BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto)

4.9
972 Reviews
$31 to $50
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 972 people are saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FMLocal
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations. There was no waiting. Our food was prepared and served in a timely manner. The staff was excellent. We have added Bistecca to our lust of local favorites.

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Kelly
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our filets were cooked to perfection and the potatoes that come with the entrees are to die for. The chocolate soufflé was absolutely amazing.

BJ
BrettJ
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met our 20 something big kids at Bistecca for dinner and were super impressed. Everyone loved their food. The She-Crab Soup was loved by all when got it. They did a great job accommodating my wife's allergies and food sensitivities with a fantastic meal. Which can be difficult. Overall, this was one of the best meals we have had recently and we can't wait to go back.

DE
DarrenE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in EVERY way. Food was to perfection and served HOT. Wait staff was attentive and expedient. This is our GO TO for every big occasion or when we want to treat ourselves. So fortunate to have this GEM in our little town. Thanks, Morris.

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TaylorH
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good experience & out first or second choice.
Looking forward to next time.

KT
KirstenT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! Great hospitality and service, amazing food! Very well done. Love it.

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vipHouseontheHill
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistecca makes you feel as if your are in Chicago or NYC only everything is better. The Chef comes out to visit. We will be back!

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PaulM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here several times mostly for special occasions and have never been disappointed. Have been to all the "fancy" steak houses and it's good to just stay in our neighborhood and get the same quality. The only thing I would improve would be to try to buffet the loudness in the indoor dinning area. We could barely carry on a conversation unless we talked rather loud. Not totally unexpected though would be an improvement I would desire.

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LindaN
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious! Waiters are attentive and courteous. We eat there on every special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sea bass is amazing!! So good with the shrimp and crab risotto and asparagus! We have been here twice now and will be back many more times for sure.

RG
RonnieG
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first dinner at a fine dining establish in 15 months thanks to the pandemic. We were so lucky to find Bistecca on-line, made a reservation, and had a fantastic evening celebrating.

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BrianM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

8 of us went for my wife’s birthday and as usual it was great. Service is great, friendly staff and great food that is reasonably priced. Love this place 👍🏼

AJ
AlayneJ
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! Birthday celebration with great company.

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Intruder22
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time here at Bistecca, we had a very enjoyable evening! Service was very attentive as all the reviews say, the sea bass was excellent and the oso buco was good too. We had the flourless chocolate cake which was excellent, my only suggestion is the coffee could be made stronger, it was pretty weak. It looks like they have a nice deck area as well, a bar, and the bar has an outdoor area as well. All in all, we plan to return.

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DaleC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Server was new. Hopefully he will improve. Will be back.

DA
DavidA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alyssa was spot on. Attentive, all courses perfectly on time. Cheerful with great personality. The banfi brunello paired perfectly with snapper and lump crab. Overall an awesome dining experience

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DateNite
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the waitress was awesome. Actually all of the wait staff was amazing.

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vipHDHart
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bisteca is simply outstanding! Our definite "Go To" for dining out. We have been there 6 times in the last 2 months and it has been exceptional every time. The food is wonderful and I have had everything from steak to duck to fish. She Crab soup is ridiculously good and it is has a nice wine list as well. Already looking forward to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and awesome food!

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Bobpilot76
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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SteveR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best restaurant in the northern suburbs of Dallas. Food, Service and ambiance is exquisite. We go for all of our special occasions. They never disappoint. A must try if ever in the Dallas metroplex.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely, food and service. Only annoyance were the gnats.

SM
ScotM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no finer dining experience in the area.
The service and the food couldn’t have been better!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only negative is there was a table of obnoxious people beside us.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very attentive and friendly. The ambiance was perfect for a Friday evening dinner among friends. Loved the lighting and music. (Can’t go wrong with Frank Sinatra!) And best of all, the food and wine were phenomenal. Chef Salerno took time to visit our table, which was also a nice touch. Great dining experience all the way around. Highly recommend!

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DannyD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here a lot the food no matter what you order will be incredible. Morris’s kitchen staff are excellent. The service in the front is second to none.

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vipalwayshungry
Dallas
105 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience, food was amazing

JB
JohnathonB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great return visit for our anniversary. Service from Eddie was attentive and awesome. Already have our Mother’s Day brunch reservations!

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Rynn
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthdays for two people - don and fathet

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friendsloving2dine
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a girls night out and celebrated one of our birthdays. We sat outside. The service and food were outstanding. Everyone had a great time! It was so nice out there.

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CherylW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Eating at Bistecca is phenomenal. This was the first time in over 20 years that our service was not top notch. I believe they were short on staff which is not unusual since Texas opened back up.
The food was as good as any place I have ever eaten.

MD
MariaD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service very good. We will definitely come back.

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flowermoundfamily
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All was great. Liked the sea bass special. Drink was pretty watery and tables were very close together-that’s only complaints

LB
LynB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came from Denver to celebrate our 50th Anniversary at Bistecca. When we lived in Highland Village we had many lovely celebrations at the Grotto. We love the new decor and the experience was excellent as always. Alyssa could not have been more attentive and helpful. Thanks for another memorable visit.

Lyn and Bill Burch

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a very comfy environment with fast friendly service

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cherryc
Cancun
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always great. Love the place

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lives this place!

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LegalEagle
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food was really good, waitress was good but she was really busy, the noise was so extreme I really couldn't talk to my parents. We really just wouldn't come back for that reason. You normally go to share good food, wine and conversation with friends and family. That was totally lost because of the noise.

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JeffreyG
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, as always. I had the 20 oz prime bone-in ribeye and it simply melted in my mouth. My wife had the tenderloin filet...same!! Love Chef Salerno's crab and shrimp risotto as well. Bistecca never fails to impress. And our server Avery was outstanding!!

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Suzie
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 people & everyones dinner was exceptional. Always a winner. Great neighborhood restaurant.

FAQs

BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (972) 318-0515.

BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto) is rated 4.9 stars by 972 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.