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!
Please Note: La Grotta does not offer outdoor seating.
Carpaccio di Manzo
Thin sliced raw beef tenderloin with lemon, capers, parmesan cheese and extra virgin olive oil
Gnocchi al Ragu
Homemade potato dumpling pasta with a Bolognese style meat sauce
Flash fried calamari with marinara sauce and lemon
Needed to lower the lights and insulate for sound -thus limited ambiance
Although expensive, the food was delicious and the service superb.
Based on reviews, we were expecting a fine dining experience in an upscale restaurant. We were seated for our 8:30 dinner in a loud, noisy, brightly lit room next to the waiter station. Truth be told, the entire restaurant was loud, noisy and brightly lit, hence the low marks for ambiance. Perhaps it was the seating time later in the evening, but service was rushed from the start. Waiter was rude, brusque, impatient and condescending. He kept pushing us to order, whether it be drinks, appetizers or entrees. We were expecting a relaxed , leisurely paced meal in a quiet refined atmosphere, and we got anything but. As for the food, it was incredibly unremarkable. The calamari was on par with what you might order at a chain restaurant. My steak, while not bad, was bland and under seasoned. Spouse’s meal was also so-so. Long story short, save your money and go to Olive Garden. Everything will be the same except the price.
Great food and pro service
Definitely will be going back. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her surprised dinner.
Food, service, and atmosphere are as good if not better than the high end restaurants in a big city but with much better prices. Prepare for an exceptional experience, as well as warm and friendly hospitality from Andrea and her staff!
Food was excellent. Service was outstanding. IF you are looking for fine dining, please consider La Grotta.
Outstanding food and service!
We had a wonderful meal and dining experience!
Wonderful food and such a pretty place. Great, friendly service. We so love La Grotta!!
La Grotta has been our anniversary dinner site for several years. Also great for a team evening meal. Sound level is good for conversations.
The four of us raved about our dinners and deserts. The octopus appetizer was the best octopus dish I have ever had. Our waiter was courteous, prompt and knowledgeable.
Took a very long time to get our table despite our reservation. Also took a very long time to be waited on and served. Food was disappointing and the room was incredibly loud.
The food was outstanding...some of the best soft shell crab I've ever had. There were delicious and unique appetizer options and our server, Kate, was terrific. Very quaint ambiance.
Meal was amazing and waiter was patient but wasn’t too attentive to filling drink in a timeline manner and wasn’t fully aware of what specials were out. Other than that wonderful experience
Venue was fantastic. Service was superb and the food exceptional. Food was delivered quickly and presentation of same was beautiful. To top it all off on my wife's and my 41st Wedding Anniversary we got the vanilla ice cream rolled in coca which as a taste of bourbon sauce spread around. Heavenly!!!!!
The food was amazing! The waiter was spot on with wine pairing recommendations. Would definitely return
Lovely interior. Delicious food. Friendly service. GREAT dessert. Really enjoyable meal for a fun downtown date night!
Incredible food combined with exceptional service
This was our 30th wedding anniversary. We met in the old Miller & Rhoads building.
The experience at La Grotta was perfect for the occassion.
Worth a trip downtown
This was my first time having dinner here and it was amazing. Everything was great. I will definitely be coming back again
The weather was superb the food was impeccable. I will say that the lighting was a bit bright, and the tables were a bit too close together
Food was good. I made a reservation to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday, even though I had the confirmation they told me that I was not on the list. The tables are very close (covid time), the place very noisy, very difficult to have a conversation. They could improve the space. Beyond that, it was fine.
Service was awful, waitress was very inattentive and did not even thank us for dining or tell us to have a good evening at the end of our meal. I requested for “Happy Anniversary” to be written on one of the two desserts we purchased, it did not come on either. Calamari appetizer was delicious, entrées were pretty good and dessert was pretty good.
Amazing staff and the food is unbeatable
Excellent pasta and attentive service!
Service was excellent and food wasn't to our particular liking.
Great food, good people (Tony & Andrea). Will always go back when we’re in town.
Excellent Italian food, great service, waiter's very knowledgeable of menu dishes and wine choices. They work vigorously to make your dining experience beyond expectations.
Really great restaurant for a date. Food was excellent and service was wonderful. Overall awesome experience, and will definitely be back in the future!
The menu was extensive and everything we tried was excellent. In addition, the daily specials sounded great. Too bad we couldn't try more selections. We definitely will be back to try more items. Our waiter was the best.
We were seated in the center of the room; therefore, it was naturally pretty loud, but the food was delicious and I plan to come back again to try other dishes.
Considering that they were quite busy, our server did a great job of not leaving anyone uncontacted for too long.
Always a safe choice for Italian food and service is typically good.
Terrific food and wonderful service. We’ll be back!
Everything about this place was excellent. The food was great as well as the wait staff. First time here and plan on coming back again next time we’re in Richmond.
Took a small group of customers here. Food and service were both outstanding. Customers said it was the best food of their entire trip. Will definitely return next time I am in Richmond.
The restaurant is lovely and the staff efficient and professional. The number of specials was amazing and dinner was delicious. Our main concern during this time of the spread of the Covid D Variant was that there were simply too many tables occupied and too close together. So our party of 3 decided to skip coffee and desserts.
La Grotta - Richmond is rated 4.6 stars by 1528 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.