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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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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DW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have not been here in awhile and had a wonderful dinner and conversation with our out of town guest. Tables far enough apart to not cause a nervous atmosphere with the virus going around.

c
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Azzuros Had the table decorated for my sons birthday. They also brought out a beautiful piece of tiramisu with a candle!

EC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Waiter could have observed greater level of social distancing. Staff could have shown greater awareness of Coronavirus and reassured us of care.

ST
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was awesome! We were there celebrating my birthday both guys were very friendly! The fare was scrumptious, I love “my” table ☺️, all was fabulous & I hope to be back soon

f
Richmond
235 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and friendly service.

f
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is varied and delicious. Service is good, but not as fast as you might expect. Love the area and the restaurant. Would recommend to my friends.

P
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Pasta was tasteless, waiter was unapproachable &, as usual, it was way too noisy! It’s been a long time since dining at Azzurro - it will be a long, long time until I try again.

CH
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to celebrate my birthday with friends, delicious cocktails, food, wine and service!

LG
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always consistently good!

RM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cant go wrong - the food is always exceptional and the service is perfect!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

MD
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything except the service was beyond expectations. Service was very slow. If the guy refilling the water glasses hadn’t been paying attention, we’d still be there.

DM
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Azzurro is a favorite mid-week date place. We try something different every time and enjoy it. The employees are friendly and welcoming.
My faves are the ARRABBIATTA spicy shrimp pizza and the RIGATONI AL NORMA. If you like a cocktail, the bartender makes a mean Old Fashioned.

J
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your hostess tonight is so pleasant and delightful. She reflects well on Azzurro.

AW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Nothing very special. Just OK.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took a prospective client to lunch and had an enjoyable time.

B
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food Was excellent. Waiter was overtaxed. He had too many tables, and would disappear for long periods of time. Also the first wine requested was not available. Had to settle for what was available.

j
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Azzurro has gone from quality food to quantity food. Disappointing!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and environment

KK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service and a UR win. Doesn't get much better then that! Thank you, well done!

H
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only complaint was that the service was slow this time. Usually, you take orders more quickly and food comes more quickly.
Our table of guests had a great time and you were so kind to accommodate my birthday
requests of serving my cake and placing my flowers. Thank you so very much.
I will bring another birthday group in soon!!
Thanks for all you do to give a lovely dinning experience!
Jennifer Hanes

f
Richmond
236 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, friendly and welcoming staff. Attentive to the desires of a frequent diner.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

valentines day

BA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The space is a bit old, and so it is somewhat drafty. My wife was a bit cold during Valentine's dinner. The food, however, was astounding! We took a small amount home with us because it was so good.

t
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Azzuros never disappoints. The food is always prepared perfectly and the service is excellent. I was very busy for Valentine's Day but everything was perfect!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

A disappointing Valentine's Day date. Tomato sauce for my veal parmesan was awful. Mussels literally tasted like oatmeal. Zero flavor, not sure how that's possible. Our appetizers came before our drinks. Clam chowder tasted like warm milk. Canned chowder is so much better. We also weren't seated right away. Other people that came in after us were seated right away. The day was only redeemed by the pasta, desserts and our server.

WC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

The table we were seated at was at a 90 degree angle and about a foot from 2 other tables. We sat down, and when the waiter went to those 2 tables, his rear end was literally in our face. I asked to move to another table and from that point on, our service went downhill fast while just 6 feet from our original table.
Took 15 minutes to get my drink I ordered when we first sat down... He delivered bread to the table that sat down 10 minutes after we moved, and I had to ask for some. The appetizer and food were delivered by other staff, and we had to flag him down for drink refills. When dining out, the service makes the experience, and we left there disappointed. The food was mediocre, and I did not expect veal at an Italian restaurant to be served with mashed potatoes and frozen green beans. The Lobster Diablo my wife ordered was better, but bland.
Other tables around us appeared to be getting more attentive service, so our experience may have been more of a personnel issue than an overall restaurant issue.
It was Valentines Day, but it was early and the restaurant was not full..

SG
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the tasty grilled eggplant appetizer to the desert my GF is still talking about two days later, it was a wonderful meal from start to finish.

SR
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Having frequented AZZURRO since its inception, quite frankly I was disappointed.
Compared to the weekend staff, our waitress was disinterested in our celebration,
aloof, and in a rush.
Once she got our orders, we rarely saw her. Thankful for the very efficient back waiters.
I asked for a very chilled glass for my beer. It wasn't.
The shrimp and prosciutto appetizer was delicious, hot in temp, and the highlight.
Except our waitress kept on saying are you ready to order several times.
The mixed seafood special came out cold as no one watched in the kitchen as to when it
came out. Prosecco was not cold. And the cannolis looked like frozen miniatures.
Considering it was a birthday and just the two of us, I hope this does not portend future mediocrity.

OT
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the items ordered were delicious! Waiter was friendly and informative. We'd definitely go back!

RW
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, easy access, no complaints

MW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

We've never had such bland Italian food, from the appetizer to the main dishes. Very disappointing!

SJ
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were absolutely amazing! We will definitely be back again!

f
Richmond
236 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Welcoming staff trying hard to please. Always an excellent experience except for the noise.

OT
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Love the restaurant, food, and service! I wish they would do something significant to reduce the noise level

OT
Raleigh
43 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We always love to eat at Azzurro. They were very busy on Wednesday night, which resulted in an increased noise level and slower than usual service. We were dining with friends and not in a hurry, so we still enjoyed our evening.

MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Appreciated there were several gluten free choices including 2 types of pasta. Willing to modify dishes as well.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Never disappoints. I’ve been going there for over 20 years. Wonderful dining experience. I highly recommend.

WF
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I enjoy Azzurro and we visit frequently. Really a good menu and service is very attentive. We, of course, made reservations but were surprised when the hostess attempted to seat us at a two top next to the wait station. Mind you, we were there well before the rush so there were plenty of available tables. They did the right thing by honoring our request for a more comfortable table. I recommend Azzurro for a business casual bistro serving excellent food.

BB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Azzurro is excellent and the service outstanding. The complaint I have is that the noise level makes it very difficult to hear conversations. The bar area was quieter than the dining area. Maybe the next time I go, and there will definitely be a next time, I will go earlier and eat in a corner.