BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto)
2300 Highland Village Rd
Highland Village, TX 75077Neighborhood:
SteakhousePrice: $31 to $50
BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto)
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.bisteccasteakhouse.com/
- Phone: 9723180515
- 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: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
- 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 9723180515
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!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
- Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
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BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto) reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since June 23, 2014
- Ambiance4.1Noise LevelModerate
special occasion (71)romantic (57)neighborhood gem (57)fit for foodies (43)notable wine list (38)good for groups (28)great for outdoor dining (17)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (9)late-night find (9)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (1)Show More
- Great eveninglocaldinerDined on 10/5/2014The food is always excellent, from steak to seafood. The She Crab Soup is a must with any meal.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wish we hadn't waited so longcwsdatenightDined on 10/1/2014What a wonderful experience. We have been in the Flower Mound/Highland Village area for 13 years. My wife and I were looking for a nice, quiet place (with great food) to go on a date. We were familiar with The Grotto, and had heard how good it is, but never ventured there. After our time there last week, we both remarked how much we wished we had been going there all these years. We definitely plan on being regulars.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great findTxCowgirlVIPDined on 9/26/2014Wonderful food. She crab soup was delicious as were the steaks we had. Our waiter, Shameus, was friendly & attentive. Bistecca is an absolute great find!Special Features:
- Outstanding RestaurantOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/26/2014We are so fortunate to have this restaurant closer to our home. The food is fantastic and the personal service is as well. Every time we are there, we normally have a personal visit to our table from the chef. Carmen is a fantastic waiter who anticipates your every need. Bistecca is a blessing for us.Special Features:
- 10 yr Anniversary DisappointmentDisappointedDined on 9/20/2014I chose Bistecca because it was advertised as being one of the best romantic restaurants around. I could have had more romance at the park down the street. I had asked for a quiet romantic table, so being seated in the middle if the restaurant took me by surprise, but I thought the hostess might know something I didn't. It took a while for our waiter to come and greet us. The noise level was so high, we could barely hear each other. The place was filled with what looked like trust fund babies looking for a local bar to get drunk in. There were tables of intoxicated patrons being obnoxious and nobody said anything to them. We had a similar experience when it was the Grotto years ago and never went back. Now we feel the same about Bistecca.
- Great placeMissisippitravelerDined on 9/19/2014Chef and owner believes in service and quality. Great placeSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great dinnercindydm01Dined on 9/18/2014My boss wanted to take my husband and I out for a nice dinner so I chose Bistecca. We have been on two other occasions since the change over and had FABULOUS meals. My boss was very impressed as I knew he would be. Thank you for always being great food and great service. We will return ♥Special Features:
- Unforgettable Dining Experience!!1FabFoodieDined on 9/13/2014Chef Salerno generously shares his love of cooking with guests! Our last visit was beyond our imagination! Chef stopped by our table of four, while we were deciding what to order. A short conversation later Chef offered to decide our dinner for us. Yes was our answer! Every course was delicious & having each course put down at the same time with Chef leading was fun! We had: Seared Tuna Nacho, Salerno Steak Special, Poached Halibut on Sweet Potato Risotto Cake, Citrus Ice (palate cleanser) and, Lobster Topped Steak on Mashed Potato. Dessert was Cheesecake under a Chocolate Dome! Chef Salerno poured a warm sauce that melted the chocolate dome over the cheesecake! Thank you Chef Salerno for honoring us with a fun & memorable evening!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Superchef2goDined on 9/12/2014This restaurant can compete with it's excellent menu, wine list & atmosphere with any in the North Texas area; Dallas and Ft. Worth included!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AnniversarycoupleDined on 9/11/2014Service has always been exceptional and we have never been disappointed with the food.Special Features:
- New name, same excellencetigerdeanDined on 9/7/2014Wonderful restaurant that changed its name but is still great and dishing out wonderful food with attentive service.Special Features:
- Great steakhouseOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 9/7/2014Service was great! Food was freshly prepared and deserts were fantastic!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best kept secret!DinneranyoneDined on 9/6/2014Fabulous little hidden gem! Food is so flavorful & service is exceptional. My friend was very impressed & is going back again.Special Features:
