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La Grotta

4.9
1029 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:45 PM - 9:30 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:45 PM - 10:30 PM
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Phone number
(404) 231-1368
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Antonio Abizanda
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West Wesley
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Parking details
We offer complimentary valet, or self parking next door in church parking lot.
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Public transit
Lakeview Drive and Peachtree Road
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1029 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

It was our first time at La Grotta and we were celebrating a birthday. The service was impeccable and the food was savory and perfectly cooked. As a matter of fact, was in the mood for Frutti di Mare (Seafood Pasta) which wasn’t on the menu but the chef made it happen. They cater to their patrons and go the extra mile.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The best italian restaurant in Atlanta

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Top notch on every level. I have enjoyed this restaurant on limited occasions for over 30 years and they never disappoint.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a lovely dining experience tonight at LaGrotta for a get-together with friends. Food was superb!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

It was fabulous. I would totally recommend it.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Have you ever wished you could go back in time to the days perfect service,!sensational of food and the perfect atmosphere. That’s La Grotto. How on earth I missed this gem of a restaurant I do not know ,but now I found it, I will return over and over. Every morsel of food was cooked to perfection and Walter provided service beyond the pale. I could not give this restaurant stronger recommendation .
Well in advance it’s not easy to get a table on short notice and I understand why.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I make it a point to find authentic Italian restaurants whenever I travel. I stumbled upon La Grotta on Saturday and I'm so glad I did. Outstanding food, wine, ambiance and staff. I recommend 100%.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Always great at La Grotta. Very professional and friendly service. Great bartender. Great food. Especially the veal. Also loved the buratta caprese salad

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

It was great!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

A rare truly Italian gem in Atlanta Buckhead area! We will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Noted that the occasion was my wife’s birthday but waiter didn’t seem to know or care. Disappointing!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Awesome food. Our waiters were top notch. If you go and the weather is good I suggest you sit on the back patio. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great experience. Food was delicious. Waiter was busy but attentive. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Always exceptional. Never miss a chance to eat at La Grotta. Walter is the best; ask to sit at one of his tables.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Dinner with college age granddaughter.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

La Grotta always brings the best. The food is incredible, the host and management on point. We love the atmosphere. Best Italian in Atlanta. Especially Truffle season.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

A great place to celebrate a birthday. Food and service outstanding

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I absolutely love this place. I look forward to it so much. The cheesy shrimp pasta and stuffed chicken are my favorites but everything is wonderful. Such a nice menu. Staff is perfectly attentive and so friendly and professional. Wish the bar was bigger because the bartender is so great I’d love more time there.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Thoroughly en joyed La Grotta. The food, service, and ambiance were old-school in the best sense of the word. The menu features primarily traditional Italian favorites which are perfectly prepared. The service was amazing, friendly yet unobtrusive and so efficient. What I love most about it is that I had not been here in over 20 years and nothing had changed. How many restaurants in Atlanta can say that?

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

You simply cannot go wrong if you take a date to this restaurant. They have a great wine list and fantastic service. The food has always been some of the best.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always great. My wife and I have celebrated special occasions here for almost 20 years, never bad.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

La Grotta continues to be the go-to place for fine Italian in Atlanta. Don’t skip this gem

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Our server was exceptional! Speaking of servers, they have all worked there for about as long as I've been alive!(34) You will not find a more authentic and fresh Italian meal outside of Italy and it would be on tripadvisors top 5 if it were located in the heart of florence!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Atlanta. Everything is excellent and the wine list is tremendous.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Food, wine, service- all outstanding

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2.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We are regular customers at your restaurant for almost over 10 years now. Recently we had a family birthday celebration and were extremely disappointed with the food. Five people became sick with the food. It was a terrible experience and I do not think I will return for dining.

I would appreciate if someone can call me at 6784683350.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Beyond my expectations. EVERYTHING was exceptional!

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our reception was both confusing and very unwelcome! First we we're told that our table did not exist. I still have no idea what this meant. Then we were led to a booth that was in the very busy path of waiters to and from the kitchen. When we asked for another table we were told the other tables were reserved. We had a reservation but apparently that wasn't good enough to get a "reserved table." After much confusion, we were seated at a nice table that moments earlier was "reserved." Our waiter tried to be very chummy possibly to counter the uncomfortable reception. The food was good but not commensurate with the price. I can think of many other restaurants that value their customers and have better food and service at a lower price. I would not recommend La Grotta.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great service. Very personable and helpful. Celebrated birthday. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Always amazing

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Incomparable!!!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Having lived in Milano for a number of years, La Grotta makes me feel like I am there again. From the food to the wine to the setting to the fantastic service La Grotta offers the genuine northern Italian dining experience!
By far my favorite Atlanta ristorante!

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Only maraschino cherries for the manhattans, sold out of the wine that was recommended by the waiter and substituted the lamb "chops" for half a rack cut into three cutlets (despite assurances it was lamb chops). Disapointing.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Another wonderful meal at one of my favorite restaurants!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We've been to La Grotta before and always enjoyed it. However, this time we felt the quail was not very fresh. The veil chop was so so too. But the calamari, the pasta and dessert were all very good. I hope La Grotta will pay more attention to the quality control in the future.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Outstanding. Never a disappointment. Our server Billy was awesome and friendly
5 stars all the way around from reservation to departure

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Typical excellent everything at La Grotta. If you want consistent excellence just keep going.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The absolute Best restaurant in Atlanta!!
It’s truffle season in full force.
Food was outstanding!
Service from Billy was exceptional.
Thank you Christian!!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We always enjoy our time here. Walter is outstanding of course. Just had dinner on Saturday for a birthday. Came from Knoxville to make it happen.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Another great experience!
I went to La Grotta this past Friday with two other friends, one a "newbie". As always, it was a great experience. The food, the service, the atmosphere-- it's all perfect.

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