Grotto - Houston

4.6
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1251 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OT
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Fabulous food! One of our favorite places to eat!

FI
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza herb chicken extra crispy crust with feta cheese and roasted garlic .. no need to say more ..
Yum

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for NYE dinner- great food and drinks. Really enjoyed the appetizers too!

GM
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food at Grotto was good and I recommend eating here but things can always be better. Hostesses at the front were very lack luster and seem that I was bothering them. Besides that, good place.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very good as usual!

GS
Houston
51 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think you need to have more helpers to help the waiters!

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food, helpful servers, very pleased with our visit.

M
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance by the fireplace. Food delicious, large portions!

J
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Grotto is always good, always reliable.

SS
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had dinner here on Christmas Eve for the second year in a row. The service and food were fantastic!

KB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for making our Christmas Eve tradition wonderful yet again 😊

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. We had two young kids and the server and managers were very accommodating and welcoming. Thank you

RV
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service.. love this place

l
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Slight mishap with selected side w 1 of the 3 veal pietro entrees. Corrected within 5 minutes...and everyone loved their meals. Appreciate Grotto being able to accomodate two additional guests with only a couple hours notice!

D
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Grotto always makes me feel special and appreciated. Each person is charming, professional, and kind. The delicious food is a bonus! Thanks to Grotto for another exceptional dining experience.

J
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good here. The service was excellent.

CS
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a party of 8 and went to Grotto's for a celebratory dinner. By the time we got to the restaurant, everybody was ready to EAT! Our waiter was amazing, suggesting an assorted appetizer plate that came quickly and all the items were delicious! When it came time to order our entrees, our waiter told us that we were not limited to the menu items, but that all the traditional dishes were available upon request. The wine and the meal and the atmosphere was perfect for our needs as we were all in a boisterous mood!

SW
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing - get the skewer appetizer, could not be more luxurious!

PP
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The lady who sat us was terribly rude and acted like she did not want to be bothered. When my wife and I chose Grotto to come to for our 5 year anniversary we expect a different experience however were a bit taken aback by her attitude. Our wait staff was great and the food was outstanding as normal.

GS
Houston
51 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tino and lupita are awesome

S
New Orleans
71 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Grotto is always reliable. The food is well prepared and presented and they have managed to keep the quality up over the many years they grave been at the Westheimer location. The real highlight for us is to have Raphael as our server. Our family have know him for over 30 years at multiple locations in greater Houston. He is always upbeat, attentive and accommodating!

n
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Worst hostess experience I have had in

CG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Waitstaff and food poor; manager(Keith) excellent. Wine excellent.

p
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy dining at this location. Rafael provides the excellent service and makes every dinner special. We like to have the artichoke for appetizer and fish for the main course. At this time the special course, trout, was exceptionally delicious. Thank you Grotto, we'll be there again.

R
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

P
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food has gotten really bland! None of us were impressed with our food.

h
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was superb but there was a lot of noise which made it difficult to hear the conservation

JL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was very average. Dessert was the highlight. Service was ok and it was loud.

FP
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The only thing to improve: the noise level!!!
Food is good.
Service ++++

LT
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!

LA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want impeccable service, ask for Rafa.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buenísima, me encanta la comida y el ambiente que tiene Grotto

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere as always.

DA
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I always liked Grotto, but the last two times I’ve been there, the food was really disappointing! Tasteless and such a small portion! Sorry... don’t mean to be rude, but the fish was so tasteless! Thanks

JO
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food selection and quality of food and service

MT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fabulous with the Grotto Benedict and the French Toast with Amaretto syrup!! AMAZING!

T
Salt Lake City
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I’ve been going to the Grotto for years. It is always very good. Fun atmosphere excellent food

BM
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Grotto. The bread is amazing. I also love their Caesar salad Got the fettuccine Alfredo but was too full to eat more than a few bites. It was also delicious. We split the cheesecake and it was to die for. The only bad news was being so full afterwards!! I highly recommend Grotto!!

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent

OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done again!

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