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R Grotto Ristorante

Pizza, Italian, American, Bar, Pub, Pasta
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710 Lasalle Street, Ottawa, IL
+1 815-431-1100
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

R. Good Food

R. Good Friends

R. Good...

R. Good Food

R. Good Friends

R. Good Atmosphere

Dine in, Carry out, Delivery, Catering, Reservations, Large groups

Call us for any occasion!

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner after some shopping downtown

Has bar area, nice booths, beer, good pizza and nuggets with marinara sauce, large menu of sandwiches and pasta dishes, wait staff very nice, we enjoy our stops here

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Ottawa, Illinois
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Ottawa, Illinois
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Has bar area, nice booths, beer, good pizza and nuggets with marinara sauce, large menu of sandwiches and pasta dishes, wait staff very nice, we enjoy our stops here

Thank PAB62441
Seneca, Illinois
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Really the only reason we go here is for the r grotto nuggets...yumm. This time we chose to get it delivered. It took me 10 min just to get the call through. From start to finish I was on hold 4 times. Two of those were right in the middle of my order. The delivery took 55 minutes. I will... More 

Thank rachelle115
Ottawa, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You would be hard pressed to find a better value and the food is always real good. The service is always good although there is always a new crop of waitresses all the time. Monday night is the pizza special night and the thick crust is good and very filling. The family always is up for it when I say... More 

Thank Steve C
Ottawa, Illinois
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126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My hubby and I joined some friends for some Pre-Lenten festivities. I shared a pizza with a few other people, ordering a thin crust cheese pizza because I was giving up cheese for Lent. When the pizza came it was thick crust which I cannot eat because it's just a little too heavy for me to eat. The server apologized... More 

2 Thank AnnaNJohnny
Ottawa, Illinois
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

R Grotto offers a good menu specializing primarily in pizza and Italian dishes. The restaurant is large enough so that seating is rarely a problem. Patrons tend to favor families and high school kids although there are certainly seniors there as well. Service is good as well as the menu selections. Portions are large and the prices very fair. Excellent... More 

4 Thank Shanny53
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We like eating here, but the hostess ALWAYS tries to seat us in the front of the restaurant that is LOUD, crowded, busy, and has HARD wooden chairs. She always gets annoyed when we ask to sit in the back where there are (HELLO) comfortable booths that are not in the freezing zone (when customers come in the front door).... More 

Northwestern Ohio
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204 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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 

Thank nitroliz
Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

1 Thank value-one
Earlville, Illinois
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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!

Thank Kari B
Charleston, South Carolina
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 710 Lasalle Street, Ottawa, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 815-431-1100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian, American, Bar, Pub, Pasta


R. Good Food

R. Good Friends

R. Good Atmosphere

Dine in, Carry out, Delivery, Catering, Reservations, Large groups

Call us for any occasion!

Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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