THE GRAPPA’S EXPERIENCE

Our guiding belief is that high-quality Italian food should be enjoyed in a casual, relaxed setting.
We take great satisfaction in creating all our home-style Italian recipes and the fact that all sauces, pasta, sausages and desserts are produced exclusively in Grappa’s own kitchen.
We always prepare our food the right way, the Grappa’s way, fresh to order!

GRAPPA’S GUARANTEE

We pride ourselves on only using natural ingredients. Sourcing the freshest, local produce and the best imported semolina flour, olive oil, and a variety of the world’s finest natural cheeses from Italy and the USA. We also bake fresh bread daily in our own kitchen, with no artificial preservatives.
Our passion is proven, on our plates.

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Authentic Italian cuisine, and our take on classic Western dishes.

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LOCATION

The Gissons Hotel
Kennford
Exeter
EX6 7UD

OPENING TIMES

We regret to inform that, Like many other Hospitality Businesses, we have been affected by the lack of employees.

The restaurant will remain close For a short period while we find and train our new Team Members

OUR HISTORY

Named after the popular Italian beverage, Grappa’s first began over thirty years ago in the international Chinese/British urban jungle known as Hong Kong. We have continued the original concept, quite simply it’s authentic Italian cooking expertise, local ingredients and great service.

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THE GISSONS

Why not extend your stay beyond your meal? Grappa’s is located within a 25 room hotel, recently refurbished throughout, with free wifi and free parking. Interested in staying? Please visit our sister site for more information on the facilities.

