Grotto - Atlantic City

4.3
709 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.

Support Grotto - Atlantic City during COVID-19

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 709 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome esp Dante our server/bartender

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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
3 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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ROBERTG
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was great overall except there were not a full menu but we are happy they are back open!

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chuckb
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Chicken parm was one of the best. Waitress must have been new but very pleasant. Will be back again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Valentines
Great server and people
But the food was horrible
Terrible

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JamesA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and the food was great especially the steak

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AllyC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Valentine’s celebration. Food is always amazing. Staff Was attentive and fun. Just always a great experience at the grotto

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GaryF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was not good, eaten here before and it was a lot better

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Leah
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was super delicious. The environment was romantic and I felt safe dining there. Would come back again next time I visit! Loved it!

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vipdiner
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants at Golden Nugget. Our meal was delicious. Wine menu was very limited due to covid. Menu is also limited.
I was disappointed in seating. Tables are not far enough apart. They need to do a much better job of social distancing. If I was not in a booth, I would have left. The restaurant was not busy, so there was no need for tables only 2-3 feet apart.

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vipJerseyD
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and always awesome service!

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ACfun
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved to have this great Italian eatery back. Menu was varied and excellent

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vipth454sa
Atlantic City
71 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We arrived at restaurant 10 minutes early and were told we had to wait to our reservation time. So we waited and watched hostess sit other patrons that had the same reservation as us. The only reason we got seated was because another person that had the same reservation time as us said something to the hostess. Then we get seated 10 minutes after our time and received horrible service. We waited over 15 minutes for our 2 bottle beers. The food was ok we asked for a another round big mistake we waited another 15 minutes for our drinks. I asked for a glass and the waitress said sure we ended up having to ask a the person that served my soup and he got my glass in a minute. We try to support restaurants in these had times but this type of service is unacceptable in any time. We will never eat at your establishment again

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FrankR
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food, excellent service, clean and efficient.

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richie
Atlantic City
120 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great to see Grotto reopened for first time since it closed in March for to the pandemic. This is a very underrated Italian cuisine destination in AC in my view. Very good food at a very fair price by casino standards. It doesn't hit the highest highs but still it has much to recommend. Our server Keith has been there a,long time and does an excellent job-- and I almost never comment about servers by name.

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vipBethS
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Disappointed, use to go all the time! And it was consistently good. Food was just ok. I hope Grotto reopens again!

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PeterA
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was fine. I was looking forward to a specific meal but because they are only offering a limited menu I was a little disappointed. Other then that it was enjoyable.

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Maureen
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was delish.. The tomato soup was absolutely amazing!! The salmon great pork chops great! Our waiter Keith was excellent !!
Hope it opens for good soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a great surprise to have Grotto open for 3 days over New Year’s weekend. The menu was a special menu for the weekend and it was good. Meatballs were amazing. I hope that this restaurant can open again for additional dining dates.

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MaryR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent my chicken parm was tender and could melt in your mouth. Service was excellent especially since it was the first night in months that they opened.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delivery and Abby was wonderful

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TERESAR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our visit to Grotto!! Our server was Marianne, and she was excellent. She made our visit great!! The food was really good and we will come back again!!

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MichaelL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. The food is always so good. Thank you!

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Chedrey
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Inside the Harrah’s casino. Was smokey and a bit noisy. Not great ambiance. A bit run down. Food was very good though.

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vipTakeMeBacktoTexas
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ty is the man!!!!

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DeniseO
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything great. Appetizers entree and drinks. Only the penne al forno maybe had a touch too much salt. But otherwise nearly perfect. And the chicken parm and parmesan risotto were amazing too!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was excellent.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was awful. We had to send back a few meals. We have eaten there before for happy hour but this was by far our worst experience. It felt like the chef made everything with a ton of salt.

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brunchlady
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I go here a lot and the food has always been consistently good. However lately, there always seems to be a miss; one time we got hard bread, another time the gravy in the meat sauce wasn’t good and the last time, the meatballs were hard on the outside. Because the food was so good for so long, I don’t want to give up on the restaurant, but they really need to get their act together!!!

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Nickg1217
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food , but not a great volume of food for your money .

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Kathleen
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We were disappointed where they sat us. If we wanted to sit somewhere else we were told it would be a 45 minute wait. There were tables empty. Food portions were too small for the price.
Waitress was rushing us.

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MrsSchwags
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. We ordered the rice ball and caprese salad as an appetizer. I had the filet and shrimp special. The filet was perfect. This is the first time we actually ate dinner here. I am a big Charthouse fan, but decided to do something different this time. We will definitely eat here again.

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vipJerseyD
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always receive exemplary service from the hostess, waitstaff, and managers. Keep up the great work!

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vipBill
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Order drinks took for ever to get some appetizers came out the drinks which were wrong and send them back and get a new drink appetizer was very disappointing then got the main entrée and only half of it came out and was told because they didn’t want 1/2 of the entrée to get cold because the rest would be out later finish my meal brought out the other half of the entrée told him I was done had similar problems before I thought we give it one more try never go back again

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Family
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good wine list and great service .. will definitely be back ..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service Sami is the best love her

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food wasn’t good at all except for pizza. Took so long we left without our entrees.. couldn’t wait any longer. 2 hours .. place was not at all even full with the wait it took.

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CharlesZ
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was great

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Grotto - Atlantic City is rated 4.3 stars by 709 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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