BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto)

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653 reviews
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Welcome to BISTECCA - An Italian Steakhouse! Prepare for some of the finest dining and elegant atmosphere that you have ever experienced. You can expect an upscale adventure in New American Cuisine. Our Executive Chef, Morris Salerno welcomes you to enjoy a culinary experience. Enjoy!
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JF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to enjoy a great meal! The chef actually came out and met us after our meal. Very impressed. Would highly recommend. Thank you for having us.

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DH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday dinner and our dinner was outstanding. Service was top notch, the food was amazing and the dessert was a great way to finish the night.

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MJ
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Normally we have a great, romantic dinner here. However this evening left much to be desired. It took way too long for our waitress to greet us and she didn't seem to know the menu very well. My first glass of wine was the house cab which I sent back because it tasted like vinegar. I ordered coffee after dinner and was brought hot tea instead. Our food was just okay and it's usually amazing. It was also extra noisy that evening when we really were looking for a quiet dinner our away from the noise level children carry naturally.

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HP
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything from the appetizer to the dessert was superb! The waitstaff was so knowledgeable, and knew when and when not to engage. Excellent wine list, too.

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SE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday celebration... had asked if they serve Red Velvet cake by any chance since it’s my husbands favorite... it’s not on their menu, but sure enough, they went above and beyond and made a red velvet cake for us... NOW THATS customer service!

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JH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great dinner! We were there to celebrate my sons 18th BD. About midway through the meal it seemed like the music was turned up tho, and it was hard to talk at our table. All in all tho, a great experience.

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RE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Perfect place to celebrate my birthday

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for anniversary, was excellent, delicious food! Highly recommend.

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FM
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I had requested quit area as this was a business dinner We were seated by the kitchen entrance which was busy and loud

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S
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We did like the Bistecca, a few things like the coffee not hot and some tables a little loud was not to bad.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent and quaint place we found to spend my birthday and anniversary. Service crew were welcoming above and beyond. Food was tasty. You don't find allot of places that play Sinatra anymore.

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S
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite steakhouses in the DFW area!

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DK
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Service was extremely slow, loud restaurant, server said the dessert was on the house for a birthday and was not taken off, food was overpriced and not cooked correctly. Drinks overpriced.

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CC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had so much fun! Our daughter even got to help make our dessert. ❤️

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DT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a wonderful time and such a pleasant dining experience. Although we eat there just for a great dinner, this evening was a celebration of seeing our dear friend from out of town. Beau, our sever, was right on. He was engaging and fun. The food is unbeatable. However, this visit, the asparagus was short on portion and a bit over cooked. Lobster, steak, soups, delish. We look forward to dinner there again!

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t be happier with my choice of Restaurant to Celebrate my Husband’s Birthday. We both enjoyed ourselves and he loved it. The food was well seasoned and everything was delicious. They were also gracious and provided a free dessert for my husband!

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FR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone is very cordial. One of the hostesses was rather cool in demeanor.

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OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to eat. My wifes salmon was perfect. My pork chop was amazingly juicy and tasty. Shrimp cocktail was perfect.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Nuf said.

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MP
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time here, and I can’t believe it as we’ve lived in FM for almost 3 years! Great Caesar salad, tomato soup, ribeye and filet! Even my 13-year old who is a picky eater ate almost everything on her plate! We were so stuffed we couldn’t eat dessert, but sweet Anna packed a to go chocolate cannoli for us. What an unexpected wonderful evening! It’s not cheap, but would rather go there than Perry’s and Capital Grille from now on as it’s less pretentious. Oh, and the wine list is quite impressive. Go enjoy a special night out!

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C
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding as expected and the service was excellent!

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p
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, great service. We went for our 52 anniversary. They asked if we were celebrating and then brought us a fabulous dessert gratis. So nice

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JA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great dinner, a great setting and service that was outstanding.

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JC
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are always happy with the consistently exceptional food and service at Bistecca.

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is excellent! The drawbacks were a very noisy room (the group at the table adjacent to ours began singing loudly and playing their spoons -- we could not hear each other at our table while this was going on), and that the tables were too close together (wait staff knocked over our glasses twice with their buttocks while they were serving neighboring tables).

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. The service was awesome, food was great. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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m
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Our server, Laurie was very attentive and right on top of our every need. The only two complaints were that it is extremely noisey and we felt rushed. We were in and out in one hour & fifteen minutes. When you order a bottle of wine, you want to enjoy it and the pace was just too quick for us to do that. It did not appear that they needed the table either because when we left, there were many open tables.

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L
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thank you for sending a review for us. This dinner was our Valentines date.

We started with a "split" of prosecco but ended up with a split each......that should have been explained more clearly. The glass of Duckhorn cab was great, but a little pricey to us (we are True wine people and are very familiar with pricing) Incidently, I had called prior to our visit to ask about any byob options and the person, Avery, abruptly told me no they couldn't do that because they would lose their liquor license!
When a customer asks that question the hostess should know that the customer probably has used other places in Texas that allow byob. Just a side note.

Overall our meal was good+ I had the lobster tail which was delicious (however; the menu price said $44 and I was charged $49.50??)
My husband and I shared the shrimp grotto which was excellent. He really enjoyed his 1/2 doz. oysters but the Caprese salad left alot to be desired. Very small and nothing special.
My husband ordered the snapper which he said was just ok.......reason being there was too much sauce which took away from the coated texture and the cooking of the fish itself. We took a cheesecake dessert home with us which was great!
Since this was our first visit, we will definitely return to give it another try mainly due to the outstanding service we received from Carmen. She was energetic, polite and very personable with us! Thank you Carmen!

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SB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our very favorite place!! We have our “Foodie Friends” hooked too. Thank you, Morris for coming by our table. This was the perfect night for my birthday celebration. 😊❤️

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RA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was a little pricey for what you receive. The prime rib was a great cut but the flavor was nothing special. The steak was 18oz and I figured me and my date could split it but there were not near enough vegetables. The crab cakes were small, just tasted like crab and not worth the price. The tables are so close that the noise level doesn't allow you to hear each other talk. On the other hand the drinks were great! I had the Spiced Mexican Martini and it was made perfectly. I will venture back someday to try other items on the menu but it's not because the wowed me.

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NB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Tables were packed like sardines. I couldn't talk with my spouse without the people next to us hearing. The oysters were fishy, I've had better crab cakes, and the venison plate wasn't what I was expecting.

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JA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to Bistecca 3 or 4 times. The food and service are always fantastic. Favorite item is the tuna grotto app but everything we've had has been awesome. Service is on point.

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DT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful steaks...every visit! Relaxing atmosphere for adults!

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and great experience. However we brought our 11 year old daughter and she didn't like it. Just not for kids. lol

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MB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My first time visiting!! It was fabulous!! Our waitress Brandi was very attentive to our needs.

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NF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very relaxing. Even with it busy you could still talk easily and hear your conversation. Service was great and attentive

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WE
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE HAVE BEEN REGULARS AT SALERNOS FOR 25 YRS SINCE MOVING TO FLOWER MOUND FROM DALLAS AND AND ALSO THE GROTTO. WE LIKE THE WHITE TABLE CLOTH ATMOSPHERE AND THE SERVICE. THE FOOD IS ALWAYS PERFECT.

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DT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delish. Always perfection. My favorite restaurant!

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MO
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time. Thank you to the entire wait staff.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic!

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