La Grotta - Richmond
Great Italian DiningLa Grotta has been one of my favorite Italian restaurants for years. Tucked into a corner in Shockoe Bottom the ambience in warm and cozy down in the grotto. The food is fabulous with a small but varied menu. There is a large wine list that is a little pricey but I think worth it. All in all a great spot for a romantic dinner or special occasion.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome FindThis was my first time going to LaGrotta. I wasn't aware that the restaurant had been around for 20 years. Everything was great. The food was Italian I've ever had, the waiter was attentive and knowledgeable and the restaurant looked liked an Authentic Italian restaurant, seen in movies :-).5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness DinnerMy collegues were very impressed with your restaurant. The ambience for a business dinner was perfect. The food and service was well received.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMNo reservationThe restaurant did NOT have record of my reservation. Luckily, they could fit my party in.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLa Grotta is GreatVery romantic, always a great meal. The gnocchi is amazing here. Portions aren't 'family style' but it's enough to fill you up.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial eveningThis is our favorite restaurant for special evenings out, with superb food, helpful and friendly staff and consistent quality all around. My ravioli with spinach, ricotta and cream sauce was delicious and my spouse's veal scallopini with asparagus and cheese was equally mouthwateringly good. Topped off with chocolate mousse and blackberry cheesecake -- what more could we want? Not a thing.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food/service..We had a wonderful dinner at La Grotta, however the online reservation was somehow messed up. Thankfully we called to add people to our reservation, and found that instead of 12 people we only had a reservation for 2 people! We had to move the time from 6:30 to 9PM, as they had filled up in the mean time. Next time I will double check the online reservation by calling the restaurant!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, nice atmosphereGood food, nice atmosphere and very friendly staff5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to La Grotta has aWe went to La Grotta has a celebration for a graduation and the experience was fantastic we were accommodated at every level. The waiter did not rush us at all and was there when we needed him. The food and wine were amazing! We were a party of 10 and was seated in the wine cellar, which could not have been a better venue. I would highly recommend La Grota to anyone5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, as alwaysLa Grotta is one of our all time favorites. They never disappoint. It is our go to pick for special occasions, out of town guests or important clients. Food and service are impeccable. Wine list is extensive. Highly recommend.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable evening onceVery enjoyable evening once the rush subsided. Reservations need to be managed better. Food was very good especially the pasta trio appetizer and the tiramisu. Great atmosphere. We'll be dining at La Grotta again.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Italian cuisine.Outstanding Italian cuisine. Extensive menu, all reasonably priced. Friendly, professional and helpful staff. A must dine!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall very good experience.Overall very good experience. Great food, great service. We'll be back.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first visit andThis was my first visit and will definetely come back soon.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother excellent meal hereAnother excellent meal here with my husband during Richmond Restaurant Week. Enjoyed the menu choices, all was fresh and delicious. Would highly recommend.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLa Grotta has been a favoriteLa Grotta has been a favorite restaurant of mine for years. I have never had a bad experience there, and the food is beyond exceptional. The service is great, and presentation is top notch. The only thing holding back the experience from being perfect was the wait. I made reservations through Open Table the week prior, and still had to wait for my table to be set and ready - although I'm not one to really be bothered by that sort of thing.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOPen Table failed to mentionOPen Table failed to mention parking validation provided by La Grotta. Instead, the site noted public parking further along Cary Street.
This mistake will cost diners and should be rectified.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA nice additionHaven't been back to Richmond in 35 years. La Grotta combines excellent Italian food, a great wine list, and is reasonably priced4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service, Even Better CuisineThis place is ah-MAZING!! I have been coming here for years with friends, family and clients alike. I always suggest this place when dining with a foodie or with anyone that has Italian blood! Even the most discerning food snobs will love this place. Its small and cozy but not crowded or cramped. The wine choices are incredible and delicious. The staff has recommended some great vino and have never disappointed. They seem to know their wines well. The FOOD IS OUTSTANDING!!! I have never been disappointed with a meal here,EVER! The rockfish and the stuffed ravioli are to die for. The servers are great and go out of their way constantly to make it a great dining experience. I will continue to come here b/c I know it will be wonderful! Kudos!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were here on a Friday nightWe were here on a Friday night for dinner and had a great experience! We sat in the back of the restaurant in the wine cellar area which was great ambience for a romantic dinner for two. The food was excellent and the desserts amazing. I would definintely come back to eat here again.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI took a chance at makingI took a chance at making reservations for a client dinner at La Grotta when I hadn't eaten there myself first. Turned out to be a great choice - the client loved the atmosphere, the wine selection and the food. Staff was great, I will definitely return!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I love going here.My wife and I love going here. Great wine list. cool wine cellar setting. the BEST ceasar salad i have EVER had. Wait staff is great and the food is amazing!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Wedding Anniversary EverOur new favorite restaurant in Richmond. The food was absolutely superb and our waiter, Blake did a phenomenal job! We can't wait to dine with La Grotta again!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been to La Grotta numerousHave been to La Grotta numerous times over the years and always have a great experience.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a business meeting hereHad a business meeting here with a colleague. Food was delicious, nice wine selection and service was excellent. We got to choose our table and have a good conversation as the noise level was moderate being a Monday evening. Would highly recommend. We will be back:)1/28/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't order the buffalo steakI have been at this restaurant many times and I would always score them with 5 starts but it is an Italian restaurant and I always ordered Italian fare, except during this visit. They have in their menu Buffalo Rib-eye, I ask the waiter about it and he highly recommended, I love Buffalo meat so I when away from traditional and got the buffalo meat. It was the worse piece of buffalo meat I ever had (I had it many times in other places). I was having a business dinner meeting so I did not send it back and decided that it was my fault for ordering steak at a good Italian restaurant but in a place like this my expectation are high and they were not met.12/10/2012 12:00:00 AM