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Grotto Ristorante

#70 of 7,082 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
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Beaumont, Texas
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a second time to eat here and both times were great. We ate out side on the patio and food and service were great. This is a wonderful place for Italian food. A slight improvement could be done with the Grotto salad. I thought it would have more olives and other items to complete the chopped lettuce. Wife... More 

Thank Iflyfish28
Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disaster with upbeats. Antipasti was fabulous. Asked for seafood pescatore was delivered vodka sauce. Blind diner kept saying it did not seem right. I was assured it was. Finally I just could not eat and asked again. At last they told me what was delivered. Offered redo. as kitchen had closed I just was glad I had antipasti. Best advise... More 

Thank Paulette P
Destin, Fl
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139 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant, good menu, wines by the glass, good food and service, close to the Galleria Mall, enjoyed our visit

Thank Ben1013
California, United States
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Went here for lunch with two co-workers. Nice atmosphere and waiter was very friendly. Enjoyed fresh bread and also a great grilled shrimp with risotto. Excellent food and good service.

Thank ShireenH368
Houston, Texas
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

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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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 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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247 reviews
136 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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335 reviews
148 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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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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470 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 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 

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?