Azzurro
Azzurro

Azzurro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.azzurros.com/
  • Phone: 8042821509
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Navarrette
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer off-site Catering Services as Weddings, Private Parties (Small and Large), Banquets, Rehearsal Dinners, Receptions, etc. We are a very flexible Catering service fully licensed. For more information on how we can make your event special, please call (804) 282-0880.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Great Big Parking Lot in front that extends throughout the River Road Shopping Center.
A word from Azzurro
Relaxed refinement, outstanding meals, and impeccable service blend to create unforgettable Italian dining at Azzurro. Whether seated on the softly-lit patio or inside near the comfort of a crackling fireplace, this award-winning restaurant embodies an elegant, yet warm, intimate ambiance. Here you will be greeted by a friendly, attentive staff eager to assist you with seating, menu selection, and an extensive wine list. Most important is our desire to provide an exceptional, memorable experience. Ranging from a casual luncheon to celebrating that most special occasion, Azzurro is the ideal choice.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Azzurro reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (63)special occasion (58)great for outdoor dining (58)romantic (47)fit for foodies (46)notable wine list (32)great for lunch (32)great for brunch (28)good for groups (21)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Excellent experience
    LocalEatr
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Sunday brunch selections were a good mix of lunch and breakfast offerings so that we could have whatever we wanted. The breakfast pizza was outstanding as were the french toast, cinnamon role, and muffins. Dining under an umbrella on the porch was perfect. Service was attentive and pleasant and responsive to requests. Overall a very good meal and a very nice time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd time at Azzuro
    Giantfan63
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I went there 6 or 7 years ago with a business group. This time I took my grown daughter and several of her friends for a birthday dinner. We really enjoyed the surroundings and food. Wait staff was attentive but not pushy. I won't wait so long to dine there again. A must in Richmond if you enjoy Italian food. I also appreciated the casual attire of most patrons. Option seems to be as long as you come presentable you are welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • azzurro is great
    KBF1
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Really enjoyed a nice lunch at this restaurant. Food was very good, a little overcooked but yummy anyway.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CEZgal
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Surprising good food. Nice atmosphere for a date or group. Impressive cocktail and wine list. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JLMSontheroad
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    A very good meal with some splendid items. The Caesar salad was fresh but left something to be desired, and the spinach with the saltimboca did not pair perfectly. My daughter and I thought the scallops in Gorgonzola appetizer was fabulous, and my wife loved her lasagna. We had a very nice experience for my daughter's birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Very nice dinner at Azzurro's - the dinner special (penne with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes) could have been excellent, but parts of it were ice cold. The kitchen was very busy, and I wondered if it had been sitting somewhere waiting to be brought to our table. I'd definitely return though... I've had excellent lunch and dinner experiences here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Azzurro is special
    Jack
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We took out-of-town guests to Azzurro for dinner and had a very pleasant evening. I made our reservation through the OpenTable website and found it a great way to make a reservation. Our guests were mos impressed by the quiet competence and friendliness of the restaurant staff and the excellent dinners. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Every Saturday for 20 years!
    lauri1VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    CONSISTENTLY great in every way. Indoors can get a bit noisy but it is just a really popular place so the tables are usually filled! The newly remodeled patio is lovely. The food is delicious, authentic Italian. Many vegetarian & gluten free options, served without a sneer!We have been to the most popular, most expensive, most raved-about in RVA- and the entire staff at Azzurro take the prize every year. Rarely is a wine or water glass left unfilled, the food is ALWAYS the right temperature, no one has ever served the next course before the first one is finished.And we hope that Carlos, the head chef, is treated like the king of chefs that he is-his dishes are creative, elegant & delicious! What a treat to dine at Azzurro!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marci
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We love to dine at Azzurro, whether for lunch or dinner. The food and service are always outstanding. It can sometimes be noisy, but they have added some sound-absorbing panels, rugs, etc. so that it is much quieter than it used to be.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to come back!
    Whitelinengoodwine
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The ambiance was great - white linen tablecloths, nicely dressed, convivial crowd but not stuffy. The menu had a lot of variety and there were specials that utilized fresh local produce (always a plus in my world!). I didn't love my first glass of wine so I asked for a taste of another and was pleasantly surprised when our server graciously replaced it with one I did like. We had the burrata (yummy fresh mozzarella with a creamy center) salad with heirloom tomatoes which was delicious and I also had the eggplant rollatini which was outstanding! My daughter had the capellini with fresh mozzarella, chicken and diced fresh tomato. That was also very good. I'd rank this as one of my new favorites!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    disappointeddiner1
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Very disappointing. My friend and I ordered the special which was a Caprese Panini toasted. The panini was flavorless. The french fries had an odd taste. This was my third visit. Two previous disappointing dinners. One was an angel hair with chicken, mozerella wine etc. regular item on menu and the other was a special fish of the day. Won't be back. Three is my limit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary
    Anniversary
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My wife and I chose Azzurro for our anniversary celebration. We were surprised with two glasses of champagne to toast the occasion. We shared the beet salad special. Our pasta entrees were delicious. I had the Bucatini Carbonara, and she had the Tortellini. We shared the La Bomba dessert, and the dark chocolate was devine. The service was very good. We enjoyed the quiet romantic dinner we hoped for on our special night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dining Experience!
    foodisgood
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went to Auzzuro to meet a friend and was so impressed by the food and ambiance that I will definitely be back. I have been bragging about it since.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for all occassions!
    quietman
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I have be dinning at Azzurro's for a number of years, it is always well managed , with the food , service and wine selection being excellent! West and his staff are always alert to any thing they can do to make your dinning experience a wonderful one!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!!
    lauri1VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    You just can't do better than this--consistently fantastic! Love the patio!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Can be a little noisy but consistently friendly staff, good food and good service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    windycindi
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was Delicious. It was rather loud, too loud. Also, took the server a long time to bring the bill. They were great at refilling drinks, very timely.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We ate on the patio which is very pretty and quieter than inside. There were 6 of us and all of us loved our entrees. The service was prompt but not over attentive. We go there for brunch, lunch and dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First night out in a long time.
