Grotto Ristorante - Lake Charles

3.7
529 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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Located inside the Golden Nugget Lake Charles Casino, Grotto delivers a savory menu brimming with timeless recipes made on premises. Creations include many “Old World” signature dishes such as Neapolitan thin crust pizzas, Veal Kickerillo, Pollo Francese, housemade pastas & fish selections. Enjoy Grotto’s famous Peach Bellini or an extensive collection of Italian and domestic wines.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 529 people are saying
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DavidK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Menu extremely limited. Had to flag waitress for silverware, refills, cheese, pretty much everything. Food was bland and flavorless

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EricH
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

My fettuccine sauce was too watery our salad I had too many Coors in it we had to ask for bread very limited menu They only have two pasta dishes some pizza no appetizer very disappointing

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cooleyo44
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Limited menu, but overall, we enjoyed it.

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vipDele1
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Host was a bit rude as we arrived 15 minutes late and was told that our table had been given away without texting or calling to confirm if we were still coming. Waited another 30 minutes before we could get a table even though there were plenty tables open and guest arriving after us were seated ahead of us even though they had a later time reservation.

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JenniM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, but that pizza we got was spectacular! Will definitely go back when we visit again!

MD
vipMatthewD
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fast service even when they were busy

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JosephS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

The menu is extremely limited and very disappointing. No dessert options either!

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Nanagoez
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. The menu has been reduced so not a big variety but everything was great. Only negative was that there is such a glare in the late afternoon that you can hardly see. Although the shades were lowered on the windows, there were no shades on the door.

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PatrickP
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We normally like Grotto. Food was great, most expensive cup of tomato basil soup I’ve ever had. I guess Covid has taken its toll on the services at restaurants because it was horrible. Hope to go back when things get better after everyone gets back to work since the government cheese has run out.

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TammyM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

They are working with a VERY limited menu...2 apps, 2 pastas, 3 or 4 pizzas. We were there for the pizza so, fine by me! We had the thin meatza...FABULOUS! And the frozen bellinis! DON'T GET ME STARTED! DELICIOSO! and strong! Waitress was great! And the place was packed and only one other waitress! COME BACKTO WORK, PEOPLE! Tip big to those out there humping!

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JackieK821
Baton Rouge
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very disappointed! Tiny menu hardly anything cocktail was good my ravioli which wasn’t even on the menu was so spicy had to send it back n wait which my friends were done so I just took it to go n none their prices were definitely not worth it ! Over $25 for spaghetti with 1 meatball n lasagna they said didn’t taste like homemade sauce! Won’t be going back

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PANCHITO
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC PLACE TO ENTERTAIN FRIENDS. EASY TO TALK WITH EACH OTHER WHILE EATING OR DRINKING, DURING YOUR CELEBRATION OF A BIRTHDAY PARTY OR JUST OUT FOR A MEAL. SERVICE WAS EXCEPTIONAL!

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EarlH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Very disappointed in the quality of our dinners. Pizza for the kids was good

LB
vipLoanBoss
Naples
51 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

6pm reservations. Had to wait 20 minutes for the table. No busboys to clear tables. Very limited menu. However pizza and salad were good. Place is very noisy. Cannot have a conversation without raising voices. Just the ambiance makes it a no go again for me

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TracyG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Brought my bestie here to celebrate her birthday before the ZZ Top concert. It took a while for us to be seated. Only two hostesses; and they were the ones cleaning the tables. Waitress was great, but the menu was lacking (I know, it's a pandemic). Even though the food was good, it was extremely garlic-y. When making the reservation, I was asked if we were celebrating anything and I selected "Birthday." I don't know why, as it wasn't even acknowledged. Kinda bummed about that. It would've made the experience nicer.

EH
vipEricH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was slow

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PennyT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The spaghetti bolognese was good but a cup of pasta drowning in sauce for $20 was a bit disappointing. My dinner was ready about 20min before my husband's $24 pizza, so he watched me eat, then I watched him.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Can’t wait to get back to their normal menu

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LizA
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have eaten here many times. Limited menu but still food was excellent.

