La Grotta is tucked away in the heart of the Buckhead residential district and overlooks the lush gardens of the condo courtyard in which it is located. La Grotta literally means "the cave" in Italian and was named such for its cavernous and warm setting. The La Grotta staff is also well known and regarded for its vast knowledge of its customers, the food, diverse knowledge of languages (our staff speaks Italian, Spanish, French & German) and attention to detail. The menu specializes in Northern Italian cuisine with seasonal changes to reflect freshness of ingredients with a focus on locally grown produce.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Side Plate of Pasta
All these options are available as Appetizer or Entrée portion as well. Choose Pasta: Angel Hair, Linguini, Fettuccini, Penne, Spaghetti With Choose Sauce: Alfredo (Cream Sauce), Agli Olio, Amatriciana, Carbonara, Fradiavola, Marinara, Primavera, Puttanesca, Tomato Basil
Risotto del Giorno
Daily Special of Slowly Cooked Arborio Rice
Calamari Fra Diavolo
Seared Calamari with Spicy Tomato Sauce
Our best dinner there yet! The filet and the “sachettes!” 😍🥰
Fantastic food and service. One of the best restaurants in ATL
Juliano was a great waiter! His recommendations were perfect! We had a fabulous meal and experience!
Good service and food.
Great meal, carefully prepared and served. Next time we’re in Atlanta we will return.
This is one of my favorite places to dine. The food is always stellar and normally the service is as well. On this particular day, the service was a bit slow... that was a small bump in an otherwise lovely evening.
Great food and atmosphere. Everything was excellent.
Tradition continues was my son’s birthday dinner..
We have been going to LaGrotta for 30 years. Great place
Food match the service and vice versa. Really appreciated old school Italian food and an old school restaurant setting. Very classic Italian.
Great birthday outing to mark our son turning 25. Thanks for a delightful evening!
Food and service were great
La grotta was by far the best dinning experience that I have ever had! The service was outstanding and the food was even better. The ambiance was classy and authentic. They also had a great selection of wine.
Staff were very friendly. Food was delicious. Chef walks around and talks to patrons.
Amazing as always
The food was outstanding. The service was also outstanding. The only problem we had was the waiter getting too close to us because of the pandemic. I asked one of the waiters to back off and you would have thought I insulted him and he had another waiter take over our table. I only wanted him to not get so close to us. I had some food left over and asked the waiter to pack it up to go and asked if we could get some sauce to go with and he said they did not have any sauce. My entree was veal scaloppini and we had gravy/sauce on it when it was served.
As always, the food and service were fantastic. We were there on February 13, and felt that, considering the pandemic, the tables were spaced more closely together than we expected. Also, the noise level is higher than we expected. Hence slightly low ratings in those two areas.
My girlfriend and I visited La Grotta for Valentine’s and absolutely loved it! Our waiter was terrific. The food and drinks were phenomenal - we loved the Sachetti and the tiramisu. We will definitely return.
La Grotta continues to be our favorite restaurant to celebrate special dates. The food and service are exemplary.
My husband and I dined at La Grotta for my birthday. We felt relaxed and comfortable dining in the restaurant (during a pandemic) because all the staff and patrons had on their masks and social distancing rules were in place. Our servers were very attentive, and the food was scrumptious!!! We will definitely be dining at LaGrotta again in the near future.
We had a great meal. Everyone was very happy with what was ordered and Tony and the other wait staff were excellent. Thanks!
LaGrotta is always a special treat; and, this dining experience was a delight! The food was delicious as always! The service was professional and friendly as always! Just a wonderful evening! Thanks to ALL!
La Grotta is an AMAZING hidden gem. The food is impeccable, the service is unmatched, and the ambiance is romantic and welcoming.
Great food, great wine, and great service - this place is a MUST go.
Always a great dining experience at our favorite Italian restaurant in Atlanta.
Service is superb. Food is delicious! Great for special occasssions.
We loved it here! We came to celebrate a Birthday and they took great care of us. The mushroom soup is one of the best dishes I’ve ever tasted.
Awesome as usual
Waiters there when you need them but otherwise they let you enjoy your time.
Absolutely delicious. Bone in lamb chop Parmesan was amazing!
Simply the best Italian restaurant in Atlanta.
One of the best restaurants in Atlanta (we eat out a lot). Everything about our evening there was excellent. They have one of the best Italian wine lists of any restaurant anywhere. Lots of affordable wines along with some of the very best wines from Italy.
Great food, as always.
We are regulars
Service and experience were perfect.
Damien was our server and was very engaging and will be requested next time! We had a late reservation and weren’t rushed to finish our meal/leave. My boyfriend is vegan and they knew what to suggest for him and the chef was very amicable. The portions were great and the mango sorbet was delicious!! 10/10 would definitely recommend.
My favorite restaurant of all time and I lived in Italy
Fantastic food and Tony our server made the experience so memorable!
Very elegant restaurant with great ambiance and wonderful food.
Vince helped us select the outstanding 2017 Hunnicutt Cab, which started the evening on a high note. We stayed on a high note with the stellar food and service. I recommend the Bolognese.
I thought the service was good but the food was overrated and uninspired.
La Grotta does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. La Grotta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 231-1368.
La Grotta is rated 4.9 stars by 1922 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.