Ronnie Grisanti's

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Since 1909, each Grisanti chef- Rinaldo, Elfo, Big John, David, Ronnie, Alex and Frank- has brought a singular touch to our family legacy in Memphis. Now that I am privileged to become a guardian of a more than century old Tuscan culinary tradition, I make it my mission to create "Antico Nuovo" dishes for your delight in our beautiful dining room. I aim to maintain Italian standards of excellence while bringing my signature and more modern contributions to the Grisanti culinary heritage.

The flavors in each of our recipes are blended with the finest ingredients, simplicity, elegance and love. I pledge that I will protect the Grisanti legacy while continuing to refine my art form. This restaurant is my gift to Memphis, the city that allowed my great-grandfather Rinaldo and our family to thrive and raise our children in the greatest place in the world. Salute!

Con amore,
Chef Judd Grisanti
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MaryG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ronnie Grisanti's is the go to place in Memphis for Italian food. Judd Grisanti, raised in the business and trained in Italy is the best Italian chef in Memphis. The food, ambience and service is excellent.
This restaurant is perfect for business entertaining and celebrations. It is a "can't miss" if you're visiting Memphis and want to try something more than our city's fabulous barbecue.
My families all time favorite is the toasted ravioli appetizer and lobster pizza. The Grisanti's have served Memphis for more than 110 years. I am grateful the next generation is keeping the Italian culinary scene alive.
Also, they are diligently adhering to Covid-19 standards, take out is available.

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vipDaddyMac
Memphis/West TN
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was very good. A bit expensive but not bad.
The service was quite slow this time.
I'm sure that because of COVID-19 restrictions they were a bit below their usual.
I still reccomend Ronnie Grisanti's for excellent dining.

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vipStevenS
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Accidentally started at Frank’s place not Ronnie’s. I was disappointed that they wouldn’t take a veal chop and pound it out into Veal Milanese for me - I had called the day before and spoke to a man who said he would put it on my reservation. The excuse was that the chef was not working that night and he was the only one who could authorize it. For anyone not familiar with Veal Milanese, it’s a simple process to pound the veal chop flat, dip it in egg wash and bread crumbs, sauté both sides, then sprinkle top with arugula, cherry tomatoes and Parmesan — not a difficult recipe as you can see. You would think that restaurants would be more accommodating especially in these times to encourage repeat business.The appetizers were good, but not great, service was attentive and atmosphere was nice. My girlfriend ordered manicotti but nothing very special or flavorful. Not sure what it was we both ate, but both our stomachs were gurgling afterwards. Unlikely to return.

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vipRobertE
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service! Our waiter, Andrew, was amazing from start to finish! Definitely will return!

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vipMattS
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in Memphis in my opinion and love the people who work there! It's a place that welcomes you in and really cares about not only the food, but the overall experience you have while they are taking care of you!

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BRADD
Memphis/West TN
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as it always is!! Newly added grilled octopus and grilled oysters with crabmeat and bechamel sauce are extremely good! I’ve never had anything here that I didn’t like 110%!! Also the new artichoke ravioli and stuffed chicken with artichokes is really really good!!

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jerryw
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great and very authentic Italian. I always gauge a place on its red sauce and theirs is perfect

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AmyD
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The tuna appetizer was fantastic! The tuna was tender and the sauce was tasty! The salad I had was equally great. The fried green tomatoes were perfect. The portion size was nice. My friend and I split the Elfo Special, a pasta dish with shrimp. Although the shrimp was cooked properly, this dish was disappointing. It was so bland-no taste to it at all. I would have thought that the sauce was not put on it except that the noodles were heavy with a thickness that must have been the sauce. I would recommend going to dinner here, just don’t get the Elfo Special that is on the pasta menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service

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WHS007
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly, food was excellent, overall a really nice restaurant. First time there. Definitely will go back

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BrandiB
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

