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Grotto Ristorante

5222 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
+1 409-740-8605
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Pizza, Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5222 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Moved to greater Houston 9 years ago from NYC. BEST BEST BEST Italian food I've had since I moved here. Not exactly, but VERY close to Italian food in Little Italy, NYC. I cant' wait to go back to the Grotto.

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Grotto Rest. for Dinner on Saturday while staying in Galveston over the weekend. The quality of the food and the Service was outstanding. This is the type of Italian food you get from the Michelin Ranking in Europe.

Thank Jose R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service and and food quality was amazing. Our waiter Dylan wen the extra mile for us. Asked for lamb and they did not have it on the menu any longer, but he went to the steakhouse and opened their menu to us. Wow the...More

Thank T O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I are retired and travel all over the world, eating at some of the best restaurants in those countries, and today we were welcomed into the San Luis Resort, Galveston, to eat dinner in their world famous Grotto Ristorante. From the time...More

Thank Victoria G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to dinner on Saturday night with some friends and had an amazing time! There was a short wait since we did not have reservations. The hostess was friendly, as was our waitress and the GM. The food was delicious, the ambiance was great... we...More

Thank MegailnSonja
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Since this restaurant is located in the famously luxurious San Luis Resort, I had extremely high expectations going in. Unfortunately the service is sub-par & the food is average. Though we had dinner reservations, we had to wait to be seated. The host was not...More

Thank Nakstrani
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We were trying to eat local, but Grotto was our one dinner at a chain while in Galveston. We went twice in the two weeks and both times, the food was raved about by everyone! The Bruschetta was delicious as were both the pasta dishes...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Great food and service. The stuffed shells were so delicious and rich. They gave us a slice of Italian wedding cake for our anniversary. It was delicious.

Thank Michele L
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Great food and service but we felt a bit out of place. Was IN THE HOTEL and felt like I should have dressed up and was not a great place for a baby. Overall, the food was great. I had the ciopino and I liked...More

Thank lancekoenig
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We were a party of 15. Every resturant on seawall blvd galveston had an hour long wait. Grottos accommodated our party in 10 minutes by arranging a table for us in Blake's bistro. JOSH Wilson took excellent care of us. 5 star service 5 star...More

Thank 071ashley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5222 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-740-8605
  • This restaurant is at The San Luis Resort
Located inside the San Luis Resort Galveston, Grotto offers an Old Country trattoria ambiance & classic Italian cooking with recipes made on premises. Creations include many "Old World" signature dishes such as Neapolitan thin crust pizzas, Veal Kickerillo, Pollo Francese, housemade pastas & fish selections. Enjoy Grotto's famous Peach Bellini or an extensive collection of Italian and domestic wines while overlooking the pool at San Luis Resort.
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