Grotto Ristorante

2 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Pasta
100% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
1001 Avenida De Las Americas a
Houston, TX 77010

Top Reviews


Celiac

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For a true celiac, pasta or the entree’s are your only option. Chef came out and said they could make sauce GF. Pizza is in shared space. No apps or desserts are GF. Had GF pasta with chicken and mushrooms in a cream sauce. Spicy and tasty.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 5 months ago read full review

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Certain sections of the menu, like pasta say "gluten free upon request". They were able to sub gluten free pasta as well as revise the sauce in the pasta to ensure no gluten was used as a thickener. Prepared in its own pan, with a glove change and prepped by someone who does not work near the bread station. Waiter and chef were very familiar with prevention of cross contaminating. Very pleased with the knowledge of this establishment!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 12 months ago read full review

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I ate here tonight and had a wonderful experience with waitress and chef! Not everything on gf menu just ask! I had the gf pasta bolognese and shared a small plate of beef tenderloin with fried with my husband (checked with chef prior) is was wonderful!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant

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Celiac

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Grotto is very overpriced but able to accommodate Celiac Disease. There are only 2 gluten free appetizers on the menu - the small cheese dip is $12. Soup & salad is not included with the main meal ($8 for soup and it’s not a large bowl). For my main entree, I ordered bolognese pasta. It was very spicy and overpriced ($21 which did not have meatballs or sausage, just meat sauce). Overall the food was not worth the price!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This rustic, chic, warehouse-style restaurant is right near the convention center and downtown hotels, sports arenas. They have a separate GF menu and staff seemed knowledgeable. Food was fresh and delicious. They don't advertise GF much on their website but I think they are a great option for dining in that area.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Not celiac

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I was told the only things here that were gluten free were the salsa with out crotons

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Overall Rating

Review


Very little options and servers had very little knowledge of what was GF.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Celiac

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Review


Was told only spaghetti w/ marinara or rotisserie chicken safe for dinner. I ordered spaghetti and got a serving so small it would fit in a coffee cup. Really!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Overall Rating

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Waitress was knowledgeable but I had a reaction to the gluten free pasta so I am assuming the kitchen gave me the wrong pasta. I would never eat here again.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Amazing pasta. Pasta is the only option. They boil the pasta separately. Seriously so good! Awesome service.

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