While our waitress was very good she was hindered by the fact that this wine based Italian restaurant had no wine to offer. Each wine I inquired about they did not have. No barolo no amarone and they thought no Valpolicella but when I went over and looked at their shelf I found one Valpolicella and told her isn't this a Valpolicella? And she responded oh yes it is. It's unfortunate because this is the second time we have been to this restaurant and the second time we have been told that they have none of the wines they have listed on their list. We will not be back. Regardless of the good service false advertising is not something I deal with easily. Too bad there wine buyer / owner doesn't care enough to ensure that the wines they say they have are in stock.
Three of us totally enjoyed the happy hour drink specials and food specials at Grappa Italian Bistro. My personal favorite is the Margherita pizza with a great crust and fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh tomatoes and basil. The service is excellent and we enjoy sitting out on the patio watching people strolling in Belmar!
Grappa Italian Bistro offered my husband, son and me one of the best happy hours we have ever had. Our server was good-natured and attentive and made our dining experience extra special. We first ordered beers specially priced for the happy hour- wonderful. The food was fantastic and we tried an assortment of happy hour specialty foods including the Margherita pizza, french fries, mussels and clams, crab cakes and calamari, just to mention a few. Everything was exceptionally delicious. Unfortunately, we had no room for dessert but what a beautiful evening spent out on the patio in the lovely Belmar neighborhood. We will be sure to return!
made reservations but didn't need them. They have live music on Friday nights, but it doesn't help with the ambience as the place is dark and too small making it very loud and difficult to have a normal conversation. The wine list is limited and expensive while the food is ordinary. I was disappointed.
My husband and I went to Grappa for a last minute, early dinner. Note that at least on Sunday they don't have lunch-- just Happy Hour menu. We got there 15 mins early for dinner but the chef was nice enough to let us order from the dinner menu. Happy hour drinks were nice- had the Pomegranate Mimosa and their lasagna was fantastic. We'll definitely be back.
I have to say that the salad was good but tomatoes and cucumbers very sparse
for the price of the salad
We had a very enjoyable friends' holiday lunch at Grappa. Excellent food and superior service.
We've been to Grappa's several times and enjoy the live music on Friday nights, the friendly staff, outstanding libations and comfortable feel of restaurant. We've had some good Italian food and some average food. Richardo is proprietor and a warm friendly man that occasionally joins the band on keyboards. Its our go to place to relax after a long week and listen to the cool stylings of "When it was" as they cover Sinatra, Ella and other jazz greats.
Grappa's is gem in the Belmar area for Friday nights. Live music from the era of Sinatra, swing bands and jazz. Friendly service to go along with fine Italian food. Great atmosphere of evening out that's hard to find anymore.
I have been to Grappa several times. The food and service are always great. On this last visit, Friday night, they had a singer with a small band, which was so loud, you couldn't really have a conversation. I don't want to have to yell at the person across the table from me, so I won't be back on a Friday night.
The food was COLD and we sent it back and they said they had bad batches, the temp had nothing to do with bad batch. We were then served warm pasta but left very disapointed
Excellent escargot! As was the entrees. We will be back
I've been here several times and the high quality of the food here always surprises me.
Great service, awesome food, solid wine list... what more do you want?
We have taken guests here repeatedly and never had one item we wouldn't have again. Perfect location for pre theater at Lakewood cultural center.
I love Grappa in Belmar. We've eaten there late night, late lunch and during Happy Hour with a big group of people. Drinks, wine and food are outstanding. Thank you for accommodating a bunch of girls on Football Sunday!
I have enjoyed Grappa once before. I made a reservation for 2 early on New Years Eve on Open Table. There was no indication that this was a per plate dinner. The host seated us in a table in the aisle, which were able to change, since it was early in the evening. I did not think the food this evening was worth the price. I was disappointed.
A friend and I were looking for Italian on a Saturday in Lakewood/Denver and found Grappa. There was a live band near the entrance and they were a bit loud but we could still have a normal conversation. Our server was terrific, with great recommendations off the wine list and menu. The Ahi was exceptional, as was the gelato and Chianti. We were hoping to order the Filet Mignon but they had sold out by 8:30. Very pleased with our choice and will return!
This was my first time dining at Grappa and it exceeded our expectations. Drinks were good and food was very good.
My husband and I visited on a Friday night and this place was bumping! They were playing live music I. The front which is fun, but made it so you could only sit in the back if you wanted to enjoy your company. All in all the food was good, but as amazing as you'd expect for the price.