La Grotta - Richmond
Exclusive private rentals can be arranged for up to 137 guests. We also offer 2 private rooms that can hold up to 37 people each or can be combined to hold a larger party. From Corporate meetings to Bridal Showers or Rehearsal Dinners, La Grotta will make your event special!
The gnocchi was absolutely delicious. Our server was attentive and funny. I really enjoyed myself and would definitely go back to this restaurant again.
The best thing was the service the waitress was the best I have ever had in my life and I have been to many fine places in my fortunate life. She needs a promotion and compensation for sure. She made the party for us. Please tell her this for us. I cannot remember her exact name she had an accent.....Yuda or Hilda or.......
Best Italian restaurant in Richmond can’t wait to return
La Grotta has become our favorite "go to" restaurant for the best of everything, salad, pasta, seafood, veal, beef and wine selection. The service is outstanding and courteous, very well trained, but never hovering. Highly recommended for all occasions or just a night out.
Food and service is always very good. Convenience to parking and the Carpenter Center are major pluses
The food was great, the service was amazing, but my wife and I were put in between 2 six tops, one of which was extremely "energetic". We'll be back, but I hope they take more care in how they seat their guests.
Excellent dining experience! Wonderful ambience, white tablecloths, well dressed clientele, good excited vibe! The wine list was extensive, with excellent choices at all price levels. The food was spectacular! We had a salmon special and the ravioli of the day. Each was cooked to perfection, served piping hot, and seasoned to die for :-) Our waiter was attentive, well versed in all of the offerings, allowing us to enjoy our meal with little intrusion. We loved La Grotta and will return soon!
A wonderful dining experience. My first time there but it will not be my last. Our waiter was excellent!! Explained all the options and we didn't feel rushed to finish our meal, so it was quite leisurely. And that Tiramisu!!!! The best I've ever had and I've had lots!!
Too expensive for the quality of the food. Pasta was overcooked, with creamy sauces that we found heavy and overwhelming.
Decent table. Thursday night. Kind of slow for 730 reservation. Some decent recommendations from the server but seems like he might have been pushing stuff the kitchen was trying to get rid of and wine that was over priced. Lots of “specials” tried two that were ok. Overall food was good. Not pushing any boundaries here. But executed well. 7/10.
This was our second visit to La Grotta and it was just as wonderful as the first. My wife'sFettuccine alla Papalina was excellent as was my Veal Scallopini Vitello Buon Gustaio). The setting is luxurious with white linens and subdued though not dark lighting but comfortable attire. The service is impeccable and the positive energy of the staff as well as the diners made this a gun, casual evening. We will definitely be back again!
Very warm and attentive staff and environment! Food was absolutely delicious !
Lovely decor ! Will definitely go back!!
Excellent service by Marco. Upscale Neat venue and enjoyable views of Broad Street.
Wonderful meal with attentive staff!!!! Very nice for out of town guests and associates.
Outstanding service from Robert and even better food!!!
Great food, ambiance and service. Everything was prepared well and the menu was very diverse.
Our dinner and service were exceptional. Our out town guests were pleased.
We were late for our reservation because we were new to the area and had difficulty navigating the one-way traffic system. However, the restaurant called asking if we still required the reservation, they kept it open for us. Unfortunately, we were put in an area where there was a family birthday with noisy children. We understand families occasions can be very noisy-- but we could not hear each other speak. Twice we had to asked to be moved to a quieter area before we were moved to quieter table. We did appreciate the hostess finally re-accommodating us.
Our dinner at LaGrotta was the ULTIMATE RICHMOND DINING EXPERIENCE we have ever had. Everything was perfect. My wife had the Chilean Sea Bass and I had the Salmone Adriatico. We both agreed, they were the two most delicious meals we have ever had. The setting and ambience was unmatched, the service was impeccable and the desserts( Grand Mariner soaked Cake with Strawberries & an Amaretto Panacotta) could have been enough of a reason to diner at LaGrotta if that was all we had. I cannot wait to bring my Family and Friends here at the very next opportunity we have.
I have been there several times this year, frankly the service is poor! I like the food and wine selection but the service was has really fallen off. I will probably not go back because the service.
Wonderful time, pleasant atmosphere , amazing food
Our waiter Marco was Fantastic! We will definitely go back.
Enzo our waiter was fabulous, thank you for a wonderful dinner!
Liked being seated by wine rack, quiet and cozy. Great service except pushed for add ons such as anchovies on Caesar salad and charged more.
Food good but not best Italian we have eaten. Disappointed in frog legs appetizer especially. Was described as sautéed in white wine sauce with leeks and was a huge plate of tomato sauce instead! Not at all what was expected and not good, smothered toast of frog legs...
Quail was okay, oysters good and too much sauce on escargot appetizer.
Good bottle of wine.
Probably would not go back, was staying in Hilton and rainy so easy to eat in hotel....
Thank you for being so flexible with our reservation! We never can get a good handle on time or number when the legislature is in session.
Perfect place for dinner!
Our waiter talked very loudly, and everyone at our table commented that they felt like he was almost yelling at us. Perhaps he has a hearing problem. We did not know, but he raised his voice each time he approached our table, and we felt like everyone in the restaurant could hear him.
Excellent dining experience....a little crowded, but the excellent food and great wine made it more than worth it. Chef came out and assisted with wines and upon request prepared a veal saltimbocca that was out of this world good...
Absolutely excellent experience! Took my girlfriend for her birthday and La Grotta did not disappoint. From the ambiance to the food and especially the service, La Grotta goes above and beyond. Thank you!
Had very good meal. Appetizers and salads were solid. Meat and fish entrees were tasty. Service was excellent. Didn’t realize it was a “hotel restaurant.”
Fabulous food in a wonderful atmosphere with Great Service!
We celebrated a friend's birthday. Waiter's service was perfect; food was delicious! Can't wait for our next dining experience there.
La Grotta is a bit of Italy in the heart of Richmond's downtown. The menu has something for everyone. Each dish was a luscious presentation of food wonder. Our waitress, Courtney, was a skilled professional. Even the desserts were delicious enough to justify the calories.
This was the best Italian food I had ever had. The service was great. Just the right amount of space to enjoy the night with a loved one and to have food in timely and orderly manner! Everything here is first class.
Been to the restaurant dozens of times, waiter seem distracted. Good food —service was the worst I have experienced there.
Great dinner all around. Service, food, atmosphere all amazing. Excellent Italian restaurant.
Meh. It's the best I could say
We keep coming back. I guess that means this is one of our most favorite restaurants. Unfortunately, it is becoming "discovered". This time we went as a before theater dinner at 5:30. Empty. But 7:00 the place was jammed. And everyone looked happy.
Our server, Derek, was quite easygoing and knowledgeable. This was our second visit with him as our server. The food was delicious; the service was prompt with just the right amount of "relaxed." The calamari is perfect. I had the lobster ravioli, a special, with a shrimp-bisque sauce, which was lick-the-plate delicious (no, I didn't). May be our new favorite Italian restaurant.
Felt a bit rushed as they wanted us to get our order in as soon as we gotb there, and then they served us the wrong wine and didn't discount us a price. Will not go there again.
Great food, great service
Great food and great service!