La Grotta Ravinia
La Grotta Ravinia

La Grotta Ravinia

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lagrottaatlanta.com/
  • Phone: (770) 395-9925
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from La Grotta Ravinia
At La Grotta Ravinia, the clientele dine in a casual yet gracious atmosphere. The décor highlights an open kitchen and a surrounding complete with waterfalls and lush gardens. This rustic background creates a setting that encompasses the outdoors and is especially picturesque.
Our primary focus is Northern Italian and regional cuisine with some global influences. Our dishes are inspired by the very old traditional family recipes yet are innovative enough to meet today's sophisticated expectations. We continually update our menus because we are dedicated to providing Atlanta's most interesting Italian cuisine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
La Grotta Ravinia reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (49)romantic (45)scenic view (32)fit for foodies (19)notable wine list (15)good for groups (15)neighborhood gem (9)late-night find (7)great for lunch (5)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Disappoiinting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Disappointing overall experience somewhat salvaged by entrees. Ordered veal cannelloni only to be informed by a server that it has been removed from the menu due to the labor intensive preparation. Enjoying dishes I would not prepare myself is an important part of my dining experience. Seating by the windows was very cold so waiter moved us next to kitchen. The kitchen itself was not busy so fairly quiet but the servers gathered around socializing were quite loud and the noise intruded throughout dinner. Coffee was so old not drinkable so replaced with soda that was flat and also not drinkable. Entrees however were simple and fresh and well prepared. For a more refined and high quality dining experience will stick with Buckhead location. Would only go back to this location with large group, not a couple, and would expect an average experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Consistant Quality
    Jazzlily
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    LaGrotta Ravinia is one of our favorite spots and we celebrate many occasions there. We can count on great food, great service and perfect ambiance. For all this the pricing is not outrageous but is rather a very good value.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Grotta Has It All
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I booked La Grotta for a business meeting, as I had eaten there a few years ago. It was still just as great as I remembered, The service was top notch. The food was absolutely delicious, and presentation was awesome. Great wine selection. We had several folks with us from out of town and they were all very impressed. The bonus was the view from our table. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not real italian
    CaptVP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    OK, not for people looking for real Italian food. Its OK if you're on a business trip staying at the hotel. Otherwise, better choices AND prices nearby.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not real italian
    CaptVP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Its OK, business traveler staying at hotel/convention. Not for a true Italian foodie. Those picky about Italian food, this is not the place. Good atmosphere, but again, not the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding dining experience
    diningfan
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We keep going back to this fabulous find for excellent food, attentive service and wonderful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Ate here ten or more years ago and it was great then too. Really good food, wonderful atmosphere, and attentive service. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice evening
    BlueeyedSara
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Really good food overlooking a lovely park with excellent service. Definitely will return for dinner again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a dining gem!
