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La Griglia - Houston

4.7
4.7
2217 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
With a lively, festive atmosphere, La Griglia offers guests a delicious display of authentic Italian dining. Colorful Italian murals & busy mosaics provide a playful ambiance, while fresh fish, creative pastas, chicken, beef & fresh vegetables tempt guests with an array of fabulous choices. With inventive cuisine, attentive service & a casual, energetic atmosphere, it’s easy to see why La Griglia is one of Houston’s most popular restaurants.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 526-4700

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    We pride ourselves on tailoring the perfect menu for your special event. Please call Brandon Busch at 713-526-4700 for more information on catering.

  • Private party facilities

    With a lively, festive atmosphere that’s reminiscent of a neighborhood trattoria, La Griglia offers guests a delicious display of authentic Italian dining, complete with colorful Italian murals and artful cuisine. Host your next event at La Griglia and make it an evening to remember.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (877) 677-5325

  • Neighborhood

    River Oaks

  • Cross street

    Shepherd

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family birthday
  2. CJ

    CocoJ

    Houston

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time at La Griglia. I appreciated that the chef prepared a vegan dish of sautéed veggies for me. And they were all flavorful. I will return.
  3. JB

    JBOeats

    Austin

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Quickly seated. Reservation time honored. Immediate attention from wait staff. Appetizers delicious. Excellent lobster bisque. Cocktails were expertly mixed.
  4. WS

    WilliamS

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The noise was very loud. Some people there apparently had only eaten in sports bars in the past. Everyone is forced to talk louder to be heard which only makes the environment even louder. Eat outside or in the bar if you go. The food was uneven. My wife's mussels were not hot when served, nor was my spaghetti carbonara.
  5. LL

    LindaL

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Can’t wait to go back
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Really lovely dinner - food and ambience were phenomenal!
  7. CB

    CBWalkup

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service by Henry as always!!
  8. M

    Monmar15

    Mexico City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente servicio , los alimentos muy bien, ambiente agradable!!
  9. HM

    HeatherM

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious…. All of it! From the pizza bread, to the fish special! Wonderful Bellini’s great wine selection and yummy pasta dishes!!!
  10. DH

    DanaH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had not been to La Griglia in over a year. I found it as charming as always - the food was great and the service even better. I'll definitely return!
  11. RK

    RichK

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My go to restaurant near the downtown area. Service is always perfect and food made to order! Will keep going back!
  12. q

    quiltercook

    Houston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal with family for a birthday. The service was great, the food exceptional!
  13. SJ

    SamJ

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    New Year’s Eve dinner
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was just ok this time, my pasta was delicious, the clams, calimari were so small they were not worth eating. The shrimp were very good. My wife ordered the grilled snapper which was over cooked?
  15. JR

    JimR

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The only two factors I don’t like about La Griglia are : they won’t deliberately bring a menu to you anymore once seated- you have to ask for one. It didn’t used to be that way. Secondly They pack so many tables now into the available square footage that it’s very narrow between tables and sometimes difficult to walk across the room to the restrooms for example
  16. JK

    JesK

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    Celebrate holidays with friends. Mushroom lasagna was dried out and gooey. Not edible. When we asked the waiter about a certain wine, he said, I don’t know but we don’t have any bad wines. ???
  17. MT

    MTNMA

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Normally, LaGriglia is a great venue. Perhaps it was the time of day I was there - it was 2 PM on a weekday, for a business lunch. The service was not the same quality as it is during the dinner hours. However - the food, as usual was excellent and we were not rushed in any way.
  18. RM

    RichardM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Griglia never disappoints! Always a good meal and experience.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a Christmas Eve dinner. Nice and close to home. It’s our go to spot.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Well. Staff was nice. Food did not taste good. I had salad and a chicken dish. Partner had a seafood dish. Bread was cold. A disappointment overall.
  21. LS

    LSP1

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Salmon was so small and lobster bisque had no lobster. The place was over crowded, and very loud. Long john silvers has better seafood.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very much a 'go to' place for 'out of city' friends! Seated right on time for reservations at 7:30pm. Definitely suggest you make reservations in advance or you may be waiting as it is always packed. Valet is quick and very friendly. Food and service is always outstanding! Definitely recommend the Italian Wedding Cake for dessert- friends always love it! Two people can split one slice and it will be plenty:) Must admit it is one of the loudest restaurants in Houston so make sure to remember if you are taking soft spoken friends as it will be hard to hear them. Great dining for the Holidays!
  24. SP

