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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Delicious food prepared by creative chefs, delivered by expert wait staff, in a unique and comfortable dining room."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "service was awesome. food was delicious. def coming back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Very nice ambience. Excellent food. As always the experience was memorable. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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 recently celebrated my Daughter's graduation at La Griglia. The food and service were outstanding!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Food is always on point. Service is excellent. Our table was ready as soon as we arrived. Only con is parking. I don't want to valet and the parking farad is a hassle. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "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
  • "I love the food and atmosphere. When we go somewhere else for dinner, LaGrigila sets the bar as to how happy I am somewhere else. It is noisy. There selection of desserts is fun. Breadbasket is great."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Very friendly staff. Good food and environment for a group get together."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We were at LaGriglia to celebrate my mother-in-laws 93rd birthday. We were seated at 7:30 pm, and served bread, water and drinks. The food didn't show up until one hour later, and only after I complained. They basically left us alone until I complained. Then the manager came over, apologized and served us personally, and after that, our entrees were brought out promptly. Apparently they had a large party of 80 people which backed up the kitchen. This service was definitely not their standard. I will give them another try. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "You know, there are hundreds of places to eat in Houston but there is only one La Griglia. It is one of the best places that you will ever find with service that is beyond top-notch. This past week, I took my wife for lunch and neither of us really knew what we wanted to eat. We know the menu and we know that everything is delicious. But we couldn't decide. So, our head waiter offered to make something special for my wife. It was Angel Hair pasta with mushrooms and shrimp in a Lemon Caper sauce. I had the special, which was soft-shelled crabbed over rigatoni in a tomato sauce with Shrimp and clams. I've travel around the world and dined at some of the best restaurants but these two dishes were among the best I have had anywhere. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We had out of town clients. I made reservations so that we might ensure good service, etc. After waiting for her to return to her post, the hostess sat us in the worst possible table by the service bar area even though there were SEVERAL other tables open. Then, we had to ask for almost every service after that! Too many waters on table needed space cleared; refilling of drinks (empty before refills requested). Not at all what we have experienced in the past. There appeared to be plenty of help; manager was there(I saw him in restaurant)....Luckily, the food did not disappoint. Perhaps it was because it was a Thursday?. Either way; never again will it be choice for clients"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "When I think of the La Griglia restaurant it impresses me as the grown-ups Grotto. The food, service, and friendliness is just a notch better and makes all the difference."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This is a lively and colorful restaurant that specializes in great food and attentive (but not hovering) service, Don't fill up on pizza bread!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014