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Grotto - Houston
Grotto - Houston

Grotto - Houston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.grottorestaurants.com/
  • Email: g610@ldry.com
  • Phone: (713) 622-3663
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm Sunday - Monday: 11:00am - 10:00pm Dinner menu available all day
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Ricky Cruz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 610
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet and Self Parking available.
A word from Grotto - Houston
Inspired by classic Southern Italian cooking, Grotto features delicious veal, chicken, seafood and house made pastas – the signature Osso Bucco is not to be missed! The breath-taking 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 location for Italian dining.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "We went this past Sunday for the first time and it was wonderful. Our waiter was great and explained to us the many choices of food. The atmosphere of the place was great. Somewhat quiet but good."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Lasagna was a teensy portion for 17 dollars. Pollo Estate was rubbery! Sauce did not permeate the meat at all. Servers did not automatically smile when met with eye contact. We are regulars at La Griglia and were shocked at the difference between these two Landry's restaurants."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The service was not that great. We had to ask several times for the wine list and also ask when Our wine was coming. I have been to this restaurant a number of times and always make a reservation, it seems I usually get a grumpy person who does not want to seat me and my guest in the quiet room, I put "Quiet Table{ on the reservation."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We went to Grotto for our first time for our 26th anniversary...it was perfect. I told my husband that this was the best meal I have had in a very long time! Again, the food was great, the wine was excellent, and our waiter could not have more been more helpful and courteous. He gave us great recommendations for wine and food. I wish I could remember his name so he could be recognized for his excellent service! We will definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Ok food but was expecting better, although they had great presentation,service and atmospher the food was a simple let down when your expecting good quality Italian fare."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Its been a while since we have visited Grotto. We were in the area and wanted Italian for a late lunch. The menu at Grotto is very good in my view, regardless of your tastes and cravings. The service was very attentive yet not overly rushed. We were given a great wine recommendation of an Italian blend that I would not have picked myself. It was wonderful We both had the specials which were great and even better then expected. Overall we had a very good dining experience and will be back soon. The deserts looked wonderful but neither of us had room. Understand going in its a bit loud in the restaurant due to the high ceilings, but a wonderful experience overall."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I went to Grotto on a Saturday for a date night and was not disappointed. The "Lambo" in front of the door was a little too posh for my tastes, but I guess it shows that people with money eat here... We made reservations and arrived early. I could go on about how they gave our seats away and it took an extra 15 minutes to get seated, but these things happen. Forgive and forget; we were there to have a good time. The food was amazing, from the bread to the pasta to the pizza. You can't go wrong. Our server was extremely helpful and friendly. Peel back the layers of this gaudy chain restaurant and enjoy some great Italian!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Had an 8:15 reservation for two on Saturday night, arrived 8:13 and was told it could be 30 minute wait, disturbing. After 25 minutes squeezed into a table that shouldn't have been there. As always the food was excellent and prices were fair. Our waiter was very busy and disappeared for long periods of time, had to depend on other waiters to meet our requests, waited 20 minutes for waiter to bring bill and process credit card. I thought being a member of Landry's Select Club was suppose to entitle you to better service? Not so. Lesson learned, go on a weeknight if you really want to enjoy this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had previously enjoyed the Grotto, but we were very disappointed this time. We felt that we were given a bad table, next to bathroom and passageway, because we made the reservation through Open Table. The food was below par, they no longer offer our favorite appetizer which was one of the reasons we go there. Service was poor, waiter had recently been promoted from valet parking and it showed. Two people had to struggle to open the wine we order. The fish dish was smothered with sauce, obviously to hide its poor quality."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "While this is not a large chain as it only has two locations it felt like a chain establishment. I think the food was good but not great. I can tell that my pasta was not cook to order and had sat for some time under a heating lamp. The place itself is nice but it is not fancy. Service was very good which definitely helped."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Needed a place to take my brother which came into town at the last minute. Great food and service, to put it mildly. We had a rather early reservation at 6:30 so it wasnt all that crowded at first. By 8:00 pm was another story, but it was a Friday evening crowd. We could not have been happier with the friendly yet not overbearing waitress."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Terrific food every time we come to houston. Service is perfect (Alfredo is killer). The ambience is just right, energetic but not too noisy. Just plain fun with fabulous food. We are regulars!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Grotto was fantastic we has to change our reservation time a few times before the actual date and once again on the day of. They were super nice and very accommodating. The staff were extremely professional, kind and efficient. We had a fantastic night and my friend had a great birthday dinner thank you so much."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had the best bottle of red wine ever!!! It was on special and we thought we would try it. So glad we did. It would be worth going back for the wine alone and would buy again at full price. My husband liked the special very much, much more than I did, but no complaints. Service was great. The evening was perfect. Thank you."