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Grotto - Atlantic City
Grotto - Atlantic City
  • Address:
    Golden Nugget Hotel, Casino Spa
    Huron Ave & Brigantine Blvd.
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    Atlantic City
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Grotto - Atlantic City Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.grottorestaurants.com
  • Phone: (609) 441-8475
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm Bar/Pizza Only
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, International
  • Executive Chef: James Thumhart
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Huron Ave. & Brigantine Blvd.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Free valet parking is avaliable at the Golden Nugget main enterance. Ask your server to validate your ticket. Overnight Hotel Partking also avalibale for guests.
A word from Grotto - Atlantic City
Inspired by classic Southern Italian cooking, Grotto features delicious veal, chicken, seafood and pastas. The breathtaking décor features spectacular hand-blown glass chandeliers, whimsical murals and custom made polished iron scrollwork. Wine connoisseurs will be impressed with the extensive collection of Italian and domestic selections. With our winning combination of impeccable service, superb cuisine and passion for detail, Grotto is the perfect Atlantic City location for Italian dining.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had the family style Chicken Marsala. It was excellent. Plenty of food. Also, our server Maria was especially good. She helped with the wine selection. Just a great meal."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Located right in the middle of the casino with no walls separating the restaurant from the slot machines, it was a bit loud and distracting. But, even though I didn't care of the ambiance, the food and wine were fantastic. I definitely recommend the key lime pie for dessert. Would go again if/when I return to the Golden Nugget."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Pleased with everything but the slot noise level. The area should have a 2-3 feet glass barrier around the restaurant to buffer some of the noise."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Food was very good, enjoyable time had by all. If ever in A/C would go back again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was good, but not super. The ambience was very nice. I had a black Russian and I felt the drink was a very short pour. Not too happy with that. The service, however, was outstanding and made this an enjoyable dining experience"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "There were 4 in our party and we each ordered a different entrée. Everyone commented on how good the meal was. Two were veal dishes and two chicken. The cheese cake for dessert was excellent. Our Server James was great. The prices for a Casino Hotel restaurant were very reasonable. The restaurant is right off the Casino floor so you do hear some noise from the Casino area."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Nice ,but smaller Italian menu. Nice meals. Is loud because in center of casino, but didn't bother us. Was enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Grotto was excellent! It was our first time and the food and service were awesome! Prices were very reasonable especially for a casino restaurant! Fit for foodies!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I love this place! They have the best Italian food - the veal parmigiana is out of this world. We tried the clams casino appetizer which was delicious!!! The service is very friendly and prompt. We will be back, just wonderful!!!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Food menu is impressive and very close to casino floor area"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Food was terrible. The Wedding Soup tasted as if the chef or cook went to the bay across the street and got a bucket of baywater and put in the pasta and meat balls"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Grotto, located at the Golden Nugget hotel and casino in Atlantic City, was one of the best culinary experience in recent memory. The reviews, in general, were very good, so we were happy to make a reservation there, and try it out. A great meal, at acceptable prices, and some of the best Italian food I've had in recent memory. You may be turned off that it is in the middle of the casino, but don't be- it's worth the bit of extra noise. Most of their pasta is handmade, on site, as are their sauces and meatballs. Really outstanding texture, flavor, and quality. Attentive, kind, and knowledgeable service. The bar was a bit slow, but my G&T was mixed to perfection. Exquisite bruschetta, and a good range of Italian delicacies for every taste."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Got there at 11:30 and the staff greeted us warmly and showed us to our seats immediately. Our server Juan was extremely nice and attentive. Food was good especially the "Chicken Paglia Fieno." "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We almost always grab a table at Grotto while staying at Golden Nugget. The food is awesome. If there is something in/on the plate u don't prefer(I.e. Mushrooms, onions) just tell server and try can omit it from ur entree We tend to dine later rather than earlier so it is not crowded when we go but that drives me crazy wondering y we don't servers 100% attention if they aren't busy. Anyway, food portions are decent. Wine pours are suffice. Beers are cold and their bread&oils are divine. Stop by grotto you'll like it a Lotto "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We found the Grotto end of March and loved it. Succeeding visits have been disappointing. In April the chicken in the pasta was like rubber. This past visit a pasta dish with feta in came without feta. Then someone came out and said they ran out of feta and just got some in. AT 8:30 at night?? It appears that there has been a change in the kitchen staff... Also, in April, the wrong wine was delivered... Little things are making this restaurant less and less appealing. We will still go and sit at bar when it is happy hour time. That has always been pleasant and we have enjoyed that food. But it does appear that everytime we sit at the table, something is amiss."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We have eaten at the Grotto several times before and had decent meals for the price. But this time, my husband and I were disappointed. My martini was very good and our server John was quite attentive. However, the caprese salad was missing the usual balsamic drizzle, and our paninis (chicken and steak) were both very short in the meat department (we left a good portion of the bread on our plates). Also, the kitchen was noticeably slower than we remembered. We are undecided if we will return to this particular restaurant."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We love this place. We had an early lunch. Just two other tables there and it was about 1 on a Sunday. It is right on the casino floor so you can watch everyone playing slots. It was obvious our waitress did not want to be there and the only other two tables each had an older couple at them. The restaurant was very quiet. Food was great as usual and fast. Been here before with the kids and always a great meal."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Made reservations for my girl friend's birthday dinner at Grotto. The restaurant was not busy and we were seated right away as we arrived. The food was excellent I love Italian food and had the best Chicken Parmigiana I have had in a long time. The reason for the fair ambiance rating was due to the fact that this place does not have walls and we had to listed to people arguing at the slot machines which were only a few feet away. The reason for the poor service rating was due to our server he was pushy on selling dessert and a discount plan for restaurants that are no place near where we live."