    Treat4G
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My (now) wife and I have become regulars because of the menu, extensive wine list, the incentive to learn and interact in (some) Italian and take in the romantic ambience! NEVER a disappointment and the staff is TOP-NOTCH! Smiles for everyone when you dine at LaGrotta! Can NOT wait to return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal in tranquil setting
    JohnWVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We try to dine here every 30-60 days because of the setting combined with excellent Italian food. My wife and I love overlooking the serene courtyard filled with trees and a man-made brook. This time we began with the sauteed calamari (far better than Scoma's in S.F). My wife had the Veal Parmigiano as an entree and I had the Risotto con Frutti di Mare. Both were oversized portions. We ended the evening with a dessert of tiramisu. Everything was prepared perfectly and tasted great! We had a team of three waiters servicing our table. All were very attentive without being obtrusive. Free valet parking with restaurant validation. All in all, another super dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They had a bad night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I love this restaurant, been going for years. BUT....last Tuesday night they were slammed with a large group and a no-show employee and it was very, very slow. There were apologies from the wait staff, but nothing heard from the manager and no offer of compensation. The B team was on duty that night!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, service not so much
    Eatinout
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We were seated quickly. They took our order in a timely manner and delivered the food warm. The calamari was very good, my entrée of veal parmigiana was also good, but then we waited and waited and waited to get somebody to bring our check. My husband finally went to the Maitre'D to pay the bill and leave. It was a nice meal until the end and we probably waited 45 minutes to finally be able to pay.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Night Out
    foodlovers
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A very nice place to relax and enjoy a quiet celebration
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Took great care of us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I left a comment on my reservation noting that it was me and my wife's first wedding anniversary. Upon arriving, the hostess made sure to tell us happy anniversary. We were immediately met with water and bread, no wait. Throughout the night our service was impeccable and they brought out tiramisu and champagne to congratulate us. It was perfect and we will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy
    anniversaryfun
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food was excellent! The servers were there but not often as it was our anniversary and they left us alone. I did extra for us they knew we were celebrating. Nice touch, thank you. We will go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian Food in Atlanta
    Italian
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The restaurant is located inside the hotel. Once you enter you immediaty feel the ambiance of an Italian scene. Food is amazing. The staff serves by committee which is white table cloth stellar service. Old school service and exceptional food makes LaGrotta a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Sandman
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We came here to celebrate our anniversary based on other reviews which were overwhelmingly positive so we had high expectations. In one short word to describe our experience- disappointed. We had mentioned on our Open Table reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary but no one knew until we mentioned it to them at the end of our evenings. Service was poor & impersonal even though it was not that busy. A wine list was not provided to us at the time we sat down & I had to request one. The food was okay..nothing special or even creative...something that I was expecting for the price that we paid. To be fair, there was live music which helped with the ambience and it was good. And I allow that anyone can have an off night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely ambience
    Djm3
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Some dishes were delicious, others mediocre. Service was disappointing. But the location in our hotel was perfect and the ambience pleasant and relaxing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service
    Llllllll
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I went there with my parents for their anniversary. Food was okay, but the service was HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!! My server was so rude. My parents were very upset. I would never go there again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dried out tasteless veal saltimboco
    MoeG
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    When we lived in Atlanta, this was our favorite restaurant. We try to come to La Grotta whenever we are back in Atlanta. This visit was a disappointment. The service was slow and my veal saltimboca was dried out and tasteless.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Time not disappointed.
    bigeater
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The staff was excellant, the recomendations were great. We were not rushed and allowed to enjoy our meal and our conversation. The waiter volunteered the kitchen would make changes to dishes to meet our preferences. Calming views of the woods and water.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Service, Not So Great Food
    Vonnie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My husband and I went to La Grotta Ravinia on a Wednesday for our anniversary. We visited the sister restaurant in Buckhead a month ago and loved the food but hated the service. This time it was the opposite the service was great, but the food was lackluster. I had the caprese salad which was good the fried calamari was fine but a little boring. I had the duck entrée which was cooked well, but not as flavorful as the duck that I had at the sister location. My husbands lamb tasted as though it wasn't seasoned at all. We were given a complementary tiramisu which was the best thing we had all night. Overall we like the ambiance and service at this restaurant, but the food left something to be desired.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovesfood
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food, as always, was wonderful. The service was good and the view was lovely. It's a great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be going back :-)
    Ksamp
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I purchased a Groupon for La Grotta Ravinia and my husband and I went on a Monday night. We were sat at a table by the window so that we had a view of the gardens and waterfall and the restaurant was very quiet which is just what we needed after a long day of work. Everything here is authentic Italian at it's best. We ordered the Beef Carpaccio appetizer and for our entrees I had the chicken risotto and my husband had one of their veal dishes. Both of them were PHENOMENAL! The service was great and we will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, mediocre service
    buckheadfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was quire good. A little slow to get to the table considering there was an average size crowd. We had about 3 different people waiting on us and asking the same thing about our drinks and orders....kinda weird. Then a lot of time between checking in with us. Could have used another drink and never asked. Just seemed a little scattered. But did enjoy the food. atmosphere quiet and easy to talk,
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. OK service.
