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Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort, Galveston, TX

Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort

4.7
4.7
1034 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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, Snapper Siciliano, Veal Parmigiana, Braised Pork Ragu & Pappardelle, Antipasta, and house-made 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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2 people

22:00


Booked 25 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 16:00–22:00 Happy Hour Mon, Wed–Fri 16:00–18:30

  • Phone number

    (409) 740-8605

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Celebrate life’s special moments at The San Luis Resort, Galveston Island’s premier beachfront destination and the perfect place to get away for your anniversary, birthday, family reunion or other memorable occasions. The San Luis Resort is one of the best in Texas beach weddings with 30 acres of seaside luxury and award-winning dining and beach-facing accommodations. Honored with the AAA Four Diamond Award® since 2000.

  • Area

    Galveston

  • Cross Street

    53rd

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary self parking available on the north side of the hotel. Complimentary valet parking available through our main ocean-facing entrance when dining in Grotto.

  • Entertainment

    Offering beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico, The San Luis Resort also features the best in Galveston entertainment. Discover Galveston’s newest hot spot.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wine

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What 1,034 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Galveston

    Best Overall

  • Galveston

    Best Food

  • Galveston

    Best Service

  • Galveston

    Best Ambience

  • Galveston

    Best Value

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    Hot Spot

  • Galveston

    Notable Wine List

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  1. IS

    ISLANDER

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is always amazing !
  2. BC

    BrookeC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Would go back for sure. Highly recommend
  3. JT

    JenniferT

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother-Daughters-Grand-Daughters Celebration
  4. JA

    JanetA

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner. We love the spaghetti and fried chicken specials
  5. AC

    AlainC

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The waitress was very nice but the food took over an hour to be out, my dish was just ok, fish was to salty. Desert was great. I may not coming back.
  6. SS

    SusanS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    This was the worst restaurant experience we have had in years! The service was terrible! The manager came to speak with us but then upon returning our cold entrees she never came back! We also waited for our entrees for an HOUR!!! It was just awful and we will not ever go back!
  7. MM

    MikeM

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We cannot say enough about our bartender, Yullia, so attentive and sweet!! Brandi and Corey are great Managers. Let us not forget Jean Paul, the best person that makes everything happen at the San Luis’ restaurants. Without JP, it would not be the same😊
  8. C

    Chelsea

    Austin

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yuliia, is the best bartender! One of our favorite places to go.
  9. TP

    TravelPro

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Skylar was our waiter - outstanding service! Salmon was some of the best prepared I’ve had in the last few years.
  10. LE

    LawrenceE

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service.
  11. a

    amandab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was great, very professional and courteous. Great Ocean views. Very intimate dining experience.
  12. B

    Barbara

    Houston

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We went for the fried chicken and spaghetti special and it was very good. The service was just okay though. The server did not have much personality and was a little slow. We will go back for the chicken and spaghetti though.
  13. KN

    KatrinaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Monday special of chicken and spaghetti was the best! Great food, great deal!
  14. DR

    DennisR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service from Nick was outstanding. Wine list was reasonably priced. Finally, the food was fantastic. We will be coming back for years...
  15. TO

    TraciO

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was fantastic. She is from Turkey and she had great interaction with our family and great recommendations for our dinner.
  16. m

    marilynz

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brandy. excellent server. Manager was on point from moment of arrival.. Some screaming kids but they finally left.. Food was great.. wine was super.. desserts yummy.. will return
  17. BB

    BlubonnetBelle

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and excellent service. Lots in interesting choices including seafood with an Italian twist. Overlooks the pool area so you can people watch while waiting for food but you won't have to wait long. And the prices were surprisingly affordable for a upscale hotel.
  18. BS

    BrendaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had the spaghetti and chicken special and it was fantastic.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always. Wonderful server! If you haven’t visited the Grotto then add it to your list.
  20. SP

    SueP

    Houston

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've dined at this location several times in the past. The food, drink, service & ambiance were excellent and did not disappoint. We will be back.
  21. L

    Luvchampagne

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view, great food!
  22. LR

    LindaR

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    When making our reservation, we noted it was our anniversary and requested a table to ensure a special evening. No one mentioned our anniversary and we were seated in a high traffic area; think LA at rush hour. Our server was delightful, attentive but not intrusive. The restaurant seated three guests at a bar setup with stools directly behind us and the server proceeded to reach behind my head to serve them bumping me in the process, twice! Why he didn’t just serve them from the other side is beyond me. It would have been easier for him. I did mention what occurred to the gentleman at the host stand and received a monosyllabic “I’m sorry “.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely Delicious
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! The drink specials are awesome, too.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our visit was wonderfully decadent! Loved it all!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great menu.
  27. TM

    TrinaM

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic. Our waitress was amazing! Would absolutely return next time in the area.
  28. S

    bobbyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good atmosphere, very great customer service. Great food. Only drawback, it was very load
  29. MM

    MikeM

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service and management! Not to mention the amazing food and special Grotto martini. 🍸. Special Thank You to Yuliia and Corey!
  30. JS

    JudyS

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have yet to be disappointed here. Always a great option for dinner!
  31. B

    Breanna

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was a tiny bit salty but good and we had a great waiter just took a little while to revive our food.
  32. HM

    HighMaintenance

    Phoenix

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good spot. Excellent server and server. Healthy portions of shrimp cocktail and blue crab cocktail. The fish special was good but it was not overwhelming, which is why I could not give this place 5 stars. I would go back as it is a unique place, great service, with quality food.
  33. LB

    LettieB

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Location, establishment, food and service were wonderful. Skylar took good care of us and the food was amazing - it made our college roommate reunion very special.
  34. TB

    TinaB

    Baton Rouge

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Grotto! The food was delicious snd our waiter was outstanding!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made reservations for a girls dinner out. We all had different entrees and enjoyed each dish. We had just enough room to share dessert and it was delicious! Loved their chocolate cake
  36. PA

    PASNJ

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love The Grotto. Make it a point to eat there each time we visit Galveston. Food and service superb.
  37. RO

    ReverendOtis

    Houston

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Oink ……………….
  38. S

    Sws1jct

    Houston

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food and service is excellent.
  39. IS

    ISLANDER

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious food and wonderful service
  40. S

    Stephanie

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!! Service was good, a tad slow but it was okay. Beautiful view

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort using the Order Online button. Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 740-8605.

Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort is rated 4.7 stars by 1034 OpenTable diners.

Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Grotto - Galveston - San Luis Resort

5222 Seawall Blvd Galveston, TX 77551

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    53rd

  • Area

    Galveston

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 16:00–22:00 Happy Hour Mon, Wed–Fri 16:00–18:30

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary self parking available on the north side of the hotel. Complimentary valet parking available through our main ocean-facing entrance when dining in Grotto.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Offering beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico, The San Luis Resort also features the best in Galveston entertainment. Discover Galveston’s newest hot spot.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (409) 740-8605

  • Catering

    Celebrate life’s special moments at The San Luis Resort, Galveston Island’s premier beachfront destination and the perfect place to get away for your anniversary, birthday, family reunion or other memorable occasions. The San Luis Resort is one of the best in Texas beach weddings with 30 acres of seaside luxury and award-winning dining and beach-facing accommodations. Honored with the AAA Four Diamond Award® since 2000.

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