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Grotto - The Woodlands

4.3
515 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, International
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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
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Phone number
(281) 419-4252
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake Robbins Dr
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Parking details
Self parking is available in the lot behind our restaurant. Valet parking is also available.
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Entertainment
Live Music Wednesdays 6 PM
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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

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.

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What 515 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.0
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4.0
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

This is a Landry’s chain. Italian is better elsewhere. Go there instead if you have the option.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was amazing and our favorite part was the fast and friendly service our weighter gave us the perfect Ballance of space and service it was a little loud but we definitely enjoyed our selfs and will be going back soon

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I don’t remember what I had, what I drank, or the waiter’s name. I was falling in love at a dizzying speed and don’t recall a single detail other than that—which was enough to make it a lovely evening.😍

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Nothing. Dont bother making a reservation and sharing that you are celebrating a birthday. No need...they didn't read the reservation nor address the request- FOOD was poor, service poor and a waste of time and effort.

Dont bother.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday was a great day at Grotto. The service was excellent and our waiter went out of his way to make sure everything was perfect. The food was well prepared and priced reasonably. It exceeded our expectations for holiday dining.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great birthday. Waiter didn’t do a surprise as asked. But was good

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Grotto has good food & good service. It's a nice place to spend time with a friend.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Simply awesome.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Grotto has been our “go to” restaurant for years. This time we were disappointed in two areas. First, the music was loud and inappropriate for the setting. Even in the bathroom, you could not hear yourself think. We could hardly hear one another at our table and we arrived before noon when the restaurant was very lightly filled. Even when we requested that the music be reduced, it was still too loud. We don’t go out to lunch to hear someone else’s choice of loud music. The food portions, though dinner priced, were luncheon sized. That’s not acceptable. Disappointing experience for a pricey meal.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Good food, consistent! Good service. All for a good price!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Consistently well prepared. Menu keeps adding new dishes. We are Italian food snobs. Plus they have amazing generous desserts. Try to save room!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We went because of our entrees we had previously and to our surprise the menu was changed last week per the server. They did at least fix the eggplant appetizer we loved but the new items we had were just ok compared to my previous dishes. It was not busy at all so service was good. The carafe of mimosas was a good buy. Not sure when or if we will return.

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2.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food was mediocre, at best. Service was good and server were pleasant.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food was amazing! Waitress was a little off when explaining certain sauces but other than that it was fantastic!!!!

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2.0Dined on March 12, 2018

I eat at Grotto's every time I am in Houston. Unfortunately, this experience was beyond horrible. I brought my daughter and her 4 friends to celebrate her 18th birthday. We ordered 2 appetizers and 6 entrée's. We were there for 2 hours!!! Received 1 basket of bread for 6 people. No refills. My daughter's chicken pasta came out with no chicken. The waiter acted inconvenienced when she actually said to him "I hate to be bother you but I don't think there is any chicken in my pasta" and so he brought out a plate of chicken for her to add to her pasta. When we reminded him that it was her birthday, he again acted like it was a huge inconvenience to get her a small sliver of a cake. And when I say "inconvenience", I mean he actually huffed and rolled his eyes. We never asked for drink refills or anything so it wasn't as if we were being needy. He was overwhelmed as there was another large party next to us (of 10 people). So disappointing as we had looked forward to this special dinner for weeks only to have it ruined by horrible service.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Average priced, average food! Extra noisy, extra busy restaurant. Ok for dinner with children.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I booked my reservation online through Open Table and was really excited. We were celebrating my 30th birthday and I chose Grotto because it came recommended to me by a friend. When we arrived the hostess was very friendly and seated us at our table. When we sat down it took about 10 minutes for the waiter to some over and get our drinks. I had called ahead and asked about the Brunch and was told that Brunch was until 3pm, but when I asked the waiter, he stated that brunch ended at 1pm and it was no longer available. However, the table behind us was served eggs Benedict and the table that was seated after us placed their order from the brunch menu.
Our waiter never introduced himself and when everyone was ready to place our orders, it took him like 20 minutes to come back and ask if we were ready. The food came out in a timely manner and was absolutely delicious! Cooked perfectly and so many flavors! Our drinks were only refilled once and our waiter never came back to check to see how the food turned out, he actually seemed annoyed that we had asked for some Parmesan cheese.
When it came time for dessert, they were great! I had brought in a cake and they put sparklers on it and it was so fun!
However, when it came time for the check our waiter stated "the system" could only split the check into 3 separate checks. I told him I had called ahead and stated even though there were 12 people, each party would be paying separately and was told that was perfectly acceptable. But he explained that I was misinformed and that the system could only split it in to 3. I accepted it and then asked for the checks. When he returned, he only brought 1 check, dropped it off and then did not see him again until it was time to leave.
This was incredibly frustrating because most of my party had to leave the restaurant, find and ATM, get cash and then we took about 20 minutes to add everything up and make sure each party was paying the correct amount of cash.
Would not recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Good as usual

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

TODO MUY BIEN Y RICO !

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We were seated and were brought water. 25 minutes later still no one came to ask or serve us. Not even a question on what we wanted to drink lol. Service was awful.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day dinner with my new girlfriend. She was overly excited and had a great time. It was all about her and she enjoyed.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was amazing! Service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The menu, atmosphere, staff and music were all great for our Valentine's dinner. It surpassed our expectations. Will definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We enjoyed a valentines lunch at Grotto. Lunch portion of the chicken was very small. Other than that, everything was great!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Wonderful dinner at Grotto! Excellent service, and the kitchen was willing to modify an entree for me. The food was delicious. Pleasant atmosphere and live music.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Very enjoyable

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The lobster bisque tasted over cooked and the veal was too salty and the fettuccine had no taste but the service and drinks were good and the atmosphere was nice. A little noisy but ok. It was our fist time so we will give it another try again.

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The service was great, food however wasn’t very good.

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1.0Dined on January 20, 2018

This was supposed to be a special date night for my wife and I. This restaurant is the worse restaurant I’ve ever been to. We were treated awful, table was terrible, service at the bar and by server was twice as bad and the valet lost my keys.

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I had a reservation for 7 and was seated at 7:30. The food had little to none seasoning. Would not be come back to the Grotto. Such a disappointment.

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Booked a table for 7pm. Had a 45 minute wait. Manager was very apologetic and gave us some free appetizers. They were not good. There were six of us - the entries were mediocre at best. Very disappointed

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The service and food was excellent! Grotto is my favorite Italian restaurant!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Had a very nice brunch with friends

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Music was too loud and with the high ceiling it was very difficult to carry on conversation.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

The food and service were excellent. I would like to come back during happy hour and try some of the bar items.

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Had family and friends for my daughter's birthday. The service was horrible, waiter had too many tables, he was not very tentative, simple things like "would you like any appetizers?", he jumped right into asking for our dinner order, we didn't even have our drinks yet. Drinks took almost a half hour to get. Dinner salad came before the appetizers. Despite our trying to slow down our evening to enjoy the food and drinks, he was on the fast track. Food came and sat by our table for 3-5 minutes before he came back to serve. When he did serve us, he practically threw the plates at us. He didn't pour our wine. Didn't ask if we wanted coffee or drinks after dinner. Maybe it was a bad night, I wouldn't recommend for a nice evening out. Maybe just sit at the bar and have drinks and tapas.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was great except the noise level- It’s sooo loud in there. I’m sure earlier or later in the evening might be better, but at 7 on a Sat sooo loud. Makes it hard to enjoy conversation.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was good. A little loud and tight (spacing) for my liking.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent!

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

The Grotto is our favorite restaurant in the Woodlands! Great food, great service, great ambiance!

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