Azzurro

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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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AT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Azzurro never disappoints! We have been going since it opened, many years ago, and you can always count on a good meal there. I had the rock fish (which was a special) and it was delicious! Had a nice bottle of wine and great service. We will be back

J
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Azzurro is a very nicely appointed local establishment, with great service, good prices, and decent drinks. I can understand why is is a local favorite. We went on a Friday night, and the restaurant was very busy, with a lively bar scene. It was a bit louder than we usually like, but, again, it was Friday, and many were well lubricated, and relaxing from the work week. Understandable.

Unfortunately, we found the food lacking. I had the Caesar salad, and it was clearly not home made. The cheese was straight out of a bag, and it had not been tossed. It also had tomato quarters. Very Mexican. The veal dish I had was very lacking in veal. The Marsala sauce was good, but there just wasn't much substance. My partner had the beet salad, and her experience was similar to mine. Her Gluten Free pizza was, again, not a local product. Quite frankly, Mello Mushroom does a much better job for a lot less.

If you live in the area, and are looking for drinks and an appetizer, by all means go. It looks like it's the place to be for the VA Country Club crowd. We just cannot recommend the major food selections.

M
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was just average. Nothing special or memorable.

f
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the food here. Had a little problem with the promptness of the waiter, but was well satisfied at the end of the meal.

K
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service great. Quick. Food came quick too. Tables too close together, though. My chair leg and person at next table got crossed. Food decent (fish special) but nothing of note and overpriced

RH
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual the food and service was great. Great pasta dishes and on a cold evening a seat near the fireplace makes the evening more wonderful!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable dining experience

B
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This has been the second time of late that at this restaurant service has been subpar. About a month ago we experienced terrible service with attitude. This time I really cannot blame the wait staff which were really slammed and I guess this also impacted the kitchen. Very long waits for both courses. However this is becoming common place even in upscale restaurants like Azzurro and of the last 6 times we have eaten out at least 3 had this issue. I am suspicious this is the result of under staffing especially with respect to wait staff. The food as usual was excellent and we will go back for sure - but if you go do not expect a quick or well paced meal - and maybe that is the new norm. Also do not expect to have a conversation at Azzurro - noise level has been an issue at this location ever since it was the Butlery and regulars know and expect that.

C
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined at Azzurro a number of times and have never been disappointed. Every friend or coworker who has joined me has always been impressed. The food is delicious and service is outstanding (ask for Jarrod).

DB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great local place in the west end....only downside to the night was that it was evidently prom night which meant majority of tables were large groups of teenagers which diminished the normal peaceful ambience....staff handled well and food was great as always

RF
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dined during a high school homecoming gathering of Collegiate students. The boy's attire certainly added to the atmosphere! Dinner was great and the service was outstanding. Rubin, as usual, was front and center.

F
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was bland. That’s really the heart of it. Not bad but not particularly good. I wouldn’t go back.

S
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Azzurro! Food and staff are great! I've never had a bad meal here and it's always got a friendly ambiance.

KP
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable lunch. Thanks for helping us to create nice memories for the birthday celebration. The food was delicious.

TW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Azzurro is our go-to spot when someone comes in from out of town. We love the quality of the service, the high caliber of the food, and the elegant, yet relaxed setting. The other night Mary served us beautifully and was so patient with us ~ especially with my Dad who is hard of hearing. The staff go above and beyond and oftentimes anticipate your needs. Very classy place with yummy food.

P
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and the food outstanding as always. Tortellini Azzuro was excellent!

RF
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Due to the fact I have been going to Azzurros for many years, I am fortunate to know many of the staff and that makes the dining experience most enjoyable. My wife and I had a very nice evening.

