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BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto)

4.7
486 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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!
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 486 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

First time guests (trying something new) and we WILL be back!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Just a bit noisy as their was a party in the back. Our server was great and the food was wonderful

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was a nice spring evening and we dined outside with all the lit trees and it was really a lovely !

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My wife and I are at Bistecca two weeks ago and it was a great experience.
The staff was great, service was excellent and the food was excellent.

We went again Saturday evening and there were four of us.
The three others enjoyed their meal even though our food did not come out together.
My experience unfortunately was not so good.
I ordered the bone in rib eye $49.50.
I would expect at that price that it should be on par with the big name steakhouses, it was not.
I ordered it medium well very little pink. I know this is not the preferred cooking temperature for a chef but that is the way I like it.
I am guessing that is why the steak came out and was only about a quarter of and inch thick but what made it worse is that it was medium and pink all the way through.
I didn’t send it back because as I said earlier our food did not arrive at the same time so if I sent it back I would be eating alone. I also asked for no potato and since they had asparagus and spinach and I don’t like asparagus I asked for double spinach. Server said no problem.
Plate came with order of asparagus and order of spinach.
Maybe an off night because it was a busy Saturday night but no excuse for the rib eye size and quality and being cooked wrong.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mothers day

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Outstanding in every way! The crab cakes and filet specials were terrific! Our server Shelby went out of her way to make the evening a delight! Thank you...

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The pasta in friends scallops was tough. Salmon was good, the service was excellent. The Restaurant has and old smell to it. Going in to the bar made me think of a dark secret place having to pass through the curtains. Will not be my first choice for dinner.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The menu has alot of selection for seafood which is my fave. The waiter was knowledgeable but not fast. There were times we waited for drinks and bread refill. It did not seem that busy so this was annoying to me. But we will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Birthday celebration. We started with the Quail bullet appetizer which was very flavorful. The she-crab soup was very good. Then our entrees were steak and sea bass. Excellent. Enjoyed every moment.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

My wife and I had a very nice dinner at Bistecca the other evening.
We were greeted and seated immediately and even the busses were very friendly.
The food we ordered was cooked the way we requested and was excellent !
They were very accommodating with any changes or requests we had.
We will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great people, great food, very friendly!!! Would recommend to anyone

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Sat outdoors on a perfect evening. Service & food were excellent. Morris Salerno was once again at his best. Who needs to go 15 or 30 miles to enjoy a great restaurant?

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Bistecca is a great restaurant tucked away in Highland Village. The menu selections are excellent and the She Crab Soup is to die for. It has become a favorite for date night dinners as well as an occasional business dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Absolutely a memorable anniversary dinner! Food and service were exceptional....

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We visited on Saturday for our anniversary. Crabcakes for appetizer, My husband had the Bistecca salad and a huge Bone-in Ribeye and I had my favorite..Wedge salad and the Beef and Crab. Don't leave without dessert...try the Pecan Twill!!!!
Two days later we are still talking about our wondeful meal.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always a great evening with great service, Troy and Eddie, great food, great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

By far, the best restaurant in the area...
Great food, great service and there is a separate place for groups or small events, which thankfully, doesn't affect your ears :)

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a wonderful meal at BISTECCA. Mine was the special that night, blackened sea bass and it was done perfectly. My wife had Veal Di Vinci and it too was great.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

I've driven by it a few times and when I needed to find a place for a birthday dinner, and found it on OpenTable, I booked it. So glad I did. Service is impeccable.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Amazing food. Great atmosphere. Friendly staff. Romantic outdoor seating available. You have to try the steak Salerno.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Overall it was great. Have been in on numerous occasions and it seldom disappoints in quality and service. My only reluctance in awarding 5 stars across the board, is that we had two in our group order rib eye steaks only to be told they were out. Not sure how a steak house runs out of rib eyes, but it was a Monday night so maybe a big weekend. But that aside, the strips were fantastic and steak Salerno appetizer is the best.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I had not been since it was The Grotto and thought we'd give it a try. The server seemed disappointed we were not ordering drinks and even more disappointed that my daughter ordered the Steak Salerno for her entree. She was attentive, but would rather have another high-billed table. When we finished our meal, she offered my daughter the dessert menu and again was visibly irritated that she ordered the Soufflé. (a 30 minute wait) I could understand if there was a line waiting to get in, but there was no one waiting and there were several empty tables at this point. The steak and souffle were fabulous and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed her birthday. Luckily, she was not attuned to the irritation of the server.
I ordered the Pork Chop which was a little tough, but the flavor was so good, it was not worth mentioning.
Due to the company, we had a nice night celebrating a birthday and will return, I will just make sure we are ready to order drinks and a couple of Ribeyes.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Excellent menu and portions are appropriate without being too small. Excellent service and ambiance. Good value with an extensive menu.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

We always enjoy the consistently great food and lovely atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was excellent as always. This is by far the best restaurant in the Lewisville, Highland Village and Flower Mound area.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Infrequent meeting of friends and we found our primary place overbooked. This great establishment was able to fit us in and provide the best of service with great food. Entre’s ranged from Salmon to Medallions to Vegetarian and everything came out perfect.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Found this restaurant based on other recommendations on OpenTable. The value for the quality of food that we received was awesome! Everything was very tasty. The Steak Salerno appetizer was amazing!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Outstanding once again! Repeat visit. Was very tasty cuisine and great service. The menu has something to please any taste buds. It is not a cheap date night out, but for what it is it shouldn't be!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Bistecca is wonderful! I’ve tried so many things on the menu, and everything is delicious! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Everything's always great. Food, people and atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We went for an early Valentine's Day Dinner to beat the crowd. We had a reservation and were seated upon arrival. Our waiter verbally quote the kids menu and got our five year old some pasta in a hurry. This was a big win!!! My wife had the Steak Salerno and I had the Duck...both were good, not great. The mussels and salads were excellent. Flourless chocolate cake for dessert was also outstanding. The design of the facility leads to it being a bit loud. No big deal...except we could not help but hear the local subdivision gossip. Solid place...not to die for, but a well executed delivery of a nice meal. Prices would seem to be OK for the area and image the restaurant is trying to pull off. I'd would encourage you to go for a special occasion. Better options exist if you are simply hungry on a Friday evening.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful Night! Food was delicious!!! Soufke was fun!

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Started off on the wrong foot. We had 7:15 reservation and were told we'd have to wait maybe 20 minutes when we arrived. The walk to the bar area is strange with all the curtains. Someone must have heard me say to my wife that they were off on the wrong foot because they came to the bar and got us right away.
All of the food was excellent however one member of the party ordered his steak with very little pink and had to send it back to get it they way he wanted. I expect an Italian Steak house to get that right the first try. The table was quite small for 4 people and consequently the bus boys were always asking to take plates away, frequently before we were done with them.
The noise level was higher than I expect in such nice restaurant.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Nick Our waiter was amazing! He never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 13, 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.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 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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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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