Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort
Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort

Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.grottorestaurants.com/
  • Phone: (409) 744-1500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Brian Robertson and Sous Chef Felipe Gonzalez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wine
  • Catering: Celebrate life’s special moments at The San Luis Resort, Galveston Island’s premier beachfront destination and the perfect place to get away for your anniversary, birthday, family reunion or other memorable occasions. The San Luis Resort is one of the best in Texas beach weddings with 30 acres of seaside luxury and award-winning dining and beach facing accommodations. For your convenience, we offer 200,000 square feet of total meeting/dining facilities, 700 hotel guest rooms and nine restaurants within the resort. Honored with the AAA Four Diamond Award® since 2000.
  • Entertainment: Offering beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico, The San Luis Resort also features the best in Galveston entertainment. Discover Galveston’s newest hot spot.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 53rd
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary self-parking available on the North side of the hotel. Complimentary valet parking available through our main ocean facing entrance when dining in Grotto.
A word from Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort
Inspired by classic Southern Italian cooking, Grotto features delicious veal, chicken, seafood and house made pastas.
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Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (4)fit for foodies (2)romantic (2)good for groups (1)great for lunch (1)neighborhood gem (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Good food, nice ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Our party of 5 enjoyed a wonderful meal in this very attractive restaurant. Everyone was very happy with their meal and the food was really very, very good. We will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 13 reviews are from the Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort reviews archive.
  • KathVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food was excellent. Service was spot on. The bill was hard to understand and we almost shorted our top notch waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodchic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We were booked for a reservation on a day it was closed.....not to good!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Outstanding Service
    Roland
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Thanks to Joseph our server and the staff for making our Dinner enjoyable, good calamari and Pizza. Definetly will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprizingly good
    LivinLifeGalvy
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Being a local, and having traveled a lot, the last place I would expect to find a notable restaurant would be a HOTEL. Having said that, the Grotto was FANTASTIC! The four of us each enjoyed our (late) Father's day dinner. We had the salmon, the flounder, spaghetti with meat sauce and lasagna. They were perfect! We even went so far as to share 2 desserts at the table. The angelfood cake with strawberries, and the chocolate cake. HEAVENLY!!!! It's a definite stop if you are dining local!!!! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderfully delicious
    Susan
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    This food in the service were absolutely outstanding!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    I went there for dinner with my wife and our three kids on a Thursday night during spring break.I had made a reservation beforehand and they had our table ready and we did not have to wait. The food was good value for the money. Not the best Italian I've ever had but very good. The ambience was quite pleasant. However, the best part of the experience was the service. It was very efficient and so very natural (not forced, fake or cheesy) it made everything feel just right. We never had to ask for drink re-fills or anything but neither were we constantly bothered by the server asking how things are. Just perfect. If you get Dustin as your server, you'll know what I mean.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dr. Papaconstantinou's Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    The dinner was exceptional. The food was great and the wine list was good. The thoughtful and attentive staff is really what made the experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only 2 minuses
    GGGGVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    1. The quality of the antipasto meats & cheeses was poor. 2. Too loud in the restaurant to talk comfortably with table partners.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience!
    Dineamo
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    This was a great dining experience by any standards, but given the options available in Galveston, this is by far and away the best food on the island. Excellent food, waiters/servers tried hard and were very kind and accommodating, and the dining room was very nice. Only downside is the view is of the pool, which may or may not be appetizing depending on the scenery.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not As Expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    As a fan of the Grotto in Houston, we went to the San Luis in Galveston. We arrived at our reservation time and did not get seated for 45 minutes. Some wait is ok, but we were a large party and if a reservation is not going to be remotely honored, please do not accept them. The waiter forgot our appetizer order and his timing was very spotty. The wine prices were ridiculous and the food was average at best. It was very loud and crowded. Very touristy and underwhelming in every way - felt more like an Olive Garden. Never going back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Grotto review
    Cjclem
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    Much too loud for romantic or intimate dining. It was very hard to have a conversation with the others at your table due to the noise level. Three out of five meals were excellent. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, so so food
    ChadVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    Service was great with very responsive staff. The server was knowledgeable and everyone was really accommodating with multiple people checking on us throughout the meal. Unfortunately the space was crowded and noisy with the music slightly too loud to be able to carry on a conversation. Food was good, but portions relatively small and not very imaginative. I had a pasta dish with dry chicken I couldn't eat, one of our party had a small square of lasagna and the ravioli dish should have been an appetizer not a meal it was so small. I get the impression it had just opened...hopefully it will get a bit better in the kitchen to match the front of the house service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Island Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    This is a great new addition to the restaurants on Galveston Island! The food was fantastic and the service exceptional; I can't wait until I can go again! The prices were surprisingly very reasonable as well; so much so that it will be very easy to eat there regularly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.