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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” (30 reviews)
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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 8 May 2018

Thin crispy crust with fresh ingredients. And they introduced me to a new obsession...seared mozzarella and basil...Yum!

Thank nelsdavidson
Reviewed 5 May 2018

This Italian restaurant is excellent! From the meatballs to the atmosphere it is a treat! The service is excellent as well! The view is great as well as it looks out over the beautiful Cove (pool). Highly recommend it!

1  Thank lindseypennella
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We had a reservation at Grotto’s for 7 people on Wednesday night. Chris was our waiter and did a great job! Knowledgeable and funny, he made our dinner even more delightful. Compliments to the Chef! Food was amazing. Definitely check out their Daily Features!

Thank Альона П
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

While pricey, the seafood was excellent and the portions generous! We all had leftovers for lunch the next day. The decor was contemporary and the service was solid. We would return again for sure.

Thank Ginger C
Reviewed 27 March 2018

The tomato basil soup was phenomenal! The pizza was excellent. Everything was good, and the service was superb.

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Visited with my wife and two year old daughter. Our daughter got a “funny” cup and some colors to be busy with. The waiter recommended his favorite food, and it tasted great! Definitely worth a visit.

Thank MicLarsen
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Had the best experience for my birthday with Patrick O! Best server ever! Loved my food and drink! Had a wonderful time! Felt very taken care of! Will def come back! Highly suggest you request him!

1  Thank Lauren W
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Read reviews here and found this great choice. The veal Luis was very good, the spinach excellent. Finished perfectly with lemon sorbet. We were very glad we went there.

Thank C_Backlund
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Our experience started with a cocktail at The Cove, the poolside bar at the San Luis Resort, where Danielle, the bar manager, stopped by and, upon hearing that we were planning on dining at Grotto, immediately went there to see if a table was available...More

Thank Chad S
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Some of the best pizza I have ever had! Also, the chicken parmesan was delicious also! Will definitely eat here again!

Thank Karen M
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
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
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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