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La Grotta - Richmond

4.5
867 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Seldom can you take a few steps in the South and find yourself completely transported to another continent. Yet, this is the experience of La Grotta. Take one step inside the door and you’re suddenly in Northern Italy. Smell the roasted garlic and savor the rich flavors of innovative Italian cuisine paired with one of the fine wines that earned La Grotta the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Whether it’s a quiet romantic anniversary or a business meeting, La Grotta isn’t just dinner. It’s a destination.

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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday : 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(804) 644-2466
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Owner-Chef Antonio Capece
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Private party facilities
• Exclusive, private rental of our restaurant is available for up to 134 guests.
• Semi-private Dining Parties are available in both our Wine Cellar for up to 25 guests or on our Mezzanine level for up to 42.
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Private party contact
info@lagrottaristorante.com: (804) 644-2466
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 867 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.5
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4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

They could use more help in the hostess’ stand when welcoming and seating guests. It was a bit chaotic and stressful there. But the food was very good!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding

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vipRVAgal (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We come here often and it never fails to be an amazing meal with superb service. While the nightly specials are good, we wanted basic Italian and were not disappointed. My fiancé had the ravioli stuffed with spinach and cheese in a cream sauce and I had the cannelloni filled with meats and smothered in mozzarella and bechamel sauce. Outstanding! We washed it all down with a delightful red wine from their extensive wine list. While we were only two, it is also good from groups and has a room that can be shut off by glass doors. One time there was a rehearsal dinner there.

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LaurieC 
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Insulate Dell's create overdressed; I expected a reasonable amount of smoked trout and received a pile of shard that totalled less than a soup spoon's worth. In addition our meals did not come out together, which is not great service.

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vipArthurC (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Birthday special dinner

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

They did not have our reservation, made through your system, on their schedule. So who screwed up??

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RobertS (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Very nice restaurant with huge wine selection. I wouldn't call it a date night place but more of a special occasion dinner. The staff was very professional and nice. We had a couple of allergy requests (gluten, soy). They had plenty of options and substitutes for us.

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vipJoseph (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Services was outstanding as my daughter and I settled in for our quiet time together. We enjoyed the ravioli and the vitello. Excellent wine pairing from the wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We had trouble finding parking, so we were feeling a little frazzled by the time we got to our table. But we all agreed it was worth the hassle once we settled in. We took my husband's daughter out for her birthday, and had a wonderful dinner. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The food was exceptional, and the portions were very generous - we all took leftovers home. We thoroughly enjoyed every bite of everything we ordered and we will definitely be back!

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vipRVAFineFoods (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

As always, lunch at La Grotta was a treat! We were dinning with a very special friends celebrating a special birthday! The staff was flexible, spontaneously meeting our shifting needs to insure we were relaxed and comfortable! As always both food and service were great!

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LizRichmond (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal - husband had ravioli and I had fettuccine. Both meals were very good and the pasta was perfectly cooked. Our server was very helpful choosing a wine that would complement the pastas.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Awesome!!!! Marco, our server was excellent. Atmosphere, food, service was exceptional. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

While we enjoyed our meal very much and the server was very pleasant and good, we were not totally pleased with our table location. The first table we were seated at was by the front serving station so we asked to be moved. We were moved to another table right in front of the other serving station in the back. We decided not to worry about it and stay at the second table. But the ambiance would have been nicer at another location. I would still go back based on the quality of the food.

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VAlovetotravel (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food and service were outstanding. We all enjoyed the wine prix fix dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Wine portion was too small for the price.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Great dining experience. The staff very pleasant and knowledgeable of the menu.
The chef was out in the dining room mingling and serving the guest.
Wonderful night and selecting the chef's choice of meal made it even more intriguing.

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vipJAT45 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

You're not in Miller & Rhoads any more Richmond. La Grotta has created a wonderfully cozy atmosphere where you wouldn't expect one. Our waitress was great -- informative, helpful and attentive. After much deliberation, we decided on their "Three Course Meal with Wine" and we were glad we did. We were able to sample first course, entrée and dessert with wine pairings. Their filet was one of the best I've had and each wine was perfectly chosen to go with the dish. Can't wait to return.

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vipChris (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Our food was fabulous, especially the special red snapper. Service prompt courteous and special.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a birthday dinner for my husband with our friends. It was wonderful with amazing service, delicious food, and wonderful wine.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Ravioli was good.
Veal chop over cooked and in brown gravy (kind of weird)

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