HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
10:30 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 28 times today

Azzurro

4.4
804 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion (32)
  • Good for a Date (25)
  • Romantic (23)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Seafood
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(804) 282-1509
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Carlos Navarrete
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Great Big Parking Lot in front that extends throughout the River Road Shopping Center.
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
What 804 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
vipJodyL (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

One of my Richmond favorites for more than 20 years. Always consistently delivers wonderful Italian cuisine!

Report
Helpful
MichaelT 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Where else can one dine on linen with a wood fired pizza.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I’ve been here many times before and this was by far my worst!

I’ve talked to my wife about Azzurro’s each time, so she wanted to go their for our Valentine meal..

What a mistake!

We had a very tiny table for two that I kept hitting my knee on! And we hardly had room for our meal, bread and wine glasses to fit on!!

This table was in front of a very noisy and loud bar, it was located near the front door where each time the door opened you felt a breeze!

This was far from the experience I wanted to have with my wife on valentines, I truly wish we shared this romantic day in another establishment.

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

great food, but we waited 3o min. beyond the time of our dinner reservation

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Valentines day

Report
Helpful
JessicaS (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We chose to try this restaurant for a nice dinner date before seeing the Richmond Symphony Orchestra for the first time and it did not disappoint. The wine, the bread, the entrees, and the service were all outstanding! Would definitely love to return!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great dinner at Azurro! I would recommend this restaurant to University of Richmond students when their parents come to town. Great date night spot also.

Report
Helpful
vipPoppanorman (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

THe location of the restaurant is good with easy parking. The decor is pleasing. Service was very good an food was excellent. Only problem was the level of noise was almost intolerable. I would urge the owners to find a way to reduce the noise, perhaps by putting large groups in one area while reserving a section for quiet dining.

Report
Helpful
vipfrequentdiner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Always a good feeling when arriving at Azzurros for a dining experience. The staff are so welcoming and friendly. Food and service are never a dissappointment. We appreciate the willingness of the staff to customize dishes where needed.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We Love Azzurro! They are consistently good! Service, menu, bar, ambiance and location make it one of our favorite places to dine!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Needed to request a change of tables --- first one was too near the wall and we could not sit comfortably. Second was directly under the air conditioning and was too cold. Service was slow, noise level was too high. They are crowding too many tables in a too small space. Food was good, bread needed to be sliced, lack of attention from waiter, etc. Generally okay, but could stand some improvement.

Report
Helpful
vippolee (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

This used to be so much better. They were severely understaffed leaving most of the dining room worked by one server. She was certainly doing the best she could but it was an impossible expectation. Perhaps the restaurant is trying to save on labor costs since it was indicated by other staff that she had that heavy of a load every night. That certainly did not wreck the experience however the very mediocre food preparation and presentation certainly did.
We will not go back.

Report
Helpful
LBuf (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great as is always the case. Two glitches: lost order and dessert of choice wasn’t thawed out! Order was expedited and didn’t need dessert anyway. Server was excellent.

Report
Helpful
vipRVADINER (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We’ve been to Azzurro and enjoyed it, but it has not made it into our rotation for regular dining. A gift card we had from Christmas put it back on our radar. Our experience was a mixed bag.

We had a nice table and were greeted promptly. We ordered cocktails, which were properly prepared. However, I discovered that the bourbon I ordered wasn’t what I was served. I suspected something was amiss with my drink, but chalked it up to variations in how the drink can be made. I should have asked.

Our food was good, but not great. Both our pasta dishes were prepared with fresh ingredients, but were unremarkable. Generous portion sizes ensured we had lunch the next day.

Our experience was marred by sub-par service for a restaurant of this caliber and price point. We never learned our server’s name. I asked for a wine list when our entrees arrived but he never returned so I could order a glass. A table next to us was told specials we didn’t hear about.

We left full, having had drinks, an appetizer and entrees in the course of an hour. What was intended to be a nice date night out ended up being a rather mediocre experience.

Report
Helpful
LynnH (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and the service was outstanding!!
I enjoyed everything about the restaurant.
I look forward to going back!!
Many thanks.
Lynn Hill

Report
Helpful
vipoldoak (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Azzuro's is always lovely and reliable. You can always trust that the food is very good and the environment is quite appealing.

Report
Helpful
RW86 (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

It was great as usual!!!

Report
Helpful
Caroline (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

I have never been disappointed by Azzurro with its wonderful menu and excellent service.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

Report
Helpful
vipPattiR (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  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.

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  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.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Great food and service.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  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.

Report
Helpful
Chumartin (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Food and service were very good.

Report
Helpful
vipHollyhill (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

Report
Helpful
tedhixson (Richmond)
5.0  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.

Report
Helpful
RichmondExec (Richmond)
4.0  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!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
27