Grotto - Atlantic City

4.2
747 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 747 people are saying
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lenny
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

service and food very good.would like to see a larger menu.

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vipcolleens
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We used to love the grotto before the pandemic. Now they have changed their spaghetti sauce, the drinks were way too expensive and so where are meals.

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vipChaz
Atlantic City
47 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Dine here many times. Always very good. This last trip with the restrictions the menu was too limited and no pizza....

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was very good. I really wish they would expand their menu to the regular one for more choices.

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Judy
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food wasn't very tasty, quantity wasn't what we're expecting. Tomatoes weren't ripe in the salad. Dissatisfied this time

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DavidD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal; by far the best restaurant at the Golden Nugget. Excellent pizza too...

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vipEdwardD
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fabulous and so well priced. We always request Keith as our server and not only does he always remember our preferences he knows the menu inside and out. Be sure to order the meatballs.

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BrookeZ
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service, excellent food. Large portion for the chicken parm

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This was the only restaurant within the Golden Nugget that we could get same day reservations for with just a few hours notice on a Saturday. It was busy. There was a constant line to get in. This place seems to have no dress code. People at other tables looked like your typical walmart shopper. Food was great. Service not so much. Our waitress was slow and not attentive. Even at half capacity due to Covid she seemed overwhelmed or just didn't care. We had to ask for our drinks multiple times. Luckily the food was great.

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JoeA
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was outstanding and took care of all our needs and we tipped her very well. The food was hot and delicious. Would recommend to friends who are patrons Golden Nugget

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andersenr
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food in Grottos is very good. Only problem is the menu is very limited.

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vipHTone99
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I don’t know what happened but the food quality has declined.
Very disappointed. Use to love the food here... not anymore!
My plain baked ziti was terrible, mozzarella wasn’t even melted, just sat on top in hard slabs and the calimari was like tasteless rubberbands
Very sad!!! Miss the old Grotto!!!

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MargaretC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the Grotto. The service, servers are very personable. Have no problem in returning.

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JenniferC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

It was just ok, we've been many times before and loved it, but this time around very limited menu, portion size was small! Also I had made a special request when I booked the reservation since it was my boyfriend's birthday that they do something special if possible. Nothing was acknowledged at all, until it was time for dessert I had to ask if they could put a candle in the piece of cake we ordered since it was his birthday that day. They didn't charge us for the cake but it would have been nice if my request was honored without me having to ask for a candle in the cake right in front of him. Last month he took me to Vic & Anthony's for my birthday at Golden Nugget and he noted in the reservation that it was my birthday, as we got seated they wished me a happy birthday. When the server came over she wished me a happy birthday, and I got a piece if cake with a candle. Much better experience than Grotto!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was good. our waiter was attentive. Food was good. Veal was tough. Our waiter took it back. Fresh piece was better. I my opinion it was too thick. Otherwise we enjoyed our meal.

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vipjfmakeup
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Grotto with a friend for a nice dinner, we had a great experience. The food and service were outstanding. We will definitely be back.

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michellec
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veal Marsala and linguine and clams were both outstanding. Shrimp cocktail at $6.00 per shrimp was pricey but delicious. Friendly staff!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and a huge portion. Just a bit pricey. Service was excellent. Restaurant was a little dim for my liking.

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Pattycakes1028
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Wish that they had more to choose from the menu. Menu could be a little more bigger to choose from. But overall great food and service

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RaymondK
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat

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MichaelV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

This was my third time dining there and will be my last. We had an 8 PM reservation arrive at 7:50. We’re not seated almost 830, and people with reservations after 8 PM were sitting in front of us. The hostess said that’s how she’s trying to do it. That’s not how you do it. Once getting city, we waited almost 20 minutes for a server to give us water and bread. We were almost ready to walk out, the table across from us there as well. The manager had no remorse and just did not care for our issues. this by far will be the last time I will ever die in that restaurant.

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AnnmarieB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food is good. Menu got smaller less to choice from. Service was good.

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vipEdwardD
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad the Grotto has reopened. The food is great; Keith our server is fabulous; and the prices are so reasonable and the portions large. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good calamari. Special seafood dish had some seafood that was overcooked.

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MaryP
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience4

I had the chicken parm and my husband had the seafood special which was seafood with pasta and a red sauce. BOTH were overly sauced and yet still dry. The pasta was no where near "al dente", it had been cooked to death.

I'll return to the Grotto when they re-open the pizza oven and bring back their delicious clams casino.

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DeboraA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been waiting for the Grotto to reopen. I’m so happy, I love this place, the food is amazing and the service is wonderful.

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Kathy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to wait a little bit for our reservation, but overall it was a pleasant restaurant. Food was really good.

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mrlakeview
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal, great service and friendly people!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
28 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were disappointed with the linguine and clams, too dry, one clam did not even open up. Veal parmagiana was good but since it was not a menu item, it delayed the entire meal since they had to prepare it with the egg and bread crumbs. The side spaghetti had some hard sections to it, not evenly cooked. Veal piccata was excellent.

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vipcolleens
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad it’s back! Love it at the grotto!

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Fran
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, as always was great! Our server was Abby. She did a great job and friendly, outgoing personality added to our great meal. We hope she will be available to serve us again the next time we dine with you again. We always look forward to eating at Grotto's when we visit the Golden Nugget.

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ehorner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great portions. Beautiful restaraunt . At a great casino

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vipMcAlone
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and overall experience.
The staff is incredibly accommodating and very, very nice.
Our favorite “Braciola” (Pork Chop) is a MUST!
Wine list also particularly interesting.
We’ll be back soon.

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TedM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was very good and the service from Dante was spectacular.Very friendly atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome esp Dante our server/bartender

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GrJW
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was delicious. Server very accommodating. Tables were spaced. I have booked another visit because I throughly joyed my dinner last week.

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GinaS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I’ve been to Grotto a few times but this time really caught me off guard. First of all, there was dried up bright pink lip stick on my boyfriends martini glass. That alone is not okay especially during a time where covid is at risk. Another thing was that our waitress was a little snarky about it when we had complained about the lip stick. although it is not her fault, I was taught the customer is always right but she gave my boyfriend a little bit of a hard time when he wanted a new drink.
I love The Golden Nugget but will no be coming back to Grotto.

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bleweyz39
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Grotto has never had much of a menu, but its really limited now due to covid. No pizza. Very pricy for what you get. Food is good though. Service was good too. All in all a good choice for our stay at the Golden Nugget.

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vipROBERTG
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Service was great! (Keith). Would def return.

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Grotto - Atlantic City is rated 4.2 stars by 747 OpenTable diners.

Grotto - Atlantic City does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

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.

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