Grissini Italian Bistro
Grissini Italian Bistro
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Grissini Italian Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurantgrissini.com/
  • Phone: 2079672211
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Romann Dumorne
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 35
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary self parking in private lot.
A word from Grissini Italian Bistro
Elegantly casual Northern Italian cuisine. Exhibition kitchen features wood grilled specialties, signature pizzas, homemade pastas, breads and pastry. Grissini's huge stone fireplace, downstairs bar and fabulous in-season outdoor patio invite guests to enjoy Italy in a lovely seaside of Kennebunkport, Maine.
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Grissini Italian Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Humble outside masks gourmet go-to!
    LivLocal
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    We had the duck and a special entre of pheasant. The entire meal was fantastic with the one exception of completely forgettable desert - be sure and forget to order it. This was our first time visiting. Unique décor, perfect lighting, terrific fireplace. We were there for romance but would also be fun for couples. Made us wannabe "foodies" happy. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent in every way
    KitPtdinersVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    My wife and I went to Grissini's to celebrate her birthday, we booked a table for two on Open Table. The restaurant exceeded our expectations. The ambiance, the food, and the service were all excellent. We had a nice table in front of the huge fireplace, and it was a cold March night, so that made it even better. The restaurant was pretty empty but that's normal in Maine in the winter. All in all I'd highly recommend Grissini's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy atmosphere...
    luveatingout
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    The ambiance is wonderful, dimmed lights, fireplace lit, cozy and warm. Had a blueberry martini which was outstanding! The mussels and broth were fabulous, could have made a meal out of that! My husband totally enjoyed his lasagna and upon tasting it, I agree. I had the cod with shrimp risotto and it was fine, nothing outstanding, but good. I found it salty for my taste, and left half on the plate. The honey ice cream was delicious as was my husband's pear/apple sorbet, yum! We will definitely return, think I will have Italian the next time, as I did at a previous visit, enjoyed that more. Very attentive server without hovering, perfect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dad's 80th birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    I hadn't been to Grissini's in years, because I moved away. I was very pleased w/my experience. It was just as good as I remembered. It was a first experience for my parents and husband, and they loved it too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great as always. We love
    Counselorcarol
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Great as always. We love sitting next to each other in a booth, very romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • this was our first time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    this was our first time at Grissini's and we would definitly recommend it to others. the food was great, a very good wine suggestion from the server made our experience very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fair but not Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Salad was delicious and well presented! Main dish was fair. My husband and I had the same meal. His lacked red sauce while mine had quite enough. The cheese on the chicken was not melted like we thought it would be. Service was a bit slow at times.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was our first time at this
    Jodi
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    It was our first time at this restaurant and we would definately go back. The food was very good and generous portions. The decor was warm and welcoming, they had a wall length real fireplace. We were not rushed either.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Wonderful service, timeless surroundings, great food. Grissini balances tradition and innovation. The soup-of-the-day, beet and gorgonzola, was novel, fresh, and hearty. The scallop appetizer is on the menu all year, while always fitted to the season. The caesar dressing and croutons and lasagna noodles and balsamic reduction sauce are made there from scratch, and you taste it. The pizza, the half-chicken, the steak, are cooked with wood, and you taste it. There are several great restaurants in the Kennebunks; for the price, Grissini is the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just what we were looking for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Our second dinner at Grissini. We were seeking a warm atmosphere for a quiet dinner for two. Seated 10 feet from the hearth, this is just what we got. Excellent service and food. Entree took a long time to prepare but we didn't mind. Giving us a free desert as compensation was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Valentine's Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Some of the most delectable swordfish I've ever had, very tasty food overall, well-presented. Service was very good, but somewhat short of 5 star. Definitely will return, definitely enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had dinner for 2 on Valentines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We had dinner for 2 on Valentines day (6pm reservations). Originally set for 7, but easily changed the night before to 6 by a wonderful polite woman (via phone). We had beet soup and scallops for an appitizer; both had outstanding flavors but could have been hotter when delivered to the table. For the main course, we had steak tenderloin and pheasant - again, both had deep incredible multi-layered flavors. The bread and wine (recommended by the server) were outstanding. In general the service was outstanding (as expected). We had a wonderful time and will be back (we usually go once or twice a year but this was our first time using open table).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grissini's - Exceptional Restaurant
    BarbaraVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    We always visit Grissini's when in Kennebunkport...it is one of our favorite restaurants.....so good in fact that this time we went back Tuesday night to have the pizza and a great salad...great place...can't say enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The place is beautiful and
    EaterVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    The place is beautiful and the service is terrific. The chef is accommodating for special requests. The food came out a bit too quickly and the main dish wasn't really hot, but it was good. While the fireplace is gorgeous, it makes the room much too hot.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second time here. Food is
    Corndogdad
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    Second time here. Food is very good but not top notch. Prices are what you would expect for a upscale resturant. Drinks were very pricey. would return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great stop!
