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Ronnie Grisanti & Sons Rstrnt - 22 Reviews - 2855 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN - Local Favorite Reviews - Phone (901) 323-0007
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Ronnie Grisanti & Sons Rstrnt

2855 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 323-0007
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I have eaten at this restaurant several times over the last couple of years and have always found the food to be excellent (Chicken Parm is a Fav) and the service to be consistan...


Many other italian resturants much better, including the grisantis at embassy suites Pros: red sauce Cons: snobby, expensive

We're done with the Grisantis 8/1/2009

My wife and I had a good experience here over a year ago and wanted to try it again. It was a stark contrast this time. It was Friday night around 8pm and the place was only half full. We were seated by a waiter who progressively became more absent as the night went on. The food quality has definitely deteriorated in the past year. The calamari looked and tasted like it was fried from frozen and stuck together - not fresh and it was $10! Both of our dishes (sea bass and veal saltambocca) were completely substandard. The veal looked like it was premade and hidden under way too much sauce (I guess you can try to cover up bad food with a lot of sauce). The pasta was overdone as well. To say that the service was unattentive is an understatement. We decided against dessert after we hadn't seen the waiter for 30 minutes. The bill was $95 and I felt like a could have done much better at the Olive Garden. Pros: Nice bar. Cons: Service, price, quality more

Special Date ruined 2/13/2009

We were celebrating our Valentines Day a night early. We had a babysitter (rare). I called early afternoon to see if we needed reservations. I was told that if I only had two in my party, it would be NO PROBLEM getting right in. I am pretty sure I talked with the owner. more

Great Italian Food 11/12/2008

I have eaten at this restaurant several times over the last couple of years and have always found the food to be excellent (Chicken Parm is a Fav) and the service to be consistantly top notch. Pros: Great food, pleasant dining experience Cons: A little pricey more

I Blame Only Myself 10/17/2008

I think the only reason this restaurant does any business is that people think they like to pretend they're rich, even if they have to eat mediocre or bad food to do it. Pros: parking Cons: service, ambience, food, price, freezing more

Cant stop coming back 10/17/2007

Grisanti's is by far the best Italian in the city. It is my #1 place to bring a date as the wine list is quite extensive and the price isn't nearly as high as it could be. 2/3 of the time Mr. Grisanti will come out and shake your hand as you exit the restaurant. The atmosphere screams comfort and it is as romantic as you could want it. The waiters definitely know their stuff and the bartender is all class. If you love Italian food, you owe it to yourself to try your favorite Italian dish at Ronnie Grisanti & Sons and dare them to make it the better than you've ever had before. Pros: Atmosphere, food, staff Cons: no reservations more

Locals don't know jack 8/21/2007

It looks like most of these reviews are coming from locals to the Memphis community. more

SUPERB customer Service! Good food all around! 2/24/2007

From walking in to walking out My husband and I had a WONDERFUL experience. We were immediately seated by the young lady who was to be our waitress. The Menu looked absoluetly scrumptios. Being new to the restaurant, the waitress explained the staples of the menu as she took us on a ""Menu Tour."" After going over the nightly specials, she continued to assist with pairing a bottle of wine with our entree and salad selections. I had the Veal Marsala and my hubby dove in for a Veal Chop, and we each had a different salad upon her reccomendation. After dinner, she delightfully went over all of their fresh handmade desserts. We didn't really know what to choose, so we let our waitress bring us their two ""best"" desserts. FANTASTIC! All of the recommendations were excellent, wine was top notch, and service was superb. I will return with my hubby in the near future, and make sure I ask for the same waitress to ENSURE a wonderful experience! Pros: Service, Service, Food Cons: Parking more

An awesome restaurant!!! 5/13/2006

I been here once and really enjoyed it. The service was great and the food was fantastic. I had the steak stuffed with gorgonzola cheese - it was awesome. Pros: Steaks, Service Cons: Price more

first time was great 12/3/2005

I really do not care for Italian food but my wife loves it. Well, as you might have guested I still have to go. We came from Mississippi to eat here, I was not all that happy about this. (I would have rather gone to Como Steak House). I found that we were seated by the owner of the restaurant, this is very not Memphis. I was very impressed by everything there. I don't know where some of these other people went to eat, but I have now gone back atleast 6 times. When we go out to eat I always want to go here, My wife will tell you this is the only place I want to eat in Memphis. Pros: owner usually there, Inexpensive, great food & service Cons: none, none, none more

