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Grotto Ristorante

5222 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
+1 409-740-8605
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Pizza, Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5222 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our anniversary dinner here. Ina, our server, asked us if we dined at Grotto before. We said we had at other locations, Ina told us the menu is a little different here as the menu is limited due to the steakhouse and bistro...More

Thank Bob1775
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Grotto is a great addition the the San Luis Hotel. It has excellent Italian food, including pizza. The wait staff are friendly and attentive.

Thank Ronald R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was perfect! Shrimp Scampi is phenomenal! Also fried artichoke appetizer was awesome! Super nice staff!

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Moved to greater Houston 9 years ago from NYC. BEST BEST BEST Italian food I've had since I moved here. Not exactly, but VERY close to Italian food in Little Italy, NYC. I cant' wait to go back to the Grotto.

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We went to Grotto Rest. for Dinner on Saturday while staying in Galveston over the weekend. The quality of the food and the Service was outstanding. This is the type of Italian food you get from the Michelin Ranking in Europe.

Thank Jose R
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The service and and food quality was amazing. Our waiter Dylan wen the extra mile for us. Asked for lamb and they did not have it on the menu any longer, but he went to the steakhouse and opened their menu to us. Wow the...More

Thank T O
Reviewed 24 August 2018

My wife and I are retired and travel all over the world, eating at some of the best restaurants in those countries, and today we were welcomed into the San Luis Resort, Galveston, to eat dinner in their world famous Grotto Ristorante. From the time...More

Thank Victoria G
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Went to dinner on Saturday night with some friends and had an amazing time! There was a short wait since we did not have reservations. The hostess was friendly, as was our waitress and the GM. The food was delicious, the ambiance was great... we...More

Thank MegailnSonja
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Since this restaurant is located in the famously luxurious San Luis Resort, I had extremely high expectations going in. Unfortunately the service is sub-par & the food is average. Though we had dinner reservations, we had to wait to be seated. The host was not...More

Thank Nakstrani
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We were trying to eat local, but Grotto was our one dinner at a chain while in Galveston. We went twice in the two weeks and both times, the food was raved about by everyone! The Bruschetta was delicious as were both the pasta dishes...More

Thank Julie W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5222 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-740-8605
  • This restaurant is at The San Luis Resort
Located inside the San Luis Resort Galveston, Grotto offers an Old Country trattoria ambiance & classic Italian cooking with recipes made on premises. Creations include many "Old World" signature dishes such as Neapolitan thin crust pizzas, Veal Kickerillo, Pollo Francese, housemade pastas & fish selections. Enjoy Grotto's famous Peach Bellini or an extensive collection of Italian and domestic wines while overlooking the pool at San Luis Resort.
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