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

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (26)
Good for a Date (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
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Neighborhood Gem (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Business Meals (14)
Romantic (14)
Cozy (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Casual (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Authentic (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Fun (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Scenic View (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always excellent

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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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 (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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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was wonderful. It was our anniversary and they decorated the table for us. The food and service were great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Friendliness of staff is the most outstanding thing about this restaurant. It is like home each time we return. They go “over and above” to accommodate for your comfort. Lots of menu choices and they are all good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Less than impressed. Would consider a casual meal in the patio, but otherwise, lackluster and loud.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Azzurro has long had a reputation as one of the classiest restaurants in Richmond but maybe there’s been a change in management? Because, over 4 visits in recent months, the food preparation, presentation, and service seems to be slipping. Wood fired pizza is soggy in the center. Caesar salad is bagged romaine, bottle dressing, and pre-shredded parmesan. Entree items ordered do not match items delivered. Service is either indifferent or overly familiar. Not at these prices and, more to Azzurro’s brand, not in this part of town. Please pull it together, people!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I took my 10-year old daughter here for a special date night for the two of us. Food was great, as was our entire experience. We both want to go back!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service was poor. Huge portions.
Food tasted awful.Wine and outdoor seating was the only thing we enjoyed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

As always the food and the service was hreat
We love out times at Azzurro

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was excellent, service is always top notch, wine selections mainly Italian. Always consistently good food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

The food was excellent! Portion size of our meals was great, took home food. Customer service was excellent also, the entire staff worked well together!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food is ordinary although the quality is good....not especially interesting but reliable. The service was outstanding, well timed and patient. We left at 3:30 after a 12:30 lunch and they never blinked.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fun
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

The service was wonderful from the time we entered the restaurant and continued through our post-dinner conversation. The Caesar salad had a nice kick, and the entree' was flavorful.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

The location is unbeatable. The ambiance is wonderful but the menu is old and tired. They haven’t updated in a very long while. No LOCAL food sources, no special branching out for food experiences. I’ve seen the traffic dwindle to a trickle in the last two years. With a little oomph they could nail,it- especially the lunch crowd...

And the music is bad also... sounds like a beer joint.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Outdoor beautiful setting. Service was excellent! Close to home so we always enjoy Azzurro's.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had a really great dinner, Brad was an attentive, excellent waiter, and the overall experience was memorable. We'll be back the next time we're in Richmond!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our food and the wait staff was excellent! What killed the experience was that we were seated at a nice little corner bench table. However, my bench seat had a big dip in it (like an overused mattress) and I left with a horrible back ache.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I have been to Azzurros twice this summer and both tomes the meal has been one of the best I've had in Richmond.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great Food, Great Service, Great Ambiance will go back again soon.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Been here numerous times. The food is outstanding. Great appetizers. Great specials. Their pasta is house made and simply delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Love to go to Azurro but we were 6 people seated at an 8 top and we could not hear any conversation except with the person next to us.
If you go to dinner with 6 people, you want to chat with more than one person if you ate there for 2 hours.
We were way too spread out.
Huge disappointment.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Hostess at first refused to seat our group outside, said reservations couldn't be made for outside dining. Said was first come first serve, even though seating was available outside, initially tried to force us inside. We had clearly stated on our Open Table reservation requesting outside dining. Finally agreed to seat us outside, after preparing to take our group to another restaurant. Hostess then placed our group at the worst possible location outside walking us past more desirable seating.
Restaurant Manager attempted to seat us at the preferred location after checking our Open Table request, however the hostess sat another group that arrived after us at that location. Whatever the problem, miscommunication, misunderstanding, etc. the Manager did a terrific job of making our dining experience a great one. Our waiter and busboy were very attentive, the food was fantastic, the restaurant even created a specialty pizza for us. Highly recommend this restaurant for an enjoyable dining experience, whether dining inside, or outside, but confirm reservation to avoid confusion or embarrassment. Thank you to the Manager on duty Saturday night August 26 for a super evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

great service, accommodated my request to substitute red sauce for white, the portions were huge, Carbonara was exceptional. I will definitely be back!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 22, 2017

It was just outstanding and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone no matter what the event or occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Love this place. We have been there several times and is always consistent and more than you can possibly eat. Good wine selection, not alot of craft beer choices in tap. Can't wait for next reason to celebrate so we can go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

It was awesome.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 16, 2017

The restaurant was busy and service was very slow. Everyone very pleasant however.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Very noisy.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Always a pleasure; always a joy. We used to choose Azzuro for special occasions. Now, because of Gaston and Brad, we choose it for a nice evening out being served by two outstanding and intelligent people. Upon arrival, we have a nice red already picked out for us and a table prepared for fine dining. More often than not, I order the Pescatore; this week I had the lamb chops. Perfectly prepared; perfectly seasoned; perfectly served.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The service was superb and the food match the service will be back again and I am not one that god out for Italian usually I'd make it but this restaurant will be a regular

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The entire experience was excellent. We were celebrating my birthday with family .

Tags: Good for Groups
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