37 Bowdoin St, Boston
(617) 227-3434

Recent Reviews

Miroslava Račková

Intimate atmosphere, with delicious, hand made authentic Italian flavor.

Anthony G Canizares

The Grotto was perfect. A great meal while in Boston. Thank you


Great food. The shrimp fra diavlo was only average, but everything else was great!

Olivia Larson

We had amazing food but the patio tables are in the middle of a construction zone on the road so not great atmosphere. Good service.

T Ying

The Dine-in Boston choices are from the entire menu, so lots of choices. Food is excellent. The short rib gnocchi is excellent. The Frame Diabo is yummy. Definitely will go back again.

Daniel Barnard

Very well prepared food across all three courses! Highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the mood for a magnificent Italian experience!

Mae Ava

nice place for healthy and tasty food.

Stacey Gillespie

I am staying in Boston near Mass Gen and this is by far the best take out I have had and the best Italian! Two different nights and row great mead. The cuts of fresh cod and carna in photo were cooked perfectly. The risotto was rich and nourishing. Fresh ingredients too.

Sydney Watson

If i could give this restaurant 10 stars out of 5 i would. The ambiance.. the aesthetic.. not to mention the FOOD! I lived in Rome and i can tell you that this is authentic Italian food. It felt like i was in Italy last night. Staff was great and friendly. I will definitely be going back.

Rose Tyler

This is mine and my boyfriend’s favorite restaurants in Boston. It is one of the most romantic places we have been and the food is incredible. I cannot express enough how amazing this food is! Service is always amazing and I cannot wait time go back again!

Caela Ivester

I am beyond upset with this restaurant seeing as it used to be one of my favorites. Called and made a reservation for 8:30, knowing that they close at 10:00 as advertised. “MARY” made the reservation for me over the phone, I arrive at 8:32 and MARY REFUSES to seat me saying they were closed. HOW/WHAT/WHY?! I then see staff and kitchen cleaning up to close to get out early, since there were was only one table in the restaurant who was finishing up. This is BEYOND unacceptable customer service, especially when you have patrons that are trying to support a small business AND GIVE YOU MONEY. Also, who closes at 8:30 on a Saturday night in July?! Until Grotto gets new management, spend your money in The North End.

Tyler Robertson

Took my girlfriend here for our 1 year anniversary. Everything was exceptionally delicious. Highlights included the caprese salad, brussel sprouts with pancetta and the chicken parm. Plus the wait staff was incredibly professional and did a great job of keeping everything clean, considering the COVID restrictions. 10/10 would recommend.

Jake Cunningham

two days ago was our first time we came to that fine restaurant. But It is definitely not the last. We had a good time with the generous service, with the superb meal and booze and with the honest charge. We will no doubt return there soon.

Eleanor Umphres

This restaurant is everything -- the VERY best food in an incredibly intimate, special environment. Even mid-pandemic, the Grotto team continues to turn out fantastic meals with a level of personal(ized) service that makes you feel valued as a customer and like Grotto is itself an engaged member of the community. Thank you, Grotto team, for going above-and-beyond.

Mohamed Gueye

I went in during Boston restaurant week. I had a three course meal. The food was delicious and came out super fast.

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