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Grotto - Houston

4.7
4.7
1942 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 37 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 11:00 am–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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What 1,942 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. GG

    GracielaG

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Reservation was for 7:45. We arrived 5 minutes early and were seated promptly. Attentive wait staff. Delicious meal.
  2. DE

    DrEd

    Houston

    107 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We like the Grotto and it is a very good Restaurant and we like the overall atmosphere and the Service is always outstanding.
  3. GS

    GayleS

    Houston

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was awesome!
  4. EM

    ElizabethM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Thanksgiving and while thanksgiving food isn’t my style usually, Grotto did a great job with the food, it was so good and the sweet potato gelato is now one of my favorite desserts of all time!
  5. i

    igorg

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    went for thanksgiving, drinks were good and dinner was decent, wish they had stuffing and sweet potato though! the Italian food they have looked great, didn't taste it but saw others that ordered and look tasty. nice environment and parking in front
  6. PF

    PeterF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was amazing.. treated us like family and waited on us with just the right amount of attention. Everything was perfect but the waitstaff really made it .. especially Marco our waiter he was fun and so attentive. A consummate professional.
  7. d

    daniels

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good tasty food, very friendly staff, big portions A nice thanksgiving meal
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiters!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was fantastic! Very accommodating to our food allergies and customized to our taste! Food was fantastic and price was fair! Definitely recommend
  10. P

    Prithvi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the finest upscale restaurant in Houston. Everything from the food to the ambience to the service was top notch. Perfect to celebrate a special event and has a bar as well for people who like to come relax after a long day at work.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Quality has gone down. Salads were totally acidic, like the vinaigrette consisted of vinegar only. Noise level was good for a change as we went there early
  12. JM

    JohnM

    Houston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Armando provided excellent service for our group. Everyone enjoyed their meal selection. All in all a great evening.
  13. NA

    NAM47

    Houston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We like lunches at Grptto whenever we are in the area.
  14. K

    Keith

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the server who made excellent recommendations
  15. TW

    TiffanieW

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    The atmosphere and food was amazing . However my server kept kissing my friend and I and the face and even grabbed my friend by the waist and kept telling her how beautiful she was. A compliment is one thing but he took it to another level and was extremely inappropriate.
  16. GS

    GayleS

    Houston

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tino and Lupita are awesome! Food was great!
  17. MM

    MartieMartie

    Houston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always worth the trip for the pizza. No one else serves it with such thin crust! And I'm always happy when they have lemon sorbet for dessert. Lovely restaurant, great staff -- wonderful atmosphere in which to eat a delicious meal!
  18. MW

    MikeW

    Houston

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food is good but does not seem as good as it used to be. Portions are generous.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fabulous and really felt like he took care of all our needs. 10/10 would go back for the service alone, the food being exceptional was just a bonus. Cheers.
  20. JV

    JamieV

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Staff was amazing but I was not impressed at all. Then wine list is okay but not amazing. Don’t expect to have an out of this world meal. I feel like I’ve had better.
  21. WJ

    WayneJ

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice ambience within the restaurant. Enjoyed the food.
  22. JL

    JoshL

    Houston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Extensive wine list, too. Fun spot for a fancy dinner with a business casual feel.
  23. BM

    BusyMom05

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you’re looking for authentic-tasting Italian served within a beautiful atmosphere that feels special immediately upon walking through the door and the food served by the most graciously pleasant waitstaff…LOOK NO FURTHER!! This is the place!!! We loved everything about our experience from beginning to end!! We will definitely be back!!!
  24. JW

    JoannaW

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner at Grotto was delicious and Rafael gave us amazing service!
  25. GS

    GayleS

    Houston

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great!
  26. MB

    MB550

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal with top service. Excellent staff.
  27. MB

    MaryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite spots in Houston-quality all the time!
  28. TH

    TammyH

    Houston

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Grotto never fails to deliver ~~ great food, well prepared and professional service.
  29. PR

    PhilippeR

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Disgusting !
  30. E

    Elisaw

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our first time there. Loved the detailed service to replenish hot crusty bread, made sure we understood menu options, cleaned out crumbs and replenished plates several time. A group of wait staff even sang birthday song as they brought out our birthday cake. They made it a memorable pleasant special birthday!!
  31. CG

    CarolynG

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The original Grotto is one of my favorite places for many many years. Grotto has fabulous food as well as friendly service and is simply a great gathering spot to have a great meal with friends or family. The pizzas are really good and it is also fun to sit at the bar!!!!!!!!!! Just sayin'
  32. UM

    UM01

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Far to be an Italian restaurant in terms of food. Not even the pizza was good.
  33. LK

    LeslieK

    Houston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eating at Grotto’s is always a solid and consistent choice. The severs have been there for many years and all work together well. The food is always what you’d expect. We will continue to eat there whenever possible
  34. l

    lovetoeat

    Houston

    197 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    197 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    From the time you walk in, the manager provides outstanding customer service. The business lunch is very good. I had the grotto salad, the chicken, and chocolate cake. All were very good. The server Armando did an outstanding job of providing exceptional customer service.
  35. FD

    FoodieDR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service like always! Would recommend to everyone who lives good food and fantastic service.
  36. MT

    MThreeZeroto167

    Washington DC

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as usual.
  37. JA

    JoAnn

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my cousin is visiting from California, so i decided to take her here to the grotto. we had a wonderful meal, she absolutely loved the restaurant. Service was perfect, as was our food.
  38. ML

    MattL

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service!
  39. DA

    DanielleA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great environment, great food! Will be back
  40. BD

    BigDaddy

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great Service Food and ambience! Loved our meal!

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 - 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 1942 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 37 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 11:00 am–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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