We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“So Romantic!”

La Grotta Ristorante Italiano
Reserve with OpenTable
La Grotta Ristorante Italiano is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #83 of 3,948 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: West Wesley
Transit: Lakeview Drive and Peachtree Road
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).
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“So Romantic!”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

This is the place to hide out with your husband / wife for a fun date. The servers have worked their forever, and the service is great! It is so romantic and secluded that it's like you are out of the big city. The food is excellent! Well worth the visit!

Visited March 2013
Thank Susan F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

276 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“The best Italian Restaurant in Atlanta.”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

This restaurant is amazing. I have been here more than a dozen times and have never had a bad meal or service, a rare find. This was a special occasion and did not disappoint.
It is located on the terrace level of a low rise building. It has a cozy bar and an incredible patio with lush trees, market umbrellas in 3 colors, a lovely burbling fountain and lights strung to enhance the ambiance.

We were permitted to bring a special Champagne with a corkage but it was waved by the manager due to the special occasion and we had 2 more bottles.

Every appetizer, salad, sorbet after the salad, main course, dessert and Limoncello was flawless.

The service was prefect, welcoming, friendly and professional. You can tell that the staff enjoys their profession. The chef came to the table and was a lovely way to cap the evening.

This restaurant is not to be missed for the service, patio and amazing cuisine!

  • Visited June 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jensen Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Where locals go!”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

How often have you asked "where do locals celebrate a special occasion ".
We found it at La Grotta. As previous travelers have stated it is in a residential condominium building. Only a street sign to direct you to one of the finest Italian Restaurants anywhere.

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Ed D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
394 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Perfect Anniversary Dinner”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

We decided to come to Atlanta for an Anniversary weekend getaway. We celebrated at La Grotta last night after numerous recommendations. First, the building is a rundown condo. Don't be scared away...just valet your car out front. Go down the elevator to the basement. This restaurant is old school but in a great way. It's dated, but they treat you like family and the service was wonderful! We had a reservation and had a lovely booth. We're vegetarians and they took great care of us. We had prosecco, wine, salads, an appetizer, shared an entree, and a dessert....all were delicious! I will definitely return next time we're in town.

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank JChaff12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

We went with friends and experience exceeded expectations. Dinner was outstanding, ambiance was superb, and Sergio, the owner, added the final touch. We enjoyed meeting him and he added a dimension to the outstanding service and food.

Visited May 2013
Thank Buck M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed La Grotta Ristorante Italiano also viewed


Been to La Grotta Ristorante Italiano? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing