The food was wonderful and did not disappoint for a first time visit. The energy and ambiance was just right. My friend and I got there early for dinner and couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable dining experience. I had a chicken dish, pollo genovese and my friend had grilled salmon. Our sides were broccoli and a stuff potato. The service was excellent also. Had a great night and would dine there again. It is pricey so you need to be prepared, but worth it!
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian in Richmond
Always fantastic, but even better when the patio is open! Great pasta and terrific waitstaff. Brendan was our server, he was terrific. And always great to see Ruben!
Wes keeps the place purring: immaculate, friendly, delicious! Always a pleasure --- this is the 17th year we have dined there nearly every Saturday night we can! It never gets tiring as it is always excellent! Great ever-changing wine list thanks to Wes--you can always count on a fantastic new red--we love all the Molly Dukers!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Anniversary Dinner
My husband and I recently celebrated our anniversary here. We had a hard time deciding what to get, there were so many things that sounded good. The shrimp gazpacho was delicious. The portions were rich and generous, which we loved. The service was fantastic. The noise level did get a little loud for a Thursday night but we didn't mind. Would definitely go again.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
we were very happy with the food and service. dishes innovative and tasty. we would have liked to sit outdoors, but there was a wait, we had elderly guests and that would been hard on them. There is no comfortable place for waiting, we will definitely go back and use open table going forward for all of our reservations. thank you
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for lunch or dinner! Consistently great food! Always good specials!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite Spot ... except for noise!
This is one of my favorite spots as the food is delicious and we are treated like family ... so much so, that I refer my friends and family, as well. We are used to dining early, but on this occasion stopped in for a quick bite during the hustle and bustle of a very busy dinner rush! The noise! ... was overbearing and made for an uncomfortable dinner as I could barely hear our server, and conversation with my partner was impossible. Now... I remember why I come early... or late! It won't stop me from returning ... as I love this place. I'll just pick better times to come as the food is always delicious and the servers and staff treat us well. Beautiful surroundings, wonderful food and staff ... The Mozzarella Prosciutto is worth the trip!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great staff and great selection of food! Scallops were good! Lemon sorbet was divine!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding,
The food was outstanding, both entree and appetiziers. We especially appreciate being given a quiet table in the back since the noise level is high.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were
The food and service were excellent. Our waiter was exceptional. He noticed a problem with two of our entrees and took them back to the kitchen before we ever brought the problem to his attention. He poured us extra glasses of wine on the house and comped us two large desserts. He did all this without our making any complaint. It's refreshing to get such great service.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get the specials
Summer salad is yum tasty. Always find a way to snag a special. Love an owner who does the bar cleaning himself!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the third time I had been to Azzurro and they are fantastic. The menu is extensive and everything is good. I went with my wife and a couple friends and we really enjoyed it. The location is nice as well as there is not that much that we can find that isn't in the fan or downtown.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always delicious ...
Flying solo for a quick dinner after a long day at work, I popped in early for one of my favorite appetizers that is generous enough to be my meal, the Mozzarella Prosciutto. Always delicious! My home away from home, as I've had many a meal at this fine establishment. The staff members are friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating which always make for a pleasant dining experience. Thanks Shantel for taking such good care of me on this particular visit ... Being a "regular" has its perks... I never have to order my iced tea ... it just appears! I'm sure to see you again very soon ... Thanks again!
7/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
We encored azzurros!
We went back the next night! Great service w out being cloying or intrusive.. Variety in selection and stellar presentation. Sizable portions for every course. We made our own noise so no complaints here!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Richmond Favorite ...
Stopped in for a quiet Saturday lunch ... Enjoyed one of my favorites, the Mozzarella Prosciutto, and my usual iced tea which arrived right on que just after being seated. Thanks Gaston! Always a pleasure to visit Azzurro ... thanks again for taking care of me... I'm sure to see you again very soon.
7/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very Enjoyable Dinner
Azzurro's provides high quality food, very good service, in a pleasant setting.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Azurro's many times, and I'm never disappointed. The service is always attentive and the food delicious. Truely one of Richmond's best Italian restaurants.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the Food!!!
Best authentic Italian food we have had in the Richmond area!! There were so many choices we had difficulty deciding and ended up loving what we chose. The specials were indeed special (crab and spinach stuffed pasta; puppy drum fish in a tomato sauce; mushroom risotto) and delicious. The service was prompt and professional. The only downside to the experience was the noise level, particularly of one gentleman patron with a voice that carried all the way from his table to ours. We will definitely return for the food and try dining on the patio to minimize the noise level.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great birthday night
Dinner was fantastic as usual. We have never had a bad meal here and they decorated the table for my husbands birthday and we received free Tiramisu for dessert!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pizza cooked on wood fired grill served under the stars. What could be better?
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The brunch was AWESOME! Will definitely be returning.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not my first visit -- and won't be my last! Although I love Azzurro's lunch menu, I rarely have the opportunity to go there for dinner. A special occasion dinner took us there and we experienced the same excellent service and great food. Lovely summer night and it was nice to be able to be on the terrace (warning-- occasional bursts of traffic noise). Overall a wonderful dining experience. We will be back!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'll Return for Another Great Meal
I went to Azzurro's for a casual business meeting. Nice bar area to meet and socialize before dinner. They offer inside and outside seating. We ate inside since it was an early August evening and still a little warm outside. Both bar and table service were outstanding. The menu is extensive with almost too many choices. All but one in our party had one of the chef's specials. The one that opted out had a pizza. The wood fired pizza oven that is a centerpiece in the restaurant captivated him upon entry. Everything was just right that evening. I will return for both business and pleasure.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lived up to expectations
Everything was very good but just missed the excellent mark. Food was good (great salads, good bread, wine recommendation was on the mark, very good lasagna and veal parmigiana, good coffee) but desserts such as cannoli were missing. Service was very good, but our waitperson went missing without discussing dessert and by the time he came back all we needed was the check. Outdoors the atmosphere was nice, inside was odd though it looked nice. Overall a very good evening but just missed being excellent.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Italian/Great Service
I travel almost 3 million miles a year. I have worked in 67 countries, including Italy. Azzuro is "authentic" Italian food. The Linguine Pescatore is outstanding; the veal is always amazing. I always order the avocado salad but do find myself, more often than not, ordering the "specials"; they are well-thought out, authentic and, in no way "American Italian". Ask for the "off the menu" wine list; last week I had a great 2007 Barolo "La Serra". If you get the chance to go and care about "service" as much as flavor and ambiance, do so, but you should ALWAYS ask for Gaston to serve you; he is a "master."
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was great...service even better. My husband ordered a veal dish recommended by our waiter and actually made little yummy noises while eating it!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our Favorites
We went one evening after too long away. We had the figs wrapped in proscuitto to start. I had the risotto with sausage and oyster mushrooms, which was delicious. My girlfriend had the salmon special, which she enjoyed as well. We sat outside on a perfect Saturday evening, while she had Tartuffo and I had a grappa for dessert. Go for a visit. You will enjoy.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Mussels and clams!
Had dinner with some out of town family. Two of us had the mussels and clams. One had the lasagne and said it was very heavy, the other had the cannelloni and did not think it worthy of a rating. The mussels and clams were delicious and we will return to have them again!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice treat after a long day at work
Flying solo again and treating myself to an early dinner after a long day at work... I stopped in for a few minutes of peace and quiet and a quick dinner. I ordered my favorite Azzurro's salad, the Piedmonte, and added grilled chicken turning it into my meal. My iced tea arrived without even ordering which I always find to be a nice touch, as I am a regular for years now, so they know me and anticipate my needs. My salad was delicious, the chicken very tender and the service perfect. Thanks for taking care of me Tom ... I got the peace and quiet I was looking for... as I was early in the evening. Always a favorite. I'm sure to be back soon.
8/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Exceptional Service, Average Food
The waitstaff was incredible and as good if not better than the service you get from Flemming's or the like. The beer list was incredible and the atmosphere was great.