HS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Service was great. We had no complaints there. The food however was greatly lacking. I ordered chicken risotto, which was a special. The chicken was overcooked and the dish had a fishy taste overall. My husband ordered another special which was rockfish, salmon and another fish that I cannot remember. The rockfish was gray in color and did not taste good. The salmon was tasty. I expect the house special to be above expectations. There was absolutely nothing outstanding about any of our dishes.
Sincerely,
Sad and disappointed

BS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very broad food menu with a lot of options. Food and service was incredible. Would highly recommend and will be going back to try more entrees.

a
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Our first visit was not what we expected for what we paid for our meal. The soup appetizer was potato & leek and it was cold - got the veal and the lobster stuffed ravioli and both were cold - potatoes with the veal was cold and the broccoli was hard. Ravioli was cold as well. Now, the DESERT was OUTSTANDING. The service was wonderful and the ambiance was beautiful - for those 2 reasons I would recommend this restaurant to a friend but for the food no. We will try one more time coming there to eat - maybe we were just there on an off nite.

ST
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was awesome! I met a great friend that I hadn’t seen in over a year he was friendly, professional, patient ;-) as we talked for a while before ordering, will be back!!!

MW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I have been an occasional patron of Azzurro for many years. The atmosphere is delightful but on this occasion the food was disappointing. We both had the specials of the day and while good, they were not of the outstanding quality that the restaurant and the price would have suggested. They were out of the wine we ordered as well. The service was outstanding however.

CY
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was the best ever! My guests and I loved eating outside!

C
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for lunch and we are never disappointed! Always a perfect place for an elegant lunch or dinner.

f
Richmond
230 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Last several times we have been in they have been out of major menu items and favorites such as lasagna. Walk-in cooler failure. Risotto half cooked even after sending back once. Clearly someone is not minding the store. Sad because this used to be well-managed but has been going down gradually and has just about hit rock bottom!
Surprised that some good wait staff is still around because it must be very embarrassing for them to face the customers.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food & nice ambiance. Server was attentive but it did seem to take a little for my cocktail arrive after ordering. It wasn't too busy of a night so perhaps that's why I was pleasantly surprised to find the noise level not nearly as loud as other reviews mentioned. Overall - it was a pleasant experience.

TM
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and wonderful service. One of my favorite restaurants!

OT
Baltimore
59 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was slow. Temperature was too warm. Food was very good

AT
Seattle
68 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service, nice wine selection, good portions for the price of the meals.

JL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My tortellini- a favorite was disappointing. Peas were hard and dry and the overall dish wasn’t as flavorful- missing a pinch of nutmeg? My friend LOVED the veal with cognac cream sauce. I had a taste- fabulous! I’ll be back.

FM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

No food and service were excellent. There was not a dish we ordered we didn’t enjoy. It will definitely be back soon.

MV
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We really enjoy sitting on the patio and it was much quieter there than it is inside. We shared a salad and the waiter had the kitchen split it for us, which was nice. Our entrees were all delivered correctly. Our leftovers were delivered wrong, so that we got our friend’s very expensive lobster pasta special and his wive’s chicken, and they got ours, which was frustrating. We were also given the wrong checks, and both wer upside down! The dinner was good, but not as good as usual. We’ll still try it again, since it is a favorite of ours.

BG
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a most pleasant dining experience. Look forward to returning.

H
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

I would go here only for a salad and drinks. pasta was gummy and overcooked ...The fish was not fresh
and had a funny color. Great room, help was ok but Chef needs to buy an Italian cookbook.

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

2nd time on the patio that no server acknowledged our existence for more than 15min in a not busy environment...same excuse ‘I’m sorry I didn’t realize that you were my table...’ #hospitality? ... vibe likely comes from management

PH
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Great food. Noise level is always too loud. Can not hear the person across from you

SP
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I had the beet and mixed green salad with no dressing as I do not like sweet dressings, which accompanied this salad. The salad was very good. I enjoyed sitting outdoors. I prefer northern Italian cuisine and find the offering at Azzurro American Italian, with a southern Italian leaning. I do like the Caesar salad with salmon.

WB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was good. Abundant pasta. Our waiter was not attentive and had to be waived at to get service.

DH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service very slow. Very noisy. Hhhhhhhbbbbbhhhhhbbb

Azzurro
Responded on September 15, 2019

Hi, Damien. This is Ruben from Azzurro's. I am sorry to hear about the slow service during your visit. If you wouldn't mind, I'd like to gather more information in order for us to correct this issue. Please feel free to email me at RN24398@gmail Thank you!

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MT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We all really enjoyed our dinner. Pasta