We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice addition to Warwick”
Review of Grappa Ristorante

Grappa Ristorante
Ranked #2 of 63 Restaurants in Warwick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: When Driton “Tony” Sylaj came to the USA in 2000 he dreamed of owning his own restaurant. Tony was born in Kosova in January 1983. Upon arriving in this country his first goal was to obtain a degree. He attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and received an Associates Degree in Restaurant and Hotel Management. Tony began as a dishwasher in a small Italian cafe and gradually worked his way up to bus boy, waiter and then captain. He became the front of the house manager and then started to develop an interest in food preparation. He began as a prep cook and ultimately became head chef. His culinary background leading to Grappa is quite diverse. He has cooked and managed restaurants with the Hilton and Ritz Carlton hotels as well as Yonkers Raceway and Casino and the Surf Club Catering Hall. All of these experiences confirmed his goals and dreams. He wanted to own a restaurant of his own that featured exceptional food, an intimate atmosphere and a staff of courteous, hard working professionals. Grappa Ristorante is that and more. Ten years of hard work and commitment have allowed the dreams of Driton Sylaj and his partner, Nick Ahmetaj, to become a reality in Warwick Valley, New York. A long way for both from Kosova.
Reviewed 25 February 2012

I have eaten here several times, and have always had a very good meal. Wide menu.

Thank CIH26
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (247)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

214 - 218 of 247 reviews

Reviewed 12 January 2012

Excellent food and wine selection. I would love to host a bridal shower here! very elegant.

Thank HoneybeeNY
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 December 2011

Clams casino appetizer was absolutely horrible. It tasted like they were marinated in liquid petroleum and dirt. My entree of italian sausage over pasta with "grappa" tomato sauce was the worst thing i have ever tasted.
My wife's surf-n-turf was no better. The over cooked lobster tails came with no butter sauce for dipping (there was actually no butter placed at our table at all) and the steak (requested to be cooked medium) was so over cooked you could barely cut it with a knife. The taste was like cardboard and had no flavor whatsoever.
A complete waste of getting and paying a babysitter and of a night out.
DO NOT EAT HERE!!!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
3  Thank dont-eat-at-grappa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 December 2011

Smart aleck waiters think they are clever but are insulting. Food is ok, nothing special. Another semi-Italian place. I wouldn't go out of my way.

4  Thank 123roof
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 November 2011

The food was pretty good, but our waiter never came to see if we needed anything else or if we were happy with our meal. It took a very long time to get the check. Tables were nicely lit with candles and nice atmosphere.

1  Thank Jane D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Grappa Ristorante also viewed

 

Been to Grappa Ristorante? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing