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Grotto Ristorante

#67 of 7,050 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Great Uptown
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4715 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027-4717 (610)
+1 713-622-3663
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ravioli with Gorgonzola and Bosc Pear is terrific, they have the best tomato basil soup in the city and my wife veal was terrific, accompanied by a nice bottle of Pinot Noir from the Russian River we had a very nice meal, the desert cart is very tempting indeed we succumbed to a Banana cream pie and a chocolate... More 

Thank LDA947
Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice dinner at Grotto. Excellent food and the service was great as always. We love this restaurant. Go several times a month.

Thank red1990
Spring, Texas
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246 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We had supper about 6:30 pm on a Saturday without reservations. The menu offers a wide variety of traditional Italian dishes for any taste. A great wine list is available if you wish. The service is excellent, prompt and very courteous. Prices are very reasonable and competitive for the area. The decor is very warm and tasteful. You will certainly... More 

Thank Gumgrove
Houston, Texas
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327 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

When Fertita took this over I was worried that the quality would plummet, but it hasn't. This is one of the most consistent kitchens in Houston. A broad selection of Italian dishes, ranging from pastas to meat to seafood, is all good. Love the pizza bread they serve for free before the meal. It can get quite loud, but that... More 

Thank davemh333
Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I have been there couple of time with my coworkers in big meetings. Severs are not friendly but the food was OK. Lunch time parking can be a challenge.

Thank SomeDudeFromHouston
Chicago, Illinois
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469 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Held a large group dinner in a private room. The space was very nicely suited to our group, and the service was very good. This was only my second time dining at Grotto. Food is generally very good - meatball appetizer was by far the group's favorite. Steaks were not cooked properly for a few in our group, and the... More 

Thank Love2Travel26x2
Richmond, Texas
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We had reservation for 6:30. We were seated right away. Warm and friendly greeting. Cocktails were to our taste. Three of the four of us had the seafood pasta. It was good with generous portion. My wife had the salmon special which she enjoyed The salmon was overpriced for the small piece of salmon they served.

Thank cshedd1
Curitiba, PR
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent seafood, a wonderful ambience and great service! The location is perfect nearby the Galleria and whatever you pick is certainly of a good quality. The lobster bisque is simply marvelous!

Thank Mitsumi
Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had a family dinner at Grotto Ristorante and it was wonderful. The food is great, especially the antipasto. With an extensive wine list and good service, the evening was a real success. It is a loud restaurant but not overpowering.

Thank Richard F
Houston, Texas
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

A place where I've frequented...and enjoyed...many times, came up short on today's visit. Don't know what is happening at Grotto, but it was more than an occasional slip-up. Nothing worse than raw meat that isn't supposed to be raw...except having it returned burnt to a crisp! The waiters response was disappointing, as well. The manager made it right in the... More 

Thank Herb B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4715 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027-4717
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Great Uptown
  • Neighbourhood: Great Uptown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-622-3663
Inspired by classic Southern Italian cooking, Grotto features delicious veal, chicken, seafood and house made pastas – the signature Osso Bucco is not to be missed! The breath-taking 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?