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La Grotta, Atlanta, GA

La Grotta

4.8
4.8
2365 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Serving the finest in Northern & Regional Italian Cuisine, La Grotta offers old world charm and friendly, first class service and is located in the heart of Buckhead. A local favorite since 1978, La Grotta has received Best of Atlanta Award from Atlanta magazine since the mid 1980’s, prestigious DiRONA and AAA Four Diamond Awards since the early 90's.


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.

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Booked 23 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:15 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (404) 231-1368

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Abizanda

  • Private party facilities

    Beautiful dining room overlooking courtyard gardens available for private luncheons and dinners upon request.

  • Private party contact

    christian favalli: (404) 231-1368

  • Neighborhood

    Buckhead

  • Cross street

    West Wesley

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary valet, or self parking next door in church parking lot.

  • Public transit

    Lakeview Drive and Peachtree Road

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,365 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Atlanta / Georgia

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  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Italian

  • Atlanta

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  • Atlanta

    Best Value

  • Atlanta

    Notable Wine List

  • Atlanta

    Special Occasion

  • Atlanta

    Italian

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  1. E

    Elizabeth

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    The ambiance is old school and great, food ok and server exhausting. We were there for 3.25 hours mainly because the server loved hearing himself talk. Our table wasn't ready at our reservation time, but that was only a 15min wait, max. Truly, our server would not leave us alone and did not read that it was time to go. Exhausting to entertain him when all we wanted to do was catch up with each other. Twice we politely asked him for some time to ourselves. Also, he asked (unprompted) if we wanted separate checks at the beginning of the meal. We said yes, then he proceeded to try to aggressively convince us to evenly split at the end, which didn't work bc some weren't drinking. Food wise: the truffle pasta they're known for -- sauce was good, but the pasta itself was bland and flavorless (they clearly did NOT salt the pasta water or the filling/dough). I added salt, but that didn't save it. Melon & prosciutto was yummy. Burrata dish was fine. I'd skip the salads next time (tried the portobello and beet ones).

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Food and service were spectacular and definitely one of the best in Atlanta! However, we waited 30 min after our reservation time to be seated, and the dining room was exceptionally loud. Will return for an earlier dinner!

  3. JG

    JamesG

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    fantastic experience!

  4. CM

    CarlieM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A super cool spot! It’s been around a long time - so you know it’s got to be good! The service was great. Food is yummy. Great selection of wine and cocktails.

  5. YC

    YolandaC

    Atlanta

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Baby, we lived the total service experience. If you want bruchetta, go to that chain restaurant! Escargot! My favorite!

  6. f

    fredf

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly people. Great food

  7. TL

    ThomasL

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Dinner was exceptional. Everything was prepared well. The tiramisu was 10/10.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All around great spot. No music which was a nice change.

  9. DM

    DanielaM

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful place for fine dinning. By far our favorite place in Atlanta. Amazing food, service and quality. You can’t go wrong with any dish.

  10. RJ

    RaeneeJ

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated Nana's 78th year of life last evening. This is her favorite Atlanta spot to celebrate and she was undissappointed yet again 🙂

  11. T

    Timberhead

    Atlanta

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Classic, old school Atlanta fine dining.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It really doesn’t get better than La Grotta. The waiters know the menu. The owner stops by to say hello. The food exceeds your expectations.

  13. s

    southernlady

    Atlanta

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our evening at LaGrotta was wonderful! We were entertaining Friends and this was their first visit! They absolutely savored every minute! It may have been their first visit; but, it will not be their last! Thanks to ALL!

  14. A

    Andy

    New York Area

    133 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always a great meal and our waiter was very personable and attentive. He let me speak a little Italian as well I spent $60 in cab fare to and from my hotel because it’s worth it

  15. DB

    DorothyB

    Atlanta

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience1

    It was too loud to enjoy our meal

  16. JH

    JaredH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    The overall experience didn't live up to the hype. I've heard a lot of good things about this place, and was excited to take some co workers. There was nothing special about the food, the atmosphere was dimly lit and depressed. The service was pretty inattentive. Overall, pretty bland, and milquetoast. There are far better Italian experiences in Atlanta.

  17. BW

    BarryW

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service! Fantastic food! Doesn’t get any better than this for Italian in Atlanta.

  18. MM

    MaryM

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    First time definitely would go back fresh delicious Waiter a bit cheeky did not offer specials we had to ask

  19. T

    Tabinia

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    I wasn't really impressed with La Grotta like all the many reviews i read. The food was very basic, i got the classic chicken parm and it was just okay. Service wasn't that great either, kept having to flag our server for everything. He wasn't rude but looked like he didn't want to be serving our table.. he wasn't friendly at all. I wouldn't go back again but glad i checked it out.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and outstanding service! Our serve, Brett, was excellent!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of Atlanta’s best and most consistent spots! We love it every time!

  22. PL

    PeterL

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The Dover Sole was delicious as well as the various pastas with shaved truffles

  23. SE

    SandraE

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delightful evening with good food, good friends, and great service. La Grotta is my favorite restaurant and has been since it opened! Always consistent great food and perfect service.

  24. CS

    CharlesS

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dined on the patio which was beautiful until it started to rain, at which time they let us sit at the bar. Overall a great dining experience.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful Dodd, service and experience!

  26. LF

    LisaF

    Atlanta

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love!!! It’s the must go restaurant for excellent cuisine and service! Perfect for outside dining also!

  27. L

    Lilly

    Atlanta

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There’s a reason people rave about this restaurant. It offers superb cuisine and excellent service. Don’t just go for special occasions, enjoy one of the best in the ATL.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Walk off the elevator and get taken to a perfect environment where foor and service are on point. Reason why you have to make reservations 8 weeks out.

  29. k

    kellys

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved eating outside - quieter! Great service and food as usual.

  30. KH

    KarenH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Fabulous food!

  31. FL

    FishLover

    Atlanta

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are on the very lovely patio. We were seated by the big fan, which was successfully used for mosquito control. Our dinners were delicious: salmon, risotto, and chicken Parmesan. This restaurant has been an excellent Atlanta staple for decades and it just keeps getting better and better.

  32. M

    Melissa

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious as usual and service was fantastic. Our favorite restaurant!

  33. JO

    JeanO

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We had to wait way too long to be seated as the outdoor space was shut due to weather The communication was very poor in explaining this situation

  34. GB

    GillianB

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    As always the meal and service were excellent. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Love going there!

  35. s

    southernlady

    Atlanta

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our evening at LaGrotta was a pleasure, as ALWAYS! The food, the service, the ambiance! ALL delightful! Thank you LaGrotta!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve traveled all over Europe and this is by far some of the most AMAZING Italian cuisine I’ve come across! The food was well seasoned, they had an extensive wine collection, the atmosphere was very pleasant and our server, Doug “E” Fresh made excellent recommendations. Don’t walk…..RUN to La Grottas. Reservations are a MUST. I went on a Tuesday night and it was packed!!!!!!!

  37. TS

    TracieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So glad the weather cleared so we could dine on the patio. Everything was delicious. When I couldn't decide between two pasta dishes, the waiter suggested a half plate of each. They were both so good.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We go to la grotta every year for our anniversary and we are never disappointed. Even though we go once per year, it feels like home. The food is magnificent, the atmosphere is intimate, and the service is impeccable. 7 years of coming to la grotta for our anniversary and we plan on many more.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great room, great food, overall one of Atlanta’s best fir many years

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistently one of the best restaurants and dining experiences in Atlanta!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 4.8 stars by 2365 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

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Booked 23 times today
Google Map for La Grotta

2637 Peachtree Rd. NE Atlanta, GA 30305

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    West Wesley

  • Neighborhood

    Buckhead

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:15 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary valet, or self parking next door in church parking lot.

  • Public transit

    Lakeview Drive and Peachtree Road

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Abizanda

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (404) 231-1368

  • Private party facilities

    Beautiful dining room overlooking courtyard gardens available for private luncheons and dinners upon request.

  • Private party contact

    christian favalli: (404) 231-1368

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