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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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Side Plate of Pasta
All these options are available as Appetizer or Entre portion as well. Choose Pasta: Angel Hair, Linguini, Fettuccini, Penne, Spaghetti With Choose Sauce: Alfredo (Cream Sauce), Agli Olio, Amatriciana, Carbonara, Fradiavola, Marinara, Primavera, Puttanesca, Tomato Basil
Risotto del Giorno
Daily Special of Slowly Cooked Arborio Rice
Mediterranean Roasted Veal Loin with Celery Salad, Capers, Cherry Tomatoes & Tuna Sauce
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.
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.
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.
I really enjoyed the food and the ambiance of this restaurant!!
Classic old school Italian joint in Atlanta. Feels very New York City. Food is authentic and fresh.
Amazing food and top notch service! Best Italian in Atlanta
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!
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.
Amazing food, atmosphere, and service. A great place to celebrate an occasion.
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.
An Atlanta classic with unmatched service ❤️
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.
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
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!
Exceptional food, exceptional service...it always delivers on our expectations!
As usual, the entire staff was AMAZING...super-attentive; the food was AMAZING; as was the company!!
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!!
Always a pleasure!
Great for anniversary Service a little ‘spotty’ when got busier about 7:45
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!
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.
We had an amazing dining experience!! Once again, the drinks, appetizers, main courses and service were absolutely excellent! 🍷
La Grotta always hits it out if the park! Just always feel special even on a weekday!
one of my favorites restaurants in atlanta
I love coming here. The food and service is outstanding.
Always a great experience...
Best Italian restaurant in town, no doubt!
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.
Always enjoy this Atlanta classic. Really liked the Filet with Gorgonzola. Excellent service by Tony
Excellent in every way. Food, service and atmosphere all perfect.
Fantastic dinner. Exceeded my expectations!
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.
Overcooked the bone in veal parm. But besides that it was excellent
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.
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
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.
Excellent service. The food was some of the best we have ever tasted.
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.
Lovely evening on the porch! And as always the service and food did not disappoint us!
We had a great time for my birthday. Staff was very accommodating. Our server was awesome.
Food excellent. Restaurant setting beautiful and a lovely patio. We chose to eat indoors, as it was about 90 degrees last night.
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.