My wife and I arrived late into Boston and Grotto was suggested to us for a romantic dinner spot. The restaurant is located in a basement and, while the atmosphere is quite fine, the space is very cramped. I was constantly being nudged by guests going by our table.
My first course - a grilled seafood antipasti was generally good though I though the octopus was overdone and kind of mushy. My wife started off with a salad that she liked.
My second course - braised short ribs and gnocchi was quite good. My wife tried the seafood zuppa and liked it, although we both agree there was probably a bit too much saffron.
Wine list is limited, but properly focused on Italian wines with some california varieties mixed in.
Service was decent, but not exceptional.
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