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Grotto - Atlantic City

4.2
4.2
910 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Inspired by classic Southern Italian cooking, Grotto offers delicious house-made pasta, pizzas, chicken, seafood & veal. Ideal for a casual lunch, fun Happy Hour and dinner for ten or two. The breathtaking décor features spectacular hand-blown glass chandeliers, whimsical murals, and custom-made polished iron scrollwork. With our winning combination of impeccable service, superb cuisine and passion for detail, Grotto is the perfect Atlantic City location for Italian dining.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, International

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday - Tuesday: 4pm - 10pm Wednesday - Thursday: Closed Friday - Saturday: 4pm - 11pm Please call for Holiday Hours

  • Phone number

    (609) 441-8475

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

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What 910 people are saying

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Good for Groups

  • Atlantic City

    Good for Groups

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Wait was very long food came out cold so we left. They say it’s good but we never had the chance.
  2. a

    alky

    Atlantic City

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was really delicious, great pizza. Good service. A very enjoyable experience
  3. R

    Rockysgirl814

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, theyhave thin crust pizza that was also great. Desserts were delish. Service was friendly & knowledgable about the menu.
  4. AB

    AnthonyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place to eat every time I come to the Golden Nugget. Great food, great staff, all around a great restaurant.
  5. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very tasty red sauce and good food at a reasonable price.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great drinks. Great service.
  7. MA

    MaryA

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food is always good just wish there was more options on the menu
  8. ML

    MLevine2000

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing but even more enjoyable was our incredible waiter Keith. He provided next level service, accommodated all of our special requests & entertained us with his wonderful personality. Definitely recommend going there & asking for Keith!
  9. AB

    AnnmarieB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was delicious. Service was good. Prices were fair for Atlantic City. It was a little to dark. They could use more lighting.
  10. L

    Lynn

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Unfortunately we had a screaming little girl next to us. I was surprised kids were allowed in restaurants in the casino.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Had a nice dinner with the family. Or waiter Keith was great!
  12. r

    risan

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was delicious. Too forever for waitress to come over at first and then finally attentive kid way through meal,
  13. JM

    JanetM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Calimari and chicken parmigiana was delicious Service was outstanding
  14. LW

    LisaW

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice!
  15. DB

    DanB

    Atlantic City

    32 reviews

    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    First: The staff is just wonderful! Polite, attentive, and cheerful. The kitchen has gone to hell post-pandemic. We have eaten at The Grotto many times pre-pandemic, and so were especially disappointed this time around. The menu is bare-bones, with few options for pasta (!!!) or meat lovers. Most of the old favorites are gone. Most missed was their (formerly) wonderful lasagna. We couldn't even cut up our Chicken Parmigiana cutlets. Dry and VERY tough! They were served with a laughingly small side of pasta, and the whole thing was covered in a weirdly-sweet red sauce. Our risotto was cooked OK, but the promised garlic-lemon sauce was all lemon, no garlic. It was topped with four shrimp that can only charitably be called "medium." SO disappointing!
  16. c

    colleens

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pork chop was excellent!
  17. JB

    JaniceB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The portions were a great size, the food very good and priced fair for a nice meal.
  18. TW

    TinaW

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brick of and pizza and a good price and the service was very nice
  19. R

    Rvliderecker

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    I did not think it was so great I always give great reviews but I can’t give a great review if it wasn’t great I literally had to wait for 25 minutes for my check after we were finished our dinner just took too long by that time I was ready to leave
  20. M

    Melissa

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We had a 8:45p dinner reservation & was told, very rudely by the hostess, that they were running behind but without any sort of timetable. We grabbed a drink at the bar, however my husband had to check with the hostess numerous times before our table was ready 30min later. Our waitress was awful, coming over to our table with food in her mouth & even so much as coughing at our table. Not a fan & won’t be going back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice ambiance, attentive service. We felt the menu was a little limited, but what we ordered was very good.
  22. AB

    AnnaB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Waiter very nice. It took a while for water & bread. Also very noisy, think due to party in the bar area. I would try it again.
  23. TL

    TomL

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fantastic food, fast serviceand comfortable setting
  24. TM

    ToddM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Meal was fine, place was fine, very dark and gave a 70’s vibe.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Calamari in both the appetizer and entree was over cooked
  26. I

    Ivana

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food was ok nothing worth what we paid. Our waitress was nice but hostess was TERRIBLE manager unprofessional we had an issue with getting our food took a while she yelled at our waitress for bringing it to her attention she didn’t want to be bothered she didn’t even come over to apologize instead gave us dirty looks the whole night!! WTF is that??
  27. LC

    LindaC

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I had veal piccata. When the veal was brought out it looked a weird color. So I was cautious in eating it. 1 st piece tasted good second piece was very tough and chewy. Definitely will not get that again.
  28. JB

    JunieB

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The waitress was great. Limited menu with mostly pasta options. Food was plentiful. Pasta dishes needed more flavor.
  29. c

    colleens

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved my pork chop!
  30. PS

    PabloS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food. Fresh and perfectly prepared. Was seated right away but took alittle bit before a server came by. She was apologetic and attentive for the balance of the meal. We had the Capresse salad which was fantastic, ricotta gnocchi was light as air and chicken parm was a very healthy portion, also delicious.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Service is definitely sub-par. Hostess was standing looking around, I’m assuming she was new, since it seemed as if her job was literally just to sit guests at the table. We had reservations at 7:30 and still had to “wait.” I’m looking around seeing plenty of empty tables that are just not set yet. New girl hostesses finally seats us at a half set table and here comes the manager shaking her head like “no, no, no, this table isn’t ready.” I’m literally thinking this is a hot mess that this team doesn’t seem to have it all together. So ok she seats up at the table next to it, which is still not fully set with proper tableware, plates, napkins. Poor guy who was setting tables seemed slow as molasses and didn’t seem to be focused since he would half set a table to then move on to the next. Oh and then the Manager with the tablet checking in guests seemed frustrated and unfocused. I just didn’t understand how people had reservations and tables weren’t already set. I figured, ok maybe they are short staffed, but young man setting tables should have been moving his feet a bit faster than he was and setting one table at a time before moving on to the next so guests could be seated accordingly. This was my anniversary dinner with a boyfriend, and both of us were slightly disappointed in the service. Although the waitress was super enthusiastic, she forgot our water, forgot our bread plates, and I had to remind her to bring both. Most likely would not dine here again. Food wasn’t too great either. So eh, 2 stars, 3 at most!
  32. P

    Poozella

    Atlantic City

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grotto outdid themselves … from an earlier “not so good” evening .. we decided to give them another try … I’m glad that we did … the service was perfection … the margarita pizza as an appetizer was awesome … a delicious dinner and a nice bottle of wine … it was a terrific experience … thanks Grotto !!!!
  33. VS

    VictoriaS

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    The atmosphere was frenetic. The tables have a clear view of slot machines and casino floor. The food was good and our waitress, MaryAnn was great.
  34. BA

    BARBARA

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Service was ok. Ambiance is noisy due to casino activity.
  35. LM

    LeslieM

    Atlantic City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing like usual
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The food is absolutely delicious! They changed the menu a little bit. The service was definitely lacking this time. It took a long time for everything, including our table even though we had reservations. The only thing that came quickly was appetizers, but everything else was a significant wait.
  37. BV

    BernieV

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our reservation changed from 5 people to 9 at the last minute but Keith was able to accommodate us. Thx Keith !
  38. SV

    SharonV

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Grotto is known for its Italian fare so order Italian. My nephew ordered flounder which was soggy and tasteless
  39. P

    maryP

    Atlantic City

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Risotto shrimp scampi was soupy and had 4 shrimp for $30.....very disappointed. Guess I should have ordered my usual pappadelle Bolognese...always excellent.
  40. L

    Lisa

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Our food was awful. Wish we would have known the restaurant was in the middle of the casino…wasn’t happy listening to the slot machines all dinner. Def will not be returning

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

FAQs

Grotto - Atlantic City is rated 4.2 stars by 910 OpenTable diners.

Grotto - Atlantic City 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 6 times today
Google Map for Grotto - Atlantic City

Golden Nugget Hotel, Casino Spa, Huron Ave & Brigantine Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Huron Ave. & Brigantine Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Atlantic City

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday - Tuesday: 4pm - 10pm Wednesday - Thursday: Closed Friday - Saturday: 4pm - 11pm Please call for Holiday Hours

  • Cuisines

    Italian, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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