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About Azzurro

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.

6221 River Road
Richmond, VA 23229
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(804) 282-1509

Website:
http://www.azzurros.com/

Parking Details:
Great Big Parking Lot in front that extends throughout the River Road Shopping Center.

Executive Chef:
Carlos Navarrete

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Azzurro Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (29)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Romantic (18)
Business Meals (17)
Authentic (16)
Cozy (15)
Great for Lunch (13)
Casual (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Healthy (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Fun (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Azzurro has been a mainstay in the established RVA food scene for more than a decade. It is particularly popular with the U of R corridor. Excellent service and beautiful interior - it's a semi-casual alternative to West End favorites like Portico. The noise level can be high at peak times, but the wood oven pizzas and elegant pasta dishes (see nightly Orzo specials) as well as seafood specials are a fine trade off. The wine and beer selection by the glass is terrific and seating at the bar is available for dining as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, love the restaurant, will be back more often.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Had not been to Azzurro in a while so thought we would try it with some friends of ours. We had a reservation for 4 and were promptly seated. I had forgotten how tight some of the tables were in the back. Nice atmosphere and all, but really felt like we were sitting with the party next to us at times. Service was very good - attentive without being overwhelmed. Everyone enjoyed the Caesar salad that both couples ordered and split two ways. The entrees were good but not great with generous portions. I think I remembered the flavors of the dishes being more vibrant in previous visits, but thought that was missing this time around. Still good, but not quite what I expected from one of the long running Richmond Italian establishments. Definitely worth a visit and I will go back, but may be a bit before I do.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

This used to be my favorite restaurant, but my last 2 experiences have not been good. Great food, but the experience was one of the worst I have ever had. The last 2 times I was at Azzurros the staff kept on coming over to ask us if we wanted a box for our food. We had to repeatedly tell them we were still eating, but that didn’t stop them from coming over. The most recent time I was there, in addition to the above problem I had a problem when paying. Here’s what happened... We wanted to pay for our meals separately, so I labeled what each person had.. two of the three of us had dinner and wine and the other just had dinner and no drink. The waiter said no problem and then gave himself an automatic 20% tip (apparently if you split checks that’s what they do, which is fine, but the waiter should have told us when we asked to split the check initially. Then he went on to do it INCORRECTlY, so we had to give each other cash to make up for his mistake). I called the manager over and he told me I should have noticed their policy on splitting checks, because everyone reads the fine print while ordering... He then said that he would talk to the waiter. He must have spoken to him, because the waiter then came over and was quite rude, saying that he did tell us.. he finally agreed that he did tell us AFTER he brought our credit cards back, then stormed off... I was a regular at this restaurant and couldn’t believe the treatment I received! Very disappointing.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food and service.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 10, 2018

When our family has something special to celebrate we frequently choose Azzurro: it's close to home, great parking, great service, excellent food and wine, variety of daily specials...the list is pretty long. We've never been disappointed and, in fact, we've attended large events here and enjoyed them just as much.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great place, Consistently good food, and the service are exceptional.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food and service were very good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year's Eve with VIP friends visiting. They exceeded our expectations with an exceptional seating in front of the fireplace. The service was great and food was as we expected "Exceptional"! We thank you so much for the wonderful occasion to show off your restaurant
To our VIP friends.
Thank you so much

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food is always delicious! Service was okay, but it was New Year’s Eve. The staff kept wanting to take our food and box it up. Woman next to me asked if they needed our table.. it was that bad!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Azzurro's is always wonderful. We have made it our go-to place for New Year's Eve for the last 4 years. Also come during the year and always enjoy the food and service. Limited menu for New Year's Eve but plenty great selections to choose from.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for New Year's Eve dinner with a small group. It was nice. Food portions are huge. Everything was prepared well and the service was excellent. It did feel a bit tight with tables very close to each other. I would go back again for another delicious meal!

