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Grotto - Houston

4.6
4.6
1848 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 622-3663

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Tammy Nelson Garcia: (713) 622-3663

  • Neighborhood

    Galleria / Uptown

  • Cross street

    610

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,848 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. j

    jani1004

    Houston

    63 reviews

    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The Grotto is very consistent. The food is hit and miss (lasagna among the best, salads below average....watery, wilted, flavorless) Service is great most of the time, but as you get busier, it gets more sporadic and we have to search for our waiter. Noise levels are terrible - you have to shout to be heard across a small table. This has been this way for years. I'll be surprised if my review makes any difference.
  2. KH

    KathyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easy location, no issue with parking. The service and food was great.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely loved it. The service was excellent. The waiter was very attentive and helpful. The food was quick and wonderful. Definitely will return
  4. DB

    DeborahB

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the food and the staff!
  5. DS

    DonS

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience as always.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for booze and spaghetti
  7. m

    michelles

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Rafael was outstanding!! We always have great service, but he took very good care of us. My husband had the special Veal dish and it was awesome!! Never had a bad experience here. Great family dinner. Thank you!
  8. MG

    MikeG

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Good not as great as in the past. Pizza good. Veal dry and fish just ok. Little disappointed. Bern a patron fir many years. Service excellent.
  9. l

    luv2eat

    Houston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cliff was our waiter. He is the best. Always friendly and very attentive. Food is always good. We dine here frequently and will definitely return.
  10. SB

    SuzanneB

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat in the bar for a few cocktails during Happy Hour. I had a Peach Bellini. Delicious and inexpensive during HH. This is a place to go for HH. Sat in the dinning room for dinner. We decided to have 3 items and share. We ordered a pizza and chicken Parmesan and mostaccioli. All were so great. Our servers were so friendly and attentive. We love this place and it’s great for lunch or dinner or Happy Hour.
  11. e

    eyegotit

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great happy hour selection on light bites and drinks!
  12. KL

    KarenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely outstanding. Rosemary breat, Caesar and pizza, all perfecy
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celerino, our waiter was great. The best! Next time I visit Houston, definitely coming back
  14. FM

    FionaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Our waiter Raphael was very kind and attentive. We were there for dinner on a bachelorette dinner and our bride felt very special! Food was delicious and they had a very nice selection.
  15. DB

    DeborahB

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grotto is a great dining experience. We’ve been going there for years and have never been disappointed.
  16. m

    michelles

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dinner, service and ambiance. We will be back!
  17. PH

    PhillipH

    Houston

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our visit today was very good! Ambiance, service and food were all very very good!!
  18. PF

    PegF

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was outstanding. Food was excellent. Nice ambiance, but a bit hard to hear conversations across the table. Nice place for a celebration.
  19. L

    Localdiner

    Houston

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    When there is a long slow slide in a restaurant, you see it in increments. These recent increments are worth noting- the long stem artichokes were short stem-were they canned? Pear salad was as always, delicious. Jicama? Subbed for pear? Veal was well cooked and tender but the Serving is approaching appetizer size. Pizza was wonderful. The room had several large parties with unruly, loud, and crying children. Where did dessert presentation go? The desultory dessert list tossed unto the table is best ignored. Purchasing can do better. Because of security issues we left early - the valet parker said he was leaving before 9:00 PM. Entrance is poorly lit. Mr Landry should be ashamed. We wont be back.
  20. F

    Food

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For starters, being greeted by the hostess with a huge smile in addition to her acknowledging the reason for dining- my daughter's scholastic achievements at LSU. Our waiter was knowledgeable about entrees and he too was welcoming. Lastly, the food was fresh and absolutely delectable.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Raphael was EXCELLENT! Food was its usual 5 star…
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal. We got sat right on time, excellent waiter, and the food came out quickly. Fairly priced and wonderful ambiance
  23. GS

    GayleS

    Houston

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are always great…very consistent!
  24. JM

    JasonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and waitstaff! The desserts are wonderful
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were the perfect accompaniment to our business meeting. Grotto never disappoints and we will be back.
  26. KN

    KarenN

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant! Fabulous food! Fabulous service!
  27. Z

    Zanada1

    Dallas

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and prompt service.
  28. C

    Clbb

    Houston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was excellent. The food was delicious. We had a wonderful time.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On a crowded Saturday night, they went out of their way to expand our reservation from 4-6 people. The service (Marco & his team) was spectacular and the food fantastic! This was one of my old favs in the city & so thankful that we were able to visit again when we were there.
  30. FS

    FSlala

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Good prices. Outstanding service!!!!
  31. B

    Bigdaddy

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service
  32. B

    Bambi

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Our server was attentive and had lots of ideas. Food was good.
  33. EM

    EnriqueM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Service is good , the Food is too American/italian, i didn’t enjoy it
  34. OM

    OscarM

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an awesome experience. Food was excellent, service was great.
  35. RS

    RandyS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An awesome Mother's Day experience!!! I would go back to the restaurant anytime.
  36. JH

    JeniferH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Mother's Day Lunch there yesterday! Service is always amazing, recognize the staff and know they have been there a long time. Food is fantastic, nice touch having a special menu yesterday.
  37. M

    Mogie

    Houston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything done professionally. Even on the busiest of days. Reservations, service, food, etc.
  38. KK

    KeriK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been eating here for over 21 years . One of the best restaurants in Houston! Always outstanding food and service.
  39. p

    pilor

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was good. Food is overrated! Staff was accommodating and professional. I’d visit again.
  40. BB

    BobbieB

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service Always enjoy dining here

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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Grotto - Houston using the Order Online button. Grotto - Houston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 622-3663.

Grotto - Houston is rated 4.6 stars by 1848 OpenTable diners.

Grotto - 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 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Grotto - Houston

4715 Westheimer Houston, TX 77027

Additional information

  • Cross street

    610

  • Neighborhood

    Galleria / Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 622-3663

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Tammy Nelson Garcia: (713) 622-3663

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