La Grotta

4.9
2019 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2019 people are saying
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4.8
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Thanks
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best best restaurant, food, service and atmosphere especially on the patio. Never disappoints!!!

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vipRobC
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at La Grotta and everything about the experience was amazing. The valet parking is super helpful. The restaurant is beautiful and the service was outstanding. The best part, of course, is the food. Every dish was absolutely delicious and well prepared. We will definitely be back. It made for a very special anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fave date night spot... service, drinks and truffles, always impeccable!

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DelArtist
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, La Grotta was the best! They accommodated our group outside as we wanted, even though it looked like rain, and we had the best time! The chef also prepared my order just as I like it, and my cocktail was perfection. Bravo!

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vipEllisK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very disappointed as I have always heard good things about this restaurant. Our reservation was for 8:15 and when we showed up the room was full and the hostess said that our table had been given to another party. We were fairly quickly shown to another table and sat for a good 15 minutes before anyone came by the table to wait on us. We ordered drinks, including one on the menu and then were told by the waiter and the bar tender that they had never heard of this drink! When we showed them the drink was listed on the menu they then said they didn't have the ingredients to make it. A second waiter then showed up and took our dinner orders - the food was OK, but not great. We waited a long time for the waiters to show back up, no one asked if we wanted wine with our meal, no one asked us if we wanted dessert. While we were waiting and waiting for our servers we saw many others in the room laughing and joking with their wait staff. They were very loud and everyone seemed to know each other and their waiters! It was almost like we'd interrupted a private party. Last but not least it took two requests to get the wait staff to bring us our check. Very disappointing!

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StaceyK
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ATMOSPHERE - ATMOSPHERE -ATMOSPHERE !! Best kept secret in Atlanta and your are lucky if you can score a reservation. Food was incredible, the quaint patio and the service for our bday party of 8 checked all the boxes and more. Biggest Lambchop I have ever seen, the Bolognese to die for with pasta that literally melted in my mouth. I think we had 3 rounds of mussels. Best Bday dinner in 10 years.

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MaryW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the terrace, and it was completely pleasurable.

SD
SusanD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and service was impeccable. We had a larger party and and were seated immediately. Our waiter offered fantastic wine suggestions and the Super Tuscan was stellar.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service were excellent. Our favorite restaurant in Atlanta.

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JoeB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great service.

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KathyA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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We went for our anniversary, our first time at LaGrotta. It was excellent, from the staff to our food. Professional and kind. Looking forward to going back!

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vipCARMELLA
London
19 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony and Brett are great waiters. Food outstanding. Nothing bad at all to say about the experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!! Very accommodating to the changing weather forecast since we had a patio reservation. Will be back again, hopefully soon!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We started out great- but service really slowed- was bad — food must have sat before being picked up. This is a fav of mine. I was embarrassed to have brought my group.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the BEST Italian food in Atlanta.

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vipsouthernlady
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at La Grotta! Our dinner was delicious and the service wonderful! We were thrilled to relax over a Bellini and Bresaola! The Shrimp Linguine and Sea-Bass absolutely divine! La Grotta always delivers!

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Buddy
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at La Grotta was fantastic. The food and wine were perfect and our server (Tex) was very knowledgeable, personable and efficient. His wine suggestion was was wonderful as well as a few other food suggestions. Everyone at La Grotta was great.

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vipAlanG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect was excellent but honestly we are serious foodies and this was one of the best meals that we have ever had. Our waiter, Brett, literally made the experience that much better. We even met the chef and owner on our way out. Everyone was delightful but even that didn’t match the shear excellence of the meal itself. We are relocating to the area and will be regulars. A go to must for anyone in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was wonderful. However

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MichaelA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As usual, the food was splendid and the wait staff attentive and was spot on. Several large tables were celebrating birthdays and the noise level unusually high.

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nannica
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good, but we thought the portions were very small for what they charged. Overall was a good experience, but we probably won’t be back.

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Kg07
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Grotta never fails to please Every aspect of the dining experience is exceptional The waiters are knowledgeable and attentive Besides phenomenal authentic Italian cuisine, their wine cellar has an exhaustive list of top rated wines. We always must have a serving of their famous risotto whether as an appetizer side dish or main course Any choice you make will please Well done La Grotta!

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vipPaulB
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to La Grotta & it was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Tony, who took care of us for the evening, was fantastic! We’ll definitely be back!

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viphshs
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife’s birthday! LaGrotta is her favorite place in Atlanta.

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delcorazon
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made our anniversary dinner special. Absolutely nothing that wasn't excellent.

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vipEllen
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Great waiter. Excellent meal.

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RobertJ
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Staff!! I had the lamb chops and they were perfect! It was our 21st wedding anniversary and we can't wait to go back!

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vipkharruss
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After 42 years in Atlanta, we have discovered a hidden gem. La Grotta was an amazing experience from start to finish. The outdoor ambiance made for a perfect setting on a beautiful evening. And the food was incredible. We cannot imagine that better Italian food exists anywhere in Atlanta. Our waiter, Eduardo, was attentive, very pleasant, and quite patient explaining the menu items. We will ask for him when we return. If one is looking for a special occasion spot to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, then La Grotta should be on your radar.

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vipFilipS
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always

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vipktfood
Atlanta
49 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food & service. When weather is good, outdoor dining area is delightful!

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vipRHHDC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always eat at La Gratta when travels take us to ATL. Always a great meal and experience. Brett provided exceptional service. Sacchetti de formaggio was to die for. Can’t wait for the next time in Atlanta.

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vipMacko1
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a classic spot La Grotta is. Been going there for perhaps 30 years and never disappoints. Thorough wine list with plenty of $40-60 very fine offerings.

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RonM
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was A special occasion celebrating a college graduation. The meal was very good and my guests enjoyed it very much. The veal chop was a favorite.

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FannyLu
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and accommodating

MG
MaceyG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here is always top notch! Every staff members goes out of their way to ensure their customers have a fantastic experience.

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vip1NEWORLEANSFOODFAN
Mississippi
21 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful
Hard to decide what to order
You could eat here daily and never be disappointed

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vipErinM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hands down my favorite restaurant in Atlanta. The best Italian dishes + service you can get. Highly recommend!

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AliP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Loved being out on the patio for our special occassion!

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vipJohnL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wide selection of menu items followed by excellent food and service in a very pleasant venue.

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vipCatherineN
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and delicious food! The best in Atlanta

FAQs

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 2019 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.