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Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort

4.7
4.7
992 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Located inside the San Luis Resort Galveston, Grotto offers an Old Country trattoria ambiance & classic Italian cooking with recipes made on premises. Creations include many “Old World” signature dishes such as Neapolitan thin crust pizzas, Veal Kickerillo, Pollo Francese, housemade pastas & fish selections. Enjoy Grotto’s famous Peach Bellini or an extensive collection of Italian and domestic wines while overlooking the pool at San Luis Resort.

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Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (409) 740-8605

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Celebrate life’s special moments at The San Luis Resort, Galveston Island’s premier beachfront destination and the perfect place to get away for your anniversary, birthday, family reunion or other memorable occasions. The San Luis Resort is one of the best in Texas beach weddings with 30 acres of seaside luxury and award-winning dining and beach-facing accommodations. Honored with the AAA Four Diamond Award® since 2000.

  • Neighborhood

    Galveston

  • Cross street

    53rd

  • Parking details

    Complimentary self parking available on the north side of the hotel. Complimentary valet parking available through our main ocean-facing entrance when dining in Grotto.

  • Entertainment

    Offering beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico, The San Luis Resort also features the best in Galveston entertainment. Discover Galveston’s newest hot spot.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

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What 992 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Galveston

    Best Overall

  • Galveston

    Best Food

  • Galveston

    Best Service

  • Galveston

    Best Ambiance

  • Galveston

    Best Value

  • Galveston

    Good for Groups

  • Galveston

    Hot Spot

  • Galveston

    Notable Wine List

  • Galveston

    Romantic

  • Galveston

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  1. JO

    JOHN

    Houston

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, Great service, and convenient parking.

  2. KH

    KatherineH

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    A very very slow evening, staff was friendly, but apparently they were understaffed as everything was extremely slow

  3. GS

    GalvestonSpecialniteout

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic on every way. Service, Food, ambiance - five stars

  4. MM

    MikeM

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place

  5. SG

    ShelleyG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service from the beginning. I think our waiter's name was Nicholas. The food was outstanding, as always. The views are unreal! I will continue taking friends and family to Grotto as it is a special and memorable experience Every time.

  6. DO

    DarylO

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Took my Mom there for Mother's Day and it was wonderful. Food, service, ambiance was all a joy and my Mom was more than pleased. Our server was particularly attentive.

  7. T

    Terry

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience1

    Food tasted like leftovers. Pasta was mushy and very over cooked, one sauce had a flour taste. Very disappointing experience especially for Mother’s Day and spending $300 will not be back b

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was wonderful. We loved it

  9. TH

    THerrera

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great service! Waiter was attentive. Food was over cooked this time. And waited longer than usual for food to come out of the kitchen. Did not taste as usual.

  10. BS

    BrianS

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Skyler was a wonderful waiter and made our experience so enjoyable! Cory the manager was so attentive and kind. Our meal was excellent as well! Thank you for an enjoyable Evening!

  11. JP

    JP1234

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    very typical hotel restaurant, somewhat overpriced food, average service

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2

    It was extremely loud in the restaurant! I could barely hear the person next to me. One of our plates came out Luke warm at best. The servers were fantastic. There was no ambiance as it was so loud and couldn’t enjoy our meal to celebrate. Pretty disappointed over all with the temperature of the food and noise level. It was suppose to be an evening celebration and left without desert because it just wasn’t enjoyable.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner was perfect.

  14. P

    Pancity

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was amazing! Very attentive. Food was delicious!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great family dinner out. It was a tad noisier than usual because they were hosting prom, but the food was just as excellent as always. Kids of course loved finishing their meal with cake!

  16. J

    Jimmy

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were outstanding. We have a problem getting our reward points. Have not received them as yet, usually receive them next day.

  17. P

    stephaneP

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    Very ordinaire food veal parmi ganache not very tasteful

  18. WR

    WilliamR

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, helpful service. A very reasonably priced wine list too. Busy and a little loud.

  19. C

    Chelsea

    Austin

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love Yuliia the bartender. Everyone is very friendly.

  20. TL

    TomL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Grotto exceeded our expectations. The food was excellent as was the service & ambiance. It provided a sense of class in a casual way that was very nice to experience.

  21. JF

    JamesF

    Atlanta

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food. We’ll seasoned and prepared. Nice wine selection.

