Azzurro

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
Relaxed refinement, outstanding meals, and impeccable service blend to create unforgettable Italian dining at Azzurro. Whether seated on the softly-lit patio or inside near the comfort of a crackling fireplace, this award-winning restaurant embodies an elegant, yet warm, intimate ambiance. Here you will be greeted by a friendly, attentive staff eager to assist you with seating, menu selection, and an extensive wine list. Most important is our desire to provide an exceptional, memorable experience. Ranging from a casual luncheon to celebrating that most special occasion, Azzurro is the ideal choice.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.5
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Ambience was really nice, However the drinks and appetizer took forever to come. Our main course was mediocre at best. The tomato sauce was extremely watery and the lemon/white wine sauce for the chicken dish was the same. Expected a bit more quality for the price.

A
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Attentive service and good food made this a nice evening out with friends. Appetizers are large and bread is good. Entrees were tasty too.

J
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant for dinner. They never disappoint’

VA
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, service was good, nice ambiance--but incredibly noisy! Never heard it that noisy. But overall an enjoyable experience. Would recommend it to friends.

TS
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

E
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience. The food never disappoints. This visit we were there for a birthday and the entire restaurant crowd joined in singing Happy Birthday!

S
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the feel and ambience of this restaurant. Food is always consistent, service was well timed, and there was an energetic vibe in the place. Rock fish special was a big hit at our table as well as the risotto special. Eggplant rollatini always one of my favorite dishes.

TB
Richmond
129 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off Patrick is a fabulous waiter and the support staff is great and very attentive. Bravo. The food is the best Italian outside of NYC. The calamari and mozzarella with Proscutto is amazing. The food is consistent and fabulous. Great ambiance and staff.

PM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very nice white tablecloth restaurant, however, the food was disappointing considering the cost. Zucchini appetizer was tasteless, clams chewy and Lemon Veal (served with big orange slice on top?), sides poorly cooked. 2 appetizers, 1 entree, 1 cocktail and a glass of wine - $100 w/ tip. Not impressed.

TC
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service, as always. Azzuro doesn’t disappoint.

T
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat. Staff is superior.

GB
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This restaurant runs a bit unevenly. I have had excellent meals, a poor meal, and everything in between here. My New Year's Eve experience started with a surprise truncated menu. My dining companion had already picked out an entrée and was disappointed. Given that they limited the selection down, I would have expected they were offering only the very best of their offerings. The chicken with the cognac sauce was very good. The potatoes were a bit salty and soupy. The haricot vert were good if a bit oily. The lamb offering was fairly good and cooked to order but the flavors could have used a bit more oomf and the lamb was under-seasoned. The martinis were not dry, though they were ordered to be so. I am torn as to whether to recommend this place or not because it can be quite good but it was mediocre this time, which was one time too many of an uneven experience there. I doubt I'll be back.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas get together.

OT
Baltimore
60 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food never disappoints

g
Wilmington
23 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We love the
Is restaurant. Ambiance is lovely. Food is good. Service too

RD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

If not for the noise level I would rate this a ten.
The food ranged from good to excellent, the service was prompt but not intrusive. Staff was knowledgeable about the menu and helpful in their comments and recommendations.

One question.

Why is tea not offered with varietal coffees on the after dinner menu?

Think Tea Mansion on du Pont Circle in DC.

KB
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We have been to Azzurro every Christmas Eve for many years and it never fails to delight our family. The food is delicious and the staff is generally pleasant.

J
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Richmond.

MJ
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner on Christmas Eve. Michael, our waiter, was fabulous! Well staffed overall for the holiday. Returning for New Year’s Eve!

RV
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Most recent visit was disappointing. Request for a table in the dining room could not be honored - third time this has happened to us this year. Learned from one of the receptionists that you must call the restaurant direct to get a table in the dining room - apparently open table requests are considered second class. Food also did not meet expectations based on previous visits; the lasagna was pasty and about 1" high. I no longer consider Azzurro a top tier Italian restaurant in Richmond.

SM
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food in a quiet and romantic environment. We'll be back!

OT
Baltimore
61 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great service delicious food well priced

JD
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service as always!!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

It’s not a bad restaurant, but you need to know it’s possible you’ll sit in a aisle near the bar and kitchen. It’s noisy and congested. For us, the service drove the low rating. We asked for a table away from the aisle and were told that was our reservation. Never mind the fact that there were several tables available in a different section. It was really the attitude of - you’ll sit where we want you to sit. So, we left. Good customer service would have made the difference. A “sorry, just live with it” approach was rude and inappropriate.

RZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for a date!

j
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Azzurro is a great neighborhood restaurant with excellent food, great service with a comfortable feeling of family. The portions are quite generous so my wife and I normally share an entrée. During the busy holiday season the restaurant is usually full and the noise level can be a little challenging for casual conversation.

SR
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere for business dinner or personal get-together.

S
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and great service. Very loud though. Not a place you go for a quiet intimate dinner. A bit pricey. Tables pretty close together. Plenty of parking. Portions are generous.

NB
Richmond
39 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The pollo milanese was salty and tough. My wife's special was drowning in sauce. Not our first experience here but needed someplace to take guest at the last minute

S
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating the birthday of the female member of the couple eating, she had chosen Azzurro as her place of preference this year. We were treated very well upon arrival and shown to our appropriately decorated table. The menu was broad and expansive in what was available. Our waiter was solicitous and very efficient. When the food arrived the presentation and flavor were excellent for appetizer, entrees, and desserts. In all, the evening was a success. The one caveat would be the prices, they were a bit above comparable restaurants of the same type in the area. Would we go back again, yes, but would probably select from more frugal options.

WS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience at one of our favorite restaurants.

B
Charleston
72 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We simply do not get here often enough. Food and service is always great. We decided we need to make a habit of going more often.

AD
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us had dinner at Azzurro. It's a classic Italian restaurant with a comprehensive menu. Everything we had was great. Many pasta dish choices and all were superb. The wine list is very focused - not huge - but excellent examples of most types and regions you'd want. The place is elegant but not stuffy - the right amount of "lively". All around a great experience

E
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Too loud. But the food was amazing.

MZ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We had a nice family dinner here but things got a little overly loud when most of the 7th grade showed up for Cotillion. Terrific wait staff.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food, service and atmosphere were FABULOUS!!

f
Richmond
233 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff very accommodating for customer’s needs.

C
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

DM
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and cocktails, and all of the staff is so friendly. Nothing stuffy about that place.
Mentioned it was our anniversary when I made the reservation, and they sprinkled little red hearts all over our table – a very nice touch.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Waiter was aloof , bordered on rude. The service folks were lovely and attentive.