Grotto - Houston

4.7
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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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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent

OO
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfecto! I kiss my fingers now when I know the meal is good. The multiple points of contact for service was impeccable. Pleasant evening. I increased the tip because everyone was a joy.

l
Houston
159 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious from the Grotto salad to the lasagna and ravioli. The wedding cake is the most delicious dessert. Our server Raphael and those who help him are always outstanding and provide exceptional service. As well, the managers are always wonderful, helpful, and do a great job.

OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was not as good as usual, although the tenderloin appetizer was quite tasty!

M
Houston
58 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as usual. Good service, honored my comments about a quiet table and food was great. I come there a lot.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome..!

T
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, courteous and efficient service. Our pasta entrees were all delicious, particularly the eggplant parm. There are many off the menu items since the menu was redesigned. Very good value.

l
Houston
160 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the pasta, trout,and chopped salad. The wedding cake as always was fantastic. Our server Raphael always does an excellent job, is always wonderful, and provides outstanding service. The manager is also fantastic.

BM
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. We started with a caesar salad and then had salmon with mushroom risotto. I love this restaurant. The service is amazing and the food is wonderful.

FP
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Birthday with family and kids...Very good choice

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and wonderful food!!

h
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were seated promptly and the server was right there. The food was very good, the portions were large and the service was excellent.

M
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was consistently great and Cliff our waiter was the best!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I indicated on reservations that we had a birthday. They never acknowledged it. The food was very good. I sent the mussels back because half were not open.

WI
Houston
98 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Cliff was an excellent server, food was excellent, not to crowded, definitely a do again!

JE
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good place, good food, but nothing exceptional or standing out.

l
Houston
65 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accommodated small child bringing food prior. Attentive service without interrupting conversations. Excellent food as always.

CF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lunch with a friend. Rafael is the best! Grotto never disappoints!

LT
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The pasta vongole was swimming in oil. Disappointing.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ravioli la Vodka is AMAZING!!
The food here is all in all To die for! It was so nice and elegant, I was dining like a Queen for sure!

MC
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a good wine list and varied menu. Food was great and the service was excellent.

AM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good!

JD
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delfino was great and very attentive. He loves the restaurant and it shows, having worked there for 13 years. He made the night even better. The food was great.

GS
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always great

m
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been serval times, always a GREAT dinner!

RV
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, an enjoyable experience dinning at Grottos. Rafael's service is over the top.

BS
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was great but service was lacking. Several servers were standing around but no one noticed that we needed a refill on our iced tea.

OT
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

RP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place (and it is my favorite "Grotto" in Houston) is always dependable for pleasant atmosphere, great service, and good food. I visit many Italian restaurants in Houston - some are very casual, some are more dressy. This place is the perfect blend of classy, high end service and fare, and a more relaxed comfortable in which to atmosphere to dine. I highly recommend it.

MW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food ! Great service! Overall great date night place !

JR
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience.. i really enjoy this restaurant.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ian was our waiter, very attentive, others were nice to greet and remember us ,such as Guadalupe, Rafael, and Callum

l
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

table was directly under air conditioner vent. We nearly froze

C
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful time and meal when we visit. Everything is always cooked to perfection. Wonderful staff and very attentive.

AC
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our waiter was very nice but very slow. Another couple arrived 30 minutes after us and left before us. The food was not bad but was a bit over priced for what we got - lobster bisque (delicious!), Salmon Griglia (great but the fish was a bit dry) and Cavaletti (sauce tasted like Chef Boyardee). The best course is the dessert - Strawberry cake!!

ED
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love that restaurant! We always get outstanding service from Alfredo also known as fettuccine. Every time me and my girlfriend come out to eat We are never disappointed and the staff is super friendly I love them!

LT
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb! Outstanding food, menu and service.

CB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service. Wonderful place to go for any occasion

GS
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service every time!

M
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great restaurant! They made my wife’s birthday very special!

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