BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto)

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595 reviews
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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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Dallas
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

We have been here several times before and cannot quite give it the 5 star rating.
#1 Very loud. We had to ask to have the music turned down and the acoustics amplify the other diners conversations.
#2 We ordered not one but TWO different bottles of wine from the menu but discovered the dates on the bottle did not reflect the bottles on the wine list. We believe there is a difference between a '11 and '15. We switched to cocktails.
#3 The "she-crab" soup was fantastic, as were our meals (scallops, prawns) although one of us had to re-order because they were out of salmon and halibut (630pm on a week night). (Maybe you could let the diners know before ordering that it wasn't available)

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite place and our “foodie” friends had never tried it!! It was a hit and their new favorite place. We will all be back for Valentines. Love this place!❤️

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AB
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love going to BISTECCA, everything is so good. I am the type who normally gets my favorite dish from a restaurant every time, but everything in the menu is so good that I switch it up a lot. My favorite is the snapper, and for dessert the soufflé is amazing!

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S
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good meal. Morris the owner/chef takes the time to greet his guests. It’s a nice touch

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JL
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We used to live just down the road and discovered this wonderful steak house looking for something new. We now live in Arlington and drive there a couple of times a year for special occasions. The Tuna Grotto is to die for, the Grotto Salad is a guilty pleasure, and the Filet have never disappointed!

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AH
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Food and service were spectacular!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always. Never had poor service or food.

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AB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good. Menu had interesting options. The Caesar salad was amazing

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Service was very slow-we waited ten minutes for our initial drink order and then never got to order another because the waitress never checked on us. We ordered a steak dish and a seafood dish. The seafood dish was good, but the steak, which is what they are known for, was not good. We ordered it to be medium, and it came out entirely gray. No pink on the inside, not even brown...gray. It was bland and had no flavor. Very disappointing.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner. Food was awesome and service was great.

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DN
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I love going here for a great meal and a quiet night out. This is fine dining without having to go to Dallas. They have an excellent selection of wine. The staff is very attentive.

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CG
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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DD
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food. Executive Chef Morris Salerno knows how to please. No wonder he receives so many pristigious awards!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent!

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PT
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the mussels as an appetizer and they were delicious. Both meals we had, veal and se bass were excellent. The service was attentive and well paced. It was a thouroughly enjoyable night out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience! The food was delicious. We will be back!

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

We had a last minute date night at Bistecca and are SO GLAD we did! The chef came out and greeted us while we were waiting on our table, the meat and cheese tray for two was enough for about 6 and extra scrumptious, and the beef and crab was absolutely mouth watering! We will be back FOR SURE!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The waiter was very dry, no personable, seemed annoyed to be there. Everything else was awesome.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was outstanding other than being crammed into a small table and space.

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CB
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent with "just right" portions. Best steak ever! Wait staff had best combination of attentiveness without being intrusive. We will be back.

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BC
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and loved it. Lori took care of us and told us what the faves were (and the specials), and we had an awesome dinner.

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C
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful good- great service. One of our favorite places❤️

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JW
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the food was excellent! The salmon tasted great, the service was very good and the restaurant was decorated for the holidays.

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KC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my fiance out for his 37th birthday and had the most elegant, romantic dinner. We will be going here again.

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j
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never been disappointed at Bistecca! This is one of our favorite spots in the entire DFW Metroplex.

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m
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary here and it was definitely an amazing night with delicious food and great service. The staff was truly accommodating from the start when I submitted my inquiries before the dinner. The waitress was kind and professional. Additionally we were visited by the chef that put the cherry on top of our experience.

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CF
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was outstanding, all four diners at our table cleaned their plates. Service was friendly and prompt. Dining room is decorated for the holidays - very festive and fun. The only suggestion I would make is that the kitchen door opens and shuts frequently and many tables are right there so you constantly see comings and goings and the kitchen. If they extend the existing privacy screen then it would be perfect. Otherwise a great meal and we will definitely be back.

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MJ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've come to Morris's restaurant for years. It is always perfect - great food, good service!!

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KR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was surprised at the quality of the food, because it is in Highland Village. This is on par with about any upscale Dallas restaurant.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot say enough about this place! Consistently wonderful!!!

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CE
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Morris Salerno is creative and always welcoming. His entire team helps create an entertaining and delicious occasion and in my 25 years of experience with this establishment they have never failed to meet the high expectations that my wife and I have come to expect. For a delightful dining experience you won't find any better in the metroplex.

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GB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morris, thank you and your wonderful staff for a very generous 'Veterans Day' evening at your restaurant. The steaks were excellent. I am sure all of the veterans and their family members also had a wonderful evening. Thanks again.


Joan and Greg Bronder
912 Oak Creek Estates Drive
Lewisville, tx 75067

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner with friends

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TC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as usual !

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Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went out to dinner for our Anniversary. Everything was wonderful as usual. It’s one of our favorite places.

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S
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional! Wait staff was very attentive and professional!

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CZ
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was a faux pas regarding the server assignment of our table, but once that was cleared up, we could not have been happier. We were given an appetizer, a dessert, and a personal apology from the chef as compensation for the mix up. Food and service were phenomenal. The Steak Salerno was incredible, and we will have it again! Loved our first visit to this establishment! We will be back!

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BN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, fantastic food. Red Snapper special was awesome. Peppercorn strip steak was melt in your mouth and amazing flavor.

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CW
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fanatastic food! My favorite restaurant when I’m in the DFW area. The Chef is a true master!

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Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It’s one of my favorite places to eat, great service and amazing food.

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