About Grotto - Houston

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.

4715 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77027
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
610

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 622-3663

Website:
http://www.grottorestaurants.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet and Self Parking available.

Executive Chef:
Ricky Cruz

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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Start a new tradition this Christmas! Come in, relax, and enjoy a delicious meal with us!

Open December 24, 11am - 9pm

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Start a new tradition this Christmas! Come in, relax, and enjoy a delicious meal with us!

Open December 25, 11am - 7pm

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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.

Grotto - Houston Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (16)
Business Meals (15)
Good for Groups (14)
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Good for a Date (14)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Casual (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Romantic (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Fun (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Cozy (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
People Watching (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Will probably avoid Saturday nights in the future. Service noticeably diminished and a little too loud

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our waiter Reed was outstanding. We always enjoy our time at the Grotto.

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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanks Giving special menu was disappointing. I was expecting a better value and more interesting food - dark meet turkey vs white, meet, soup was cool, deserts were fair. I enjoy the traditional menu and will return, but not for special menus/holidays.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went to Grottos for Thanksgving. What a wonderful day we had. Food was delicious, service was excellent. We had so much fun. They staff working was so kind, they gave their day up with their family to make our day a one to remember. Thank you Grotto.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 22, 2017

My client enjoyed the special salad.
I enjoyed the businessman’s luncheon special. We had great suggestions from the waiter who let us talk and didn’t push us out.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Very nice, good reservation - theybread they we wanted a quiet place.
Foot hood and wait staff excellent .....................

Tags: Tapas, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

From the minute we arrived until we walked out the door the service was great! The food was top notch. Drinks were exceptional! That's why I drove 70 miles to eat at Grotto!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Was great foot, nice pleace,I enjoyed with my family.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service was poor at best. The server didn’t show up to the table for at least 20 minutes. When he did, he acted as though he really didn’t want to be there. He was pretty much MIA the whole evening. The food was good.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Delicious food, great ambiance-comfortable yet a good date night spot. Our server, Rafael, did a fantastic job recommending dishes and provided overall exceptional service!

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Everything was wonderful! The food, the place and the customer service! I’m not sure what we were doing but moved to this area since 2001 but this is just our second time to dine here at Grotto. But now, this is going to be our fave place to go to!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very nice and cozy. The waiter was nice and so was the staff. The food was hot and fast. We will go back again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is a great spot for consistently solid and flavorful Italian dining. We enjoyed a nice dinner with old friends we don't get to see nearly enough. Our waitress, Melissa, had an excellent demeanor and extremely knowledgeable on the menu and wine selections which were spot on. She didn't rush us and allowed us to take our time which is a rarity on a Friday night during prime time. The meatball appetizer was not something I'd normally order but was really moist and delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Super business mans lunch special. Tons of food for $19 bucks in a super nice atmosphere. Go a little on the early side because it gets full fast. Very nice birthday celebration and very tasty coffee options. Lots of attention from the wait staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The Grotto never fails. We were there for Saturday brunch and the food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I have not been to The Grotto in several years and yet I felt right at home. Food, service, ambience still the same. It is a special place.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We dine frequently at grottos and always enjoy it. Pizza was mediocre this time and was served before we had finished our salad! Felt rushed!

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had a good time for birthday celebration there. The food was surprising not too salty/sweet like other restaurants, which is good & healthier.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Our waiter was excellent, and the food was just outstanding. We had been once before, and when my brother and his wife visited from Maryland, we felt this was the best place to bring them, and we were right. We loved the murals on the walls. (See the picture)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The food is very good but the service by Raphael is excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food, service, and ambiance were great! Will certainly return/

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I LOVE this restaurant!!! They never fail to impress me with their attentive service, delicious food and fun atmosphere. We had the eggplant parmigiano and the business lunch with the chicken. Everything was so fresh and so tasty! This is my favorite restaurant & my go to restaurant when I want no surprises & just great food & great service! We will be back.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I love the food and staff. Always enjoy my meal there.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Came to Grottos on a date for Houston Restaurant week. Food was amazing, waiter & staff were very attentive. The ambience of the restaurant was great!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Hemos ido muchas veces. Ahora el clima lo permitió, y cenamos afuera. Muy agradable

Tags: Casual, People Watching
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Birthday celebration. Food was awesome

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The Grotto has been a favorite of our for a number of years. The food, service and quality is always good. We changed our reservation the last minute to add additional people and the restaurant always delivers. Easy access and they always deliver as one of the great Landry Group of restaurants. The food, service and value is hard to match by any other restaurant!

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great service. Staff was very attentive, but not pushy. Food was solid.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Consistent food, service and value. We always enjoy coming here and look forward to returning!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Spectacular service and food quality always good...

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Great customer service, food is delicious! the environment is nice.

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Solid Italian dining across from the Hotel Derek. You can't go wrong here.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

It was a wonderful experience as well as a wonderful place to celebrate special occasions!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Tables were too close together. Food was very good and service was above par.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Celebrated a bithday with friends and Grotto staff made luncheon special. Had the salmon piarred (sp?) and it was excellent! Love the thinnly pounded salmon with salad on top. A great light lunch!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

My best was in town and took me out for my recent birthday. We ordered off the restaurant week menu and though it was a smaller menu, there was plenty of variety and all was delicious. Service was first rate, as usual.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Excellent food and service, airy ambiance with a reasonable noise level. I recommend for all occasions.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

very unusual we found hairs in the salad. ruined our appetite. i sent a review to the restaurant expecting a call right away, and so far i have not gotten one word.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food and service were top notch!!!
This was our first time and I don't why we haven't tried this place. We will definitely come back!
Great experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

We took 2 friends to Grotto for brunch to celebrate their birthdays and it was perfect! Our waiter, Reid was amazing and took very good care of us, making my friends birthdays very special. The food was absolutely delicious and the carafe of mimosa's for only $20 was definitely a great deal. This is our new "go to" restaurante. Thank you!

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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