Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort

4.7
581 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Grotto Italian Restaurant on Galveston Island is located in the luxurious San Luis Resort. At Grotto, all dishes are hand-prepared daily with only the freshest ingredients, a testament to our unrivaled passion for detail. From classic entrées such as the Lasagne al Forno to more innovative fare like the Salmon Brioso, our authentic Italian cuisine is sure to delight you.

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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 581 people are saying
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Alli
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Best part was food (meatballs and pizza) and Ukrainian bartender, who was SO nice and attentive. Wish there was more outdoor seating availability, but we enjoyed sitting at the bar.

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Garyh
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We enjoyed the dinner with the exception of the waiter that was assigned to our table.

He obviously has not waited on tables before and had not been trained properly.

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vipBridgetG
East Texas
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As we miss our Lake Charles Grotto, this one far exceeded our expectations. Service from our server and the beautiful and professional bar tender (Slovania? born) was first class.

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TinaB
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. Our waiter was so nice. The food was delicious! I have food allergies & I was happy to be able to eat The Seafood Stew

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vipluv2bpampered
Houston
72 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our Favorite restaurants, the food and cocktails are Fabulous
but the main reason is the Outstanding Service by John Paul & the staff.
Barton, Brandie and others always make out evening so special!!
Huge Thanks to all for Outstanding Service!!

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HaroldA
Mobile
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was slow had to ask 2 time for butter and oil for the bread.

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Jane
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was great per usual. However, it was in fact a Saturday night and my group of 5 for my birthday had reservations for 7:30. We got there on time and did not get seated until 8:30.... an hour later!!! We could have gone somewhere else. LOL. Food was still great and drinks were good! They brought out a complimentary butter cake and that was AMAZING!!!! So I feel like that kinda made up for the hour wait.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday 💗

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susiec
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Brandi provided excellent, attentive service. Support staff was also fantastic. Obviously a well managed place. Kudos.

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Ilovegoodfood
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing date night. The food was great, the staff was friendly and attentive, and we enjoyed the quiet ambiance with appropriate COVID social distancing.

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vipJOHN
Houston
58 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Convenient parking

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner but me will be back. Food, service, etc.. was great!!

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DBSm
Savannah
15 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has a different menu from what I remember at the location near Galleria in Houston, but had something for all tastes, and a generous selection of wines, given how many restaurants have pared back their offerings since Covid shut-down. They split a house salad for us, which was plenty for two people. The dressing a bit heavy on the vinegar. My shrimp were tender, but crispy on the outside - loved the tomato sauce and a side of pasta with a different flavor we both liked. My husband had redfish - also well prepared. Service was attentive, courteous, and not rushed. Would certainly go back when in Galveston again.

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Briggio
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We loved everything and can't wait to go back ❤

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HowardS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and very good food! We enjoyed our evening!

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vipJOHN
Houston
58 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Menu and food were wonderful. Convenient Valet Parking

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LynetteM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food with a nice view of Galveston.

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JonB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was outstanding and the food was great. I would go back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best Italian food in Houston or Galveston

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vipChelsea
Austin
55 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite

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WaltW
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service! We both had Vic & Anthony’s Crab Cake-delicious! Other favorites for us are the San Luis Veal and the ravioli. Full bar and great desert options too. Our waiter Skylar took great care of us. Manager Korrie is always on top of things! We’ll be back!

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PaulB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This restaurant was about 10 degrees colder than it needed to be based on the outside air temp. This one of a chain of locations in Galveston owned by Landry's. They seem to have a corner on the food service and hotel market in Galveston. Overall it was a good dinner and my wife and I enjoyed the evening.

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vipluv2bpampered
Houston
72 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Grotto's form the Wonderful Food to the mixology cocktails, and desserts are
some of the best we've experienced. Most of all, we love the Service, and especially John Paul and Barton always make our day.

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vipJOHN
Houston
58 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great resort atmosphere. The service as always was great and the foos was wonderful. This has become our go to restaurant for regular nights out and Special Occasions.

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TedR
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

We eat here often and the food this time was not good.

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LEW2
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! Waitress was friendly and attentive. Pizza was excellent! Atmosphere was cozy and warm

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Server was amazing ! Great value.

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JoelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and John Paul the man in charge makes sure of a wonderful experience

Will go back again and again!

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marcusp
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, and great location! Nice sunset beach stroll after dinner to top it all off.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service. Waiter was very happy to take our photo.

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vipluv2bpampered
Houston
72 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the San Luis Resort, and the Grotto is one of our favorite restaurants there.
The Italian food is out of this world, and the cocktails are of the mixology level!!
Most of all, The Service is Outstanding!! John Paul & Brandee and Barton always
make our evenings and our guest Very special.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visit Grotto at the San Luis regularly. We have favorites on the menu, Caesar salad, snapper romano, shrimp and crab capellini, and a few others as well as a favorite server who provides excellent service. We make reservations (required now anyway) o make sure we don’t have to wait long. A bit of Resort Dining experience just up the island from the house. Save room for the Butter Cake. There’s not a diet on the planet that you can’t give up temporarily for the Butter cake.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and fiancé had an outstanding experience last night on 09/3/2020 for a great kick off to celebrating our 4 year anniversary weekend in Galveston and kudos to the manger for everything. This was the best experience ever and our to our waiter Barton had outstanding customer service last night .

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staying in the condo’s Recommendation from friend!

JO
vipJOHN
Houston
58 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Always convenient parking and pleasant surroundings.

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AnnG
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Red snapper was delicious!
Our server skylar was very polite and efficient

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AleezaG
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fast, and very accommodating.

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SamC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

My wife ordered a vegetarian pizza with no cheese.
She is vegan. After about thirty minutes our waiter
Said that the kitchen had burned the pizza. He reordered it. When it came out the pizza was a supreme with all of the meat options and no cheese. My pepperoni was fine.
We sent the pizza back. I was completely finished with my pepperoni pizza and my wife’s pizza still had not been brought to the table. We asked for the manager to check.
He said it was still not ready. We asked for the check to leave. As we paid for the food that we had received the manager came to the table with a vegan pizza in a to go box. When we got home and opened the pizza it was only half way cooked

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation time with special friend

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vipDallasFoodie
Dallas
110 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Had dinner reservation seated after 30 mins past reservation . Wait staff came to table after 15’mins being seated . We are staying at the resort this week .Wait staff friendly and offered good suggestions . The tomato capers and Ceasar salad both excellent . The cippriono and chicken Marsala both excellent .

FAQs

Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 740-8605.

Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort is rated 4.7 stars by 581 OpenTable diners.

Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort 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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