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La Grotta, Atlanta, GA

La Grotta

4.9
4.9
2514 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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

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What 2,514 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Best Overall

  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Best Food

  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Best Value

  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Great for fine wines

  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Romantic

  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Italian

  • Atlanta

    Best Overall

  • Atlanta

    Best Food

  • Atlanta

    Best Service

  • Atlanta

    Best Value

  • Atlanta

    Great for fine wines

  • Atlanta

    Romantic

  • Atlanta

    Italian

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  1. D

    Db59

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place - well known in Atlanta. Unique experience - always good
  2. MM

    MichaelM

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We love La Grotta. The more traditional, upscale atmosphere is a big plus. The knowledgeable staff is also appreciated. And, of course, the food is great.
  3. RR

    RjRR4

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner. Doug our server was great. He recommended great choices. We will be back!!
  4. JB

    JB12

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food is amazing. Best Italian food in the city... Wine prices are 2x retail, which is good. The veal chop is tender and has a wonderful sauce. None like it anywhere....
  5. A

    Avatar910

    Houston

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for the first time while visiting friends in ATL. Sat on the patio & enjoyed cocktails before appetizers of Beef Capriccio and A second choice of Burrata with Heirloom tomatoes and prosciutto. Both excellent. An intermezzo of the wild mushroom risotto with shaved truffles split among 4 was the perfect break between the initial course and the mains, consisting of two Veal Chips pounded with truffles, another Veal with Lemon and the final choice, Branzino. All accompanied by a star telling good Chablis Tiramisu ended the evening with espressos et al. Most definitely a well presented meal with unobtrusive but attentive service. Highly recommended.
  6. JF

    JoniaF

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Birthday Dinner! Came with my husband and sister-in-law for a 2nd celebratory birthday dinner and it was wonderful. Even though the first 10 minutes of our dining was going downhill quickly, i asked our 2nd server to take care of us instead of his co-server who was coming off boarder line rude. So instead of risking him ruining my night, I asked that he no longer serve us! After that everything went quickly upwards. Every appetizer, main course and dessert we had were amazing! The two complaints were the drinks from the bar wasn’t so good! I tried several and ALL disappointed me. And they defined a cocktail menu! Dispute the first 20 minutes of my dining experience and lack of a cocktail menu, I still give it 5 stars across the board AND definitely plan go back many more times!
  7. BL

    BeckyL

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never ever disappointed. Love this restaurant. Wish we went more often...and not sure why we don't! Had a great family meal after Thanksgiving...
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The over all experience was amazing !
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restsurant in Buckhead. Best Risotto in the world. BBB g
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So fantastic in all facets, as always!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply delicious!!!
  12. AB

    AshleighB

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the most wonderful birthday and anniversary dinner last night at La Grotta. Everything from the service to the food was impeccable.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday here and had an amazing dinner. The food was delicious and the ambiance was great. Lively and fun but not overwhelming. Will definitely be coming back!
  14. L

    Loopyguy

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always fantastic.. server was confident though a touch talkative for a romantic evening. Staff does not rush you out or try to upsell. Instead sell with confidence in your decision, your tastes and simply let you enjoy your evening. Been a few times over 20+ years for special occasions. Always worth every penny.. this is not your big name chef, Vegas personality place. It's just old fashioned good food regardless of your age.
  15. DS

    DebiS

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was exceptional. Our waiter was a GREAT salesperson for LaGrotta. His descriptions made ordering and deciding easy. What a pleasure every time we go there.
  16. OD

    OpenDiner

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Amazing service. Ambience was perfect. Not only did we have a phenomenal time, we're coming back for sure. Thank you!
  17. BB

    BrandonB

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Grotta is a special treat that we save for birthdays and or anniversary dinners. Last night's meal was no exception to the excellent service and meal we've come to expect. Juliano and the other servers always take very good care of us and keep us rolling in laughter while doing it. Form the Carpaccio to the Beggar's Purses to the Veal Truffle special everything was excellent. The hostesses quickly seated us and took special care with my mother-in-law which is always appreciated. Christian stopped by a couple of times to catch up and make sure we were taken care of. Will always come back. This place is the tops!
  18. D

    Diner912

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    First, it was a very busy night. Because of the weather there was no outdoor dining. So the whole atmosphere seemed somewhat rushed and the restaurant seemed crowded. It was a birthday celebration but they forgot to acknowledge that in any way. I saw another table that got a cupcake with a candle. The Caesar salad was traditional and very good. But I had asked the waiter about the Dover sole versus the fish special. He said the sole was the best n the area, so I ordered that. It was good but nothing great and the pitiful couple of potatoes and green beans added nothing. I’ve had much better entrees for $44. My friend had the veal and seemed to like it but didn’t otherwise comment. Overall the experience was good but not as great as I remember
  19. C

