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La Grotta, Atlanta, GA

La Grotta

4.9
4.9
2850 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Serving the finest in Northern & Regional Italian Cuisine, La Grotta offers old world charm and friendly, first class service and is located in the heart of Buckhead. A local favorite since 1978, La Grotta has received Best of Atlanta Award from Atlanta magazine since the mid 1980’s, prestigious DiRONA and AAA Four Diamond Awards since the early 90's.


La Grotta is tucked away in the heart of the Buckhead residential district and overlooks the lush gardens of the condo courtyard in which it is located. La Grotta literally means "the cave" in Italian and was named such for its cavernous and warm setting. The La Grotta staff is also well known and regarded for its vast knowledge of its customers, the food, diverse knowledge of languages (our staff speaks Italian, Spanish, French & German) and attention to detail. The menu specializes in Northern Italian cuisine with seasonal changes to reflect freshness of ingredients with a focus on locally grown produce.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:15 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (404) 231-1368
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Antonio Abizanda
  • Private party facilities
    Beautiful dining room overlooking courtyard gardens available for private luncheons and dinners upon request.
  • Private party contact
    christian favalli: (404) 231-1368
  • Neighborhood
    Buckhead
  • Cross street
    West Wesley
  • Parking details
    We offer complimentary valet, or self parking next door in church parking lot.
  • Public transit
    Lakeview Drive and Peachtree Road
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,850 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlanta Metro

    Best Food

  • Atlanta Metro

    Great for fine wines

  • Atlanta Metro

    Italian

  • Atlanta

    Best Overall

  • Atlanta

    Best Food

  • Atlanta

    Best Value

  • Atlanta

    Great for fine wines

  • Atlanta

    Italian

2,850 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait on a Tuesday without reservation was about an hour but it was worth the wait. Exceptional service, decor and good food. The tiramisu was simply amazing as claimed by the waiter that it was the best in town! Loved the whole decor and ambience as well.

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  2. Hank

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was great, our server was amazing. Food was incredible. Hope to be back soon. Restaurant is loud and tables are close that’s something to know.

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  3. Sleepyplatypus

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time going to this restaurant and I will definitely be returning! It was a super cute and kinda mysterious as you go down on an elevator and through a hall to get to it. It has a very small and intimate vibe. The food was amazing, as well as the service. Our waiter, I believe his name was Doug, was super friendly and helpful with recommendations. And definitely don't skip on dessert, the tiramasu was the best I've ever had, paired with a coffee drink was quite the treat.

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  4. Elynn

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our primary waiter Dominic was fantastic. Nice touch waiting until cocktails were ordered and received before food related questions. Three seafood entrees were all excellently prepared. The veal entree was superior as well. Overall a fantastic experience

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  5. LisaF

    Atlanta Metro

    187 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    187 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a delicious dinner and impeccable service! 

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! The best Italian with the best service!

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  7. TamK

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service as always! Prices were elevated because it was a holiday- but still wonderful as always!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One and only best Italian restaurant in Atlanta. Attention to details and guests outstanding. Please reserve your table in advance.

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  9. Hotdog

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service Consistently one of the best restaurants anywhere

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  10. stevel

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent, however the main waiter was not friendly at all and was acting like we were not their. His assistant was excellent as the other waiters we have had in the past. We will be going back soon, but will not except that waiter

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service great. Food disappointing. Bread decent. Off-menu starter pasta sampler with bolognese, lobster sauce and a raviolini very enjoyable. Wine suggestion from waiter also good. Entrees disappointing. Chicken parm lacked finesse and paired with a huge pile of overcooked pasta. Sole was undersauced leaving it fairly bland while veggie medley well cooked and well seasoned. Three scoops of sorbet arrived with a candle for birthday celebration, but we were charged for the dessert. Give me a break. With the prices there they could have afforded to comp the celebratory dessert.

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  12. BruceF

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, atmosphere, and overall experience could not have been better. Top notch restaurant.

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  13. ALANL

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. Remembering our engagement dinner from 1981.

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  14. Betsy

    London

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the mushroom risotto and their Caesar - the best in town! Huge martinis! Had a delicious panne coat dessert. Lots of new staff which are excellent

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  15. Bogey

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place never disappoints on food and service. Always an odd experience coming into the apartment building when I bring first-time guests, but it’s all quickly forgotten. A true Atlanta gem.

