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!
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.
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!
Richmond is a foodie lover's town with many great dining experiences, and LaGrotta is number one on my list! It excels in everything you want for a great meal out. The restaurant was full, but the noise level is low. The waitstaff is top shelf as is the ambience and food. My experience is always great.
Excellent food and service!
Enjoyed dining at La Grotta. Pleasant dinning space, although we were given a seat at a doorway, even though there were plenty of empty tables...poor hostess thinking I guess. They do a good job accommodating gluten-free guests. Enjoyed the shrimp and scallops with gluten-free pasta... well done and spicy. Guest had a delicious pasta dish with a nice meat filling. Server was a bit much... not genuine... just going through the motions. Overall I recommend La Grotta.
Waiter was amazing. Best service with very welcoming staff. We had a great time with great wine and food.
Richmond's downtown Italian restaurant. The place for Italian food if one is in the downtown area.
We met friends for dinner and to catch up before Christmas. The food is always delicious, service is impeccable, treatment is 5 star, atmosphere is superb. Treat yourself, your better half, and friends to this downtown restaurant any evening.
We have gone to this restaurant since it opened in Shockoe Bottom. Always an extraordinary dining experience!
We held our firm holiday party at La Grotta. As in the past, the entire experience was exceptional. The food was perfectly prepared and delicious. Our waitress recommended a wine that was both reasonably priced and very enjoyable. I believe that it is the finest Italian restaurant in Richmond. Can't wait to go back. Always a wonderful time. Mark K.
Friendly attentive service. Nice wine list. Three out of four meals were delicious. One had the fish pasta special which looked plentiful and appetizing. Two of us had the cheese/spinach ravioli which was yummy. Cream sauce made it even more enjoyable. Wanted to mop up the sauce with the bread served. Would definitely order it again. However the sole was a major disappointment. It was dry and over cooked. Not like any sole we’ve had before and definitely not worth the price. The trio dessert was perfect taste of three delights.
Excellent experience for my wife’s birthday dinner, Courtney was our server and she was fabulous, very attentive to our needs and answered any and all questions we had. We look forward to our next visit!
Great! Food and atmosphere outstanding
The food was amazing as usual. We went here after our daughter’s graduation to celebrate. It was just the right place for the occasion
Fabulous food and service. Excellent meal. Arrived early for a quiet dining experienced that was allowed to linger into dessert. The wine menu is extensive but I found the house Pinot Noir to be an excellent vintage.
We love this restaurant. We went there before the Symphony Christmas concert. For some reason the room was elbow-to elbow crowded with a large party in one room. Usually we have time fir a three-course meal but this night, service was very slow. We had to pass up dessert 🤪.
Comfort and noise level were not as usual. We will go back because the food is so good and hope for a calmer quieter dining experience.
For 20 years my fav every time I’m in town.
THE Italian restaurant in downtown Richmond. Tony and Andrea are the ultimate professionals in the restaurant business. Seafood or the real Italian dishes are the best here.
Fabulous evening. First time dining at La Grotta and it was perfect. Out server Olga was also fantastic...just the right amount of attention and she was very pleasant. Would request a table in her area next time. Look forward to coming back.
Fantastic ambiance and menu quality. Attentive and efficient waitstaff who really understand what they're doing and how to do it. We felt very welcomed and at home. We'll definitely be back. Special kudos to Derek who did a wonderful job.
The best Italian restaurant in the Richmond Metropolitan Area. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.
Great night with the family. The food was great...something for everyone ranging from age 17 to 58. The service was first rate and the staff efficient, professional and friendly. I can't wait to go back. Well done!
A small birthday dinner after a big day. Perfect!!
Great Black Friday/late thanksgiving celebration. My family really enjoyed the wine dinner.
Great night out for anniversary. They did everything they could to make it nice. Great food.
Always a great dinner and the staff is always
Helpful and attentive
The offerings are excellent, portions are large, and the taste is exquisite!
The food was wonderful. The service was right on. It is always good to visit with the owners. We stay at the Hilton which makes it even more convenient.
Outstanding food and servers- folks who really understand customer service. Attentive yet unobtrusive. Highly recommend for any special occasion!
Wonderful food and service throughout the evening. The value was excellent for the experience. Would strongly recommend to anyone for a nice date night.
Dinner before theater. Very nicely done.
Richmond's best chef. Pasta--Seafood or Meat. It does not make any difference. Everything is good!!!!!
Food was good. Deserts very heavy. Waiter was good. Need to carry ice creams