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“Overprice and small portions” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Grotto

Grotto
Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Golden Nugget Huron & Brigantine Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401
+1 609-441-8475
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Ranked #78 of 347 restaurants in Atlantic City
Price range: $15 - $30
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Huron Ave. & Brigantine Blvd.
Description: Inspired by classic Southern Italian cooking, Grotto features delicious veal, chicken, seafood and pastas. The breathtaking decor features spectacular hand-blown glass chandeliers, whimsical murals and custom made polished iron scrollwork. Wine connoisseurs will be impressed with the extensive collection of Italian and domestic selections. With our winning combination of impeccable service, superb cuisine and passion for detail, Grotto is the perfect Atlantic City location for Italian dining.
Bay Shore, New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Overprice and small portions”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

After seeing the menu posted on the GN website my wife and I deceided to have dinner there this past weekend. We got there around 5 for some drinks and appetizers. They have a happy hour with assorted appetizers for $6.00 and drinks like cosmos for $5.00 and assorted beers at $4.00.
Now we go to a lot of happy hours and never have I been so disappointed with the size of the portions.
We ordered calamari and a fried vegetable sticks.
Well what a shock when they arrived. There were 8 half vegetable sticks and a very small portion of calamari.
Hey at $6.00 they weren't giving them away. I could have gone to Patsy's at the Atlantic Club for their H.H. and would have got a full size portion for $4.00.
On the up side the cosmos we ordered were made in a full size glass and were made very well.
I told the waitress how disappointed I was with the size of the portions before we placed our dinner order. She assured us that the dinner portions were full size so we both ordered the chicken parm at $19.99 each.
Again a big disappointment. Although the food was very tasty, the portion size once again was small.
Italian restaurants are usually noted for their portion size, and being from Long Island we are used to full size meals.
One small piece of chicken with a small portion of pasta was about it.
The bill for the 2 of us with tax and tip came out to $92.00.
There is nothing more to say except that I will never return.
I left hungry and had to stop to get a bite to eat after the meal.
Looking for a really good Italian restaurant In AC? Look to Patsy's at the Atlantic Club. You will not be disappointed there.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
King George, Virginia, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
“Good Pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Decided to have a late night snack, wasn't sure what we wanted and noticed the Grotto had a late happy hour, decided on appetizers and drinks. Ordered the stuff mushrooms which were awesome, also decided to order a small pizza, very thin crust which we enjoyed very much. Would definitely eat here again.

Visited April 2013
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Phoenixville, PA
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Pricey but worth it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We enjoyed our dinner at the Grotto. Service was great. Food was well prepared and served quickly.

We had canniloni (excellent)
parmesan chicken (excellent)
lasagna (ok, but no one makes it like Mama does)
Tiramisu (excellent)

The only draw back for me was the atmosphere. You are stuck right in the middle surrounded by slot machines.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rutherford, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice Italian restaurant in the casino”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This Italian restaurant is part of the Landry chain. It is physically inside of the casino a few feet higher than the surrounding casino. It is an enjoyable place to eat.

Visited October 2012
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Brick, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Calamari was so tender. They serve crispy bread with seasoned oil. I had The Pollo Estate which was so tasty, my boyfriend got a shrimp special of the night, also very good. Our server then brought the dessert cart. OMG. We were stuffed but couldn't turn down dessert. I got tiramisu and my b/f got the strawberry cheesecake, both were one of the best we've had. Service was very good, we were checked on just enough. If you're in A.C. Go check this place out.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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