Checks off all important criteria!
Saturday, July 20. Love this restaurant: The food is excellent, view is beautiful amongst garden atmosphere, service superb, Jenny singing on Saturday has angelic beautiful voice. All good. Will be back.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still a great place to go!
Been going here for years! It's still a gem. Beautiful location, and the stage is attentive and friendly.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
LaGrotta is one of the very
LaGrotta is one of the very few restaurants in Atlanta that you can bring guests to dinner and actually carry on a quiet, intelligible conversation /// The food quality and the service has never wavered, always great ! /// One other plus, La Grotta parking situation allows self parking with protection from our recent monsoon season
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal in outstanding setting
Outstanding meal in beautiful setting with attentive service.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Serv ice is outstanding. The
Serv ice is outstanding. The food choices are excellent. Would recomend very much.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
No more Cheesecake Factory !
This is a Five Star Restaurant . The food was excellent, very tasty and light. The service was on point did not have to look for your waiter or try to get his attention. The ambience was like smooth jazz music. The scenic view was priceless.There timing and attention to the customer was on point, the whole experience was a Five Stars experience. You rating are perfect. Five Stars....... Thanks for the experience
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Local Italian Favorite
Very special Atlanta Italian tradition. Carlos was our server this week and He is a real Pro. The food is always outstanding.
It is a top notch restaurant.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every time we visit this restaurant
Every time we visit this restaurant we have an excellent meal, regardless of what we order. Their veal chop is particularly good.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
All the key ingredients
I love LaGrotta; it has all the key ingredients to place it top of my list of "favorite Italian restaurant". The atmosphere and view is gorgeous, with walls of glass overlooking jungle and waterfalls, even though the location is right next to I-285/Ashford-Dunwoody. The food and service...all superb. Then after dinner, 2 waiters noticed my son had given me a birthday card and brought the best complementary tirimasu with a candle and 2 glasses of champagne. Right now LaGrotta Ravinia has a wonderful offer, their "summer anniversary special" (including appetizer, entre, wine and dessert for $26.95.) Complements to the chef, the best around. Thank you for such an excellent dining experience. Loved it and so did my son. Thank you.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant Find Near Perimeter Mall
My wife and I spent a wonderful time Saturday night listening to an excellent three piece combo of piano, bass, and drums, while dining on well prepared pork tenderloin for myself and a shrimp meal for my wife. The setting was La Grotta Restaurant at the Ravinia across from Perimeter Mall, and the forestry setting behind the big plate glass windows and excellent music fit for easy dancing made for a very enjoyable evening. Families were in attendance with some small children along with a few large tables of eight, but most were tables of four and two in a low lite environment which made for a very comfortable dinner. Drummer Bill Norman's combo accepted requests which added to the excellent music combinations..an enjoyable evening for all.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Grotta Ravinia Still a Winner
We have been going to the La Grotta Ravinia for years and had the occasion to dine there once again this week, and it seems to us to be better than ever. What a superior experience - great food, great service, great wine and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a "forest", but almost across the street from Perimeter Mall. Some things just get more perfect with age.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
We celebrated our 52nd anniversary at La Grotta Ravinia on Friday night. The food, the service and the ambience were outstanding! We loved every minute of it!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jazz at LaGrotta on Saturdays
What is there to say? Just go and experience it for yourself. You like Jazz and Italian food??? What are you waiting for???
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always A Pleasure
One of my favorite spots. The service is always lovely and the food is consistently good.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent meal, wonderful ambiance.
The food s excellently prepared and the mood, decor and ambiance of the place makes for a wonderful experience every time we dine here.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Most polished service in an Atlanta
Took my dad for his 92nd birthday! Had the special menu because we did not want a huge meal. Everything was perfect, the food, the atmosphere, and especially the service. You only get this kind of service from a very well seasoned and trained staff. Most enjoyable evening.
