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Grotto - Houston

4.7
4.7
1892 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Inspired by classic Southern Italian cooking, Grotto offers delicious veal, chicken, seafood and house made pastas – the signature Osso Bucco is not to be missed! The breathtaking décor features spectacular hand-blown glass chandeliers, whimsical murals and custom-made polished iron scrollwork. Wine connoisseurs will be impressed with the extensive collection of Italian and domestic selections. With our winning combination of impeccable service, superb cuisine and passion for detail, Grotto is the perfect location for Italian dining.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 622-3663

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We can host luncheons, dinner parties, cocktail receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and more. Our private rooms can accommodate parties of 10-25, 35-60 or both rooms combined for up to 100 guests. Customized menus available, call our Private Events Coordinator for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Tammy Nelson Garcia: (713) 622-3663

  • Neighborhood

    Galleria / Uptown

  • Cross street

    610

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. KM

    KathiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of their food is exceptional. I love every single dish I've tried. Their pasta sauces are divine, the meats are savory, the cheesecake is absolutely sinful (in the best way), even the caesar dressing is better than anything else I can remember. The staff is so welcoming and attentive - they make each diner feel like a VIP. This restaurant never disappoints.
  2. M

    Mommajudy

    Houston

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Raphael made the evening so pleasant
  3. AG

    ArthurG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate a birthday. Services and food were excellent.
  4. MT

    MThreeZeroto167

    Washington DC

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as usual. Grottos is one of my favorite restaurants in Houston.
  5. RS

    RandSDineAlot

    Houston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been dining here for 10+ years. Food is always great with friendly service. Big open dining room. The bread is awesome.
  6. M

    Msbtx

    Dallas

    152 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I love to dine here when in Houston. We are always warmly greeted and have impeccable service. The fried artichoke appetizer was wonderful! The Grotto salad is perfect—chopped into just the right sized pieces with crisp lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, peppers, etc., lightly dressed. I chose the Salmon Grilia served over spinach with shrimp and mushrooms and baked tomato slices—superb!
  7. j

    joank

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we ordered the menu for the month everything was excellent
  8. C

    Clbb

    Houston

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. The food was delicious. We were not rushed through our meal. The pasta and fish dishes are wonderful. Highly recommend.
  9. JJ

    JonathanJ

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    Rafael is great, very attentive and personable waiter. Food was delicious.
  10. LS

    LoneStarBeachers

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Glad to return to this Houston tradition. As always service was professional, prompt, and courteous. Food choices, taste and, value were excellent. Glad to make it here again with friends to enjoy all of it during Houston Restaurant Weeks 2022.
  11. WT

    WandaT

    Houston

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food isn’t back to where it was before COVID at any restaurant. BUT that was the BEST Frozen Bellini I have ever had in my life!!!!!!!!
  12. AD

    AmandaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and great atmosphere. Had a business meeting dinner and the atmosphere was fun but not too loud. Willy was our waiter and he was amazing. The artichoke appetizer is amazing!!!
  13. 1

    1foodie

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything !
  14. MT

    MThreeZeroto167

    Washington DC

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as usual. It doesn't get any better!
  15. l

    luv2eat

    Houston

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cliff was our waiter. We request him when we go. He is so nice and attentive. Food was great. We dine here frequently and always enjoy.
  16. C

    Coastie

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience when dining at the Grotto. Service is always excellent and the food is beyond compelling and brings me back again and again.
  17. AM

    AndreaM

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Birthday fir granddaughter’s 4th bd
  18. AO

    AuraO

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess was amazing, very polite and super sweet. Made us feel so welcomed. The food was great! Wait staff was very attentive.
  19. ST

    STG3

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Doug, the manager, are by our table and we were able to share the amazing service by Marco and Felix. It was a great evening with yummy fresh food, cold cocktails and great service. Thank you! (PS we miss the Profiteroles eclairs!)
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Did the HRW lunch. Truly enjoyed it, especially for the portion you get from start to finish. Service was at time lacking but overall a very good experience.
  21. DS

    DonS

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience at Grotto’s. That’s why I keep coming back. Great food.
  22. TL

