HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
10:30 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 8 times today

Grotto - Houston

4.5
899 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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.
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(713) 622-3663
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Ricky Cruz
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
610
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Complimentary Valet and Self Parking available.
icon/ic_gift_cardCreated with Sketch.
Gift Card
Additional
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.

View Private Dining Details
What 899 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
vipSummergirl (Houston)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

The temperature in the restaurant was uncomfortably cold. We moved tables to avoid vents , did not help.
We finally moved outside to the patio, very windy but at least tolerable. Unfortunate.

Report
Helpful
vipCrepefan (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

I loved the Grotto. The service was wonderful from the bar to the dining area. We all enjoyed the food especially the Pollo Francese. Outstanding taste. The wood burning oven was a great touch for the pizzas. They were great too. Cocktails were delicious as well.

Start to finish we enjoyed this dinner. The only thing I would not recommend is the Fettucine with mushrooms, prochiuto and chicken in a Parmesan cream sauce. I normally love this kind of dish however the mushroom flavor was overwhelming and not used as an accent. They were very gracious in taking it back and replacing it with the Pollo Francese which was delightful! All in all a great experience we’d highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
kasan 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

This was my first time here. It was a lovely evening and Chris, the server, made excellent suggestions that helped me find my favorite dish. I will definitely consider going back to dine!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great restaurant

Report
Helpful
vipJoannie (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I love how cheerful and fun the staff is! Whatever you want or need! They are on top of it. Love this place and the good I always excellent!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent!!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was perfect!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My husband and I have been coming to The Grotto for almost 20 years. We have been four times in the past six weeks. We love the 'look' of the restaurant. Our server Melissa, the past two times has been wonderful. The problem has been the food. The quality is just not the same as it used to be. We went to The Grotto for Valentine's Day. Specifics...our caesar salad was limp and soggy like it had been made the day before. I had the risotto special with shrimp. The shrimp were nice, the risotto was good not great. My husband had the rigattoni and it was not very warm and there was very little sauce. Our dessert, the coconut pie looked beautiful, but it was just a good piece of pie not a 'wow' piece of pie. It lacked in flavor. My husband and I were so disappointed. The Grotto is close to where we leave, is a beautiful restaurant, but the food quality needs to be improved.

Report
Helpful
vipMMJC (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Consistently good food and service. Always a favorite spot!

Report
Helpful
vipKathK (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

A great meal. The service was really good. We celebrated a birthday and they were lovely to sing, bring cake, and make her feel special.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Delicious, as always, and the perfect venue for cultivating a new business relationship.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

It’s always nice to go eat there! Food and service is always excellent!

Report
Helpful
vipMThree (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food and service as always!

Report
Helpful
vipTDGS (Houston)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We go here a decent amount because my son loves the pizza, it has reservations and the food and service are generally good. My last visit was a lunch on Saturday. Two kids has pasta with meatballs. The meat balls were burned yet lukewarm at best. Seemingly they were left over from the previous night and reheated. They appeared and tasted that way. I had a roasted chicken that definitely was left over from some other time period. It was mealy, and the skin wilted as though it had been refrigerated and reheated. It was pretty inedible. It’s usually pretty solid if unspectacular food. This trip the food was simply horrible.

Report
Helpful
Houston (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Service and food was exceptional ! Our reservation was honored in every way!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
60