8/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious scallops with mashed potatoes and a broth with corn and tomatoes. Veal saltimbooca was also a good recommendation by our waiter. Served with pesto penne and beans. We also had a delicious eggplant, tomato and onion soup.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were pleased with the overall experience and will recommend to family and friends. Restaurant staff were courteous and professional.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We didn't realize that music
We didn't realize that music is played on Saturday night so it was noisier than we wanted but people were dancing and enjoying the music. The food was delicious. I had scallops and it was a generous portion and very well done. My husband had a veal dish with artichoke and sun dried tomatoes that looked very good. We really enjoy the food and ambiance at La Grotta.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food and ambiance
Our dinners for three were very good and well prepared. Good choices on menue. The jazz band was very good and mellow, adding to the enjoyment of the meal. The view to the wooded surroundings was nice. Our main waiter was a little aloof and did not bring us the complementary appetizer that was provided for the other patrons around us, However a second much friendlier waiter kept checking on us and when he found out we did not get the complementary appetizer he broght us a free desert. So all in all a very good experience.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Six in a row
This was our sixth visit to La Grotta, and it did not disappoint. It is now our "go to" spot with out of town visitors. Great food, great service and all tucked away at the lower level of the garden inside Crowne Plaza.
Start with a drink upstairs in the crazy chairs, then walk down through the plants and have a gret meal.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was really great.
Everything was really great. Engaging, extremely accommodating and polite wait staff. Suggested we split salid's when we wanted a salid but didn't want to pay $23.20 for two small side salid's (everything is a la carte, salid is 8.99 + tax (.81) + tip (1.80) means a side salid is $11.60) That's a small salid and when split even smaller. The linguini seafood was truly superior. Plenty of seafood involved and a superior marinara. Live music was quite nice.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice and quiet
It was nice to be in a restaurant where one could carry a conversation and not compete with loud background music like most restaurants in Midtown. The food was good o was the presentation.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great views, romantic, good food and excellent service!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, excellent service
Didn't expect much from a restaurant tucked away in a hotel, but my wife and I came away with huge grins and promising to come back. The kitchen was caught out by a convention that made a usually calm night a full house, but the three waiters in our section shared the load, all running around and adding personal service at the same time.
Food was delicious, however the veal was rather small. Pasta dish was a good portion. Both had fresh, deep flavors. Good price for a bottle of Gavi di Gavi too.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've eaten at La Grotta Ravinia
We've eaten at La Grotta Ravinia several times because we love the gardens and water features, and wanted my husband's brother to enjoy the scenery for his first time visit. Other than one waiter who acted put-out because we did not want salads before our main entrees, the service was good and other waiters were very friendly and more attentive than the waiter who took our orders, then never returned to ask how was the food. Just a fluk because typically, all of the other employees are excellent and provide excellent service.
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
The band Saturday night was
The band Saturday night was excellent as usual. We would come more often if they were playing mopre often.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We come here often but this
We come here often but this night, they were extra busy with some large parties. As a result, the service wasn't quite as good as usual but the food remained outstanding.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waiter was awesome with recommendations. Enjoyed our Brushette appetizers. Ii ordered salmon, and my mom and friend ordered a pasta dish. Everything was delicious. They also surprised us with tiramasu cake and champagne. WOW!!! Very sweet.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
loved the scallops
The scallops and beef tenderloin were great. The garden and Hotel ambiance were also great. Very attentive wait staff. We were a party of four and had a great time.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. We enjoyed
Food was excellent. We enjoyed the three piece band. Purchased a Travelzoo coupon. EXcellent value. Will definitely dine here again.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth The Trip
We drove from Milton to try something different and was pleasantly surprised! Would not be a regular spot for us because of the drive, but would definitely come back.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went there to celebrate our 44th anniversary and were very happy with everything from the service to the food to the Saturday night jazz trio playing softly in the background. Only problem was finding the place and we had to call forassistance. There was a large SUV blocking their sign at the Crown Plaza Hotel so we didn't know it was inside the hotel. At the end of dinner our waiter brought us a surprise plate of Tiramisu and strawberries and two small glasses of Prosecco. Very nice!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is always such a pleasure to dine at this restaurant. The service is wonderful. Food is delicious. Ambience is delightful. Highly recommend!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Dates
It's the perfect place for a first date. We went on a Friday night and, while there were plenty of other diners, we felt like we were completely alone and had a chance to talk and get to know each other well.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate there 2 nights in a row and loved it. We did steaks the first night and they were wonderful! I ordered the filet well done, and it was like butter! My husband ordered the New York strip and loved it. We ordered from the Italian menus the next night and and had some of the best pasta ever. We will be back for sure!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were
The food and service were very good and a nice bonus was the bill was less expensive than we expected.
