We look forward to welcoming you back with a fresh glass of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?