    SeanP

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is always excellent and I find the atmosphere delightful. We did have to wait about 40 minutes before the servers took our food order, which was much too long as we did flag them down a few times to let them know we were ready. It was a very busy and crowded night around the holidays but I would hope they could address that better next time. The meal was wonderful so we will be back.
  25. MP

    MaryP

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas with my grandsons
  26. F

    Foodiegirl

    Austin

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Although it’s been a few years since I’ve been here, it had always been good in the past. However; this goes down as one of my worst dining experiences to date. The waiter was clearly new and had not been trained well. He seemed to be struggling with basic service and communication skills. Drinks took a long time. We had to ask for bread. It was very cold . No olive oil or butter. My friend ordered the filet and the waiter didn’t ask her how she would like it cooked ( she had to interrupt him as he continued taking our orders). Apparently the correct order never made it to the kitchen as the waiter returned and asked me about my order (that I had just given him). Shortly after that another waiter appeared to confirm what we ordered (still incorrect). It was laughable at that point. The Dancie salad was small and underwhelming. I never tasted any dressing in it. I couldn’t eat the vongole. It was dry with overcooked pasta and clams. Actually the worst I’ve ever had. They did comp that, as would be expected. My friends steak was supposed to be medium. It was on the rare side and very average. She was hesitant to send it back to be cooked more based on the experience so far. The veal was ok according to my mom. We originally had all planned to get dessert but weren’t taking the chance on any more bad or mediocre food and were ready to leave. I can one hundred percent say I will never return since I don’t prefer to leave dinner hungry and annoyed.
  27. D

    Dwight

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food with outstanding service. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome.
  28. GD

    GregD

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific center for Christmas 🎄 party. Wonderful off-the-menu specials. Love the heated outdoor seating with fire 🔥 pits, as well as indoor decor with chihuly-esq chandeliers.
  29. CG

    ChristopheG

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mushroom lasagne are exceptional, congrats!!! Tiramisu is average. Noise level inside is way too much so I prefer enjoying the outside patio which is really great. Service is perfect
  30. t

    thomask

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food cute place - appreciated our servers checking in on us and bringing us a cake with a candle to celebrate my moms birthday! Very sweet gesture
  31. s

    sushilover

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well noise level was loud but it was Netherlands Vs Argentina. Cole was an excellent waiter.
  32. RK

    RichK

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and food at La Griglia! Pizza bread before lunch is addicting! Love this place!
  33. a

    anonymous

    Houston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dine here often because we enjoy the food and excellent service that Tommie and his crew provide us. The food is always delicious and the restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food in a good ambience
  35. h

    hectorvelarealtor

    Houston

    154 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    I had to get the waiter’s attention at least 5 times. I had to request tea refills 3 times. Originally, we had Cole as our waiter, then he introduced Ryan, so Coke never returned. Our third round of Chocolate Martinis took too long to be delivered. I asked Ryan, are the martinis coming soon?
  36. KB

    KatyB

    Houston

    132 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Main dishes were good. Bread/pizza was reheated so dry and just warm. Service was good but took a very long time to be served our meal. Disappointing that I am a Laundry Select members and I had a $25 reward. Gave the server my card along with my credit card. When he came back, the reward had not been taken off. Asked about it and the server said he deferred it. We did not ask him to do that nor did he ask us what we wanted done with it.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience4
    The service and the experience was well worth it. I did disagree with the seasoning used for the Trout Shelby, but the dessert and sides were good. Thank you
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and good food.
  39. h

    hectorvelarealtor

    Houston

    154 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was superb, food was ambrosial, chocolate martinis were propitious. A 5 Star experience.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing best restaurant I’ve been to in my life . Y’all are doing Great things keep it up .

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

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You can order delivery directly from La Griglia - Houston using the Order Online button. La Griglia - Houston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 526-4700.

La Griglia - Houston is rated 4.7 stars by 2217 OpenTable diners.

La Griglia - Houston 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

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for La Griglia - Houston

2002 West Gray, Houston, TX 77019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Shepherd

  • Neighborhood

    River Oaks

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 526-4700

  • Catering

    We pride ourselves on tailoring the perfect menu for your special event. Please call Brandon Busch at 713-526-4700 for more information on catering.

  • Private party facilities

    With a lively, festive atmosphere that’s reminiscent of a neighborhood trattoria, La Griglia offers guests a delicious display of authentic Italian dining, complete with colorful Italian murals and artful cuisine. Host your next event at La Griglia and make it an evening to remember.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (877) 677-5325

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