    Almt
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I choose Azzurro for our first post baby date night and our first date night in over four months. We wanted something close to our neighborhood (westham) and special. Our meal was superb, the wine list was extensive and the atmosphere was elegant but relaxed. It is a bit noisy due to it's popularity, but the other patrons were a jubilant bunch. It's also pricey, but the portions are large enough to bring home leftovers (which were a great treat the next day) so you can really get four meals out of two. All in all it was a perfect meal and a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luv2dineoutVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Twice we have been seated at the same table that has the AC blowing right down on you and have moved. Unfortunately, we were moved to a table in the bar area. Not only was it so loud we couldn't even hear each other, but we had people's backsides in our face the entire meal! Other meals there have been delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We find all menu offerings to be very good but the most outstanding thing about this restaurant for us is the fact that all of the staff are friendly, helpful, and remember their loyal customers. A great place to unwind after a day at the office.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anna
    Anna
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Nice lunch, relaxed, good service, great for a girlfriends' luncheon. Would have preferred a green other than Arugula for my luncheon salad with Apples etc as this lettuce is difficult to eat with a fork. Overall excellent salad and shrimp/tomato soup, however.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cmmeacham
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food was wonderful and very well served. It is a quiet and comfortable place to eat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sonofachef
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I decided to order - "off menu". Simply described what I wanted, which was a lighter pasta dish than I could find on the menu. I asked them to prepare a pasta dish, maybe linguine, not too heavy, with some olive oil, scallions, garlic, a little fresh spinach, shrimp, white wine and some spices. The waiter had no problems, and once I put some fresh parmesan on it , it was perfect. Nice to have something like this place in Richmond (and not far from my home).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a good night.
    ZsaZsa
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We have dined at Azzurro's on many occasions. We were there to celebrate my birthday and I decided to order something different. I had a caesar salad and the Chicken Picata. I have had the salad before and it was not as good as usual. I did not like the chicken picata at all. It was swimming in a watery lemon sauce and the chicken was chewy and unappetizing. It was a disappointing birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    IT IS A PLEASANT RESTAURANT I LIKE THEY HAVE TABLE CLOTHS, BUT THE SERVICE WAS NOT GOOD. OUR WAITER HARDLY EVER CAME BACK TO THE TABLE TO SEE IF WE WANTED ANOTHER DRINK OR ANYTHING. I DID LEAVE A 20% TIP, BUT FELT IT WAS NOT A GOOD EXPERIENCE. THE FOOD WAS SOSO, NOT THE BEST. I ALWAYS GO BACK BECAUSE THEY HAVE REAL CLOTH NAPKINS AND IT"S A COMFORTABLE AND LOVELY PLACE.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ordinary Italian food
    Luv2dine2
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We ate outside on a pleasant evening which was very nice. The waiter was very attentive as well. We had calamari for appetizer which was good but both the tartar and tomato dipping options were pretty basic. I had the scallops in linguine but the scallops were very bland and added nothing to the dish. My husband had seafood combo of scallops, mussels, clams and shrimp but apparently both the mussels and clams were the smallest he'd ever seen and the scallops uninteresting. Another in our party did have the soup special and the crab and avocado salad both of which she did like. Overall, it was nice being outdoors with good wine but the food should have been much better especially given the expense.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a wonderful experience.
    hunneybun
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The service was outstanding as well as our food choices and our request through "Open Table" was met. We were treated upon arrival as if we dined there at least once a week - very friendly. The secondary staff was equally as accommatating as our regular server and they were never far away to meet your request and remove finished plates. It is one of our favorite dining places and we highly recommend it and look forward to a return visit very soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • July 11, 2014
    bruce
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Every thing good except the duck breast was tough.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian food in America
    weed
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Best calamari I've enjoyed in Richmond. A few misspellings in the menu, but wonderful and authentic Italian food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stupendo!
    Luv2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Delicious, fresh, wonderful food in a beautiful atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    RVAfoodies
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Brunch with the family on Father's Day. Everyone loved the food and we thought the brunch menu offered a variety of choices. Our server was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Superb Dining Experience
    ItalianChic10
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Have dined at Azzurro often; their food and staff have never disappointed. Staff is professional, knowledgeable about menu and dining atmosphere is impeccable with linen tablecloths used at all times. A real treat when we go. By the way, parking is not a problem either.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Tripp
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I took a special date there and was completely satisfied with the service, food, and ambiance. I will be back soon
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Been going here for many years and Wes and his staff are always 100% when it come s to product knowledge, service, and quality. Thanks for another enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Seafoodlover
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Staff did great job taking care of 5 Hungary guys -- food was awesome and wine spectacular!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    Browneyedgirl
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Food was good but not great. We had a reservation and were seated right next to the waitstaff station. Our server disappeared for about 30 minutes. This was the first time my husband and I had been in over 6 years. We aren't dying to go back.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Not Up to Par
    newbie
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We were disappointed in our food. I ordered the special which was Mahi Mahi - it was very bland and the broccoli was overcooked and watery. My husband ordered Tre Scalini (a veal dish). The veal was not very tender. The beet salad was fine but at $13 very over priced. With entrees mostly in the mid to upper $20's, I think we should expect food at a higher quality. We were celebrating our anniversary and were disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Excellent food. Nice ourside but very noisy inside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BarbVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Terrific, everything was perfect. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate