Grotto - Houston

4.6
985 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
  • 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: 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 985 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 15 hours ago

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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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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

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1.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

The snapper was amazing!!!!

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2.0Dined on July 28, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on July 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on July 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Very great service. Very good food.
Management very cordial.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

I always love the food and excellent service.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Always a reliable choice for business lunch meetings; good food, decent service, client's like it.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Great Happy Hour and Excellent Food Made the Evening a Huge Success!

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2.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Service was slow and scattered. 3 different people and we had to order everything twice before it showed up. Had meatballs that were burnt and flavorless.

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

I love this restaurant however they have changed their menu and several of my favorite things are no longer being offered. Very disappointing! Please bring back the grilled chicken salad and the Snapper Cerretto!!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Always one of our favorite Italian spots.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

This restaurant has always a good food.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Food was Amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great food and service

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3.0Dined on June 20, 2018

the food was just ok and expensive for what it was. also, the server was really forgetful, and that is fine if they are busy but the restaurant was basically empty. It took 15 minutes for my guest to get his drink.

the roast chicken was mediocre. the skin was not crispy, and for a small piece of meat with a side of steamed broccoli it was $18. i expect really good chicken if i am paying $18. nino's or vincent's chicken is a much better bet.

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

They’ve gotten a new menu! It has been a few years since their last menu change. I wish they would bring back their shells stuffed with shrimp and crab or were they stuffed with lobster? That menu item was fantastic and we were hoping it would have made it back onto the menu this time. Nonetheless, this is still one of our favorite Italian places to dine. The servers, management, and kitchen staff are the best.

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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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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We were celebrating at graduation. I indicated as much when I made the reservation and upon arrival. For a Sunday, the place was empty for dinner service. The table had our decorations on it. I asked that when we order dessert to please write congratulations and the person’s name on the plate. It never happened. When you have 5 tables of diners you have the time to follow a request that was asked for. We didn’t ask for anything for free. Just wanted the plate decorated. It’s the little things that make it memorable. It was not.

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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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