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The food and service was very good!!! Not too pricey Would go again"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Friends recommended the Grotto to us.. We had a fabulous meal... Everything was perfect.. We are anxious to try more on the menu."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I took my partner, Mom, Dad, Sister, and Sister's boyfriend to the Grotto this weekend. We had a fantastic time and the food was great as usual! We will definitely continue to frequent this restaurant and recommend it to others. We've brought some of our closest friends and family here and they have all loved it as well. Great food for a great price!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The waiter was fine, the kitchen was slow. He was very apologetic for the long wait for food."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Despite the price-gouging tendencies of casino restaurants, Grotto was relatively reasonable. In addition, the food was very good and service efficient, despite the hectic Saturday night pace. (We had reservations for 2 but, upon our arrival. upped that to 4 without any delay in obtaining our table.) The only draw back is that due to its location in the middle of the gaming area, there is liitle in the way of ambience. Othewise, it is a terrifc place to go."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We went during restaurant week and were pleasantly surprised that we could order from the full menu. All of the food was fantastic. The service was great even though it was extremely crowded. Our server hustled big time to make sure everyone was taken care of. My only complaint was that the gelato we ordered for dessert took quite a while to get out to the table and was sub-par at best. In fact, it was almost freezer burned. Overall, though, we had a great experience and would recommend the Grotto to anyone! We would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Had dinner at Grotto Saturday night for restaurant week- very disappointing meal, especially for the price: $33 is a little pricey for pasta or chicken. Food was ok, wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "first of all the food was very good.our waiter james outstanding.he couldnt have been more helpful.the bus boys were quite attentive to our needs."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Our group had a great experience! Waiter was very friendly and attentive. Took him up on his suggestions and we weren't disappointed. Antipasta, rigatoni and veal were delicious! Desserts were to die for! Would go back again and again!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Came here for restaurant week. Food was pretty good but it took us 1 Hour and 45 minutes to eat LUNCH. There were just 3 other tables there when we arrived. I have never in my life taken that long to eat lunch, and none of this was our fault. We didnt stay for drinks or anything. This was restaurant week so the foods were pretty much already prepared even. Every other table was waiting as well. Food good, terrible service."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Grottos and we were very pleased with the service and food. James is a very good server. His personality and charm was very nice. The food can out hot and flavorful. We will go back next time we are in Atlantic City. Thanks"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I made reservations here expecting a decent meal but was pleasantly suprised with EVERYTHING overall!!! My wife and I absolutely LOVED the food and our service! It was second to none. The quality of the food was magnificent with a home cooked feel. We live about an hour away and we will make sure that we will be repeat customers. FIVE STARS all the way! Top notch restaurant. We were very impressed. Highly recommend!!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I had a great meal, The service was incredible. The food even better!! The only downside was the closeness of the seating. We had a rude group next to us that tried to dominate the service people. To the credit of your employees they did not let that happen, but it was frustrating to listen to the conversation."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The food is delicious .. the service is great, and we love the atmosphere, open to the excitement of the casino floor!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was the first time we ate at Grotto. There were 5 of us celebrating two birthdays. We went to Happy hour prior to our reservation for dinner and the drinks and appetizers were excellent as was the service. We then moved into dinner and everything was perfect from start to finish. They asked if we were celebrating anything and we told them 2 birthdays. When we ordered desserts, they brought two of them with candles and sang happy birthday to the two who were celebrating. We did not ask for this and it was a great ending to a great experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Comfortable dining for the average joe. Fantastic food and service."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband loved the pizza. I had the veal kickarello and that was awesome. The server was great and 2 managers came by and asked if everything was OK. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great place to eat at the Golden Nugget .. Great for casual dining .."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "The Grotto is actually located in the casino area of the Golden Nugget. The food was quite good and on Sunday the prices for Italian wine was half off (just make sure that you are ordering Italian wine). Problem occurred with the bill. The bill we saw before providing credit cards was correct however the credit card receipts to sign were wrong (much higher). It took awhile until it was corrected and we were told since we did not sign the incorrect receipts we will not be charged for the incorrect ones. An apology by the waitress and supervisor should have been provided but it was not. We would eat there again knowing before hand that we will pay in cash."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The food was extremely good. We ordered the appetizer chicken cannelloni special for $9.99 - while delicious there was only 1 cannelloni and since we were sharing should have been told it was a small serving. The veal special was absolutely delicious- it came with asparagus which I did not want and the waiter made sure I had a substitute of spinach. The staff was very attentive - unfortunately our waiter had another table of 8-10 which kept requiring his attention- he was very apologetic and still made sure he paid attention to us. Very nice place and plan to eat there again!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We are regular diners at the Grotto in The Woodlands, TX and expected a similar experience in Atlantic City. Unfortunately, this Grotto is a shell of the one we're used to. The restaurant is located in the middle of the Golden Nugget Casino so you're dining 50 feet from the slot machines. The menu is roughly half the size of the normal menu and the quality of the food was average at best. We drove about an hour and fifteen minutes specifically to eat at the Grotto, but we were unimpressed. The next time we eat at the Grotto will be in The Woodlands, TX."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The only good thing about this restaurant was the cheap prices (in comparison to other restaurants in casinos). We made a reservation (thinking that there would have been a wait like most of the restaurants) & we were one of the only 5 tables in the restaurant. It’s located in the middle of the casino floor, so it’s pretty noisy & it definitely hampers the atmosphere. The bread tasted like cardboard, & the sangria was definitely watered down. Although there were only a few tables in the restaurant, our server was no where to be found when we needed him for refills or napkins. The food was subpar, but my standards are pretty high since I come from an Italian family. Definitely would not return to this place."
    Dined on 12/26/2013