La Griglia - Houston

4.5
1474 reviews
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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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Houston
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love La Griglia! Our servers Adalberto and Henry were wonderful. We always feel welcomed and spoiled when we go there from the moment Bridget greets you until that final lovely desert!

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H
Houston
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Waiters were everywhere but were not attentive. Food was delicious. Noise level was pretty bad. Had made reservation and was shown to a table by the bathroom entrance which was not acceptable to me so I requested a different spot. They can do better!

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SR
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as usual! We love this restaurant. The service and food are always top notch!

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h
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sooooo good! We were talking about the food - from the bread basket to the dessert - for the next two days! Amazing service on top of that. Definitely will be going back when back in Houston.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Too loud...we had to yell to talk...music was too loud.

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BR
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven't eaten there in years since moving away from Houston but I was impressed with the service and food. Still a winner after all these years!

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JS
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. My go to restaurant when in Houston. It was one if my favorites when I lived in Houston. Austin needs one!!’

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M
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I order the special for the day Red Fish. It was very basic not impressive at all. very pricy for such basic food taste and arrangement. Very disappointed.

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WS
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Delightful Experience. Dining here is something to look forward to.

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L
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at LaGriglia was amazing as always. We started off with the shrimp and crab cheesecake appetizer, which is always fantastic. We washed it down with a bottle of Moët & Chandon imperial brut Champagne. Then we had salads. My wife and I both had the autumn salad,which was really nice.

For a main course, I asked them to make me shrimp scampi, which was not on the menu, but they were happy to make it to my orders. It was fantastic. Lots of shrimp and a nice butter garlic sauce with some sautéed vegetables. My wife had a penne pasta dish that was also fantastic. And then we finished by sharing a slice of the Tuxedo chocolate cake. Everything was fantastic. It was a little bit loud in the dining room, but only because it was completely packed. But the service was great,and the food was delicious, as always. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal.

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D
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service excellent and salmon was great!!

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JJ
Houston
52 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious and excellent service.

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P
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

One of the server was really mean. He lacks customer service skills, but we really had a good time there.

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DG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

If the food was not good this place would not get recommended. We went for the select club date night. The menu was not the same as listed online. We sat on the patio. The table and the chairs were dirty and clearly had not been wiped down. We asked for clean bread plates and silverware. The Server was nice but very slow. It took almost 30 minutes to get some butter for our bread, at that time our entrees had arrived. This place needs the patio cleaned up before hosting outside and better organization of the serving staff for better efficiency.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last minute decision for dinner. Open table user friendly.
Loved the food. Engaging servers.

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The previous time(s) we went to La Griglia the food was definitely better. This time, not so good.

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JS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

A bit slow at first getting our drinks. Food was really good.

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N
Houston
58 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great crab cheesecakes as usual. Pasta dishes were good. Blackened fish was fishy. Desserts are always the best. Service was rushed. Good place to come but all the way there yet.

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BC
Norway
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We had dinner at one of the places we liked, but this time it was not so good. My wife's red fish smelled very fishy, she could not finish it. The rizzuto served with it was burnt to a chrisp on both sides and had no taste at all. My veal was okay, but the broccolini was not cooked, raw, could not cut it with a knife and my roasted potatoes were burnt to a chrisp. You had to peel the potatoes to get any food out of them and then load it up with butter to taste good. Informed the waitor and he told the manager who came over and said he would speak with the chef, but we never heard anything also. Very disappointed and will probably never go back.

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C
Houston
74 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, delicious drinks, fine service and a beautiful atmosphere whether dining inside or out. Nice to have that alfresco option at a restaurant. Oh, I love the Texas Manhattan followed by the Grilled Atlantic Salmon over lobster risotto. The go-to faves, but really everything is good including specials.

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FC
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It's been a long time since I visited La Griglia, and this time I found it wasn't up to previous quality. The food wasn't quite as good, the waiters constantly interrupted conversation, and after I asked that the wine bill be put on my card, part of it was charged to my friend whom I wanted to treat. Unfortunately, I didn't notice it at the time the bill was presented. The restaurant is very loud so that the three of us had a hard time hearing one another.
You can imagine my chagrin when I got home and realized I had made a mistake in calculating the tip, making it close to 50%. My fault for that, of course.

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I
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Excellent cava. The place is unique. I recommend it to all food and wine lovers.

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W
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy dinner here. Great food with excellent service in a fun atmosphere.

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OT
Houston
177 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great Food & Service

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GC
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Never disappoints. From the appetizers to the drinks to the main course, everything is done just right. Too bad I never have apatite for the beautiful desserts!

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PF
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has always been a favorite of mine for the past 20 years. My one complaint and not really a complaint would be their tiramisu that I ordered, the quality of a classic tiramisu just wasn't there. I believe it got a bit too soggy and over soaked with rum/brandy which took away from tasting the other ingredients.

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BL
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal and very attentive service. Always a very good choice for lunch or dinner.

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SR
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at La Griglia. The staff is always accommodating and gracious. We are never rushed while enjoying a drink at the bar, even though our table is ready.

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DO
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the soufflé it was wonderful; great ambience- buzzing without being overwhelming

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JF
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the trout at lunch. Great soups too. Solid Houston restaurant for a long time

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They need to improve the garlic season when they make the pasta with garlic and Olive oil

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FC
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always great food, service and environment. Enjoy sitting out at the patio!

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SI
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Just a little loud.

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JD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Food and service top both. Definitely a keeper!

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DW
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall a very good experience. The waitstaff was good, not excellent, but no complaints. The food was very tasty, a bit rich.The wine was very good and my dates cocktail was just as she wanted. I’ll certainly be back.

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Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hostess was friendly and the waitstaff were attentive. Ordered Frutti di Mare, Short Rib Agnolotti and Trout. All looked and tasted great. Last clam didn't open in the cooking process and so missed a delicious bite! Appreciated birthday wishes and complimentary dessert. Very, very noisy.

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H
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional. David was a lot of fun and the food was great as usual. Sat outside and it was far more quiet than inside...nice break from the noise level inside. Can't wait to go back.

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D
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and nice outdoor space. Kind of loud inside so we chose outside, great decision

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h
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn't been here in years. I wish I knew why, because the whole experience was absolutely wonderful. The food was awesome and the price was more than reasonable. We'll do it again soon!

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. The wait staff was very attentive.

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