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Enoteca Il Grappolo

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££ - £££
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Via Pertossi 7, 28041, Arona, Italy
+39 0322 47735
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16:00 - 00:00
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Mon 16:00 - 00:00
Wed - Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 12:15 - 01:00
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Fort Worth, Texas
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grappolo is an excellent restaurant and the owner is a great guy. English is fluent and the service is great. Every meal I had was fantastic and a small/friendly environment.

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Thank BCHP
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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301 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a super place small people are very friendly and food is incredible. We where lucky to have a spot at lunch around 13:00 the place was.! Wine list endless and very interesting. When you visit Arona have lunch or dinner there but make a reservation!!

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Thank Frank v
Arona, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

[English below] Sono cliente di questa enoteca-ristorante da più di dieci anni. Ambiente raccolto, servizio impeccabile, menu sempre vari e interessanti (occhio ai dolci!), cucina accurata, scelta delle materie prime di alta qualità: insomma un posto in cui si torna e si ritorna con grande piacere. A questo si aggiungono la carta dei vini e le selezioni di formaggi: entrambe... More 

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Thank amcarnelli
Medford, Oregon
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128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The location is really quaint and it definitely points to the strong suit of the restaurant: its wine selection. In fact, the wine list and the beer list very largely outweigh the menu, that is notable for very few entries. That is usually something that I consider very positively, but in this case it offers precious little to those who... More 

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Milano
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I went there with a group of friends. Amazing food, really welcome place. The staff good. The cheese was one of a wind, all the salads and pastas really good. Recommend

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Thank CatarinaSofiete
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place, good wine, food could be more refined. And speed of service should improve. Apparently a local hero, and very good guy. Did however not see a lot of finesse in the kitchen. Wine is up to par.

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Thank Theo V
Geneva
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328 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Lovely ambiance friendly service. Good menu choices, we sampled the most delicious risotto which was perfectly cooked. We were too ambitious and ordered 3 courses (excluding desert), don’t do it! Next time we would go for their meat or charcuterie selection (which are enormous) and then the delicious risotto. Great wine. We even bought some excellent Prosecco to take home.

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Thank Ian S
Burlington, Canada
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260 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Stopped in here on the recommendation of a friend and was very impressed. They focus on in-season and locally sourced ingredients. The food, service and ambience were all excellent. Highly recommended as a great place to eat in Arona.

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Thank DrillerBurlington
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This place has it all! Great service, food, wine, and atmosphere. The owner Stefano is so friendly and filled with a wealth of knowledge of wine to pair your meal perfectly. With a quick email he always has a seat for me and my guests. It is the go to spot for all my friends and family who visited.

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Thank Amanda G
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We were the first customers of the quiet and rainy night but soon the place was full. Really friendly and personal service by the patron himself, superb risotto after which we skipped the secondi just as he predicted. This is an enoteca so the wines served with every course were splendid, even when we took them by the glas. Nice... More 

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Thank Erik M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$44
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:15 - 01:00
Monday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:15 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Pertossi 7, 28041, Arona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Arona
  • Phone Number: +39 0322 47735

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?