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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!
Highland Village, TX 75077
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Executive Chef Morris Salerno will customize a catering menu to fit any need....from a few people to thousands!
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
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
Excellent food. The soufflés are huge-we we’re not informed of the size at the time of our order. The staff was accommodating -we were seated under an extremely loud speaker and they were kind enough to turn it down so that we could actually hear each other and our wait staff-although the chef did come and complain that it wasn’t loud enough. The entire resturaunt is loud in general.
This was our first time dining at Bistecca. We had seen it advertised on a reality program several years ago, and have been wanting to check it out since then. My wife, my 12-year old daughter and I chose to celebrate my wife's birthday at Bistecca. The service was outstanding, it was a quiet and comfortable environment, and the food was delicious. My wife and I both ordered steak. The portions were large, and the meat was cooked as we had ordered it, and then served to us on a very warm plate to keep it warm to the last bite. My daughter had the crab cakes (also very tasty), and we topped off the meal with a delicious dessert prepared special for my wife's birthday. It was an enjoyable experience, and we will definitely be back.
Waitress was too casual for a "special night out". A bit condescending. A bit rolling her eyes. Pushing us to finish our dishes before we were done. We really don't like that.
Duck breast was fibrous.
Fois gras and scallop were great.
Pretty, crisp table setting. Ambiance good for conversation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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 !!
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!
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