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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

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (31)
Good for a Date (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Romantic (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Authentic (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Cozy (14)
Business Meals (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Healthy (9)
Casual (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Fun (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Valentines day

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·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!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun
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vip
 (Richmond)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on February 7, 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.

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·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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Richmond)·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.

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 (Richmond)·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.

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 (Richmond)·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.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·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.

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 (Richmond)·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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Vegan, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Richmond)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 25, 2018

It was great as usual!!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·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.

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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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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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vip
 (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 10, 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·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

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 (New York Area)·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!

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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 24, 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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 (Richmond)·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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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 12, 2017

December 12

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 9, 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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 (Richmond)·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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