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La Griglia - Houston
La Griglia - Houston

La Griglia - Houston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lagrigliarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (713) 526-4700
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Luis Rubio
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We pride ourselves on tailoring the perfect menu for your special event. Please call Brandon Busch at 713-526-4700 for more information on catering.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shepherd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking available. Garage parking also available.
A word from La Griglia - Houston
With a lively, festive atmosphere, La Griglia offers guests a delicious display of authentic Italian dining. Colorful Italian murals & busy mosaics provide a playful ambiance, while fresh fish, creative pastas, chicken, beef & fresh vegetables tempt guests with an array of fabulous choices. With inventive cuisine, attentive service & a casual, energetic atmosphere, it’s easy to see why La Griglia is one of Houston’s most popular restaurants.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "the place was packed so service was a bit underwhelming. the food was great and they made up for the slow service. it was much louder than i had experienced in the past...not sure if that was because we were in the center of the restaurant or if it was something else....hadn't experienced that level of noise in the past. it was hard to hear each other."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Top hangout close to downtown, with great food, wine, and libations. Always see people you know. Great service consistently."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I have gone to La Griglia for many years and probably 10 times in the last 3 months. I think the chef was having a bad day"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "All of the reviews were spot on! My party of five was promptly seated. The service was exemplary - courteous and professional, attentive without hovering. We enjoyed excellent wine by the glass or a mixed drink, shared one heavenly Crab and Shrimp Cheesecake appetizer and ravaged the breadbasket with its Margherita-style pizza strips, and breads. Our entrees were Grilled Salmon, Grilled Red Snapper, Frutti di Mare, Rigatoni Peperonata, and Stracci. My salmon was perfectly cooked and sized - every bite held its flavor! We conservative diners all cleaned our plates, and though sufficiently full, we sampled the excellent cookies, and as we were celebrating birthdays, also shared three OMG! desserts. A divine dinner experience!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We very much enjoyed our meal. The only problem I encountered was that when I got up to use the ladies room, there really wasn't an easy way to get to it. I was windings way through the tables and realized how difficult it was. Too many tables! Not enough space. No easy pathway to get to the restrooms. I feel sorry for the waiters !"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We highly enjoyed the food. Service was just a little slow when we were ready to order, but it was ok before and during dinner. Overall, we really enjoyed it and will be there again."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food was the best I have had in some time. I am usually snobby when it comes to Italian food but this was really outstanding. If you can't find something here that you like than you have problems."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "A good indication of a good dining experience is" Would you come back?" The answer is yes to La Griglia. My 12 year old grandson order a new dish for him, the rotisserie duck and he simply loved. While he could not eat it all at one sitting, he had the remainder for lunch the next day. A Great Experience for him and all of us. See you all again soon."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years. The food is consistently good and the atmosphere is great"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Many year repeat customer. Always receive great food and exemplary service at La Griglia."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "It is obvious each time my family and I visit for a special occasion (and there have been MANY there) that La Griglia has superb training from top on down. The food is beyond delicious - always excellent in taste and presentation. I believe that the manager/owner is there 24/7, frequently walks around to greet guests, and that this is why this restaurant "works" so well, has been around so long, and is one (if not the) best in Houston. The décor is beautiful and fun. All goes as expected from greeting, to service, to, most importantly, food quality. Consistently, great care is taken to assure a memorable and happy experience. I can't recommend La Griglia enough to anyone desiring a wonderful dining experience in Houston."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "It was not up to the normal taste standards. The ravioli appetizer and the baby coho salmon that we usually order was not tasty. If it would have been the first time I ordered that, I would not order it again. I was disappointed. ."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "La Griglia is not the best Italian restaurant in town, but it does a fine job with its signature dishes and salads. though can miss sometimes on others, including specials. The atmosphere is upbeat and fairly loud. Servers are great, especially if your table has a regular."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Delicious food prepared by creative chefs, delivered by expert wait staff, in a unique and comfortable dining room."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We felt like we were being served like kings and queens. 6 different wait staff yet we did not feel overwhelmed. Great food and selections. The cheesecake crab appetizer is awesome. I had the flounder with butternut squash. Very good. Most at the table drank white and red wines. I had pina colada and blackberry tea. Enjoyed both. Had the creme brulee for dessert. Perfectly sweet. We all enjoyed a great evening."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "As usual the best service in Houston-and the food always great"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "La Griglia had wonderful food options and the service was over the top. They were happy to make modifications to dishes to accomodate vegitarians."