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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

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (45)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
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Authentic (41)
Romantic (35)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Worth the Drive (28)
Notable Wine List (25)
Business Meals (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Cozy (19)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Fun (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Hot Spot (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Casual (3)
Healthy (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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Organic (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 11, 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 7, 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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·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 6, 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 4, 2018

A birthday - but just loved the booth and the meal!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful meal! Excellent food, outstanding service.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful, as always, does not ever disappoint!

Such a special restaurant..may it always exist!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We did not like it, the pasta was plain, the truffles without flavor. Nothing espectacular.

If you like old fashion Italian feeling then go, but for the price you get the same food at Olive Garden

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Billy and Tony were amazing!! Made our night very special.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We drove from Tennessee, spent the night nearby and went to dinner.
Wonderful experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Best restaurant in Atlanta, always a great meal and outstanding service
Love the veal piccata

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Very good, as usual.
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Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 20, 2017

LaGrotta is always a treat! We love having Roberto as our waiter. The snails and two entrees were exquisite.

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 18, 2017

It was great! The service was awesome!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 14, 2017

La Grotta is always a phenomenal meal and excellent service! An Atlanta institution and great experience every time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Food was exceptional and super-tasty. The cheese is of high quality. Truffle is a can’t miss! Definitely the best Italian food I had. Went back the second time on this business trip - can’t get enough of their food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Definitely one of Atlanta’s finest places to dine for Italian food !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 8, 2017

La Grotta never lets me down. Consistent food, and service. Best traditional Italian.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 7, 2017

My favorite restaurant in town. Wonderful food, ambience and service. A real treasure!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food, staff is very accommodating.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 5, 2017

My first visit and I will dine again. Outstanding service and dinner was so good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Our food was quite average and the meal was rushed

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We came to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday. We love the ambiance, food and staff. What a surprise to see Shaquille O’Neal enjoying La Grotta!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food, great service, what more could you ask for

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

iOS was excellent, as was wait staff. Loved Billy.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Outstanding service and excellent food. A must for original Italian cuisine!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It is not the easiest place to access but once inside it was nice. The food was good and most of staff were pleasant.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always a special place , enjoy the wait staff, people watching, and especially the food , a wonderful dining experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Always great in every way. My favorite restaurant in Atlanra.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Old school Italian with white table cloths, super service, many choices on the menu, and a well priced wine list.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Exceptional service, sublime dining. Unmatched experience in Atlanta. Antonio is a magician!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our family has been coming to La Grotta for over 25 years for important family and business occasions. The food, atmosphere and service have never disappointed us. It is our favorite restaurant of any we have tried.

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great food and service

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