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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

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Grotto - Atlantic City Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Casual (16)
Comfort Food (11)
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Good for Birthdays (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Cozy (8)
Authentic (7)
Fun (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Romantic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
People Watching (5)
Business Meals (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food, served hot ordered Chicken Parmigiana, huge portion, delicious!
Desserts very good . Pasta dishes excellent

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

One of our favorite places to go. Keith our server is always first rate as well as our bartender Bill. The entire staff really gives it their all. Very enjoyable while celebrating my wife's birthday. Highly recommend!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent evening at Grotto. We came here to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Our sever, Nicole, was very friendly, knowledgable about the menu, and provided memorable service. The food was cooked to perfection and worth every penny. Very pleased with our experience and sure to be back!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

Our server steve was phenomenal! Food is always awesome and my children love the food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

Always have a great experience at the Grotto. Service is impeccable and the entire staff make you feel at home. Danielle who usually waits on us is absolutely the very best. Even the manager welcomes you and checks to see if your alright. Always feel at home at the Grotto

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Tapas, Romantic, Late-night Find, People Watching, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

Nice atmosphere, good food. Very pleasant servers.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

As always, great service by Keith, good food quality and value.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Casino not very busy so the noise level was good. Lasagna was very good. The Caesar salad did not have very much green leaf to it, so not very enjoyable. Service was good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was good. I didn’t know the restaurant was on the casino floor. The main problem I had was with the maps app. The address is listed correctly on the open table app but when you get directed to the maps app for directions, the plot point on the map sent me to the middle of a neighborhood 1.2 miles away.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Awesome food! Best clam sauce I’ve ever had. Our server was exceptional!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had a fantastic time. Service was fantastic and the food was even better. Even though the restaurant is in the middle of a casino, they were able to seat us where the noise was nominal. Highly recommended!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food and service is always very good. Been here several times I have never had a bad experience

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I have dined at Grotto before but only for happy hour, which I enjoyed. This was my first time having dinner. The experience was excellent. Our server, Conal was exceptional. Very courteous, polite, professional. The food was very good as well. We had the Penne Al Forno (it was a bit tad salty but might have been from the types of cheese - still very good) Lasagna and Pescatore (My mom doesn’t eat mussels so they substituted with more clams). So delicious and everything came out piping hot as food served should. It was a great experience. We will definitely visit again!

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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We showed up for our reservation and the restaurant was closed.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I read the reviews about Grotto and thought the only concern would have been the service. Since it was NYE I didn’t care if it took a while. That wasn’t the case. Service was good, waiter was nice bit the food was not good. I ordered the Rigatoni & eggplant and my husband had chicken Marsala. My dish was pitiful. The eggplant was so rough and over fried that it scratched my throat swallowing. The rigatoni plain sauce was fine. The chicken was fair small portion and nothing special. We told the waiter and he said he’ll let the chef know but didn’t offer me order a new dish which he should of. The best part of the meal was the dessert a Strawberry shortcake that was good. Other than that I’ll pass on the Grotto and stick with our original reservation at Dock’s in AC.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was very good. However the portions were on the small side. Service was excellent.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The drinks were very good. My husband’s lasagne was excellent but I picked pasta with vodka sauce and I wouldn’t order it again. The house antipasto plate we ordered was terrific and the house salad was also good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Happy Hour
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

was a lovely,very friendly place for our Christmas dinner

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Had an excellent meal there. I had the pork chop (delicious) and my wife had the risotto with sausage. Not my first time there. Always a great experience. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was great! Appetizers came quick and the bread was warm & fresh.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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 25, 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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vip
 (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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 (Toronto)·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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 (Atlantic City)·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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