Landry's trendy Grotto Downtown is now open for business in Avenida Houston

With its new take on Italian cuisine, Grotto opened at 4 p.m. today at the north end of the George R. Brown Convention Center. As is always the case in new construction, workers were applying the finishing touches in the final minutes before opening.

Grotto offers a fresh look with a modern, warehouse-style interior including communal guest seating evoking a casual social setting welcoming to locals and tourists. In addition to indoor seating, Grotto has outdoor dining patio seating for up to 75.

“Grotto will be one of the most comfortable and welcoming dining experiences in the area, offering first-class service and unmatched views of Downtown” Grotto executive Brandon Busch said.

Grotto is renowned for its commitment to excellence through the careful preparation and quality ingredients that are showcased throughout each dish.  From small and shareable plates, fresh salads to refreshing and dynamic Italian cuisine, Grotto’s new menu will offer vibrant flavors including many of the traditional dishes Grotto is known for such as Neapolitan thin crust pizzas, house made pastas and many other Italian favorites.  Additionally, guests will enjoy one of the largest Grappa collections in Downtown Houston and can choose from over 80 wine selections dominated by Italian entries from Tuscany, Piemonte, Sicilia and Friuli, and a variety of curated craft beers.

Happy hour specials will be available from 3 – 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. With a spacious private dining room, Grotto has room for any business function, family gathering or milestone event.

Joining the Grotto Downtown team is Steven Booker, who will serve as the general manager, and Sean Hochstein, the executive chef.

Grotto Downtown will be located at 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Suite A, Houston, TX 77010.  The hours of operation are: Monday – Friday, opening at 11 a.m., Saturday – Sunday, opening at 1 p.m., with closing times subject to change for game days and special events.  For more information about Grotto Downtown, please visit our website at or contact 713-658-0752.