    John
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Grissini is a great restaurant that always pleases no matter if you order pizza or many of the dinners on the menu. Lee and staff always there to make sure your dinner experience goes well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner
    localdiner
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Been there several time, each one was a fine dining experience. Highly recommended. Great wine and deserts. Entree's were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fantastic Place to Dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    We have been to Grissini's a number of times and each time has been exceptional. The friendly staff and the fantastic flavors are unforgettable. Highly recommended to anyone who wants a unique dining experience. Grazie Grissini's!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was deliscious~
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Everything was deliscious~ portions on the small side but the taste made up for size :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad experience here party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Bad experience here party of 4 christmas eve first time ever I sent food back it was cold not much better when brought back out of the 4 of us only 1 finished their meal felt rushed, early booking room was cold. sorry could not recomend Locals said if you go have their pizza they are great
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  • We had reservations for 6:30pm.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    We had reservations for 6:30pm. When we arrived we were greeted by a very pleasant hostess who sitted us promptly. The Restaurant was decorated very nice for the holidays and our waitress was very attentive and available. It was a very nice eexperience and I will be a repeat customer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I wish they hadn't removed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    I wish they hadn't removed the polenta lasagna - that was great. Papperdalle a bit skimpy but other pasta dishes full,
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We are frequent visitors to
    GailVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    We are frequent visitors to Grissini's and really enjoy the staff and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have gone to Grissini since
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    We have gone to Grissini since my now 16 year old daugther was 3 and it is a family favorite for us. It has always been a consistently wonderful place to eat and we go each time we visit Kennebunkport. Great menu, nice waiters and always a fantastic experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I found Grissini's in trying
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    I found Grissini's in trying looking for a restaurant with a personal and romantic atmosphere. The location in Kennebunkport is hard to beat for coastal charm but the only thing I was left in wanting was a buffer between tables for privacy. With what I had payed and what I currently earn, I would file it under "special occasion." The food, wine and the service were great... we were greeted with a smile and courteously attended to so I would still recommend this Restaurant for those who are looking for a "special occasion." Their Tortiera di Melanzana (grilled eggplant over pasta tossed in basil pesto) was very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a lovely non-tradional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    We had a lovely non-tradional get-away Thanksgiving weekend in Kennebuckport and Grisinni's was recommended. Everything was very good,not terribly innovative but well prepared. The waitress we had was wonderful, very quietly and unobtrusively changing our table when we were placed in front of a cold window. I would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never had a bad experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Never had a bad experience there. Always great Service and excellent menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had our traditional family
    Counselorcarol
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    We had our traditional family night before Thanksgiving dinner at Grissini and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had our favorite waiter, Steve, which enhanced the experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Grissini is a splendid restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Grissini is a splendid restaurant serving well prepared food. We have dinner there once a year while visiting the area, and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • The bar is downstairs and
    ClevelandparkguruVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    The bar is downstairs and it can be a cozy setting, a relaxing settings or a jumping one. Either one you will enjoy. Had diiner and drinks upstairs. Great Mele salad. Fish was outstanding! Other had pasta and duck. All excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • veal was a bit strange sweet
    Cwsl1616VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2012
    veal was a bit strange sweet potato soup was outstanding
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great wine, grotto
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Great food, great wine, grotto is charming. Dining roo atmosphere could be improved on.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner to celebrate
    Counselorcarol
    Dined on 10/10/2012
    Great dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Perfect table right next to wood burning fireplace. we have been going to Grissini for 14 years and we are pleased with our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I've been coming to this area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/8/2012
    I've been coming to this area for many years and was pleased with the new menu offerings. The old menu from the former owner had become somewhat stagnant with very little variety. Glad the restaurant is back to its former standards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our table of 4 had a really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/8/2012
    Our table of 4 had a really lovely dinner. We had a hard time choosing appetizers and entrees - almost everything on the menu was very enticing. We had one vegetarian in our party, and he had plenty of options to choose from besides the restaurant's take on eggplant parm (the usual vegetarian throwaway at an Italian place). We all enjoyed our meals very much, sharing among the 4 of us. The gnocchi were excellent, as was the duck breast. My entree of veal picatta was very good as well. The staff did not make a fuss when my first glass of wine was not acceptably enjoyable and comped me for the second glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nous ne pouvons manquer l'occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Nous ne pouvons manquer l'occasion de prendre un lunch de fin de soirée au Grissini à chacune de nos escapades à Kennebunk ou Ogunquit. Nous le faisons depuis probablement son ouverture et pouvons affirmer qu'il s'agit de l'un des meilleurs restaurant de la région... qui plus est... demeure ouvert toute l'année! Sincères remerciements aux propriétaires et personnes en charge, plus particulièrement à cette charmante dame qui nous acceuille depuis le tout début de nos escapades dans la région... Je n'ai malheureusement pas son nom mais elle gère le restaurant comme si elle en était le propriétaire!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good italian restaurant!
    CaptainRob
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    We had a very nice meal at Grissini's. My wife had the salmon and I had the veal piccata. Both very well prepared. Service was excellent. They were very welcoming. Recommend it.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great italian food. The pasta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/2/2012
    Great italian food. The pasta dishes we ordered were great. They give you an amazing bread basket to start off. I also recommend they bourbon cocktail called "fumare". Our server Marco was great and I believe he had a good time as well.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Grissini has great food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Grissini has great food, a warm atmosphere and exceptional service. The menu offers something for everyone. Whenever I am in Kennebunk, I make sure to eat at Grissini.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Food good, atmosphere great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/26/2012
    My wife and I went on a wednesday night. We ordered only a few dishes to share: a salad with goat cheese and apple, the carpaccio, a large order of sea scallops and a pancetta pizza. I thought the carpaccio was the stand out. The beef was flavorful and thin enough to almost dissolve in the mouth. The scallops were good. The best scallops both explode in flavor and melt simultaneously when bitten. These ones weren't like that. However, they were soft without being chewy and well-flavored. Our server was clearly new. However, overall the service and atmosphere are of the very top quality. Given the price and that the food is not what makes this place distinctive, we will reserve this restaurant for entertaining out of town guest
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet