La Grotta

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1597 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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GJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in the South Highly recommend

C
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The classic place for fine Italian food. Our destination for special occasions for the last 40 years.

SM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food! We are vegetarian and they made amazing customised veg pasta. You should try their truffle pasta

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in Atlanta. Great folks

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to La Grotta for the first time to celebrate our anniversary, and I can tell you, it will not be our last. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious!

p
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service

u
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I went there because and old tradition of our family, eat noquies (ñoqui) on the 29th.
Doing some research apparently was the Best Italian restaurant in Atlanta.
I was disappointed, was ok. Atlanta need restaurants like "El Gavianno" or Il Mulino.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible pastas! Really enjoyed our time. Recommend

CH
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our anniversary, had a perfect table near the window where our daughter and her friend joined us to share in our evening. Food is as delicious, as always! The service was a little lacking this time for some reason but otherwise the evening was perfect!

Thank you once again for creating such a memorable experience for us “out of towners”.

MD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Great food and service.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration

c
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening! Perfect service. Perfect menu. It was truffle-icious!

RF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were wonderful! This was our third time and we are bringing our whole family back for dinner this week. Highly recommended!!

o
New Orleans
60 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Everything was wonderful

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fine restaurant

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JS
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Can’t believe we waited so long to eat at this Atlanta institution. Should have visited years ago.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday experience!

LA
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! I haven't been in 25 years since I moved away. I will certainly come back more often. The Caesar salad was incredible, as was the choc flourless dessert.

NH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! Had the best pasta dish I have ever eaten! Definitely recommend a visit here. We will be back on our next trip to Atalanta.

AW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tex the waiter was the best!!!
Drinks are on point!
Atmosphere was very romantic

AB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was great. Took some time to get seated even with an 8pm reservation (8:30 seated) but we had some wine at the bar. It was very busy and did not have any service issues.

m
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Arguably the best Italian restaurant in Atlanta. A must go to if a visitor to ATL.

LG
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Hats off to Einstein and the rest of the staff !!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Grotta is the standard. Always exceptional in food quality, service and atmosphere.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal. Every time I eat here, I wonder why I don’t come here more often. Meal portions are perfect; the pasta is cooked to perfection and the service is stellar.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tables were really close together and it would have been nice to have a bit more space From our neighbors but the service was great and the food was even better!

LK
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun time at LaGrotta! Such a great place to celebrate or just enjoy the food and service. A must go place if you live in Atlanta! Can't wait to go back!

OT
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time it’s an experience that you treasure. Truly the BEST Italian in Atlanta, GA

SB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience! I love how La Grotta is hidden! The timing of each part of the meal was perfect, the service was nice, and the food was good! Great for a romantic date night!

DA
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my two out of town friends for their first time here, and La Grotta did not disappoint. It was, as always, outstanding!

PG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time experiencing truffles and they were shaved table side. They didn’t disappoint! The service was impeccable as well!

DW
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food not quite as good as I had remembered but I would go back.

RG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Went there for our anniversary. Amazing food and service :)

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent in every way. The food was excellent but was lacking with the vegetables with the lamb chops. Other tables had so much more than we received, other wise excellent

o
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. Warm and friendly waiter. Will always come back

a
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Atlanta

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P
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Grotta is unequivocally the best restaurant in Atlanta. Hard to think of another that even comes close, much less competes. Not enough superlatives to describe the food, wine, service, or any other aspect of the experience. On pleasant evenings, the patio is wonderful. I've been going for probably 30 years, and it remains as great as ever.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was wonderful

MG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love La Grotta! It never falls short of perfect each time we dine. Every aspect from start to finish is always phenomenal!

FL
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. This place really is a hidden gem! If you are looking for fresh authentic Italian food, this is the spot. Would definitely visit again in the future.