One of Memphis's Best 5/19/2005

After living in Memphis for 3 years, I have found Ronnie Grisanti's to be one of the best restaurants in town. We recommend it to everyone and no one has been disappointed/disagreed. The wait was long but we were taken care of at the bar and the food/service was worth it. You cannot go wrong w/the Shrimp Elfo-it is wonderful. I make the recipe at home and it is always a hit. Enjoy! more

Dissagreeing with the above complaint 1/16/2005

Im very sorry but I have to disagree with the review above I have eaten here and it was amazing we were immediately seated. Then we were served with appetizers shortly followed by our main course and then dessert. I love this restaurant and can't wait to go back. Oh yea the food was like none other in the city you will be amazed just give it a chance. Pros: Decent parking, Great taste, Hospitality great more

Delizioso!! 2/9/2003

Atmosphere great although a little noisy. The salmon pietro was scrumptious, and brought leftovers home for next day.....still good. Service excellent, but it did seem it was forever before our dessert was served. As we were sitting next to the kitchen door, someone in our party opened the door to remind them we were waiting. No problem; plus the dessert was worth the wait. Can't remember the name, but was something caramel with sort of a bananas foster-like sauce....yummy. Our family is looking forward to a gathering there for our daughter and fiance's rehearsal dinner in May. All in all a good experience. more

filet filet filet 1/2/2003

ronnie and his boys have THE filet in memphis. gorganzola cheese stuffed inside a nice juicy is the best. we don't eat here all that often, but when we do, we know that the food will be outstanding along with everything else ronnie's has to offer. more

overpriced hometown italian 1/2/2003

Many other italian resturants much better, including the grisantis at embassy suites Pros: red sauce Cons: snobby, expensive more

Best Food In Memphis 12/15/2002

I eat here about 3 times a month. The food is always wonderful and the waiters are always there when you need them. Ronnie always makes sure that you have the best time when you are eating at his restaurant. Pros: Best Servie, and food, Great Atmosphere, Great Location Cons: There are none more

best italian in memphis 12/4/2002

Being fans of Italian food we were looking forward to sampling the best that Memphis had to offer, we were very dissapointed, the food was OK'ish but the overall night left us greatly dissapointed! extensive specials list - great but why can't they be written down with prices ($24 for a raviolli is expensive) our appetisers arrived several minutes apart (and there was only 2 of us!) main courses arrived on cold plates, the food was not really hot to start with either bread sticks, whatever happened to traditional Italian bread? verdict - expensive, poor service Cons: reservation for 6+, expensive, poor service more

My Ever So Fabulous Review 11/29/2002

Great Food, love the atmosphere, the only thing I had a problem with was when my boyfriend and I went in we were put at a table in the back corner just because we were young. Pros: Romantic, Excellent Serice more

The food and the atmosphere is outstandi 11/26/2002

The food is excellent. My husband proposed to me there. They serve some of the most incredable manicotti. It is the best Italian in the city. Pros: nice atmosphere, great food Cons: no reservations more

Great Food and Service 9/6/2002

Ronnie Grisanti's resaurant is one of the finest dining establishments in the United States. I travel alot and have dined in just about every state in the U.S. and I have yet to find a dining establishment that can match what the Grisanti family is delivering to the Memphis community. more

Authentic Italian 9/4/2002

The food and the service here are always awesome. They offer the freshest seafood in town. They also have a fabulous wine list. A favorite place of mine for dinner. A must try when you visit Memphis!! Pros: professional service, fresh seafood, Impeccable wine list Cons: no reservations are a more
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  • The Scene
    This first-rate Italian eatery has a cozy, welcoming atmosphere. It's only one of the Gristani locations, a family-owned restaurant that's provided Memphis with excellent food...

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