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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (40)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Special Occasion (30)
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Business Meals (24)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Fun (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Bar Seating (13)
People Watching (13)
Romantic (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Authentic (11)
Casual (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Tasting Menu (6)
Cozy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 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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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 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 13, 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 13, 2018

Menno, David and team always treat us like family.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 22, 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 17, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We was celebrating my friend's birthday
It was a great food, great service on hands of Rigo and his team that always did we have a great Diner experience.
Thank you all of you

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 14, 2017

the service was excellent as well as the food. We will certainly return

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Our daughters 22nd Birthday Day.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Food was delicious. Service was less than stellar.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

great food and service, excellent menu with many great choices. dinner in evening after movie at RiverOaks theatre, restaurant was full which means it was very noisy.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

ALWAYS a pleasure! Good cocktails, never mind bar time waiting. Great food, atmosphere and service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were seated in a timely manner at a table we liked. Our servers were excellent as was the food. Attention and timing was on spot. We have been dining here since moving tho Houston 12 years ago and it is a neighborhood favorite. Enjoyed a nice evening with an out of town friend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

First time in this restaurant to celebrate my wife's Birthday. Food was good but service was not really attentive. Our second drinks did not arrive for a good 15 min. and we had to catch a random server for a reminder. Before we left, I had a little talk to the on-duty manager about the situation.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Very reliable long-standing Italian restaurant with some good fish options. Well crafted cocktails and a nice wine list. Fun patio for outdoor dining.0

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

One word "Excellent", the staff was attentive without being intrusive. We said we wanted to enjoy our dinner leisurely, and they handled it perfectly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

On a whim place to eat. We were both very hungry and got seated very quick and were able to order apps that came out very quick. Tomato basil soup was superb and would order again. Needed spice for everything... like good food but I’m just used to more spice in my food. Will return but with red pepper or siracha.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Service was so bad it’s as if it was their first day in business and half their staff showed up. Been going here for years, fun place, formula food, but if the service is as bad the next time I go it’ll be the last.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The service was spotty. The food was cold.

Also. My wife had the chicken pizza. It had a bone in it.

No one asked us why we had not eaten much. They were too busy trying to get people pushed through.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent quality and very good preparation. A real go-to restaurant for dinner with wife, date, or friends.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

My entrée was chicken Milanese. It was delicious. It had a grilled flavor to it that I love. I Highly recommend it

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I have never been disappointed with La Griglia and I have dined there for 25+ years. The food, service, and atmosphere have always been excellent. While I have moved from Houston, I always return whenever possible.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Met another couple who had never been before and I think they were both underwhelmed by the entrees they chose. At this price point, the entire menu should be top notch. I had to ask for a napkin twice before I received one (was sat at a table for 4 but only 3 napkins). Drink orders were taken by someone who was not our waiter and they came very quickly after we sat down. Our waiter then took over 30 minutes before we ordered our food (we had to tell him that we were ready to order). He really ruined the overall experience for all of us. Told us no recommendations other than the daily off menu specials and never really checked in with us to see how things tasted after we got our food. This will likely be our last time going here as there are better choices for less cost.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The service was a smidgen on the slow side, but it was a busy Friday night. That's my only complaint.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We go here every couple months, always order a roasted chicken & salmon. Taste & portions have gotten smaller & not as tasty. Chicken dry & the roast veggies that come with salmon are now a broccoli & maybe 1 carrot. They do have the best chocolate cake in Houston, IMO.. but the portions have gotten smaller overall & I see the food quality going down. :-(

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Service was poor. They were nice and allowed us to pick our own table. We expected that they’d clean the table before seating us since the previous patrons had just left, but they didn’t. The head waiter or manager brought a drinks menu at ice time we asked that the table be cleaned, but he seemed annoyed that we asked. He said someone would come to do that and walked away. A gentleman came later with a cloth napkin and wiped the table, but the napkin did not absorb or wiped all of the water/liquids from the previous diners. The food was ok, neither great nor authentic.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food and service! Wait staff did an excellent job of working as a team and making sure our dining experience was first class.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Impromptu birthday celebration - requested and were seated at a round table. Good service - attentive without being intrusive. Food was lovely, as always, cocktails hit the mark and extensive wine list had a bottle for every taste and budget.

Restuarant was energetic and occasionally a little loud for conversation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

It would have been helpful if their reservation system via Open Table had been disabled since they were closed for lunch on Wednesday—simply a sign on the door.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This one thing really gets me - I paid the bill in cash and to my surprise I did not receive change (the coins), plus the restaurant rounded in their favor. The bill was $70.57, I paid $90 and received $19 back. I queried as to where the $.43 was and the manager said they don’t keep change at the restaurant. After I mentioned that they should round in the customers favor, he did offer to go find the $.43. It’s is not the amount of money, but the principle of the matter.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

La Griglia is so dependable! You can relax knowing the food will be good and the service wonderful!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food and service.

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 (Shreveport)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Service was good, food was average, atmosphere was average. Ok place for everyday or business lunch but not for special occasion.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Good food, excellent service, & great value in a restaurant with pleasant ambiance.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This is consistently one of our favorite restaurant. It is aitalian but has other varieties of dishes.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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