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About Grotto - Atlantic City

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.

Golden Nugget Hotel, Casino Spa
Huron Ave & Brigantine Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, International

Hours of Operation:
Monda y: 5–10PM
Tuesday: 5–10PM
Wednesday: 5–10PM
Thursday: 5–10PM
Friday: 5–11PM
Saturday: 12–11PM
Sunday: 12–10PM

Please call for Holiday Hours

Cross Street:
Huron Ave. & Brigantine Blvd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 441-8475

Website:
http://www.grottorestaurants.com/

Parking Details:
Free valet parking is available at the Golden Nugget main entrance. Ask your server to validate your ticket. Overnight Hotel Parking also available for guests.

Executive Chef:
James Thumhart

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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Open December 24, 12pm - 10pm

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Monday, December 25, 2017

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Start a new tradition this Christmas! Come in, relax, and enjoy a delicious meal with us!

Open December 25, 4pm - 10pm

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Grotto - Atlantic City Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (17)
Comfort Food (10)
Fun (9)
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Good for a Date (8)
Authentic (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Cozy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Poor service. Had a 700 reservation and was told they overbooked and had to wait. Food took forever to arrive. Almost missed a concert that we paid 250.00 each for tickets. Manager did comp one of our meals. Will not go there again.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great Atmoshphere, Great Service, Great Food, just wish we got a little more for dinner and less for appetizers. Overall great experience, definitely coming back!

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had to change our reservation to later than planned. When we arrived there was a large party on the far side of the restaurant, several people at the bar a couple of 2 tops and a 4 top. We were seated right next to the 4 top (we also had 4 in our party). While we were there, a 6 top and 2 couples were seated near us. Our waiter was patient and gave great recommendations. The food was delicious from beginning to end. The desserts and wine list were excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food was delicious. Prices very reasonable. Our waitress amara was great.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food was very good. The service was awful from start to finish which is probably why there were not many people dining. I would not recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful meal of beggars purse & chicken scarperella. Our server was terrific and it's amazing how this restaurant is on the casino floor but you would never know

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great night. Good time ,good food, great staff.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service excellent.
Food very good.
Very large portions.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food her was fantastic. We had the carpaccio for an appetizer and it was delicious. The Cesear salad was so good and my son had the meatball appetizer and he really enjoyed that. For dinner I had the rigatoni with fried eggplant and ricotta it was so good. The sauce was delicious I would totally go back and order that again. My husband had the pork chop and he said it was really good. The key lime pie for desert was a hit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love stopping in here everytime I'm in AC. Great lunch of caesar salad and margherita pizza. Service is always great and cost is extremely reasonable. Always look forward to the next time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The Grotto was really excellent last night! The food was amazing and the service great! The manager was very personable too ! Great place to hang out in the casino for dinner

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food is very good but at the beginning the service had alot to be desired. We had to wait more than 40 min for our bread and water, didn't get anything until we asked a manager to come over. Been there before and was always happy with everything but this time everything could have been much better.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

we were underwhelmed. This restaurant open and is in the center of the casino...very noisy and busy. Not very romantic but good for people watching. I ordered the osso bucco which could have cooked longer..it was disappointingly tough. My husband ordered the chicken parm..it was just ok.The portions were small. the bread basket consisted of exactly 2 pieces of bread and a package of bread sticks. no refills offered. The drinks were average and very pricey. $12 for a vodka on the rocks with olives.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food and service was excellent. Unfortunately we were seated between two large parties. They were so loud that my guest and I were unable to have any conversation during our meal. We ate quickly and left.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Veal was very good as was the service provided by our waiter. But just too bustling and noisy to really enjoy the dinner! JR

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good food , quick friendly service. Reasonable prices. It was a perfect choice to eat before a 9 o'clock concert.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Decided to give Grotto a try after reading positive online reviews. Great service, decent food, prices were reasonable considering it was in a casino. It was a bit noisy but the staff was able to find us a nice table. Food was tasty, we had a fun time. The Brian Wilson concert was great! If I was seeing another show at the casino I would return to Grotto.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

