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.
Loved this restaurant! Had the best pasta dish I have ever eaten! Definitely recommend a visit here. We will be back on our next trip to Atalanta.
Tex the waiter was the best!!!
Drinks are on point!
Atmosphere was very romantic
Food was amazing! Service was great. Took some time to get seated even with an 8pm reservation (8:30 seated) but we had some wine at the bar. It was very busy and did not have any service issues.
Arguably the best Italian restaurant in Atlanta. A must go to if a visitor to ATL.
Great as always. Hats off to Einstein and the rest of the staff !!
La Grotta is the standard. Always exceptional in food quality, service and atmosphere.
Incredible meal. Every time I eat here, I wonder why I don’t come here more often. Meal portions are perfect; the pasta is cooked to perfection and the service is stellar.
Tables were really close together and it would have been nice to have a bit more space From our neighbors but the service was great and the food was even better!
Always a fun time at LaGrotta! Such a great place to celebrate or just enjoy the food and service. A must go place if you live in Atlanta! Can't wait to go back!
Every time it’s an experience that you treasure. Truly the BEST Italian in Atlanta, GA
This was a great experience! I love how La Grotta is hidden! The timing of each part of the meal was perfect, the service was nice, and the food was good! Great for a romantic date night!
I took my two out of town friends for their first time here, and La Grotta did not disappoint. It was, as always, outstanding!
My first time experiencing truffles and they were shaved table side. They didn’t disappoint! The service was impeccable as well!
Food not quite as good as I had remembered but I would go back.
Great restaurant! Went there for our anniversary. Amazing food and service :)
Excellent in every way. The food was excellent but was lacking with the vegetables with the lamb chops. Other tables had so much more than we received, other wise excellent
Lovely. Warm and friendly waiter. Will always come back
Best restaurant in Atlanta
La Grotta is unequivocally the best restaurant in Atlanta. Hard to think of another that even comes close, much less competes. Not enough superlatives to describe the food, wine, service, or any other aspect of the experience. On pleasant evenings, the patio is wonderful. I've been going for probably 30 years, and it remains as great as ever.
Great service and food was wonderful
We love La Grotta! It never falls short of perfect each time we dine. Every aspect from start to finish is always phenomenal!
Excellent food and service. This place really is a hidden gem! If you are looking for fresh authentic Italian food, this is the spot. Would definitely visit again in the future.
Always the best!
La Grotta has long been our favorite restaurant, with great ambiance, service and food. We went this week to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and were terribly unhappy with the noise level. It was a Tuesday night, but the restaurant was packed, with everyone talking loudly to make themselves heard over the crowd. The worst was the table near us, where 3 young couples were seated, and one young woman was inebriated and talking loudly in a shrill voice that was impossible to tune out. The worst was when she stood up, lost her balance and fell to the floor! Not the kind of thing we're used to in this legendary and distinguished restaurant!
Our first experience at La Grotta will definitely not be our last. We were warmly greeted by both valet and hostess upon our arrival and promptly sat in a very comfortable banquette. It was our anniversary and it had definitely been communicated to staff. Brett acted as our gastronomic "sherpa" through the menu and both he and Roberto provided very humorous quips when visiting the table. Christian regaled us with the history of the restaurant along with his family's storied connection with it and Atlanta. Casual yet upscale without pretension. I saw a picture of Shaquille O'Neal on the wall and am still trying to figure out how he fitted down there. Will definitely return.
Both of my friends were from out of town and had never been to La Grotta. one was from New York, and the other from Nashville. They loved everything about the service, food, etc., and can't wait to come back again.
Susan Mathis (Mrs. T. Harvey)
Celebrating our dear friends anniversary was a delightful evening at La Grotta! Our Waiter, Tony, was delightful and our food simply delicious!
Food was amazing. Service was wonderful.
Always a great experience. Chef has been there for 41 years and it shows. Awesome
My friend and I arrived on time with a reservation...checkin with the host was sluggish, we were seated after 10 minutes.......sat at your very nice table and wited 20 minutes for any attention, not even water. I had to raise my hand eventually to get anyones attention. We were asked if we would like a cocktail or wine....our response was that we’d have a bottle of wine. What would you like he said......we asked for a consult on the menu and specials to make that selection.....not appropriate. They all scrambled and finally fell into shape. The wine sommelier helped us after a no-assigned waiter explained menu items and answered our questions. The meal was superb! Was this a one off night? Who knows, however, a neighboring couple could be heard critiquing similar complaints as a frequent neighborhood client. The ambiance between guest and management was VERY CROONY oriented....many regulars who got preferred treatment. What they didn’t know, we were out-of-towners yet my guest had dined there at least 20 times. SO, the food was superb, but they were a bit aloof, disorganized and disheveled. Even the Valet was corny oriented and disorganized.
Great experience my first wedding anniversary with my wife we really enjoy the waiters food was amazing 😤👍😁
A wonderful place to dine with friends or business associates. Food is superb! Wait staff is outstanding! Wish I could eat there every week. Have been eating there since it opened in 1978. Never had a meal or experience that was anything but excellent.
Absolutely amazing food. I can’t wait to go back!
Wonderful evening. It was my birthday. Surprised how crowded it was for a Wednesday night. Ordered a side vegetable because usually green beans and carrots are not good. These were amazing. Everything I had was the best I ever had. It was obvious I was in a highly rated fine dining restaurant. Best tiramisu ever!
Great experience. Haven’t been for awhile and I have no idea why not?!
Perfection. How have I never been here before?
Food was just ok, service very slow. This used to be a high quality restaurant known for its true Italian cuisine and great service. The last two times I have been there it feels more like restaurant that caters to the convention/ business client.
An old favorite-still great! With Chef Antonio at the helm, absolutely no one makes a better spaghetti carbonara. All dishes are top quality delicious
We were celebrating our daughters birthday as she had never been. The meal and service was outstanding as always. Now our daughter and boyfriend are huge fans.