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Date
Thu, 6/21
Time
8:30 PM
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Grotto - Houston

4.6
958 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Inspired by classic Southern Italian cooking, Grotto offers delicious veal, chicken, seafood and house made pastas – the signature Osso Bucco is not to be missed! The breathtaking décor features spectacular hand-blown glass chandeliers, whimsical murals and custom-made polished iron scrollwork. Wine connoisseurs will be impressed with the extensive collection of Italian and domestic selections. With our winning combination of impeccable service, superb cuisine and passion for detail, Grotto is the perfect location for Italian dining.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Wednesday: 11am to 10pm
Thursday - Saturday: 11am to 11pm

Holiday Hours
11/24/16 (Thu) 12pm - 8pm
12/25/16 (Sun) 2pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(713) 622-3663
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ricky Cruz
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
610
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet and Self Parking available.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We can host luncheons, dinner parties, cocktail receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and more. Our private rooms can accommodate parties of 10-25, 35-60 or both rooms combined for up to 100 guests. Customized menus available, call our Private Events Coordinator for more details.

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What 958 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

We generally like Grotto. We had a 6:30 reservation and when we arrived they said we had to wait for a table. The place was packed and the staff was clearly overwhelmed. Everything was hectic, waiters were short tempered because they were under pressure. Surprisingly the food came out quickly—too quickly—we were still eating out starters when the entrees arrived. I will assume this was a one off problem night and will go back, but our special occasion celebration was not what we were hoping for!!!!

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

This was a great place for an afternoon business lunch , really great service, lively and high spirited environment and great food to boot

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Grotto consistently delivers great food at great value with attentive service.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

One of our regular places. It was good as usual. A bit noisier than usual though.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Grotto's is among my favorite eating places....Starting with the ambience, then the service and last but certainly not the lease is the food. Excellent on all accounts. Dr. and Mrs. Weatherly

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Great overall! I don't know why it's been so long since my last visit. I'll return soon.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Picked up my wife after she had a late flight arrival. Where to eat at 10PM on a Sunday?

The Grotto was not only open, the kitchen had most of the menu , the service was attentive and the food was great.

Will keep this in mind for those times when going home to fix a late meal is just not the choice.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Loved the Grotto - great Italian wine, food, service and ambience!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Great service & food as always. Thank you! Grotto never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Food is wonderful. Service is great especially if you have one of Rafael's tables!

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Love the scampi grotto. Also the sea bass and salmon are very good. Service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The quality of the food was not up to our expectations, but the service was excellent. Perhaps it was the special of the day. Conveniently located and great ambiance in the dinning room. We will go back.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Friday night, date night with the wife. Always excellent food, service was good just tapered off toward the end of the meal and getting the check, uncharacteristic of this establishment. Had a reservation and get irritated at being sat in the back of the restaurant by the kitchen door vs more pleasurable tables in the center. Just a personal dislike.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

It is one of my favorite places to eat. Great food and service.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Service was clearly by the B team, inexperienced and young. Kept asking if we were done w your plates. Other than that (which is a big “that,” it was fine).

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

My client and I weren't bothered with ordering which gave us time to catch up.

We ordered the special on lunch menu. It was great.

See U soon.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Overall the food was great. I ordered something that was not on the menu and it came out perfectly. A little wait taking our order but other than that everything was great.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Great food, the pasta was just right not aldente, i don’t like my noodles firm. It was perfect , not hard and not too soft , it was just right .

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I am never disappointed when I come to Grotto. Even on a busy day like Mother's Day, there was absolutely nothing lacking. Thank you for making my Mother's Day more perfect than it already was.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great meal and menu selection is one of our favorites. Great service!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Waiter spilled drink down my wife’s back. Service was slow.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great date night. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. It was our first time visiting this location and it was a memorable experience. While we were eating dinner, we spied the desserts and decided to splurge on a piece of chocolate cake. It was yummy! Definitely leave room for dessert.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Celebrating Mother’s Day with family.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Good food & great evening to sit on patio, but waiter was very slow to get drinks, bring food out etc. He was very nice but extremely slow & the restaurant was not busy —it was a Tuesday night. First drink he brought my friend ended up with a bug in it by the time he got to the table & it took a good 15 minutes before he came back with a new drink. Should have never taken this long. I used to go to Grotto all the time several years ago, but quit going because of the poor service and it appears nothing has changed. Other waiters waiting tables on the porch seemed much more attentive than ours was—very frustrating & disappointing.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Wonderful! We love the salmon Bacca and the mezzanotte chocolate cake.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Consistent is what I love about this restaurant. Great food an service.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Outstanding food with excellent service for Birthday celebration.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Excellent lunch in the Galleria area. Tomato basil soup is one of the best. Willie was our server, a true Landry’s veteran. He knows the menu backwards and forwards.
Tell him what you would like, he knows how to get it done.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

I love the Grotto. We had great service, and the food was absolutely delicious. Thank you for such a good meal.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Enjoyed birthday lunch with my friends. The baby salmon special was delicious!!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Had a friend from Korea come into town. He was impressed with the service and wait staff allowing us to wait on my wife to appear.

I had mentioned the pizza since my youngest son likes your choices. I had my usual, salmon picatta, which was,very good.

I'll be back!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had a marvelous meal and excellent service. I love the ambiance. We can't wait to go again.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great as always! Servers were super nice!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food,service,wine—all were very good and memorable. Very noisy but fun. Wish we had had enough room for desert; the desert cart was impressive! Overall, a very pleasant experience.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Service was great! We got our table right away, waiter was attentive at all times, food was delicious and served fast. Great place and definitely invited to come back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We always enjoy Grotto - good food, attentive service! And unlike some nice restaurants in Houston they don't take up the entire parking lot for their valet - much appreciated! This time they went above and beyond by calling to let us know my husband had left his credit card at the restaurant. Another example of excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Son is a New Yorker and eat in some of the finest restaurants there...he wanted freshness and got it at Grotto

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went to have our family Easter meal. The food was very good and the ambiance was enjoyable. Our server was very lacking unfortunately and put a damper on an otherwise enjoyable dining experience.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Grotto is getting "tired" - our table top was scratched and had significant signs of wear. It was also dirty when we sat down - just gross. Service was good. The food was good - but nothing special. None of the other 3 diners were wowed by their meals. My salmon was overcooked and dry. The scampi focaccia appetizer was more of a pizza that lacked scampi sauce - just some shrimp and a few strips of basil. Been dining at Grotto since it was located in its original location in highland village and have enough history to know things are headed in the wrong direction. Based upon this last visit, I may be done as there are better options around town.

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