La Grotta

4.8
2174 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Serving the finest in Northern & Regional Italian Cuisine, La Grotta offers old world charm and friendly, first class service and is located in the heart of Buckhead. A local favorite since 1978, La Grotta has received Best of Atlanta Award from Atlanta magazine since the mid 1980’s, prestigious DiRONA and AAA Four Diamond Awards since the early 90's.


La Grotta is tucked away in the heart of the Buckhead residential district and overlooks the lush gardens of the condo courtyard in which it is located. La Grotta literally means "the cave" in Italian and was named such for its cavernous and warm setting. The La Grotta staff is also well known and regarded for its vast knowledge of its customers, the food, diverse knowledge of languages (our staff speaks Italian, Spanish, French & German) and attention to detail. The menu specializes in Northern Italian cuisine with seasonal changes to reflect freshness of ingredients with a focus on locally grown produce.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2174 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Great service and great food per usual but I did order a dessert drink that I never received but was still charged for. Other than that everything was great!

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HelenG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

We all enjoyed our food. However in retrospect, I would’ve ordered something a bit different from what the wait person suggested. But still very good. Especially the bread and wine, and atmosphere of course!

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Wahid
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in Atlanta. Definitely the best Italian food in town with lovely atmosphere.

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vipStephenp
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service are consistently great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

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RichardQ
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there, will definitely go again. Server was knowledgeable of menu and was a big help with the decisions. Portion size and expense is as expected in this type of fine eating establishment. Service was outstanding.

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vipLucyM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Grotta was absolute perfection! The food was outstanding. The service was fantastic. Every little detail was perfect. My favorite dish was the mushroom risotto with shaved black truffle on top. The aperol spritz and dirty martinis were also great. And they even gave my boyfriend & I a complimentary glass of champagne for our anniversary. Everything was wonderful.

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vipAtlFoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

I'd heard about this place for years so we decided to check it out for a special event. First impression, we felt like we had busted in on dinner hour at a retirement home. It's in the basement of a somewhat dated residential building. Also, they didn't make any effort to accomodate our seating request. It does not appear that they have made any adjustments from the pandemic. The tables are very close together. It felt like we were eating with strangers. The starters were ho-hum but the entrees were pretty fantastic. The noise level is off the charts, almost to an overwhelming level and since the tables are so close together it can feel like the people at the next table are shouting directly at you. So, my suggestion would be to go there for take away. The food we had was overall really good. But you will have a better ambiance eating out of take away containers on your sofa.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best way to spend a birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Probably the best food we’ve had at any price in Atlanta. Very reasonable prices for food and wine. Service was very good — friendlier and more approachable than we expected. Nice room, but very loud.

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vipFrequentdiner
Atlanta
83 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

best traditional Italian Restaurant in town. The pasta dishes are outstanding. The service matches the food in quality.

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BradV
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food and service I’ve ever experienced. Strongly recommend the veal parm (off menu)

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Mark
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have only been there 3 or 4 times in 30 years and while it's 43 years old, classic Italian food, service and ambiance never gets old and appeals to young and old alike.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience5

This was our second visit.
And both visits had the same outcome. Let me start with our greeting was warm and welcoming. And the food is delicious!!! But both times we had waiters that impacted our dining experience. It was their attitude that affected us from being able to have an enjoyable evening. It’s a shame because the Restaurant has great food and a wonderful atmosphere. The managers do a good job we could feel and see how they care.
I hope they share this with there waiters

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vipJudithF
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect dining experience as always.

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vipLouise
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My only concern was no one wore masks. Including most of the wait staff.

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BillA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner with my love. Delightful.

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vipVjgv
Atlanta
87 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lagrotta is our special night out restaurant. The wait staff , food and drinks are all amazing. I love that they hold themselves as well as their customers to a high level of class and decorum. We sat outside and when the temps started to drop a space heater was fired up making it cozy and lovely.

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Dood
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time back in about 10 years. Still great. Every dish at La Grotta is fantastic.

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MichelleC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. We are looking forward to another trip to Atlanta just for another dinner at La Grotta!

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vipbogey
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Long on my list of places to try, I finally made it here last week. While the food is outstanding, I found the whole experience to be a bit disappointing. This is an old school restaurant where regular customers clearly get the better tables, and we were seated near the exit in traffic despite a reservation made weeks earlier. Despite a website describing jackets recommended for men, the table next to me had the men sitting in hoodies and the women in sweat suits. The tables are crowded into a dining room where the noise level is high enough that it’s actually difficult to understanding or even hear the waiter unless he leans into you to speak. Our waiter was quite informative and friendly, but, he disappeared in the middle of our meal never to return. He was replaced by another, with no explanation or introduction. Our birthday reservation was never mentioned by the staff. Overall, it was interesting and I’m glad I went. These aggrevations were tolerable, but, not worthy of a high end ( and expensive) restaurant. It would get only a lukewarm recommendation from me despite the wonderful food. I doubt I’ll be back.

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vipMjss
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as always. Made my daughter’s birthday so special!

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Boppa
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

The atmosphere, food and value for the food were excellent. Although the service was above average we found our waiter to be somewhat curt and unfriendly. We would definitely revisit and hope for a different waiter. Thank you!

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vipRush
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There's a reason you have a hard time getting a table. The food's fantastic, so is the service, the wine and the entire evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing 2 year anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb service and excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience3

Service was okay. Our server was no where to be found after the food was out. Instead, we found him taking shots with another table.

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vipSsatlanta
Atlanta
70 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the food and service were exemplary. It is a special treat to dine at La Grotta on a beautiful evening on the garden patio.

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vipC3ci
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Exceptional service and the food is outstanding. Loved the mushroom risotto with shaved truffles. So delicate!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wife’s birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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vipsouthernlady
Atlanta
57 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious! Always served beautifully! Always a wonderful evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipwannaN
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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Ryders
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food. Looking forward to next time!

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Maly
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent option when in Atlanta, delicious food, amazing ambiance… We loved it!

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JanieW
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

ATLANTA'S SECRET GEM. Best food/service/ambiance ever. Our waiter Damian was amazing. Counting down the days until we go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, service was attentive and personalized… couldn’t ask for a better way to spend an evening celebrating my sister’s birthday! We dined outside on the patio with some amazing weather and all walked out excited about how great our experience was. Keep it up- well done!

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MonaS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love coming to La Grotta. Always have a wonderful meal.

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RonC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food ambiance and service.

FAQs

La Grotta does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. La Grotta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 231-1368.

La Grotta is rated 4.8 stars by 2174 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.