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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "Halibut & Filet were perfectly done. Staff was knowledgeable about everything. I can't imagine you can go wrong with anything on the menu."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "My husband and I have dined here on numerous occasions for years. The consistently PERFECT dishes keep us coming. Every visit puts us both in awe of the taste of the food. I tried a steak with crab this last time. Again it was awesome. Chef Morris is our favorite. Of course, a kiss from the chef is always a treat!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We were two couples celebrating the birthdays of our husbands. First visit and it was a wonderful experience. Dinner was excellent. Service was outstanding. Two of us had the sea bass, one had a veal entre, and one had a pasta (w/o chicken). The only negative I would have is that there are no selections for a vegetarian...unless something gets altered. Our waitress took our pictures after dinner. She also served us complementary desserts to celebrate the birthdays...very nice touch. Thank you for a nice evening out."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My husband I went to Bistecca with another couple and it was fabulous! The service was top notch and the food was some of the best I've had! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Lovely birthday dinner, they take reservations. The presentation was spectacular and food was delicious. My wife had the tenderloin with crab, (manager's suggestion) I had sea bass and we were both impressed. The salad was beautifully constructed. The staff was attentive and professional. The manager and chef came by to say hello and make sure we were happy. We will dine here again."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We have been eating here for years, but this time was very disappointing. The quality of the food was poor. That was the opinion for all six of us. We had seen the TV show about the new investors and were excited to eat there again, but the experience was not what we had expected!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The steak was GREAT! The brown sauce on top was a little salty but pushed it aside & the steak was still TERRIFIC!! Spinach salad was a great addition -- will definitely have this again! The baby veggies were a bit overcooked but still tasted ok. The strawberry pie was like non other I've ever had -- worth a try!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants in the area. Nice atmosphere, great food and great service."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We are never disappointed at Bistecca! The service, food and ambience are always outstanding. We love Chef Morris Salerno!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great food. Would have given service 5 stars if we wouldn't have had to wait 10 minutes after being seated for our waitress to come over and introduce herself/give us our menus. Ambience rated at 3 stars b/c the décor is a bit outdated. Overall though, the food has never disappointed and will be back in the future."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Numerous times we have decided to have a special event at Bistecca and we have never been disappointed. Chef Morris and team have a fantastic who make the meal an experience to remember. The food was fantastic and the server was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "We celebrated our 42nd anniversary at Bistecca and it was very nice . The food was very good. The ambience was good, the staff friendly. It was a bit noisy, though."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "It was fantastic! The food was great, service was great, the people were great!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Spectacular as always. Food, outstanding. Wine selections, phenomenal. Will return time and time again."
    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
  • "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
  • "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