La Grotta

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1414 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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DA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone at La Grotta always makes us feel like family!

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y
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente restaurant, nos recibieron super amáble y la comida es un espectáculo.! Volvería a ir muchas veces más! Se los recomiendo

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u
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of a kind experience!

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B
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably our favorite high end restaurant in Atlanta

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BS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Normally the service is great, but it wasn't this visit. Our waiter had to be called to our table multiple times.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as usual.

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K
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and great service. Haven't been disappointed yet! Worth the price!

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JS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent overall experience. Very comfortable setting and food service and overall attention to detail was outstanding.

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F
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

I always love La Grotta; however I could not have been more dissatisfied last evening. We were there to celebrate a very special birthday and I was like we did not exist. The waitstaff,which is usually outstanding, was terrible. They never offer us a drink, we had to ask for a waiter over and over again. I had told them we were celebrating a 70th Birthday...we had to tell them repeatedly and it was as if we never said anything. I was totally embarrassed to have brought guests there.
When I said something as we left,I got as reply of”oh, we had an unusually busy night “.
I always thought of this as a special restaurant but I will have to think long and hard about returning. I truly felt that did not care about my business and I was very unhappy.

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CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Italian restaurant in Buckhead. Food and service were fantastic and the layout of the dining room is clever. We were not able to see the garden as it was raining quite hard. Noise level was quite loud and it made it a bit hard to hear fellow diners. Overall a great experience for a nice occasion.

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NC
New England
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went to celebrate his promotion on La Grotta. We love italian food and we were not disappointed. We are goinf back for sure

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JT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service and the food was as always superb. It’s an old school, classic Italian restaurant. We love it and look forward to returning soon.

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MW
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great itialian restruant with superior service and menu. Beats the trendy spots by a mile.

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MP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Really enjoyed attention to detail. It was like eating in Italy or for that matter in Europe. It was a relaxed and very well timed out dining experience. We were able to enjoy each course and never rushed. It was a relaxed and enjoyable evening out enjoying some very good food.

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AB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was very slow to start. Took 10 minutes for someone to come to table to order our $55 bottle of wine. Server was frequently missing when our glasses were empty. Received the wrong meal, but it took so long, after the manager offered a different one we didn't want to wait. Food was good but not exceptional for the price.

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RF
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, waiter and staff overall really great, actually unforgettable.
Riccardo Ferrari

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D
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food & service are always stellar. I have never had a poor experience. I just don't get here often enough! Do yourself a favor & get there in June to enjoy the black truffle extravaganza. The mushroom risotto is to die for! Skip the escargot. Too much spinach, not enough snails. Same for the arugala & beet salad. Only had 2 cubes of beet. Otherwise very good & the perfect evening for a birthday celebration.

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BW
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Weather permitted dining on the patio. Wonderful service and great food with friends from afar made it a very special evening.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Over rated to say the least. From beginning to end it was an enormous disappointment. The best part of the dinner was the friendly water service with a smile!

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M
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time to La Grotta, we will be back! Food was outstanding! Intimate restaurant, just what we were looking for on our anniversary. Restaurant was full all night long, another great indicator of a terrific place.

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CE
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve eaten here about a dozen times and every time it is always an outstanding dining experience. For us it is the best Italian restaurant in Atlanta.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful restaurant, I took my boyfriend for his birthday (he’s never been)...we enjoyed every second of it.

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VZ
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Has been around a long tim so good to try. Risotto gummy. Veal chop good. Pasta w/pancetta and shrimp very good. Went with amazing expectations with all the awards it received and walked away with “it was good”. Wouldn’t return

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

La Grotta is my favorite place in Atlanta. The food is delicious and the service is AMAZING, really. Servers go on and beyond to make your experience the best. The wine and dishes they recommended us where top notch.
Also I love how cozy it is. Very romantic.

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B
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! One of my long time favorites in Atlanta! Vitello Tonnato , all pastas and veal are excellent!

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DT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening with Walter in charge of our table. Birthday event for my wife and as always, la Grotta and staff came through to make her evening out an experience that she always remembers.

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OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Totally unmatched and superb to say the least.

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NJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is a hidden gem! My wife and I really enjoyed the atmosphere, food and overall experience. We will definitely visit again!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner. The food was delicious and the service couldn’t have been better. The patio is a quiet gem. Thanks to our waiter, Damien, and the La Grotta team for a lovely evening!

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CT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m from Memphis and I wanted authentic Italian food to celebrate my husband’s graduation. We got that and more! The atmosphere was so warm and inviting. I ate everything on my plate! I would definitely recommend La Grotta to locals that haven’t tried it as well as travelers. It’s a must that you visit this establishment. Well worth it!

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FO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here many times over the years. Service is always attentive, never obtrusive. Food is wonderfully prepared and timed as you wish. Also great value overall.

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D
Atlanta
344 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

LaGrotta has my most favorite patio dining! You do not know you are in Atlanta. Plus it is the same great food and service from inside the dining room! Can’t wait until next time!

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TR
Atlanta
87 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Grotta is our favorite restaurant in Atlanta. It’s quiet and elegant. The service is always excellent. We shared the snails over creamed spinach...so very good! My wife had the sole meunière and I had capellini with shrimp and pancetta. We topped it off with creme brûlée. Wow!

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was first rate. ....................................,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.............

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MB
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in all aspects... Had Tony as our waiter... Selected a nice full body wine to compliment our dinner ..
Thanks Tony 👍

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AB
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our return dinner was incredible. We were celebrating my son's college graduation and my daughter had flown in from CA. Everything was on point- the delicious cocktails, the pasta, veal- everything. I love the truffles! I love the Old World service too- just wonderful. I highly recommend LaGrotta.

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g
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a charming restaurant. Lovely setting and rare to find fine dining with nice table linens, but still so comfortable and welcoming. Great service and delicious food. Leave room for dessert, I had the warm flourless chocolate cake wit ice cream. Wish I had a piece right now.

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our dinner at LaGrotta. The food and service was outstanding and I can’t wait to
have dinner there again!!

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j
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Having eaten a lot of Italian food in Atlanta, I wonder why anyone would chose to do so at La Grotta. I have been in and around Atlanta since 1968 but had never dined at this restaurant before. As La Grotta had been in town for a long time, we decided to try it. The restaurant is one large room and an outside dining area. The crowd was definitely older and louder. There is no ambience. The service was slow. The food was edible but not worth the time nor the price. Would not recommend as Atlanta has many wonderful restaurants. This is not one of them.

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c
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place for special occasions like anniversary. Pricey but food are very authentic Italian.

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