Ronnie Grisanti's

4.7
281 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to sit at the bar so we could celebrate our birthday but also watch the baseball game. The bartender that night was absolutely great! She was so kind and friendly and we truly had a great time.

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vipMaryS
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

We made a reservation in advance and they a restaurant full of wonderful tables yet we were put in the back and had the selection between the table with paint chipping off the wall by the server station or the table by the restroom. In our opinion those tables should be reserved for walk in patrons. We had an out of town guest in and it was not impressive to be escorted to the last tables in the restaurant.

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vipJenniferS
Memphis/West TN
16 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was perfect. My Sea Bass Special with Risotto was amazing.

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LindaS
Memphis/West TN
34 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ; server was outstanding!!!!

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vipRobertW
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend dining here but only if you prefer great food and excellent service.

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Vicki
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Extremely loud at first

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TimothyK
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I will not be back- could get the same food out of the freezer section at Kroger.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rita was our server she was knowledgeable and offered great recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We walked in for our reservation and 2 ladies were at the front counter. We were not properly greeted just asked do you have a reservation? Since when did hi welcome to ___ do you have reservations seem too much to expect? Anyway this was me and my wife’s first time in and they sat us in this dark corner table next to the bar and didn’t have Ben have a server just the bartender who was tied up trying to make drinks for the entire establishment so needless to say our service was terrible. Wrong food brought out first. And when the did get it right it was all wrong. Food temp was off. Taste was bland. Drinks pretty much empty the entire night we were having to catch her attention just to get simple things like silverware for my wife to be able to eat her food. We won’t be giving this place another chance it was just too many bad things in one night especially for a first time visiting.

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vipTomH
Memphis/West TN
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual!! Ronnie’s NEVER disappoints 👍Thank you! Tom and Suzanne Harvey

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LindaK
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to Grisantis! Service is always congenial, food delicious and wonderful ambience. Love it!

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LuciM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! I should have known when I read the menu, written in perfect Italian. The ambience is beautiful including a mural of Lucca, where some of my people are from! We had the burrata and the octopus as appetizers, and my husband had the tuna in squid ink and I had the veal piccata. Delicious. Wonderful service by Isabella and Laura, and manager Randy gave us a wonderful history of the place. Best night of our vacation yet!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation at 7:30. They said they were waiting on our table to be cleaned. We were not sat until 8pm. Did not receive our drinks until 8:20pm. By 8:30, our order had still not been taken. So we left.

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vipTheLast1
Memphis/West TN
105 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shame on me for not going sooner! Ir was so very good!
Will be back for lunch and dinner and lunch and dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I had taken a picture of my plate!
The red fish with red pepper risotto was
Probably the best dish I’ve ever had in my life!
I felt like I was in Rome!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food was cold and was not good. We had reservations and were taken upstairs to a table that faced a wall. The waitress was nice. She was new. The toasted ravioli had not been toasted and was not even warm. We have always been a fan of Grisantis. But will not be back to this location.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No wait upon arrival. Beautiful restaurant, ambiance was bliss. The server was very well versed in the menu and it was a plus. The food was exquisite. Definitely will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

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vipnecie
Memphis/West TN
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is cool and cozy. The food is divine , also love love the bread!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lobster on lobster tower was so tough could not cut and room temp, not cold
Halibut was bland and a bit mushy
Server never stopped to check on food until she picked up plates and the ask how was halibut to which we replied mediocre... no response.
Very disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great Italian food at great prices. Randi is always there working the floor and interacting with her guests. A Memphis Staple!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, great food.

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SusanR
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian! Above average appetizers and salads - good wine list

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic like always

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vipDavid
Memphis/West TN
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Server put in the wrong order. Ended up having to wait twice as long for our food. Waited on the food, wrong order put in, take food back, had to start all over again. They comped the drinks, but when you have to wait that long, you almost don’t care anymore.

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vipA0488
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

We were disappointed on the food, the chicken was over cooked and the risotto very salty. We told our server about the dish and she just said sorry but offered no solutions. We moved on to dessert which was just mediocre. Not coming back.

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vips123
Memphis/West TN
43 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

As huge fans of authentic Italian food, we were excited to visit Ronnie Grisanti's based on its excellent reviews. Unfortunately, the food was not to our taste... The soup was unpleasantly spicy (Tuscan cuisine?!), toasted ravioli were dry and the accompanied gravy wasn't delicate enough to save the dish. Veal escalopes were fried to death. Puttanesca was too soury (olive brine?). One can tell that there are great intentions in the kitchen, but the execution is a bit on the heavy side and could use some balancing... Other than the food, the place looked and felt great and the service was perfect.

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KevinM
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food - actually it was TOO MUCH food! What a delight and problem to have that gave us the opportunity to enjoy our meal again the next day. Can't recommend the Eggplant Parmesan enough!

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vipMissCQ
Memphis/West TN
34 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tamara was great! She makes the best Cosmo,too! Meal was perfect!

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DocQ2B
Memphis/West TN
21 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had reservations and they got us to our table almost immediately. Started with cocktails apricot sour was Devine my wife said. Toasted ravioli appetizer was good. Soup special was She Crab and best I ever tasted. Served us bread that I dipped in the soup and it was perfect pairing. Wife had chicken parmigiana that was delicious and plentiful and ate for dinner the next night as well. I had the halibut special over shrimp and I believe was risotto that tasted very good. Couldn’t eat it all as the servings are large.
Highly recommend as one of the best Italian restaurants in Memphis.

MR
MeredithR
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Presley our waitress was great

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vipBRADD
Memphis/West TN
18 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual!! Great food, great drinks and wine, and excellent service!!

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vipHappy2go
Memphis/West TN
51 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the small wedge salad...turned out to be lg wedge salad. Perfect! Manicotti for my entree. Delicious. The 3 of us shared calamari which was outstanding. Other 2 had chicken parmigiana and gave rave reviews. Our server was also bartending Thursday night, and she did a super job. Very attentive and personable.

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vipNameeeeee
Memphis/West TN
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in the 901!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere service and food!

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vipBRADD
Memphis/West TN
18 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal as always! Would highly recommend to anyone!

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viptennheel
Memphis/West TN
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food and beverages; nice flowers for the ladies!

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vipMark
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food...good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service at Grisanti’s!

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vipMary
Memphis/West TN
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great food and Kaitlyn was excellent

FAQs

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 281 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.