    Kell
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Small portions for an Italian restaurant. Wait staff was a little pushy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was good..
    bellemama
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    and the service even better. Love the ambience and using a Groupon helps to make you come back more often.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!
    kevinkeys2003
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I took my wife here for her birthday dinner. It was a great experience as both the food and service were excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant to others!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Birthday Celebration!
    AHappyBirthday
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I dined at La Grotta several years ago and had a great experience. We decided to celebrate both of our birthdays there this year and are so pleased with our choice. The restaurant has done some very nice updating and the atmosphere was incredibly pleasant. There was a trio playing and the music was perfect. The entire meal experience...food, service, atmosphere...created a wonderful celebration. We have made the decision to visit more often and wonder why we waited so long to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 702 reviews are from the La Grotta Ravinia reviews archive.
  • Great specials
    kcaenj
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This was located in a very nice section of the perimeter center. The menu had lots of interesting choices but I went with two specials ... The tomato garlic and eggplant soup was Amazing. For dinner the trio of veal, beef medallion and shrimp was delicious. To too it off the combo of traditional cappuccino and tiramisu was awesome. Very attentive waiters, would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still My Favorite Restaurant
    Jazzlily
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    No matter how often we dine at different restaurants, through the years La Grotta at Ravinia remains our favorite. The food is always perfect, the ambiance is the best and the service is attentive but not smothering. We have had many dinners here: family gatherings, retirement parties, reunions and several holiday and birthday dinners. The food is exquisitely prepared with top quality fresh ingredients and portions that are reasonable yet very filling.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A romantic dining experience
    Misterious1
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This place was amazing! My significant other and I have been rekindling our love for each other and this place truly set the tone. From the hostess Jasmine (who as great) to our servers to the food - our dining experience was fantastic and the night ended magically. We will certainly return!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Atmosphere
    mrcommitted
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I was looking for a special place to take my wife to celebrate the 37th "anniversary" of the day we met. La Grotta Ravinia proved to be the perfect choice. The setting is beautiful and the management honored my request for a table in a quiet area of the restaurant with a nice view. We enjoyed the food and the service was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LaGrotta continues to excell
    Louu
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    LaGrotta is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Atlanta, a gem that I don't think most people know exists as it is within a hotel. I've been there many times and last week was typical of the great service and delicious food for which LaGrotta is known. The view is fantastic if one is seated near the vast expanse of glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food & Service is Excellent
    KTB1
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The menu and the service is top notch, and I loved having the ability to dance between courses since they have special Saturday nights with live music. Very romantic. Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Showing it's age
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Been going to LaGrotta for twenty years. The restaurant and hotel are showing their age-but service is first rate!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Service was good. We expected more. Our Server Assistant was more on it and had a better personality than the Server. No spiel. Food was ok. The highlight was the view and over all ambience. Nothing like the experience of the other La Grotta. Bummer.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Treat
    MAW1VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Husband treated me to brunch! Superb! Excellent selections prepared with perfection! Service was impeccable. I felt totally pampered.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    hotlanta
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was fresh, and the Italian pasta dishes were authentic. The service however was lacking. When we arrived the waiter for our table asked us if we would like round of "mimosas". We did not realize that the mimosas were $8 each...quite pricey for a $40 per person buffet until we received our bill. We were never asked if we would like soft drinks or tea, and had to ask to have our water glasses refilled.The only other time that the waiter came to our table of 3 was to ask us if we wanted another round of Mimosas!! The waiter put the check on the table before we had our desserts which were yummy, and did not even ask us if we wanted coffee with our desserts. Then the manager came over and asked us why the $10 tip was so small!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    spcltreat
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    You can depend on receiving great service and food at LaGrotta. We thoroughly enjoy coming here and have recommended it to others when they are in the area.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet