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Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort, Galveston, TX

Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort

4.7
4.7
1083 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Located inside the San Luis Resort Galveston, Grotto offers an Old Country trattoria ambiance & classic Italian cooking with recipes made on premises. Creations include many “Old World” signature dishes such as Neapolitan thin crust pizzas, Snapper Siciliano, Veal Parmigiana, Braised Pork Ragu & Pappardelle, Antipasta, and house-made pastas & fish selections. Enjoy Grotto’s famous Peach Bellini or an extensive collection of Italian and domestic wines while overlooking the pool at San Luis Resort.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (409) 740-8605

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Celebrate life’s special moments at The San Luis Resort, Galveston Island’s premier beachfront destination and the perfect place to get away for your anniversary, birthday, family reunion or other memorable occasions. The San Luis Resort is one of the best in Texas beach weddings with 30 acres of seaside luxury and award-winning dining and beach-facing accommodations. Honored with the AAA Four Diamond Award® since 2000.

  • Neighborhood

    Galveston

  • Cross street

    53rd

  • Parking details

    Complimentary self parking available on the north side of the hotel. Complimentary valet parking available through our main ocean-facing entrance when dining in Grotto.

  • Entertainment

    Offering beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico, The San Luis Resort also features the best in Galveston entertainment. Discover Galveston’s newest hot spot.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Galveston

    Best Overall

  • Galveston

    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Galveston

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  • Galveston

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  1. k

    keithb

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food and better service. We will return soon.
  2. AG

    AngelaG

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Food is mediocre. Service is attentive. Thank you Justin.
  3. AB

    AliciaB1

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything at Grotto was outstanding! Our waiter, Barton, was 100% on top of everything. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave incredible suggestions. We were celebrating a birthday and this was the perfect atmosphere to do so.
  4. PE

    ProfEng

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. Great service!!
  5. MI

    MICHAELG

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing as we celebrated our anniversary. Nick was our server and he was fantastic. Easy to engage and knew what he was doing.
  6. E

    Eggy

    Houston

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. Birsen, our server, was excellent. She was efficient and knowledgeable. She respected our need to have a conversation with our guests. Our guest was having a birthday and she made sure we had a complimentary dessert. It was a wonderful evening.
  7. H

    Holly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fantastic food & service, would definitely recommend
  8. RR

    RuRob

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The service was great and our waiter checked back with us often. The food however in my opinion could've used a bit more seasoning - like salt and pepper.
  9. K

    Kelsey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for a double birthday celebration, and everything was excellent. It’s a beautiful location and vibe.
  10. DS

    DavidS

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend this restaurant. Food, service and ambiance all are very good.
  11. C

    Carolyn

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was good and staff very good. Bread and olive oil was fantastic - however, you have to love garlic!! The Grotto is much more casual than I expected so just a tip, no need to dress up like we did. Jean-Paul was very friendly and his personality is a huge asset to these restaurants. Biggest issue is that the hostess seated a group of five including three children right in the middle of all the adults eating - even though there were many other tables available. Unfortunately, they were all very loud with the mother being the absolute worst. I know there's no way the hostess could have known, but possibly could have made a judgement call to seat them a bit away from the other diners rather than right in middle of a rather tight space. It marred the experience... So thumbs up on food and service, not so much for a quiet dinner out or date.
  12. JG

    JimG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff and management here is always the best.
  13. SS

    SandraS

    Houston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food.
  14. DS

    DannyS

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Everything went very well. The people at other tables around us were having a great time also and the mood was great.
  15. RD

    RichardD

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was great, drinks were above average and the food was superb.
  16. DG

    DeccaG

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy Hour is the best value. Reservations best, for a Monday, it was full by 7. The salmon was delicious.
  17. C

    Chelsea

    Austin

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great!!!!! Love this place.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent service and delicious food! We especially love the fried chicken and Spaghetti special!
  19. B

    Briang

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was so polite and made our experience so wonderful! Food was amazing our our waiter deserves a great raise because he made our experience wonderful.
  20. h

    harishp

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed food and ambiance. celebrated wedding anniversary with strawberry cake which toooo awesome
  21. C

    Crittle

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Grotto and the Galveston location did not disappoint. Incredible food, great service and awesome location inside the San Luis hotel.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Some of the food was over cooked and no flavor, and well I don’t know is it was in the pizza or the plate but I had a hair on my food didn’t make a big deal about it but other than that everything else was good,
  23. KK

    KelleeK

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great family meal after a full Day at the resort. We will definitely return to Gratto and we will request the same waitress. I can not pronounce her name correctly, Berella I believe. She was attentive and on point! The artichokes were a table favorite and the bread was A+. We ordered too much food but have lunch for today!
  24. DD

    DiscerningDiner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It didn’t appear too crowded and they also seemed to have plenty of wait staff, but many things (e.g., water/iced tea refills, extra bread, missing silver) were often ignored, forgotten, or delayed. The pizza was overloaded and as a result the middle was soggy. When it cooled, it became inedible. Our other entrees were good but often something was a little off (a bland bite, an unexpected bone, etc). Family photos also didn’t appear encouraged.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    81 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Very mediocre Italian fare. Service was poor. Knowingly served the wrong order, then tried to charge fir something not served. No thanks!
  26. RG

    RGPG

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I drive to Galveston just to eat their Cioppino ( Seafood Soup ). It is one of the best around. My friends that go with me enjoy all their food.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone that is in the Galveston area.
  28. JY

    JenniferY

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    The service here has gotten increasingly worse. Our server was either high or just really incompetent. Either way, he has no business working in a somewhat upscale restaurant. I have never done this in my life but we left no tip because it was so horrible. Awful experience.
  29. MM

    MarkM

    Austin

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Another great experience at the San Luis. The Grotto is a nice little restaurant with outstanding food and great service.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Great food and customer service!
  31. C

    Cloudhopper

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Overall a good evening but food was just good not great advertise. Waitress was attentive but the kitchen was slow, the wait time between salad and entree was excessive.
  32. t

    tj45

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nick was a great waiter!!! Food was delicious!
  33. IE

    IslandEaters

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The dinner special was the best value meal we have had in quite a while. Everything was delicious!
  34. RF

    ReneeF

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Solid basic Italian food, no overuse of oils.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience from start to finish. Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Was in town visiting family and I definitely want to make my way back another time! Thank you.
  36. F

    Freddie

    Houston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service, lovely food presentation and my Negroni was perfect. Chef went a bit wild with the pepper mill on the main courses. We will return, but will specify easy on the pepper next time.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We will be back.
  38. DP

    DonP

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service. Could be a little noisy if restaurant full.
  39. SB

    SandiB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice place, nice staff and yummy food for my husbands birthday.
  40. IB

    IsabelB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muy a gusto , bonito lugar y buena atención del mesero

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

You can order delivery directly from Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort using the Order Online button. Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 740-8605.

Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort is rated 4.7 stars by 1083 OpenTable diners.

Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort 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 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort

5222 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551

Additional information

  • Cross street

    53rd

  • Neighborhood

    Galveston

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary self parking available on the north side of the hotel. Complimentary valet parking available through our main ocean-facing entrance when dining in Grotto.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Offering beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico, The San Luis Resort also features the best in Galveston entertainment. Discover Galveston’s newest hot spot.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (409) 740-8605

  • Catering

    Celebrate life’s special moments at The San Luis Resort, Galveston Island’s premier beachfront destination and the perfect place to get away for your anniversary, birthday, family reunion or other memorable occasions. The San Luis Resort is one of the best in Texas beach weddings with 30 acres of seaside luxury and award-winning dining and beach-facing accommodations. Honored with the AAA Four Diamond Award® since 2000.

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