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I have been here so many times and each time it does not disappoint. Will continue to go again and again."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Average food , Poor service , nice location and ambient."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "An amazing worldly blend! Completely fit for any taste buds. And they have Lobster corndogs need I say more!!!!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Great service. Love the artistic look of this restaurant. Food is very good... would like to see new items on the menu."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Ridiculously loud. Tried the duck ravioli for the first time (a signature dish) on my husband' sand the waiter's recommendations, and was a bit disappointed--not great, but not bad."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a delightful evening at La Griglia. The manager came over to our table and made us feel very welcome"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "good food, good service but the experience was downgraded by how packed in the tables were. felt like I was eating with the people seated around us. Noise level was high."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in the door I was captivated by the bright colors, enthusiastic staff and the presentation. Having the desserts and the antipasto bar right by the hostess stand is a stroke of brilliance! The cocktails, appetizers, entrees and dessert were all fabulous although my partner felt his cheesecake was a little too sweet and didn't finish it. Service was excellent and I certainly felt that the experience was worth my time and money. The only draw back was the noise. Our waiter had a heavy accent and the background noise of the restaurant made it hard to hear him. At the same time this allowed my partner and I to have an intimate conversation without the fear of anyone overhearing. Excellent experience!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Last night was our third time in a month at La Griglia. Outstanding given the sea of eatery options in Houston. Husband and I enjoy the unique funky decor, excellent service, the gourmet food choices, affordability and proximity to our apartment in the sky. Thank you to the management who are spot on in La Griglia. We are eager to try the restaurants in the Summer Chef Series. Patricia and Ken."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Lovely on the patio!!! Much nicer than inside which gets very noisy. Food is consistently good."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We dine out frequently, and our choices are usually near our home in Clear Lake. We change up our routine about once a month, so I used my OPEN TABLE app to reserve a table at La Griglia. We drove about 25 miles to go to La Griglia for a change of pace. We love La Griglia. Our favorite place for appetizers. Their Antipasti Platter is delish!! Roasted red & yellow peppers, mozzarella stuffed cherry tomatoes, roasted mushrooms, artichokes, eggplant, cauliflower and cherry peppers stuffed with italian meats. They always have new specials to delight their customers. I chose the seafood stuffed ravioli topped with soft shell crab. My husband's second course was poblano pepper soup. It was outstanding. We will return!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We celebrated my husbands birthday with my two daughters 6 & 1 and the wait staff was great. Accommodated our special meal request. The food as always, fantastic!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "When I asked about the meat selection I was urged to purchase the flattened / pounded tenderloin. I took tje waiter's suggestion only to be disappointed as the meat was dry and the oven roasted potatoes over cooked. My wife ordered the steamed mussels and salad and was very pleased. They know how to make dirty martinis and mojitos!!! In all, it was a disappointing way to spend our 13 year wedding anniversary. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "service was awesome. food was delicious. def coming back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food is fantastic and the wine list is to match. The service handled as a series of "teams" all form the basis for one of the restaurant gems in Houston."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We came to La Griglia slow weeknight. All of the drinks and food we ordered were good to fantastic. The gnocchi was the best gnocchi any of us have had in a long time. That said, the service definitely left something to be desired. We had a "team" of waiters, which can be good thing if executed properly. However, we frequently had to ask for things 2-3 times. Without a specific waiter responsible for us, it was hard to get what we asked for. The first martini we ordered (dry ketel tini) came with olive juice, and when asked the waiter said it was not, then later told us it was the bartenders fault. This is all said with the understanding that comes from being a server who has a tendency to ignore small or understandable mistakes. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We recently celebrated my Daughter's graduation at La Griglia. The food and service were outstanding!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Very nice ambience. Excellent food. As always the experience was memorable. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Excellent food! Service was a bit haphazard, but overall an excellent experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Have been dining at la G for many years. Never disappointed We especially enjoy the patio"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The restaurant was a pleasant surprise. We have been to the restaurant in the past and thought it was good. However, it now seems more organized and attentive. I think the pricing was reasonable and not excessive as some of the other restaurants are today.We will go back because it exceeded are expectations. That should be the goal of all business today."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Lunch menu is always great. The Mother's Day Brunch menu was less than stellar and full of crabmeat options. Not up to typical standards."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Like most restaurants in Houston, overrated and needs attention to detail. Seafood entree, amberjack, overcooked. Pasta entree, Fruitti de Mare, overcooked. Ravioli starter, eggplant terribly undercooked. The outside dinning area floor is very dirty. Overall, overpriced & lacking quality. Houston deserves better."
    Dined on 5/5/2014