We love La Grotta! It never falls short of perfect each time we dine. Every aspect from start to finish is always phenomenal!
Always the best!
La Grotta has long been our favorite restaurant, with great ambiance, service and food. We went this week to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and were terribly unhappy with the noise level. It was a Tuesday night, but the restaurant was packed, with everyone talking loudly to make themselves heard over the crowd. The worst was the table near us, where 3 young couples were seated, and one young woman was inebriated and talking loudly in a shrill voice that was impossible to tune out. The worst was when she stood up, lost her balance and fell to the floor! Not the kind of thing we're used to in this legendary and distinguished restaurant!
Our first experience at La Grotta will definitely not be our last. We were warmly greeted by both valet and hostess upon our arrival and promptly sat in a very comfortable banquette. It was our anniversary and it had definitely been communicated to staff. Brett acted as our gastronomic "sherpa" through the menu and both he and Roberto provided very humorous quips when visiting the table. Christian regaled us with the history of the restaurant along with his family's storied connection with it and Atlanta. Casual yet upscale without pretension. I saw a picture of Shaquille O'Neal on the wall and am still trying to figure out how he fitted down there. Will definitely return.
Both of my friends were from out of town and had never been to La Grotta. one was from New York, and the other from Nashville. They loved everything about the service, food, etc., and can't wait to come back again.
Susan Mathis (Mrs. T. Harvey)
Celebrating our dear friends anniversary was a delightful evening at La Grotta! Our Waiter, Tony, was delightful and our food simply delicious!
Food was amazing. Service was wonderful.
Always a great experience. Chef has been there for 41 years and it shows. Awesome
My friend and I arrived on time with a reservation...checkin with the host was sluggish, we were seated after 10 minutes.......sat at your very nice table and wited 20 minutes for any attention, not even water. I had to raise my hand eventually to get anyones attention. We were asked if we would like a cocktail or wine....our response was that we’d have a bottle of wine. What would you like he said......we asked for a consult on the menu and specials to make that selection.....not appropriate. They all scrambled and finally fell into shape. The wine sommelier helped us after a no-assigned waiter explained menu items and answered our questions. The meal was superb! Was this a one off night? Who knows, however, a neighboring couple could be heard critiquing similar complaints as a frequent neighborhood client. The ambiance between guest and management was VERY CROONY oriented....many regulars who got preferred treatment. What they didn’t know, we were out-of-towners yet my guest had dined there at least 20 times. SO, the food was superb, but they were a bit aloof, disorganized and disheveled. Even the Valet was corny oriented and disorganized.
Great experience my first wedding anniversary with my wife we really enjoy the waiters food was amazing 😤👍😁
A wonderful place to dine with friends or business associates. Food is superb! Wait staff is outstanding! Wish I could eat there every week. Have been eating there since it opened in 1978. Never had a meal or experience that was anything but excellent.
Absolutely amazing food. I can’t wait to go back!
Wonderful evening. It was my birthday. Surprised how crowded it was for a Wednesday night. Ordered a side vegetable because usually green beans and carrots are not good. These were amazing. Everything I had was the best I ever had. It was obvious I was in a highly rated fine dining restaurant. Best tiramisu ever!
Great experience. Haven’t been for awhile and I have no idea why not?!
Perfection. How have I never been here before?
Food was just ok, service very slow. This used to be a high quality restaurant known for its true Italian cuisine and great service. The last two times I have been there it feels more like restaurant that caters to the convention/ business client.
An old favorite-still great! With Chef Antonio at the helm, absolutely no one makes a better spaghetti carbonara. All dishes are top quality delicious
We were celebrating our daughters birthday as she had never been. The meal and service was outstanding as always. Now our daughter and boyfriend are huge fans.
Very good food. They're know for the veal. Desserts also fantastic. Good wine list. Unique location you wouldn't imagine there'd be a hidden high class Italian restaurant located here but there is. Will certainly return.
I frequent La Grotta. Always terrific. Love the sacchetti and veal chop with fresh truffles when in season. Enjoy dining on the patio! Can't go wrong with any of their deserts.
Lovely dinner. Food was traditional Italian. Nothing too out of the box, but very delicious! My Italian mother loved it!
Best restaurant in Atlanta!
Best Veal Chop in ATL!
Best ambiance in Atlanta!
Best service in Atlanta!
Our waiter Tex was fantastic. All of the wait staff was great. The food was awesome. Good experience overall.
We came for our one year anniversary because this is where we came the night we got engaged... and this place is outstanding! It never ceases to amaze us!!! The service is amazing, the staff is so friendly, and the food just melts in your mouth! I cannot rave about this place enough!!!!
The absolute best!!! Every time we come, we have the best food and best service.
One word sums it up...EXCEPTIONAL
We introduced our granddaughter (28) & she is now just as in love as we have been for so many years!!!
I have enjoyed La Grotta for many years. The Ravinia location is very nice but I like the ambiance of the orignial La Grotta. The waitstaff works in team concept. Billy, my favorite waiter, (like all of the waitstaff) is knowledgeable about the menu and can suggest wines to compliment your selections. Christian, the owner, is usually around and comes to your table to greet and thank you for coming. Think about this...a Wednesday night, Buckhead area and the place is packed! Quiet elegance!
Had a lovely evening.
By far, the best Italian restaurant in Atlanta. It's setting is unique, the service is impeccable and the foot beyond delicious. Want more, Christian is efficient and charming.
21 years in and still our favorite Atlanta Italian restaurant. Risotto so good one of us ordered it both as a first and main course. Lamb chop, veal and Dover sole were fantastic as was the Tiramisu.
Our anniversary dinner was a truly memorable experience. La Grotta has Atlanta's best wine list, and each course was beautifully prepared.
Loved everything wile meal. Outstanding food and service!
Can’t quit thinking about it!
Still the best Italian in Atlanta by far! Went in grad school in 1979 and had grandparent reunion this week. Wine cost a bit more this time around, but service from Walter and Roberto was superb! Seafood specialties with pasta all wonderful. Nice to know first class can keep going like the ever ready bunny!
As always, fabulous attention to service!
Love this classic Atlanta restaurant. Hope it hangs around for many more years.
Fabulous service! Our server offered input into our meal selection. The kitchen separately plated our shared items, and everything looked and tasted amazing!
First rate service- very attentive and nice atmosphere with people well dressed but the side of risoto was $39 - never told us the price and they brought me the $59 wine from the same vintner as the $47 one I ordered.