Grotto
Grotto

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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Grotto reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (15)fit for foodies (15)special occasion (12)romantic (9)late-night find (7)neighborhood gem (7)notable wine list (6)great for lunch (5)hot spot (5)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Very good but needs improvement
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We enjoyed the food, which was really good but had some issues. We ordered an antipasti platter after I asked what was on it, lots of meats and cheeses, prosciutto, etc. The platter had grilled veggies, excellent, but no prosciutto anywhere. Two types of cheeses, mozzarella and gorgonzola, phenomenal. We then had salads, very tasty. However, I had a summer salad with pears and oranges, cranberries and glazed pecans. Less dressing would be nice; by the time I was halfway through the salad, my lettuce was soggy from the dressing. The flavor combination was nice. My husband and I had veal. The veal was excellent, but very little of it. We had to distinguish it from the mushrooms! Restaurant is very loud, not good for romance!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The echoes of the Grotto
    Paddybee
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Overall, just OK. I ordred the veal parm and it was tough. In an Italian restaurant, I would expect decent veal. The others in the group seemed to enjoy the evening and the staff was especially accomodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner review
    visitingfrom808
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Stayed at the Golden Nugget and love Italian food. The service was great, very efficient and caring. The food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was terrible
    Diners876
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Ate there two nights while staying at the Golden Nugget and service was terrible both times. Both servers got our order wrong and it was SLOW, even though the restaurant was half-full. Second night we had to ask for silverware and napkins. And dirty dishes continued to just be piled high on the table next to us (apparently from laziness). We have always enjoyed Grotto, but that may be our last time at the Las Vegas location.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view..if you can get it..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had Bruschetta and Pizza. Both were very good. It was pretty loud in there and was a little more casual than we were thinking. I would go back next time I am in town though. Make sure to request the aquarium view side. We didn't realize that was an option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    rosey614
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The restaurant was less than I expected. The Veal Pietro sounded nice but the meal was not served hot. The veal was tasteless and the roasted potatoes were soggy not crisp. Disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish appetizers and pizza
    K9Lover
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Appetizers - stuffed mushrooms, spinach artichoke dip - were delicious. Also got a pepperoni pizza, which is freshly made in the on site pizza oven.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    seems that the chef knows how to cook italian food; especially the noodles were al dente and the bruschetta was excellent. the wine list was outstanding
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We celebrated anniversary/birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We met friends on 8/29 for dinner to celebrate both anniversary and birthday. The evening started well while waiting for our table. We had confirmation in writing when reservations were made last month. When we moved to dining area and ordered dinner, a table of around 10 were at the next table, also celebrating - big time! As hard as it was to hear each other, it was next to impossible. I asked if there was another table away from the large group where we could enjoy dessert. We were moved, the manager/server most gracious, and we continued our visiting. The acoustics in the room must have been the problem - all hard surfaces. We will return - due to service and menu!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    • 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
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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
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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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    • 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
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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
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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
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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
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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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    • 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
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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
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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
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    • 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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    • 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
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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
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 301 reviews are from the Grotto reviews archive.
  • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    • 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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  • 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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    • 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.
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    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.