Azzurro

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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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Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

C
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Baltimore
59 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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

AT
Seattle
68 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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
15 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

H
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

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

SP
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

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
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We all really enjoyed our dinner. Pasta

S
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE Azzurro! The food is superb and the ambiance is relaxing. The waitstaff is attentive. Need I say more?

TB
Richmond
129 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The best Italian in Richmond!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ffggghhffffg was the first time to be around the world I love yyyyyyy this is a little

KR
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere and great service. But food doesn’t live up to the quality of the ambiance and space. The bread was generic, the pasta not very flavorful. The caprese salad had little flavor too. It’s August and tomatoes should be delicious and they were just generic grocery store variety. The mozzarella was also just bland. That salad should have been fantastic this time of year. The cuisine is not up to par. But a lovely place.

K
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Food was good but service was not good and the ambiance was hampered by it being too loud and crowded.

Azzurro
Responded on September 15, 2019

Hi, Kath. I apologize for reaching out so late. I'm very sorry to hear about our service the evening you dined. If you wouldn't mind, I'd like to gather some more information so that we can correct the issue. Please feel free to email me at RN24398@gmail Thank you!

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OT
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very simple review here

Excellent food
Excellent service
Excellent decor.

A very nice neighborhood Italian spot.

RS
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I sat outside and had a fabulous meal. Everything was perfect from the ambiance, the service and the food

o
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

This restaurant is mere minutes from our home and through the years we have always gone there. The interior and exterior patio are perfectly lovely and the wait staff is always courteous and kind. They simply are resting on their laurels, however. The scalloped potatoes and broccoli which OFTEN are the side dishes are not creative or very tasty. These are not difficult dishes to execute with perfection after repeatedly serving them. The fish entree on this occasion was sub par. This location is one where neighborhood folks have dined in fine restaurants and have food sensibility. I want to love going there, but unless I'm just having an appetizer at the bar at happy hour, I am often disappointed and feel that I overpaid for mediocrity.

r
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time. Great food and service!

OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

While the bartender made an excellent Manhattan and the food was good. ...the service was slow. At times we felt forgotten.

P
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

We previously lived in Italy. Unfortunately the price to quality ratio doesn’t match up here. We had apps and main course but skipped dessert due to not caring for the food. Veal dish, which did not appear to be freshly cooked as it arrived lukewarm, was swimming in a large quantity of greasy, bland sauce. The accompanying Twice Baked potato was cool and seemingly pre-made then served up much later as cheese was hardened, not soft and melted, and the potato itself was also cool. Mussels in saffron broth lacked flavor and the mussels themselves were over cooked. The fried calamari was good and served hot. Service was attentive, particularly the young man who refilled our water glasses. Won’t be returning though due to the food which doesn’t measure up, particularly considering the prices of apps and main courses.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening entertaining family from out of town.

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