La Grotta

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1689 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Atlanta by far!!

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vipagbrady
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing meal. No sign of corona virus here!! Packed at 8:30 tonight. Everything was great except the service was awful.

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TerriH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!

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christinas
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !!!! Not too much else to say.
Loved the food and the service, highly recommend.

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TedM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food in Atlanta. Service was impeccable. We celebrated my daughter's 18th birthday, and they treated her like Royalty. This is as good as it gets in Atlanta for both food and service.

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Debado
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

I have to say that the food was absolutely delicious! A bit pricey but nonetheless, delicious! The wait staff was wonderful and very attentive except towards the end of the meal when the place got busier. I had to flag the waiter down to bring us the check. I would have wanted the tables to be spaced out a bit further than they were. During our meal, which was a joyous occasion, there was a lady who was obviously not happy with how things were going at her job and we got to experience it like we were at her work with her. She was just loud, obnoxious, and rude.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am not one to write reviews unless it was memorable in either direction. It was my second time at La Grotta. Tony was our server - he made us feel very welcomed. Professional, funny and intuitively attentive without ever making us feel rushed or ignored. He made a work dinner a special night. The food was incredible too. If you ever wanted to try quail, this is the place to do it. It was cooked to perfection and the sauce .... oh the sauce!

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TexasPete
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pretty great, except the clams which they removed from the bill. Otherwise it was a great meal and experience.

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vipFoodie
Atlanta
70 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food is excellent with good portion size.

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vipDavidR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myvwife and I celebrated our 35th anniversary at La Gtotta and it was a wonderful experience. Great food, superb service and warm atmosphere is a winning combination.

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BrianC
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine . Great food and service. Room was a little loud, but a lot of happy folks tend to make some noise. Would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing.

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Lainie
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent, classic, always a notch above in all arenas!

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vipPaulH
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable dining experience.

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RichardS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. This is a must place to dine

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vip1NEWORLEANSFOODFAN
Mississippi
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful
I have a difficult time picking an entree

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vipRobert
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite! Never disappoints!

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CassieU
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! I’ll admit that the outside does look like a retirement home lol but once you make it inside, it was lovely. The food was A++

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Traveller
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant! Fantastic meal, excellent wait staff, friendly manager. Really a to notch experience. Highly recommended.

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FranF
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The service was quite good; the ambiance very nice; however, the food was really much below what it shoujd be for a fine, expensive restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for a special occasion!

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JoyA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here for a friend’s birthday. It was easy to make the reservation and multiple times were available on the day that I chose. We were greeted prompted by valet when we arrived (it’s complimentary). Once inside, we were greeted by the host who wished my friend a “Happy birthday” along with each staff who we encountered. The service was great! Food & drinks were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Hello
To be Honest.. Very Very Disappointing .
They could not get us out fast enough for the next seating ... not even to talk ... Faster than The Fastest CHINESE Restaurant... all my party annoyed ... we went to another location afterward to have a post dinner chat !

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vipSusanStrib
Munich
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Grotta is always a classic, delicious dining experience. Second to none in Atlanta.

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vipDelArtist
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Grotta is absolutely fabulous, as always! I love this restaurant, and their exquisite service, and authentic food.

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T2JV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!! As always!! The staff and food are just wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Date night before Valentine’s Day. The male server with glasses talks entirely too long to each guest. The only reason I’m aware of this is because he was louder than everyone in the restaurant

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Ombre6
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

La Grotta is our favorite "special occasion" restaurant. Everything about it from the service to the food is outstanding. We look forward to our next dinner which will probably be my wife's birthday next month!

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vipAndraB
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service and food at La Grotta were top notch. We were seated immediately upon arrival. Our waiter was quick to share with us all the specials. We enjoyed the beef carpaccio and mussels before having our main courses. It was my wife’s birthday and so when our dessert order came out she had a candle in her dessert and they brought us complementary champagne. An incredible and unforgettable experience. If you are looking for authentic Italian cuisine in a cozy environment you cannot pick a better place.

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vipBrent
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food and great unique venue in the basement. It’s very loud and close proximity to others, so know going in you will be yelling your conversation with all the other guests however the venue and quality of the food was fantastic.

I didn’t understand why we had two waiter changes, the first was world class incredible with great suggestions. The 2nd was below average with a poor personality and no time for suggestions. Guess they do tables by teams, which takes away from the experience in my opinion. Would rather wait for quality but to each their own, the place is crazy busy and I’ll be back.

Tip: you can request the truffle pasta as an appetizer, it’s fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love La Grotta! The first time we went, we did not know what to expect because it is located below a condo/apartment. However, once stepping off the elevator, we were pleasantly surprised. The food and service are outstanding and they are extremely accommodating to provide offerings that are not necessarily in the menu! We will always eat at least once at La Grotta every time we are in Atlanta!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the best service!!

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Sam80
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite dining experience. The food and service were phenomenal. Fresh made pasta -no additional explanation required .

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vipLulubell
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Atlanta. Food was wonderful and the service as always was exceptional. Can’t wait to go again.

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vipCavalier50
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Atlanta by day. Service is perfect. Food is awesome. Great vibe. We went for our anniversary but we will be back for day to day celebrations.

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vipTR25
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only rec is you have to eat here, if you dont - you are missing out!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great. We will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Server incorrectly brought out the pasta before the steak vs being brought out together. They tried multiple times to remove my plate with pasta still on it. Drunk guests kept singing songs ruining everyone’s time. Drunk guest picked up my dates purse and placed it on the table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husband’s 50th birthday. Great food, great service, great time! Thank you!

FAQs

La Grotta does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. La Grotta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 231-1368.

La Grotta is rated 4.9 stars by 1689 OpenTable diners.

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