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R Grotto Ristorante

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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: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: R. Good Food
R. Good Friends
R. Good Atmosphere

Dine in, Carry out, Delivery,...
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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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    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
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
PAB62441
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Ottawa, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I meet my friends here for a beer & some great pizza. They have big private booths. There is a lot of variety on the menu and its all good & affordable. I've been there 6 or more times and they've always been good experiences

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Thank MMNMarseilles
La Salle, Illinois
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I love R Grotto. Everything I have tried is really good. Pizza, garlic nuggets, pasta...you can't go wrong no matter what you eat.

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Thank Burklebees
Ottawa, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

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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 via mobile

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 

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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 via mobile

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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Thank Steve C
Ottawa, Illinois
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136 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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2 Thank AnnaNJohnny
Ottawa, Illinois
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31 reviews
26 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 

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4 Thank Shanny53
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 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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2 Thank MELINDA W
Northwestern Ohio
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210 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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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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 

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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, Pizza, American, Bar, Pub

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?