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Grotto - Houston

4.5
926 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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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
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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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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.

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What 926 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.5
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had a marvelous meal and excellent service. I love the ambiance. We can't wait to go again.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great as always! Servers were super nice!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food,service,wine—all were very good and memorable. Very noisy but fun. Wish we had had enough room for desert; the desert cart was impressive! Overall, a very pleasant experience.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Service was great! We got our table right away, waiter was attentive at all times, food was delicious and served fast. Great place and definitely invited to come back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We always enjoy Grotto - good food, attentive service! And unlike some nice restaurants in Houston they don't take up the entire parking lot for their valet - much appreciated! This time they went above and beyond by calling to let us know my husband had left his credit card at the restaurant. Another example of excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Son is a New Yorker and eat in some of the finest restaurants there...he wanted freshness and got it at Grotto

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went to have our family Easter meal. The food was very good and the ambiance was enjoyable. Our server was very lacking unfortunately and put a damper on an otherwise enjoyable dining experience.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Grotto is getting "tired" - our table top was scratched and had significant signs of wear. It was also dirty when we sat down - just gross. Service was good. The food was good - but nothing special. None of the other 3 diners were wowed by their meals. My salmon was overcooked and dry. The scampi focaccia appetizer was more of a pizza that lacked scampi sauce - just some shrimp and a few strips of basil. Been dining at Grotto since it was located in its original location in highland village and have enough history to know things are headed in the wrong direction. Based upon this last visit, I may be done as there are better options around town.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Everything was good or very good, except for the food. Two of our group got the Italian sausage/peppers/eggs for brunch. It was smothered in tomato sauce, and was not at all what the diners were expecting. Neither person ate much of it.

The french toast was good.

The cappuccino was very small.

The server was very good.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent food & service as always at this fantastic Houston establishment!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Of all the restaurants now owned by the Landry's chain, this is one of our favorites. I can't say much for some of their venues but they got it right in this takeover. The former owner, Tony Valone, was the creator of the original menu and some of his masterful creations still exist. Enjoy the Pasta del Mar or the crusted salmon...dinner for three was actually quite reasonable. Service is always attentive. Food is always good.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent food, the service outstanding!!! Great option!!! Best Gnochi in long time!!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great atmosphere, but above all, outstanding service and food! Will definitely come back again!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Only problem was waiting for clients and told the front desk. When my clients arrived they sat them on the other side of the restaurant and not with me.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Good food. I probably would not come back on a Saturday night. Took 30 minutes to get wine and one hour to get dinner. However veal was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fabulous ! Wonder lunch for a birthday outing

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Enjoyed wait Dr's recommendation of chicken picata . client had chopped salad which was presented very well. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

I found the staff to be very welcoming and friendly, each and every person. The valet parking was easy, the table was ready, the service prompt, and the food delicious. A winner for sure. They have a very nice outdoor area for cocktails which looked tempting.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

One of my favorites. Great customer service. Great drinks.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always great food and great service from our favorite waiter Rafael.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great local feel restaurant. Meatball appetizer is top flight.
Menu has an item for every palate.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Food was great. Waiter could have done a better job. Didn’t come around much and we had to ask for more bread and a dessert menu.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Food was delicious. Server was not very attentive.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Wasn’t the best we have had. Food served was not what my wife ordered but she ate it anyway. I guess everybody deserves an off day on occasion. It will be a while until we return because of this experience. Shame because she is a Presidents club level member and loves the Landry’s restaurants.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very good! Waiter and overall experience was a little slow... had to continuously remind him we were ready for the next part of the dining experience but that was fine.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent presentation and friendly staff

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was great and the service was excellent. I highly recommend asking for Melissa as your server. She is wonderful!

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great restaurant

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was perfect!

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Consistently good food and service. Always a favorite spot!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food and service as always!

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