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Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Golden Nugget Huron & Brigantine Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401
+1 609-441-8475
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Ranked #79 of 352 Restaurants in Atlantic City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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82% Recommend
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New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Let me start by saying I ate here at the end of last year. At that time, the food was decent, as was the service. Not having a bad first experience, our party of five decided to eat there again. We will never be back. When our appetizers arrived, my daughter's was not made the way she had asked. The... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went to the Grotto at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City with 3 other couples. Good service and very good food. However, the lasagna entree ($18) was tiny. It was probably 4" square and very thin at 1/2 ". It could not have weighed 4 oz. When the manager was told, she apologized, saying that was the corporate specification. She... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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307 reviews 307 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Excellent Italian food at reasonable prices! Our party of 4 started with the Italian salad from the family style menu. It was delicious (cheese, pickled peppers, olives, mixed greens) and huge, as we could not finish it. Our entrees, from the regular menu, were also large (no one finished their meals) and very good. We tried rigatoni with meat sauce,... More

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Marlton, New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have been to Grotto in the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City numerous times and each time the dinner and service has been excellent. I would recommend the Ziti with meatballs in meat sauce(meatballs are fabulous) and chicken francaise although everything there has been very good. They do have some family size offerings which are great for the salad and... More

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New York, NY
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
63 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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