Excellent choice close to home
I was a little worried the Woodlands location wouldn't stand up to the Galleria Grotto but boy was I wrong! Excellent service and amazing food with a fun, energetic atmosphere!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service here!
While in the Woodlands Market Square area, we stopped in for dinner and found the Grotto to be very pleasant! The service was excellent, as was the food and awesome desert table. Even with the noise level a bit high, we would definitely go back.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Way too loud
This place is all marble and wood so noise bounces everywhere and seems to amplify, so much so that our waitress couidn't hear ourorder. That and I think she was stoned as well. But the food was excellent. Just not very romantic since we couldn't even speak to each other over the noise.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite Woodlands Restaurant
I love this restaurant! My husband and I were regulars for 7 years. We now live out if state, but whenever we return for a visit we make sure to eat here. And we bring all of our good friends. The Grotto is a great place to eat and visit with friends.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated my daughters 15th birthday with 5 of her friends. The waiter was very nice and interacted well with the girls. They accommodated the girls tastes with items that were not on the menu. Everyone thought the food was excellent.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a favorite. Have an
Always a favorite. Have an especially good happy hour.
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went for my girlfriends birthday. The service was spot on and the food was great. Order the meatball appetizer they are really good.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I usually celebrate birthday's with girlfriends at Grotto. We meet after work in the bar for happy hour cocktails and appetizers.
This weekend I can on a date night with my husband and had a lovely time as well. The valet parking was efficient and very
nice to have after sitting in traffic due to there being an event nearby. It was a very enjoyable evening.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very Good Food
A little loud and service had a few missteps but the food was very good and overall we had a great time and a great meal.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Noisy, but great food !
We ate there on a Friday night . The noise level was very high. If you are looking for a quiet dinner don't go here, but if you don't mind the noise level , the food and the service was excellent.! The waiter was very attentive and my redfish special was wonderful! Calamari and meatballs were good.and the key lime pie was delicious!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated my daughter's 13th birthday lunch at Grotto. We had a great time and the food was outstanding!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is not the place for a quiet dinner. It IS the place for a lively vibe with great food and great service. The antipasti bar is a yummy way to start the meal! Everything we ordered for dinner was great. They even have gluten free pasta. Great place!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friday night ---- date night
My husband and I had a fabulous dinner there on a Friday night with the exception of the waiter feeling that this should be a competitive sport. We were rushed through dinner and that really bothers us since we had the intentions of enjoying the evening together over some great food and wonderful wine.. Aim sure there are plenty of couples in a hurry in hopes to catch a movie or to go on to other activities but not everyone feels that way. We will be back and hope that when we tell the wait staff that we are in no hurry they understand we want to enjoy the evening.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food at Grotto
The Grotto has good food. Went here for special occasion for the family. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. They answered all of our questions. Will be back to this location. Great atmosphere and area at Market Street.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yet another great dining experience
We go to this restaurant about six to ten times a year. Never disappointing. I also think it's a good sign to see staff members from previous visits. Shows that it's a good place to work too. The manager visited our table as usual to check on everything. Enough of a visit to know that he legitimately cares but not over-done.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Swedish Get-Together
We had friends from Sweden visiting and thought it would be fun to introduce them to our "Woodlands Swedes"; especially since a couple of them were from the same area. There were 9 of us and we chose "Grotto" to be our spot ... fun, relaxed and good food. There would be conversation and so we hoped for a "quiet" table, which we knew was a big request. Walid (mgr) called me that morning and because of a banquet change the wine room had become available for us! Perfect! Also, our waitperson Samuel Melton took care of our every request in an exceptional manner. We enjoyed a tasty assortment of appetizers, entrees, wine and of course, desserts! All 9 of us were completely satisfied with our evening ... such fun.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food as usual
Food was wonderful, wine was great, and service was fantastic!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saturday night meal with friends
My wife and I took another couple Saturday night for dinner. It was homecoming for The Woodlands High School. So, the plan was busy. Our food came out quickly and was perfect. Thanks for a wonderful night Grotto!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I have date nite every Monday and are always looking for local places to dine. We could walk over, so it was very convenient for us and we would definitely go back. Our server, Deandre, was very knowledgeable and suggested several items he thought we might like. Even though we didn't choose what he suggested, we appreciated the time and effort he took to make our experience there enjoyable. We got the mussels as a appetizer, very good. Our pasta choices were also very tasty and there was nothing left on our plate. We also had dessert. The way Deandre described them, we couldn't help ourselves. The coffee was fresh and hot, even though we were one of the last tables in the restaurant. We will revisit.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh Tasty Salads - Great Pizza
Grotto restaurants have awesome salad selections and wonderful Italian dishes, but the surprise choice would be one of the extremely thin crust pizzas - definitely not heavy and greasy like traditional pizza pies. Combo of salad and pizza with a glass or two of vino makes for a nice comfortable meal.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Nice. Clifford was great.
My husband and I went there for our 8th wedding anniversary. We were able to get a great time using Open Table to make the reservation. It was noisy, but it was also Homecoming night, which we didn't know. However the level wasn't outragous, considering the room was open. The food was excellent, the desserts even better. Clifford was the best waiter, got our drinks and food really fast. He made good food recommendations and was just overall a good guy. Will go back and request him. Had a lovely experience, will be back to try something different.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
My kids really enjoy eating at this restaurant. And for me is one of the best Italian restaurants in the area.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
we have never had a bad meal....wonderful flavors.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service were great. Only feedback is tables are close together so it is a little crowded.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I expected the indoor noise level would be good for a nice romantic evening meal. The noise level was such that it was difficult to carry on a normal conversation. The food would be classified as Okay. My date expressed that her meal was good, mine not so.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food but noisy
The menu is good and the anipasta bar is a great start. I like this restaurant but it can be very load during busy periods. For a table of 5 it was difficult to hear at conversation level. For a quieter period avoid regular meal times on weekdays. Weekends seem load most of the time.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner was wonderful and the waiter was the best! We were seated immediately and waited on as soon as we were seated! Throughout the dinner never had to ask for anything...drinks were continuously refilled and the wait staff at all tables around us were wonderful with the guests.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have dined here many times, always excellent, staff very friendly, management exceptional.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM