BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto)

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Steakhouse
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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PU
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We always look forward to visiting Bistecca for special occasions and taking our family and other guests to experience fine dining, fantastic service with usually a visit from Morris, the owner and world renown chef, On this visit it was our 39th anniversary and we were not disappointed as we dined on a mouth watering scallop dinner for the groom and a wonderful veal dinner for my bride. Prior to the entree, I suggest the Caprese salad and fresh oysters. On special occasions (anniversary, birthday, etc) a very special dessert will be presented in usual Bistecca fashion.

SG
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My steak was not prepared properly so I sent it back. Upon its return, the sides were cold. (I did not send it back again) For dessert I had mousse, which had a hair in it.
I hung the hair over the side of the dish and left.
Very disappointing, as we’d heard good things about Bistecca.

SS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made my birthday extra special! Amazing food, amazing drinks!

EN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing, if you haven’t experienced Chef Morris you are really missing out.

MS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday's shrimp special was outstanding, as always a fun place to have dinner.

b
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Nice menu options
Well prepared/presented food
Definitely going back again / great place for business meals too

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our absolute favorite spot! Always the best!

d
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful meal with our family. Cannot wait to go back!

RR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit here had been flawless, and this most recent visit was no exception. Carmen always takes excellent care of us.

SD
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Went to Bistecca Monday night while in the Dallas for the week. We had the best meal ever, and that’s saying a lot from someone that’s travelled all over the world for the last 15 years and been an amateur chef for the last 45 years. It’s a bit expensive, but worth every penny. It was so good we went back Thursday night and were glad we did. The food was wonderful, the Bistecca salad is out of this world. We also had the wedge salad, grotto shrimp, carpaccio, sea bass, halibut, cioppino, the frenched bone pork chop, the souffle with grand marnier sauce, and crepes with orange sauce and raspberries. On top of that, the wait staff was great, knew how to serve an expensive meal, and treated us like we were best friends. Absolutely fantastic!

C
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to take a date. The food and service are excellent.

KU
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We truly enjoyed our dining experience although we were seated at a row of tables for two and noise was definitely a problem. My dining partner was seated across from me and we both had to lean over the table to be heard. That being said, everything else was excellent. Our server, Kylie, was the best server we've ever had at the restaurant. The food was up to its usual high standards.

S
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and service. We will return

SG
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food, without a doubt was out standing, however, it was a special occasion for my husband and myself, as noted on our reservation. It was our 23rd anniversary and our waiter did not say a word (we were crammed into a small table, very close to two other couples and our waiter did not seem happy to be there).

DR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. High-quality products. Our waiter, Carmen was GREAT!

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Only issue was for a reservation table, she seated us right in front of the bar entrance, it was a Wednesday but bar was busy & louder than usual. She moved us to a cozier table for 2, much better.

GG
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We will definitely be back. We had the halibut and the steak medallions. The hailbut itself was cook perfectly, but the sauce with it was bland. It was served over rice that was just OK, but the asparagus was wonderful. Everything on the steak medallions entry was wonderful. We then had souffle's - rumchata and Grand Marnier -both were great - next time will go for a salad and then souffle!

RB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I would probably given them a better overall score but I felt profiled when I asked for additional bread for my family to eat once our food was served (which took longer than I expected) and was told that there wasn’t any more bread available.

DO
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My steak was delicious ... husband said his pork chop was tough. Loved the house potatoes. I didn't care much for how the tables were arranged - there were two of us - and to other two tops were so close to us that we could hear their conversations. That is uncomfortable. Had a nice meal.

LJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steaks I’ve ever had! I will be returning! Great service too!

ER
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This spot is nestled in a small area which I like...even though we had one waitress...everyone was very helpful and the food was superb. I recommend this spot for its great customer service and food that actually tastes good. I am always willing to pay a good penny for well prepared food!

PH
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambience was wonderful — they seated us in a quiet back room with mostly other outlets. The room was decorated For Valentine’s Day and was lovely. The service was excellent as well. The only disappointment was that the food wasn’t up to their usual standards. While the salad and dessert were wonderful, the crab cakes were bland and the red snapper was overcooked. I’m hoping it was because of the holiday weekend.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my birthday and a wonderful date night.

KB
Tulsa
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Other than one large party that was pretty loud, this was a fantastic experience. I realize that in a normal patronage, the noise level would have been perfect. We will most certainly be back.

BC
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine list...very solid and decently priced, but the cuisine....UNbelievable!! My partner had a strip steak...EXCELLENT! I had the halibut.....melted in my mouth. I’m going back 2 days later since I’m meeting someone in that area for dinner again.

RB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was OUTSTANDING I got the Filet it was very tender and flavorful. My husband and Mom got the Pork Chop they were both very pleased with the taste. We had Georgia for our waitress she was very helpful as this was our first time dining here she took very good care of us we didn’t want for Anything.

I would highly recommend this place. We celebrated our 35th Wedding Anniversary and couldn’t have been happier with the meal.

PT
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great. The mussels are a great way to start your meal. The service is friendly and not rushed. It is not a quiet restaurant, but not so loud you can’t have a conversation, and I enjoy the energy in the place.

MH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food and atmosphere... service is always extremely slow, especially when we have a certain waiter.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed all of the food. The appetizers are fantastic, I highly recommend you go with an appetite to try as much of the menu as you can! The chef came out and shook everyone’s hand and was very friendly as well as his staff. We will definitely come back again for a date night!

f
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morris does not disappoint!!! The food and service was incredible. We had a party of five on a Tuesday evening and were treated like royalty. Everything was cooked to perfection and our guests were so impressed. Thank you for making it a wonderful evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Annual great dinner with family. The food was absolutely delicious- each of us was impressed with the quality of the dishes - everything from salads to dessert was so yummy. Recommend the steaks, seafood, and cheesecake.

E
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service! And, we love that it's a neighborhood restaurant.

S
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding and I love when the owner/chef comes over to check to see if all is good.
The server’s recommendations were perfect and not the most expensive on the menu.which is always impressive. Loved it and we will definitely return

j
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is our "go to" spot for special occasions and when we look for a great meal with excellent service. Be aware, on crowded evenings it does get a bit loud, but that's the price you pay for a fine dining experience. I had what was perhaps the most tender and tasteful steak ever! You can't go wrong with choosing Bistecca!

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a fabulous dining experience with my family.

S
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The attention and service we received was absolutely impeccable. Not to mention our meals were all prepared perfectly and were all delicious. Also, our server’s recommendation for wine was spot on. Our party had a wonderful time.

M
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was, as always, terrific. Service was wonderful. Our waitress was charming, knew her menu, and was actually fun to talk to. Will return for sure.

s
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious! One of our favorite places for a nice dinner as a couple or with friends

B
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's just not a better steak house in the area. The chef & staff truly go above & beyond. You're not just a customer, but a valued part of this company's family when you walk in those doors. Wine, Shrimp Grotto + Steak Salerno for the win! Oh.. and amazing desserts!

BD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!!!