Grotto
Grotto
  • Address:
    129 E. Fremont Street
    The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino
    Las Vegas, NV 89101
    Neighborhood:
    The Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $31 to $50

Grotto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.grottorestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 7023868341
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Late Nite Menu: Fri - Sat: 11:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, International
  • Executive Chef: Ray Bar
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Casino Center Boulevard
  • Public Transit: Las Vegas Blvd @ Fremont St.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Hotel valet or self parking garage with casino validation available. Private lots & metered street parking also available.
A word from Grotto
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 Las Vegas location for Italian dining.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Grotto reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (13)fit for foodies (13)good for groups (12)romantic (11)great for lunch (8)notable wine list (7)neighborhood gem (7)late-night find (6)scenic view (6)great for brunch (3)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Love the Grotto
    DocTurkVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great food and excellent service. We really enjoy the Grotto and the view of the aquarium is awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice atmosphere
    travelbug
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Grotto is in a great location in The Golden Nugget near Fremont. Food is good and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mush
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great Food! Excellent Service! Our favorite place to take our visiting out of town gueats.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic !
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Grotto was recommended to us by a Las Vegas "Local" last August and are we glad we went! So good, we went back again this summer on our annual trip to Las Vegas. We were a group of 8 adults (foodies) and everyone absolutely loved their dinner. The wine list is impressive, the food is fantastic and very reasonable priced. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    John
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Been here twice now. This was a great restaurant with great food and a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When in Vegas, dine here!
    EatAloha
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great food, superb service. My client enjoyed dinner, too! I am looking forward to next visit.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    js524
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I have eaten at the Grotto several times and have found the food to be always consistent and good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!!!
    Illinois
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My husband, 2 teenagers, and I dined there on a recent trip to Vegas. 3 of us had spaghetti and meatballs and my son had pizza. Loved, loved, loved the meatballs!! And the bread was good too! We were all very satisfied when we left. Little pricey, but not to bad.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Visit
    Flytnoc
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My wife and I go to Grotto about once every couple of months. On this visit we had a table next to the kitchen. Service, as always for us, was very good. Every need was taken care of. I personally think the Lobster Bisque is the best in Las Vegas. (minus the red pepper flakes). I had the Filet for the first time and it was cooked perfectly and melted in my mouth. My wife has food allergies so they accommodated her request to alter one of their dishes. She very much enjoyed it. Though it can get a little noisy when hotel guests walk by the Grotto is very quaint and can be romantic. I recommend this place to all my friends and co-workers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • grotto does not disappoint
    greenslim
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We have dined several times at grotto when we go to downtown Vegas. It is not exotic but the food is always tasty, reliable and very flavorful. Service is friendly and attentive and there is a casual fun atmosphere. Really enjoy the bruschetta and calamari appetizers. All the pasta dishes we have tried are very flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A diamond in a Golden Nugget
    JimSim
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My girlfriend and I went to Vegas for the July 4th weekend. Stayed at the Golden Nugget (which was a great choice). Lots of food options down on Freemont St, but it was nice not having to leave the hotel for a great dinner. The Grotto was a great dining experience. Our waitress was attentive, but not over the top. Great personality and service. Food was fantastic. I am Italian and am very picky when it comes to good sauces, pasta and meatballs. All were very, very good. Short wine list, but good choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Memorable
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Appetizers were decent portion size. Dinner portions were very small, I ordered the Pollo Romano and got two very small pieces of chicken on a bed of spinach and artichoke with a small side of penne'. The chicken size didn't even meet the size of a full breast. I didn't expect family style, but for $19.00 I didm't expect to leave the table hungry. The table size for four people was very small and we constantly had to move dishes around to make things work. If you just wanted wine and appetizers for lunch this may be the place for you. We are locals and this was our first time here. We came to celebrate my birthday and didn't even have it acknowledged, my wife noted that it was my birthday when she made the reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice downtown restaurant
    LVSUZ
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The Golden Nugget looks as fancy as any strip resort. Enjoyable walking through it to the restaurant. The food was very good,a little on the pricey side, but the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grotto's
    Radtoni
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    There were 6 in our party, everyone enjoyed their meals and thought the prices were reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LindaMary
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food was excellent. Service was slow and we had to keep asking the waitress for refills etc.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Retiredinlv
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Great spot. Our server Denise was outstanding and the food was good too
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fremont Experience Dining
    All4thefood
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Good Italian food, friendly waiter and nice atmosphere. Sat at a table next to the Golden Nugget pool and shark tank. Enjoyed the evening dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place...bad location
    diningduo
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    This is a good restaurant with good food in possibly the best hotel in the sleazy Fremont Experience area of downtown Las Vegas. Seemed a bit pricey (especially the wine) and the service was formulaic.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    RJS26
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Food was great! Chicken parm is one of the best ones I've had'
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Birthday Dinner
    JonEvil
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    I celebrated my bday with a dinner at Grotto's. It came highly recommended, and it lived up to the hype. Very quick service, and our waiter was very knowledgable. I had the Veal Kickerillo (Awesome). Afterwards our waiter surprised us with a cheesecake (the best ever). The entire staff was very nice and responsive, the manager even stopped by to chat a couple of times. All in all excellent decision to eat here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Golden Grotto
    LaBonitaCA
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We dined at Grotto for a late supper (appreciate the late hours) and breakfast on Mother's Day. We (party of 5 adults) had reservations for both meals and were seated promptly. The menu had many good choices for both meals. We would have loved to try the luscious looking desserts after dinner, but alas, we had enjoyed the main courses so much and there was no room to spare! The breakfast potatoes and sausage were not warm enough on one plate, but there were no other issues and we didn't complain. Oh yes, there was one--no cappuccino or expresso!! We were also disappointed that breakfast stopped being served at 10:30, especially on weekends. Good bar specialties, good menu selections, we will dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 299 reviews are from the Grotto reviews archive.