  22. w

    williaml

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was very good, service was top notch. No complaints

  23. VB

    VictorB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Justin was friendly, prompt, and knowledgeable. Our caprese salads and red snapper were fabulous. The dessert selection was very tempting but we left ourselves no room. The wedding reception noise level next door was our only complaint. The volume was too loud. Everything else was great and we will come back!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Food was amazing, but took 45 minutes past our reservation time to be seated

  25. B

    Bobbo

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food and the whole dining experience was very good. I was pleased as were my dinner guests. I will be back and have no qualms about recommending the Grotto as a dinner destination.

  26. h

    houdinner

    Houston

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent Italian cuisine...the best shrimp al limone I've ever had. And a very good cioppino. Nice wine list and capable service. The space overlooks the pool which is atmospheric at night.

  27. P

    Paul

    Houston

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    We always enjoy dinner here but this time we didn't even get dinner. 250 later we had 2 pizzas, a few appetizers, a few drinks. Left disappointed.

  28. AM

    AnitaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Location was perfect for dinner before Prom at the Tremont.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about this place was great. We had a wonderful view of the water as well as the resort pool area. The food was fresh, pizza was enough for a group of 3 adults! The ambiance in the restaurant was very nice with great dinner music. Very good more upscale Italian restaurant. Our server was absolutely great super friendly, attentive, and personable.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Best meal we've had in Galveston! Everything was very flavorful and in abundance. Compared to some very overpriced meals we've had this trip that we're not nearly as tasty I felt they were very reasonably priced.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful dinner at Grotto for our daughter’s 15th birthday. Skyler gave us wonderful service, the food was delicious and the desserts insanely good.

  32. CC

    CandiceC

    London

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely food and fantastic service from skylar. Also fab cocktails

  33. SK

    StacyK

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Everything was delicious. The bread and garlic olive oil yum, bolognese loaded with meat and very tasty, boyfriend has a shrimp and crab pasta dish he loved. Red sangria yum loaded with blackberries too.. dessert some yellow cake infused with deliciousness and topped with ice cream (was from the adjacent steakhouse not at Grotto. Our waiter (top notch Carlos) recommended that.

  34. MM

    MikeM

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service is great and the staff are very friendly.

  35. DK

    DrKen

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had to move to a different table , due to the sunset in our eyes , and they were able to do it immediately, with no issues or problems … amazing food / great meal … thank you

  36. D

    Daniel

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful view of the pool and delicious Italian food. Drinks were amazing.

  37. A

    Albert

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Only one thing would have made our dining experience perfect. The tables were to close to one another. The room was crowed with tables and chairs. The dessert cart had to be very carefully maneuvered through the table and chairs. To be honest, had those other table been occupied I don't believe the dessert cart would have made it to our table. Upon finishing our wonderful meals with the wonderful service, I had to very carefully rise up out of my chair so as not to bump into the person sitting next to me at the next table. We were to first to arrive on time for our reservation and by the time we left there were about 4 other tables occupied. It made all of us wonder why did they seat a table of 3 right next to us. It just made all of us uncomfortable. Despite having wonderful meals with a fantastic server I don't think we will be back.

  38. BS

    BarryS

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was outstanding Jose was a great waiter food was very very good but for two mature people much too much to eat we probably should’ve shared an entrée

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent!

  40. RD

    RonnieD

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spring break vacation

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

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Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort is rated 4.7 stars by 992 OpenTable diners.

Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort

5222 Seawall Blvd Galveston, TX 77551

Additional information

  • Cross street

    53rd

  • Neighborhood

    Galveston

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary self parking available on the north side of the hotel. Complimentary valet parking available through our main ocean-facing entrance when dining in Grotto.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Offering beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico, The San Luis Resort also features the best in Galveston entertainment. Discover Galveston’s newest hot spot.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (409) 740-8605

  • Catering

    Celebrate life’s special moments at The San Luis Resort, Galveston Island’s premier beachfront destination and the perfect place to get away for your anniversary, birthday, family reunion or other memorable occasions. The San Luis Resort is one of the best in Texas beach weddings with 30 acres of seaside luxury and award-winning dining and beach-facing accommodations. Honored with the AAA Four Diamond Award® since 2000.

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