BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto)

4.8
1184 Reviews
$31 to $50
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1184 people are saying
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KevinC
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience1

The food was great. The service was average. It was difficult to enjoy, though, because of how loud it was in the restaurant.

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Lizj
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morris always has the best. Server Avery was attentive and friendly.

We both had sea bass and it was delicious. Then creme brûlée for dessert.

Never disappoints and our go to for a special dinner or treat.

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LindaK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is outstanding. Morris is an incredible chef. We are never disappointed with anything. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipjlb45000
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a really good experience from A to Z!!! Food is tasty, Service is amazing and the ambiance is magic,

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Tiffany79
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bistecca. Been coming here for years and it’s nice when they remember us! Our waitress was fabulous and the food, as always, was delightful. My 11yr old begs to have dinner here. Don’t be afraid to bring your children…the staff is fantastic with my kids!

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RichardM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent food and super service. Ambience was very nice with the white tatablecloths, appropriate table spacing, and lighting. Will go there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was my birthday. My boyfriend ordered the short rib. In my opinion, that dish should not be sweet but savory. I was trying to figure out how this could be sweet and I’m guessing possibly balsamic vinegar. Please skip that ingredient. It made the dish disgusting. I ordered the filet and it was fantastic. The meatballs were excellent as well.

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DianaD
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is perfect, every time. Waitstaff is always charming and attentive, and it's just always a pleasure to be there.

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vipjcostin
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food and service was impeccable! Our server, Stormy, was a pleasure and took care of us all evening. The food was perfectly prepared and delicious.

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Aguyintx
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Bistecca is much too nice to allow loud noise disrupt an otherwise great dining experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morris is the best!

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RobertC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. Very loud. I was hoping for a more intimate setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. We will be back.

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KarlK
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and awesome service! Eddie took good care of us!

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vipSkootr
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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luvmyjrt
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been to this restaurant when it was the Grotto but it had been a few years. It was my birthday and I picked this restaurant. It was awesome! Everything was excellent. Service was excellent. The steak was perfection. I told my husband that I couldn’t think of any way that the whole experience could have improved on. Highly recommended!

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FMburbite
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great anniversary dinner, warm and friendly service from Vittorio

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CaptainBob
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here many times. Chef Morris continually provides excellent food. The Short Ribs were amazing.

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Debby
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For special events, some restaurants "dumb it down." Bistecca raises the bar, and the bar is high to begin with. New Years Eve was a 4+ course meal with entertainment and a gift bag for each couple. Every course was outstanding. The meal was paced just right. Great evening, as usual.

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CherylH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

We have always enjoyed dining here. We came on New Year’s Eve so we did know that it would be expensive, but not as outrageous as it was! There was a set menu, no surprise either but portions were very, very small. We had 2 glasses of inexpensive champagne and our bill was $400 with tip. Never again on a holiday will we go there!

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DarrenE
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morris hit it out of the park with the New Year's Eve menu. Everything was spot on, from the lobster bisque to the Sea Bass. Our go to for any special occasion did not disappoint.

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vipTrinaS
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was great! Our server was wonderful! No “covid” excuses here! Love that they had plenty of servers and runners for food, water, and drinks! Chef Morris Salerno came out and met us and made sure dinner was going well. We were very impressed and will come back again and again! If you haven’t tried this restaurant you are missing out!

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PatrickM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great and wait staff was excellent. Music was a little louder that I would have liked.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Prime cut and crab was a hit

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PatH
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an awesome dining experience. Highly recommend!

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PatP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The special was not as good as the food normally is at Bistecca. The noise level last night was so loud my husband and I could not even talk to each other.

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CorkV
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistecca is a hidden gem in Highland Village - easily the equal of the big-name chains like Del Frisco's, but with the intimacy that comes with the owner/chef mingling with the guests. Every visit has been superb.

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CarolK
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service food and ambiance as always! Must try the new chocolate desert with hot melted caramel. Devine!!!!

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vipHtod
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Chef was not cooking that night…whoever was in the kitchen was a terrible cook…fried food way overdone, risotto was mushy and overcooked, scallop special (3 for $35) way too expensive and rubbery. I get it that kitchen help is hard to find…but there has got to be someone responsible for doing quality control when sending food out. It will be a long time before we go here again.

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RobinB
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our last visit was a bit underwhelming with the service not being up to its normal standards, but this visit was a return to the great service Bistecca typically offers. The food and souffle were outstanding, as usual. My one complaint is the damage this meal did to my waistline, but it was so worth it!! We will certainly return.

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DonaldJ
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow our 48th wedding Anniversary dinner was excellent the service was outstanding the wait staff was great the food was fantastic best deal for your money !

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, amazing service. It has been a long time since

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Girl
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom for her retirement dinner and everything wa fabulous! I had the shrimp scampi and she had the salmon and both dishes were amazing!

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Suzie
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great local stand out. Delicious food. The soufflés are a must to try! All flavors are scrumptious.

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steve
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Service was exceptional. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love coming to Bistecca. I have never had a bad meal. Everything is always delicious. The service is the best in the area.

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Aguyintx
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

As usual, the food was spectacular. The wait staff was very attentive and professional. From a value standpoint, I can’t imagine more for the cost.
The ONLY thing I don’t care for at Bistecca, is the noise level. I realize that is beyond manageable control, but I do think that when you go to a fine restaurant, you shouldn’t have to lean over the table to be heard by your date.

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Picasso
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, precise un intrusive service. Overall, great dining experience.

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CarmenO
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience here. Food is excellent, service is great, atmosphere relaxed. It's not your average restaurant, it's a real treat. She-Crab soup is delicious, highly recommend.

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BriannaB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. The steak Salerno is probably the single greatest dish in the world. So simple, but so good. The sea bass was also amazing!

FAQs

BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (972) 318-0515.

BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto) is rated 4.8 stars by 1184 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.