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La Grotta - Richmond

Seldom can you take a few steps in the South and find yourself completely transported to another continent. Yet, this is the experience of La Grotta. Take one step inside the door off the cobblestone street of Shockoe Slip and you’re suddenly in Northern Italy. Smell the roasted garlic and savor the rich flavors of innovative Italian cuisine paired with one of the fine wines that earned La Grotta the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Whether it’s a quiet romantic anniversary or a business meeting, La Grotta isn’t just dinner. It’s a destination.

Exclusive private rentals can be arranged for up to 134 guests. We also offer Semi-private dining or meetings in our Wine Cellar for up to 25 guests. Our Mezzanine level is perfect for parties of up to 42 guests. From Corporate meetings to Bridal Showers or Rehearsal Dinners, La Grotta will make your event special!
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274 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
(274 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 274 reviews
5 stars
(173)
4 stars
(76)
3 stars
(18)
2 stars
(5)
1 star
(2)
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Ambiance 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • special occasion(174)
  • romantic(151)
  • notable wine list(144)
  • fit for foodies(125)
  • neighborhood gem(84)
  • good for groups(82)
La Grotta - Richmond Reviews List
Review 1 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food and Service Exceeded Expectations!

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Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I took my department out to lunch at La Grotta for an appreciation lunch for all their hard work. This was our first time at the restaurant, and we could not have been more pleased. Everything was impeccable! Our expectations were exceeded in every way! See you again soon!"
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 2 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wonderful food and service

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Excellent food and service!!! Even though we had to wait more than thirty minutes for our table, it was well worth the wait. Our server was very friendly and gave us terrific service. The food is outstanding - especially the dessert! We enjoyed the best tiramisu ever!!!"
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 4 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Service and food was wonderful.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 5 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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Review 6 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
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Review 7 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, good for groups
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Review 8 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 9 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 10 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We loved the food. The restaurant is down a lot of steps. I use a walker and could not use the stairs. The chef informed me if I wanted, he and another person would walk me up the stairs in a chair. I wanted to try the restaurant and did that. They indeed did help me to get back out without a lot of fuss or embarrassment. I loved the food and appreciated the help to get in and out."
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2004
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Excellent authentic italian!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Great restaurant in Richmond! My girlfriend and I had a very nice anniversary. Definitely a good spot for couples. There were a few things that were different from the online menu but i think thats because the menu changes according to whats fresh so it was a little different than what i expected but we still had a great time regardless. If your a foodie or italian or looking for a new place to try in the city than you have to check out La Grotta!"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 13 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
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Review 14 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great dinner with authentic feel

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"My wife and I went for our anniversary. The food was fantastic. The best sea bass I have ever had."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 15 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Not A Good Experience

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Waitress was not professional. Spent $189 for 2 people & got a mediocre meal. The seafood in our entrees was very fishy & my wife has celiac so we were assured everything would be gluten free; that was not the cases as she starting eating what was to be chocolate; instead, it was a cookie & we asked the waitress to ck on it & it had flour in it - rather huge mistake! Not on the top of our favorites list any more!!!!"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: notable wine list
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Review 16 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 17 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We loved our visit here the service was great and the food was delicious"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
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Review 18 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
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Review 19 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 20 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Special occasion

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I've been to La Grotta about four times, this last experience being the more unfortunate one. The food was only ok, nothing I'd order again, but more than anything the service was really bad. We were not offered anything to drink, had to ask for the wine list and wait for a while (the wine was also not great). The person helping us kept looking at his watch and asking us constantly if we needed anything else (we got there at about 2pm and stayed for about one hour). Finally he just brought the check, didn't ask if we needed the check, just decided it was time! The owner, who normally is pretty nice, was very rude too, when we came in he was there discussing what seemed "domestic" aspects with the personnel. We were standing waiting to be seated for a while while the owner continued his conversation with the personnel and no one seemed to realize we were there (we had a reservation too!). Bad experience in general, however I hope this was the exception to the rule of the good restaurant La Grotta has been!"
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2012
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 21 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/30/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 12/31/2015
 2008
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Review 23 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great environment, delicious food and super service. Overpriced wine."
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
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Review 24 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 25 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Delicious dinner. Sole was wonderful. Great place!

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Dined on 12/26/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 26 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

La Grotta

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Did not live up to the praise I had heard. We were dining late and the restaurant wasn't full, but the hostess tried to seat us in the middle of a through-way with constant goings and comings. Moved to another table. Later around 9pm, the same hostess sat a table with 5 adults and 3 children next to us, although there seemed to be plenty of tables available that would have allowed everyone more privacy while dining. The children were loud and didn't help the ambiance. Appetizers were excellent, but main courses were less stellar. The veal was overburdened with mozzarella and the daily pasta special was overly salty."
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2013
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Review 27 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2010
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2006
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2006
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Never a dissapointment !!!!!!!! We love it the service is great and the food is awesome !!!"
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/26/2015
 2011
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Review 31 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2012
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 32 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dependable quality on every front

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2005
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Enjoyed Christmas Eve dinner with our large family at a long table in the wine cellar - enjoyable as ever!"
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2005
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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Review 33 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Special night out....

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Christmas Eve dinner out. Great service, attentive and knowledgeable. Interesting menu, not just pastas, and no pizzas. Stuffed quail, seafood diavola, veal dishes. Topped off with great zabaglione."
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2013
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 34 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 35 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/22/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/24/2015
 2012
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Review 37 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2011
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Review 38 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/19/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2014
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Review 39 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/18/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Our server was very informative & friendly! She explained all menu options, specials and wine pairings in great detail!"
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2014
Special Features: hot spot
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Review 40 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2008
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Review 41 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2015
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Review 42 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/12/2015
 2013
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Review 43 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Consistent. Authentic.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I've never been to Northern Italy. If everyone eats like this every day...wow! The quail stuffed with sausage and lobster ravioli were both off the hook. Our waiter (Oliver) recommended a wonderful (and not to terribly pricey) red wine that was a step above an every day Chianti. This restaurant never disappoints and remains consistent."
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/12/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The restaurant has a very crowded seating arrangement and there were large parties of very loud groups in attendance. Not a good place for a quiet or intimate dinner. The food and service however were excellent. Way too loud for my taste as my guest and I had to yell at each other to be heard. :-("
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2012
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Review 46 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Excellent atmosphere; good food overall

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had 6 folks in our party with varied food tastes. The menu was a cornucopia of choices to satisfy just about everyone.
There frog legs were in some sort of tomato/vegetable/bread concoction that overwhelmed the taste of the frog legs. The same is true of the quail dish I had--too much sausage stuffing that overpowered the quail.
The rest of our party had their dishes and seem quite satisfied with them. I seems that all chefs now days think that all dishes have to be something that passes for a picture moment and have all sorts of creative sides to them. No. What really works is serving a dish that allows the diner to taste that primary entre he ordered. It is the same thing about salads where the waiter blankets the salad with the dressing drowning out any semblance of taste of the salad vegetables. This didn't happen here, but it usually happens at most restaurants."
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 47 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Perfect for any special occasion!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I came here for my graduation dinner with family and it was perfect. My mom (who has a lot of food restrictions) LOVED the fettuccine and the desserts and didn't have any complaints. She said it was the "best Italian food" she'd ever had! Our waiter was great, prompt, and friendly. This place is reasonably priced for how good the food is and I will always recommend this place to out-of-towners or people celebrating something special or people dining with their parents/family."
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/11/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2015
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Review 49 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/07/2015
 2014
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Review 50 for La Grotta - Richmond
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/03/2015
 2008
Dined on 12/03/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/03/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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