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About BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto)

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!

2300 Highland Village Rd
Ste 500
Highland Village, TX 75077
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
FM 407

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(972) 318-0515

Website:
http://www.bisteccasteakhouse.com/

Catering:
Executive Chef Morris Salerno will customize a catering menu to fit any need....from a few people to thousands!

Executive Chef:
Morris Salerno

Private Party Facilities:
Our Private Dining Room is perfect for Rehearsal Dinners, Company Gatherings, Birthday Celebrations or any Holiday Event!

Private Party Contact:
Stacey Mahieu: (972) 318-0515

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto) Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (23)
Romantic (21)
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Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for a Date (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Cozy (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Business Meals (9)
Authentic (9)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Casual (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Spicy (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 7 days ago

Very friendly and efficient staff. They have a wide variety of upscale choices from steaks to seafood. I always order the duck which is delicious. My husband loved his steak. On another occasion our guest loved the sea bass. They have many choices of appetizers and salads, as well as wonderful desserts (souffles!). I love their crab soup (my only wish is that it would be a little thicker). Overall, we love this place and will be back often!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

My anniversary dinner at Bistecca was fantastic . The atmosphere, service and dinner all very satisfying.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My wife and I recently had our anniversary dinner at Bistecca. Wonderful, calm atmosphere serving delicious appetizers, steaks and a very sinful chocolate desert to polish off the evening. Highland Village is lucky to have such a relaxing, but high-end, eating establishment.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The restaurant has a wonderful ambiance and the service was excellent. The scallop appetizer was delicious as was the souffle for dessert. Our main courses were good as well, though our steak was a bit more on the medium side (ordered medium rare) but everything was still flavorful and the experience was enjoyable. We will definitely return.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Bistecca NEVER disappoints!!! My wife and I love this place. Everything is top notch from A to Z!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food and drinks were fantastic, love the idea about the owner/ chef came out and talked to each table.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Beau was our server. He’s great. Didn’t rush you. Made great recommendations. Really knows how make the night special. The only complaint-the tables are really crammed in there tight. If you’re stuck on the long wall as you walk in, you’re pretty much in each other’s laps.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our favorite restaurant! Chef Salerno never disappoints.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husbands birthday was complete with this restaurant. Great food and waiter was fantastic.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a very enjoyable dinner. Service (Bo) was top notch!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Bistecca offers one of the most delicious fine dining experiences in the Dallas/FtWorth metroplex. Chef Morris Salerno’s cuisine is spectacular, offering a tasty selection of Italian/New American dishes. He has some of the best steaks, and one of the best selections of fresh seafood, in town. His desserts are a spectacular. Service is always professional and friendly. Bistecca is one of the best restaurants in DFW!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent.. mother in laws Christmas dinner with family from out of town ...excellent food and service!!!!

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Fantastic! The wait staff in particular gives a wonderful experience, some of the best the best waiters I've ever experienced.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We have lived within blocks of this restaurant for over 13 years and had never gone in. It sits a little off the main thru street and so you don't think about it. We were Christmas shopping and I noted that tomorrow night we would have dinner there. I mean after 13 years and it's still there. . .has to be good? We arrived for our reservation and were promptly seated. Our waiter came to say hell-o, a gentleman named "Bo" who informed us he would be serving us that evening. The interaction between us and Bo was perfect. After our appetizer he brought us a sample of "steak salerno", what a treat. It was delicious and will certainly be on our list next time. My wife had the blackened salmon that was on special and I had a New York strip that was on special that evening. My wife said it was the best she has ever had, and my steak was wonderful. We ordered an after dinner drink and then Bo brought us a chocolate desert as a gift on the house. That just topped it off. Too make a long story short. .the food was awesome, and the service impeccable. This restaurant is a little pricey, on the order of a Ruth Chris, but I would rate the food and the experience above a Ruth Chris. This is a neighborhood gem and I can see how it has stood the test of time. There is no question that we will be back for special occasions and even date night. These folks just do it perfectly.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Escargot was the best we've ever had. Even though everything else was excellent, we'll remember the escargot for ever.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was my second time at Bistecca!!! Both times, my experience has been SUPERB!!! Food is Excellent! Staff is Welcoming! Decor is comfortable! Wine List is Amazing! I loved every minute of this experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Awesome birthday dinner with my family. The wait staff was excellent and such a nice touch with Chef Morris coming to our table to make sure our experience was great! Our food was excellent and we will come back soon! Thank you

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Crowded and noisy. Food and service fine but not exceptional considering the prices!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was great. So glad we tried it- we will be back!!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent food. The soufflés are huge-we we’re not informed of the size at the time of our order. The staff was accommodating -we were seated under an extremely loud speaker and they were kind enough to turn it down so that we could actually hear each other and our wait staff-although the chef did come and complain that it wasn’t loud enough. The entire resturaunt is loud in general.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Bistecca is a favorite of ours. Great food and good service. The veal was out of this world and the pecan twirl is our favorite dessert with both flavor and flair.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Celebrating life with a friend who has cancer. She is now cancer free!

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

This was our first time dining at Bistecca. We had seen it advertised on a reality program several years ago, and have been wanting to check it out since then. My wife, my 12-year old daughter and I chose to celebrate my wife's birthday at Bistecca. The service was outstanding, it was a quiet and comfortable environment, and the food was delicious. My wife and I both ordered steak. The portions were large, and the meat was cooked as we had ordered it, and then served to us on a very warm plate to keep it warm to the last bite. My daughter had the crab cakes (also very tasty), and we topped off the meal with a delicious dessert prepared special for my wife's birthday. It was an enjoyable experience, and we will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Waitress was too casual for a "special night out". A bit condescending. A bit rolling her eyes. Pushing us to finish our dishes before we were done. We really don't like that.