- Wonderful restaurantSilvpeteDined on 8/30/2014Went to Bistecca for our anniversary. Service was great, Food was great. This is the best restaurant north of 121 and west of i35Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- 2nd visitOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 8/23/2014After 2 visits I confirmed how much I liked this place. A few weeks ago we celebrated our moms 77th BD. The owner asked how our meal was and when we said great but were looking at desert for grandma he took our 12 yr old nephew to the kitchen to whip up something special for his grandma. Great touch - + great specialty prepared meals. One of my favorite restaurants.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Knocks it out of the park, again!RagsVIPDined on 8/23/2014Bistecca has morphed into THE place to go for that special occasion. The food was superb, as was the wait staff. The manager remembered our name as we walked in(we were there last week!), we were seated promptly and the goodness began. We started with the Sicilian oysters. Had not tried those before, but will definitely have them again! Excellently grilled on the half shell with great seasonings, but not so much as to drown out the oyster. Wife had the filet and it was a thing to behold. Perfectly cooked her way and large enough to take some home! My filet and crab was a great mix of flavors blended nicely. Serving sizes are not the huge ones you get some places, but that's OK with us. Highly recommend this restaurant to all foodies. Bella!Special Features:
- Anniversary DinnerScrapperDined on 8/22/2014We went to Bistecca for our anniversary dinner. The food was fabulous! The cheesecake (although very small) was the best I have ever had! I ordered the pork tbone and it was delicious! My husbands steak was good but he thought it lacked a little flavor. Overall a great experience!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- PerfectionTedMDined on 8/21/2014We enjoyed a lovely meal at Bistecca on 8/21/2014. Perfect service, perfect food. Our steaks were perfection. The staff was so kind and attentive to my 93 year old mother on her birthday. We love this place!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Blown AwayOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 8/19/2014We came to Bistecca to celebrate our wedding anniversary. What an experience we had!!!! From the amazing food of Chef Salerno, to the fine wine selection of the Sommelier and General Manager, Bryan and the attentive service of Christian, our night was more than memorable. The food is classic and innovative. We loved the crabaccino!!!! So creative and tasty. The entire dining experience was top notch!!! Thank you to Chef and his staff for making our night so special!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Well prepared food mediocre serviceLAWRENCEDined on 8/19/2014Food was well prepared but the service was mediocre. Waiter was intrusive, busboy shook our hands to welcome us.Do not sit facing the door before sunset as you will be blindd. Very noisy, almost like a crowded bar.Salmon , ordered medium rare , came out well done. None of the staff was experienced enough or were not adequately trained for fine dining. Felt like going into an Olive Garden. Will not be back .There are better places with more value and better treatment.Special Features:
- dinnersueherdDined on 8/18/2014Experience was above average. Food and food presentation was great. Only item of concern was the noise level, we were in a table near the kitchen and that was a bit distracting.Special Features:
- OUTSTANDINGMeatloverDined on 8/18/2014Long time customers and friends, this is our first visit to the new Bistecca. What a great experience. Great new decor and improved wine list. Food was excellent. Then we watched the Hungry Investors show. It really made our visit more meaningful, knowing what they went through. Applause!!! Great team work.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Drive across town for this gemHappycampers4foodDined on 8/18/2014I have been hearing about this place for years from people I knew that really appreciated amazing food and they were right, the levels that the entire staff take to make it an UNBELIEVABLE expirence are unmatched at any of the finest places to dine in the metroplex. My wife and I have been in the service industry for years and when we brought our daughter they not only went out of their way to please us all but took her into the kitchen to make Desert that they bought I might add. What a touch, thank you Chef and staff for giving us a new favorite place for every occasion.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fine dining in the suburbs!HappyDinersDined on 8/16/2014We set a reservation through the website at the last minute, and we were seated by Morris himself as soon as we came in. Every aspect of our dining experience was pleasant and professional as well as delicious!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Better then Bobs for much lessGreatGrottoDined on 8/16/2014Morris Salerno takes as much pride in cooking for you as he does for Presidents. I have dined in many of the top rated restaurants in the country and I'd put The Grotto up against any of them. Food is always consistently excellent and value is good. You'd never expect to find this quality of a restaurant in your own neighborhood. Five stars from me!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not very good from the start...disappointedDined on 8/16/2014Excited to try Bistecca. Didn't start well. We were ignored at the hostess desk the chef talking to the manager and hostess. This was resteraunt week so we went with the specials along with the wine pairing, $65 per person. We received our first course without our wine and had to ask for it. Our waitress said she had three tables but she definetly took care of the others better as they ordered off the regular menu. Never received explanation of wines when poured, or even new glasses between pours, juices from entree were dumped accidentally on the table by waitress and she didn't even bother to try and clean up and joked about it. Our portions were way smaller then the regular menu items. Not a way to gain repeat business.Special Features:
