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“Don't have high expectations!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of La Griglia

La Griglia
2002 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019-3602
(713) 526-4700
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Ranked #295 of 6,949 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Contemporary, Continental
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Shepherd
Manama, Bahrain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Don't have high expectations!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I am visiting Houston for family reunion. All what I can say there is absolutely no quality food in this restaurant... Indeed it is a busy restaurant but that's maybe because people generally here like to hang out at a reasonable budget. From the pasta we ordered to the fish and the dessert all are very poor. If you are used to eating good food you are not going to like dining in this place. The quality and the cooking are both bad. I regret to have waisted one night at this place.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
240 reviews 240 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Excellence Expected, Excellence Received”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

La Griglia is a top notch eatery with an impressive physical presence, attentive and professional staffing, nicely varied menu and great food flavors. A great place to celebrate events with friends. It is so nice to expect excellence and receive it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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88 reviews 88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Exciting dining spot!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

My husband and I have eaten here several times, with friends & family, and just the two of us, and it never disappoints! We recommend starting off with the calamari as an appetizer, it is crispy and light - not greasy at all. The Sicilian Penicillin soup is fragrant and fresh, with just enough vegetables and pasta to make it a filling starter. The lobster bisque is also an excellent starter - rich and delicious!

For entrees we recommend the Linguine Marinara, which is studded with tons of fresh seafood and has a light marinara sauce that just coats the pasta perfectly. The fish specials are always an excellent choice, and if you are in the mood for something light, the Torre di Granichio salad with lump crab meat is just divine.

This is a great place to bring out of town guests, especially a mixed group that doesn't know what kind of food they want, because it has a little of everything and it's all delicious! Also take advantage of the patio if it's nice out - like a little oasis on Gray Street!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Perfect dining -”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Excellent and knowledgeable wait staff makes this a superb experience. The food was lovely, as expected - I and my companions are gnocchi addicts - the chef accommodated my request for a gorgonzola cream sauce which was not on the menu. Excellent job. I am not completely sold on the stuffing of the gnocchi with ricotta, which is what they do here. But that's a nice and unique touch, distinguishing this from other restaurants. Bread, wine, salad excellent - they split the salad between the three of us and it was out in very short order.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Maine
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Reviews in 96 cities Reviews in 96 cities
356 helpful votes 356 helpful votes
“Fantastic Place for Fine Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Located just off South Shepherd Drive, we stopped here after a day of spent at the local museums. The vibrant colors used throughout the décor fairly screamed for our attention. From the chandeliers, to the wall murals, to the tiled sign behind the bar, and much more, everything combined created a cacophony of color! Our server’s eager effervescence nearly matched the over-the-top festive atmosphere. Our entrées were seafood linguine and grilled salmon. They were prepared and presented flawlessly. We happily indulged in a domestic chardonnay while waiting on our orders. The evening’s tab was consistent with the ambiance and good eating. We were entirely pleased with every aspect of our dinner here.

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