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Il Grottino

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Via della Cava 7 | Vicino parcheggio di piazza della Rocca, 01100, Viterbo, Italy
+39 0761 290088
12:45 - 14:30
19:45 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 12:45 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 19:45 - 22:00
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105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Il Grottino di Ercoli is a fine dining experience near the piazza del populo in Viterbo. A restored ancient celler houses upscale fare and formal service. The house wine is excellent. We had rabbit in madeira sauce and lemon veal. Prices are high, but the menu is top notch. Even in the off season, Il Grottino has local customers, a... More 

Thank Friedrich B
Sandnes, Norway
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This was an complete enjoyable lunch. Central in Viterbo this gave us everything you expect from a top restaurant! Service, food, wine, interior, comfort, atmosfere... A top place for couples.

Thank Stein Erik A
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Just walked in after shopping in Viterbo for a morning. Pleasant cool a/c interior and very welcoming owner manager . Not formal at all at lunch as other reviews would suggest. It's not a pizza place but the food was modern Italian using good local produce. We had osso bucco done on the Roman fashion without a gremolata, very good... More 

Thank LorezoLondon
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Both the food and wine were superb but do make sure you book particularly for dinner at weekends. A lot smarter and more formal than the other restaurants we ate in - with handwritten menus (an English menu is available) and helpful staff. The antipasto is truly delicious and one is more than sufficient for two diners. Once tried, you... More 

Thank Hilarywears
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Having just come home from a 5 week tour of Spain and Italy, visiting Madrid, Florence and Rome I would have never thought that the best meal of the trip would be in a place like Vitebro We went to this restaurant because it was close to our hotel. To our surprise and delight the food was superb - especially... More 

1 Thank 727george
Rome, Italy
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Once again TripAdvisor didn't let us down ... If in Viterbo Il Grottino is the lace to go. The decor is typical of the restaurant's name ... The little cave... The lighting and background music perfect. The service and the timing of the courses ... Excellent. and what about the food ... ? Hand written menu with a choice 6-7... More 

2 Thank MCami61
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We were disappointed in our meal at Il Grottino. One of our starters was poorly prepared (seriously raw pasta -- not al dente, but hard -- it would have been good if properly cooked), and one of our mains (osso buco) was simply unpleasant. Our B&B host recommended the restaurant, and it seems clear that others have had a different... More 

2 Thank ADPRM
Lausanne, Switzerland
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2014

We have just come back from a meal at Il Grottino. The restaurant deserves the highest accolade: We had two set menus, delicious and fantastic value at 23 euros plus one a la carte for Sunday lunch. We had the pasta with guanciale which was delicious and then the pork filet with rosemary and sage - delicious and excellent quality.... More 

Thank Moosymooster
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

I had an amazing time in Il Grottino, which is located near the center of the lovely town of Viterbo. The food was the best I had in Italy, since it based on the traditional Italian dishes but had different kind of surprising "twists" to it. the price was fair and the service was great, as the owner speaks English... More 

Thank ozrich
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2012

I only had a like a snack, gnocchi di patate with a pumpkin sauce. Dumplings were very nice, sauce a little oily. But still good. The price was very good, too, and even an English menu was available. Interiors of the place fine, standard, maybe a little overdone. Staff friendly, trying their best English. I dont think you can do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$28 - US$45
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:45 - 14:30
12:45 - 14:30
19:45 - 22:00
12:45 - 14:30
19:45 - 22:00
12:45 - 14:30
19:45 - 22:00
12:45 - 14:30
19:45 - 22:00
12:45 - 14:30
19:45 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Cava 7 | Vicino parcheggio di piazza della Rocca, 01100, Viterbo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Viterbo  >  Viterbo
  • Phone Number: +39 0761 290088

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