Azzurro
Azzurro

Azzurro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.azzurros.com/
  • Phone: 8042821509
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Navarrette
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer off-site Catering Services as Weddings, Private Parties (Small and Large), Banquets, Rehearsal Dinners, Receptions, etc. We are a very flexible Catering service fully licensed. For more information on how we can make your event special, please call (804) 282-0880.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Great Big Parking Lot in front that extends throughout the River Road Shopping Center.
A word from Azzurro
Relaxed refinement, outstanding meals, and impeccable service blend to create unforgettable Italian dining at Azzurro. Whether seated on the softly-lit patio or inside near the comfort of a crackling fireplace, this award-winning restaurant embodies an elegant, yet warm, intimate ambiance. Here you will be greeted by a friendly, attentive staff eager to assist you with seating, menu selection, and an extensive wine list. Most important is our desire to provide an exceptional, memorable experience. Ranging from a casual luncheon to celebrating that most special occasion, Azzurro is the ideal choice.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Azzurro reviews from OpenTable diners
121 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (71)great for outdoor dining (59)special occasion (53)fit for foodies (49)romantic (43)notable wine list (31)great for lunch (31)good for groups (28)great for brunch (25)hot spot (20)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • cmmeacham
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food was wonderful and very well served. It is a quiet and comfortable place to eat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sonofachef
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I decided to order - "off menu". Simply described what I wanted, which was a lighter pasta dish than I could find on the menu. I asked them to prepare a pasta dish, maybe linguine, not too heavy, with some olive oil, scallions, garlic, a little fresh spinach, shrimp, white wine and some spices. The waiter had no problems, and once I put some fresh parmesan on it , it was perfect. Nice to have something like this place in Richmond (and not far from my home).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a good night.
    ZsaZsa
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We have dined at Azzurro's on many occasions. We were there to celebrate my birthday and I decided to order something different. I had a caesar salad and the Chicken Picata. I have had the salad before and it was not as good as usual. I did not like the chicken picata at all. It was swimming in a watery lemon sauce and the chicken was chewy and unappetizing. It was a disappointing birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    IT IS A PLEASANT RESTAURANT I LIKE THEY HAVE TABLE CLOTHS, BUT THE SERVICE WAS NOT GOOD. OUR WAITER HARDLY EVER CAME BACK TO THE TABLE TO SEE IF WE WANTED ANOTHER DRINK OR ANYTHING. I DID LEAVE A 20% TIP, BUT FELT IT WAS NOT A GOOD EXPERIENCE. THE FOOD WAS SOSO, NOT THE BEST. I ALWAYS GO BACK BECAUSE THEY HAVE REAL CLOTH NAPKINS AND IT"S A COMFORTABLE AND LOVELY PLACE.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ordinary Italian food
    Luv2dine2
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We ate outside on a pleasant evening which was very nice. The waiter was very attentive as well. We had calamari for appetizer which was good but both the tartar and tomato dipping options were pretty basic. I had the scallops in linguine but the scallops were very bland and added nothing to the dish. My husband had seafood combo of scallops, mussels, clams and shrimp but apparently both the mussels and clams were the smallest he'd ever seen and the scallops uninteresting. Another in our party did have the soup special and the crab and avocado salad both of which she did like. Overall, it was nice being outdoors with good wine but the food should have been much better especially given the expense.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a wonderful experience.
    hunneybun
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The service was outstanding as well as our food choices and our request through "Open Table" was met. We were treated upon arrival as if we dined there at least once a week - very friendly. The secondary staff was equally as accommatating as our regular server and they were never far away to meet your request and remove finished plates. It is one of our favorite dining places and we highly recommend it and look forward to a return visit very soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • July 11, 2014
    bruce
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Every thing good except the duck breast was tough.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 74 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 282 reviews are from the Azzurro reviews archive.
  • Italian food in America
    weed
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Best calamari I've enjoyed in Richmond. A few misspellings in the menu, but wonderful and authentic Italian food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stupendo!
    Luv2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Delicious, fresh, wonderful food in a beautiful atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    RVAfoodies
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Brunch with the family on Father's Day. Everyone loved the food and we thought the brunch menu offered a variety of choices. Our server was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Superb Dining Experience
    ItalianChic10
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Have dined at Azzurro often; their food and staff have never disappointed. Staff is professional, knowledgeable about menu and dining atmosphere is impeccable with linen tablecloths used at all times. A real treat when we go. By the way, parking is not a problem either.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Tripp
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I took a special date there and was completely satisfied with the service, food, and ambiance. I will be back soon
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Been going here for many years and Wes and his staff are always 100% when it come s to product knowledge, service, and quality. Thanks for another enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Seafoodlover
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Staff did great job taking care of 5 Hungary guys -- food was awesome and wine spectacular!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    Browneyedgirl
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Food was good but not great. We had a reservation and were seated right next to the waitstaff station. Our server disappeared for about 30 minutes. This was the first time my husband and I had been in over 6 years. We aren't dying to go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Not Up to Par
    newbie
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We were disappointed in our food. I ordered the special which was Mahi Mahi - it was very bland and the broccoli was overcooked and watery. My husband ordered Tre Scalini (a veal dish). The veal was not very tender. The beet salad was fine but at $13 very over priced. With entrees mostly in the mid to upper $20's, I think we should expect food at a higher quality. We were celebrating our anniversary and were disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Excellent food. Nice ourside but very noisy inside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BarbVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Terrific, everything was perfect. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still our favorite!
    inmyeversohumbleopinionVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Azzurro is still our favorite restaurant in Richmond. Nowhere else gives you great food, great drinks, great service, AND great atmosphere. They have the BEST staff too...they are friendly, attentive, knowledgeable, and hardworking. Azzurro is the perfect spot for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Quiet, friendly atmosphere; food was outstanding; enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very lovely evening.
    betzinva
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    I was meeting two friends from college days We were seeking a great place to catch up, enjoy good food and wine, and spend a delightful evening. Azzurro met all our expectations. The service was very good, the menu selections were varied and creative, and the wine was delightful. We had a wonderful time creating new memories among gals that had been at Westhampton together, ahem, a number of years ago.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I always love coming to Azzurro for a great meal particularly when it is an evening of celebration -- birthday, anniversary, etc. The mozzrella con proscuitto is a starter I can't wait to have every time I go. Every entree I have tried there through the years has been delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mother's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I took my 93 year old mother to Azzurro for brunch. She usually only eats a bite or two, but she ate her entire quiche and said it was the best she ever had! Elegant, friendly, enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice brunch
    rvadiner5
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I usually dine at Azzurro for dinner, and it is wonderful. This was my first brunch experience, which we did for Mother's Day. The food was very good, and the service was good, though not as impeccable as during my multiple dinner time experiences. I had the eggs benedict with lump crabmeat, and a side of bacon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good eatin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food and atmosphere were great but the serfi e needs a little work because they kept getting our drinks wrong
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointment
    OutAnAbout
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Brother from Indy, wanted to take him to nice place. Our oysters were the worst either one of us had ever had. Lamb chops ok, absolutely NO flavor/seasoning. Water glasses never refilled and the fish...no taste either. All hype and no service! Alot of money--should have stayed in the Fan. Will never go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Favorite Place
    Christina
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    My mom lives in North Carolina and visits me often. When she comes, this is our favorite place to dine! We always get at least one special and we never leave unhappy!! Everyone is so nice and accommodating and the food is absolutely delicious!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Barney
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    What a wonderful place for a wonderful evening! Always friendly, and very good and consistent menu. Never had a bad experience during many, many visits over many years.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The good and the bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Had salmon last Sunday that was excellent. The tiramisu, not so much. It was runny with too much chocolate and missing the rum
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Service was just terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Always been a favorite restaurant; but this Sunday brunch the service was really horrible. We had to remind the server about our drink order and, after an hour of waiting, had to have the manager check the kitchen for our food, which promptly came out. The food remains quite good; but, this service experience, may be a turn off!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lovely outing
    SATIATED
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    came for brunch on a holiday weekend. service, drink, food and ambience were elegant. gave our small party the feeling we wanted, ie friendly but fine.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food...
    dineRVA
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Better Italian cuisine than most other Richmond restaurants. Good food, pleasant service. Popular place, so management has crammed tables everywhere. Avoid 2-tops along wall near bar. Very noisy, fine with a group of friends, but not good for a quiet or romantic evening.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service and outstanding food
    divervonne
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Tables close together and noise level too high for our liking, but we overlook those due to excellent menu, specials, and service. Consistent great food but pricey.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great time
    kannloweVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    First time visiting Azzuro, pleasantly surprised. Great food and service, portions are large, share an appetizer and/or salad. Service was good. Looking forward to visiting again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Warm and inviting
    munchingmom
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    This was my first visit to Azzurro and was pleasantly surprised. I have been coming to Richmond for years and have never been overwhelmed with any one restaurant in the city, most are good to above average. (Coming from the Dc and Philly area can spoil you). However, Azzurro had a wonderful atmosphere, the menu had good italian choices and the preparation suited the Richmond palette. I had the chicken Palermo (enough for two meals) and of course had to try the eggplant rollatini which was tender and flavorful. I look forward to going back and trying other entrees.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    JimS
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Azzurro has great food, an extensive wine list and excellent service. However, when the restaurant is full which is most evenings the noise level can be quite high. During the warmer months dining on the patio is available and noise is not an issue there. Overall I enjoy the dining experience at Azzuro and recommend it highly..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For any occasion
    Happy
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    When looking for a one-of-a-kind place to celebrate anything (birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, Fridays), this is a wonderful option, and it never fails to please. The food is delicious, and regardless of the crowd size, it's possible to have a conversation without yelling. Love the table cloths and table settings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I was a bit disappointed in the meal at Azzurro last weekend. The dish I ordered, Vitello Incappuciatta was heavy on the cream/cheese but light on flavor. The veal was cooked well, but the rest of the meal including the potatoes and broccoli was rather bland. My husband's meal was not as good as what we have come to expect from Azzurro either.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our go to
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Azzurro has been our go to restaurant for special occasions several years. Our last visit was to celebrate our 39th anniversary. We always have delicious food and service. Never dissappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We periodically dine at Azzurro's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We periodically dine at Azzurro's and find the food and service to be quite commendable. The noise level, however, is a totally different issue. It is so loud that it is pretty much impossible to carry on a table conversation in a normal tone of voice and is the main reason we don't dine there more frequently.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.