BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto)

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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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Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite steakhouses in the DFW area!

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DK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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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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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
19 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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TC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's been one of my favorite restaurants for nearly 30 years. My man had the bone-in ribeye and we both agreed it was one of the top steaks we've ever had. Glad to see the great food continues!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating early Valentine’s dinner. Amazing and always!

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CO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, this is our very favorite restaurant. It's that one-of-a-kind hidden gem that you don't expect to find in the suburbs - but once you find it, you'll keep going back time and again! Chef Morris Salerno and his team never fail to disappoint.

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WW
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit. The food was amazing! Our server, Anna, was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. She gave us the perfect suggestions. We will definitely be back.

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B
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We once again were seated at the dreaded “kitchen table” located right in the middle of all the kitchen traffic. We had made a reservation a week in advance however when we arrived we were initially told they did not have a table for 4 as we requested. It was a bad experience this time around. Very loud also. The food however is fantastic.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious. We had mussels and the steak appetizer. I probably could have stopped there, but there was more coming. The crab bisque was so good. The steak was done just right, they use real crab. It was a birthday, so they treated us to dessert, which was rich and delicious. The service was very attentive and personable, her recommendations were spot on. It's a bit pricey, so for us it won't be a go to for family dinner out on a regular basis, but definitely a treat for a special occasion.

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TM
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vine and dine party which we left to come have appetizers and drinks ! Awesome !

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KG
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

A great neighborhood gem that delivers consistent food quality, great setting (once you get in the front door), and great service most often.

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TT
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menu, specials and delicious food with a lovely wine list.
White chocolate raspberry soufflé was amazing!

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MF
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites great food, classy

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PA
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had guests come into town and my husband asked me where I wanted to take them to eat. I immediately told him Bistecca. My reason was and is that I have never been disappointed in it. It is always consistently good. I don't have to worry about having to apologize to my guests because something is not up to par. The food, the service, the atmosphere, even tableside visits from the chef, Morris Salerno, are always a delight. I recommend the new bar drinks also. The apple cider mimosa and the mexican martini were delicious.

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