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.
Our house specialty, layers of mascarpone cheese, espresso, lady fingers, amaretto cookies, marsala
Calamari Con Pesto
Seared calamari with garlic, white wine, basil pesto, chili flakes
Scaloppine Di Vitello Antonio
Veal loin scaloppine with sauted shallots, fresh herbs, sun dried tomatoes & lemon butter sauce
Best Italian Atlanta!
Best restaurant in Atlanta
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.
Fabulous as always.
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 .
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!!!
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.
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.
Excellent place! Went there for my wife’s birthday!
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!
Came here with my wife for our anniversary, and everything was perfect. The food was very delicious and very affordable.
5 star experience and great value for the food and atmosphere. A classic Atlanta restaurant that we love to visit!
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!
Our waiter just wasn’t that good. But he thought he was.
Best service of any restaurant. Food was tremendous.
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!
Amazing as always. The Lobster Pasta is simply amazing. Best Italian in Atlanta.
Excellent as usual.
Fantastic! There isn’t better Italian in Atlanta!
Everything you can ask for a restaurant is in La Grotta!
We had a great experience. The food was phenomenal and the service by Billy our waiter was excellent. Highly recommended
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.
THE BEST food, great service, beautiful ambiance, and our favorite dinner we have had all year! La Grotta is outstanding on all fronts!!!
Fine food and excellent service in a delightful ambience.
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.
Our family had a wonderful service and experience!
Wonderful experience. Can't wait to go back. Amazing food and amazing service.
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!
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.
Delicious meal great service! One of our most favorite places to eat! Treated like family.
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.
The experience and food were great. Billy was a great waiter and made sure all of our needs were taken care of.
We’ll be back!
Excellent food and service!!!
Superb experienced staff
This restaurant has been around for over 30 years, and there is a reason for that. Simply put; the best Italian restaurant in Atlanta.
Just was not as good as it has always been
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.
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.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.