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About 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 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 137 guests. We also offer 2 private rooms that can hold up to 37 people each or can be combined to hold a larger party. From Corporate meetings to Bridal Showers or Rehearsal Dinners, La Grotta will make your event special!
Richmond, VA 23219
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday : 5:00pm - 9:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Owner-Chef Antonio Capece
Private Party Facilities:
• Exclusive, private rental of our restaurant is available for up to 134 guests.
• Semi-private Dining Parties are available in both our Wine Cellar for up to 25 guests or on our Mezzanine level for up to 42.
Private Party Contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org: (804) 644-2466
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
La Grotta - Richmond Ratings and Reviews
Expected a great experience based on other reviews. However I was very underwhelmed. The food was decent but didn't leave enough of an impression to draw me back again. The server was very disengaged and distracted. Even to the point of walking behind me as he was asking if we wanted desert. And I mean he was walking away completely behind my seat, walking away and I heard him ask if we wanted desert. That left a very unprofessional impression.
Best calamari in RVA! They were more than happy to split an entree for us, and the service was exceptional. Solid menu with a touch of creativity while being very approachable. Convenient to The National for pre-concert dining. The National Garden Club convention just happened to be going on across the street, so the place was busy with sassy older women having a good time out on the town.
Well, to be honest, the shrimps in my meal were over cooked and chewy. I'm sure they're hard to cook just right when you have so many people to cook for but the scallops were a little rare. Wish it was the other way around. The service was absolutely the finest and fun personalities. The food was a little pricey for the quality but I would visit again on account of the fantastic service.
Delicious! We had been to their old location many times. I was worried that the quality would change but that wasn't the case. The food was delicious and the service was awesome as usual. The restaurant itself doesn't have the old world feel of the previous location but rather a more modern look. Great evening!
We had a wonderful experience. My wife and I went there for restaurant week and ordered off the regular menu. If you go there, ask for Tony. He was extremely helpful and attentive. He gave us great recommendations for food and treated us like VIPs. All the pasta is fresh made and the desserts are amazing. It was the best dining experience I have had in quite some time. While I enjoyed the ambiance of the old location, this still has an intimate feeling and the food is great. I recommend this to anyone in town as a great place to dine out. I thought the price was in line for the quality and quantity of food you receive and did not feel like pricing was too expensive. This was our fourth time dining there and we will be back for number five soon.
We were here for Restaurant Week. The service was attentive and friendly, but not obtrusive. Portions were very generous (especially for a prix fixe meal), and the food was very tasty. This is our second visit - we were here when they first opened Broad St location and it was a bit inconsistent. Glad we returned! We will be back.
We really enjoyed our meals, (seabass and veal ravioli special) the food was fantastic and the server was very attentive despite how busy the restaurant was. The specials were extensive, always a really nice suprise. The only downside was it was a little noisy, but expected given it was a busy night. We will definitely be back.
I think they have done a good job with the new location but to be honest, we really enjoyed the
Ambiance of the previous location. The food was good although we were disappointed that they did not box and save my wife's left overs after was asked the waiter to do so. The waiter realized the mistake and they supposedly remade her some fresh to go but it was not the same sauce and she had much more sea food left over. They only gave her one scallop and one shrimp. This was Wednesday evening and she had the spicy sauce and was given a plain sauce.
LaGrotta has been one of those great constant restaurants for over a decade now. Antonio's recipes are simple and straight-forward and perfectly executed. Pasta any most items are handmade in house. The food is simply outstanding. There is also an excellent wine list of nice impressive aged Italian's. I recommend turning your selection over to Antonio to choose. We enjoyed an amazing Barolo and conversation with the staff. It's like going to a good friends for dinner.
Recently relocated from the original location a few blocks away down in the Slip, the new dining space was much larger than it appeared from outside. Although I expected to order a traditional Italian entree, I ended up ordering a chef's seafood special. The snapper topped with crab cake was tasty and not overly seasoned. We will definitely be back!
This was a marvelous experience! The food was fantastic and the service just as good. My husband and I are serious foodies and wine enthusiasts. We were there on business. It was so marvelous to have a comfortable fine dining experience where our waiter, Brendan, guided us beautifully through our food and wine choices and took all the stress out of our day. We will certainly be back when we return to Richmond
We had high hopes for La Grotta. It had a good feel and a great look. I took my three teenagers and one of their friends to La Grotta for a special occasion. First, our waiter was less than honest about portion sizes so we ended up with too many starters. Then when I asked for a side of spinach as my main course, trying to watch calories and cost, he convinced me I needed to order a double portion. A mountain of sautéed spinach arrived. It was ridiculous. A single portion would have been too much after all the calamari etc that we had for starters. My "side order" of spinach ended up costing us $16. Finally, at the end of the evening when it came time to pay, I was mortified to discover I'd left my wallet at home. I know my credit card number by heart (we order delivery from Mary Angela's, etc often) so I wondered if we could avoid driving home to get my wallet. It was embarrassing but what I found extraordinary was the way the hostess reacted when I explained the situation and offered her the credit card number I knew by heart. She seemed convinced I was trying to get out of paying. I agree I did something idiotic by forgetting my wallet but we didn't need to be treated as criminals. The credit card went through as I knew it would. We paid a fortune for good but not great food and were treated rather shabbily. I'd rather cook at home as we usually do and go to less pretentious restaurants that offer food that's just as good without the deceitful Italian waiter, overpriced menu, and lack of customer service when I made an honest (albeit stupid) mistake AND offered a solution for that mistake. You've lost us, La Grotta.
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