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About La Griglia - Houston

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.

2002 West Gray
Houston, TX 77019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday 5:30pm - 9pm, Wednesday & Thursday 5:30pm - 10pm, Friday & Saturday 5:30pm - 11pm
Dining room closed between Lunch & Dinner Monday - Friday. Bar, patio & kitchen open all day.

Cross Street:
Shepherd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(713) 526-4700

Website:
http://www.lagrigliarestaurant.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking available. Garage parking also available.

Executive Chef:
Luis Rubio

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

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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.

La Griglia - Houston Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (34)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Special Occasion (26)
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Neighborhood Gem (18)
Fun (17)
Business Meals (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Happy Hour (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Casual (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Bar Seating (9)
People Watching (9)
Romantic (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Cozy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

Another fantastic La Griglia experience.

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 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful atmosphere. Very vibrant and upbeat without the feeling of being rushed. The service was impeccable from start to finish. The food, was just as outstanding as the service. The seared diver's scallops with asparagus risotto were melt in your mouth good and a great start to our meal! We will definitely be coming back and highly recommend this restaurant.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Although the place was great and nice and a good value, it was very loud and crowded. Thank goodness for reservations.. all in all very good..

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service. The noise level was high but we had no problem hearing each other.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

The food is mediocre. The service was not good. There are so many other, better Italian restaurants, but La Griglia always seems to be busy. Location, Location, Location. But, my last visit there.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely food and service! Specially the Delicius wedding cake and Duck! Yum!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

They could serve coffee and desert at the same time to gain more sweet eaters.

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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Food and service was fantastic but tables are so close together I had a man at the table behind me pretty much sitting in my lap which made dinner a bit awkward and not very private; if we had 4 people with us at our 4 top they would not have been able to fit at the table. Have always loved la griglias food and like I said the service was impeccable

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Service and food was great!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very slow service with too many excuses. . Won’t be going back for a long time.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was great!

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We really enjoyed the food here and the service was great. However, the atmosphere was so loud it was difficult to hear the waiter or to have a conversation at the table. Maybe it was just the Saturday night crowd but I was hoping for something a bit more low key.

For this place to be a more upscale ($$$) restaurant I did not appreciate the $0.45 charge for taking our dessert to go. I have never seen a place charge for packing up food before and this just seems like a cheap fee. I thought this place would be better than to resort to these types of tricks.

Also when I tried to get some change at the bar to tip the valet I was given back 2 $10. That did not help solve my problem and I would expect the bar tender to know better.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

La Griglia never disappoints. Love the food, atmosphere and service. This will always be my favorite restaurant.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a hair in my food and alerted the manager. Recd the food with no apology. He asked if he could get me another drink and I said only if he’s buying which he laughed at. I thought that would have been a nice gesture considering...
Master waiter just dumped the dessert tray on our table.
Than brought the check which we were charged for my dish twice. They took 1 off with no comp or discount on my meal.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This is a very popular restaurant. It is lively and noisy. Staff is very friendly, service is relaxed. The food is basic Italian - I suggest sticking to things like paste and pizza. The brick chicken was interesting, Beef Morty is hammered flat - not my favorite, and the duck was acceptable. Price is reasonable. A reasonable choice if you are looking for a quick meal in a lively setting.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Late night dining and food was great. We shared soup, a pizza, and a dessert. All were good. Waitstaff really attentive.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful place !

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Love the food, love the service cannot stand the noise. I want to visit with my company not scream - this is exhausting and ruins the eve. Will only eat there late at night when crowds die down or can eat outside.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent place to celebrate my husbands birthday!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Delicious as always!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The Atlantic salmon was one of the best dishes I've eaten in a long time! great experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My wife and I have been here many times. The food and service are always exceptional. Do NOT miss out on the NY Cheesecake!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Steve is a great waiter. He does an outstanding job of serving his guests. He is friendly and attentive and we really enjoyed having him wait on us.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was truly delicious. The noise level, however, did not allow us to do much chatting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Fabulous food as always

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Always a terrific experience!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Enjoyed a great meal with friends for my birthday. La Griglia is one of my favorites! This time was not much different with the exception of the noise level in the main dining area and a little bit of the over-eagerness of the waiter. Won't stop me from returning though! Great food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Pointless to make a reservation because we were still not sat after waiting 45 minutes.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food is consistently good. The service is also good. We had to wait a lot longer than usual for a table during our last visit as the restaurant was more crowded than usual.

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 (London)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Fabulous food & very friendly service. Service was a little slow at times but did not spoil our evening - would return.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Not kid friendly. Manager (assuming manager, dressed in business casual clothes and telling hostesses what to do) seemed frazzled from being busy. Felt like we were a bother. We like many of Landry’s restaurants but will not return soon to this one.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Very vibrant scene. Food and service good and consistent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Thanks to our waiter Harrison for making it a great dining experience. Thanks to chef for making it all delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Menno, David and team always treat us like family.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great food and service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I’ve experienced hit and miss experiences with this restaurant. Last time I went the service and food was wonderful, but this recent visit was the opposite. The food and service were “ok” not good or great.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went on New Years Eve. The menu options were great and the food was excellent as always. Service was superb.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was very good. I requested, when I made the reservation, a quiet table as my wife is hearing impaired. We were seated in the middle of the dining room where the noise volume was extremely high. I needed to raise my voice for my wife to hear me, and she was wearing her hearing aids.
We will go back, hopefully next time it will be in a quieter location.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We love La Griglia. It is out “go To” when we need terrific food without a wait. We are SO glad to see that Craig is back! Every bit of service is outstanding. The manager always “manages” to say hello even when he is crazy busy. The pizza is fantastic and the desserts are the best in town.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Some plates came out cold when they should have been hot. Great service and fun atmosphere. Probably 20-25% high on pricing:value.

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