The food was OK. Incredible fresh ingredients but the flavor wasn't there. I ate a crab pasta dish with HUGE lumps of fresh crab, but it just seemed underwhelming. I REALLY wanted to like it, it was just average. The price was a little high for average food.
Overall, a great experience and I probably will go back because of the service and the atmosphere, but will 'deal' with the food.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
They have a great menu with many distinct choices and fabulous specials. The wait staff are really good and my overall experience was fabulous both times I ate there.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous food, great service
Fabulous food, great service and extremely friendly staff, as always. Our most favorite restaurant, hands down.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
On this occasion (a Monday night), the restaurant was very quiet, almost deserted in fact; therefore, the noise level was very low. On weekends when it's packed, it's extremely noisy. However, the food, service and atmosphere are always outstanding. I also enjoyed the original artwork by local artists that was on display.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous food but noisy
Excellent cuisine, but extremely noisy in the main dining room, with several large tables of overly loud diners. Even so, the meal was enjoyable.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner for 2. Very noisy, but food was wonderful!!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every course was fantastic the service was great and the wine superb.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Azzurro has consistently very good food and service. During pleasant weather they have a nice outdoor patio. Tables are a little crowded but that seems to be the norm these days.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and ambiance was
The food and ambiance was outstanding as usual. I had requested at private table for my birthday celebration and they selected a lovely table and had decorated it with sparkle confetti....they also surprised me with a special tiramasu my favorite. Eggplant rollitinis always a favorite and the rockfish simple but wonderful non overpowering flavor.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you are feeling like treating yourself this is the place. Everything is always top notch.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Crazy loud but food and service wow
Azzurro seemed to have a regular user base that moved from bar to table and back with much activity. Azzurro seemed to love the regulars and they loved it back. Many folks came in for take out brick oven pizza, and after having a taste, i might be inclined to do the same. The food was fresh, tasty and a great winelist to boot. Great for couples or small groups who want a loud and energetic experience.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
As is our usual experience, an excellent meal, well served. We brought a guest from Chicago with restaurant experience in that town and it passed muster with her, as well. This remains one of our "go to" restaurant options.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT MEAL, Calamari was very good. The avocado salad was mediocre but good. I had the house special which was risotto and sausage. It was OK but tasted like something I would make from home. My wife got the tortellini which was delicious. We will go back
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been here a couple if times and the food is always delicious. The service is generally pretty quick and friendly. The tables are close to each other and they can have a lot of traffic if you are next to the bar or pizza station. We typically order pasta dishes and everything is always very fresh. We branched out last night and ordered a salad and a pizza. Their was a $5 fee to split the 8 slice pizza. I think we will order it to go or do pizza somewhere else next time.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Occasion Spot
We've been to Azzurro twice, both for special occasions, and have been delighted with the food and experience. They handled a large group on the terrace with skill and a birthday dinner with a tiramisu. Perfect.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit to Azzurro's and we loved the food! The waiter recommended an excellent wine to accompany my meal. It was a bit noisy the night we went - we were seated next to a large group of college students. We will most definitely return in the future.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Azzurro never disappoints. Friendly, sophisticated and knowledgable staff, delicious food served perfectly, great ambience; such a beautiful restaurant!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food (except for the bread) is always exceptional as is the service and ambiance. One of our favorite restaurants in Richmond and one of the few restaurants where you can get a gourmet meal as well as pizza in the evening.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated a birthday and they had the table decorated with happy birthday stuff. They gave us a great table and all the food was fantastic. We'll be coming back.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
another great dining experience!
loved the roasted red pepper/asparagus/parmesan salad!
always great to see Wes--he makes everyone feel like they are special guests!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A night out...
If only Richmond had more restaurants of this class! A little pricey; but worth it for a very special evening out. We have gone to this location for three decades. We love it.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent in all respects!
The service here sets the tone for a terrific dining experience. The food is excellent-all better than ever! Weather permitting, dining on the terrace is a great choice. Though there are many wonderful choices, the Insalata Gamberi is difficult to resist on the luncheon
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM