La Grotta

4.9
1922 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1922 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our best dinner there yet! The filet and the “sachettes!” 😍🥰

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vipBruceH
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. One of the best restaurants in ATL

BM
vipBamaMama13
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juliano was a great waiter! His recommendations were perfect! We had a fabulous meal and experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and food.

PA
PeterA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, carefully prepared and served. Next time we’re in Atlanta we will return.

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SusanD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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MattT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Everything was excellent.

TO
vipTONI
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tradition continues was my son’s birthday dinner..

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vipPaulW
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We have been going to LaGrotta for 30 years. Great place

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vipFrequentdiner
Atlanta
80 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food match the service and vice versa. Really appreciated old school Italian food and an old school restaurant setting. Very classic Italian.

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EricO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday outing to mark our son turning 25. Thanks for a delightful evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SuzanneB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Staff were very friendly. Food was delicious. Chef walks around and talks to patrons.

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vipNavyonc
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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vipFoodie
Atlanta
74 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipGuysfromATL
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Anon
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Ayush
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

La Grotta continues to be our favorite restaurant to celebrate special dates. The food and service are exemplary.

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Nuckles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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IvanG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal. Everyone was very happy with what was ordered and Tony and the other wait staff were excellent. Thanks!

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vipsouthernlady
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

CL
vipCheyenneL
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Grotta is an AMAZING hidden gem. The food is impeccable, the service is unmatched, and the ambiance is romantic and welcoming.

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vipTR25
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, and great service - this place is a MUST go.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience at our favorite Italian restaurant in Atlanta.

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vipStevenB
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service is superb. Food is delicious! Great for special occasssions.

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vipAngela
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual
Waiters there when you need them but otherwise they let you enjoy your time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Bone in lamb chop Parmesan was amazing!

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vipRem23
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best Italian restaurant in Atlanta.

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vipChrisC
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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jimmy
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, as always.

JM
vipJMoss
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars

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CraigC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and experience were perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant of all time and I lived in Italy

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GabrielleD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and Tony our server made the experience so memorable!

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vipMary
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very elegant restaurant with great ambiance and wonderful food.

KC
KenC
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I thought the service was good but the food was overrated and uninspired.

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 4.9 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.