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.
Food and service were fantastic. Not sure why we have waited so long to dine here. Will be going again soon!
Just the best, nothing else to say
My husband and I had been going to La Grotta for years but he passed away in 2017, so my two daughters and I decided to go and have dinner in his favorite restaurant. As always, it never disappoints. The food is wonderful and the service is the best. Since we all live outside of Atlanta, we decided to try to do this at least once a year or more. Looking forward to our next visit.
It’s literally like a Magic experience every time you got to this Atlanta treasure!!!
Service classic wonderful!
Go Go Go!!!
You will not be disappointed.
Wonderful experience! Delicious food!!!
Just an amazing true NYC Italian restaurant in Atlanta.
Friendly attentive staff; food was simple, fresh with subtle delicious flavours; good range of prices; very nice wine and beer
The service and the meal were such an experience!!! I highly recommend this restaurant! 💗💗💗
Food was quite good. Walter, our waiter was excellent and quite knowledgeable about
Ambience was good but noise level was quite high. That wouldn't stop us for going again
A very special restaurant to take special people for special events! I’ve taken my wife of 38 years now there many times ant it’s “our” special place for our anniversaries!!! We were treated like royalty! Everyone was so nice to us, our team of waiters were excellent, and the meal was superb! Wife had salmon while I had filet mignon! Absolutely as good as it gets!
This place never disappoints
Six women. Everyone enjoyed their meal, the service. No complaints, only compliments. What more could we ask for
I hosted a group of my customers recently and was blown away by the food, service, and atmosphere. The chef visited our table twice to check on us which was an added bonus. Highly recommend if in the Atlanta area.
Atlanta doesn't have many classic restaurants, but La Grotta certainly qualifies. You're not going to find new, innovative dishes here, but that's not a negative thing. What you will find is is masterful Italian cuisine, an excellent Italian wine list, and focused quality service. My wife, who lived in Italy for several years claims the risotto here is as good and even better in many cases than she had at fine dining restaurants in Italy. If you're looking for a low-key, comfortable date night with delicious food, delicious wine, and great service, you shouldn't look any further.
Walter just gets better and better. I love his wit and wonder. The food is always amazing. My guest had never had quail and fell in love with it. Oh! Yeah! Billy dropped in on us too!
Having read rave reviews I booked a reservation for 3 on fri night...this was a business dinner...my first disappointment was our seating ...right next to a busy bar..
I insisted on moving which caused some dissatisfaction with the hostess...there are so many in staff it was impressive
But most of the staff were involved in their own conversation and we were left unattended
Our main waiter Billy was talkative character who asked us too many fake questions..
I ordered a pricey bottle of wine which should have been decantered... it was not only just put on the table we were never served it after the initial pour...I ordered second bottle which was just added to our original glasses...and once again never served. The food was nothing exceptional
Burrata with tomatoes..the tomato was not fresh and it was cut into small peices..this plate had been pre made and pulled out of the refrigerator...artichoke salad had very few artichokes...not cooked correctly
Main courses were gnocci... ok...shrimp fra diavolo..ok...stuffed quail..not great
But more importantly we were never asked how everything was..
$400 before tip I expected much better service and food
What we did observe was the local buckhead clientele were receiving all the attention
No way to engage new clientele
We will not return
Definitely a special event restaurant.
As always great time wonderful food great service. Brought a first timer best meal ever
Great evening! Wonderful food and service. Pretty close to an eating experience in Manhattan.
This is probably an unusual complaint but the main course was served very quickly, almost in a rushed fashion and before we were ready for it. We had ordered cocktails and had just a few sips. We were not asked about wine before the food arrived and had to make a hasty decision while the food was sitting on the table. The evening was not as enjoyable as ones we have previously experienced.
We have become jaded about many restaurants not living up to the review hype. In the case of La Grotta (Buckhead) they exceeded our expectations. The ambiance is so pleasant, and, unlike other restaurants, you can actually have a conversation without shouting over the noise. We ordered sea bass, which came out perfectly prepared and presented. Most importantly the food was hot.
We were celebrating a birthday and they provided a complimentary, delicious tiramisu with a lit candle, plus glasses of champagne for the table. The service was very good as well. This is a first class establishment, and we shall definitely be going back.
A classic for a reason! We were a little disappointed the truffles were not shaved tableside but still a lovely experience.
My favorite Atlanta restaurant. A great place to have a conversation. The food is exceptional and service so professional.
Fantastic place. The food was delicious and the the service was excellent.
I just loved it.
We were celebrating my parents 44th anniversary while they were in town. We wanted a special meal and experience that we knew they couldn't get in Mississippi and La Grotta delivered! The service was phenomenal and the food was outstanding. My father and I loved our pasta, my fiance and mom both adored their veal and the appetizer salads and escargot were thoroughly enjoyed as well.
The only very small issues was that with it being a busy Saturday night, the noise levels were high, making it a bit difficult for everyone at the table to hear our amazing server and at times one another. However all other parts of the evening from start to finish were incredible!
Delightful restaurant with great Italian Food, excellent wait staff, a real treat for dinner
Amazing! The food, service and ambiance was 5 star. The wine list is fantastic as well. Loved it so much went back 2 nights in a row. Will definitely come back next time I'm in town!
Outstanding and every dish was perfect. I love the veal chop that Antonio cooked for me. It was true perfection. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to experience fine dining at its best.
My family enjoyed a wonderful dining experience at La Grotta in Buckhead recently while visiting our son who moved to Atlanta for his new job.
The cuisine was superb from the appetizer through dessert, and we appreciated our waiter who guided us through the menu and specials of the day.
The highlight of our meal was meeting the owner / executive chef, who came to our table to introduce himself and chat with us about our dinner.
Based upon our incredible experience, we will make every effort to visit La Grotta when we return to Atlanta!
Delicious. Professionally served. Highest quality in everyway.
We have been living in and out of New York for the past few years and have tried the best and most authentic Italian it has to offer. That being said, La Grotta may be better than any of them! I simply can not say enough about the service, how we were treated from the moment we walked in until three hours later when we left. Billy our server was so fantastic, the lighting and atmosphere was perfect and the food was, as I mentioned before, possibly the best Italian we have ever had anywhere. Highly recommend and we will definitely be back soon! Please don’t ever change one single thing!
Best Italian rest in Atlanta. Great, great wine list and top of class service
As usual, La Grotta was outstanding with great food, ambiance, and cordial service.
Very nice experience- just not expecting 25 preteens in LaGrotta! In 30 years we have not experienced this sort of thing!
We will return, but will inquire if there are any big parties of young people expected.
La Grotta as that "old-School" feel from the atmosphere, wait staff and food. I would rate the food as Very Good to Excellent. Burrata was creamy, Caesar was properly dressed and the Dover Sole was excellent. The Only slip was the lamb was overdone....which we slip as an app. Value was great when you consider the quality of the wine selection under 125.00.
La Grotta is our favorite restuarant ever! Their ambience can't be beat and every dish is consistently prepared and always delicious. No other restaurant can compare to La Grotta with their experienced waiters and their old world feel!!
recommend trying this restaurant in a residential buidling at the bottom floor - wine a reasonably priced
Snobby waiters. Overpriced decent food. Will not be returning.
Billy was amazing. The food was succulent! The Honey Fig was 2 D.I.E. 4⚡⚡⚡