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La Grotta

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Italian, Pizza, Bar, Pizza & Pasta
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Cuadrante #5 | Calle Cuadrante #5. A Espaldas de "La Parroquia" en el Centro Historico., San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
15-2-41-19
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1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Charming little place

La Grotta is a delightful small restaurant with a charming atmosphere and good value. Just outside the Jardin Allende square, sitting at the second floor tables next to little balconies and open windows is a wonderful way to spend an evning sipping wine and enjoying either their pizza or home made... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Dan C
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Paradise Valley, Arizona
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

La Grotta is a delightful small restaurant with a charming atmosphere and good value. Just outside the Jardin Allende square, sitting at the second floor tables next to little balconies and open windows is a wonderful way to spend an evning sipping wine and enjoying either their pizza or home made pasta. Prices are reasonable, food is a great value... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We shared a salad and a pizza. Thepizzawas very good the salad average. The overall impression was a goodplace to eat with attentive service. Willgo again for pizza.

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Fiumicello - Santa Venere, Italy
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We were strolling by and through the open window we saw racks of drying pasta and a smiling worker hand making the days pasta. I knew I must return for dinner. What a pleasant atmosphere, kind efficient staff, congenial owner and truly delicious food. I had the paperadelle pasta with a tasty Puttanesca Sauce. My husband ordered a pizza and... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great Italian food! Excellent friendly service and romantic atmosphere. The owners, Esther and Daniel are great hosts. We definitely will go back in our next trip to San Miguel de Allende. Hope to see them dance again at a milonga.

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Manchester, Vermont
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82 reviews 82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We ate here on a previous trip. It's good to know they're still here and still good. Our spaghetti and meatballs, seafood pasta, salad, wine by the carafe was just fine and a solid deal. But the knock out here is their homemade hot sauce.....garlicky and not too hot. I bought two bottles to bring home.

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stumbled upon La Grotta as we meandered through San Miguel looking for a restaurant. We loved it so much we went back twice. I recommend eating upstairs; the ambiance is charming and romantic. We were delighted to find food on the menu that we could eat since we don't eat meat. We ordered a shrimp dish and a pizza.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We loved our little corner with the Sangra and Pizza. Great crust with choices for toppings we do not get in Nashville.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Truly truly amazing. A must try for Italian food in San Miguel. Excellent ambience, incredible food, excellent service and incredible location.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This family-run business has outlasted many of San Miguel's restaurants that have come and gone in the last 15 years. Pizzas, salads and pasta dishes are all delicious. The sauce provided for the pizza is a secret recipe that bumps every bite of pizza up a notch. Definitely worth considering when Italian and pizza are what you want.

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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We came around this place by accident because even though it has flags outside, when you peek inside it looks like a small attic. Little did we now that you can go upstairs and there's a bar as well! We had pasta and it was pretty good, the only thing I really didn't like were the sangrias. I had never... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cuadrante #5 | Calle Cuadrante #5. A Espaldas de "La Parroquia" en el Centro Historico., San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  San Miguel de Allende
  • Phone Number: 15-2-41-19

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 18
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Bar, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?