    TLee

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and atmosphere for my daughters 17th bday. Drinks and food was awesome as well as the waitstaff. Food came out as ordered, hot and fast
  23. CM

    CorrineM

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! The wine picked for our group was spot on. Thank you
  24. NK

    NKGlenn54

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my daughter, daughter-in-law, and 2 granddaughters, ages 7 and 4, for a special girls day out beginning with lunch at The Grotto and then to the theater. The food and service was excellent as always. Many thanks to the entire staff for taking the time to make my little granddaughters feel extra special! You made their day and their Mom and Mimi’s too. We loved the Grotto in The Woodlands and were sorry it closed, so it was nice to have lunch at this location. We’ll definitely be back.
  25. EL

    ErmaL

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    Was expecting good Italian Pasta which is a basic in any Italian restaurant but was hugely disappointed. Ordered spaghetti Vongole which was over cooked and had 4 mini dry clams in it. Starters were bland and poor presentation. Caprese salad had chunks of cheese and tomatoes with barely any dressing. Would not come here again!
  26. DS

    DonS

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service as always. Food was great
  27. CJ

    CindyJ

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Great service, wonderful food! We were so impressed!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was fantastic (I unfortunately don’t remember his name) Food was outstanding had the Houston Restaurant Week menu. Haven’t been here in ages as I moved to Katy but will definitely make a point to be back.
  29. BM

    BurgerMark

    Houston

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Scheduled a birthday dinner for my parents. Restaurant staff was very agreeable when I needed to move the reservation by 30 minutes. THANK YOU. We were seated immediately and the server took our drink orders. Throughout the meal, the server was FAST - quick to take empty plates, quick to refill waters, quick to bring the dessert menus, etc. At times this seemed a little pushy (hurry up and finish the meal), but it also felt like he was being attentive to our table, which was nice. The food was VERY VERY GOOD. My wife's linguini with clams had two closed clams (which means they were dead before cooking and shouldn't have been served), but otherwise excellent. My Chicken Francese dish was delicious, as well as my father's mahi mahi fish dish with shrimp. They comped one of our desserts for the birthday celebration. The meal was more expensive than I thought it would be, but not unreasonably so. Overall the meal met or exceeded my expectations and my parents enjoyed their birthday. Thumbs up!
  30. JH

    JamesH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Everything was great, except we didn't do our diligence to know that the Astros had a game at 1p on the day we were planning to have a lunch where we needed to visit. Everything was great, but the noise level was what you'd expect an hour before a MLB game across the street from the stadium.
  31. PT

    PortiaT

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good with excellent service. My server checked on us every 15 minutes to make sure we were taking care of. Grotto never fail me, I have been this Resturant many times and still is one of my favorite restaurants.
  32. E

    Edward

    Houston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and promptness along with a great waiter helped to make the dining experience and delightful one. I highly recommend Grotto for a fine meal and excellent service.
  33. CG

    CarlosG

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really good food, worth the price for the most part. Service during rushes can lack at times, but it’s understandable.
  34. J

    Jeff

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food, and exceptional service
  35. GS

    GayleS

    Houston

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tino and lupita are awesome…food is always consistent
  36. NJ

    gleeNJ

    New York Area

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food. Pasta Grotto was delicious Great service. Most staff very attentive. Lastly happy hour has a good selections of drinks. 😉
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The food was bland and not well flavored. Service was ok but I am not sure I would ever go back. Definitely catered to the older crowed…
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was wonderful and attentive!! Food was delicious!!
  39. GT

    GeorgeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and plenty of good quality food
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grotto never disappoints for a mid week date. The service is excellent, the food delicious and the ambiance cozy.

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

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You can order delivery directly from Grotto - Houston using the Order Online button. Grotto - Houston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 622-3663.

Grotto - Houston is rated 4.7 stars by 1892 OpenTable diners.

Grotto - Houston 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 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Grotto - Houston

4715 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77027

Additional information

  • Cross street

    610

  • Neighborhood

    Galleria / Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 622-3663

  • Private party facilities

    We can host luncheons, dinner parties, cocktail receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and more. Our private rooms can accommodate parties of 10-25, 35-60 or both rooms combined for up to 100 guests. Customized menus available, call our Private Events Coordinator for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Tammy Nelson Garcia: (713) 622-3663

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