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Grotto Ristorante

San Luis Resort, 5222 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
+1 409-740-8605
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal” (13 reviews)
“pizza” (28 reviews)
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4:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Pizza, Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
San Luis Resort, 5222 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Grotto Ristorante was our choice for dinner. The entrees were tasty with a good presentation. The restaurant has a nice view of the gulf but was crowded and noisy. The service was very good and not intrusive. A good choice for dinner, but not...More

Thank adventurer1234
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very romantic. Located inside the San Luis, it's very quiet with great Italian fare. Wine was a generous pour and service very good. Could have been a "5". But, I decided to try the quail. To be fair, the waitress noted that it was not...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner at the Grotto at the San Luis in Galveston on Sept. 22, 2017. Thomas Musquiz ensured that we had great service, was aware of food offered and made sure we had an enjoyable meal including our table location. Our server Richard Marler...More

Thank montgomerygerald
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Family came in from San Antonio, so I decided to take to my favorite Italian restaurant on the island. So many options from the pizza to the pasta! Even the dessert was had to choose from! From the cassata to tiramisu. Josh was on top...More

Thank Lauren A
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We have visited several of the finer dining restaurants on the Island including the Steak House at the San Luis and we decided to give the Grotto a try. Our waiter was impersonal and made us feel that we had to rush through dinner. This...More

Thank DougandDebB
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The atmosphere is great but service is not up to par and food is not consistent...needs to be more consistent in quality of food ...move over to the other restaurants in the San Luis for consistency

Thank Darlene M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We have been to the restaurant in Houston and found the food much better. The waiter was very good and offered good suggestions on the choices. Drinks are weak and over priced.

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Grotto for a bachelorette party. The restaurant was extremely accommodating and the food was amazing. Our waiter Joshua went above and beyond and we feel he truly set our dining experience apart from any other! Tilman even stopped by for...More

Thank jen_marriott
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Nice place. The whole experience was nice. Very unexpected. The property was beautiful Would go again and again

Thank themommacat1
Reviewed 27 August 2017

My family and I enjoyed a nice dinner with the help of the Grotto crew. We enjoyed our awesome waiter "Christian Santini" who gave us great suggestions for Wine, and pasta dishes. Food was magnificent, Wine was even better :). Thank you so much for...More

Thank theboholife
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Nearby Attractions
The Seawall
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.09 km away
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352 reviews
1.03 km away
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.41 km away
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.65 km away
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Xavier C
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28 January 2017|
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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
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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