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Reviewed November 25, 2023 via mobile

Chloe took care of us. She was very friendly, smart, and took great care of us. The bread was soft and good, served with a dip that was great. Had oysters in butter for an appetizer. Fantastic. Dinner for both of us was a special...of blackened Snapper in a red and white sauce, with crab and muscles. Wonderful. For dessert I had a huge choloate cake, great, wife had mango sorbet which she loved. Beautiful restaurant. A fantastic evening. We will be back.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 27, 2023 via mobile

Did a date night with my partner during the week. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Restaurant gets loud when full. Bread basket was different and yummy, and the menu was diverse. We ordered the braised pork pasta and sausage gnocchi. Mine was piping hot when...served but the other was cold in the middle. We sent it back and the kitchen made a new, hot dish for us without problem. Both were delicious. Gnocchi could have had mor sausage and less sauce. Prices were reasonable for 2 big entrees and drinks. Would eat there again.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 7, 2023

We enjoyed the view, the resort and the dinner at this restaurant. Our waiter was knowledgeable. Our dishes were the right size and optimal.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 6, 2023 via mobile

Delicious!! But never open when we’re looking to eat lunch. If it was open for lunch we’d be there at least weekly if not more!!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed April 16, 2023 via mobile

Outstanding service from Marco Perfect Ravioli with Wodka Sauce Very fine Lasagne Bolognese Wonderful Ambiance We will come back for sure

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed February 3, 2023 via mobile

We are here twice while staying at the San Luis for a conference. The bread service is INCREDIBLE. The bread is perfectly crusty on the outside and fluffy on the inside with a flavorful dipping oil. The first visit I ordered the chicken Bianca pizza...which was delicious with a perfectly thin crispy crust. The pizzas are huge and shareable. I ate the leftovers cold from the fridge the next day and it definitely held up. The second visit I ordered the ravioli bolognese at the recommendation of the server and it was great too. My coworkers enjoyed their meals there as well.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed January 14, 2023 via mobile

On a Friday night, we were quickly seated 15 minutes before our reservation time. The restaurant was noisy and lively on an island Friday evening. Service was reasonably prompt, given that the tables were full. We have been here a few times over the years,...and I’m sure we’ll return but on this evening, the food ranged from acceptable to not good. My Snapper Romano was good, cooked and seasoned well with a generous topping of lump crab and buttery burre blanc sauce, but the penne alla amatriciano was bland and fairly tasteless. The real stumble was the Tuscan Sausage Gnocchi. This was store bought gnocchi. It was tasteless and rubbery, paired with a sauce surprisingly devoid of very much Italian sausage. The sausage was tasty but there was very little of it in evidence. Contrast this with the Gnocchi at Riondo’s just the other side of the island, which was house made and perfect, buttery and soft. If they house make the Gnocchi at Grotto, the don’t know how to make good gnocchi. Frankly, it was BAD. A disappointing evening at a restaurant that is normally very good.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 19, 2022 via mobile

The pizza delivered by Asap was cold. Not warm, COLD!!!! The pizza was delivered within the time I requested, so the restaurant must’ve made the pizza 2 hours before the delivery time. The problem wasn’t with the delivery service, it was with the restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed August 15, 2022 via mobile

The salmon was cooked wonderfully! Meral took great care of me! The view of the Gulf could not be beat and the pool area was nice too. The floor to ceiling glass provides for stunning views at any moment. Comfy seating no matter the section...and a delightful atmosphere.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 14, 2022

Food was great and servers were really nice. Me and my wife ordered a really good Salmon. Must go if you are nearby.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 1, 2022

We made a reservation and came for dinner. As soon as we were seated, Elizabeth came over to greet us and explained the menu. We ordered Veal Parmesan and braised Pork Parpadelle. OMG, the pork was amazing, and the veal was really good too, but...I was so happy with my choice, it was like butter melting in your mouth. I ordered a glass of Ruffino with my meal and Strawberry Cassatta for dessert. My mouth is watering while writing this review thinking back about this meal. I would be here all the time if I lived closer.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed June 8, 2022

We made a reservation for dessert. The servers recommended the butter cream cake. Our server, Skylar, gave us five star service despite us not eating a full meal. The Grotto staff was accommodating and welcoming even though we were only there for dessert. We had...a table with a great view. The butter cream cake was delicious.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022

Delicious dinners...I had the lump crab cake w/ pasta & asparagus. It was the most amazing chunky crab cake I've ever had. Didn't even get to taste the asparagus because I couldn't stop eating that crab cake!! Hubby had the veal Parmesan which was huge...& looked amazing. Zachary was our brilliant waiter, just chatty enough without being too overwhelming!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 7, 2022

My wife and I had the most amazing experience at The Grotto this past weekend thanks to the friendly manager (Corey) and one of the best servers (Skylar) we have ever met. Not only did he provide 5 star service throughout our meal, but he...really went above and beyond to make sure my wife's birthday was special. Once we were sat, he arrived promptly to our table and greeted us asking if we were celebrating anything special. I informed him that it was actually my wife's birthday. He wished her happy birthday and thanked us for choosing the grotto to celebrate our special night. I thought that would be the extent of his kindness, but that was just the beginning. When my wife excused herself for the restroom, Skylar took the time to pull me aside to the desert display, where he went through each desert (they have ALOT!) in great detail, allowing me to choose one that is her favorite. Once our dinner was finished, he brought out a Strawberry Cheesecake with a candle on it and "Happy Birthday" written at the top. My wife was ecstatic, as was I. It may seem like a small gesture, but its the little things like attention to detail, thoughtfulness and acts of kindness that separate a good restaurant from a great restaurant. The Grotto is a GREAT restaurant with GREAT staff members, and we will most certainly be back!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 4, 2022

Skyler provided wonderful service. The food was superb! Dessert was heavenly! Definitely need to go back!

Date of visit: March 2022
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