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.
Billy was great! Fun, entertaining, knowledgeable.
Outstanding service and food
Fabulous. Dover sole is james beard winner
We were seated and served about 45 minutes after our reservation time.
I took my wife for our anniversary dinner and it was outstanding, as always. La Grotta is the best Italian food in Atlanta, period. The service is superlative.
Birthday dinner for family.
Great ambience and wait staff. Had a wonderful celebratory dinner that lasted 3 hours. Didn't feel rushed. A bit pricey, but considering the occasion, I felt it was worth it.
Excellent food and service a must go in ATL
La Grotta is old school Italian. Food very, very good. Service almost excellent. Maybe just a bit to many people there to meet the chef at their table. Too many birthdays? At least 4 or 5 others around us. That’s what we were there for and they gave us a nice glass of Prosecco at end of meal. Expensive, but again (almost) worth it. Seemed a bit old fashioned but without being quaint. I think it just misses somehow, but my wife (it was her birthday) loved it. I guess that is what counts right?
Our service was poor. Waiters ignored us and didn't even speak. Very unusual. Not sure what the problem was except for a big table close by demanding a lot of attention. We were pretty much ignored and had to ask any waiter who came by for assistance. We have always enjoyed La Grotta, but this time was strange.
Dinner here is always perfect. Roberto was a great server. Bulent also chimed in for conversation and was equally pleasant. Will definitely be back
We were there for our 12 year anniversary we receive no mention of her anniversary even though we received a phone call before hand asking what was the occasion for. The food was good although very small portions no sides were provided with a meal. The service was great although we did have to wait for bread. My wife had the fish which was the special of the evening and I had to steak 8 ounce portion which was their usual item boat dishes were prepared very well there was nothing to complain about the food other than once again the portion size. I thought like if you were not a regular at the establishment you got different services.
Absolutly marvelous! Even though what I wanted wasn't written as vegetarian; our server said I could make it anyway I liked!!! Phenomemal!!! The guests were completly satisfied. Overall, fabulous food and exceptionsl service.
The only downside was my salad. The artichoke leaves were inedible. I, like food network, vehemently believe if you cannot eat it; don't put it on the plate! Alas, well worth the money and time!
Great food and atmosphere. Service was stellar. Definitely recommend and would come back again as well.
Fantastic service, the food was amazing and our servers were excellent. Will definitely be back!
We visit La Grotta once a year on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. We travel from Massachusetts to visit our children and grandchildren who live near Athens but make a point to stay a night in Atlanta first and have dinner with y'all. (Did I pronounce that correctly?) Great food, excellent service and a lively crowd. Always a pleasure for us. Look forward to seeing you again next November.
Outstanding food and service. Everything was properly prepared and exquisitely presented. The waitstaff is second to none.
Birthday dinner. Loved the black truffles on my mushroom risotto! We loved the attention to detail and the unobtrusive wait team. Thank you.
We have been going to La Grotta for business and special family occasions for about 30 years, and the quality has remained consistent. It is always a memorable event.
Best Italian restaurant in Atlanta!
Service was not 5 stars. Orders came out and they didn't know whose was whose. Bread medicore. Use to good Semolina. Maybe it was an off night, but missed the 5 star mark. Maybe better midweek.
What a wonderful experience from our hostess with her smile and friendliness. To our main waiter (Albert Einstein) and his team members. We had a special appetizer split for two (way too much for one), excellent. Our wait staff was very wine knowledgeable, and suggested a wonderful Amarone for my wife. We both had great dishes with shredded black truffles. We visit LaGrotta 4-6 times a year. Always a great dinning experience! We had to pass on a wonderful dessert selection and a very nice after dinner menu!
My wife and I enjoyed celebrating our 19th year Anniversary here. What a perfect choice and wonderful experience. Truly amazing service from the moment we arrived. The quality here bring back memories of a true dining experience with class, a business casual dress code without seeing blue jeans, hats or inappropriate wear. We enjoyed the small chatter from each table, the lighting was perfect and the menu was five star quality. Wine selection make you feel your in Napa Valley or the country side of Argentina. We will definitely be returning on other occasions. Thank you for making our day memorable.
This restaurant is now one of my favorite restaurants. It has great atmosphere and the food is delicious.
Secret hideaway, amazing food, great staff, great evening. We will definitely be back!
As always the food was amazing and Walter was phenomenally amazing!
My friend came to visit from London and loved it. He has traveled all over the world and he was impressed by the decor and service of this place. In fact he wants to rebook a reservation for today.
Wonderful as always. We sat by the bar, which was a little loudWe than . But otherwise everything as perfect.
Aways great and this time was no exception! The food ...specially the truffle risotto was amazing and the service as well!
As always, we had an excellent dining experience at La Grotta. We’ve been coming for years to celebrate both special and everyday occasions. The service is always top notch!!
Nice overall dining experience. The Tiramisu was the best I have had in a very long time! Great menu options, great service, and a quiet cozy dining experience for date nights, business or special occasions!
Looooove La Grotta!!!
We love dinning at La Grotta serval times a week. We recommend to our friends and family .We enjoy bringing friends and love their reaction.They become regulars also!!
Been there many times, always for our anniversary. Always a great experience.
Billie was a pleasure and the truffles were top notch!
La Grotta is great! A personal favorite and I highly recommend.
So many people said happy birthday and the food was exceptional. I felt so special
We really liked this restaurant. Our waiter was fantastic and spot on with his recommendations