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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (22)
Romantic (22)
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Good for Birthdays (18)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Cozy (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Business Meals (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Authentic (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Casual (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Fun (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food here is fantastic! We started off with Tuna Grotto (seared ahi tuna on fried wontons), shared some She-Crab soup, then split a filet with crab for the entree, and finished the meal with one of their soufflés. We also enjoyed a few drinks including a Grotto coffee (with alcohol in it) to finish up.

I've gone here several times even when I was younger and have been impressed each time.

Service is great too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Mussels, Lamp Chops, and Grand Marnier Souffle just minutes from home in Flower Mound - awesome!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Had a reservation we made a few days ahead and were told they were very busy when we arrived and would have to wait 30 minutes for our reserved table unless we wanted to sit outside. We chose outside, which was quiet. There is a nice fountain out there. It was a little warmer/muggier than I would have preferred given we were dressed up. Our service in the first 30 minutes was very slow. Slow to get water, bread, cocktail orders, etc. They were simply too busy at that point. I would be more accepting if we had walked in without a reservation but this is why you make reservations--to avoid this kind of situation.

After it slowed down a little (around the time our table would have been ready inside) there was a noticeable improvement in service. I think the rush started thinning out. Our service the rest of the time was very good as we experienced in the past.

The food was excellent as always. The she crab soup is divine and the soufflé dessert excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We found the food to be very good, although the lamb chops were not very filling unlike the New York Strip. Also the restaurant didn't have any mint jelly which was disappointing. The noise level was extremely loud, beyond awful. That alone would prevent me from coming back. We were really looking forward to a special dinner for our anniversary, but mostly we were disappointed. The service was unfortunately lacking. Our server seemed unsettled, the flow of the service was definitely off. I read wonderful reviews of this restaurant, so I am assuming we just happened to have an unusually poor experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We made a reservation through Open Table and had to wait for almost an hour and a half before we were seated. We raved about this restaurant to our friends and they weren't impressed due to the wait.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Went to Bisteca for Mothers Birthday. Had family in from California and Colorado. The service was excellent and our waiter Toby was friendly and well informed about the menu and any questions we had. The Chef greeted his guests and was very nice. The food was excellent and any desires were met. We've already planned our family a Christmas dinner at the restaurant! Highly recommend Bistecca!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

It's too dark in there. Our server was very good. The food was horrible. We ordered the Chateubriand for two. The steak came out completely raw. The waitress took it back. She brought it back and it looked exactly the same. So she took it back again and returned for a third time. It was cooked well done on the ends and medium rare in the middle but the taste was completely disgusting. The spinach tasted charred. The steak had zero seasoning and tasted charred. The mashed potatoes tasted like instant potatoes. We asked to speak to a manager and there wasn't even a manager on duty. What restaurant doesn't have a manager on duty on a Saturday night??? The bartender came to speak to us. She was very sweet. We asked to just take the food away. We were excited to try this place and overall experience wasn't great.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was great as always! Service was great too!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Burst of flavors in every item. Right amount of attention from the waiting staff. Excellent service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant. Anytime we feel like going out for a nice evening, this is where you will find us.

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Quick attentive service, food was good,, loved the cheeseboard and bread. Did mess up our order but we didn't realize there was a problem until Chef told us. More than compensated us.
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

DFW Restaurant Week 2017: Enjoy all courses including "The Spoon" with the Wine Pairing...Morris did a fabulous job on crating these courses.

The Salmon Wellington in the Puffed Pastry was perfect. Flaky, cooked just right with the scallop mouse.. " WOW" ..

Entry Choices Black Drum or Brisket , both were enjoyed by our group of six and we could not decide which was better..

Morris visited our table several times making sure that our dining experience was what we had hoped for..

Great Job Bistecca Team !!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Absolutely wonderful - as usual! Such a great restaurant, amazing wait staff, incredible food, and lovely wine. Chef Morris works so hard to make sure everyone eats and drinks well. It is alawys special to share an evening at Bistecca's.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Chef Morris Salerno is a master of delicious, fresh, locally sourced cuisine. His staff is attentive, professional, and fun. My Family enjoyed a spectacular dining experience at Bistecca this weekend. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the DFW Metroplex!

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Authentic, Hot Spot, Organic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Chef Salerno is great as always

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We went for restaurant week and to celebrate a birthday. I couldn't have been happier with the experience! The food was amazing, the service was spot on. The Chef even came out to greet us. Definitely going back!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 8, 2017

We were there during restaurant week, and what a treat it was! Everything was delicious, and I am still dreaming about the strawberry pie!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Cannot believe we have not been here before. Outstanding experience!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great restaurant. Lots of good choices for steak and seafood. You have to get the steak salerno appetizer - it's amazing. Plus the dessserts are awesome. Gotta try the pecan twill or the soufflés

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Bistecca never fails to please. The food, the presentation and the service always top notch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The service was phenomenal!!!!! You must ask for Tony when you stop in. The food was unique and different. Will definitely put it on the list of places I would return.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Wonderful food and service. Would have given 5 stars but it got extremely hot in the dining room. We had to ask them to turn the AC on. Shouldn't have to ask that in middle of summer in Texas. Shelby our waitress was great.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 24, 2017

We went to Bistecca for our anniversary. The food was amazing! I had the strip steak that was cooked beautifully. It was so tender and the cream sauce was excellent with it. My husband had the sea bass. We both agreed that was one of the best fishes we had both ever eaten. The decor is a bit dated. However, the food made up for it. The drinks were also really great, particularly the peace martini that I had. The chef also comes out and greets the guests. Overall, we would go back back again because the food was delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great food and service! The steak solarno appetizer is awesome! One of my favorite restaurants! The restaurant was a little warm as it was a very hot day. They may need to upgrade their ac system.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food is always over-the-top, and the Chef's creations are divine!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 19, 2017

This was an excellent restaurant with soft piano music playing and a great atmosphere. The food was excellent and the steak was very tender. The service was excellent and this made for a very perfect anniversary dinner. I liked the fact that we could reserve a table and after I told them it was our anniversary they wrote Happy Anniversary in chocolate on our dessert plate. It really was a great experience

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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