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BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto)
BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto)
  • Address:
    2300 Highland Village Rd
    Ste 500
    Highland Village, TX 75077
    Flower Mound
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto) Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bisteccasteakhouse.com
  • Phone: (972) 318-0515
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Morris Salerno
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine
  • Catering: Executive Chef Morris Salerno will customize a catering menu to fit any need....from a few people to thousands!
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Private Dining Room is perfect for Rehearsal Dinners, Company Gatherings, Birthday Celebrations or any Holiday Event!
  • Private Party Contact: Stacey Mahieu (972) 318-0515

Getting there

  • Cross Street: FM 407
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto)
Welcome to BISTECCA - An Italian Steakhouse! Prepare for some of the finest dining and elegant atmosphere that you have ever experienced. You can expect an upscale adventure in New American Cuisine. Our Executive Chef, Morris Salerno welcomes you to enjoy a culinary experience. Enjoy!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "Staff were super - all the way from the hostesses to the wait staff to the chef. Great customer focus - very accommodating. This was my first visit and we were just in the mood for appetizers and drinks, but everything was great. Nice outside patio. Relaxed in the bar afterward, and same great service. Ambience was reminiscent of northeast style family-owned atmosphere . . . cozy."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "When it was the Grotto it was good, and now that is Bistecca it seems to have pushed into great. Hard to pin down exactly why, but there is a great vibe there now. It still has all the personal feel that Morris is famous for, yet a touch more. The wait staff is friendly, attentive, and professional. The specials have been a nice change, but luckily they kept their She Crab Soup on the menu. (A must)"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Not sure this restaurant (formerly The Grotto) relaunching as Bistecca has really served any meaningful purpose. The menu is more reduced now and the same space has been updated with new tables/ chairs and drapes. Maybe the new local 4-star joints have made the chef nervous and he felt the need to refresh. There appear to be a ton more people hovering around yet it still took nearly 2 hours for my wife and I to get through dinner. Very slow service. The new hostesses at the front are...wow. That's certainly one change for the better. Nonetheless, pretty average dinner for a pretty steep price tag. Doubt we'll be returning. :-("
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "A fan for many years. The best-tasting food without having to leave the neighborhood. Stands up to the best restaurants in the metroplex."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is one of our favorites and our "go to" place when we have out of town guests. The food is always wonderful and the service is great. You cannot find a better steak in the DFW area and we know because we have tried them all. This is where we keep returning over and over again..."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My wife and I live in Houston and we were in the Dallas area, we heard about Bistecca and decided we had to try it. We loved the food and the service, we were seated immediately and tended to excellently. I highly recommend Bistecca, I plan to return again, soon."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This restaurant got a makeover in design and name, but the food didn't get a makeover (thank goodness) as it has always been fantastic. The main dining room is done in neutrals which is very pleasing. Our server was very attentive and recommended items that she personally favored. I personally enjoy the mussels, the shrimp Grotto, and the steak Grotto. Really everything on the menu is very good, well presented, and well priced. The wine pours are very good as well. Morris, the owner and chef, makes it a point to stop by each table and really makes you feel welcomed. I (we were a party of 6) would definitely go back to dine."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The staff, food and the atmosphere are incredible. Great place to take customers. Extensive wine list, amazing steaks and desserts. So glad I was introduced to this place. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "It was fantastic! The food was great, service was great, the people were great!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I've been dining at the Bistecca(Grotto) for years now and the food as well as the service has always been amazing."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were celebrating Father's Day & had a lovely dinner out on the patio. The serrano pepper mango margaritas were magical & the foi gras was delightful. My husband had the veal osso bucco & I had the chili rubbed sea bass & both were so very good. The special Father's Day dessert was a chocolate exploision filled with cheesecake - my goodness! This is a wonderful restaurant with a good family feel to it - the chef came out to visit with us & sat down to chat. What a lovely evening!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Morris consistently does an outstanding job in providing delicious food. Service is always good. I love that morris takes time to come out and mingle with his guests--speaks volumes about the importance of the customer."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "All was very good. The service and quality of the food were outstanding."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have been going to the Grotto for years. Their new redesign to Bistecca is great. Nice atmosphere. The food is the same - wonderful! And Frnak Sinatra still croons through the speakers!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Overall my wife and I had a great experience! The food was delicious and Jordan our server was great. The only thing that I would change is the men's restroom. The urinal is located right next to the sink and is a little tight space."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "What an amazing evening....Chef Morris and the staff made our 2nd anniversary dinner even more special with their hospitality. The restaurant is quaint, the staff amazing and the food is fit for a king and queen. Make your reservations today."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "First time to the newly renamed Bistecca and it was a pleasant experience. The food was up to Chief Morris's standards, tasty with beautiful presentation. On a down side, the service was not up to the exceptions for this price point. Additionally, while cosmetic, the wine list and other items still have "The Grotto" logo and feel - one again, at this price point should have already been moved to new naming/Logo. In Summary, I would go again, enjoyed the "no need to turn the table" attitude and food taste/Quality. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The patio had a lovely ambiance. The interior of restaurant was a bit drab and outdated so I recommend the patio. The food was very good but the portions were a bit small. Our waitress, Jordan, is the reason I will go back. She made the entire evening for our group with fantastic service, attentive attention and a wonderful personality and sense of humor."