BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto)

4.8
1140 reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Welcome to BISTECCA - An Italian Steakhouse! Prepare for some of the finest dining and elegant atmosphere that you have ever experienced. You can expect an upscale adventure in New American Cuisine. Our Executive Chef, Morris Salerno welcomes you to enjoy a culinary experience. Enjoy!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1140 People Are Saying
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RonaldL
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All aspects of service, food quality, and opportunity to meet the owner were outstanding. Will be back soon to enjoy more items on the menu

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Michael1
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner ! Chef Came out and greeted us, and everybody in the restaurant. Our food was amazing, and the wine was excellent.

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ChristiS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food immensely, will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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MarieN
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn't personally dine at Bistecca but treated my parents to a 50th anniversary dinner there. They came home raving about it all - food, service, ambiance. They highly recommend! I can't wait to go & experience it for myself.

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RyanM
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to celebrate a special event. Food was delicious, and for being a high quality restaurant, it did not take a long time to prepare. Staff was top notch as well. I will be going back.

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Travis
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistecca never disappoints. The service, price, and especially the food are always top notch.

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JenniferF
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing! We will be back!

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MiaC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was definitely worth the splurge. The food was exceptional. Our service was phenomenal. I can't wait for another visit!

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BrookeV
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our anniversary meal very much. Our waitress did a great job too. It always feels very romantic and the food is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite fine dining restaurant! The food is amazing every time and the service is always outstanding. We are regulars here and will continue to be!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience1

Wait staff was too aggressive and was constantly clearing and checking our table

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent

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Flanny
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding. Well worth it. Paying for more than just food. It's an experience and Chef and staff put value in it. Really appreciated spending our anniversary here.

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Crit
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service as always. We noted that it was our anniversary and they made sure to take special care of us. We will be back again and again.

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vipKellyC
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my husbands birthday and were thrilled with the service and food. My husband got the escargot as an appetizer and I got the Shrimp Grotto and we each loved the garlicky buttery sauces. For entrees we got the Steak and Crab which was done perfectly and seasoned very well. The Sea Bass was another wonderful treat, the sauces and accompaniments were absolute perfection. We ended the meal with a white chocolate cheesecake that came with a side of white chocolate mousse that was worthy of plate licking.....the meal was wonderful and our server (I think her name was Finley) took great care of us. Highly recommend this neighborhood gem!

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vipRomanticone
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down best dinner we’ve had from appetizers to dessert everything was delicious. Service was top notch

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vipHeidiS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were seated under a speaker. The music choice was lovely but the volume of the music was too loud and impaired conversation. We asked to have the sound turned down and that did not occur. Having elderly hearing impaired guests made the noise level an issue.

The she soup was fabulous! The food was wonderfully prepared and was scrumptious. The Soufflés are a must!

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DallasDog
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining, 5-Stars, says it all. Chef Morris creates such wonderful dishes, from the appetizer, to the entree, and then to the dessert. You will loose yourself in the eclectic flavors.

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MalA
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!! Everything about our experience was perfect. The bartender made delicious cocktails and since it was our first time here we asked her for recommendations and she was spot on. I don't remember our waitresses name (not because she didn't mention it, but because I just didn't retain the information) but she was also a great part of our dinner. We ordered a half order of the Steak Salerno, 3 Rockefeller oysters, and 3 Mediterranean oysters for an appetizer. All excellent. For dinner, per the bartenders recommendation, we ordered the Veal DaVinci and I'm so glad we did. My significant other said it was the best veal hes ever had. For dessert the waitress recommended the Rumchata soufflé and it was unbelievably good too.

I like to leave nice reviews for most restaurants I go to, but I have to say that between the service, drinks, our main entree, and dessert this has to be one of the best dinners I've had in a long time. Thank you guys for making our date night a memorable one and we look forward to coming back.

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ForrestW
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and service. Ernie was efficient and courteous.

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Nani
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink choices here are exceptional. For a fine dining experience, this is our go to place.

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vipMarkG
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The good - most of the meal. The duck was excellent, as were the appetizers. The problem with this restaurant is noise - very hard to have a conversation. The portions were excellent, and service was good. But. It is tough to have a quiet evening in such a noisy restaurant. The restaurant needs to be treated acoustically. Other than that, a decent evening.

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vipHenryR
Dallas
100 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The steak appetizer was fantastic. My pork cop was undercooked a little, overall flavor over everything good.Their soufflés looked amazing. Our table had one but I didn't have any. I think I will give this place another shot!

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good, but we were overwhelmed by the smell of PineSol at our table when we arrived. When we asked to be moved, they found the source and moved the container instead of offering to move us to another table. Smell dissipated over time.
Speakers above us kept cutting in and out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service were fantastic, will definitely go back!!

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vipStevenR
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than ever. Many restaurants don't age well. This one has.

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JeffM
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were back in town after having moved from TX and being there felt like home to have our favorite dishes and cocktails.

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WardFamily
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful evening celebrating my husband’s birthday. So nice to feel welcome to stay and enjoy our meal and each other’s company, without feeling rushed. Special shout out to our server Emily.

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vipJdallas
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Morris is a master when it comes to cooking.
Great wine selection, good service and outstanding food!

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GaryH
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent with a good variety of wines. Server was very good.

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vipHelloisanyoneinthere
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service are outstanding. The only issue we have had on multiple occasions is that with a reservation it still took over 20 minutes to be seated and there really isn’t much room to wait. So there are over 12 people standing in the entry way and the opening to the bathrooms for quite a while. We went to the bar area but that was over full and they don’t come and get you there. So we got drinks at least while waiting. The restaurant itself is too good for that big issue. My advise to them is to take fewer reservations so everyone doesn’t start the note on a downer.
It is not an issue about waiting a while as it is there really isn’t room for the people to wait.

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RaeRae
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! My gosh!!!!

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CindyP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the filet with brandy cream sauce, lobster tail, and asparagus. Everything was cooked to perfection!

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vipMarcusJ
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our absolute favorite place. Anniversary dinner and it could not have been better. Love Morris, Eddie, Shelby and everyone there.

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vipDallasDawn
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bistecca is always a great experience every time we go. Chef Morris and all his team are fully committed to giving you an exceptional experience every time. They go out of their way to greet you and serve you and make you feel like a VIP.

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Kimi
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish we ate was absolutely fabulous, so delicious. We celebrated our 10 year anniversary and it was fantastic. The dessert, Pecan Grotto Twill, set it off perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Our server Randy was very attentive, food was exquisite and always came out at the perfect time. I’m never disappointed when I come here but I’m always upset with myself for not coming more often.

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BarryS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great place to go for dinner - food is top notch! Love it!

PB
PaulaB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fine dining in a cozy setting, exceptional food, refined wine list, lovely experience - thank you!

FAQs

BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto) offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (972) 318-0515.

BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse (formerly The Grotto) is rated 4.8 stars by 1140 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 bookings at the moment.