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Grotto - Atlantic City

4.3
4.3
921 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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 921 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Good for Groups

  • Atlantic City

    Good for Groups

  • Atlantic City

    Hot Spot

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  1. R

    Ram71069

    Atlantic City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal
  2. EA

    EAVD12

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The food came out cold and not to our liking. Definitely nowhere near Italian food or flavor. It was dark as far as lighting and you can smell the smoke from the casino while eating.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was good with one exception your espresso is very weak. I had a double and it was watery and transparent and weak
  4. SP

    SuzeP

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Food, Nice Staff, Great Time . Manager comped dessert due to late meal.
  5. AV

    AngelaV

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Keith was a very professional server and we got in on a Saturday night last min to this Gen of an AC restaurant. Will definitely return to Grotto
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent!!!
  7. J

    Joes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food came out hot and delicious. The service was great. We were not rushed in any way. We will be back for sure. Thank you
  8. P

    maryP

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was delicious. Waitress was very nice but never brought things we asked for. Service very slow.
  9. LO

    LarryO

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Caprese was an embarrassment. 4 slices of hard tomatoes with mozzarella from a bucket with a pool balsamic water. Cavatelli with broccoli rabe and sausage soup? Had better at a diner. Second time there last time there. Chicken cutlet was great. Hard potatoes. Zero pride given on this meal. Over priced for what you get.
  10. ED

    Exit98Diane

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over the years, Grotto has become a favorite spot of mine. Not only the food, but also the vibe is relaxed yet professional, and I've never felt rushed. This visit I went with the chopped salad (vs the Caesar) and really enjoyed it. (If I were to nitpick? I'd have liked another handful of lettuce.) Pizza, as always, was absolutely delicious with the thin crust and toppings. Offered grated cheese and hot pepper, but decided to go with it as prepared, and was not disappointed (I didn't even add black pepper). Decent wine list (not sure why it isn't on their web site) with something for just about every palate. Realize FF Coppola Winery was sold, but what happened to the netting on the Diamond Collection Claret (a sentimental favorite of mine)?
  11. TF

    TerryF

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal!!! Great service! We will be back soon! Really enjoyed the evening.
  12. BV

    BernieV

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    We had a reservation with a special request that was confirmed but not accommodated. Supervisor was argumentative, Keith the server was excellent !
  13. W

    Weeroc

    Atlantic City

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We have dined here a few times. The food is always good, as is the service. Unfortunately since Covid the restaurant is only open on the weekend. We would like to see it open more often as we are not always there on weekends.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Wait was very long food came out cold so we left. They say it’s good but we never had the chance.
  15. a

    alky

    Atlantic City

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was really delicious, great pizza. Good service. A very enjoyable experience
  16. R

    Rockysgirl814

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, theyhave thin crust pizza that was also great. Desserts were delish. Service was friendly & knowledgable about the menu.
  17. AB

    AnthonyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place to eat every time I come to the Golden Nugget. Great food, great staff, all around a great restaurant.
  18. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very tasty red sauce and good food at a reasonable price.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great drinks. Great service.
  20. MA

    MaryA

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food is always good just wish there was more options on the menu
  21. ML

    MLevine2000

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing but even more enjoyable was our incredible waiter Keith. He provided next level service, accommodated all of our special requests & entertained us with his wonderful personality. Definitely recommend going there & asking for Keith!
  22. AB

    AnnmarieB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was delicious. Service was good. Prices were fair for Atlantic City. It was a little to dark. They could use more lighting.
  23. L

    Lynn

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Unfortunately we had a screaming little girl next to us. I was surprised kids were allowed in restaurants in the casino.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Had a nice dinner with the family. Or waiter Keith was great!
  25. r

    risan

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was delicious. Too forever for waitress to come over at first and then finally attentive kid way through meal,
  26. JM

    JanetM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Calimari and chicken parmigiana was delicious Service was outstanding
  27. LW

    LisaW

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice!
  28. DB

    DanB

    Atlantic City

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    First: The staff is just wonderful! Polite, attentive, and cheerful. The kitchen has gone to hell post-pandemic. We have eaten at The Grotto many times pre-pandemic, and so were especially disappointed this time around. The menu is bare-bones, with few options for pasta (!!!) or meat lovers. Most of the old favorites are gone. Most missed was their (formerly) wonderful lasagna. We couldn't even cut up our Chicken Parmigiana cutlets. Dry and VERY tough! They were served with a laughingly small side of pasta, and the whole thing was covered in a weirdly-sweet red sauce. Our risotto was cooked OK, but the promised garlic-lemon sauce was all lemon, no garlic. It was topped with four shrimp that can only charitably be called "medium." SO disappointing!
  29. c

    colleens

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pork chop was excellent!
  30. JB

    JaniceB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The portions were a great size, the food very good and priced fair for a nice meal.
  31. TW

    TinaW

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brick of and pizza and a good price and the service was very nice
  32. R

    Rvliderecker

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    I did not think it was so great I always give great reviews but I can’t give a great review if it wasn’t great I literally had to wait for 25 minutes for my check after we were finished our dinner just took too long by that time I was ready to leave
  33. M

    Melissa

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We had a 8:45p dinner reservation & was told, very rudely by the hostess, that they were running behind but without any sort of timetable. We grabbed a drink at the bar, however my husband had to check with the hostess numerous times before our table was ready 30min later. Our waitress was awful, coming over to our table with food in her mouth & even so much as coughing at our table. Not a fan & won’t be going back.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice ambiance, attentive service. We felt the menu was a little limited, but what we ordered was very good.
  35. AB

    AnnaB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Waiter very nice. It took a while for water & bread. Also very noisy, think due to party in the bar area. I would try it again.
  36. TL

    TomL

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fantastic food, fast serviceand comfortable setting
  37. TM

    ToddM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Meal was fine, place was fine, very dark and gave a 70’s vibe.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Calamari in both the appetizer and entree was over cooked
  39. I

    Ivana

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food was ok nothing worth what we paid. Our waitress was nice but hostess was TERRIBLE manager unprofessional we had an issue with getting our food took a while she yelled at our waitress for bringing it to her attention she didn’t want to be bothered she didn’t even come over to apologize instead gave us dirty looks the whole night!! WTF is that??
  40. LC

    LindaC

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I had veal piccata. When the veal was brought out it looked a weird color. So I was cautious in eating it. 1 st piece tasted good second piece was very tough and chewy. Definitely will not get that again.

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 4.3 stars by 921 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
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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