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R Grotto Ristorante

$$ - $$$
Italian, Pizza, American, Bar, Pub
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710 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350-5012
+1 815-431-1100
11:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 00:00
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Wonderful food! You have to try the parmesian garlic bread nuggets and be sure to ask for extra dipping sauce. The pizzas and pastas are wonderful! Staff always friendly. Quick service too

Thank Cherie D
Ottawa, Illinois
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I used to enjoy coming here but not so much now. They need to put some money into the upkeep. The service was just ok. The pizza can be great or not so great it seems to depend on the time. We had gotten take out in Dec. and it was very good. Then a couple months ago the sauce... More 

Thank andipat
Effingham, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Everything we had was absolutely delicious. The cheeseburger pizza was genius. Genius! The staff was welcome and very friendly. Great place!

Thank Deena H
Leland, Illinois
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love their deep dish vegetarian pizza! My family loves the little nuggets that they have. Well they have loved any of the menu items that they've tried. Always have great service. The place is always clean. Never have to wait to be seated.

Thank TiaJean
Springfield, Illinois
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

My fellow Soldiers and I used to love coming into this place and enjoy apps and pizza with our drinks in the bar area...we took up the entire bar. The owner was very kind to us and we were thankful for the kindness...he always got our business. Pizza good, kind-of a hand toss style I think, not like Chicago deep... More 

Thank nursesrock43
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I love the food and atmosphere at R Grotto! I would highly recommend the nuggets of dough with seasoning and marinara sauce. So delicious!!

Thank Rachel K
Leland, Illinois
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

I was in Ottawa for a car show. I called them for a large deep dish vegetarian pizza. It was ready in 25 minutes. I picked it up and they gave me napkins, plates, forks, salt and pepper to go. It was absolutely the best vegetarian pizza I have ever had. Quick service.

Thank TiaJean
Sun City, Arizona
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253 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We were travelling from Ohio to Arizona and staying in Ottawa overnight. We wanted a good place for pizza to eat during the NBA finals. This was perfect. Of course, it helped that Cleveland won! But the pizza was outstanding. Deep dish pan pizza, nothing better.

Thank NancyBirk
Canton, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Had a good pasta meal today. Service was great. Was decorated nicely and clean and well taken care of.

Thank pstanko53
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

They have a full menu, but we are rather fond of their pizza. It is good, and you can also order "nuggets" (fried pizza dough, coated with garlic and parmesan cheese).

1 Thank Marjorie N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Italian, Pizza, American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 710 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350-5012
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 815-431-1100
R. Good Food
R. Good Friends
R. Good Atmosphere

Dine in, Carry out, Delivery, Catering, Reservations, Large groups

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?