I loved everything about this place; food was amazing, pasta was fresh, bread was warm; wine was lovely and the dessert to die for. My son who is a picky eater absolutely loved it. It was a nice surprise
Grotto is our favorite Italian restaurant in Boston. The food is always to die for. It is our go-to date spot and we always bring our company there.
Great fodd good service. Only issue is the lights. Too low - couldn’t see my menu or my wife. I understand the ambience aspect but a little brighter would’ve made it much better. Also lights down low means u get tired quicker and appetite disappears.
Great food and service
Food was excellent service was perfect would come back again.
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.
Everything was perfect! First time here and I will definitely be back! Looking forward to it!
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.
Took my wifey out, it was dope
Lovely restaurant, great staff, excellent service. I’ve been coming here for years and i will continue to do so!
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.
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.
Too dark, couldn't see food or menu
The Cavatelle was very well prepared and the flavors were outstanding. The cream based sauce was light but held the dish together. The Pettini is an open faced ravioli with arugula, wild mushrooms and leeks laid across the bottom ravioli. The blend of flavors went very well with the perfectly pan seared sea scoliosis. The Budino banana bread pudding with caramel ice cream was a great way to finish the meal.
Cozy & romantic. fantastic service. Lovely start to the evening.
A magnificent dining experience. Impeccable atmosphere.
some of the best food i've had. not rushed at all - we spent 2.5 hours there.
The food was amazing!
We went here for the New Year's Eve dinner. We had a very late reservation. We got the 3 course dinner. The food was worth every penny. They also served complimentary Prosecco toast at the midnight. Service was great too. I am definitely going back.
The duck was amazing. Perfect date night for New Year’s eve
This was an outstanding restaurant, with superb food, lovely ambience, and excellent cocktails. It is small, but a comfortable and well appointed dining room. The only area that could bear improvement is the service. The service is friendly and attentive from the moment of arrival. However, at times it is a little too attentive, and, as a customer, I felt a little over-serviced. A little more time between courses would also be appreciated.
However, overall, this was an excellent restaurant, which I would happily recommend to friends.
Can be drafty in the winter!!!
Absolute neighborhood gem. Great Italian variations on ubiquitous, touristy, "red sauce" joints of the nearby North End.
Romantic, quiet, well prepared, fresh ingredients.
We went there for Christmas Eve dinner.
Great food and service. Will definitively go back when in Boston.
Adorable little restaurant with amazing food. We had wanted to do the full 3 courses but ended up way too full for dinner. Definitely got a reservation here as it is small with no bar to have a drink while you wait
Our first visit. Outstanding restaurant.will be back.
Grotto is consistently excellent! Service, ambience and food are a delight.
Wonderful food! If you love chocolate cake make sure you order dessert! It is a bit dark which is romantic but does make it a tad hard to enjoy the food and company. Overall it was a great experience
We love Grotto!! Their food is so good! Great for special occasions.
One of our favorite spots in Boston. We go there for all our special occasions and have always had an amazing experience. We always recommend to out of town guest when they come to a Boston and they've always had a great time as well.