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Thank you!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We enjoyed Christmas Eve dinner as did many others. There were no delays even with a very full restaurant. The menu is authentic Italian with good daily special options. Our waiter was efficient and knowledgeable. The ability to order a half salad was great. The pasta was fresh and hot. The wine list was good and reasonable. We really enjoyed it!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Christmas and no kids!

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

I was treating a friend of mine to a "Christmas" lunch and the setting was perfect with the live fire! Our table was located right by the fireplace so it made the occasion even more special. The wait staff was attentive but not hovering which was very pleasant. The food was generous and delicious!! It had been may years since I had eaten at Azzurro's and I am so glad I made the trip back...I will definitely keep Azzurro's at the top of my list for future dining. Thank you for the delightful luncheon and happy holidays! Stephanie

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Love this restaurant! The ambiance, food and service are always top notch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food and sensible prices. Service was excellent. We will be returning soon.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food was excellent. Service, too. Entrees in mid-upper 20s. Dinner for two with shared app and bottle of was was $120 before tip. Rockfish was prepared perfectly.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I have been visiting Azzurro for many years and have enjoyed both business and family lunches and dinners. It is consistently delicious with excellent service.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 12, 2017

December 12

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Overall very good. Food was excellent, pricing was fair. My only real complaint is it was extremely loud.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Was very disappointed this time,. We went to have a Christmas lunch and there was only one waiter for the entire dining room. Service was slow and not very accomodating. Our hot tea was not hot, he seems rushed and unwilling to repeat the specials when there was a elderly person at the table that was hard of hearing. This was not the usual special attention that we are given and service was very slow.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantsic good and service!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Was a busy night as usual. Noise level was so high that the four of us could barely hear each other. Service was extremely slow. Took 20-30 min just to get our drinks. Three of our four entries were served 5 minutes before the fourth so while politely waiting to eat-our food was cold. Same old menu that they have had for years--would like to see something new. MISS WES-he new how to run the show.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Azzurro is my favorite restaurant in Richmond. From an experience at the bar to lunch and dinner, it is the best.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Food was delicious and we loved the quiet table! Thanks!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Never disappoints! Their calamari is fantastic! We enjoyed our dinners and the excellent service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food and service were great, the restaurant is also very clean and great atmosphere we have been here many times the only thing is you have to know it is going to be loud and if you are ok with that then you will have a great evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food and the best service we have had in awhile. need a few tables for two outside bar area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Chilly restaurant, on a chilly November night. Four of the six of us got the rockfish special and were not blown away . . . plates were cold, though the food was hot. Expensive night out, not to be blown away.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was our date night dinner and the food was absolutely delicious and we looked forward to our leftovers the next day. But our waiter for evening was absolutely horrible which ruined the night for us. I think he had larger groups to take care of that night and never returned except to deliver the check. Someone from the kitchen delivered our food and drinks. I told my husband that we could check off our list of restaurants to go to because of the horrible service.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 12, 2017

try the risotto - no matter what variety, its always great; our only beef was that it was extremely noisy on this particular visit. Anyway, we'll be back.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always a treat to go to Azzuro. Our dinners did not disappoint. Delicious veal and rockfish. Waiter kindly surprised us with tiramisu at the end of the meal. Great birthday celebration. We look forward to returning!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always excellent

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Azzurro is always a good meal.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

A nice restaurant with a good variety of choices. We ate outside on an unusually mild November evening.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Good food, attentive staff.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Quite disappointed in this visit to Azzurro as my OpenTable reservations were on file, yet the hostess scrambled to determine where to seat our table of 2. Service was mediocre and the food was overpriced. The pinot noir was rancid and lack luster. This was my 8th visit here and yet still I would not recommend.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

All food courses were outstanding. Service was very, very good — very accomplished waiter, but even busboys were good. Restaurant was very crowded (which is good, we’ve been coming here for a long time) and makes for a very high noise level. One thing I would change is something to dampen the volume (don’t know what that is).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion
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