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La Grotta

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Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub, 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Simply Delicious

We were so tired of Mexcian food, that by the time we ate here, the simplest pizza seemed absolutely delicious. Kids and adults alike, all liked this small Italian restaurant very much. Very well priced too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
mariachurchill
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Sherman Oaks, CA
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Sherman Oaks, CA
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We were so tired of Mexcian food, that by the time we ate here, the simplest pizza seemed absolutely delicious. Kids and adults alike, all liked this small Italian restaurant very much. Very well priced too.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I was waiting around one hout and half to get a table it was worth it the guacamole and margaritas awesome, with my 3 margaritas one corona appetizer and main fodo I paid 170 pesos! Exellente:) will back for sure!

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Austin, Texas, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We have been to La Grotta before and we love it. After trying margaritas in several restaurants, this is the best! The bartender knows how to make great ones. The pizzas and calzones are also delicious. This place is small but beautiful.

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Crystal River, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Only one other diner in restaurant , so should have had ample time to dedicate to my meals preparation. Starting with the salad , most of the vegetables were fresh enough. The spinach was not fresh. Since spinach was main ingredient, STRIKE ONE ! The pasta with my meal was not even luke warm. STRIKE TWO ! My Eggplant Parmesan... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

The menu was already suspicious, because pasta Alfredo was smong the dishes...and Italians know Alfredo sauce only travelling to the States, plus the ingredients posted under the dish list were far from the recipies . Then arrived bread and butter which no Italian would eat! Thd pizzas looked like aliens, the calzoni like panzarotti...snd my pollo alla cacciatora was served... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We thought we'd never tire of mole, Aztec soup, gorditas, tamarind margaritas. But alas, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. So we ventured out to find good Italian food- and ole! We stumbled upon La Grotta. We were shown to a table by the window. The waiter was kind and professional. The pizza was... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Pasta was cooked nicely, however the pizza dough was very heavy and undercooked. It sat like a lead weight in our stomachs and we didn't feel good afterwards. Very doughy. If they could make a lighter dough it would be much better. For good pizza try La Mesa Grande or La Bodega, both on Zacateros, both with wood ovens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Small, authentic Italian restaurant in a street behind the Parroquia. Excellent pizzas. Take a table upstairs to avoid sitting side by side to street traffic.

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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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, Pub, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?