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Grotto - Houston
Grotto - Houston

Grotto - Houston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.grottorestaurants.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, 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent food, nice place and good service. The pasta is real good and fresh made. We order some excellent deserts and Italian espresso coffee is good too."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Attentive and knowledgeable service plus innovative dishes makes Grotto a Galleria area favorite of mine."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Have been eating here for 15 years. NEVER disappointed. Great staff, food, ambiance."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Good food along with excellent service (Marco). He was very caring and concerned that everything was just right."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great place to eat in Houston and conveniently located in the Galleria."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great food, atmosphere could be better, it's more a casual family setting than a romantic dinner type place. If you are sensitive to ambient noise, this place may bother you. The room wasn't full but the noise was pretty loud. I had to raise my voice to talk to my date. I had one of the sausage pasta dishes, and it was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Always a great meal anmd the waiters really take great care of you in every detail."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I have eaten at Grotto 5-6 times, mostly at this location and have never been disappointed. The Antipasti bar is always great, although we passed in favor of dessert this time. They have a good wine list with many options under $50 and the service was attentive and pleasant."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Live near the Galleria and I'm in Galveston often. The Grotto in Galveston is far better than the Galleria location."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I took my entire department to this place and everyone absolutely loved it! The service was top notch. I highly recommend Alfredo as your waiter. He's one of the best I've ever seen."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Service was very slow. Waiter was assigned too many tables with children"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Live in San Antonio we love eating at Grottos, the food is very good, what's the chance of putting one in SA we could use a Grottos here!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Good place for nice pasta dishes. Several varieties, all of them good. Very friendly service."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I think other restaurants could take a page from Grotos play book! The waiter was fantastic! What was even better, was while he was super busy, he would come back just to pour our water for us. The other staff worked together with him, so you never went without! Food was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food was delicious. We had chicken which was delicious and the service is always impeccable with Rafeal. The wedding cake and all of the cakes and pies are fantastic."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "There was a loud party dining next to us. They were disruptive to several smaller parties sitting close to them."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Seating was 20 minutes after reservation, but they gave us some free pizza appetizers. We had a party of 10 so we had to wait until certain parties left so they could put together some tables."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Simply a great evening. The food was very good, but the service was great. Our small special request was honored. The wait staff was very attentive. We arrived inutes before our reservation and were promptly seated. After dinner we were not rushed to leave"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I had an awesome birthday lunch with my boss and coworkers. Food was fabulous."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Grotto is a good place for a business lunch - good / adequate. It seems like ever since Landry's has taken it over it has become tired. The days of Tony changing up the menu, sauces, different specials has changed to a tired place. The person I went with for a business lunch had the exact same impression of it. I hope that Tilman decides to reinvest money made from his chain back into the development of new recipes, special offerings, etc... It was the lightest lunch crowd I have seen there - I think the word has gotten around."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Very reliable resturant- very good service and food. Fu atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I love going to this location of Grotto - it is the best in the Houston area. There are a couple other locations but this one is by far, the best one of the group. The food is always top notch and the service is fantastic."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Ask for Celle when you go, he knows how the food is cooked what is off menu, and what is especially good, even told us we could get 1/2 salads!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Haven't been in years, and were so glad to bring the whole family! All of us loved our food!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We took my father here for Father's Day, and he thoroughly enjoyed himself! He said it was one of the nicest places he'd ever dined in. Thank you for making it special. Our waiter, Miguel Rosas (Houston), was outstanding!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "When we got there we were immediately taken to our table - at 6:45 on a Saturday night. Then our waiter took extra time to explain the menu and the specials, very sweet. Also, the manager made sure to come talk to our table a few times, which was nice. The food was great, I ordered the Pappardelle Alla Campagnola, and the portion was huge, enough for 2 meals at a great price. My friend ordered a chicken dish (I can't remember which) and loved it along with a side of linguini Alfredo. We shared a strawberry sorbet and loved it. To top it all off, while valet is the only option, it's free! (Except tips). Overall, great restaurant."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Its nice but not stuffy or pretentious. Food is always prepared right. Service was fantastic, as always ( if you go, ask for Vitale) ."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The restaurant was too cold. SO I did not stay. I cancelled my reservation. Went else where."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Really, excellent food. Very accommodating for food allergies and attention to detail. Good wine list. Professional, friendly service and management. Nice, landscaped outdoor area, though on the parking lot. Valet is okay depending on who you get."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I was in Houston for business travel and wanted some good Italian food. I thought Grotto was it; not so much. I had the Lobster Agnolotti. It was okay, very bland and that's really all I have. The service was great, the prices were doable and the outdoor experience was great. Not sure I would recommend or go back but you be the judge."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "He was great! The food was great! I literally made a reservation 30 min before I got there and was immediately seated when my date and I got there. I went on a Saturday night and it was packed... Prom weekend I guess?"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The Sauce was marvelous ! The house hostess and the water made you comfortable and was very attentive to you questions and services."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My daughter took me for Mother's Day. The food was definitely nothing to brag about. I ordered a chicken dish (I forgot the name) but it basically was a generic frozen breaded chicken breast that was deep fried and topped with salad. It wasn't tasty nor anything special. It was rather disappointing. I noticed quite a few of their 'pollo' meals had the breaded chicken as the main ingredient. I would expect more for the price and from a restaurant like the Grotto. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Dessert selection among the best I've seen. Great service. Nice atmosphere. Every dish I have had has been good. Excellent bread."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My Daughter and I found a great spot to take our "Mom" for dinner. The service and food was excellent. In all a great evening."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The service at the grotto was terrific and they have a large menu. Good was somewhat disappointing. Campanella past dish was very bland and the chicken not tender. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The lunch crowd was noisy, but being seated against the wall enabled conversation. Everybody enjoyed his selection. And our waiter, Nick, did a good job of being there at the right time...and absent when it was plain we wanted to converse. I've not been to the Grotto in a while, but I did think there was bit of sameness in way the menu entrees were prepared."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We had reservations for a Saturday night. We got there early. We had to wait 45 minutes after our reservation time to get seated. Though the food is good, the lack of respect for reservations is disappointing. Would not go back because of that. Either honor the reservations or don't offer the reservations. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Always enjoy our dinners here, even for a chain restaurant. The menu had changed since our last visit and when we mentioned our favorite was no longer on the menu our waiter said he would let management know of our disappointment at their next meeting. Also, since we were in a hurry to go back home and watch Rockets game and couldn't stay for dessert, our waiter gave us a Biscotti bag to go for us to enjoy at home. Very nice touch!!!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We were very disappointed in the food at this restaurant! First of all, I will say that the host was awesome! He was very nice and even came back to check on us after we were seated. Our servers, however seemed to be in some sort of race! They rushed us to order and each food course came out too quickly and they would pick up our plates without making sure we were done. Regarding the food...I had a caprese salad. The mozzarella was dry, had no flavor and was cut entirely too thick. My daughter had calamari which was over cooked and under seasoned. I had the pollo milanese as my entree and the chicken was about as thick as a cracker and as crunchy as one too! It was very dry, too crispy and unseasoned. I don't plan to return. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014