I don't usually write reviews, and I typically never write a good review; but I LOVE this restaurant and have always had the most wonderful experience. We are not part of the rich and famous; yet I have always felt like the most important person in the room. From the genuine friendly greeting at the door to the smile and welcome from the service staff and management, I felt like I belonged there. Try to make the Blue Grotto more than your special occasion restaurant; I think everyone deserves it. Everyone deserves to be treated like they belong, to be served great food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere and to be appreciated for your business. It is one of the greatest reason’s to go to The Blue Grotto instead of so many other options out there; I always feel valued and I will always come back.
The food at this restaurant is unbelievably delicious. I would recommend it to everyone. The atmosphere is relaxing and fun. We had appetizers, entrees and dessert and could not finish the large, fresh and tasty portions. The server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. I had the Penne Chicken and Sweet Corn, others in my party had the meatloaf, pan seared scallops and the cheeseburger. All of the meals were done perfectly and loaded with flavor. The cocktail menu was creative which made it difficult to decide. The scorpian bowl was huge but my favorite drink was the watermelon cocktail (I think it was "Better Watch What You Wish For"). This is a restaurant you can wear jeans or dress up. Go there hungry.
Truly a gem in Providence. I travel a lot for business and each time I come home to enjoy Federal Hill I know exactly where I am going. The Blue Grotto IS Federal Hill to me. The food never disappoints, the menus are changed each season and always make my mouth water. They must have an angel working as a pastry chef because I've never had better cheesecake (Sorry Mom) And the biggest winner for me is the wine list. There are pages and pages of different wines, I always try something new and the servers are incredibly knowledgable, always there with a good suggestion. If you are looking for true Italian flavors in a relaxed atmosphere look no further.