TripExpert Score based on reviews in 9 publications
  • 1047650
  • 1047651
  • 1047652
Badge 83


say expert reviewers

Top 1% in Boston About the TripExpert Score

9 expert recommendations


Boston Globe

Grotto feels like a well-kept secret: The ambience is a bit rough; the dishes sometimes a little unbalanced, but the soul of the cooking and attention to details give spirit to an evening out.


Frommer's 34

Grotto's subterranean dining room is a cozy retreat, with contemporary art on the exposed-brick walls and busy servers bustling around the small, crowded space. Full review →


Gayot 14.0

Northern Italian creations with bold flavors are what you will discover at this intimate subterranean dining room. Full review →


Lonely Planet

Tucked into a basement on the back side of Beacon Hill, this cozy, cavelike place lives up to its name. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Good value Italian in a Beacon Hill basement. Full review →


Rough Guide

Romance is on the menu at this brick-walled, subterranean Italian spot that’s close to Government Center.


Time Out 70

Sink below street level in Beacon Hill for a cozy and decadent Italian meal surrounded by exposed brick, shelves of wine and locally sourced artwork. Full review →



Tucked below street level at the point where Beacon Hill meets the West End and Government Center, Grotto is a tiny and charming restaurant with big flavor Full review →



A "well-kept Beacon Hill secret", this "lovely" "must" delivers "gorgeous" Italian dishes from a "romantic", "hidden" subterranean space overseen by a "delightful, informative" staff. Full review →

or use your email address:

Register Login

Already have an account?

Log in →
Forgot password?

Don't have an account yet?

Register →