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Grotto - Houston

4.7
4.7
1873 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 p.m.


Booked 25 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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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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. TL

    TLee

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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
  2. CM

    CorrineM

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    NKGlenn54

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  4. EL

    ErmaL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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!
  5. DS

    DonS

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    CindyJ

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Great service, wonderful food! We were so impressed!
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. PT

    PortiaT

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. J

    Jeff

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food, and exceptional service
  14. 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
  15. NJ

    gleeNJ

    New York Area

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 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. 😉
  16. 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…
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

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

    GeorgeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and plenty of good quality food
  19. 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.
  20. T

    Teguh

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice dinner with great service ! This was our 4th dinner in Grotto anyway
  21. AM

    AnaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I got pasta and although the flavor was good, the noodles were undercooked and the seafood was way over over cooked. The shrimp was rubbery. They also tried to charge most of the party for an extra drink when most drank one and one didn’t drink at all. They asked her FOUR times about her bill. She was the only one who didn’t drink. The thing is, it was already expensive, we already had gratuity added and we were already going to tip, but they were trying to add extra items to the bills. I do think it was just an off night for them. I wouldn’t not recommend grotto to someone else, but I wouldn’t recommend them either. What really got me was asking my friend four times about her bill.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthdays for 3 women
  23. KP

    KarenP

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place NEVER dissapoints!! The manager is on the floor checking with people and welcoming them. Food is over the top, both presentation and taste. My go-to to impress!
  24. IS

    IsraelS

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, amazing food - meatballs rock! - and relaxing environment.
  25. CR

    CarrieR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    It was entirely too warm in the dining room to enjoy the evening. We asked the waiter to look into this, with no follow up. In addition, it never got cooler.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambience was really good
  27. GS

    GayleS

    Houston

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and so was Tino and Lupita
  28. C

    Classy

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always a delight to enjoy such a pleasant venue with superb staffing. Teodoro, Guadalupe and management are welcoming and go above and beyond to make the customer feel appreciated. It is not easy these days to provide the same quality of food as in the past which is sad. The shrimp in my dish were almost too tiny to identify. Customer service made up for it however. A courteous staff is essential. Kudos to Callum and his kind staff. Can’t wait to return.
  29. a

    airiveroll

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Años de ser clientes de Grotto, desde la ubicación anterior. Ahora se siente el lugar con bajo mantenimiento. El servicio de bar muy lento.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great as always. Food delicious as well. A great place no matter the occasion!
  31. j

    jani1004

    Houston

    63 reviews

    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The Grotto is very consistent. The food is hit and miss (lasagna among the best, salads below average....watery, wilted, flavorless) Service is great most of the time, but as you get busier, it gets more sporadic and we have to search for our waiter. Noise levels are terrible - you have to shout to be heard across a small table. This has been this way for years. I'll be surprised if my review makes any difference.
  32. KH

    KathyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easy location, no issue with parking. The service and food was great.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely loved it. The service was excellent. The waiter was very attentive and helpful. The food was quick and wonderful. Definitely will return
  34. DB

    DeborahB

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the food and the staff!
  35. DS

    DonS

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience as always.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for booze and spaghetti
  37. m

    michelles

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Rafael was outstanding!! We always have great service, but he took very good care of us. My husband had the special Veal dish and it was awesome!! Never had a bad experience here. Great family dinner. Thank you!
  38. MG

    MikeG

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Good not as great as in the past. Pizza good. Veal dry and fish just ok. Little disappointed. Bern a patron fir many years. Service excellent.
  39. l

    luv2eat

    Houston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cliff was our waiter. He is the best. Always friendly and very attentive. Food is always good. We dine here frequently and will definitely return.
  40. SB

    SuzanneB

    Houston

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat in the bar for a few cocktails during Happy Hour. I had a Peach Bellini. Delicious and inexpensive during HH. This is a place to go for HH. Sat in the dinning room for dinner. We decided to have 3 items and share. We ordered a pizza and chicken Parmesan and mostaccioli. All were so great. Our servers were so friendly and attentive. We love this place and it’s great for lunch or dinner or Happy Hour.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 1873 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 p.m.


Booked 25 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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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