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TerryJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were not expecting the small menu. We have eaten at Houston and the woodlands (witch they closed down for steak house).
What they furnished was good.

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Holley650
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service from Hannah. The lasagna special was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Holden was excellent.

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vipLuvRetirement
Houston
80 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service and food continues to be Grotto standard - excellent, although the menu continues to be very limited so glad it has reopened at GNLC

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CharmaineS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Nice restaurant, the food wasn’t good and the waitress got our entire table orders wrong.

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vipDocswife
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

It should state somewhere when making reservations, that you are serving a very limited menu. Had we known before making reservations, we would have gone somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great wine selection, and outstanding customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was terrible. Limited menu, no appetizers, no main dishes, and only 2 pasta dishes. Pasta tasted like it had been sitting out all day.

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Lafayette12
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Very Limited menu is a huge disappointment, even though I enjoyed the meal, I may look to go somewhere else.

The service from the waiter was excellent.

Call and ask for the items on the menu before showing up.

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ElaineD
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Disappointed - was unaware of their very limited menu until we were seated. 2 choices for each- salad, soup, pasta entree - and 4 pizza choices. Had to make the most of it because it would have been impossible to get a seat anywhere else.

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vipMarieK
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful!

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LauraT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

My dinner was so cold. Only the plate was hot. Very disappointing.

MB
MichaelB
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited menu but choices were some.of thier best dishes with two off menu options. Jerry was an attentive server and Ashley made sure our visit was satisfactory.

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STEVENT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been awhile since we had dinner at the Grotto but it was like riding a bike but more delightful. Holden provided above and beyond service and the wine paired with our meal was a winner. Kudo's to all the Folks at Grotto Ristorante and we look forward to seeing you again real soon...

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PatrickS
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall it was pretty good. Menu was very limited, and felt rushed as it was very busy. The food was great, very hot and tasty.

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viploricarnes
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very, very, very small selection of food on menu.
If you don’t want soup, salad, spaghetti, pasta with a cream sauce or pizza this would not be the place to go. We had 1 soup, 1 salad, pasta and pizza for 80 dollars😬. Usually love Grotto- maybe after the works isn’t crazy anymore they will expand their menu.

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TravisC
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

We, were disappointed the Menu selection for sure, Pizza was all that was available along with 2 other selections, there was NO bread, but our waitress was so kind to get us some from next door, in closing we were very disappointed with the restaurant, but our Waitress was great

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KRKR
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Grotto still has a limited menu. We chose the restaurant because of the gluten sensitive selections. The gluten free pasta was by far the worst I have ever eaten. It was over cooked and had the consistency of paste. Unfortunately, staff members are in short supply and by the time our waiter made it back to us and offered to replace my meal everyone else in the party was finished. The other four all ordered pizza and we’re pleased with their selections.

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PeggyH
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is cute and the staff is friendly. The menu is limited with only two pasta dishes and a few pizza offerings. Prices were outrageous for what we got. $25 for a bowl of spaghetti? No bread or salad, just the pasta. It’s a Landry’s property and located in the golden nugget, so it’s hard to understand the pricing and lack of sides. I don’t plan on going back unless they make some major changes. Not even fresh grated Parmesan cheese.

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KathleenS
Shreveport
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was good. The food was good. The menu is very limited.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The menu is SMALL. Their only options are spaghetti or pizza. Also they don’t have bread. What Italian restaurant doesn’t have bread??? But they have a pizza oven? But Salt Grass has bread, and Landry’s has bread, but not the Italian restaurant!

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You can order delivery directly from Grotto Ristorante - Lake Charles using the Order Online button. Grotto Ristorante - Lake Charles also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (337) 508-4101.

Grotto Ristorante - Lake Charles is rated 3.7 stars by 529 OpenTable diners.

Grotto Ristorante - Lake Charles does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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