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R Grotto Ristorante

710 Lasalle Street, Ottawa, IL
815 431 1100
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Ranked #19 of 76 restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 27, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Northwestern Ohio
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112 reviews 112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We saw mixed reviews but liked the items on the menu, so decided to give it a try. Very nice restaurant with a casual but romantic atmosphere (i.e. some people were families at big tables, others were in private booths like us). Took another Tripadvisor's advice and got the bread nuggets. they were fantastic and there were a TON of... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We held an after graduation dinner and after a dubious start, the evening was a success. We had made reservations a month in advance and when we arrived they had no record of the reservation. After some discussion with the manager, a table for 12 was quickly arranged. After we were seated everything was great. We started out with Garlic... More

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Earlville, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

When you go, you must order the garlic nuggets. They are the best and cheap! The pizza is HUGE. One piece and I'm always full. Good atmosphere!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Came here for a quick dinner while visiting family. Had a buffalo chicken salad, and it was awful. A huge bowl of cut up iceberg lettuce with some raw onion rings, couple slices of pepper and cold grilled chicken. My husband had chicken Parmesan. The serving was so huge it put him off, but it was also bland. Zero flavor.... More

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Ottawa, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Tasty garlic bread nuggets. Average pasta dishes. Best known for their pizza. Fair pricing. Good family atmosphere. Small bar is a totally separate room, almost unnoticeable.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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120 reviews 120 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

As deep dish pizza goes they do an excellent job. The crust is thick and doughy but not oily and the toppings are good. The service was nothing special nor was it really welcoming. I had the Clams over Angel Hair for an entrée and I was not all that impressed. It was not bad but lacked flavor and the... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

If you like Deep-dish Pizza this is the place to be!You also have to try the Nuggets.. They are awesome!

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Marseilles, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The garlic bread nuggets with Parmesan are to die for. The pizza is pretty tasty as well and they have a lot of 'specialty' pizzas, if you're into that kind of thing. They have a bar but not much in the way of specialty drinks, which is a bit disappointing, since I don't like beer. The salads are terrible but... More

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Ottawa, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Good pasta, not fantastic, but good.....the pizza is good, again not fantastic.... The beer has a decent selection, not awesome but one of the better restaurants in town. Good food, good price, a win any day of the week for any occasion and or group...

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

Menu has enough variety to please anyone. Pasta is average. Not a lot of spice. Pizza is good but not the best in town. Salads are average. Bar is ample with enough beers and wine. Service is the downfall. Hit or miss. Younger wait staff shows. Bathrooms are not the cleanest. Good place for a young family since it is... More

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