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La Grotta

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Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, 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 - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Great pasta and friendly owner

We wandered in and loved it. Upstairs by the window was very charming. And pasta delicious. Good waitstaff too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Auroraam
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Lincoln, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romantic
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198 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We wandered in and loved it. Upstairs by the window was very charming. And pasta delicious. Good waitstaff too.

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My husband and I ate at La Grotta this past weekend. It's a tiny little place, very charming. Sit upstairs if you can. He ordered pesto and I had pasta with Bolognaise sauce. They were both terrific- very light and flavorful. I'd definitely recommend it.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A really wonderful restaurant, great menu with an extremely friendly staff that delivers quality dining experience that we really enjoyed. We had a group of six and everyone had a different dish, everything from pasta to steak. All dishes were excellent and enjoyed by all. The owners Daniel and Ester were amazing and so friendly, they even offer Tango lessons... More 

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Los Barriles, Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My husband loves pasta so after reading the reviews we decided to give La Grotto a try. Upon arriving we had a short wait, and escorted to a table upstairs. I am not a pasta person, but I did find a shrimp dish This was a huge mistake. Over cooked small bay shrimp with peppers and mushrooms, absolutely no flavor.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It was my third time there. Always delicious, great service, and good price. Been there with family and friends and everyone loves it. The special sauce is soo yummy!

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Washington, DC
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152 reviews 152 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The entrance is eAsy to miss but look for the sign. It's on a busy street. There are few tables and we opted for upstairs. The stairs are very small, circular and steep. The pasta was excellent. We had pesto sauce and puttanesca sauce on their home made pasta! Skip the pizza. The Chardonnay by the glass is lousy. Good... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This restaurant to recommended to us by a friend who said it was the best pasta she had eaten since she was in Italy. After I first visit, we found out why. The kitchen staff at La Grotta makes their pasta fresh daily, without exception. The owner takes great pride in the fact that his menu is filled with outstanding... More 

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This restaurant got good reviews locally, so we decided to try it. Looking down into the restaurant from the street, it appeared to be quite small but there is also a second floor section accessed by a narrow, windy staircase. We went upstairs! There is a smallish area which seats 16 people, surprisingly privately. The service was excellent...no hovering here,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a killer place. Down a few steps very close to the Jardin with excellent Italian food and accommodating service. Absolutely charming. Order the spinach fettuccine with the red sauce with chorizo in it. Noodles are done al dente, and the sauce is to die for. Sometimes there are lines out the door, but find a slower time and... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Our family went here for dinner and found it to be a very charming atmosphere. We ordered pizza and pasta and I highly recommend the food. It was very moderately priced for the quality. We will definitely return.

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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, Bar, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
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?