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Date
Tue, 5/22
Time
10:00 PM

La Grotta

4.9
1056 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:45 PM - 9:30 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:45 PM - 10:30 PM
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Phone number
(404) 231-1368
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Antonio Abizanda
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
West Wesley
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Parking Details
We offer complimentary valet, or self parking next door in church parking lot.
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Public Transit
Lakeview Drive and Peachtree Road
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1056 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

My favorite Italian restaurant in Atlanta. Veal was superb. Only issue I encountered was with a rude waiter (not ours) who thought it was appropriate to steal a chair from our table (without asking or speaking to us) while there were many other open tables at a later hour.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I never know what is better the food or Walter's entertainment! Both are a slice of heaven on food. Walter is the best server in any restaurant in ATL! BTW, the Wild Boar Pasta was divine!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

I’ve been eating here for many years. Two of us had the special halibut. We both had to send back raw in center. It was served with 2 asparagus spears, 1/2 sliced carrot and 3 cherry tomato’s. $38.00

So expensive and bland.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous dinner! Best Italian food ever !!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Simple, elegant food that you can actually taste. I love it.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Good service and excellent food.
Very polite staff members

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Been here tons of times, I’m never disappointed. My husband proposed to me here and we try to come back once a year for our anniversary.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Haven't been here is two decades. We will be back much sooner

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Outstanding dinner as always!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Dinner was excellent, service was superb, atmosphere romantic
Would go back and highly recommend

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Excellent food service and place!!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Best service and authentic Italian I’ve had in Atlanta.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Fantastic food and awesome service! Will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

This was third visit to LaGrotta from out of town. The veal dishes are to die for. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Make this place a "must-go." The risotto will change your life.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Walter is the B.E.S.T.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Food was excellent. Waiter was good but not as knowledgeable of Italian food as he should have been. (My wife is Italian and grew up on her grandmother’s cooking) Food was excellent. Truffles were good but not with quite the same aroma as in the past at LaGrota and other Italian Restaurants.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

My husband and I have been dining at LaGrotta for 20 years on memorable occasions. The food and service has always been top notch and still is. This time I tried the snails in cream spinach... to die for... and the salmon which melted in your mouth. I’ve never tasted Salmon so good and so tender and cooked just right. The special was Black Truffle risotto . I have no words.... it was out of this world. Thank you LaGrotta and especially the chef for such a delicious dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Service is exceptional as is the food. Love it! Just hard to get a reservation!

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Not the best experience. Very loud with an event that dominated the room

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Always a great time. Love the location and the “feel” of the restaurant. Food and service are always top notch.

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3.0Dined on April 24, 2018

The only complaint I have is walter our waiter talked way too much. I know his entire life history. We were there for my husbands birthday not to hear about our waiters life. We tried not to entice conversation but to no avail.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Excellent service, great food, family like ambience. Definitely my new favorite.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Wow, La Grotta was amazing! We were celebrating our anniversary and this was the perfect spot. It was romantic and the food was exceptional! They made us feel very special. This may be a new tradition for us every year...or more often!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Elegant service, cordial owners, the finest food, table conversation easily heard

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

It was our first time at La Grotta and we were celebrating a birthday. The service was impeccable and the food was savory and perfectly cooked. As a matter of fact, was in the mood for Frutti di Mare (Seafood Pasta) which wasn’t on the menu but the chef made it happen. They cater to their patrons and go the extra mile.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

La Grotta has been amazingly consistent over the years and is always a pleasurable dining experience.
Unfortunately our service on Wednesday evening was not good. Because I was dining with a wine collector and it was my birthday, he brought a special wine. When our waiter opened and poured it(even asking if we wanted to pre-taste it... I’m, yes!) he then deposited the bottle in our neighbor table’s wine bucket. Despite my daughter’s mentioning to him that the occupants of that table had removed it several times, thinking it was their own, he made no move to get us our own wine bucket (or refill our wine).
The waiter approached our table only when I made eye contact and signaled him over, both to take our order, move on to the next course, or bring the check at the end of the meal. It was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The best italian restaurant in Atlanta

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Top notch on every level. I have enjoyed this restaurant on limited occasions for over 30 years and they never disappoint.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had a lovely dining experience tonight at LaGrotta for a get-together with friends. Food was superb!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was fabulous. I would totally recommend it.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Have you ever wished you could go back in time to the days perfect service,!sensational of food and the perfect atmosphere. That’s La Grotto. How on earth I missed this gem of a restaurant I do not know ,but now I found it, I will return over and over. Every morsel of food was cooked to perfection and Walter provided service beyond the pale. I could not give this restaurant stronger recommendation .
Well in advance it’s not easy to get a table on short notice and I understand why.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I make it a point to find authentic Italian restaurants whenever I travel. I stumbled upon La Grotta on Saturday and I'm so glad I did. Outstanding food, wine, ambiance and staff. I recommend 100%.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Always great at La Grotta. Very professional and friendly service. Great bartender. Great food. Especially the veal. Also loved the buratta caprese salad

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

It was great!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

A rare truly Italian gem in Atlanta Buckhead area! We will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Noted that the occasion was my wife’s birthday but waiter didn’t seem to know or care. Disappointing!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Awesome food. Our waiters were top notch. If you go and the weather is good I suggest you sit on the back patio. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great experience. Food was delicious. Waiter was busy but attentive. Highly recommended.

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