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R Grotto Ristorante

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Italian, American, Bar, Pizza & 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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: R. Good Food R. Good Friends R. Good Atmosphere Dine in, Carry out...
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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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Affordable and good food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Steve C
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Ottawa, Illinois, United States
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ottawa, Illinois, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

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Ottawa, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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 

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Ottawa, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

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STREATOR
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

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Northwestern Ohio
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141 reviews 141 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

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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156 reviews 156 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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: Italian, American, Bar, Pizza & Pasta

Description

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
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?