Ronnie Grisanti's

4.7
63 reviews
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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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What 63 People Are Saying
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KK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Fun and wonderful staff. The restaurant was well appointed. Overall a great experience.

CC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food was delicious and our servers were very nice & did a great job!! I will definitely go again!! I wish I had ordered a Italian dish instead of the salmon! It was good. It I know the Italian dishes would have been better!
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T
Memphis
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Family birthday celebration. First time visiting this restaurant. Really, really enjoyed everything. My only tiny issue is the lighting. It was hard to get our eyes adjusted to the low and almost orange tinted light, but everything else was great. Elfo Special, manicotti, veal saltimbocca, chicken parmigiana, toasted ravioli, calamari...excellent.

s
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The fish was tough because it was raw. When it was brought back the sides were cold. The staff was not particularly concerned

RM
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Our first time at Grisanti’s was at a late lunch several weeks ago. At that time, we would have given all 5’s. On Saturday evening we were seated at the same booth so we could compare each visit equally. The noise level was out of sight. It ruined our second visit so we won’t be eating dinner with you again. We will however, give lunch another try.
Too many patrons squeezed into a small restaurant. Eliminate some tables or increase the square footage into the next door address. As always, great food & service!

AS
Birmingham
21 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meal with exceptional service. Found the light level a bit low, but manageable and the noise a bit more than necessary. Both are more than offset by the flavors and attention to details in service.

F
Memphis
31 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Tiffany very accommodating and entrees and desserts all excellent!

M
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, drinks and service!

SA
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

enjoyed a long lunch with friends. Everyone enjoyed the food and the service was very good. The level of noise was reasonable and allowed for conversations.

GG
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy for dinner and recently had out of town friends for lunch and came to Ronnie’s , everything was perfect!! One of our very favorite restaurants!!

KK
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday dinner and our server Chloe was FANTASTIC! Service was great, food was delicious, and we will definitely be back!

D
Memphis
38 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Staff is very attentive. The lobster pizza was excellent and my husband loves the manicotti

BP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good as was the service. Very attentive and professional

CA
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Italian food and good company must be a must for golf enthusiasts, because this restaurant was packed with shorts and polo shirts. This is not a dog or complaint just an observation. The staff was still very nice and attentive even with the restaurant closing an hour before we sat down for our reservation. Out server Sharon was great, the other wait staff checked on us throughout our dining and someone was always a gesture away from helping. The food was great from the fresh oysters to the Elfo Special.

FedEx classic weekend did not stop Girsanti from doing a wonderful job.

E
Memphis
23 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service!

B
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ronnie Grisanti’s is a great place for special occasions....celebrated my husband’s birthday; Chole, our waitress was very attentive..helped us to select perfect wine...my favorite entree is Elfo special and it did not disappoint; husband had complimentary cheese cake for dessert... superb...we’ve visited 3-4 times and always excellent...we highly recommend...owner is so friendly....

BG
Memphis
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT in every way! I asked Randy for a quiet table & a great server because it was one of BFF Bday ~ a very special woman! WOW & WOW .... I LOVED everything & so did they thanks you~ we will be back!

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server, Patricia, was very good and we give her 5 stars for sure. The hostess was not friendly at all. Kind of a bummer upon arrival. The food was good. Prices were elevated compared to similar restaurants. Overall a good experience.

RR
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated upstairs and were delighted to watch a walking tour of Rome in the television screen while dining. Our waiter, Brad, gave incredible service and was helpful when we had difficulty making decisions about our order.

AM
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. Our server, Chloe, was very attentive.

P
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really a nice dinner in all respects. Staff is very courteous and concerned that you are properly satisfied.

CD
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the new restaurant. Will be back many times. The only reason not 5 stars on everything is the raw oysters were room temp and not chilled. Everything else was wonderful!

SQ
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Servers and staff are top knotch!

DQ
Memphis
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Top notch restaurant that knows what it takes to take care of its clientele. Food was fabulous. Service impeccable. I’ll be back for sure!

OT
Memphis
30 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was absolutely delicious, just as I remembered. We are long time fans of this restaurant since its original location and have followed it as patrons to its various new locations. We have always been impressed with the taste of the food, it’s just incomparable. However, I’m a tad disappointed that the Pollo Parmagiana didn’t include angel hair or spaghetti any longer, you have to add it as a side so it drives the cost up quite a bit. Otherwise, the service was a bit slow. We were upstairs and that seemed to make a difference in how long it took for some reason.

C
Memphis
36 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always !

RW
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. We really enjoyed the pasta dishes and the veal piccata.

l
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing but compliments! The food, service, cleanliness, and friendliness of staff was exceptional

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious meal. Noisy

DT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great 'go to spot' for consistent quality service, food and beverages. Booths are very accommodating and tables are amply sized. Prices are ok... not a bargain but not outrageous either. Conversation would be a bit more enjoyable if there were some soft surfaces to absorb noise....

k
Nashville
33 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! We were in a hurry to make a movie and our server was most cooperative. The food was delicious, and we really appreciated having both the lunch AND brunch menus available.
I used an Open Table dining reward for the first time - for me and the restaurant! The hostess? manager? was very accomodating and helpful.
I will be back!!!

TH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time and it was such a great time! Will be back for sure!

NH
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service and food! We had a lovely meal and experience.

b
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Abit dark inside. Will request a booth with light next time.

TC
Memphis
21 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were cordially greeted by Randi at the host stand. She pleasantly took us to our table and told us Andrew would be serving us. Andrew arrived and was thorough and pleasant as well. The food ordered arrived timely and was to temp and delicious. I think this is my new favorite Italian dinner spot!

SG
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE this restaurant. The food and service is always excellent and we appreciate that everyone from management to bartenders to the wait staff remember us from prior visits, which makes us feel so welcome. It is definitely our "special" place.

D
Memphis
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

This was my first time. Wow the bar was packed and our booth was perfect. Our server, Lianna, was excellent as always with her popularity in restaurant and bar scenes in Memphis.
The baby wedge was outstanding with the right amount of bleu cheese, bacon and more. I ordered the mezzo mezzo. Great portion but slight on the ravioli. Taste was bland until i put enough salt and parmesan. Needs improvement for sure. Otherwise a delightful evening. Good luck. Memphis needed Judd back in this much better environment.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service! Love this place!

VK
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

EVERYTHING WAS GOOD, BUT THE NOISE LEVEL INSIDE THE RESTAURANT WAS VERY HIGH AND MADE TALKING TO COMPANIONS DIFFICULT.

JT
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Grisanti name on the sign leads to high expectations & Ronnie Grisanti’s did not fail us. Great menu selections, fresh & interesting specials, nice wine by the glass selection with a healthy pour.
Music on the patio was a step up from cover songs and a drum machine.
Our server was attentive without being intrusive, thank you Chloe!
The personal touch from management was reminiscent of dining at the original Grisanti’s where John greeted everyone.
Relaxed upscale dining without crazy prices, yep Ronnie Grisanti’s has you covered.

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