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  16. MichaelG

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A classic…still one of the best run restaurants in Atlanta…

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  17. LaurenS

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the best Italian in Atlanta. I’ve been multiple times and the food and service are fantastic.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. The staff was very helpful as well. Highly recommend!

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  19. BobL

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    At La Grotta the menu is varied but not complicated. The servers are knowledgeable about the menu and help with suggestions. And it's my experience that the cocktails always have a generous pour.

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  20. barbaraK

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant in Atlanta. From consistent food, ambience, wine list, service, noise level, and everything in between, it is sheer perfection.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding in every way. Easy to understand why La Grotta has been around for 46 years and not an empty table in the house!

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  22. Chopehiggs

    Atlanta Metro

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Damian and team provided incredible service. The food was outstanding and we thoroughly enjoyed our time. First time dining here and it will become a staple.

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  23. Lulubell

    Atlanta Metro

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always La Grotta never disappoints. The service was exceptional and all of our meals were delicious. Our cocktails were expertly prepared. Can’t wait to go back!

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  24. JimmyN

    Atlanta Metro

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly one of the best restaurants in Atlanta! Incredible staff, food and drinks!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time and it was wonderful! Hard to choose from the menu everything sounded so good. Service was impeccable. Loved everything.

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  26. SuzieL

    Naples

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and wine selection excellent! Will come back.

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  27. Betty

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always delicious and the service first class. The ambiance is wonderful for a relaxed, delicious meal!

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  28. AmyG

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience from start to finish. Food wonderful, excellent wine selection, exceptional service, ambiance excellent.

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  29. Dave

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Italian restaurant for special occasions. Team service, delicious foods with every special taste and dish for a wide variety of italian food loving palates

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals we have had in a long long time! Wine, food and service were all amazing!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Wasn't impressed about the food. The arugula salad was terrible, tasted like arugula with just a bit of oil, and couldn’t even taste the fennel. The appetizers were good, we had the beef carpaccio and the burrata. Pastas were average for the pricing. Service was good. Final comments: Waited about 4 weeks to get a reservation. I had high expectations about this place. In my opinion, a $150 per person meal should be something worth sharing and coming back for. I don't think I'll be back, especially if you can find other Italian options around here that will taste about the same for half of the cost.

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  32. Ina27

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite in ATL, the sachetti and tiramisu are a must! The service is so nice, great attention to detail.

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  33. SarahG

    Atlanta Metro

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love La Grotta, it never disappoints! Service is great and so is the food!

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  34. RobinP

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's always a treat to be dining in La Grotta! The atmosphere is nice, the staff are friendly, polite, and helpful. And the food is delicious.

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  35. Robert

    Atlanta Metro

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food and excellent service. I highly recommend this for a great dining experience.

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  36. southernlady

    Atlanta Metro

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a happy foursome with our delicious dinners, excellent service and most delicious desserts! Did I mention Cafe Italia? A perfect ending to a perfect dinner! Thanks to ALL who made it so!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I took our brother and sister with their wife and husband. It was their first time at La Grotta. We had the best experience, the food was delicious, the service was superb. I forgot our server’s name but he was such a nice gentleman. Our family didn’t know of this restaurant so they were all making great comments about it and will definitely go back soon. We had the round table in the right corner, very comfortable and nice view of the whole dining room.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was our first time at La Grotta and ROBERT HAIDDAD WAS AMAZING! Exemplary service and food! He was the best- food was amazing and would definitely go back again & again! Thank you Robert & La Grotta!

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  39. RebeccaM

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious meal, phenomenal service, a true Atlanta classic.

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  40. AlisonW

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing experience at La Grotta. Food was incredible and our waiters were very attentive and helpful! Looking forward to coming back!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Grotta does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. La Grotta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 231-1368.

La Grotta is rated 4.9 stars by 2850 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Grotta

2637 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    West Wesley
  • Neighborhood
    Buckhead
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:15 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    We offer complimentary valet, or self parking next door in church parking lot.
  • Public transit
    Lakeview Drive and Peachtree Road
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Antonio Abizanda
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (404) 231-1368
  • Private party facilities
    Beautiful dining room overlooking courtyard gardens available for private luncheons and dinners upon request.
  • Private party contact
    christian favalli: (404) 231-1368
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