Grotto

Row 1

Details
37 Bowdoin St
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 227-3434
Italian
$ $ $
Hours
Mon–Tue, Thu–Fri: 11:30 AM–3:00 PM Wed: 5:00 PM–10:00 PM Sat–Sun: 11:00 AM–3:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Best Italian in the city hands-down. Wish someone would take us on a date here!
  • Duck is exquisite and generous
  • Garden level gem. Italian with an gourmet flair. Recognizable dishes presented in unique, surprising ways. Order the mussels, chic parm and finish with a seasonal dessert. Perfect date night.
  • I flock to this cozy Italian basement on the reg for their unbelievable short rib gnocchi! Melting chocolate cake for dessert of course.
  • The cavatelle was absolutely amazing. Perfect flavor. For an appetizer, it was a fairly large portion so take that in mind when ordering your meal. Get this!!
  • Sweet potato ravioli was amazing! Great selection of both Italian and American wines too. Very cozy atmosphere. Definitely recommend it for a romantic night out!
  • Managed to accommodate despite no reservations! Tasty pan-fried mozzarella and butternut ravioli. Vegetarian too!
  • Amazing gnocchi with short ribs. The meat melts in your mouth, not in your hand!
  • You must get the garlic soup! It is to die for.
  • Save room for dessert. The chocolate cake and banana bread pudding are amazing.
  • Went in a group of 4, everything we ordered was great. You can't go wrong.
  • I wont lie, the best fondue I have ever had is here. Cheese fondue with steak tips and portobello mushrooms. Fantastic. Get it with the house Chianti. Enjoy!
  • Super quiet for lunch, and the food is delicious!
  • The cavatelle was fabulous, but beware it's a meal in its own! The duck was cooked perfectly and melting chocolate cake was amazing. Would absolutely recommend. Go on a 100% empty stomach though!
  • Great date spot. Enjoyed the duck combo (duck breast and leg). Nice combo of duck textures and taste. Finish with the molten chocolate cake
  • And OfCourse the risotto. The flavour is incredible
  • A great little nook that sort of has a gangster film feel--the spot where he takes the mistress. Classic tunes. Bolognese is very good, not exceptional. All of the desserts are luxurious and amazing!
  • Get the gnocchi
  • The duck was outstanding! Large portions and everything excellent.
  • Amazing, authentic Italian restaurant. Definitely a hidden gem. Make sure you finish your meal with the chocolate lava cake!