A little pricey for Italian,
A little pricey for Italian, but well worth it. Food was incredible and portion sizes were just right. Great experience, looking forward to my next visit. Save room for desert, great selection!
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
took a friend for her birthday, sorry to say it was our first time since they moved, so we've been missing out! Everthing was great, prices fit my budget, good menu selection for lunch, special hanger stand provided for our purses & good waiter & service, parking was ample so I didn't feel forced to valet park. Got a rewards card so I'll go more often now.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always reliable for business lunch or family meal. Food is consistently delicious and service is sharp.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The special $19.95 set menu
The special $19.95 set menu online is a great deal!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, Fresh pasta and Seafood
We revisted Grotto, as on a previous visit, it was pretty crowded and noisy. This time (Sunday 6:15), we were seated right away; the noise level was moderate, and we enjoyed two excellent entrees - a salmon special; and a flouder special (which was even excellent the next day as leftovers!). At our server's suggestion, we even enjoyed a wonderful key lime pie for dessert.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed patio and happy hour.
Enjoyed patio and happy hour. Good food. I enjoyed distinctive dining menu.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The main reason I keep going
The main reason I keep going back is because of Rafael - the BEST waiter in Houston!! He really gets the concept of service and hospitality, in addition to his knowledge of food and wines.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch was very high quality. Overall a very nice experience. i am a repeat diner at Grotto's. Thanks
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day 2013
We took my mother here on mother's day for lunch. Reservation was perfect table ready on time. Great customer service. Dessert is amazing.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect birthday lunch
I noted on my Open Table reservation that I was bringing my daughter for lunch for her birthday. Our service was exceptional, down to the sparker dessert with her name written in chocolate on her plate. I would recommend Grotto for a lunch celebration!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, fair service...
I visit Grotto on a regular basis for business lunches with clients. the food is always great, served quickly and presented in a colorful pleasant manner. The service is always hit and miss, which is too bad, because Grotto would be a first class restaurant if it would provide better table service. The other issue is that the dining room is so noisy you can hardly carry on conversations. I continue to use the venue because of reliable food and location.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just what we wanted...
Grotto was the perfect venue for a not so formal late dinner. Food and service was fine and in line with the price point.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were staying at the Hotel Derek across the street. We love Italian and were very pleased with this restaurant. Make sure you indulge in the antipasto bar!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Save room for dessert!
Three of us met at Grotto for a business lunch. Everything we ordered was delicious - I especially loved the Gnocchi Spinaci which is a spinach and ricotta dumpling instead of the traditional potato. We each had a slice of the strawberry angel food cake dessert which is heavenly!
Service was a little hit or miss as they switched up which salads we each ordered and took a long while to bring us dessert forks but they were very apologetic and quickly made things right which we appreciated.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first experience at The Grotto and the food was delicious. I left their very full and satisfied with my meal.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the most amazing meal that we have had in a VERY long time. Everything was amazing! The lobster bisque is the best we have ever had and we frequent 4 and 5 star restaurants. Our meal arrived quickly, but did not tasted rushed at all. Every bite we wanted to savor. The service was impeccable! Never had better. We are planning to return this weekend and have already recommended The Grotto to friends and family. I hate that it took us so long to dine here.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a nice business lunch there. Top quality and service.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Back again and still it doesn't
Back again and still it doesn't disappoint. Highly recommend this restaurant.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for business lunch
The food is excellent. I had the lunch special which includes soup or salad. I loved the Grotto salad.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sent my son to dinner with his girlfriend for their one year anniversary and they loved the food.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional dining experience
The service was impeccable, the food fabulous and the atmosphere was vibrant but quiet enough to have good conversation. One of my favorite dining places.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had not been to Grotto in a long, long time. Went there for Houston Restaurant Week, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Houston Food Bank. It was a prix-fixed menu at a prix-fixed price. Food was good- all three of us had the grilled chicken, topped with cherry tomatoes. I had the Caesar salad- nothing special. Restaurant was crowded. It was a lively scene for a Tuesday night.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consitently very good/excellent-
Consitently very good/excellent- service and food.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had made reservations for
I had made reservations for 12:00 and we walked in at straight up twelve. "I have a reservation," I said.
"For what time?" a concerned Rachel replied (we became fast buds.)
"For right now," I said.
No table available.
They put us in the bar on counter height bar stools, fortunately the same height as my dinning room table chairs so mom had no problem with them.
Someone must have looked at our reservation because they offered the three of us a five top round table.
I had forgotten my Landry's Select Card, but the reservation had asked about it so they must have reviewed the application and seen that box checked.
The service at our table was beyond great.
Rachel was very nice.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decided to stop here for lunch while doing some business in the Uptown area. First time here and my wife and I enjoyed everything about it. We both had Bellini's, which were super. I had the salmon off the lunch menu and she had shrimp, risotto, with a cream sauce. Sauce was a little too salty, but that would be only input. Great experience.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you are looking for great
If you are looking for great Italian food with 5 star attentive service, this is the place to go to celebrate any night of the week!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very accommodating to my last minute reservation for 10. Great service as always, and they were very nice to the kids that were with us. Nice food, huge portions, and their antipasto bar is amazing!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great date luncheon.
Good food. Good service. Menus was a bit limited on variety, but still something for all.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
this was my second trip to
this was my second trip to Grotto. The first in the Woodlands and this time off Westheimer. Food is execellent, the service was fun, and professional and spot on all night. It certainly lived up to the memory of last time. I will definitely be back.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual, our waiter (Rafael) was superb!! He is the main reason why I keep returning to the restaurant. There are many Italian restaurants in town with food just as good or better, but none of them have Rafael!!.
Again, thank you.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Probably my favorite
Food always excellent; private rooms for groups. Server ( Vitali ) is maybe the best anywhere, treats us like family.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good choice
I have come to rely on Grotto for business lunches and special occasions. The food is excellent, no matter what you choose, the service is always attentive and prompt. Keep it up!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a casual dinner night. We did enjoy the food. Service was okay.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved the decor of this restaurant - very Italian :) . The paninis were very good - our table tried three different versions and all were very good! I had the business lunch - house salad was excellent!!! Lasagna was very good!! I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was very well-timed and friendly.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun and classy
I was visiting Houston and this place was right next to my hotel. We decided to try it and absolutely loved it! Too bad there isn't one in Dallas :( I especially love that they have the dessert examples on display! They look amazing! The staff is so nice and they look like they love their job. Everyone was great and I love the way the restaurant looks. It is clean and well decorated.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the spinach gnocchi
I love traditional gnocchi made out of potatoes but love seeing restaurants made them differently. Spinach and cheese gnocchi here is delicious. Save room for dessert!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love, Love, Amore!
I love this restaurant, new to the area and have already been twice in a week! The food is amazing, the service is superb, and the ambiance is great.
Only negative would be at lunch it is a bit noisy for a business lunch makes it a little difficult to hear but other than that I give it 5 stars!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous for Birthday Dinners
AMAZING wait staff and a great environment for a special occasion dinner.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We flew into Houston for the weekend to visit our son and wanted to take him out to a nice dinner. I went on OpenTable to review restaurants and this one looks the best.Much too Our surprised it turned out to be fantastic. The food was spectacular the ambience and the service was top notch. We were very pleased and would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants good food.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant was fine but
The restaurant was fine but my reservation did not get checked off and I gat a notice saying I did not show. It was taken care of but the hostess seemed rushed when I told her of my reservation and so she did not check me off
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid Italian dining.
Extremely great service and excellent food that exceeded the price .
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my fiance there with just her and I for our first romantic dinner in Houston, could not have chose a better place.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service, excellent food. It was a very good value even though it was somewhat expensive. Could not have been more pleased. All of my expectations were met or exceeded.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable for our company
Very enjoyable for our company small group dinner party with customers before going to the Nutcracker Market Preview Party...
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to eat...chairs
Great place to eat...chairs were slightly uncomfortable...service was outstanding...I was a amazed at how good it was..
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Waiter attention - excellent
One of the entrees chnosen was too salty. Without being asked the waiter removed it from the invoice. This was excellent and so customer friendly.
I have visited this restaurant since 1995 and will continue to frequent it.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for special occasion
Grotto was the best for a special birthday. The service and food were both excellent. All who went enjoyed the time.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Grotto always has excellent
Grotto always has excellent service. They really know how to make diners feel special.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Grotto Nov. 30
Lovely place! Cozy, but the temperature felt cold. Great service and variety if cocktails to choose from. Excellent and organized service. The Dessert cart was spectacular! I didnt like that the waiter brought the check before we asked for it. We had already finished but still we wanted to chat and wine. Beside that little detail, everything was perfect!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM