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Grotto Ristorante

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San Luis Resort, 5222 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
+1 409-740-8605
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Arcadia, California
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153 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service was excellent. We customized the dishes and they were very tasty. The cheesecake was top of the best we ever had. The manager came an found us to guide us to the restaurant. They called ahead to the Valet to get our cars. Next time in town will stay at this resort.

Thank dynamitedon
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food here was just incredible. It was amazing from the starter bread to the appetizers to the main and then dessert. Do yourself a favour and get the cheesecake, Hands down the best cheesecake I have EVER had. Everything here was delicious but the cheesecake was the winner for me!

1 Thank Shannell B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister quickly befriended Desi, the bartender, at grotto. She just stopped in for a drink but we ended up eating there because they had a GF menu. We enjoyed the food, service & company so much that we went back the next night. She remembered what we ordered and that I needed a GF vodka for my mixed drinks.... More 

1 Thank Cayce J
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful bartender that listened and explained the menu very well !!! She was pleasant and delightful to talk to!!!

1 Thank rplank
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on a Friday afternoon. The food was delicious and the waiters were prompt and friendly. The price was a bit expensive but worth trying and we will go back the next time we are in Galveston.

1 Thank brandig391
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the restaurants at The San Luis Resort, it was the perfect place of our Anniversary dinner. Staff was prompt and friendly, food was great especially the bread. My wife got the spaghetti and I got a shrimp dish that was mashed with a hammer. Oddly, it was great except for the pasta but by the time I finished... More 

1 Thank Mike P
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257 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good, great Italian dishes, the desert work great, the service was impeccable. The acknowledgement our anniversary and my birthday was greatly appreciated. The server provided some great desserts. The cheesecake was very good. Unfortunately I don't remember the servers name but she was the best. I'm sure the management knows who she is..... evening on Tuesday the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"Justine" was our server and she was as delicious as the desserts served. She was on point with our order and such a pleasure to converse with. Beautiful smile. We had such a wonderful time.

1 Thank Eric S
Houston, Texas
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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this location! I usually go the the galleria location but when I go to this one it's a nice plus to have dinner then drinks at the bar by the pool! A great date location!!!! It's located in the San Luis Hotel

1 Thank travelingstylist46
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Outstanding service, excellent steaks, delightful meal, and a free dessert on our tenth anniversary. This was our third time to dine there and we will return.

1 Thank Debby B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
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
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Luis Resort, 5222 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-740-8605
Inspired by classic Southern Italian cooking, Galveston's newest Italian restaurant Grotto features delicious veal, chicken, seafood and house made pastas. Grotto's food and breath-taking décor are complimented by beachside views in Galveston Island's premiere resort and hotel. 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 restaurant in Galveston for Italian dining.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?