  • Italian at its finest!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We looked up Grotto for an Italian dining evening. The food was outstanding and with reservations we walked right in. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so-so
    steveVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    with so many dining choices in Las Vegas, I'd pass on this one
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Won't Disappoint!
    PollieWiggle
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We have dined here twice and both times the food was fabulous! The cheesecake is to die for! Only downfall is it can get loud in there but it is mainly from tables that are oblivious to others around them and are carrying on like they are at someone's home However, that will not stop me from going back whenever I am in Vegas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place, but nothing spectacular
    RayLVVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food was good, but not a top 10. Bolognese sauce was a bit sweet. Seared mozzarella is very good, so give that a try. Ambiance is so, so since you are in the middle of the casino with walking aisles around the restautrant, so not a cozy spot.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Because of the location of the restaurant there is a lot of activity very high energy
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome night out
    hvngfun
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Went to dinner at Grottos on a Thursday evening with my husband and kids (teens). Everyone had a great time. The decor is beautiful. We had a nice view of the shark tank from our table. Our service was good. I had the sea bass and it was delicious! My kids had the lobster bisque and they both loved it. my husband had the ravilo a la vodka. it was a little spicy but he really liked it. they serve breah bread with an oil dipping sauce. My mixed dring was not really good but otherwise is was a great night. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but Pricey
    Grotto
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Food was really good tho the portions were quite small and the price was to high for the portion we received. We went to Gordon Ramsey Pub and Grill and got twice the portions for the same price. This is a great place if you want a quiet romantic dinner with your wife/husband. It has a view of a really cool shark tank on the south end. The service was outstanding and we were treated like VIP's. Great overall experience just need to give you more for the price.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Table service
    soupson
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    It took over ten minutes for the waiter to come to our table. He made a mistake with our order. My wife requested soap it never came. We had to remind him. He would disappear for long periods of time and only checked on us once during our meal. Service in the past has been excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    CoryVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Took my mother in law who is 100% Italian and I was nervousness because she is so picky. She said it was the best chicken Marsala she's ever had in a restaurant. And that's a statement coming from her. Tiramisu was best I've ever had. We bought the landry's rewards card and the GM came over to deliver it to us. He was a very nice man.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • experience
    Jfds
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Great experience, great service, the hostess helped by finding us an extra seat after a late addtion to the reservation, food great. Not set up for large parties as we had to split into two locations.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    vegasmooner
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    We went to Grotto for dinner while on our honey moon. The food was excellent, and the waitstaff was great. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as great as last visit!
    sunflyer
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    This was only our second visit to Grotto. If it was my first visit, I probably wouldn't go back! The first time we went the food and service was excellent. This time we were not so lucky. The service was average, service was less than good. The place is so dark you can barely read the menu. We most likely will not visit again!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great
    dno01120
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    I had the chicken picatta, my wife had the lasagna, both were delicious. Good service and the price was reasonable. Great restaurant we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanks for taking great care
    WynN
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Thanks for taking great care of us! Everything was awesome....food, service & wine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Service was decent, My wife's pasta was served cold. Restaurant was busy and felt we were being hustled through. We travel to this hotel a couple of times per year and perhaps will not include Grotto, but other dining options. Underwhelming.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    coppinger
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    my wife and I will be coming back the next time were in Las Vegas. Thank you: Mark & Mary lou
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Had to wait a very long time so we ordered our drinks & dinner at the same time. Ended up getting our salads before we got our drinks! Had to ask twice for more bread. Took FOREVER for our food - our sever never came to apologize or explain for the wait. When we finally got it, 3 of our 4 pizzas were cold (I think they would have been delicious if they were hot). I had mentioned in my reservations that it was my husband's 50th and also confirmed with the hostess that day that we were celebrating a big bday - the waiter never acknowledged it - to be fair I was so disappointed with the whole experience I didn't bring it up but had mentioned it twice before! Bummer dinner. Did i mention that it wasn't even busy so that wasn't the problem.
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  • Yum!
    Fatnhappy
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I'm not a fan of Italian food, but I love the lobster bisque and chopped salad! Service is always superior and desserts are fabulous!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just So-So
    Bill
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Food was good not great. Service was slow. Very noisy. With that said it is tough to find above average food in downtown and this food was above average. By no means on the level of he Strip properties. They have all the ingredients to make it really nice just a failure of execution. I am a pretty picky person so for most the experience here would be very good, I was looking for something more.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic