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R Grotto Ristorante

710 Lasalle Street, Ottawa, IL
815 431 1100
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Ranked #20 of 78 Restaurants in Ottawa
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Ottawa, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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149 reviews 149 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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11 reviews 11 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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Additional Information about R Grotto Ristorante

Address: 710 Lasalle Street, Ottawa, IL
Phone Number: 815 431 1100
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 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 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Italian

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