10/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another Memorable Dining Experience
This restaurant is in the Crowne Plaza hotel overlooking a beautifully landscaped natural area. I made a reservation there for my wife's birthday. We both chose items from the Fall Special Monday-Thursday menu The fixed-price meal of $26.95 included appetizer, entrée and a glass of wine. Enjoyed the shrimp/avocado appetizer. My wife had veal scallopini over polenta and Haricots verts. I had the trout with truffle mashed potatoes and the same vegetable. Both dishes were excellent . We both chose the house Merlot which was perfectly acceptable. Service was extremely friendly and attentive. My wife was presented with an elegantly plated large piece of superb tiramisu with the candle in it as well as a glass of champagne for each of us.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The waiter was very efficient
The waiter was very efficient but not hovering. The menu was varied enough for us to have quite a nice selection from which to choose. My husband really likes risotto and chose one of the selections from those offered-he loved it!!! Two of us had one of the veal dishes and both of us were well pleased.
I had given the restaurant a heads up that we were celebrating a Birthday.The Birthday celebrant received a very nice dessert and champagne on the house-very nice touch.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special night
Whereas other locations might provide here or there better, La Grotta deliveries an opal while hidden inside the plaza. While walking up to the restaurant, we passed plants and a waterfall--topped off with correct lighting as we descended the stairs. The sound of water splashing by my side and the warm date next to me, do you understand where I am going with this?
The food itself, however, wasn't the capo di tutti capi of Italian cusine. But to see that the menu had lamb and veil and didn't 'Olive Garden' me with a million Alfredo combinations brought a good sense of relief. I found the quality of the food worth the price and especially because the FOH made the shortcomings bearable. They were prompt, courteous and knew the menu well.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always fantastic. Everything I have tried on the menu has been spectacular. The restaurant is a hidden gem.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I celebrated
My husband and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary and the service was great. This was our second time to La Grotta and it was even better than the first time. We enjoyed the band, (singer had a great voice). And as always the view of the landscaping is spectacular. The food was very good just like the first time we ate there.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
A little bit of Italy
True Italian food in a beautiful setting...this is casual elegance at its best. The food experience from the amuse bouche offered by the chef to the crème brulee is not only delicious but also satisfying as only Italian food can be. We have tried several entrees and have found all of them to be top notch. I love the fish dishes while my hubby will order the veal every time. Carlos is our favorite waiter, a true professional who can advise you on your food and wine choices. One of our favorite stops in Atlanta!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant was absolutely perfect! I'd highly recommend the pork tenderloin to anyone!!! Their wine selection is great too!!!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and ambience - wonderful. As other reviewers have noted, the wait staff is a little on the slower side as far as checking on whether you would like another glass of wine, water, etc.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, Not inexpensive
La Grotta is not a place I can go to every day, but it's good for special occasions. The live music and dancing Saturday night added some fun energy to an otherwise classic Italian dining experience.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian Food!
This restaurant is a great find. It is tucked away in the Crowne Plaza Hotel across from Perimeter Mall. The food is very, very good. Dinner for three was $150.00. There is complimentary valet.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food in a lovely setting
We've dined here before but the food this night was even better than on previous visits. We had the veal carciofi which we always order, and then we asked the server if we could have the scallops prepared like the shrimp entree on the menu. It was delicious and even the server commented that it was a great idea. The setting is lovely, looking over a beautiful outdoor garden behind the hotel. Food was delicious and service very attentive, as always.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great meal
I have never had anything but a great meal here. The seafood risotto is the best I have ever had. The service tends to be slow so don't go if you are in a hurry. But why would you want to hurry through food this good anyway?
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great ambiance for couples professional service and waiters.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM