The Blue Grotto Restaurant
Best Veal Chop EVERBlue Grotto is a worthy Federal Hill player. I've had a lot of veal chops in my time, and Blue Grotto's was literally the BEST VEAL CHOP I have ever had. Everything we ate was fabulous.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMStill solid after all these years.I used to go to the Blue Grotto when I attended college in Providence. Now 30 years later, I went there during my reunion weekend.
The experience was just as pleasant and the food was very good. It's a traditional Italian restaurant with a intimate feeling, despite its size. The decor is a bit outdated, but that adds to its charm. It was like a familiar friend.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMblue grottovery efficient friendly staff. charming rooms with large windows for an al fresco feel.
brunch for six was several benedicts with great hollandaise, frittata was okay, omelettes good. potatoes outstanding.
attentive server, not too pricey. it's all good at the grotto, will go back for dinner.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBlue Grotto 05/18/2013 DRibeiroAppetizers were a bruschetta trio and a salume e formaggi, both of which were so simple and yet so delicious. Entrees were the Sweet Potato Gnocchi with brandy cream sauce and Risotto Al Golfo (Native scallops, Gulf shrimp, Prince Edward Island mussels & baby clams, simmered with cherry tomatoes and folded with our house made basil pesto risotto). Entrees were also excellent.
All in all, I'd highly recommend this restaurant for their superb cuisine at very reasonable prices5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter several mediocre experiencesAfter several mediocre experiences with dinner we decided to use a Groupon for brunch. We were pleasently surprised. Service was excellent. Interesting choices. I picked Eggs Benedict with tomato and Mozzerella with a Balsamic glaze rather than Canadian Bacon. All Benedict's come on Focascia bread which gave an incredible taste but I did have to request a steak knife to cut the bread. Spouse's Steak &Eggs came done precisely as ordered. Pricing: 18.00 for buffet plus entre we're fair. 10.00 for just the buffet would have been overpriced. Buffet was sparce as stand-alone but fine as accompaniment. Odd rendition of breakfast sausage, More aligned with sausage and peppers found at a street festival but, then again, I hate peppers.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service, good food.Excellent service, good food. Very nice lunch plan.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great serviceGreat food, great service = great experience.
My wife and I and another couple went to The Blue Grotto for the first time this weekend and we really enjoyed it. The service was great, the waiter was there whenever we needed anything, but not hovering, and very polite and friendly. We had a variety of dishes and all were fantastic.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food - great serviceThe food was excellent and the service was also great! The cioppino was delicious and
plentiful - and came with some lobster! My husband loved the filet, cooked perfectly, with a lump crabcake that was also tasty. Our waitstaff was very knowledgeable and attentive when necessary. We would recommend the Blue Grotto for any occasion. We did not feel rushed at all!!!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI thought the entire WineI thought the entire Wine Tasting Event was great, we all enjoyed. I just wish they had started on time. We arrived early at 6:00PM...expecting a 6:30 start time, the event did not get underway until 7:00PM. It appears they were waiting for people who were LATE in arriving but that was not fair to everyone else who arrived promptly. If you have a START time, the you should START ON TIME.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent meal.Used LivSocial deal for 4 crs dinner for 2 - excellent meal & deal. Food was excellent, service good, free valet parking is a very nice touch (as is the complimentary biscotti placed in the car upon departure!). We will return to check out the reg menu.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was Amazing! TheThe food was Amazing! The best we've had in a long time. Appetizer sampler, Lobster ravioli, Pistachio encrusted scallops . YUM3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it. ! Very nice decor.Loved it. ! Very nice decor. Couple fireplaces going. Nice music. Really enjoyed it. oh yea food was very good to.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding.........The BESTOutstanding.........The BEST Vegetable Lasagna I have ever had........3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Evening !!!!It was a perfect evening, the company, the food and especially my table, in front of the fireplace, nice and toastie !!! Loved everything about the Blue Grotto Restaurant.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM