BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto)

4.8
549 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(972) 318-0515
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Morris Salerno
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Private party facilities
Our Private Dining Room is perfect for Rehearsal Dinners, Company Gatherings, Birthday Celebrations or any Holiday Event!
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Private party contact
Stacey Mahieu: (972) 318-0515
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Catering
Executive Chef Morris Salerno will customize a catering menu to fit any need....from a few people to thousands!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
FM 407
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
What 549 People Are Saying
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JK
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was extremely accommodating and the food was delicious.

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JK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my 9 year old daughter and her friend here for a special occasion. The waitstaff was very attentive and the Chef let them go back in the kitchen for a special treat! It was a very fun evening and the food was amazing. We all enjoyed ourselves and had a memorable evening.

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PR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious! This place has become a regular Saturday night date destination for us.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far, the best dining experience in the Highland Village/Flower Mound area!

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J
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. This is out To Go To for a special occasion or just want some wonderful food

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JE
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We ordered the special - 8 oz filet and it had no taste. However the lamb chops were good.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our food. Delicious as always. Service was excellent. A little too dark. Would prefer a little more light.

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M
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had a wonderful dining experience on Sunday evening. The restaurant has a wonderful ambiance, friendly staff, and wonderful food and wine. Our server, Carmen, was gracious and informative about the menu.

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CR
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. It is a great place in a small town

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Subpar on so many levels...won’t be back.

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TT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good as always (dark chocolate and raspberry soufflé was a new combo for us, and I highly recommend it for dessert), and our server was appropriately attentive. Love that we get the opportunity to say hello to Chef and thank him each time we dine. My one critique of the restaurant is that the tables are very very close together, thus you can hear the conversation of the people at adjacent tables clearly. I understand the restaurant is moving across the street in a few months, and I hope they will put a little more space between each table.

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S
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to the Grotto often, we love the food, service and atmosphere

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were able to have a date night as our son had other plans. We decided to try a new restaurant and this restaurant was recommended on Open Table so we went for it. Every course of our meal was exceptional and our waiter took the time to explain the dishes. I started off with the Raspberry Spinach Salad and then the waiter brought us out a sampling of the Steak Salerno. I had the Lamb Chops with the House Potato for my entree and my husband had the prime Bone-In Ribeye with the mashed potatoes. Then we finished off with the Grotto Pecan Twill for dessert. Delicious in every way! We will be back again and again!!

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BP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was absolutely the best as usual. Server, not so much. Never saw him before, so he must be fairly new. Not real attentive. My wife accidently knocked over a complimentary shot of lemon cello. She asked for a replacement, and he told her there was no more, and that in some countries it was considered good luck to spill your drink...... WHAT????? We were the second table seated. Did you guys only make 2 shots for the evening????

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistecca is one of our favorite restaurants. We have been dining there with friends for at least 10 years, maybe more and it never disappoints! The bar side (Grotto) is a great place for girls night out. The bartenders really know how to make a drink! The tuna grotto is the best tuna appetizer I've ever had with the Steal Salerno a close second favorite app! They have a very extensive wine list, you shouldn't have a hard time finding a good wine. If your not sure, the waiters are very knowledgeable and can make a recommendation. You will not be disappointed giving Chef Morris a try!

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistecca has been our GoTo place to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries for the last 20+ years. They always make each meal delicious and special.

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CW
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service! She Crab soup was spectacular and the lobster tail was absolutely delicious! Server was so informative with a delightful personality.

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A
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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CW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Very Noisy terrible service, food was just OK. Will not return

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SW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. A wonderful leisurely meal served at a brilliant pace to enhance the enjoyment of fine food and company. Table chard was the best I’ve had in any restaurant.

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LM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to for special occasions and fine dining.

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TM
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an anniversary for my son and his beautiful wife. Everyone did amazing and food and dessert was outstanding.

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JW
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent, especially the salmon! For dessert we had a souffle, which was so good!

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CD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, atmosphere. Will definitely go back!

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TC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I were looking for a romantic restaurant for our weekly date night, and we were ready to splurge on an expensive place. We expected the food to be pricey, and it was, but it was also delicious. Plates were around $35 each, and our full meal was around $120 with two glasses of wine, two entrees, and a dessert (and tip). Our waiter was very attentive, and his service was very good. We didn't feel like we waited long for our meal at all. The atmosphere was romantic, the lighting was very dark/dim, and the noise level was low. It was a very good experience, but not one I could afford very often.

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MD
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/10 every time. Always great service, food is delicious and beautifully plated. Cozy atmosphere. Love dining here!

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MW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The service was slow. We had a fairly early dinner reservation. It took about 45 it 50 minutes before we received our food.

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SH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love it when the chef comes out, knows our order and thanks us for our patronage. Great dining experience.

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SH
Shreveport
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! We've been coming here for years and will never change. We drive quite the distance now as we are no longer local but it is worth the trip

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have chosen this as our special occasions restaurant for seven years. LOVE IT!!

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AG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've heard about it for years but just went for the first time during Restaurant Week and loved it. The food was amazing, great wine list and the service top notch. A cozy neighborhood gem and we'll definitely be back!

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GD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great drinks. This is a go to for any occasion. Simply amazing.

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TM
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always! Staff was amazing and food was outstanding!

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M
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal - celebrated our anniversary - from the start to dessert, the staff was attentive, engaged and pleasant. Meal was outstanding.

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B
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant for special occasions (double anniversary and birthday). As usual, food was outstanding and service was also. Steaks cooked to perfection.

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R
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

May be a bit higher than some but well worth it- fresh hand made by chef who is owner- been long standing landmark (formerly Salerno Grotto) - new name same great food

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B
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always outstanding. Our favorite restaurant in Flower Mound for special occasions.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and great service.

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TC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Over the years we have found Bistecca to serve consistently very good food that is served in quantities that don't call for a "take-home" box (in our opinion that is a good thing). Their desserts could use a little less emphasis on chocolate but they're beautiful and delicious. It is a good place for conversation and feels cool on a hot day. The Osso Bucco is wonderful.

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R
Dallas
59 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner tonight. I had the red snapper and I can tell you that I’ve never had red snapper this good in my life. My wife had the scallops and love them. The desserts were spectacular and we will be back again soon

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