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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.

2637 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:45 PM - 9:30 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:45 PM - 10:30 PM

Cross Street:
West Wesley

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 231-1368

Website:
http://lagrottaatlanta.com/

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary valet, or self parking next door in church parking lot.

Public Transit:
Lakeview Drive and Peachtree Road

Executive Chef:
Antonio Abizanda

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

La Grotta Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (59)
Romantic (56)
Special Occasion (54)
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Good for a Date (53)
Authentic (52)
Good for Birthdays (45)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Notable Wine List (36)
Worth the Drive (35)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Cozy (24)
Business Meals (23)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Good for Groups (17)
Fun (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Comfort Food (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Tasting Menu (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Seasonal (4)
People Watching (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Casual (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vegan (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary and it was out first time dining at this place. The service was awesome and the food incredible!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great atmosphere. Excellent food, one of the best. We went there as our Valentines Day dinner. We are now going to visit more often. It was a unique experience.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

We are always treated like family. Most people know that the best meals are with family. Great service along with authentic food makes this one of our favorite goto places for romantic getaways.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I have celebrated Valentines Day at La Grotta for 21 consecutive years. This wonderful place has a very special place in our lives and in our lives. Great food, wine and service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine's Day

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

A return to an old favorite and we left wondering why we don’t come more often!
Food, service, atmosphere.....LaGrotta has it all. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

The menu, wine list, decor and service recreates the top of the line Italian restaurant experience from 30 years ago. The food is excellent and well-sauced and cooked perfectly. That's why it's our choice for very special occasions like Valentine's Day and why you always need a reservation. And they have outdoor seating.

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·Dined 7 days ago

My favorite restaurant in the world! Been eating here for more than 25 years. Outstanding, authentic Italian food. And memories that I will cherish forever. Service is excellent. This stands for EVERY single time I've eaten here over the years.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had Damien again as our waiter and he made the experience even better than we could have imagined! We love it!!!

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was my first dining experience at La Grotta; I was not disappointed. The service was excellent! With three waiters / servers taking care of everything you need or want, you're table is never emptied of anything; The food was OUTSTANDING!!! I had the baked quail, stuffed with Italian sausage! DELISH- PERFECT!!! My wife had the fish of the day; Grouper pan seared; It was tender, flaky and juicy wit exquisite flavorings; We had a bottle of the recommended Oregon Red Pinot Noir. It was perfect also. Finished up with two Lemon-Chellos and a slice of their Tiramisu!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food and service. It is the best Italian restaurant in Atlanta.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

A respected, established restaurant where food and service are impeccable. An extensive wine list. Perfect location for personal special occassions or business entertaining.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Best in town Still

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a wonderful time! Great food, service, ambiance and company!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This romantic, local, Italian restaurant is my favorite restaurant in Atlanta. There isn't anything I don't love about La Grotta. There is a wide variety of offerings on the menu to suit any taste, including vegetarian. Try anything with truffles...you will not be disappointed!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 1, 2018

A wonderful meal, as always!

For some reason, the service was a little slow/inattentive, but this is unusual. It didn't really bother me, but I don't think it gave my guest the best impression.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I haven’t been here in years! I think the food got better than last time. We celebrated my mom’s birthday and she loved it!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

La Grotta is a institution in the restaurant business in Atlanta......I have been coming there for years and it is always exceptional.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Incredible service

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

La Grotta is always a nice evening. Good traditional menu with exceptional service. While it is certainly a nice place for a special event evening, it is also a good choice for just dinner out.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

LaGrotta is our favorite Italian restaurant in Atlanta. The setting, staff and food are wonderful! We asked for an off the menu dish and were quickly accommodated! The pasta and veal were delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great dinner and service!!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Noisy, but quaint, EXCELLENT service, especially from the young man who assisted our waiter. Food was good, highly recommended. We will be back.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I've lived in ATL for 21 years and tried almost every restaurant in town: old staples, new openings. I eat out a lot.

I had a small table at La Grotta on a recent Tuesday night for my birthday with my children and two friends. We had an outstanding meal matched with superlative, knowledgable and friendly service. La Grotta is the best Italian in Atlanta, hands down, argument over. The location and scene are unlike anything else. You may spot an ATL celebrity there, not because they want to be seen, but because they know where to eat.

You can try Italian elsewhere, but will not enjoy a meal like you can at La Grotta.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Hostess asked us to checkout at the bar and move to our table. We did that and gave up our bar seats only to be told our table had been given to a white couple. Had to stand around for additional ten minutes to be seated. We were the only blacks in the restaurant and felt discriminated against. The waitresses were great but had a horrible experience overall.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We went there for my wife's birthday. Everything felt rushed. We ended up not ordering a first course so the entrees were out within 6 to 7 minutes of ordering, but the problem was they didn't get them right and they served one of our guests the wrong entrée. So we had to wait and our food got cold. Would have preferred they took an extra few minutes to get it right the first time. They were also very anxious to clear the table -- so much so that have our party was still eating as they were pulling plates away from in front of them. I guess they did not view us as a high dollar table since we didn't order a first course and only ordered a $55 bottle of wine, so they wanted to turn the table and get us out of there. We left hungry and went to another restaurant for a second dinner that night and a much more pleasant experience.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Amazing food!!! Amazing service! Long live Walter! Great to meet Joseph from Sicily!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was good. The service was excellent. However if you're not familiar with real italian cuisine trying to decipher what to order on the menu is a bit confusing. Its also a bit pricey, I've never been to a restaurant where an appetizer was $32.00.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This place is wonderful- spectacular service by Robert- incredible food- great menu- awesome wine options and prices.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

La Grotta is always superb. We had fresh truffle risotto as an appetizer. It is always a treat to dine there.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 11, 2018

La Grotta never disappoints! The servers are at the top of their game (no amateurs here!). They are sensitive to price questions and budgets (this was a business dinner). Food is always meticulously served (even large tables get their food at the same time). Delicious, just like the old country...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We have dined at La Grotta on numerous occasions. This one was for my wife's birthday. As expected the service was impeccable and the cuisine delicious! The waitstaff paid us great attention and saw to all of our needs. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who enjoys Italian cuisine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Have been there twice in the last week, and loved it both times. Plan to be there on a regular basis.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 8, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 5, 2018

What an AMAZING eating experience!!! Walter is the B.E.S.T. server in Atlanta!!! He makes the meal better!!!

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