Grotto - The Woodlands

4.6
880 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.
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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 880 people are saying
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4.6
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LaurieM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!!! Loved the ambiance as well.

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vipWoodlander
Houston
155 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A rare lunch out during the pandemic. We sat outside on a warm day under a lovely tree that shaded the small dining area. The server was attentive without being chatty — during these times, an efficient, quiet waiter is much appreciated. The veal san pietro was great accompanied by a huge portion of spinach. The rigatoni was excellent, and there was enough for next day’s lunch at home. The complimentary biscotti are always enjoyed and my espresso due perfect! Always consistent here!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was spot on and food was great

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vipKB120
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

M’y good was cold when it arrived. I asked to have it warned up. The waiter took it snd brought it back. He said he was not even sure it had been warmed up. It hadn’t. So I had to wait for him to come back again. He took it again to have it warmed up. By the time it came back (finally warm) my dinner companion was almost done. Service poor. Food mediocre. I won’t est here again.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed celebrating my daughters 18th birthday. Food was great, service was Sony. Thank you Grotto, never disappoints!!!

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TinaA
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Due to the overwhelming circumstances of the pandemic "takeover" , I would rather not comment further.

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HelenjeanM
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience dining at the Grotto!

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RaulS
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service! Manager, Cody, ensured we were well taked care of! Great place!

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vipCharleneN
East Texas
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience to Dine at Grottos. It is our go to restaurant for celebrations.

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ConnieH
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It had been awhile since we ate at Grotto’s. Was happy to discover it remains a great place to dine! We went at 3:00 on Sunday which is when they open. We sat on the patio which we had to ourselves but only for a minute! Seems everyone that came in after us wanted to be outside as well so social distancing didn’t really apply outside. I wish they would open earlier for Sunday lunch.

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KeithW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Definitely be returning to this restaurant.

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ToniC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants! Great food and great service!

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ChristianR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was nice to sit outside in the back. Food was good. Drinks took a little longer then usual.

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Ginny
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I visited on Wednesday evening for a birthday celebration. We were welcomed promptly and escorted to our table. The pizza, bottle of wine, and dessert were excellent, and the waiter was attentive without being pushy. It was a perfect evening!

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HollyB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

For something that bills itself as upscale, we were really disappointed. The only upscale part of our experience was the price tag. Our server was mostly absent, but when he was there, he essentially threw our plates at us. It was my daughter's birthday, which I pointed out to the server at the end of our meal. He slid a piece of cake across the table at her without so much as a nod. Not a single person wished her a happy birthday. In fact, the only time the server spoke to her was to make clear that she wouldn't be getting a free refill of her lemonade.

The food was mediocre, and they were already out of lasagna at 7:00 p.m.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner! Brian was great. Thanks for everything!

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BarbaraG
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio was beautiful. Food and service excellent.

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DavidE
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Scallopine was over cooked but appetizer was great.

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Brookek
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All good. Server was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely go back!

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viptexaslady
Houston
54 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were wonderful at The Woodlands Grotto. My husband had pizza and I had the Peppered Tuna - both dishes were great. I requested my tuna be prepared rare, and it was cooked perfectly. In addition, I had a great Caesar salad, and my husband had the Grotto salad, which he really enjoyed. The Signature G&T cocktail was also very good. Our waiter was very attentive, and we found the prices to be very fair. We had reservations, and were seated immediately. We'll definitely be back!!

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ChristinaT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Pizza was not up to the same standard as the last time. Asked for no basil, got basil.

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PatS
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly, service was quick. Food was delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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EricaK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The charm of the waitstaff and maitre d’ made our experience wonderful.

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vipCindyM
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moms 79th Bday!!

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gregorym
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food

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JohnB
Baton Rouge
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant itself is very visually appealing. I love the atmosphere and decor. Overall service was good. It appears that they’re probably running lean due to COVID so I can fully understand the slightly elongated wait times for things like drinks, “how is everything?”, “can I get you anything else?”, etc - no problem there. The food was pretty good. My peppered tuna was just slightly over-salted but it was a fantastic cut of fish. It was seared perfectly and I loved the red wine sauce that they paired with it. The risotto was delicious as well. Overall I’d definitely eat here again. It’s a refreshing departure from your average “chain Italian” (even though, as I found out after being seated, they’re a chain owned by Landry’s - but to be fair, who isn’t these days?). Thank you for the very enjoyable dinner!

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IngridS
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute lunch plans. We had a great lunch. The food was great. Service and drinks were amazing.

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JenniferL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

There was maybe one other table occupied when we got there. Initial service was good. the waiter took out drink order & water and bread were brought to the table.
I ordered the snapper dish and asked the waiter to have them not put on shrimp sauce as I am allergic to shrimp. My husband ordered lasagna. The drinks came and were good.
We were ready to order another round & couldn't find our waiter. After several minutes, my husband took our empty glasses to the bartender and asked for refills. Eventually,
our waiter brought our drinks over to the table. Apparently, he was unhappy that my husband ordered our drinks from the bartender. He dropped off our drinks and went directly to the kitchen. After a while, he brought out the food, dropped the plates off and went directly back to the kitchen. My snapper didn't look remotely like what I order. Two small crunchy pieces of fish with fried noodles on top no green beans or jumbo lump crab meat as stated on the menu. I will never go back to that restaurant again. I

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Block
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were overall good. We've eaten at Grotto's before and it was good

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AndyC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very attentive servers and staff. Cocktails were good as was wine. Salads were very good, but the entrees were definitely average or a touch below. Considering the location, the pricing was fair to a little high. While the servers were attentive, service from the kitchen was slow.

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larrym
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

It was mediocre at best, nothing great. Definitely better options in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant!

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griffin
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was wonderful. Great service from Bryan!

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vipCTLMD
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

My fathers 83rd birthday. When we made the reservation I specified that we needed a corner table so he could hear. When we arrived they informed us that no corner table was available and there was nothing they would do

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vipHenry
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant, great Italian food and good service!

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NicoleD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dinning post COVID restrictions. We felt comfortable and the team made our anniversary dinner splendid. Our waiter was a masterful balance of lively while respectful of allowing us our time together.

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CindyA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in the mood for Pasta Vongole (linguini with white wine clam sauce). And as usual, the Grotto did not disappoint. Delicious! Service, ambiance, cocktails - all were good!

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vipKenf
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The pasta was cold and the chicken was much smaller than usual. It also did not taste fresh.

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LAP717
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional! I highly recommend Grotto. And the bruschetta was heavenly.

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JorgeG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, the food was outstanding and the wine selection was much better the expected. We will be coming back.

FAQs

Grotto - The Woodlands offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 419-4252.

Grotto - The Woodlands is rated 4.6 stars by 880 OpenTable diners.

Grotto - The Woodlands 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.