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Grotto Ristorante

5222 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
+1 409-740-8605
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • 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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and service. The stuffed shells were so delicious and rich. They gave us a slice of Italian wedding cake for our anniversary. It was delicious.

Thank Michele L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and service but we felt a bit out of place. Was IN THE HOTEL and felt like I should have dressed up and was not a great place for a baby. Overall, the food was great. I had the ciopino and I liked...More

Thank lancekoenig
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a party of 15. Every resturant on seawall blvd galveston had an hour long wait. Grottos accommodated our party in 10 minutes by arranging a table for us in Blake's bistro. JOSH Wilson took excellent care of us. 5 star service 5 star...More

Thank 071ashley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atmosphere is beautiful (great for business dinners). Service/staff was exceptionally attentive and helpful with recommendations. Our dinner at Grotto was probably the best we had all week. It was so good, we had to request a microwave be brought to the room for late night...More

Thank Staci W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The nigh time views of the extravagant pool and environs outside the restaurant are fantastic. So is the Italian cuisine. A great choice. Make a reservation.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I, with our grandson, chose the Grotto Ristorante looking for a restaurant that offered relaxed, refined service and more than fried seafood. Eating early to avoid waits, we promptly were seated by a window. Unfortunately, the Grotto offers views of bathers, chairs...More

Thank BillM551
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located off the lobby with a tropical poolside view, Grotto's authentic Italian dining was perfect dining experience after a day in the sun!

Thank kbh29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in hotel. Room was noisy when we arrived - at the end of the happy hour. Became much easier to talk once the happy hour crowd moved out. Wait staff is very good. Portions are on large side. Prices are reasonable given hotel restaurant...More

Thank Quaker1
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Next door.
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Yes, the best calamari !!!
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
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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