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Grotto

Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Golden Nugget Huron & Brigantine Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401
+1 609-441-8475
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Ranked #77 of 347 restaurants in Atlantic City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Huron Ave. & Brigantine Blvd.
Description: Inspired by classic Southern Italian cooking, Grotto features delicious veal, chicken, seafood and pastas. The breathtaking decor 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 Atlantic City location for Italian dining.
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New York, NY
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was my second time at Grotto AC and the food and service is always great. They have something for everyone and don't over or under season their food. If you can save room for dessert do try, the cart they pull up to your table is hard to resist.

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Columbia, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Stopping by the Golden Nugget, we craved Italian for lunch. Grotto was the perfect choice! Tasty Bolognese and Tomato basil soup! The only downside was one server working the entire floor, so when a few other patrons arrived, he was stretched too thin to attend to us in a timely manner. Assuming the service is better during prime time hours,... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Food was delicious and I actually enjoyed my mango martini. The bread was soft the next day! I had the spicy penne with grilled chicken. Yummy despite peas having to be shelled out (I hate peas). Calamari was great and the waiter was nice.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

He had the half chicken...awesome. I had the grilled salmon...terrific. We haven't had service this good in a long time. attentive staff all around. Even the kitchen crew/chef will ask how your meal is! Will come back...

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I are staying at the golden nugget currently and I just couldnt wait to write this review. We visited the grotto tonight after we found out Lillie's was "closed for inclement weather" after the snow we got today. We arrived a little before 5pm, and found that the grotto had a happy hour in the bar until... More

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Sussex, New Jersey
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96 reviews 96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We had a great meal at the Grotto, on a cold, rainy night. We went into the Golden Nugget to try our luck and found the Grotto, behind one of their Great Bars. Our server, Anthony, was a rare treat, who introduced himself, then asked our names and a night of intense attention to service began. He suggested an appetizer,... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I ducked in to get a quick bite and a drink or two, before playing in poker tournament at 6:15. Bar service was very slow. After standing for 5 minutes at bar with no acknowledgement, a seat opened and I sat down. Another over 5 minutes passed before bartender gave me an "I'll be right with you" and then finally... More

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Atlantic City
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

A restaurant amidst the casino floor...you go to AC for the casinos and restaurants....this is the place...amidst the excitement and clamor of the casino is fine food and service at real prices and excellent service. A casino atmosphere...and great food....isn't that why you came....don't miss this place....very satisfying without astronomical prices....quality and a good time !

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I didn't want to bother dining in so I decided to order food to take-out back to my room. The hostess was friendly and helpful, and the bartender was also helpful while ringing up the check. As for the food, I got the standard spaghetti marinara, which was good but I expected it to taste better. TIP: In addition to... More

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Cooperstown
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116 reviews 116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I'm a great fan of this dish and this was exceptionally good. Plenty of clams, in a shell and chopped, with great garlic taste. After a days drive it was perfect. Some good bread to sop up the broth would have been nice but I still loved the dish.

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