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Recommended by a good friend and was told that it was a really nice place but once I arrived it was better than expected. Highly recommended. Bob"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Great food, amazing service, quiet spot for business or pleasure"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The food was excellent, however the service was not up to the usual good service received at Grotto. We finally had to ask a passing server for menus, and had to flag down a passing server to find our server to get the check."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Service was efficient and friendly. I appreciate that our server was attentive without imposing himself on us. Foos was great. The desserts were outstanding! Love the huge cart, varied selections and deliciousness."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "A favorite for years! Always exceptional food and service."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Everything we had was wonderful and service was impeccable"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Grotto's is the restaurant of choice whenever I'm meeting a client near the Galleria. The service is very good and the food is consistently high quality and consistent."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Our waiter was quick and took good care of my friend and I. The bread is excellent. I took half the food to go because I just wanted to eat their bread. The waiter recommended a nice light red wine and it was a great choice. I like this restaurant and will continue to return."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I love eating at this place and enjoy the staff. Myself and my wife come here frequently and consider this to be one of our top 10."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I reserved seating for 12 for my husband's birthday and they put us in a private room, which was great! All of us were new to the restaurant, and we all really enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Prices are worth it because food portions are big and delicious! The desserts are also great! I would definitely recommend this restaurant! The only con I have is the waiter wouldn't split the bill for our large group so it was a pain to have to figure out what each couple owed."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My wife and I met my brother, my two sisters and their spouses for a first time "Let's get together just the eight of us without kids/grandkids and without it being a wedding or a funeral". We had a wonderful meal and a very memorable evening, so much so that all three of them texted me the next morning to thank me for making the reservation because they had such a great time."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I love Grotto and it is one of the best restaurants I ever had. The food is so delicious, service is fantastic and ambience is outstanding. I especially like the purse hanger that I was offered and it demonstrates how diligently your company takes the consideration of your customers' needs. I really appreciate it. Thank you very much!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "It was our 2nd Anniversary and it was a Monday night, weather outside very cold and the fireplace in the corner was a welcome sight. I was in no rush to get in and out and explained that to the waiter. I can say he made sure to keep the pace very tranquil, friendly, non pushy, and fun. Drinks were made to perfection, Dinner was delicious, and Dessert was amazing! My wife was very pleased with the choice I made. Pricing is appropriate. It was my first time there and it won't be my last."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "I made this reservation about a month in advance and it was totally worth it. The food was great and the service was very good. I pulled up and the valet did not hesitate to park my vehicle. At the hostess booth I gave my name and was sat at my table within seconds."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was very good. The service was excellent. Could not have asked for more."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Seated at reservation time, quick service, very good food. Kind of loud but it was also packed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Sat outside and had a very laid back and relaxing dinner with an old friend who was visiting town. Food was great. Service was attentive but not pushy."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Never disappointed at the grotto! Always a great flaunting experience! One of my favorite places in Houston! Keep it up!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Great everytime we go here. It's been 14 years now!!! Everyone is friendly and helpful and food is great!"
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "Very nice atmosphere. A little mix up at Maitre'd. They forgot we had a reservation and put us in line with walk-ins. Didn't matter. Bar served Texas style drinks, no shortage of liquor. Waiter was excellent. Very attentive. I had Halibut that was slightly over cooked but very tasty. My wives Snapper was the same. Both were daily specials so even though we told him we were in no hurry but food came very quickly. Almost like they had it prepared already."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had our rehearsal dinner here and was so happy with the food and experience! We decided to come back for valentines and we were not disappointed!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Never disappointed. Great food, staff, and amazing desserts!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Lots of great menu items and a nice place for a date!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent service! Food was awesome! Noise level was normal for a family friendly restaurant. I wouldn't call it romantic, but decor was a little upscale, just too loud to be romantic."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Imagine paying $20 for a McDonald's hamburger. That's Grottos. Mediocre (to nasty) chain restaurant food at a pretentious fine dining price. Zio's does it way better for less than 1/4 of the cost. Save your wallet and stomach the mind-numbing disappointment and eat elsewhere. Even the valet parking was a pretentious farce, where they block off their own parking lot, and walk literally 10 feet to your car, drive it around the parking lot to you, and stand there awkwardly expecting a tip. I cannot recall a more disappointing overall experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I decided on this choice for Valentine's Day. We typically have gone to Damien's or Brenner's which are more upscale than Grotto's for Valentine's Day, but we decided to try something this year that was not too upscale but still had great food. This was my husband's fist time at Grotto's and he was extremely impressed with the food and service. We definitely will go back for special and non special occasions."
    Dined on 2/14/2014