La Grotta

4.9
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1732 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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vipJimS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian Atlanta!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Atlanta

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Grotta is quickly becoming our family's favorite restaurant! Once again they cooked an off the menu dish for us and made perfect recommendations for each course. The wait staff makes use feel like family each and every time we dine there.

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vipPaul
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always.

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vipmini
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Dinner

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TiajuanaS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a fabulous place to enjoy some delicious Italian masterpieces... this is the spot. It feels like you are dining in an under ground wine cellar .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Time and Definitely Not Our Last!!! Service by Edwardo and Tony and the rest of the crew was 1st Class!!! Food was Incredile!!! I had the Best Veal Parmigiana EVER!!! Can’t wait to return,Beautiful Environment!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I went to celebrate our 3yr wedding anniversary, and the end of my medicine residency. The food was absolutely incredible. We had the BEST pasta dish that either of us have had in our lives, the 2nd best beef carpaccio we have ever had (with freshly harvested black truffles - amazing). We had a beautiful beet salad, and a perfectly cooked filet mignon. The wine list is impressive (7+ pages), with a great selection of Italian wines hitting many of the major regions like Tuscany (with a focus on the super Tuscan varietals of Bolgheri - hitting most of the big names), montalcino, montepulciano, Chianti, etc etc), as well as lists of wines from other prominent regions of the world. Not only was the list large and inclusive... it was also remarkably affordable, with less of a $$ markup than you typically see at a fine-dining restaurant. To top it off, the service was great, with attentive wait and support staff.
Would absolutely recommend.

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vipStephenC
Atlanta
46 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Grotta is an outstanding Italian restaurant with a beautiful outside patio and with delicious entree choices. My wife and I have been regular customers for over 30 years and have never had a bad experience.

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GeorgeA
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place! Went there for my wife’s birthday!

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vipsouthernlady
Naples
27 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a special occasion indeed and LaGrotta made it so! Dining in the elegant dining room with such attentive service and delicious food is always a pleasure!

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Peter
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with my wife for our anniversary, and everything was perfect. The food was very delicious and very affordable.

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vipElizabethH
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star experience and great value for the food and atmosphere. A classic Atlanta restaurant that we love to visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible restaurant!!

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vipJJ67
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been going to La Grotta for special occasions since the 1980's when we were in high school and college. I don't believe we have ever had a bad meal! The decor is old school and most people dress up. Our appetizers and entrees were very good. We are planning to go back in a few weekends for my mother in law's 80th. Can't wait!

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Our waiter just wasn’t that good. But he thought he was.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best service of any restaurant. Food was tremendous.

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vipAnneB
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic choice! We love to come here for special occasions- food is delicious: beggar’s purses, sole, lobster pasta- just excellent. The service is great too 😊 one of my favorite restaurants in Atl!

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vipBenS
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. The Lobster Pasta is simply amazing. Best Italian in Atlanta.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! There isn’t better Italian in Atlanta!

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DanielaM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything you can ask for a restaurant is in La Grotta!

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vipJackK
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. The food was phenomenal and the service by Billy our waiter was excellent. Highly recommended

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vipKathleenL
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had cause for an impromptu family celebration, but wanted to feel safe outside and socially distant. The lovely courtyard at La Grotta was perfect for us. The wait staff was attentive and charming. Thank goodness La Grotta is still here, withstanding the test of time.

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vipELW1432
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST food, great service, beautiful ambiance, and our favorite dinner we have had all year! La Grotta is outstanding on all fronts!!!

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JohnL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine food and excellent service in a delightful ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again the food was excellent. Three of us ordered a dish not even on the menu and it was cooked perfectly. They chefs and staff happily accommodated our off menu request. We can't wait to make reservations and come back soon.

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SashaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our family had a wonderful service and experience!

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ElianaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Can't wait to go back. Amazing food and amazing service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time dining at La Grotta and the experience never disappoints! The food is superb, the wine list is extensive, and the service is unparalleled! We’ve had Juliano and Danny as our servers and they are true gems!

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This was my first experience at La Grotta after many recommendations. The food was phenomenal and the staff was extremely friendly. It took almost 30 minutes past our reserved time to be seated because COVID related reduced capacity.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal great service! One of our most favorite places to eat! Treated like family.

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vipLaurenK
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Grotta never disappoints. The service and food was outstanding. The best mussels and lamb chops in the city. My only complaint was that were were seated next to a very loud party of four outside.

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vipronj
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience and food were great. Billy was a great waiter and made sure all of our needs were taken care of.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ll be back!

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vipDede
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service!!!

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vipJMoss
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing

Great food.

Great service.

Superb experienced staff

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vipRem23
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has been around for over 30 years, and there is a reason for that. Simply put; the best Italian restaurant in Atlanta.

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vipJuvie
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Just was not as good as it has always been
Disappointing

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MichaelS
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful meal on the patio. Both the service and food were excellent. La Grotta remains one the best values in Atlanta, if not the very best.

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 1732 OpenTable diners.

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