Grotto - Houston

4.5
1012 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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What 1012 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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l
Houston
55 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
11 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
2 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
29 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
12 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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JB
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable evening. Food was great and the service was impeccable. Would recommend and will revisit next time I’m in Houston.

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G
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner! Our waiter, Rafael, was EXCELLENT!

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GS
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service and food are always great...perfect place for family dinners.

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P
Houston
66 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great choice for lunch with our grandsons who were getting ready to head off to college. They enjoyed their meals which was the most important part of our get together, We chose Grotto and hoped it would please them. It DID! Great choice for any age group for any reason!

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f
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful birthday dinner with very attentive service and great attention to detail. 2 of us had restaurant weeks dinners and they were generous in size and delicious. Our wait staff were attentive without being intrusive.

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M
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very nice wait staff and food was good...................................................................................................
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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time trying Grotto for Houston Restaurant Weeks. Half of us ordered off the HRW menu, the other half dined off the regular menu. We all shared the same wonderful experience! They food was delicious and our waiter was so sweet and attentive. Kudos!

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SP
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and great service. Arrived on time, was seated promptly and dinner was great. Not a "cheap eats" place and a little pricey but food and service were outstanding. I would recommend to other travelers hanging around the Galleria area...we actually walked to it from our hotel near the mall.

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L
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Houston Restaurant Week menu and really enjoyed our dinner. Our server was friendly and attentive.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was extremely slow and it wasn’t even that crowded.

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BA
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the waiters were very attentive and extremely friendly, the restaurant was gorgeous and the food was very tasty!

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JF
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful! One of our favorite restaurants when we travel...

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Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was absolutely terrible. 45 minutes for a single appetizer. Had to find servers to refill water glasses.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The snapper was amazing!!!!

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MG
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Grotto used to be our favorite restaurant. When we ate this past Friday the veal dish had more mushrooms and artichokes than veal. Very disappointed. Coconut cream pie just okay. Just remember it being better.

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RC
Houston
137 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always pretty good food..... very loud today!

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FF
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Never had the chance to try this location and thought since I had business in the area I would. The food was not very good at all. The lasagne tasted like it was baked out of the freezer and served. The salad was average. My guests were not impressed with their food either. Over priced and not worth it.

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EP
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite Landry restaurants. The food, service, and atmosphere never disappoints us. They have fresh specials of the day that is definitely worth trying and their desserts are delicious.

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AY
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grotto is always consistent on serving good food and a great atmosphere.

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SC
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservation for 7:00pm for 7 people and had to wait 40 minutes for the table they wanted to give us even though restaurant was not busy and we were told we were not important enough for the table that held 8 people as that was already reserved anyway quote in unquote! I kept asking if they could put tables together for us and the hostess and manager said no they couldn’t and both had major attitude and never even apologized! Very disappointing......

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BM
Houston
88 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My sons and their wives ordered what they wanted; veal and chicken dishes. My wive got the San Peitro veal dish. The waiter recommended the veal chop to me. It was good, but too, too much cheese.

We had calamari for an appetizer that was served promptly. The Rose was fantastic. We'll be back.

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