    C3ci

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Nothing can beat the pasta and risotto at La Grotta. They never put too much sauce, just the right amount, and the pasta is always perfect. Got fresh truffles on the risotto, and the lobster pappardelle was so simple and perfect. Unfortunate to be seated next to a very loud party, but other than that, the experience was nice.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, amazing food. Our waiter Billy made the entire experience just so fun. Wish this place was at our home. We would be regulars for sure.
  21. GB

    GeoffreyB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    One of Atlanta’s premiere classy restaurants. Food and service always superb. Finding the correct entrance to the restaurant at night is a bit of a challenge.
  22. KL

    KatherineL

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A birthday tradition in our family. We go for the food and ambiance and stay for the service. We will be back!
  23. AM

    AndrewM

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best not so secret spot in Buckhead (a part of Atlanta that will thankfully NEVER be its own city). Hidden away in a truly unique setting. Almost a speakeasy type vibe as you descend into a basement like level of the most non descriptive condo building. What you find is amazing food, top notch waiters, and an atmosphere that is old school without being at all old fashioned - although they do make a mean old fashioned.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food, service, and overall experience. I loved the flexibility of the menu. I was able to order a smaller portion of an entree pasta as an appetizer.
  25. KT

    KenT

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Grotta is the best classic Italian restaurant in Atlanta. The food is always superb and the service is impeccable! It is always a great time there!
  26. BL

    BobL

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is upscale dining with a very comfortable feel.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Billy is the man and the wait staff is also great. Incredible food.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian restaurant between New York and Las Vegas. We were a party of 7, seated when arrived, no pushing to order cocktails - simply a leisurely and fun evening from start to finish. We each had a different order and each and every dish was delicious. And you can’t have a great meal without great service and that’s what we had.
  29. s

    southernlady

    Atlanta

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating with lifetime Friends and it was wonderful! We so enjoyed our delicious dinners and delightful service!
  30. JB

    JillB

    Atlanta

    99 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food is exceptional and has gotten even better with the new chef. While we live the theory of two table stewards this is the second time that we waited on the arrival of our “main guy.” It slowed our dinner. Not terrible just to be clear and in fact we appreciated the leisurely nature of our dinner but it would have been better if we’d asked for a slow pace instead of landing with one because our guy was overextended. That said, his knowledge of the food and the wine was impressive. He steered us well on both. Angie, at the front of the house taking reservations and seating guests was AMAZING. We’ll be back. Always.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Normally I give this restaurant 5 stars all around! It’s a very favorite in Atlanta. Perhaps our waiter was off his game but service wasn’t like it normally is. Luckily, manager did stop by to say Happy Birthday and assistant to our waiter was awesome! I guess we all have those bad days! We still love La Grotta😍
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not only was the food incredible, but the service was the best we’ve ever had in the over 10 years of living in Atlanta!
  33. TT

    TeriT

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiters were very kind, and helpful. Everyone was wonderful.
  34. DM

    DavidM

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was excellent. Though there were many service staff on the floor, they are disorganized or were poorly trained. Why? I had to wave for service at least 6 times. Need more water, need the menu for dessert, bring the bill, return with my credit card. Almost no follow up by the original waiter. At one point, no one was working the floor - they were all gabbing in the back. Our family has eaten at this restaurant for decades - step it up, guys!
  35. LM

    LyndiM

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and nice environment. Next time I want to sit outside, because they have a lovely patio! The service was wonderful. The chicken parm was to die for! We will be back.
  36. JB

    JBrown

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always amazing at La Grotta, the best Italian in Atlanta. Our waiter Eduardo was fantastic and made our 3 year Anniversary celebration very special. The sacchetti pasta is the absolute best but you really can’t go wrong. I love getting dressed up to come here but you’ll definitely need a reservation well in advance. Can’t wait for our next visit!
  37. SF

    SocialFan

    Atlanta

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great lovely restaurant with super great Italian food. Loved the mushroom risotto and tiramisu
  38. FL

    FannyLu

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice customer experience .. great food!
  39. BP

    BriannaP

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Billy was incredible, the food was wonderful, great wine list. We had a great time!
  40. DF

    DaveF

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner. Our go to place for special occasions. Excellent as usual.

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 2514 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
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

  • 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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