Duck breast was fibrous.
Fois gras and scallop were great.

Pretty, crisp table setting. Ambiance good for conversation.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Been going there for over 20 years. Our favorite restaurant in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 21, 2017

This is my FAVORITE restaurant in DFW. The food is always great and it's a quiet enough place to visit easily. We were well taken care of without feeling interrupted. Best cioppino in the state!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at BISTECCA. I decided to surprise her by making a reservation for dinner. I made the reservation THREE days in advance, and I also told them in the reservation that it was our one year wedding anniversary. Despite all of this, instead of seating us in a quiet room that we had hoped would be towards the back of the restaurant, they sat us by a noisy table near the kitchen, with waiters constantly walking by us all night. There were also screaming children at the next table over. This was completely unacceptable for our first anniversary dinner, and one that we made days in advanced. The service was also sub-par and even amateur at times. The bus boys rushed through their tasks and were disturbing in their haste to clear the table. Very Disappointing.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Bistecca consistently serves wonderful food with professional service. This is a regular go to place for us for special occassions or just when we want to enjoy a superb dinner

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Thank you to the entire staff of Bistecca for making our Veteran's Day celebration fantastic! Your kindness in honoring veterans was MOST appreciated!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We went here for the first time to celebrate my wife's birthday and WOW! Everything was absolutely spot on the entire evening. For starters, we chose the Potato Soup and Texas Blue Crab Fingers to which both were savory and delicious. It was hard to choose our entrée as the menu has so many well desired dishes, but we finally went with the Chateubriand for Two. It came accompanied with garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach and roasted mushrooms. The steak was cooked to perfection and the sides, especially the roasted mushrooms were fantastic. Since it was my wife's birthday, she was offered a complimentary dessert and chose the Grotto Pecan Twill (Lace pecan candy tower filled with chocolate mousse, launched over creme anglaise and caramel sauce). This was probably one of the best desserts we've each ever had! The staff was friendly, attentive and our waiter was outstanding. The Chef even came out to our table to make sure everything was to our liking. I highly recommend this place and we will 100% be back. In fact, we have already made reservations for our next visit.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Awesome evening . Thank you Morris and Stacey. Great to remember us Veterans. We greatly appreciate you.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great restaurant. The Highland Village restaurant measures up to the best in Dallas.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is our "go-to" place in Highland Village. I have been coming to this restaurant for over 23-years. We had the seared Tuna with wasabi caviar as an appetizer. So good. My friends each had a salad (Cesar and Caprese) and both were rather large and very yummy. As the main course, we had salmon, sea bass, and New York Strip Steak. goodness was that awesome. We hope to do this "girls night out" every 6-months now.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We have dined at BISTECCA, formerly The Grotto, several times over the years. We have never been disappointed. The food is always excellent, the service superb, and it is always fun to be personally greeted and thanked by Morris. It is also fun to see the reaction of the obvious “1st timers “ when Morris personally greets them. It is such a nice touch of class by an organization that is always first class. We will return many times in the future.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Solid dinner but not spectacular. Our server was polite and attentive but could have been a bit better. He went over the specials, came right back and asked if we were ready to order -- no appetizers and our drinks had yet to even come out so we felt a bit rushed. We had to ask for bread, which every other table had around us. The food itself was fantastic with the exception of my steak. I ordered the prime strip medium rare. It came out closer to medium well. It wasn't bad, just not what I would have expected from a prime steakhouse. I'd go back and give them another shot.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

This has been my favorite, since my first visit. The food is amazing, the people are genuine, just a great place to have a meal. Try the Salerno steak appetizer- it's mouth-watering!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

We had a great time and it’s close to home. The food is always great. We will be back soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fun, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

We chose this for our 8th Anniversary based on location, menu, and the reviews on Open Table. We were very pleased. I am accustomed to fine dining experiences and my husband is usually more comfortable dining in chain restaurants. He's been miserable on occasion when I took him out of his element. But Bistecca impressed him. The atmosphere was perfectly balanced - not pretentious but perfect for a business dinner or romance. More than once he said he enjoyed himself and loved the food. He pronounced that this could be our new place! I chose the peach Bellini martini, she crab soup, black drum fish with crab, and the pecan tuile. Wonderful! He had merlot, crab cakes and beef medallions topped with crab. We loved it all. He and I both agreed that they need to be more careful when picking clean the crab. We both had shell bits in both of our appetizers and entrees. Nick was our server and was friendly, polite, and attentive. I can't wait to enjoy myself at this restaurant again.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Bistecca is our favorite local, neighborhood spot. Chef Salerno has been delivering upscale fare in the Highland Village / Flower Mound / Lewisville area for decades. The appetizers and bar fare are as interesting as the main menu. Many evenings, I'll drop in to the bar for a glass of wine, a couple of awesome appetizers and I'm a happy camper!

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very pleasant dining experience at Bistecca! Escargo and Cesar salad for apps, both wonderful. Then Chateaubriand for 2 for the main course. It was absolutely incredible. Wine and garlic soaked greens, mashed potatoes, mushrooms and perfectly prepared Chateaubriand sliced. Lunch the next day was amazing as well. Service was pronominal, on point with timing, refills, dish collection. Made the experience that much more enjoyable. No desert this time but we will be back. No question.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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