Tucked away over in Rozelle, Il Grappolo is a favourite among the area's aficionados of Italian cuisine, serving up time-honoured recipes that the head chef and owner Marcus acquired while travelling around Italy, from pizza and pasta to exquisite meat and seafood mains. Located on Terry Street, Il Grappolo draws in diners from all corners of Sydney, so booking a table in advance is recommended.
Sydney has no shortage of great Italian restaurants but Il Grappolo on Terry Street has established itself as one of Rozelle’s best, serving up pasta, pizza and other classic Italian dishes in a setting that is both stylish yet traditional. From Carpaccio di Manzo (thinly sliced Black Angus beef topped with shaved Parmesan, rocket and olive oil) to fried baby calamari tossed with chilli and salt, the range of antipasti on the menu at Il Grappolo is bound to whet your appetite and get your taste buds crying out for more.
You’re bound to be equally as pleased with the main course options which range from hearty pasta dishes like Ravioli di Casa (ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta served with sage burnt butter and cherry tomatoes) to authentic Italian pizzas like the Grappolo topped with ham, eggplant, artichoke and olives, and mouthwatering meat and seafood dishes like the Filetto di Manzo (a juicy grain-fed Black Angus eye fillet served with rosemary potatoes, baby carrots and red wine jus). Vegetarians will find plenty of choices too, making it perfect for a group dinner or special family meal. You’ll find Il Grappolo located on Terry Street – book a table and head on over for a bellissimo dining experience in Sydney’s Rozelle area!
The food is excellent and the service very friendly and helpful. I have been before and we would definitely go again. The standard is always very very high.
Food is always brilliant and great value for money. A stable place for those living in the area
The food was really delicious and well presented. The service and atmosphere were good. We all had a lovely night. I highly recommend Il Grappolo.
Amazing quality and great tasting food made of fresh ingredients, corked to perfection. Delicious deserts. Excellent and very friendly service. Truly enjoyable experience. Highly recommend.
Il Grappolo is always lovely. Despite a lot more competition in the area now, it is still the best & has our loyalty. The food & wine is excellent and the service for eating with small children is outstanding.
We went to Il Grappolo for a Sunday family lunch to celebrate our daughter's birthday. The food was very nice and the servings quite large. The zucchini flowers were as good as all the reviews we had read.
Pasta ragu a favourite plus the gelato. Staff are very attentive and great value for money plus Il Grappolo has a wonderful ambience. Always booked out it is so popular.
Il Grappolo was a fantastic local restaurant with friendly service. The crab stuffed zucchini flowers are a must-have and seafood linguine was packed full of flavours. Will definitely return!
Wonderful food with friendly, efficient, but unobtrusive service. Il Grappolo is an excellent restaurant and we dine there regularly. One of the best Italian restaurants in the Inner West.
Great service, delicious food, a perfect place for our get together. We enjoyed the zucchini flowers and gnocchi (walnut and Gorgonzola), the gamberi pizza was great too with excellent base. We also had Fritto misto and calamari for entre which were also excellent. The eye fillet steak was unfortunately a little over cooked. Will definitely come back.