La Grotta

4.8
1475 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Serving the finest in Northern & Regional Italian Cuisine, La Grotta offers old world charm and friendly, first class service and is located in the heart of Buckhead. A local favorite since 1978, La Grotta has received Best of Atlanta Award from Atlanta magazine since the mid 1980’s, prestigious DiRONA and AAA Four Diamond Awards since the early 90's.


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.
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DS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnificent

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DT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always tremendous

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Could not have been better!

AC
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic our server was excellent my
Wife and I truly enjoyed ourselves

L
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING ATMOSPHERE!! The staff was amazing, and they know exactly what to offer for your experience to be even grander! I never would've expected the restaurant to be located where it is, but it was amazing! Would definitely go again!

OT
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drove in from out of town just to go here for my wife’s birthday.
Magnificent from start to finish.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atlanta landmark
Classic Italian cuisine, superbly prepared in appropriate portions
Exceptional wine list
The service is great and on point

A
Atlanta
79 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Truffle service was very disappointing. There was a dullness to them that I haven’t experienced at other restaurants. Not impressed.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. The food, service, and atmosphere are all top notch.

TM
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED this place! Will definitely be back very soon!

CB
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, service, and ambience. The inauspicious entrance in an apartment building only serves to highlight the delight this place brings. An Atlanta classic that continues to deliver!

C
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Grotta is a great place for all occasions. Food and service were both fantastic!

m
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my man here for his 45th birthday and we were both simply blow away by this place! The food was impeccable, the service was amazing and it felt like we were in Italy. I can't wait to go backkk

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always special New York style Italian

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always, La Grotta exceeded our expectations!
Love it!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Unique compared to other alternatives in Atlanta. Nostalgic feel with probably the best Italian food around.

c
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Corkage fee is a bit high, but we had a good time with good food and excellent service.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always !

NV
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about our dinner. Is on the pricey side but worth it now and then.

CE
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite Italian restaurant in Atlanta. Always an excellent dining experience.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Juliano is the greatest server.

TM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here during a 5 hour layover in route home from a vacation to NYC, and it was the best meal of the entire trip! Risotto with truffles was amazing, and my son loved his pasta so much, that he ate a second helping. The wait staff was extremely accommodating. The server could tell that my son was cold, so he wrapped a blanket over his shoulder and called him sire for the rest of the meal! :-) Great experience, we can't wait to go back!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service- overtime we visit we have an incredible experience!

OT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian in Atlanta. Every dish was amazing! The wine list was exceptional.

D
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner with exceptional service. MY wife and I enjoyed each course and the wine was perfect.

G
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Our server was so nice! The food was delicious. Beautifully decorated restaurant!
Thank you!

HO
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. Literally. So good! Treat yourself and spend more money, it’s worth it.

CW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian, service and quality!

A must visit whenever you visit the great city of Atlanta!

LH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great dining experience from the time we walked in the door and was greeted by a very nice lady who escorted us to our table to the time we exited. Outstanding!

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always challenging to hear others. The food is amazing!

OT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christian was such a welcoming host! Abs our waiter was awesome and the bread guy so sweet :-) we loved sitting outside and the lighting and fans were perfect for a summer evening. We returned after 30 years and with a more refined palette - we found la grottos to be world class! This is going to become our regular place!

s
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Ambiance and service were superb! Carpaccio appetizer is wonderful. Cesar salads were above average. Veal picatta entre and gnochi entre about a 7 out of 10. Next time would probably go with a special or a different pasta dish. Tira Misu for dessert was exceptional, maybe the best we've ever had, as well as a perfect cappaccino to end the evening. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends.

BT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chopped Veal Parmesan is amazing! We sat outside in their garden area and it was very nice!

DR
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Grotta is our favorite italian restaurant! We go every change that we get.

O
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best evening ever to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Phenomenal food, service, and ambiance.

CA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The service felt a bit rushed. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday, and I had expected it to be more leisurely based on past experiences.

DA
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

LOVE eating in the garden! It is completely different atmosphere. It is SO lovely out there, so relaxed and so noise-free!

RC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

the food was terrible never had worst was rated 10 best who ever rated that restaurant a 10 never eat italian food

EK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great dining experience.......great service and great food! If you find yourself in Atlanta, I highly recommend it!

S
Atlanta
80 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience in total at this great Italian never disappoints. There is no question this is the best Italian in atlanta and likely far reaching as well.

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