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Review of Italian Grotto

Italian Grotto
Ranked #727 of 1,250 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“great!”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

we went twice! once a group of us,about 7 people. we walked In and we were given the best food and service ever! we went again just 2 of us and again we were not disappointed. I would go again.

Visited December 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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3 reviews
“They just don't care”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

Grotto was a big disappointment It seem like nobody cared I ordered lasagna when I came out it looked look like they just throw it on a plate and they were very much in a hurry to get you out to get the next customer seated I will never go back don't recommend it

  • Visited November 2013
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Newport Beach, CA
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127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Tasty Italian and Great Service”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Dined here on a cold rainy night. Service was prompt and courteous. Cocktail was generously poured and garnished correctly. Pasta and chicken were cooked to perfection. Atmosphere is sports related - Yankee baseball.

My only recommendation would be to standardize/upgrade the staff's uniforms. Busboy/food runner had the 'look' with all black pants and t-shirt. The rest of the wait staff and owner/host wore a hodgepodge of jeans, sweatshirts and stained clothing. C'mon gentlemen take some pride in your appearance and clean up a little. Your prices are very reasonable and could even tolerate another $1 per item if the overall 'look' of the restaurant was more fine dining than sports bar. Not sure which concept you are going for.

All said, a very nice experience. I would return.

  • Visited November 2013
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Abilene, Texas
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Unique Italian Experience”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

We were walking around during Artwalk, and we stopped to look at the menu. We saw Shrimp Parmesan, which my husband loves, so in we went. No wait, old fashioned décor, and lively atmosphere. All male wait staff, scruffy and gruff, but the service was spot on and they rushed around trying to keep everything filled.

We had the garlic bread starter, it was ok. Then we chose 2 salads with our Shrimp and Mushroom Parmesan. The salad was VERY simple and yummy. The shrimp was very good, just simple and tasty. Only complaint, the shell from tail went too far up the tail, so I kept eating bites with shell. Overall, we would go back.

  • Visited November 2013
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Wickford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Restaurant is done up like a sort of sports bar, there's tv's on showing all the top American games that are on, all different sport memorabilia on the walls. Ordered a starter for our table, then ordered our main meals to also be given the choice of soup or salad, Minestrone soup was amazing - this was included with your main meal, no extra cost. Great value for money. Waiter was also very helpful & knowledgable of the menu & what ingredients was in each dish.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Marie K
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