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Grotto Ristorante

San Luis Resort, 5222 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
+1 409-740-8605
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal” (14 reviews)
“pizza” (28 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 22:00All hours
Pizza, Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
San Luis Resort, 5222 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a hotel restaurant, this had very good food. We ate here twice during our recent stay, not only because it was too cold to walk anywhere else, but also because it was so good. I had the veal the first night and it was...More

Thank laurae
Reviewed 16 December 2017

We love the Grotto as it offers many choices from wood fired pizza to pastas to complex Italian dishes. Also, the Sunday night family style special of Fried Chicken and Pasta is a great deal-great value also. My favorite is the Chopino. which is assorted...More

Thank billstl2017
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Although my wife and I had eaten there a few times before (good pasta dishes), this year on Thanksgiving Day we stopped into the San Louis Resort for cocktails. We first went to their Stake House Bar but found it had been turned into a...More

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Hosted a family dinner night before Thanksgiving. Service was not up to par. Although we had reservations, we were first taken to a table that was not adequate for 5 people to eat comfortably. We were able to get another table right away. Our drink...More

Thank jsgelardi2016
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Very romantic restaurant. Great service and very good Italian food. They have a wonderful wine list and amazing deserts as well. We went back several times and really enjoyed ourselfs.

Thank Jutta P
Reviewed 19 November 2017

The Grotto Ristorante was our choice for dinner. The entrees were tasty with a good presentation. The restaurant has a nice view of the gulf but was crowded and noisy. The service was very good and not intrusive. A good choice for dinner, but not...More

Thank adventurer1234
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Very romantic. Located inside the San Luis, it's very quiet with great Italian fare. Wine was a generous pour and service very good. Could have been a "5". But, I decided to try the quail. To be fair, the waitress noted that it was not...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We had dinner at the Grotto at the San Luis in Galveston on Sept. 22, 2017. Thomas Musquiz ensured that we had great service, was aware of food offered and made sure we had an enjoyable meal including our table location. Our server Richard Marler...More

Thank montgomerygerald
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Family came in from San Antonio, so I decided to take to my favorite Italian restaurant on the island. So many options from the pizza to the pasta! Even the dessert was had to choose from! From the cassata to tiramisu. Josh was on top...More

Thank Lauren A
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We have visited several of the finer dining restaurants on the Island including the Steak House at the San Luis and we decided to give the Grotto a try. Our waiter was impersonal and made us feel that we had to rush through dinner. This...More

Thank DougandDebB
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Luis Resort, 5222 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-740-8605
  • This restaurant is at The San Luis Resort
Inspired by classic Southern Italian cooking, Galveston's newest Italian restaurant Grotto features delicious veal, chicken, seafood and house made pastas. Grotto's food and breath-taking décor are complimented by beachside views in Galveston Island's premiere resort and hotel. 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 restaurant in Galveston for Italian dining.
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