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Grotto Ristorante - Lake Charles, Lake Charles, LA

Grotto Ristorante - Lake Charles

4.0
4
699 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (337) 508-4101
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Lake Charles
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 699 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

699 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our dinner. Service was great. We will definitely go back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved dining at Grotto in Galveston and were excited to visit the location in the golden nugget. I understand why they have a limited menu, but they need to reevaluate the offerings. I had the shrimp and crab capellini- for $38, I should not have to salt & pepper my food. We also had the pizza which was good, however if we want Grotto- we will stick to one of the Houston locations.

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  3. TonyP

    Houston

    20 reviews

    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Pizza was charred black 1 1/2 half on one entire side of pizza. Bottom was charred black in places. Served with expectation I was going to eat and pay$20+ for this. Waiter even commented he could smell the burnt aroma. Horrible quality control for this pizza to make it to the customer ‘s table. Chef doesn’t even look at his end product or doesn’t care

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  4. JohnB

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    exceptional service, and great atmosphere. The food was phenomenal. I must go to when staying at the Gold Nugget!! 

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  5. AngieB

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food great service Loud atmosphere would recommend a try 😀

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  6. VanRin

    Houston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service by Jordan, as always! Manager Marie made our reservation easy.

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  7. CarrieP

    San Antonio

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Our pizza was little and burnt . For 25 dollars I expected better.

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  8. JessK

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed our dinner! Service was great. Our waitress was very helpful and attentive and was very knowledgeable about gluten sensitivity and ensuring our food was safe! The food was good. I enjoyed the modified Ceasar salad and the cauliflower crusted pizza. My husband said his meat pizza was also very flavorful. Since it’s a Casino environment and we went on a weekend became very loud once it got crowded. The ambiance was decent. Price was ok - a little inflated since it was a tourist area / casino environment but overall I believe it to be competitive. Would definitely return on our next trip to Lake Charles and do recommend to other visitors.

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  9. JeffreyH

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but not great. Service was excellent.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The service was terrible. They were not busy and took 15 min once we sat down to get just water and another 10 min to get our drinks. The margarita pizza looked like it had tomato’s for a sandwich on it not the way it should have looked or tasted. The chicken parmigiana was burned. Please keep in mind I like it a little done but not burned. Manager basically had to take care of us. Do not recommend nor will we be back. Go to Olive Garden it’s much better.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good. We have been here before and will be back

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  12. CourtneyK

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The new breadsticks were terrible! They were like hot dog buns. They were dry, cold and flavorless. The chicken picatta was dry, tough and flavorless. The angel hair pasta was cold and stuck together. The tomatoes caprice were done wrong. They are suppose to be on Roma tomatoes and the oversized thick motzarella was on regular hamburger tomatoes. My husband ordered the ravioli and it was good as were the meatballs. I asked for sweet tea and kept getting unsweetened. I should have asked to have a new dinner but my daughter was getting fussy and we needed to leave. I will not be back and I hope the one in Galveston has not gone down hill also.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the meatballs and calamari for appetizers and were really good! Then split a thin crust meatatza pizza and was delicious! The wine was good too!

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  14. JulieH

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had our work Christmas party on 12/16/23. The food was awesome and service was fantastic.

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  15. Nsg701

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good just not great. Chris our server was very good

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  16. VanRin

    Houston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ask to sit with Jordan; he is the best. Order is always accurate and food is great. Everything on the menu is good. Highly recommend!

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  17. Sannie

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were at the Casino for a concert, and this was the only restaurant available to make a reservation at.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    By making a reservation days in advance, my expectation was to have a table. Our party of 3 was seated on barstools at a 24” round high top that was barely big enough to hold our drinks, much less 3 adults meals. The food was ok but the wait person seemed too busy to do anything other than set our food down and run. It was just disappointing since I always have a good experience at Grotto- Houston.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent staff, and service was above reproach! Dinner was good as always!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The grotto has a small menu selection. I just prefer the other restaurants at Golden Nugget over the grotto. The only reason we dined was becuase the other restaurants had no availability

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  21. Happyfoodiemama

    Baton Rouge

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was superb . Starting w the beat Bread , cold butter . The chicken picatta was perfection including the angel Hair pasta and grilled asparagus. My husband loved his ravioli. I told everyone I had the best meal there I ever had in a casino . Kudos to the organization

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  22. Danny

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the staff were great. The manager visited our table for a very nice chat.

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  23. JamesO

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Mediocre at best. I do not recommend. Very much felt like Italian from the freezer section.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were early but got seated right away. Cocktails were spot on and the meal was perfect!

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  25. LindaK

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A little too noisy for my liking, but the excellent Chicken Piccata made up for it.

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  26. VanRin

    Houston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the tomatoe caprese. If we forget our favorite entree, our waiter Jordan will remind us. He remembers the dishes we like and how they are prepared. Jordan is one of the reasons we continue to frequent Grotto. Jordan makes our dinner delightful!

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  27. MikeT

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambiance was vibrant, but the food was bland and disappointing.

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  28. BeckyB

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maggie was exceptional!! Food was awesome! Love the new kind of breadsticks.

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  29. DoeW

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! Food was quick and delicious! Will be back for more!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter Jordan was great he was on top of things and knowledgeable

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Great service! It was very easy using Open Table for making a reservation. Definitely recommend.

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  32. AnnW

    Houston

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was terrible. Food was just okay. Bread was cold and extremely salty. Very disappointing.

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  33. samandmattie

    Houston

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was average but enjoyable. The noise level was very high

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  34. SusieT

    Houston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grotto was so great!!!!! We had Jordan as our waiter. He was awesome. We actually had a table for 4 and then my Mom and Dad wanted to join us and it worked out just fine with a 4 Top. We got the Calamari and Caprese Salad and both were super fresh. Portions were very nice. Then my parents got the PAPPARDELLE ALLA CAMPAGNOLA to split and my son got this as well. It was delicious and the portions were plenty. My daughter and I split the Margherita Pizza thin crust. It was perfect for two of us and quite tasty. Don’t forget to let them bring you buttered bread!!!!!! That was the best part. We got glasses of wine and a Peroni. Jordan was so nice and patient and has a great personality. He’s a keeper! The food was very good. We are from Houston and will be back!

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  35. NicoleA

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Olive Garden is better than this place. Our waitress was awesome but $140 for average Italian food is crazy.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very limited menu compared to what is listed online.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Service from our waitress was great. However the food on this visit was poor. Was brought out wrong appetizer that was half burned. Waitress gave us a second one that we boxed up to take home. Pasta dish came out after almost an hour and was lukewarm with small shrimp. Very little sauce on the pasta. Have had this dish before and it was great. Really off night for the kitchen. Also, they allowed bar patrons to stand two deep at the bar even though no seats for the patrons. So they essentially stood butted up against our table. Not enjoyable hearing their drunken, loud conversation. Hopefully the next experience is better as this one was not.

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  38. GaryW

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cold food and warm white wine. Good effort on staff but over run with volumes.

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  39. RobertW

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The chicken pascani was fried too much and was not very good. Wife had fish and it did not have lump crabmeat that it was suppose to have. This was the worst meal we have ever had here!!

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  40. RobynL

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was great. Had reservations for 6:30, did not get seated till 6:45

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 4 stars by 699 OpenTable diners.

Grotto Ristorante - Lake Charles does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Grotto Ristorante - Lake Charles

2550 Golden Nugget Blvd, Lake Charles, LA 70601

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Lake Charles
  • Hours of operation
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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