La Grotta Ravinia
La Grotta Ravinia

La Grotta Ravinia

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lagrottaatlanta.com/
  • Phone: 7703959925
  • 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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
La Grotta Ravinia reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (28)romantic (27)scenic view (20)fit for foodies (8)notable wine list (7)good for groups (6)neighborhood gem (4)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    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.
  • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 692 reviews are from the La Grotta Ravinia reviews archive.
  • 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
  • wonderful as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    My husband and I found this restaurant 15 years when we moved to Atlanta. It has been one of my favorites ever since. Took my family there for the first time last week and it was outstanding as usual: great food, great service, beautiful setting. Would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Gem
    JackietheG
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    For a quiet dinner with excellent food, La Grotta is always a winner. The view of the gardens of the Ravinia Hotel add to the ambience. Saturday evenings there is a "quiet" band with dancing. The prices are in line with the cuisine and they offer a wide variety of choices. Been going to this restaurant for 25 years.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian food!
    Lexus2VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We always have an excellent meal at La Grotta. The veal is so tender....you can cut it with a fork. Wait staff is attentive and friendly. A wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Food and service were excellent. Ceasar salad was amazing. I had the swordfish and husband had soup of the day and salmon. Everything was perfect and servers were ever so good.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bday Girl
    soulcharm
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    My boyfriend and I ate here for my birthday. Everyone at the restaurant was 65 years or older (lol) but we enjoyed the ambiance and service from a great wait staff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience BUT........
    ChuckL
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The service and the ambience were outstanding BUT the veal was very poor quality.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Italian Fix
    Redrobin1
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    The food is wonderful. The restaurant is in a beautiful setting. You have the feeling of being outside. What is especially pleasant is being able to have a conversation in a quiet setting and actually hear your table mates.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's the music
    FoodyVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Brought a group of 8 with me for their 3 PC dinner band and dancing, but surprised to find out the band only plays on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month instead of every Sat night. Still enjoyed dinner but noticed not as many diners without the music.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad I came back
    ATLintheVAILVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    It has been well over 10 years since I have eaten at this location,but have often gone to the Buckhead location. Despite being in a hotel, once in the restaurant, it was quite pleasurable. Good Italian food, relatively quiet and great setting. While mostly couples in there, it was very appropriate for our business dinner. Glad I came back and it will be just a couple months, not 10 years, before I return.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food and Good Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    We had an important dinner meeting and were very happy with our service and overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our evening at the La Grotta
    ElaineVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Our evening at the La Grotta Supper Club was perfectly delightful! We had a real good meal, we danced, we loved the music, we felt welcomed by the entire staff as they greeted us! We will return because it was such a different, wonderful evening!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unimpressive, Not Worth the $
    DDCNBA
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    This restaurant is in a beautiful hotel with a lovely setting which is about the best that can be said. The food was sub par and certainly not worth what was charged. The staff was friendly and accommodating, but quite slow. There were only about 10 people in the restaurant at 8:00 PM on a Friday night. That should have been an indication to me. It took 20 minutes for a bowl of soup to arrive at our table. I had the spaghettini which was bland and unsalted. My friend had the chicken fettuccine. She said the chicken was similar to the type you get pre-packaged to put on salads. We had crème brûlée and tiramisu for dessert, the best parts of our meal. All in all, I would not go back. Warning: parking during a wedding there is a nightmare!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food good service and
    Foodie22
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Great food good service and nice atmosphere... The best lemon ricotta cheesecake ever...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent
    justwantsomegoodservice
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Good food. Good service. Beautiful testaurant. It never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great romantic outing
    qs33
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This was my second trip to the restaurant and each time was a superb experience. The atmosphere, service and food are always top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dissatisfied
    dissatisfied1
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The waiter took forever to take our order and didnt seem happy to have us as customers. The food was bland. To make matters worse I was overcharge; $691for a $69 bill, then the manager had the audacity to tell me to call them once the money is refunded to my account ( by the way may take up to 7 days) to call and pay over the phone for our meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentines
    Cristancho
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was great. Needed some soft music to be playing. I will return. Thanks
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An Unforgettable Experience
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The service is phenomenal, the staff treats you with respect and they make you feel welcome and are delighted that you chose their restaurant to eat at. The food is worth every penny, down right the best Italian food I have ever had, rich, moist and flavorful, there are not enough adjectives to describe the quality and freshness of the food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day
    Rayton
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I went there with my wife for valentine's day and it was a great nigjt. The waiter was super friendly and the food was great. I just expected a bit more calm and less noise. But everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks!
    maurice
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Although it was Valentine's and a fixed menu, it was wonderful. Special thanks to being open to working with a little one's very selective palate!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet