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Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort, Galveston, TX

Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort

4.7
4.7
1109 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 18 times today

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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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Galveston

    Best Overall

  • Galveston

    Best Food

  • Galveston

    Best Service

  • Galveston

    Best Ambiance

  • Galveston

    Best Value

  • Galveston

    Great for fine wines

  • Galveston

    Romantic

  • Galveston

    Most Booked

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  1. C

    Chelsea

    Austin

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yuliia is the best bartender!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & ambiance. Conveniently located inside the San Luis hotel.
  3. TC

    TxCruiser

    Houston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent
  4. PP

    PatriciaP

    Anchorage

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined here for our Thanksgiving Eve dinner and were well pleased with our entire experience. Prompt, professional, knowledgeable service and the high quality of our ordered menu items led to a very favorable evening.
  5. k

    kerryl

    Houston

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were celebrating my wife’s birthday and chose the Grotto. It was such a great experience starting with a drink at the bar and then casually going over to the Grotto. First, be sure to ask for Barton, what a great server! Barton asked what the occasion was and then made the evening great making recommendations on both food and drink. We will definitely go back! Thanks to the management coming by and checking in with us, what a nice touch and showed they really cared.
  6. WW

    WaltW

    Houston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere and service, as always. My wife had Vic & Anthony’s Crab Cake and I had the San Luis Veal. Both were delicious. Elizabeth did a great job as our waitress and congratulations to Brandi as the manager!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and food was delicious.
  8. RT

    RichT

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The atmosphere was great, and the food was really good, with the exception of the salad. It was very, very tart. But they took care of it. The rest of the meal was great. The service was great too, our server was phenomenal!
  9. TS

    TalleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! It was a very good experience all around!
  10. PL

    PaulL

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A birthday and an anniversary celebration.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always a great experience at Grotto. Amazing food and service. Only complaint was that it was a bit cold inside where I was still having to wear my jacket
  12. GG

    GinaG

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service was great the food was subpar. I mentioned that my crab cakes and pasta was pure lemon flavor but nothing was done. When I eat crab cakes I like to taste the crab. The lemon overpowered the entire dish! Tasted the bolognese it was good but too much sauce and the presentation looked sloppy.
  13. JJ

    JohnJ

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Good choices on the menu. Great deserts offerings.
  14. C

    Choppin

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selections Nice presentation
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure. Consistently delicious, high quality food.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambience, delicious food, wonderful evening
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Frankfurt

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent dinner. we had red snapper and pasta with crab and shrimp. both delicious
  18. SM

    SusanM

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superior Italian food. Took. Our daughter from Washington State to dinner.
  19. KB

    KathyB

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved our spacious and cozy booth in the corner. Service and food were excellent except for one thing. My risotto that came with my salmon was way too salty. I was disappointed I couldn’t even eat it. The salmon was cooked perfectly 👍🏻
  20. LT

    LaceyT

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service, consistently good food and a nice view.
  21. LB

    LBerry

    Houston

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service from Nick was awesome! He did a great job of taking care of us at the right times. Food and atmosphere is great. Love the hot bread and olive oil dip that comes out. This time we tried the small banana pie, wow it was so good.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great ending to a busy week! The food was great and the service spectacular, Nick our server provided an amazing experience.
  23. AH

    AmyH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time with great service and the food was delicious!
  24. CS

    CarrolS

    Houston

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Have always loved the Fertitta restaurants; however, this one was a real disappointment. Service was slow to come to our table once we were seated. As in a lot of restaurants, I'm certain they are short staffed; however, our waitperson was outstanding. Wish I could say the same for the food. My guest and I both ordered the Veal San Luis ($32.00). Sorry to say the veal was inedible. We ate around it due to our own reasons of not wanting to cause a scene. Our waitperson boxed it for us and we left the restaurant and tossed at the nearest waste receptacle. I would eat there again, but would stick to basics like lasagna/spaghetti.
  25. k

    keithb

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

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

    AngelaG

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

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

    AliciaB1

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    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.
  28. PE

    ProfEng

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. Great service!!
  29. 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.
  30. E

    Eggy

    Houston

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 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.
  31. H

    Holly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fantastic food & service, would definitely recommend
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. JG

    JimG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff and management here is always the best.
  37. 1

    1234

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Beautiful restaurant. Food is good. Wait staff might have been new as they didn't explain menu of knownabout items. Many items on menu including drink options not available. Food was very good though.
  38. SS

    SandraS

    Houston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 1109 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 18 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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