About Il Grappolo
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.
- Monday Closed
- Tuesday 17:00 - 22:00
- Wednesday 17:00 - 22:00
- Thursday 17:00 - 22:00
- Friday 17:00 - 22:00
- Saturday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00
- Sunday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00
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!
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!
The Service from the established team and the quality of the food once again reached the high standards that this restaurant delivers on a consistent basis
Good menu, great food and the service was wonderful - efficient and unobtrusive. Pleasant atmosphere. Chef and staff very accommodating for special dietary needs . Would highly recommend.
Delicious Italian food, fast friendly service and good atmosphere. Homemade pastas were amazing with very generous portions. Didn't make it till dessert, maybe next time!
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.
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.
Last night was the second time we have visited Il Grappolo. On both occasions the food has been superb, the service excellent. Will definitely return (often).
The food was great, and the staff very accommodating - they recommended an excellent Italian wine to complement our meal, and they offered to take the amazing semifreddo dessert we ordered off the bill to compensate for running out of one of the main courses we ordered. Would definitely recommend to others.
Il Grappolo never disappoints. Astrid and all the staff are amazing. The food as always, amazing! If you never been, do yourself a favour and go.
Have visited Il Grappolo several times since moving to the area. The food and service has been consistently good. Planning to "introduce" more friends to this restaurant next week
The hidden gem of the Inner West. The food is amazing along with the service and atmosphere. I come here often with my family and we are always made to feel very welcome. Cannot rate this restaurant any higher.
The food is exceptional and beautifully presented. Very family friendly situated in a lovely part of Sydney. Staff are very friendly and professional. Hands down one of the best Italian restaurants in Sydney.
this place has it all, the friendly staff, authentic Italian food that the whole family loved and great family atmosphere. we could not recommend this place highlight enough and will be back soon.
I thought the experience and the food was good. It was difficult to get the staff's attention at times. We did also find that the restaurant was a little loud inside. Generally very good. Thank you.
Great food- good selection - well priced wine list -attentive staff (not overpowering) - affordable prices- hard to find but well worth the effort -will definately go again
Great service. Reservation went smoothly. No hassle. Beautiful italian restuarant. Lovely dessert options and tasty pizzas. Recommend for a quiet romantic meal or a catch up with friends
Ready to book online and instant feedback. Restaurant confirmed booking . Restaurant up to its usual high standard. Great atmosphere and food was outstanding and service friendly
Visited on a busy Saturday night. Service was excellent and the wait for food was not too long. Pizza and pasta was exceptional! Great wine list also.
Great food! Great atmosphere! Great little local restaurant with a good variety of food. Service is good too. Not too expensive either. Will definitely go back!
Always great food and staff are lovely with small children. Have been coming here for years and it is always reliable. Would highly recommend this restaurant
Great atmosphere and food. No rush to eat and leave; very relaxing. Prices are very good and byo is great to keep the price down. Excellent
Always enjoy going there. Food is excellent and service is fantastic. Very kid friendly. Thanks for a great meal. Would always recommend and would always return.
Excellent meal and service thank you. My 4yo loves gnocchi to the exclusion of all else and they customised their dish for her. Much appreciated.
The food here is cooked to perfection. The service is good, without long waits for food - particularly with kids. Kids menu is excellent too.
Great food, nice ambience, will visit again very soon. I would like to try their pastas next time. I had the pizza which was exquisite
Very busy on Friday night, what a neighborhood gem in Rozelle/Balmain serving beautiful Italian food. It's truffle season and their truffle dishes were amazing! Will definitely go back.
Superb food and the quality is excellent with authentic flavours achieved ...... Restaurant is only a tiny place and parking is simply atrocious . Highly recommended
Lovely food - the three of us thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. The garlic prawns were sensational. Keen to go back and try additional dishes very soon!
The Scallops and panchetta highlight. Reasonably priced and good ambiance. Should book as it can get busy. Ragu and tiramasu also very very good. Will return
We are a family of six so the menu had a good variety ...The eggplant pizza was very yummi . Service re drinks a bit slow
Great food served with genuine friendly Italian service Kids had pasta and pizza, adults seafood and steak. All were cooked fresh with additional interesting flavours
Very enjoyable. Staff are friendly and the food and wine are very good. Recommend early dining with children as it is quite an intimate restaurant
This place is a hidden gem. We enjoyed an amazing steak, fresh pasta and wonderful calamari. We will be back again soon. Lizzie :) Rozelle
Service was excellent. The meals had great ingredients but the execution was lacking. The stuffed zuchinni flowers were too oily and the batter too heavy. The sauce and condiments on the john dory let the dish down.
Service is only reasonable. Ambience is good. Food is quite good. Price is good. So it is worth a visit. Our wine was excellent priced @ $37.00.
Service was good- could have been more welcoming and friendly. The food was average. I expected more from past reviews. Is a nice environment for dinner.