Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort

4.8
626 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Grotto Italian Restaurant on Galveston Island is located in the luxurious San Luis Resort. At Grotto, all dishes are hand-prepared daily with only the freshest ingredients, a testament to our unrivaled passion for detail. From classic entrées such as the Lasagne al Forno to more innovative fare like the Salmon Brioso, our authentic Italian cuisine is sure to delight you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 626 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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Goldnboy
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here on a Monday evening. We indulged in their dinner for two special. Which included salad mix, toasted bread with garlic oil, spaghetti marinara Bolognese, and fried chicken, topped off with New York cheese cake! Absolutely amazing portions with ample amount of left overs. We added a bottle of Pinot Grigio served table side with floor standing chiller which went perfectly with the pasta entree. We would absolutely recommend this to anyone for an amazing dinner date spot as well as making it a spot to definitely make it back to ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything

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GisellaC
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Skyler was our waiter. We have experienced kindness excellent service since we sat down! This is the best experience we had ever had in a restaurant. The food was fabulous. The portions were not gigantic but perfect. The quality the best. We are for sure going back ti Grottos. Thanks Skyler for your great service your personality and always with a smile. You made our New Years dinner the best we have ever had!

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GalvDiners
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service - perfect for a festive holiday evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve 2020. Celebrating the end of 2020aiming high for 2021. Very nice evening

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vipluv2bpampered
Houston
74 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, desserts and cocktails of the mixology level. Most of all we love the Amazing Service by Barton & John Paul!! Thanks so much for always taking great care of us and our guests!! Happy New Year!!

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DawnT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. The staff was so welcoming and very professional. It felt like you were at a hotel in Vegas and a high roller with the attention and respect you were given, even the ambiance was fun but fancy. Recommendations from the waiter and the food we chose. Even the specialty drink we ordered we great. The desert was best of all. I would go back just for drinks and desert.

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vipChelsea
Austin
56 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going here. Everyone is very friendly. Joseph and Yuliia go out of their way to make you feel special.

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vipCarolF
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Enjoyed the veal piccata light and tender. Delicious drinks and chocolate cake, yum! Other guests loved the pizza and snapper dish. Great time!

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LynetteM
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Grotto! From the Ciabatta bread and olive oil dipping, Caesar salad to the best Crab Cake and Red Snapper anywhere! Service is impeccable and the view is great!

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vipAnnB
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall a good experience. The host was rude. Despite having a reservation, he tried to seat us twice at bad locations and then relented with an attitude of sit wherever you like. The waiter was fine and rest of meal experience was nice.

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vipCarolC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Second time it’s been very disappointing from a food perspective. Quality of food has gone down since corona-virus hit. Margarita pizza is mushy and lacks flavor now - used to be my all time favorite flatbread anywhere. That’s a big big disapppointment. Other food was just ok. Not good for what you pay.

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Belmontmom
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at Grotto Christmas Day. Lovely service, outstanding food and ambiance. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Christmas shopping family diner. Service was horrible. Waiter didn’t know the menu and was not helpful. He actually said “I don’t know” and didn’t offer to ask someone. Food was okay but not great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second year of our new Christmas Eve tradition. The food and service are amazing. However both times there has been a table that is way too loud. We were unfortunately seated right beside them and couldn’t have a conversation! I know it’s a difficult position for management but it would be nice if they would ask them to quiet down. When their food was delivered and they began eating it was noticeably quieter.

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DavidS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, peaceful and comforting surroundings, food is exceptional,

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MollyS
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date night or for celebration. Great food and atmosphere- server was amazing as well. First time and we will be back while we are here- I recommend the cioppino and the sautéed shrimp appetizer

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PeterO
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my 2 colleagues out for a Holiday dinner and it was Perfection from start to finish. The food was amazing but the highlight was our server, Robert. He was Excellent.
Well mannered, experienced, and professional. I dine out 3x a day. He is one of the best I’ve come across.
A server makes a huge impact on the meal. Great food & service! 5 stars.

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vipGalvestonLocals
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome!

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DeannaD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and desserts are delicious!!

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Kinzymac
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambiance and good service. Highly recommend!

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vipluv2bpampered
Houston
75 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Great food cocktails and desserts❣️
Most of all, we love John Paul and Barton they always have Fabulous Service❣️

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LauraH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great experience. Service was excellent.

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vipLawrenceE
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service.

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Munchies
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was really good. The food was excellent and they were very fast with the service. They also gave my wife a free dessert because her birthday was 4 days away. We had a beautiful night. Would eat there again for sure.

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Ellenhalanhanniversaryme
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food quiet romantic atmosphere food outstanding

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vipLoriS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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andrewz
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, great food and service. They go out of their way to ensure your experience is great.will be back. The ambiance was great with view of the,pool and gardens floor to ceiling windows.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service
The manager at this location is amazing
I took my wife here for our anniversary and they setup a private room for us to make it romantic and even set a table up for us and music
1000% amazing
Highly recommended
Worth every penny all though it is not very expensive

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vipAmandaW
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were terrific! I do wonder what it would be like to go there in the summer when families are right outside the windows in the pools while you are eating a nice dinner. I think that would be a little awkward. But, since we were there in December we didn't have that. I don't eat any seafood, so I had the a chicken dish and my husband had seafood. We were both pleased with the taste and generous serving sizes. Would definitely go back!

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DAVIDG
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWESOME EXPERIENCE WAS A GREAT START TO A GREAT NIGHT.

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vipSws1jct
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always we love Grotto and it’s made even better by our server Barton. He is the absolute best!

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DGVG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and waiter was very attentive. It is our favorite place to dine. My husband received a birthday cheesecake.

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GayleJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and safe. Our waiter, Barton, was extra nice.

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BruceT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Will be going back soon.

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vipOkieFoodie
New Orleans
46 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here twice during our stay at The San Luis. Everything is freshly prepared & delicious. I started with the chopped salad. Loved the little bits of pickled veggies which gave it a little extra zing. Both times my husband had the spaghetti Bolognese & I highly recommend the Shrimp Penne al Limone. The wines by the glass are just ok. Would have loved to see more Italian reds. Their dessert options are amazing & definitely recommend the little coconut cream & chocolate pies.

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vipChelsea
Austin
57 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have great service from Joe and the bartender. They make us feel like family.

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vipluv2bpampered
Houston
75 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails & desserts, most of all
Exceptional Service❣️. This is one of our favorite restaurants, you can’t go wrong here‼️

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Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort is rated 4.8 stars by 626 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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