About Grotto - The Woodlands

Inspired by classic Southern Italian cooking, Grotto features authentic, house made specialties including fresh seafood, veal, chicken, seafood, house made pastas and decadent desserts. Open lunch and dinner daily--with patio seating available.

9595 Six Pines
Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX 77380
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, International

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 11am - 9pm

Holiday Hours
11/24/16 (Thu) 12pm - 8pm
12/25/16 (Sun) 2pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
Lake Robbins Dr

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(281) 419-4252

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

Entertainment:
Live Music Wednesdays 6 PM

Catering:
Custom events are available and include full service and bartenders upon request. Plating, silverware and specialty items are also available for rent. For more information, please contact us directly.

Parking Details:
Self parking is available in the lot behind our restaurant. Valet parking is also available.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us in putting an Italian twist on Thanksgiving Day! We welcome you into our home for a delicious meal and good times.
Open November 23, 11 am - 7pm

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Private Dining

Located at Market Street, Grotto is the ideal location for private dining. Transporting you to the warm, cozy setting of a trattoria in the Old Country, Grotto offers authentic Italian cuisine, impeccable service & a passion for detail that is sure to wow your guests.

Grotto - The Woodlands Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.4

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4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (12)
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Good for a Date (12)
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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Romantic (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Fun (8)
Business Meals (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Authentic (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Cozy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The GROtto is very loud. The food quality is consistent and better than Brio. The patio is fine. The salt and pepper shakers on the table were sticky. It’s a chain, not fine dining.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always great food and personable service. Love the terrace and they have a good happy hour menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Kitchen closed 1 your prior to restaurant closing time

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We went to Grotto for our anniversary dinner. We had a few drinks at the bar and the bartenders were so very friendly and the drinks were great (not to mention cheaper because it was happy hour!) . Then we were seated at our table and our waitress was excellent. She was very personable and friendly and made excellent recommendations based on our taste. The restaurant was VERY busy as the local high school's homecoming dance was that night, but they handled the large groups well in addition to their other customers. We had an excellent time and will certainly be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Best friend Birthday

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

You ask if celebrating and it is stated that it is a Birthday yet nothing is done????? You shouldn't even ask. The whole reason why told my son to take his girlfriend here for her bday was dessert with the sparkler. Very disappointed.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 11, 2017

What a great greeting that set the evening well since we just flew into town. She was super genuine and was interested in us enjoying our time at Grotto, relaxing.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We love Grotto! We've been with just adults but love taking our kids there as well. The food is fabulous and the service is great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent service. They were very patient with us. We had several come by and check with us. The food taste great! The drinks were exceptional.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 30, 2017

You simply MUST try Grotto! There is something for everyone! My daughter and myself are vegetarian but my husband enjoyed what he called the best steak he ever had! Great drinks, great food and great service....you can't beat that! Oh, and the prices are good too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Vegan, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

It may be a little soon for me to write this review since it wasn't the best dining experience we've had (at Grotto or otherwise!) Bar was great, we arrived early to enjoy the happy hour and bar. We reserved and requested a specific table and were prepared to wait on it; it was ready early but we were not rushed to it. We were greeted and seated appropriately by both a friendly maître d and a rather tall gentleman (who I thought was our server).

The waiter that was assigned to our table was eager, but I don't think he completed one task totally correctly the entire evening. It was my husband's birthday. We noted that in the reservation, and mentioned it when we were seated, and again to our waiter when he offered to take our order. I had to ask for red pepper flakes for my pizza - and it wasn't brought right away - had to ask for beverage refills - had to ask for the cake and when it didn't come in a reasonable time, had to flag down someone else to get the cake. Asked for a to-go box that never came - all in all it was not a stellar experience. It wasn't overly crowded, it was busy-but not packed. I think our waiter only had four tables that I could see. If it wasn't such a fun place to meet friends and such good food, it might have soured my opinion of Grotto. We'll be back, but probably just to sit at the bar and dine elsewhere.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Both my husband and I were disappointed with the food. It was o.k. but not worthy of a return. Maybe our mistake was choosing from the Houston restaurant week menu. I have had lunch at a different Grotto previously and enjoyed it.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was delicious & service was great. Had dinner here before a concert. We live Grotto!

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Manager GW is one of our favorites! Matt was an outstanding Server.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Our favorite restaurant for birthday celebrations. We love the sparkler cake!
Our service was excellent. Thank you, Craig!! Food, as always was good.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We went to Grotto during Houston Restaurant week and got the prix-fix menu. Course 1 was delicious with green tomato,mozzarella, basil, and a polenta cake. The second course was a breaded flounder, it was a little bland but ok. Dessert was a chocolate cake typical, nothing that stood out. I will go back there to eat again and try other things. We have been to brunch here which was very good.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great lunch with business friends! Great food great atmosphere! Service was so good i requested our server (Joshua) for our second business meal later that evening! Would highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 13, 2017