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I made reservations online to celebrate my dear friends birthday, we had a party of four. I was pleasantly greeted by a Valet attendant and then equally greeted by the Hostess station where 2 delightful ladies were well versed in our reservation and special birthday celebration. Our server #47 - I apologize for not recalling you name, is outstanding - she's been at the restaurant for years and her experience shows. And no, I'm not a regular - but I'm probably about to become one....Ha! We had a fresh caprese salad and spinach salad to start both were very good Our main course consisted of Sea Bass, Snapper and Ribeye - as we all tried a taste of each others plates the oooohs and ahhhhs circled our table. One dish was better than the next"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Was in the area for work and made a stop here for dinner because we seen it on hungry investors. Pretty big John Taffer fan. I got the lamb osso bucco style. It was the easily the best lamb I have ever had. The meat was so tender I didn't even use the knife provided. Another member of our party got the ny strip and also had very positive things to say. If in the area, I would recommend you give it a chance, however keep in mind that it's probably going to cost you about $50 a meal, which isn't for everyone. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Good: price and quality of food. Bad: service was slow nonattentive. Booked for our anniversary and were sat one table from the front door, when there were plenty of open better tables. The ugly, no one asked how our food was after we told the server the oysters (best tasting we've had) were not cut from the shell. We merely got an oh sorry from the waiter who seemed to spend half his night waiting at the bar for drinks. Then as we received our main course the owner appears to sign a book for a guest, walks right by our "front" table asks a table two from us about their night they had no food at this point. For a local place I expect a personal touch that they do not provide. Will not be back."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "New look is great, food and service great as usual"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Our waiter, Vittorio, was excellent!! Food was excellent, atmosphere the same! Highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Spectacular as always. Food, outstanding. Wine selections, phenomenal. Will return time and time again."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "A wonderful place to share a meal with friends and family. Updated appearance is nice. Food is very fresh and the taste relies on the quality of ingredients and preparation rather than covering with sauces. Service is friendly without being intrusive."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great place. Love the changes. The food was wonderful"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We went to BISTECCA after finding it on Open Table to celebrate my husbands birthday. We cannot say enough about the excellent food and service. Even though this is a steakhouse, we didn't eat steak. Our table had veal, sea bass, salmon and Chipino (of course we all tasted each others food). It was a great experience!!!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary. We decided to let Chef Morris cook whatever he wanted for us. He didn't disappoint. The food was amazing! 5 courses plus dessert. The wait staff needs a little more education on what they are serving if it isn't on the menu. Our waiter misidentified things on our plates for 3 out of the five courses. I am giving him the benefit of the doubt since we didn't order off the menu - still gave service 4 stars. The dessert presentation alone made up for anything else!!! "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary and Bistecca proved to be a great choice. I like that it was a small, personal setting and noticed that two other couples were there for their anniversary. The service was professional and courteous from the time you walked in the door to the service at the table. The food was excellent and reasonably priced and the wine selection could serve a variety of tastes. I also enjoyed their accommodating a personal request to have a gift (anniversary ring) that I got my wife be presented along with the desert tray. The desert was excellent, the ring box was set between two deserts and included "25th Anniversary Congratulations" in chocolate written on the tray. We will defiantly be back."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Wow! That's what my wife and I kept saying after our special dinner. This place is fantastic! The food is phenomenal! The service was unobtrusive and always on time. Chef Morris visited our table. That was a real treat! We just found our favorite special place."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Loved the food when it was the Grotto and love it still. The updated interior is very nice (need to finish updating the bathroom though). We go to a really nice dinner every week or two, can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We went to celebrate my daughter's birthday. The food was good, but not great. When you pay that much for a steak, you really expect something special. You expect it to be tender and tasty. This one was pretty tasty, but so tough, you could only eat parts of it. The soup was very good. The salad not quite so good. The chef/owner was very personable and came to the table to serve the steak. The desserts were really interesting and quite tasty. We tried 3 of them and the melting chocolate ball was the most interesting."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had the meat and cheese appitizer and the salmon appetizer. All presented well and very tasty. The she crab soup is very very good My rib eye was excellent and the salmon was also very good. Morris is a great chef and if you are looking for a wonderful meal go to Bistecca"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great service and wonderful food! Pleasant surroundings. Much to enjoy."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Wonderful food me and my fiancé went for dinner and got the bristle coca 2 pound porterhouse and it was well done! Now we had these terrible large flower pots square in shape on the table and we had to remove it from our table I assume they have a de with the flower shop next door but a smaller flute flower arrangement would have done better overall the visit was wonderful "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "From the minute my wife and I walked in the door we were well taken care of. Our server took care of us throughout dinner, making a few recommendations in the process. The NY Strip was probably one of the best I've ever had. We will be back"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We have always enjoyed dining here, especially on special occasions. The food is always excellent, and a recent visit showed that the restaurant has updated the interior, the plating, and the service. Chef Morris is always a delight, and usually stops by our table to greet us. Still our favorite place to dine out."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I don't feel a chef needs to cover the plate with food, but the salmon seemed overly small, and the polenta, watery. The flavors were still good, but the entire dish was lacking. The grilled shrimp was better, so I would give this venue another try."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Dinner was amazing!!! We can't wait to come again."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The menu had an amazing selection. The Chef visited with us personally. The wine pairing was perfect. Every dish was fabulous. We will be back."
    Dined on 4/29/2014