When we arrived the hostess said they didn’t show a reservation under our name. I showed her the confirmation on my OpenTable app to which she replied “Hmm, let me see what I can do”. We were seated 1-2 mins later. Issue here was we had put special instructions regarding why the was a special occasion for us on the reservation, which ended up never being seen, bummer. Okay, rocky start. Once seated, we waited 9 minutes to be greeted by our server, or any of the many people walking past us. Our server seemed rushed, not very engaging. We ordered one cocktail, one glass of wine, a soda for my son, and the Toasted Ravioli appetizer. The appetizer arrived within a timely fashion, our drinks were a few minutes behind the appetizer. It took our server several minutes, after us finishing our appetizer and most of our drinks, prior to returning and taking our dinner and second drink orders. My husband ordered a salad, the New York Strip, and two sides. My son the Rolling River pulled pork pizza, and I Asparagus soup and the Manicotti. We also requested dinner bread at this time. The bread arrived at our table with olive oil and balsamic vinegar on a separate plate. Our second course arrived after we finished our bread, both were great. Different people, including the floor manager stopped by to clear dishes. Our main course arrived at the perfect time. Highly recommended all three dishes, the pizza may have actually been my favorite! Our server stopped by about 3/4 way through the main course. He asked if we had received our second courses because he was unsure. We finished our meals and sat waiting for dessert options for 16 minutes. The manager and food runner stopped by to clear the table and offered to box my sons pizza. I requested the check, due to the wait, our want for dessert had passed. Overall the food was amazing and the service subpar. We will not be returning unfortunately. You can get good food anywhere, the experience is what should set you apart.

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BRADD
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!! New menu items are awesome! Had the new grilled oysters with crabmeat and grilled octopus and the artichoke and cheese ravioli with grilled shrimp! My girlfriend had the new bruschetta with shrimp and the new stuffed chicken breast! Everything was incredible and clean and safe! Everything from the food to the wait staff and management and owners and Chef Judd is 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!! Best Italian restaurant in Memphis!

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vipKeithS
Memphis/West TN
20 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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BRADD
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good food and service! Authenic and everything is made there fresh! Service and atmosphere is always great! The staff always make you feel right at home. Leigh Anna is a great server/bartender! Remembers your name, what you drink, eat, etc... Highly recommend for everything from business meeting to dates and celebrations! Can't wait to go back!

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vipCvilletravlr
Memphis/West TN
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Food was spot on with terrific service and ambiance.

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vipLadybug
Memphis/West TN
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and delicious food!

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vipmemphismimi
Memphis/West TN
22 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had our family with 10 and had a great dinner!

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vipFoodiefamily
Memphis/West TN
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite place. The food is exceptional, the service is wonderful and the ambiance is perfect.

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Foodie1
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food were great!

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vipTCashion
Memphis/West TN
19 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Both entrees were outstanding! Not only were both prepared to perfection, but the servings were more than plentiful. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our waiter Ross was superb. Will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! The food was great and the service was exceptional! Can’t wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my friend celebrated our GALentines there and had a wonderful time! The food was amazing! We will definitely be back :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always an amazing experience at Grisanti’s. My girlfriend and I have come here for several occasions, and they never disappoint. Incredible food, and awesome, friendly service.

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Car13rrr
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as nice as Franks. This is not the old Ronnies...Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Crammed two top tables very close together for Valentine’s Day weekend. Could overhear other tables conversations easily. We finished our meal quickly and left. Food and service was good, but ambiance ruined it. Gave feedback to manager.

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vipvaleriaD
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Nothing memorable unfortunately. I don’t think we’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. The food and service were both wonderful. I ordered the Valentines special, sea bass over rock shrimp risotto. It was one of the best things I’ve eaten in a long time!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

5th year celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had such a fantastic time Saturday night! The service was perfect; the food was incredible. We are already talking about going back. And, I am pretty sure that was the BEST manicotti I have ever had in my whole life.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

A group of people (4-5) stood around the couple’s table sitting next to ya and were so loud my husband and I could not hear each other talk. This went on for at least 20-30 minutes. Staff did nothing.

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BarryB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very romantic dinner with my sweetheart for Valentines Day. Food was awesome as well as the feel of the restaurant! Will definitely come back for more.

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DesireeJ
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time! The food was delicious and the ambiance was even better. This will forever be a favorite for us

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vipNate
Memphis/West TN
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner for Valentine’s Day. Would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Downstairs is awesome !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic! The food was exceptional and the service was exemplary!

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jacintoh
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager is fantastic she is everywhere and takes care of customers. I feel at home and always find someone I know

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vipAndrewW
Memphis/West TN
40 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening and great food.

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pickypickypicky
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I started with a Miss Mary’s salad followed by the frittata from the brunch menu. My husband ordered the bruschetta. The salad dressing was like I expected, but the salad itself was not like this salad from the past. I did not receive any bread with the salad or the frittata. Sides are extra. I thought the meal was pricey for what we received. They also incorrectly notified Open Table that we were a no show for our reservation. I hope that this restaurant is able to get things right because I want them to be successful. The location is great and so is their history.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, excellent food & wine

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Ronnie Grisanti's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 850-0191.

Ronnie Grisanti's is rated 4.7 stars by 164 OpenTable diners.

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