the restaurant wasn't crowded for Sunday brunch but it's a very attractive and welcoming place. The service was excellent. Bloody Marys good and the Benedict choice from the Brunch menu was very good and they had an interesting twist on the classic recipe.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Everything went well, except for one thing... My husband ordered the sea bass and the portion of the fish seemed really small. However this was rectified and another portion was brought out a few minutes later. Our waitress did an excellent job and we had fun celebrating our twin's 18th birthday. Such a special event.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Not a terrible experience, but not a particularly good one either. Our dinner party of three included a guest confined to a wheelchair. The restrooms were inaccessible because of multiple stacked table chairs in the hallway leading to the restroom. Now to the meal - we each ordered caeser salads with anchovies. One guest ordered an appetizer of black mussels. 10 minutes later we were informed that the restaurant was out of mussels......and get this, it was only 6:15pm on a Saturday evening. A BIG disappointment. Then, as if that wasn't enough - 5 minutes after being informed that the appetizer wasn't available, we were told that the restaurant was out of anchovies. Really? The Manager offered to comp our salads. That sounded ok. But the final let down - the salads were served WARM. Warm enough that the salad dressing was runny. Our entrees were ok. The sea bass was good - but the portion size was very underwhelming. The pizza was not cooked correctly - the outer portions were nice and crunchy, but the middle of the pizza was still a little doughy and soggy. Now it comes to the check. The salads were NOT comp'd as promised. But, as a positive gesture, we were served a 1" thick piece of chocolate cake for 3 guests as a token from the Manager. In totality, the restaurant is "ok". Will we be back? No. There are many other restaurants available with better value that are at least stocked with the items necessary to serve what's on their menu.

Tags: Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Food was good. Waiter friendly. Little disappointed with the pork chop. Asked the waiter how it was prepared and he stated, 'grilled'. It was not grilled. It was pounded flat, breaded and pan seared. Actually tasted like chicken but it was ok.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We always love Grotto but tonight the service was sketchy, the food was so-so and the pace and ambiance was frenetic. I'm writing this off to a concert night rush.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Good service, not a bad experience.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Just an average chain Italian restaurant. Meatballs were very good. Both as an appetizer and with spaghetti.
Portions not enormous like some Italian place but recent.

Tags: Casual
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great food and awesome service! CHRIS was a very attentive waiter.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Excellent atmosphere. Server was expert at checking in but not interrupting. Very good food. A win.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Took my wife, daughter and the grandkids here for my wife's birthday. It is convenient to my daughter's house in the Woodlands and always good food and service. This night was no exception, and we had a good Italian meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Birthday for my father who turned 84. The group always celebrates birthdays here. We like the atmosphere, the service, and the food. But we especially like the birthday celebration cake with the sparkler!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Excellent service . Veal was excellent . My only complain was the lobster bisque was terrible . Was more like lobster soup and tasted very fishy .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 13, 2017

I really appreciate the flexibility the staff at Grotto had with us. We planned to have dinner but we never left the bar. We were graciously accommodated by moving two tables together. The happy hour prices are very good and there is a variety of choices on the menu. We loved the meatball sliders, pizza and chicken wings. The service was good. The only thing we did not like was sitting by the patio door because it was occasionally left open by a waiter. The heat immediately filled the little corner we were in.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Grotto is open, bright and inviting. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. The food was well presented and our waiter was very wise to let us talk business while still taking care of us.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 7, 2017

My teenagers loved this restaurant .
Plenty of nice sized portions for hungry boys.
However, I specifically requested no sauce on my entree and wanted it on the side .
My entree came with the sauce on the fish .
We were one of about 6 tables at around 5pm, therefore we should of seen our waiter shortly after the food was served . I waited 15 min and he finally came to the table to check our orders. I informed him about my entree. He only offered to buy me an appetizer "next time". He did not offer to remake my entree. I told him I was from out of town and joked he could buy me a glass of wine . He rolled his eyes and walked away .
Secondly , he basically put the check down as everyone was still eating their entrees.
I asked him if he needed our table since they were so busy ( 6 tables occupied ).
Again another rolled eyes.
I reluctantly gave him a 10% tip with hopes he recognizes his poor service qualities .
Overall my family loved their food and that's really what matters. However, I just might pick another restaurant next year when I return to the Woodlands.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Food plain and very much overpriced. Rushed to turn table - about the farthest thing from a proper Italian meal.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

My family went to Grotto for Sunday brunch. We had a shrimp appetizer in a mushroom sauce which was delicious. I had eggs benedict which was good and my husband had French toast which he raved about. We had a strawberry cake which was light and not overly sweet. My daughter had a chocolate cake with was rich. Overall a good place for brunch. Will try during dinner in the future.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Awesome food and awesome service. Great place for a date night

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 18, 2017

There before concert and it was Father's Day.
However, the server either was poorly trained or not paying much attention but it took several times to get refills on tea and lemonade. No bread until 2x asking.
He just did not seem very tuned in to the service part.
Left the center serving piece that held the calamari until the main dishes came which required some juggling to get serving piece out to make room for plates. And we had been done with the appetizer for some time.

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great service

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 18, 2017

This was our first visit to Grotto in the Woodlands, TX. The food was good and the service was outstanding. As at their Westheimer restaurant, the lobster bisque was really good, and worth going again for. There is plenty of parking behind and easy to get to the whole of Market Street. It has now been logged in on our list of places to eat at when in The Woodlands.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Good location in The Woodlands, but nothing special about the food or the ambiance in my opinion.

Tags: Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Services and food on point. Management very attentive.

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