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La Griglia - Houston

4.7
4.7
2137 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
With a lively, festive atmosphere, La Griglia offers guests a delicious display of authentic Italian dining. Colorful Italian murals & busy mosaics provide a playful ambiance, while fresh fish, creative pastas, chicken, beef & fresh vegetables tempt guests with an array of fabulous choices. With inventive cuisine, attentive service & a casual, energetic atmosphere, it’s easy to see why La Griglia is one of Houston’s most popular restaurants.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 526-4700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    We pride ourselves on tailoring the perfect menu for your special event. Please call Brandon Busch at 713-526-4700 for more information on catering.

  • Private party facilities

    With a lively, festive atmosphere that’s reminiscent of a neighborhood trattoria, La Griglia offers guests a delicious display of authentic Italian dining, complete with colorful Italian murals and artful cuisine. Host your next event at La Griglia and make it an evening to remember.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (877) 677-5325

  • Neighborhood

    River Oaks

  • Cross street

    Shepherd

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,137 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LH

    LightHoney

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drink & service were superior!
  2. F

    Fedlaw

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Cole at the bar is amazing. Professional, courteous, funny and very attentive. Does a great job every time.
  3. HQ

    HeribertoQ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Service: very poor. Food: awful. Ambient: extremely noisy.
  4. s

    steve

    Houston

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience3
    Service was erratic. Our waiter did not pay attention to us. Other waiters came by but no one was in charge. No cookies with coffee
  5. JR

    JeanR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are always great! Neighborhood atmosphere.
  6. CW

    CathyW

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Great service and very comfortable.
  7. LI

    LILIANAP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best restaurants in Houston. Definitely we are going to come back for another celebration.
  8. H

    Henry

    Orlando

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Service is cordial, prompt and attentive. The food is good but not spectacular; nothing to remember particularly. Noise is very high and its impossible to have a normal conversation unless you shout. Tables are very close to each other and it's cumbersome to get in and out of your chair.
  9. S

    Suauma

    Orlando

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting Houston and found La Griglia by chance. It was outstanding! Food was excellent! Service was the best! La Griglia must be one of the best if not the best Italian restaurant in Houston. We will recommend it to anybody coming to Houston.
  10. c

    cal52216

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A standard for great food and service. Never missed a beat
  11. HW

    HammerWilliams

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the complimentary cake for our birthday girl!
  12. w

    wendio

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the food, service and ambiance of this superb restaurant. I highly recommend. The salads, pizza/bread, fish, biscotti. Everything is excellent!!
  13. SK

    ScottK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good. Service was prompt, courteous and helpful. We will definitely go there again.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Despite being seated near waiter/busboy station, with servers and bus boys hovering around my table looking at other tables, I had to flag down a server a couple of times after waiting and had to order a drink twice. There seemed to be confusion on who was handling my table
  15. G

    Goodie

    Houston

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were heading to the theater and forewarned the staff. It took them awhile to get the orders and deliver the food. The restaurant is known for the wonderful free appetizers and dessert baskets. They were running behind and did not bring the dessert basket sir even to refill the appetizer baskets. Overall, we had a good dinner and a nice visit
  16. F

    Foodie

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    We came here a birthday. I asked the hostess to let our server know about the birthday and requested the Italian wedding cake. She said they were out of it, but I saw it on another table later on. Our server was very short with us at times and when he brought the check he just literally tossed it on the table and walked off. The food was decent but the service was not the best. This restaurant is past its prime, and the only reason I come back is for the Italian wedding cake (aka strawberry ricotta cake).
  17. CM

    CandiceM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious and great ambience. Went with my son to celebrate my birthday. Great food, service, and ambiance. A Houston classic.
  18. P

    1Paddy

    Glasgow

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service here is wonderful. We felt Like we were being spoiled.
  19. JA

    JAMESB

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still the best in place Houston-like dining with family
  20. K

    Kathy

    Houston

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food, wine and service. Will definitely be back!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. Would definitely go back
  22. LF

