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La Grotta, Atlanta, GA

La Grotta

4.9
4.9
2889 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 26 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
  • Area
    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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,889 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
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlanta Metro

    Best Overall

  • Atlanta Metro

    Great for fine wines

  • Atlanta Metro

    Italian

  • Atlanta

    Best Overall

  • Atlanta

    Best Food

  • Atlanta

    Best Value

  • Atlanta

    Great for fine wines

  • Atlanta

    Good for special occasions

  • Atlanta

    Italian

2,890 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about the night was top notch. The food was fantastic and our server was wonderful. The drinks were great, as well.

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  2. Dans

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good old fashioned northern Italian food restaurant with excellent service.

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  3. ChristineR

    Atlanta Metro

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and lively. We sat outside. Really nice.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic location and experience. Awesome staff and great food.

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  5. LisaF

    Atlanta Metro

    200 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    200 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best of the best! We started with the most delicious Caesar salad and then enjoyed the Dover Sole, spaghetti Bolognese, and of course, we had to have the tiramisu for dessert! The food was spectacular, and the service was impeccable!

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  6. RandallB

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Juliano and Trip took very good care of us and are excellent! They were very friendly and efficient. The food was amazing. My veal piccata was the best I've ever had! The entire staff was wonderful especially Vincent, the manager!

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  7. RobertT

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another memorable dinner. Every aspect was incredible.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant around. Always great service and great food.

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  9. Cccc

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Grotta continues to be the best restaurant in Atlanta. Tuna carpaccio is phenomenal. Service is consistently *****

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  10. BobL

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine at La Grotta. Doug was great, as usual. The food and service was wonderful.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I ate the special chicken piccata, and it was simply amazing. It’s my go to meal and many Italian restaurants, but this was over the top. My wife had the veal chops which is her go to meal in many restaurants, but she said this was among the best she had ever tasted

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jorge is the man, service and of course food excellent as always

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy dining at La Grotta! From service to the food every part of eating here is impeccable.

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  14. c3group

    Atlanta Metro

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our favorite place to share with family, friends & business associates.

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  15. kellys

    Atlanta Metro

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always delicious. Great service. So many options for food, wine, and dessert. Really enjoyed it, again.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a little nervous when we got to the restaurant because of its location, in the basement of an apartment building, but when we entered through the grotto-like entrance everything turned around! Excellent service, amazing food! Pricey, but worth it.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian restaurant in town. Always delicious

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  18. lovelyhibiscus

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I enjoyed dinner with my boyfriend at this clean and authentic establishment. However, the food itself was subpar, I fine dine frequently, most recently going to Malio’s in Tampa Florida. The escargot there was lovely as well as the one here at la Grotta. But the burrata cheese lacked flavor, and the bread rustic but yet again lacked flavor. The olive oil was served with out and seasoning, which is fine, but it didn’t taste like a cold pressed olive oil so I was confused on why it was served so basic. Their wine list is insanely huge, and you would assume that you could find something for everyone. Unfortunately for me I like champagne, and they old have 2-3 champagne’s they sell by the glass and they are all bitter. So I had to settle with a moscato that wasn’t that good. My partner doesn’t too much care for wines, he’s more of a whiskey drinker. Although the establishment was beautiful, and the food was authentic I’m very disappointed in the initial experience me and my boyfriend had to face. Given the amount of time this establishment has been around I expected to be experiencing something better than Flemings but the food didn’t live up to the expectations. My waiter was absolutely amazing and gave great suggestions for our meals and desserts. He was attentive, funny , and accommodating to all of our requests. I hope to return in the future and to be greeted with a better, more tasteful experience at La Grotta.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Grotta never disappoints and it was the perfect evening to sit outside on the patio with our family that was all in town for Easter weekend. Our service was impeccable, and everyone really enjoyed what they ordered.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing per usual, staff and food some of the best in Atlanta

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  21. C3ci

    Atlanta Metro

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfection! There is not a better risotto anywhere. The staff are true professionals. And if you can sit outside now is the time! The patio is so peaceful.

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  22. PatriciaW

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Never disappoints. Dessert was delicious.

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  23. NiovisL

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant. Exquisite food. Perfect environment. Staff with super professional attention

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  24. Chrisg

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    With a reservation we had to wait over 20 minutes. There was no room in the bar so we had to stand in the hall. I ordered the veal. I spoke to the waiter in great detail that I did not want the veal breaded. I came out breaded. He then said I would have told him that! What? That is the second time that has happened to me. What he then brought out tasted terrible. Be coming to your restaurant for 30 years. It has changed. Not nearly as good as it used to be.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bone is veal is so tender you can cut it with a butter knife

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  26. ErsanS

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Our waiter, Bulent, was amazing and made us very enjoying our experience and gave great food suggestions.

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  27. kellys

    Atlanta Metro

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    As usual, amazing food and service. Great wine selection and recommendation from our server. Always very loud environment. Location and environment is so weird for this fabulous place but sort of adds to the mystique.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    250 reviews

    5.0

    250 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous! Always a wonderful experience from top to bottom. The food exceptional. The ambience exceptional. Danny our attendant was spectacular. Thank you Vincent for making us always feel special. Atlanta’s finest!

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  29. JASON

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time there, even better than the first time! Amazing food, service & ambiance...can't wait to go back.!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amanda provided fantastic service!! The environment itself made me happy and the lamb chops elevated my dining experience. I look forward to eating here again.

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  31. Zippyparkway

    Atlanta Metro

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous perennially great restaurant hidden away in the basement of a low rise condo on Peachtree. Impeccable service and food, a totally unexpected courtyard. Takes a six-weeks in advance call to reserve a table! Well worth it every single time!

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  32. melaniA

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. The ambiance was romantic and a different pace from the typical atlanta reataurant.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Veal chop was over cooked. Fish dish was ridiculously price and cold.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Grotta is always a great dining experience. The service is unmatched and impeccable. The food is always top notch and delicious. The ambience is perfect whether seated inside or outside in the courtyard. Always a pleasure dining here.

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  35. DWT1999

    Atlanta Metro

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    First visit and overall it was good; not great! Food was amazing, although we never received one of the items we ordered. Service was okay; waiter seemed preoccupied and never checked in when entrees were delivered.

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  36. Atlcubsfan

    Atlanta Metro

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Just amazing. Been there many times and used to frequent the one in Dunwoody even more back in the 80s and early 90s. But it's just a classic place. The food is amazing. The service is not pushy, but there is always someone near you to help. The courses are well-paced and the veal medallions we both had for dinner were amazing. We'll be back. We are visiting all the great Italian restaurants in Atlanta, and right now, this is the clear winner. I'm not sure what could beat it.

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  37. EddieD

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant, food and service. Have valet parking available.

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  38. LisaF

    Atlanta Metro

    200 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    200 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved every moment and bite of our dinner at La Grotta this evening! 

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  39. SherryJ

    Montana

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints! Lamb special was phenomenal!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    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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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 2889 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 26 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
  • Area
    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, Takeaway, 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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