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La Grotta

4.9
1811 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1811 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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vipWestCoastDix
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great setting and food was wonderful. Service started out as being very attentive, but went downhill from there. Never checked to see if dinner was OK, had to ask several times for water refills and took quite some time to bring us check.

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vipVjgv
Atlanta
85 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a safe, lovely evening at LaGrotta! We dined outside with a nice bottle of wine recommended by our fabulous waiter. What a wonderful reprieve from the angst of 2020. I had the mushroom risotto topped with shaved truffles, heaven. Thank you LaGrotta for giving us a civilized, peaceful and enjoyable evening.

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vipGuysfromATL
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious meal, with superior service and delightful ambience. We live right across the street, so it couldn’t be more convenient. Definitely our go-to for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the food and the ambiance of this restaurant!!

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Saralach
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic old school Italian joint in Atlanta. Feels very New York City. Food is authentic and fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and top notch service! Best Italian in Atlanta

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Grotta was the perfect hidden gem for a wonderful evening dinner with friends. I celebrated my birthday and everyone was so kind. The service was over the top and the food was incredible. Will absolutely be returning to try out the lovely patio!

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RetiredRob
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second time at La Grotto, but it won’t be our last. Exceptional food and service. Only negative is the weird building in which it resides.

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vipKMPG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere, and service. A great place to celebrate an occasion.

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vipCaptainE
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been there many times and we went with friends to celebrate our wedding anniversary. As always it was an outstanding experience. La Grotta is simply my favorite restaurant in Atlanta.

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vipAMNDG
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An Atlanta classic with unmatched service ❤️

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vipPatC
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Uninspired food. Not much of the menu is really italian. I had the shrimp over linguine. Shrimp where cold over pasty linguine. My wife had the dover sole which was a little better. We just moved to Atlanta and hope we can find a decent Italian restaurant as this isn’t even close.

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LindaG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time with our friends. The birthday surprise was a real treat and service pronto!! The only bad part was the meal. The two specials and salmon were way below average in fact pretty poor. The other two meals were good and very good. I would go back for the ambience but definitely not for the food.
We loved being outdoors. The patio was delightful. Thanks. Linda Grace

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Debado
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We only eat here for special occasions because it is a bit pricey. But the food is amazing and so is the staff! I would definitely recommend!

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HaroldT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food, exceptional service...it always delivers on our expectations!

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Msfoodie
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the entire staff was AMAZING...super-attentive; the food was AMAZING; as was the company!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dinner! We were seated outside on a beautiful night and the atmosphere felt magical. The food was delicious: prosciutto/melon, carpaccio, paperdelle with lobster, chicken parm and creme brûlée. Our server suggested our wine pairings and he was right on. It was delicious and we can’t wait to go back!!

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fsunolefan1
Atlanta
44 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure!

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vipLelo
Atlanta
46 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great for anniversary Service a little ‘spotty’ when got busier about 7:45

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Atlantafamily
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

once again La Grotta hits it out of the park! Love the ambiance and intimacy of the garden patio outside - everyone was taking appropriate precautions due to covid and we had a lovely evening with the most delicious meal. Highly recommend!

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vipPorscheSA
Atlanta
92 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my favorite friends to LaGrotta for my birthday! Everything was perfect. We dined in the garden. The food was outstanding. Best Caesar salad and Tiramisu on the planet. Service was impeccable! Truly a night to remember for the 6 of us. Love the owner; always so gracious.

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vipMimi
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dining experience!! Once again, the drinks, appetizers, main courses and service were absolutely excellent! 🍷

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
207 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Grotta always hits it out if the park! Just always feel special even on a weekday!

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LynB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of my favorites restaurants in atlanta
never disappoints

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vipRandallZ
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here. The food and service is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience...
Best Italian restaurant in town, no doubt!

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GinoE
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service are THE benchmark for what a dining experience should be. Been going to LaGrotta for over a decade and have never had a bad experience. Look no further if you need a place to celebrate a special occasion or just want a romantic night out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy this Atlanta classic. Really liked the Filet with Gorgonzola. Excellent service by Tony

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KenW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. Food, service and atmosphere all perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner. Exceeded my expectations!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is perhaps the best restaurant in Atlanta. Cuisine is authentic Northern Italian at its best. Tucked away discretely in a residential building, it’s the perfect restaurant for a special occasion.

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vipfoodness
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overcooked the bone in veal parm. But besides that it was excellent

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vipLynnW
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal with friends and the food and service were exceptional! The service staff were friendly and attentive but not hovering! Will definitely return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely enjoyed our meal ! The team at La Grotta is friendly yet professional! We dine here server all time a month ! Every time we have a wonderful experience we sincerely enjoyed recommending La Grotta and we enjoy bringing our friends and family to experience wonderful atmosphere and food

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WTHz
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was much more CROWDED than I expected for 8:15 on a Monday. Staff wore masks but there was no apparent effort to maintain distance between tables, let alone the bar patrons. Saving grace was that our table (for 2) was remote - outside, at the hedges, and not subject to too much 'traffic'.

Members of team 8 were fairly attentive, considering their station was at capacity.

Sole was a bit dry - and ~$40 somewhat overpriced. Side of linguini carbonara was delicious and recommended - and a good value to boot. I had it served with her (our) caprese, which was delicious.

Dinner w/ tip ~$92.

ps: Oh - the olive oil (brought to table w/ balsamic already added) left a bitter taste (old oil). It was replaced with better oil.

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godsend1
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The food was some of the best we have ever tasted.

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SnairC
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, La Grotta did not disappoint! First time back since the COVID19 pandemic and it was great. We sat outside on the patio. Server were attentive yet not over-bearing and the food, as always was very good. Looking forward t returning in the near future.

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vipCarolK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening on the porch! And as always the service and food did not disappoint us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time for my birthday. Staff was very accommodating. Our server was awesome.

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vipfussyeater
Las Vegas
72 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food excellent. Restaurant setting beautiful and a lovely patio. We chose to eat indoors, as it was about 90 degrees last night.

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 1811 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.