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Grotto - Downtown Houston, Houston, TX

Grotto - Downtown Houston

4.5
4.5
1536 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Conveniently located at Avenida Houston and connected to the George R. Brown Convention Center, Grotto Downtown offers a chic, vibrant dining experience in the heart of Houston—within walking distance to Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center and Discovery Green. Unlike any other Grotto, Downtown offers a new look with a rustic, warehouse style interior and exposed brick. From small and shareable plates, fresh and local salads to refreshing and dynamic Italian cuisine, Grotto’s menu also offers a selection of curated craft beers, Grappa and wine—the ideal place for any occasion whether it’s lunch, happy hour, a business meeting or dinner in the city. Valet is available at the entrance of Grotto Downtown for $11 cash, or it can be added to your check inside. Self-parking is also available at the Avenida North parking garage, directly across the street on Rusk, where we will validate up to 3 hours for free.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (713) 658-0752
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Conveniently located Downtown Houston in the Convention District, Grotto is ideal for your next event. Within walking distance of Discovery Green, Minute Maid Park & Toyota Center, our Italian inspired fares offer plates for all to enjoy.
  • Private party contact
    Katelynn Bass: (713) 658-0752
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What 1,536 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,536 Reviews
  1. Kim2018

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a great server, food and drinks came out promptly, we ordered the rosemary focaccia, short rib gnocchi and meatball appetizer which were all absolutely delicious. However the entrees were not as good, on the margarita pizza, sauce was bland tasted from a can and the crust was overly chewy, the eggplant parmigiana was prepared by a cook that didn’t know how to prep eggplant it was unseasoned, mushy, slimy and bitter and it was a single slice of eggplant on the plate however the cacio pepe pasta it came with did have really good flavor but the pasta was overcooked, the grouper dish was a generous portion and had a good fry but also a bit under seasoned. So overall service was good but food very inconsistent.

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    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Grouper was delicious!!! Lots of options on the menu…

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  3. JoaquinM

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed an excellent food and service at the bar….

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  4. HenryB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Johnathan was an excellent server and was very attentive to our needs . His recommendations were spot on!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious. Everything from the Caesar salad to the salmon. And they were able to accommodate my food allergy. Also, the cocktail I had was great! Highly recommend. In addition to being close to our hotel and the convention center.

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  6. DarrylH

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been here several times and this is our first bad experience. However, the service was awful and it wasn’t even that busy. Food wasn’t prepared as asked but the waiter didn’t bring it nor came by to see how the food was. Ordered a glass of wine when the food was delivered but it arrived 10 minutes after finishing the meal. Really disappointed.

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  7. RyanG

    Houston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall experience was great our waiter. Alex was amazing although the younger host at the front door had a bit of an attitude beyond that we had an amazing time.

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  8. Miche

    Washington DC

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Where should I begin. Service at snail pace, cocktail so full of ice watered down within minutes. I asked for salad with the dressing on the side and container was visibly chipped at the rim

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The first 30 minutes were disappointing with bad service, too noisy, etc.. it felt like a tourist trap.. after asking several times we were moved to a different place and things improved with much better service and quality food; still, that is definitely a Grotto location that we don’t plan on going back to

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  10. Dining42

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, server was subpar. Seemed very bored and did not check in often. Ran out of water and he never noticed.

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Grotto - Downtown Houston is rated 4.5 stars by 1536 OpenTable diners.

Grotto - Downtown Houston 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 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Grotto - Downtown Houston

1001 Avenida de las Americas, Suite A, Houston, TX 77010

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (713) 658-0752
  • Private party facilities
    Conveniently located Downtown Houston in the Convention District, Grotto is ideal for your next event. Within walking distance of Discovery Green, Minute Maid Park & Toyota Center, our Italian inspired fares offer plates for all to enjoy.
  • Private party contact
    Katelynn Bass: (713) 658-0752
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