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Azzurro

4.5
830 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
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Cuisines
Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(804) 282-1509
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Carlos Navarrete
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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 830 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Appreciated special kitchen response to special request.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Azzurro’s is the absolute best fine dining in Richmond. We dine there several times a year and also on special occasions. The Chef is creative, everything that he creates is delicious!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was ok but the server / waitress was not attentive and if we weren’t with friends I would have been more vocal about it.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I have traveled all over the world and eaten at some very fine restaurants and by far this was the worst experience in all my 54 years!!!
Stay away from this restaurant !!

Service was not only horribly slow but the waiter was extremely rude.
I had never filed a complaint over any dining experience until this . The manager acted like he didn’t care either !!

Would never go back!!

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I ordered one of the specials which was a trio of salmon, rockfish and snapper. The fish was grilled there was absolutely no seasoning or sauce which made the fish taste very bland. The green beans were over cooked and just the presentation of the dish was lacking. The dish was not worth the money spent for it. Very disappointed!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Terrific place both in food and service. Can't wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We had yet another very good lunch at Azzurro. One of our favorites.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Fresh, simple ingredients, outstanding service.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

First timing dining at Azzurro’s. It is a lively, somewhat noisy atmosphere. The service was very good. We all enjoyed our entrees, except for the rockfish fillet special that was under seasoned and had a few scales. Still enjoyable and would go back.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Would have rated the food higher but 2 of our 4 were a bit underwhelmed by their meals. Our waiter was very attentive particularly for the full Friday night restaurant and was consistently in good spirits. He brought no baggage from other tables to ours. It is quite a loud restaurant on the inside (where we dined), but every so often we enjoy the electric atmosphere! We loved being able to make a same day reservation on OpenTable at a restaurant we know to be a highly sought after weekend dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

As always, the whole experience was great but in particular the first class service!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent meal!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

From start to finish, good service and great food. Staff is attentive.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I had a GF Verdura pizza, it was excellent, very good GF crust. I would return for this.

My husband had the risotto shrimp special with asparagus. Nothing special about it, shrimp ok, one asparagus tip and the remainder thick stems, and the plate looked bland and was not “special”.

The tiramisu was good.

Pleasant host and server. Nice little touch at the table to acknowledge my husband’s birthday!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We hadn't been there for a few years because we live fairly far away, but we were reminded again of how good the food is, so we will make the trip more often. We had the spinach salad to start, followed by the rockfish piccata entree which was the special that day. Both were well-prepared and fresh. The portions are generous enough to share or to save for lunch the next day. The area around the bar is a bit loud, but the back dining area is much quieter. We did not have difficulty having a conversation. The wait staff were attentive and helpful, and they seemed genuinely happy to be there. There were actually enough staff working so that they were not frenzied and overworked like so many other places are these days.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

My fiancé and I went here for date night and the food and service were fantastic! After ordering our entree's we needed to rush out for a dog emergency and the staff was so kind., They got our food to us super quick and they were so nice and understanding.
We ate our meals later that night and even after they had cooled off they were fantastic! We will be back :)

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Always enjoy dining at Azzurro. Great place to eat, drink and run into old friends.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Consistently awesome food, great service, friendly, perfect timing!

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

very attentive staff, prompt, knowledgeable, delicious appetizers, well presented entrees. Only disappointment was the veal dish. Beautifully presented but very dry not tender and almost impossible to cut. the desserts were delicious. Ambiance is charming.

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Service was great! food was good! however Need to update online menu as actual restaurant menu prices were 20 to 30% higher than online menu!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

A friend had long told me of the place. So glad i finally got to try it. Had the best birthday! So happy to find a proper restaurant! Loved the table settings!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Second time we have visited Azurro. Both meals have been very good and always good service. The restaurant is hidden, somewhat, in a small shopping center and somewhat small. It was very busy both times we have visited and been an enjoyable evening both time.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

The wait staff was attentive and efficient. The food was fabulous!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Never a disappointment! Regardless of the extensive and authentic menu of Italian delicacies, we tend to go with the evening "special". This week it was the veal marsala. So many chefs will tend toward using thickener making the marsala sauce more of a gravy. Not here. The marsala reduction was perfect. And, as always (and at our request), we had Brad as our server. One cannot say enough about his service excellence and his always "spot-on" selection of a nice Italian red (this time he selected a nice Amarone) to compliment our meal.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

A favorite of mine when I want Italian and not the same Italian as everyone else. Although they do that well, too, they offer some terrific specials. Everything that I have ever had here has been terrific. The outdoor dining is lovely in better weather, too. Nice that they have that option.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Azzurro is a restaurant I can always count on - good food, sophisticated atmosphere, good service, friendly staff, great location and easy parking!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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1.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Valentines day

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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