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634 Watertown Ave, Waterbury, CT 06708-2207
+1 203-754-0295
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“meatballs” (8 reviews)
“cavatelli” (3 reviews)
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634 Watertown Ave, Waterbury, CT 06708-2207
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

A family friendly restaurant with quality homemade raviolis and cavatelli! Also the only restaurant I know of that also serves long Fusilli macaroni! Great homemade Eggplant grinders too!

Thank DianeMin4
Reviewed July 2, 2017

After hearing about this wonderful gem from my family for years, as well as having their food at my grandmother's house, I was finally able to dine at The Grotto. I can't say enough good things about this place. Being Italian I am very selective...More

Thank Kimba119
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Great cavatelli! Always use when I cannot get to Arthur Ave for fresh pasta. Meatball grinders are a must try.. homemade meatballs on a half loaf of fresh bread with mozzarella cheese delicious :) Cute store seeks great stuff if you need to make a...More

Thank Beechlover1232
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Try the meatballs and sausage over homemade pasta. You won't be disappointed. My family hasn't for over 30 years.

Thank James R
Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Wait staff was great. Food was average at best . I had heard many good things about this place and was looking forward to a great meal. I had the ravioli and meatballs the others had the same. I think the food here is more...More

Thank GaryO2017
Reviewed October 23, 2016

It is easy to see why The Grotto has been in business for over 75 years.The owners here Joe "Salty" and Bernadette take great pride in the food they serve,and the customers that keep coming back.You enter into what is seemingly a throw back groceria,that...More

Thank frank_king99
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

I often come to buy sauce and meatballs and their home-style pasta. When I was a kid, the entire space was a restaurant. Now, about half the space is dedicated to their gift basket business and the restaurant isn't often crowded. It makes me a...More

Thank TheSecretVagabond
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Delicious homemade Italian food and you can shop their specialty baskets while you wait. Great gift shop for that little something different. Small intimate tables without the hustle and bustle of a big open restaurant.

Thank raoneil
Reviewed March 26, 2016

I've been going there my whole life the food is incredible the owners are super and the service is great

1  Thank jimfin664
Reviewed July 14, 2015

My Dad likes me to take him here for a Father's Day gift so this is at least an annual visit. I have been coming to the Grotto my whole life. It is a special Italian treat. The sauce is absolutely my favorite. I love...More

Thank butterfly53
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 634 Watertown Ave, Waterbury, CT 06708-2207
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: +1 203-754-0295
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