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Claralewis
Claralewis
9. November, 2020.
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Wonderful place and delicious food We visited this restaurant for the first time. Delicious Italian pizza and dishes, nice and helpful staff. We will definitely come back!
Paul K
Paul K
3. November, 2020.
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Great food and Covid save After being told by my workers wHo were staying next door in the Exeter cross hotel the food portions weren’t great in their hotel we scooted next door to grappa at Gissons. We booked and on entering we had our temperature take and signed in to the nhs app. All staff were wearing correct ppe. To the table drinks were quick to come and menu was wholesome Italian food with a few twists and turns. We tried the nduja pizza, calamari, brochetta and minestrone soup and every item was excellent. Good fresh ingredients and plenty of food. Staff are friendly, polite and professional and I would not hesitate to eat here again.
Sarah C
Sarah C
31. October, 2020.
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Fabulous Food- authentic Italian style Had the most amazing meal last night to celebrate our daughter's birthday. Great menu choice for all (including options for the fussy eaters out there!), fabulous tasting food at reasonable prices, decent portions too. The best lasagne I have ever tasted - and I've tried quite a few over the years! If you like your seafood the dishes looked amazing; you could almost be in the Mediterranean (just don't look out the window at the storm brewing!). Covid friendly with all safety measures in place, plenty of room so spread out, but still has a friendly bubbly atmosphere. Living locally we have seen the Gissons have many ups and downs over the years; I feel its all about to change for the better! It will be really great to see this place succeed; its certainly off to a good start!
Heather W
Heather W
29. October, 2020.
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Fantastic Much better than expected, lovely meal and service was excellent. Good Covid facilities in place, including temperature check. Highly recommended
Discover329636
Discover329636
28. October, 2020.
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Wonderful evening Excellent service, wine and food. So good to see the hotel open again. Clean, temp check on way in, safe lovely atmosphere.
Claire S
Claire S
24. October, 2020.
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Excellent meal After seeing this restaurant change over many years it has now reopened as a Italian restaurant. Decided to try to celebrate our good friend Daz’s birthday. The menu had good amount of choice and the front of house service was very attentive and professional. Our starters were presented lovely and everyone agreed they were full of flavour. Service was very swift and the main courses as the starters was beautiful and taste as good as they looked. The interior looks very nice and has been laid out Covid friendly. Well worth a try.
Matthew
Matthew
23. October, 2020.
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My birthday party I had a great night and the food was amazing the service was great and made to to fill very welcome recommendations A star **********
Danielle
Danielle
23. October, 2020.
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Brilliant restaurant Lovely food, brilliant service Would highly recommend. Had a great evening. Will definitely be returning 😊
Daydream218038
Daydream218038
22. October, 2020.
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Evening Meal Just had the best steak in ages Really good service great setting will definitely be back Well done Grappas at Gissons
Chantal W
Chantal W
22. October, 2020.
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Family birthday meal Beautiful place! Amazing food! Family & child friendly. Lovely, friendly welcoming staff that went above and beyond for us all. They even went out of there way to cater for our fussy children! Definitely our new favourite place! :) 5***
Trevor Woodgate
Trevor Woodgate
31. October, 2020.
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Lovely meal
Marika Dowse
Marika Dowse
29. October, 2020.
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Wonderful service with amazing food
Ayesha Lovell-Day
Ayesha Lovell-Day
8. November, 2020.
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I took my family for a meal just before second lockdown. The staff are welcoming and friendly and the decor stylish and warm. We ordered lots of food and it was all fresh, tasty and well presented. The bruscetta was particularly delicious with lots of fresh sweet tomatoes. I had the pasta with lobster - it came as penne but I think I would have preferred a linguine - I'm sure the chef would do if I asked next time as they are very helpful. The boys' eyes popped out of their heads when the pizza arrived. The bases were thin and crisp and toppings tasty. I siggested they needed to be sliced before being served next time as the kids can't do it themselves - I wanted to eat my pasta rather than cut up their pizza! Personally, I found the dessert menu a little too heavy-going myself and would like to see a fruit option or affogato. The boys had the cookie which was unremarkable but not bad. Although not on the menu they were happy to provide a single scoop of vanilla ice cream for my youngest which I tried before he demolished it and found to be creamy and of good quality. Following our visit we had a takeaway this evening which again was very good. The lasagne is one of the best I have had, a small green salad with it would have been great. I recommend a visit!
Josh Bennett
Josh Bennett
7. November, 2020.
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Just had a takeaway pizza and it’s out off this world will definitely be trying there other stuff and dinning there when they reopen.
Sam Spring
Sam Spring
5. November, 2020.
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Takeaway pizza was absolutely Divine! So lovely to have proper authentic pizza in the area and to takeaway through lockdown, thank you so much, will certainly be back!
Kate Jenkins
Kate Jenkins
4. November, 2020.
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Lush meal at Grappas last weekend. Great food and wine choices and everything we ate was delicious. We were looked after really well even though things were quite busy and staff numbers appeared to be limited. Here’s to another visit after the lockdown and fingers crossed for delivery/collection during it! X
Horace Yao
Horace Yao
31. October, 2020.
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Just a comfortable place to relax with great food paired with great beer and wines
Sarah Cook
Sarah Cook
31. October, 2020.
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Had the most amazing meal last night to celebrate our daughter's birthday. Great menu choice for all (including options for the fussy eaters out there!), fabulous tasting food at reasonable prices, decent portions too. The best lasagne I have ever tasted - and I've tried quite a few over the years! If you like your seafood the dishes looked amazing; you could almost be in the Mediterranean (just don't look out the window at the storm brewing!). Covid friendly with all safety measures in place, plenty of room so spread out, but still has a friendly bubbly atmosphere. Living locally we have seen the Gissons have many ups and downs over the years; I feel its all about to change for the better! It will be really great to see this place succeed; its certainly off to a good start!
Julia Ann
Julia Ann
29. October, 2020.
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Excellent service and food. Friendly staff - will definitely visit again.
Gemma Ansell
Gemma Ansell
26. October, 2020.
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Amazing service! Food was absolutely delicious, great venue! Cannot wait to return
Peter Mead
Peter Mead
24. October, 2020.
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Good food very pleasant staff and good service,highly recommend it for a good meal
Darren Kukulka
Darren Kukulka
24. October, 2020.
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Fantastic food, genuine Italian cuisine!