I went to Grotto last night for Restaurant week with a group of 6... great experience! I've never been and went based on the raves about the place on this board--definitely will go back.
I had the mozzerella/tomato salad, very tasty buffalo mozzarella, and very refreshing. Had the spaghetti and meatballs for the main, the sauce was spicy (which I love) and it really had a unique flavor, not like many of the red sauce places in the North end which can be more generic.
I really wanted the gnocchi and short ribs but someone else in the party got it and loved it...
Very nice atmosphere, the service was fine and the food was great. Thanks hounds for the rec!