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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
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Grotto never disappoints. In 20 plus years of dining at Grotto I have yet to have a bad experience. The Galveston location is small but perfect.

Thank Tybee T
Ames, Iowa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Family all had a great experience at the Grotto. I had the pan seared snapper and it was one of the best I have had prepared this way. With lump crap on the top it was spectacular. The kids all ate every bit of their food they loved it so much. The wait staff was great and professional. Easy 5... More 

Thank Foodcriticiowa
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always eat here when we visit Galveston. I love the Veal Luis and Tomato Caprese, my wife prefers the ravioli. We both enjoy the tomato basil soup and chocolate cake. Be forewarned, we usually make one visit for appetizers and desert and the next visit for our main meal. Large and filling portions. Bartender Bianca mixed great drinks and Joshua... More 

Thank Walt W
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted to share my delightful experience at the Grotto (San Luis Resort) on Galveston Island. My colleague and I were on business from Montreal and we happened upon the the San Luis Resort as we were taking an evening drive down Seawall Blvd looking for a place to eat. We wanted to see what might be on offer so drove... More 

1 Thank YUL99
Friendswood, United States
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very nice restaurant. I will definitely return. Great food and very great service. I got the veal plate. The sauce was the most delicious I've ever had. Our server was attentive and very personable.

Thank Merlin H
La Porte Texas
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here last November. This wekend we decidded to have an early Valentine dinner here on the 11th on February. We invited some friends and they were impressed. Once again our meals were outstanding. The waiter was attentive to all our needs. In the rush to make our reservation time (we were a... More 

Thank Mario C
Toledo, Ohio
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Went to this place because it was close to where it was the hotel staying at. The atmosphere was low key and nice. The waitress was very well informed of menu options. The food was very tasty. Sometimes places attached to hotels aren't good but I enjoyed the food and drinks a lot.

Thank Nicole B
Vancouver, Washington
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209 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Had dinner here on our first night in Galveston; glad we did! Our server, Ina, was a delight. Friendly & knowledgeable. Food was very good. We started with the Calamari -- it was fantastic! Lightly breaded & expertly cooked with a very nice marinara sauce. My wife had the Margarita Pizza & said it was just like what we used... More 

3 Thank TravelSinceRetired
League City, Texas
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here several times, always had good food & service. Wish they had a few more choices on the menu. Started going for Happy Hour, which is great & good value. Not many seats though.

Thank Shelley B
Mount Vernon, Indiana
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233 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Don't go to the area without eating here. The spigetti is to die for. The service both time we ate here was unbelievably good. It is a little expensive but worth it.

Thank Jerry6004

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
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?