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Grotto

4.7
2304 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date (54)
  • Romantic (49)
  • Special Occasion (38)
Welcome to Grotto, a 25 rated Zagat restaurant serving Italian cuisine in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. We will bring back old world charm with a rustic setting, featuring cuisine rated by Phantom Gourmet as Best New Italian (2004), and Gourmet Greatness (2005).
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 3:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 227-3434
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Scott Herritt
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cambridge
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Parking details
Street parking is also available.
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Public transit
T Stops are Park and Government Center.
Additional
Beer, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
What 2304 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipChicho (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent service was perfect would come back again.

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JmanofFL (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Fantastic food and great service. It was far smaller and had a more "lived in" feel than I was expecting. Incredibly loud ambient sound from the other tables and hard to hear table conversation or if any music was playing. Menu was solid and presentation was exceptional. Would return but not for an anniversary or date where conversation in lower tones was a primary desire. Very reasonably priced for this quality of food.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Everything was perfect! First time here and I will definitely be back! Looking forward to it!

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Terri (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

I love the food. However, I cannot stand the lighting. It is absolutely insane that there is no lighting. I cannot see the menu, I did not what and how was the food.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Took my wifey out, it was dope

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vipSEAK (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Lovely restaurant, great staff, excellent service. I’ve been coming here for years and i will continue to do so!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was great. Fondue appetizer is totally worth it. Husband loved the muscles picatta. I found the short rib ghncchi underwhelming but the risotto and steak was AMAZING. I kept stealing bites off my husband's plate! The desserts were a bit underwhelming as well. We found the restaurant to be cozy but nice. Service was great when we first got there but slowed down considerably once they became busy. It is a very small restaurant. The night we were there there were only 3 servers for the whole place. We'll be back for sure- would definitely recommend reservations and an earlier seating.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

It was a date with my husband. Sorry to say we didn't enjoy the food. The bolognese tasted like a box of Altoids. If i didn't order it I never would have known what I was eating. I felt like i had swallowed a box of breath mints. And i couldn't taste anything else. Too bad the salads were terrific. I think the chef got carried away with the herbs. The veal saltimboca was a bit tough. Food prices were good but the food wouldn't bring us back to try again.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Too dark, couldn't see food or menu

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