- Restaurant week 1MaxwellhouseDined on 8/16/2014We did not know of this restaurant before Restaurant Week. It is definitley one to put on the list for special occasions. We went with the special menu and eventhough our entrees were a little small, they were delicious. My husband and I had a three course meal with a special dessert which was huge so all in all we were satisfied. I highly recommend the Sea Bass. The tap water and ice had an old taste, not good if you dont want to pay for your water. The service was excellent and professional and Master Chef Morris apparently makes several appearances throughout the evening, which is always a treat.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- WonderfuldspuredDined on 8/16/2014We hadn't been to this restaurant since it was revived and had the name change. We felt that it was getting old and tired. Since the redo we had talked about going and checking it out and we are glad that we did. It was well organized and the menu has been updated and offers many different items. My wife had the sea bass and I had the rib-eye, both were cooked perfectly and the sides were well thought out and added to the dish. We both had salads and they were perfect. Carmen, our server, talked us into the desert and we had the white cheesecake and the chocolate mouse items. Couldn't be happier with them. The food was the star but the service was just right, thank you for being knowledgeable and friendly.Special Features:
- Surprising find in highland villagefoodnutDined on 8/16/2014Great service. Good ambience. Not too crowded. We were there pretty early, so it may get busy later on. It doesn't really have the feel of a steakhouse, though. Maybe that is a future direction? It feels more rustic French than Italian. The veal was fantastic. Sauces were excellent. The risotto was too dry and sticky to call risotto. I had a lamb tenderloin wrapped in sweetbreads. It was enjoyable, but the lamb was overdone. The service made up for any shortcomings in the food. Our waitress really seemed to enjoy our company which is a nice change.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Restaurant week reviewdisappointedDined on 8/15/2014went for restaurant week and were very disappointed in service and food. We choose the menu w/ wine pairing and our first course was completed before the wine pairing arrived. Then we rec'd our second pairing and a new wine glass was given only if you were going from White to Red waitress -it’s all the same! same glass for all 4. Wine was poured w no name given etc. The special menu portions were so small compared to others around us and didn't scream Italian Steakhouse at all. If u are going to do smaller portion use smaller plates, food was lost and the portions were so small I couldn't really get the flavors. Rec'd an email from Open table that we were a no show. Visited Grotto 10 yrs ago, gave it another to try, yep won't be back.
- YogamaryDined on 8/14/2014Loved the entire experience beginning with the grapefruit/basil martini to the"Mo's Chocolate Destruction Cheesecake". The presentation and flavor of the sea bass and lamb were outstanding. The service staff was attentive but not intrusive. A true gem in Highland Village.Special Features:
- Oi812BisteccasNumero1FanDined on 8/13/2014Best service and food in the DFW area! BISTECCA outperforms all others in choice of foods and wines during Restaurant Week!Special Features:
- Birthday DinnerherrbarbieDined on 8/13/2014We had a superb dinner. The steaks were amazing. And the white chocolate souffle was to die for. The wait staff were attentive, friendly and very accommodating to all of our requests, even before we made them. I like the new look of the restaurant. I can't wait for my next visit.Special Features:
- Classey Neighborhood Perfectioncindydm01Dined on 8/12/2014What a fabulous local place. We went for restaurant week last night but have also been before. The food is sooo good and the service outstanding! Upscale with neighborhood feel... Perfect! get the bomb for desert it will blow your mindSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful!GreyHaresDined on 8/9/2014The food was great, the chef stopped by to say hello, and the wine list offered a nice range of prices without being overwhelmingly long. The dessert was fantastic. Such a great little restaurant, we will be back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Bistecca-best service&cuisineinDFWBisteccasNumero1FanDined on 8/8/2014Best in DFW for meeting friends and family to share a meal together or to have a business dinner. Staff is always courteous and provides what you need before you ask. Chef is always on the scene and always checks with every diner to insure the best has been provided.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great dining experience!!Lloyd2155Dined on 8/3/2014My daughter had a craving for king crab legs for her birthday. Bistecca did not disappoint! The portions were large and the service was impeccable.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great night outOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/2/2014The food and service was excellent. Morris, the owner and chef came out to meet my wife and I during the meal. This was really great because we had watched him on the "Hungry Investor" and weere celebrating our wedding anniversary. Did i day the food was great?The food was great. BoydSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Bistecca is one of the BESTGretchDined on 8/2/2014This restaurant was recommended by another chef in the area. A group of 11 --each and every meal was outstanding. Fantastic service from start to finish. Menu is limited but still a good selection of tastes and interests. Wine list excellent. Really enjoyed the night!Special Features:
- Delicious!LizpdfbDined on 8/1/2014Food was amazing. I could not find one thing to criticize about our dishes. It took about 10 minutes for our server to greet us and take our drink order. It took a while to get our food.It was a tad slower than fine dining pace. We ordered one soufflé after being told it was peppermint. The server came back and said she was wrong, it was cinnamon. We don't love cinnamon, so we changed it to white chocolate.When dessert was served, it was cinnamon. She forgot to change it or the kitchen missed the change. We didn't complain since a new soufflé would take too long. Our server was very sweet and competent. I just think they have some service kinks to work out, now that the restaurant is busier than it used to be. We will be back though.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.