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About La Grotta
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.
Atlanta, GA 30305
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:45 PM - 9:30 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:45 PM - 10:30 PM
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer complimentary valet, or self parking next door in church parking lot.
Lakeview Drive and Peachtree Road
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
La Grotta Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary here last night and WOW. Everything was incredible.
Appetizer: We did the grilled portobello topped with goat cheese and pine nuts. It was served with a baby spinach salad and it was delicious.
My Entree: I'm a vegetarian so I got the sacchetti filled with cheese and black truffles with a creamy Marsala sauce. We paid the extra for the black truffle shavings on top and it was 100% worth it.
My Husband's: The Veal loin scaloppine with wild mushrooms and creamy Marsala sauce. He also added the truffle shavings.
Dessert: tiramisu and creme brûlée, both were amazing.
We both had craft cocktails and they were very good and reasonably priced.
The service was outstanding and everyone who served us wished us a happy anniversary. Even got complimentary champagne with dessert. Will definitely make La Grotta our go to spot for celebrating special occasions. We can't wait to go back.
My Dad started an accounting firm around 1982 and Sergio, who had just opened La Grotta, was one of his first clients. So La Grotta was always my parents favorite. I went a couple of times in the 90’s. It was always good. Became a foodie and frequent trendy restaurants but went to La Grotta last week. It was fabulous. Great food, cocktails, wine and the atmosphere was fabulous. I’ll definitely be back regularly.
The wild mushroom rissoto with truffles was just perfect, and the appetizer portion was surprisingly generous. A great selection of wines by the glass gave me a chance to try a wonderful A marine. The only regret was that I was driving and couldn't visit their really well stocked bar. Next time I'll Uber.
It was exceptional, as always. It can easily be said that this is the best restaurant in the US. We travel a lot and go to the best restaurant everywhere we go. The only other place I can put on the same level is Le Bernadin from New York. Eric Ripert is a phenomenal chef there but the atmosphere at Le Bernadin leaves a little extra to be desired and service is very stuffy.
So there it is. La Grotta is the best of the best of the best.
I’m sure all of you reading this will agree.
The ONLY complaint I have is where the hostess sat us on a Saturday might @ 6. We had reservations and it appeared we were one of the first few parties at LaGrotto.
She sat us at the table next to the bar facing the kitchen. I asked her if we could have a table away from the bar and kitchen. She politely refused our request. she said those other tables were already reserved. I didn't persist, but I was NOT happy. There were multiple tables that weren't yet occupied : there were only 5 people in our party: It seems to me that she should have accommodated our request.
Otherwise, the food, service, and atmosphere??? EXCELLENT
It was superb food - we had a great view of the christmas tree outside. Everybody (including my 18 month old son) loved the calamari with pesto and the mussels for the appetizers. For entrees, we loved the wild mushroom risotto with truffles and the catch of the day. Their side pasta was also excellent. Great food and amount for the price - would go there again!
This restaurant is like a trip back to 1990. The ambiance/design is beyond dated. The food was good but both of us left half way through entrees because the food was so rich our stomachs couldn't handle it. If you are looking for a place to take your grandparents this is it.
I wish that I found out this restaurant earlier. The location was a little different. It is located on the basement level of an apartment building(They have complementary valet parking. ). But after you take elevator and get downstairs it is really nice. The food was really good. We love the risotto with wild mushroom, beef carpaccio, veal and quail. They were all prepared very nice, seasoned and cooked just about right. We also ordered duck breast but it was a little dry and not a lot of taste. We had tiramisu and crème brulee as dessert. They were both delicious. We will definitely go back.
Love this restaurant. Always great food and service. On the service this time though, they were constantly taking food and drink from the table before finished. Have not had this happen before. Just because the plate or drink may be low does not mean that you are finished with it. Please ask before taking it.
I was looking for tinge perfect place to celebrate the Mr’s birthday, and I selected this restaurant based on recent reviews. I was hoping that it was all it said it would be, and let me tell you, we both were impressed. I’ve never traveled to Italy, but I really felt that we were there. While inside, I had forgotten that I was in Atlanta. It just felt so authentic!! Our waiter was the best. Every dish was perfect. No exaggeration here. I absolutely loved it, and thank you guys for helping me to making my babe’s birthday so special.
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