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Grotto

37 Bowdoin St, Boston, MA 02114-4201 (Beacon Hill)
(617) 227-3434
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Ranked #75 of 2,819 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Cambridge
Transit: T Stops are Park and Government Center.
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English first
Dalry, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Food is excellent, especially the garlic & truffle soup which is to die for. The nice decor and good background music make it a pleasant venue for a romantic dinner :-) I would go again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

One of the best meals I have had in Boston! If you are foodie then this restaurant is worth straying off the beaten path to find. The staff is attentive and experienced, and the room, while small, feels more intimate than crowded. The food is prepared to order perfectly! They also have gluten free options for their dishes.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you're looking for great ambiance and good food head over to Grotto. Located in the Beacon Hill area this quaint restaurant is where to go if you don't want to deal with the crowds in the North End. For $38, you get a 3 course meal [you have to try the bolognese, it's amazing!] that can't be beat. I... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Food was really good. Takes a while for you eyes to adjust to the low level lighting but makes for an intimate quaint restaurant. All round good place.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We ate dinner at this restaurant and it was delicious. The restaurant was packed, but the service was fast. I had the grilled calamari as part of the pre fix menu along with the scallops. I would go back to this restaurant if I ever go back to Boston.

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Bristow, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

For $38, you get a pretty good 3-course meal. I ordered the beef tenderloin, and it was overcooked. However, my risotto was delicious, and my husband's scallop ravioli was amazing. I had the lemon/raspberry panna cotta, and it was the best part of the meal. (Not to say the rest were bad, but the panna cotta was delish!) The service... More

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Best little italian restaurant, don't let the dark ambiance scare you. Try the scallops ravioli it's mind blowing, really! Only 33$ for a 3 course meal!

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Plano, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Good food, service and atmosphere. Not the best Italian I have had but good. Great wine list if they have it in stock. Tried to order a few different bottles but they were constantly out. Make reservations or be prepared to wait.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Beacon Hill has many good restaurants and Grotto is an underground gem. It was a perfect place to spend a rainy summer evening. Cozy and inviting. Service was good and the food was excellent. We were a group of 5 and all loved our meals. 3 courses for $38 was a value for a Boston restaurant with such high quality... More

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Surf City, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We very much enjoyed our meal, and sampled the appetizers, entrees, and dessert. The pans cotta was exquisite and a light end to a very filling meal.

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