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Grotto - Atlantic City

4.2
4.2
877 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Inspired by classic Southern Italian cooking, Grotto offers delicious house-made pasta, pizzas, chicken, seafood & veal. Ideal for a casual lunch, fun Happy Hour and dinner for ten or two. The breathtaking décor features spectacular hand-blown glass chandeliers, whimsical murals, and custom-made polished iron scrollwork. With our winning combination of impeccable service, superb cuisine and passion for detail, Grotto is the perfect Atlantic City location for Italian dining.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, International

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday - Tuesday: 4pm - 10pm Wednesday - Thursday: Closed Friday - Saturday: 4pm - 11pm Please call for Holiday Hours

  • Phone number

    (609) 441-8475

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

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What 877 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. SV

    SharonV

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Grotto is known for its Italian fare so order Italian. My nephew ordered flounder which was soggy and tasteless

  2. P

    maryP

    Atlantic City

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Risotto shrimp scampi was soupy and had 4 shrimp for $30.....very disappointed. Guess I should have ordered my usual pappadelle Bolognese...always excellent.

  3. L

    Lisa

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    Our food was awful. Wish we would have known the restaurant was in the middle of the casino…wasn’t happy listening to the slot machines all dinner. Def will not be returning

  4. VC

    ValC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Restaurant is very loud as it is in the casino area. Gnocchis are excellent!

  5. DS

    DeborahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a 7:15 reservation, was seated as soon as we arrived. Waitress was friendly & very good. Will return.

  6. KS

    KathyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    Will not return. Service and food below par. Drinks were ok.

  7. AL

    ALSANDRA

    Pittsburgh

    260 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    260 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    wonderful Pasta—-mmmmmmmmmm

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Overwhelmed staff.

  9. e

    eunice

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    this is one of the best kept secrets in atlantic city. the food is always fresh and prepared well, the service is wonderful and the prices are reasonable...

  10. CS

    CherylS

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Soup was tasty but cold. The server was awesome. They were extremely busy so we actually had to box up our meal because we had a show to go to.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Our reservation was 7:15 and we were seated at 7:50. We placed our order at 8:00. At 8:50 we left never having been served. We had a 9:00 show to make so we couldn’t wait any longer. There were many people complaining about service!

  12. P

    Poozella

    Atlantic City

    56 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Made reservations for 7:00pm … got seated at 7:30 … didn’t see a waitress until 7:50 … ordered at 7:55 … left at 8:40 still no food delivered … TERRIBLE SERVICE … NO food for 45 minutes plus … NEVER AGAIN !!!!!

  13. TP

    TomP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Never got out dinner after waiting an hour and a half they charged us for are drinks and appetizers which they should have waitress was not good and kept on telling us our food would be out shortly well that never happened others tables also left without getting their dinner very disappointed

  14. B

    Bayonne

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1

    They were not prepared! They also blamed everyone else. We know they were overwhelmed but to wait one half hour to get a drink!!!

  15. JA

    JessicaA

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    Usually a good experience when I sit at the bar. Terrible experience for reservations. 1 hr and 15 min wait for food. Food was got good quality either

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Very unprepared for a Saturday night crowd. We waited almost 2 hours for our food. I don’t think I ever waited that long at any restaurant. Was ridiculous. Food was good, our server was great, we felt bad for the wait staff having to deal with hungry, angry customers.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Horrible experience waitstaff horrible managerial staff horrible! The worst dining experience ever! Don’t ever go to grotto! Poor everything!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Our waitress was awful forgot a meal, forgot my moms birthday cake, and was over all very rude.

  19. P

    maryP

    Atlantic City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent as usual. Menu does not list salads as an option. Server said they were available and we were able to order but nothing listed on menu. The option should be on menu.

  20. IM

    IreneM

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Only had the pizza. But always excellent. The staff were great as always. Love eating at the grotto.

  21. P

    maryP

    Atlantic City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We always enjoy eating at Grotto..most reasonable of all restaurants at Golden Nugget and excellent food!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Our server was absolutely great however her coworker behind the bar was not making it easy for her. Had to return drinks 3 times before the right ones were made for our table. Food was pretty good. Restaurant was too dark for my liking.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I would definitely recommend the Grotto as a great dining experience for anyone who wants good food, good service, and professionalism in an energetic setting. The portions of food are exceptional, delivered without a wait time. This was an excellent experience that I would suggest to anyone who wishes to have an outstanding evening of dining in a class establishment.

  24. JE

    JimExperience

    Philadelphia

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service!

  25. SD

    SallyD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always great and the servers very attentive.

  26. PM

    PaulM

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent appetizers. Main dishes super good. Great desserts!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific food for a great price and excellent service

  28. BQ

    BethQ

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Keith, recommended the filet and stuffed shrimp special. It was delicious! One of the best meals I ever had at the Grotto. Service was exemplary from our assistants to our server. We always request Keith as we appreciate his professionalism.

  29. SB

    SalB

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We Enjoyed the entire experience here. Food was delicious and the wait staff was superior. Very accommodating. Will be back.

  30. G

    Georgep

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the service to the food and even the cocktails were everything that we expected from 'Grotto". We can't wait for another opportunity to return.

  31. DF

    DanielF

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food & daily specials. Pleasant staff and an overall great experience.

  32. P

    maryP

    Atlantic City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Our server was very friendly and did not rush us . One of our favorite restaurants in Golden Nugget!!

  33. MI

    MICHELEK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Chicken parm was very good, broccoli rabe was bitter. Shrimp cocktail only got 4 but they were xl and very good. Waitress was perfect!! Fast and efficient!! So friendly!! Mom got risotto and it was drowned in oil? Or butter? Way too much. My sister said the crabmeat had no flavor. Bread not good, served with cheese?? Not sure what it was.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant had just enough of an intimate atmosphere and the service was great. Abby was our server and was vary friendly. The food was amazing and more reasonable than the other restaurant in the casino. For the quality of the food and the price you can’t go wrong going to Grotto.

  35. AS

    AnthonyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Excellent food, decor, dinner music and service. Only complaint, house wine was $15.00 a glass. Thought that was expensive. Otherwise great experience.

  36. PL

    PaulL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience3

    Manager did a great job to assist with a group dinner, I cannot praise or thank her enough. The waiter was such that the entire group was critical of his service while praising the food.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Personal pizza and a salad!! Perfect Friday night fun food

  38. AD

    AlbertD

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Large serving , friendly and good service, will go back

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was awesome !!! Keith our server was amazing!!!

  40. d

    diner

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    I was shocked how empty the restaurant was on a Friday night. Portions are goodsize, but veal was a little tough. They are good about switching sides. I opted for roasted potatoes instead of brocollini. Service was just average. I wish they would do the veal kickerello back on the menu.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Grotto - Atlantic City is rated 4.2 stars by 877 OpenTable diners.

Grotto - Atlantic City does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

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Google Map for Grotto - Atlantic City

Golden Nugget Hotel, Casino Spa Huron Ave & Brigantine Blvd. Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Huron Ave. & Brigantine Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Atlantic City

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday - Tuesday: 4pm - 10pm Wednesday - Thursday: Closed Friday - Saturday: 4pm - 11pm Please call for Holiday Hours

  • Cuisines

    Italian, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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