    LindseyF

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Really enjoyed the food! Great Italian food and excellent service! It was fairly loud. I can overlook the noise for the great food quality.
  23. KR

    KayR

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    The tuna tartar had way too much soy. You couldn’t taste the ginger or the tuna.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We so enjoyed our dinner celebrating Becky’s birthday Food & service were excellent as always.
  25. MM

    MarkM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Will be back soon.
  26. RP

    RayP

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall good dining experience. It took a awhile for waiter to take order. No bread offerings. Once they got going staff was attentive. Also seating could’ve been more spread out. It was Sunday evening not a big crowd. Food was good and fresh. Party of 8.
  27. MH

    MichaelH

    Houston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening! Food never disappoints!
  28. r

    rocket08

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Great food and menu offerings ! Dress was supposed to be business casual but there were about half the guest wearing shorts and even some in women in cutoff shorts and sandals. Because the food was good the place was very crowded and noisy which was a little more like Chili's. Overall I would recommend going there just be prepared for a Chili's-like atmosphere. The wait staff was excellent also !
  29. JD

    JohnD

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience3
    Services was very sporadic. Unusual for them. Did not look like it was any more crowded than normal. This is a special place for us for many years. Felt less special on this night.
  30. S

    Shane

    Houston

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Overall mediocre. Exceptionally quick service, but the food lacked any verve or passion. Seemed overpriced for the quality of the meal.
  31. JP

    JPAC

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great Restaurant Weeks menu. Fish tasted fresh and prepared nicely with risotto and veggies. The lemon meringue pie filling was nice, but too much marshmallow cream?piled on top. Get the bread pudding instead. Dessert portions are shareable. Nice atmosphere.
  32. LM

    LeslieM

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    We are fans of this place but this time we’re disappointed. The service was slow. Although the drinks were good all the food was too salty. We were seated too close to a very loud table where people were invading my personal space. Probably our last visit.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was great. Server seemed new to the job. Several items overlooked .overall good experience.
  34. AG

    ArthurG

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We had a reservation for 8:45pm. When we arrived there was no valet in sight although there was a huge VALET HERE sign. We walked in and we were seated outside in the front patio. It was dark, There were no lit candles in the candle holders. The waiter never came out after sitting there for 30 minutes. We just walked out and went to Flora. They were full but made arrangements for us to be served and we had an amazing time!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great service, and beautiful restaurant.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our favorite places in Houston! Our waiter and his team were outstanding- very nice experience. The special was Snapper and it was great! We had reservations and were seated as soon as we arrived. Valet was quick to park and return car. A go to for us when we have people in from out of town:)
  37. r

    rmr704

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The food was good. The ambiance was good. The service was a little slow.
  38. A

    Alimentari

    Houston

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the meal was five star! The service, the food, the ambiance were just fantastic. My only feedback is it would have been nice to have a coffee spoon with my cappuccino.
  39. G

    Guilcajun

    Houston

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Always a pleasure….😍#houstonrestaurantweek #doingourpart
  40. KR

    KRSlim

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    It's been years since we were at La Griglia, and I didn't remember it being so loud. Maybe I'm just getting older. Server never introduced himself, which was disappointing given the level of this resturant. We did order from the HRW offerings so maybe that impacted the service? The food was excellent, but there are better overall options at this pricepoint in Houston

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 La Griglia - Houston using the Order Online button. La Griglia - Houston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 526-4700.

La Griglia - Houston is rated 4.7 stars by 2137 OpenTable diners.

La Griglia - 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 42 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for La Griglia - Houston

2002 West Gray, Houston, TX 77019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Shepherd

  • Neighborhood

    River Oaks

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 526-4700

  • Catering

    We pride ourselves on tailoring the perfect menu for your special event. Please call Brandon Busch at 713-526-4700 for more information on catering.

  • Private party facilities

    With a lively, festive atmosphere that’s reminiscent of a neighborhood trattoria, La Griglia offers guests a delicious display of authentic Italian dining, complete with colorful Italian murals and artful cuisine. Host your next event at La Griglia and make it an evening to remember.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (877) 677-5325

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