Grotto - Houston

4.6
1034 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 11am - 10pm
Monday: 11am - 9pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 11am - 11pm

Brunch available on Sundays


Happy Hour
Monday - Friday: 4pm - 7pm
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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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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, 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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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join Our Family This Christmas
Enjoy an Italian twist on your favorite holiday!
December 24 | 11am - 9pm

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Join Our Family This Christmas
Enjoy an Italian twist on your favorite holiday!
December 25 | 11am - 7pm

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

What 1034 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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PW
Houston
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Got the daily fish special (subbing snapper for salmon) and a Ward Salad. Perfect lunch for Keto diet. Excellent service, as always.

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L
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, wonderful service. This is a consistent winner.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Just perfect. Was my first time there but with the service they gave us I felt comfortable & not lost on anything! Specials were explained to us, drinks, & the menu as well.

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R
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They accommodated us even tho we were early. Very prompt excellent service. Excellent Italian dishes for our taste for Italian food!

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MN
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The atmosphere was wonderful and our server was excellent. The food was delicious as well. I really enjoyed my second visit at Grott0 Houston.

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LS
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great!!! Service is outstanding!! Location is great there at the Loop/Westheimer.

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RV
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently amazing food. Service is great. Asl for Rafael.. he takes care of you with so much affection and attention.

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DH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall this is a good restaurant for the price. The food isn't great, but it's good. The ambiance and service aren't great, but they're good. Nothing will blow you away, but nothing will disappoint you either. Just a good restaurant that does not rise to the level of greatness.

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T
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old timers get together. We always come to Grotto.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grotto was delicious as usual! The bread basket is tasty and the wine hits the spot. I always eat the Snapper Cerretto and even though it’s no longer on the menu they still make it for me. We had a round table that was perfect for conversation - even though the restaurant is a little loud. Everyone at my table enjoyed their meal. They came and sang Happy Birthday to my mom and brought her a slice of cake with a sparkler. To end the meal they provided complimentary cookies.

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M
Mexico City
49 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Super friendly staff!

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C
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been to Grotto in a while and were only disappointed that we waited so long to return! The wait staff seemed to all greet us at the door and we never lacked for someone coming by just when we needed something (like the third basked of bread and olive oil dipping sauce that is addicting). we had the Veal Chop, Butternut Squash Tortellini, and the Ravioli a la Vodka. Great evening with the staff and family. Food and atmosphere were great and consistent as it always is. Back soon.

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LB
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy Grotto's. The staff and service were excellent. The Bellinis are delicious.
During our most recent visit, the only disappointment was the abbreviated menu; sadly some of our old favorites were missing.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was an all around great experience as usual. This is my favorite restaurant and favorite location. Came here on a date and we had a great time. The service was awesome as usual, and the food was awesome per usual as well. Unfortunately my car got broken into so that sucked, Grotto wasn’t able to help much as the cameras don’t cover that far but despite the event I’m always quick to recommend this location to my friends and family looking for a nice dinner.

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J
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Over cooked food. Nothing special, innovative or unusual. Very senior clientele or special occasion groups. Just not what it once was...

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Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious and great service. Born and raised in Houston and now living out of state. Always a must when in town.

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AZ
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great evening with Friends!

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M
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third time there and it won’t be our last. Wonderful experience and great food

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z
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Friendly staff. Good food Every staff member was hospitable.

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AC
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy acogedor, todo muy bueno ideal para lo que sea.

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YR
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, food and value.

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TM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food is always just great. My wife and I love the staff who serve us.

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SK
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The service is superior and it’s very lively I sure will visit again. The food is also good I need to try other items to offer more in terms of a rating

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DT
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Been there several times. It’s good. I wouldn’t put it in the great category. Food tends to fluctuate. I had pasta with seafood. Pasta was very hot, seafood was all lukewarm. My son had salmon that was undercooked. Others were better. Noise level is not energetic. It’s obnoxiously loud. Service was very good.

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GS
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tino and Lupita were amazing. The service and food are always great.

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l
Houston
57 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Not sure but I think server was new and not as familiar with menu items. He did try.

I am a Landry’s Select Club member and did not get points that night. I was told to check web but no points there either. Very disappointed.

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MT
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always that’s what it’s my go to place for food and celebrations. Of all the things I hate in Houston this one is one of the few that I love!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff made you feel at home. Food was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

Pre birthday dinner

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H
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our visits there. Friendly and fast sevice.

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GB
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing, but the food was not good this time :(

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MK
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

My fish was delicious, my out of town friend’s fish was raw and mushy, even after it was reheated- took off bill
Have not ever had a bad meal, but she was disappointed!

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MT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Doesn’t have any Malbec/Shiraz wine by the glass option. That’s a drawback.

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TG
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great experience...exceptional Italian

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LH
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Just okay. Food was decent but it's definitely not a good Italian restaurant. The waiter was nice but his service was disappointing (waited 20 Minutes to get the menus, order wasn't taken properly and one of the meals wasn't as ordered). Overpriced for the quality.

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great evening with the family!

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P
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrating 11 years anniversary.
It is a fact that Houston has many good restaurants but we are a frequent Grottos customers because the food, the area where restaurant it is, the people and of course a key part of dining experience is the waiter. We always ask to be served by Mr Rafael who is a professional waiter and in combination with a great dishes makes Grottos our first place to eat and celebrate. I recognized that Mr Rafael is great but we had been served by another waiters and all they are very professional something that we know in 12 years visiting it.
Grottos is a place 100% to be recommended.

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GS
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Tino is always great. The food is always wonderful.

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RC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service and attention was incredible. Food was very good and atmosphere was very energetic. While I did not dress extremely casual, I did see numerous shorts and polo shirts in the crowd. Very nice evening.

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U
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great - service was even better!!!!

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