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La Grotta Ristorante Italiano

#53 of 3,190 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
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2637 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305-3667 (West Wesley)
404-231-1368
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Newnan, Georgia
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190 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

La Grotta has the best Italian food in Atlanta, bar none! I've dined here several times and am always extremely pleased. This couples evening was delightful, especially tasty was the wine - Ripasso Valpolicella. The meal was expertly prepared and served as always and the wait staff is ALWAYS friendly and fun. Topping off the evening, one of our party... More 

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who thought to put a NY style Italian restaurant in the basement of an apartment building? Great wine list with reasonable prices plus modest corkage for byob. Service is superb and the quality and freshness of the food is top notch. I had the burrata salad with a touch of truffle. For the main I had the veal parmigiana- veal... More 

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On the road again
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was simply average for a place that claims to be one of the best. Additionally the portions were small and one of the few times I ever left an Italian Restaurant feeling still hungry. Maggianos down the street though a chain actually has better food. Needless to say we (8 of us) were all disappointed. The ambiance is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just had a last minute dinner on the terrace on a cool summer evening. We started out with a wonderful Prosecco as the fountain and flower provided a beautiful ambiance. We indulged in the fresh truffles on our risotto and it was amazing. The Caesar salad was crisp and fresh. I was in the mood for chicken and it... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We moved to Atlanta in 1987 and had dinner at La Grotta. It was good, especially coming from a city where there were not many good restaurants. We went there last night ( 29 years later!) with 3 other couples to celebrate an anniversary and it looks the same, feels the same and the food was the same and it's... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is our 5th visit to La Grotta and as an out of towner, I hesitate to say too much as I don't want tourists finding this little local gem. Great service, excellent food and an extensive wine selection. They also have an outdoor seating courtyard which is a pleasant suprise given the location. This is authentic, upscale Northern Italian... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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125 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We spent the evening at the La Grotta on Peachtree Road and truly enjoyed every aspect. We were familiar with the restaurant but the opportunity to dine there had never presented itself. The entry, by going down the elevator from the street level, actually creates the right kind of feeling for La Grotta. The dining room is lovely (and was... More 

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Fairview, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

No micro portions, $68 glasses of wine or pretensions here. Just expertly prepared, delicious traditional Italian cuisine served in a warm and cozy dining room by efficient and helpful servers. Everything from appetizers to prime to second to dolce are first rate. A favorite among Atlanta locals for decades, La Grotta has lost none of its charm over the years.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

This place never lets up. It's been in this same unpretentious spot for decades, churning out the best northern Italian food, by the most experienced staff, making every occasion a special one. I truly can't say enough. We brought our own wine, although they have an excellent wine list. The beef carpaccio appetizer was a moderate size, and the most... More 

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Food is very good, although menu is circa 1960s. Conservative, predictable, and safe. Some of the appetizers rather bland and disappointing, so choose carefully. The restaurant manager is quite unfriendly (compared to Vince, the one that used to work there for years), and the staff (all 10 of them) standing around and out of step. The decor, at one time... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2637 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305-3667
    (West Wesley)
  • Public Transportation: Lakeview Drive and Peachtree Road
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: 404-231-1368
Description
La Grotta has been an Atlanta tradition since 1978 and offers fine dining in an intimate atmosphere overlooking a beautiful garden in the heart of Buckhead.As one of the top restaurants in Buckhead, La Grotta has been voted the Best Italian Restaurant by Atlanta Magazine for 16 years in a row, the AAA Four Diamond Award recipient for 15 years and long time winner of the Di Rona Award.Enjoy traditional Northern Italian appetizers like the Vitello Tonnato to fresh homemade pastas like Goat Cheese Stuffed Ravioli. Other Menus items feature Grilled Veal Chop, Roasted Venison Chops and Filet Mignon with Melted Gorgonzola.Guests will also find an extensive wine list with Italian and New World wines (over 400 different labels).

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