My husband and I love this place for casual dining with good food and interesting menu selections. I wish they weren't ending lunchtime hours but I guess the market dictates that. The server was attentive but not intrusive and we certainly never felt rushed. Although a little pricey, casino dining always is. We will surely be back. Another plus is that the Golden Nugget provides free valet parking for dining patrons so just ask the server to validate your parking stub and you're good to go!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was excellent and service exemplary

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We have eaten dinner at The Grotto many times, beginning 'way back when the casino was still being renovated (fans of the under-rated TV series "Vegas," which was shot in the under-renovation Golden Nugget, will catch glimpses of The Grotto in the background in interior shots).

But I digress. We have NEVER gotten a bad meal here. The food is always perfectly cooked and flavorful. Some of the dishes are not exactly what you'd expect from the menu descriptions but are always delicious.

Service is always first-rate and friendly, but sometimes the wait to get your meal can be long-ish, even when not crowded.

Great food, good value for the money. Skip the horrendous hotel buffet and get a great dinner for about what you'd spend to stuff yourself with bad food at the buffet.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Wonderful food and excellent, attentive servers. Enjoyed the atmosphere, within the casino but private.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Myself and two friends were in town for the IRONMAN Atlantic City 70.3 event and this was the perfect place for pre-race fuel. That food was delicious, the portions were perfect. Wait staff was beyond great. Overall a wonderful night.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Steve was great, was very attentive. Food came quickly and was very good

Tags: Fun
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We asked questions about a specific item on the menu, even asked about the possibility of substituting one of the sides. The server brought out the wrong entree and then tried to blame it on us, saying we pointed to the wrong entree (even though we described the one we wanted with the sides it came with). The server brought one of the sides from the other entree to somewhat make up for the mistake, but we still ended up with the wrong meal as we didn't feel like waiting for the right one.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

The best service I've had in AC ever. Keith, our server was great, as was all the support staff. Price point is great for a hotel restaurant!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Good southern Italian food. Not crazy prices like most Casino restaurants.
Just off the casino floor. 6 in our party and all enjoyed.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 25, 2017

the food was excellent.our waiter keith wasexceptional.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Our Server was Amara she was FANTASTIC! Very knowledgeable and was always there when we needed her or not! The food was EXCELLENT! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone and hope to return soon.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Very nice atmosphere! While its in the Golden Nugget Casino and can be a bit loud; I found it fine. The food is very good and the prices as well. Very good portions and great service. I recommend for friends, dates, groups, occasions and more. Will be back.

Tags: Live Sports, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food and service was exceptional. It was a bit too noisy, due the fact that the restaurant is located on the casino floor.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was excellent. My daughter had the pizza and she loved it. I had the rigatoni with eggplant, it was perfect.
Our waiter Keith was awesome, very personable. We will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Comfort Food, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Was amazing !! Everything from apps to desert. Asked the waitress for recommendations and everything she said we ordered. Will def go back really soon !!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Wait staff and manager couldn't have been more pleasant and accommodating. Food was very good and a good value.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 8, 2017

This restaurant was a real find. Our waiter, Steve, was energetic, knowledgeable and gave great recommendations. Food was great and piping hot!
We'll definitely return!

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Cozy and nice restaurant. The food was delicious. Being able to reserve a table ahead of time was a plus because we had a larger group. I would definitely recommend to eat at this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Always great
Our server Arianna is fantastic
Go back every chance we get

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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Food was delicious and our waitress was thorough and pleasant.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Late-night Find, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Food, drinks, very good. Need to figure out the pacing. Our entrees were brought out as we're taking the last bite of our appetizers. We dined early and were only one of 3 parties in the restaurant so turnover should not have been an issue.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Excellent service. Food was delicious..I would definitely go back many times.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 27, 2017

everything was just wonderful,sevcice was outstanding, food the very best, my husband and i share a birthday together, this year it was his choice, well you know where we came, he would always come there . i love it too

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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