Parking is the issue, not sure where to park when all public parking are full
The meal specials were over priced and we weren’t informed of the price. The lobster ravioli was average with average presentation.
My mother and I went here after going to the VMFA to see the terracotta warriors. Although there was parking all around the restaurant, it was all filled on a Saturday night. However, we found a spot and found out you can reserve a parking spot through a parking app. Good to know for next time! We were pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere of the restaurant. It was loud, but in a family get together kind of way. We had a very nice bottle of wine and a four course meal. All the meals were prompt, presented like art, and were prepared perfect. Our waiter Andre was very attentive to us, regularly filling our wine and water glasses. I really fell in love with this place.
Very good food and solid service 😃
Amazing food and good service. The server came off a little snobbish, but overall a great place.
This was the first time I had been to the new location. I liked the old building location better. Overall we had a good time and the food and wine was very good.
The food was good, but not the usual over the top good. We ordered fried calamari and it was under cooked. A lot of garlic in the gnocchi. The hostess checked on tables around us asking how their food was, but ignored us totally.
Not worth the prices. Food was average. Service was great.
We were seated right away when we arrived for our 6pm reservation. The service was good, maybe not great, but pleasant. I asked the waitress for a better description of one of the specials, and she didn’t explain the dish. Our calamari appetizer was not a standout. Good, but not particularly special. We ended up with 2 of the evenings specials. His lobster with fresh pasta was good. The pasta was cooked well as was the lobster. Interestingly, my boyfriend did not finish his dish. I don’t think he liked it very much. I had the braised veal cheeks -the dish she did not describe to me. Absolutely delicious. The veal was extremely tender and flavorful. We finished with a strawberry grand mariner cake and coffee. We actually had to track down our server at this point to get our dessert and check in time to get to our show at the Altria Theater on time. Overall, this was a great dinner in a nice setting.
As always, the food was delicious and we had perfect timing to make it to the opera on time
Excellent food with good size portions. Extensive wine list. Great for larger groups as well as an intimate dinner for 2. Perect for dinner before a Carpenter Center show...only a block away.
As always, La Grotta is our favorite restaurant in Richmond. Excellent Italian food, very nice atmosphere and a first class waitstaff. Highly recommend!
It is hard to find authentic Italian food in the Richmond area. La Grotta definitely fits the bill. The sauce was equally tangy and robust. A little pricey but worth every penny
Excellent food and friendly service, owner came out and went above and beyond
They could use more help in the hostess’ stand when welcoming and seating guests. It was a bit chaotic and stressful there. But the food was very good!
We come here often and it never fails to be an amazing meal with superb service. While the nightly specials are good, we wanted basic Italian and were not disappointed. My fiancé had the ravioli stuffed with spinach and cheese in a cream sauce and I had the cannelloni filled with meats and smothered in mozzarella and bechamel sauce. Outstanding! We washed it all down with a delightful red wine from their extensive wine list. While we were only two, it is also good from groups and has a room that can be shut off by glass doors. One time there was a rehearsal dinner there.
Insulate Dell's create overdressed; I expected a reasonable amount of smoked trout and received a pile of shard that totalled less than a soup spoon's worth. In addition our meals did not come out together, which is not great service.
Birthday special dinner
They did not have our reservation, made through your system, on their schedule. So who screwed up??
Very nice restaurant with huge wine selection. I wouldn't call it a date night place but more of a special occasion dinner. The staff was very professional and nice. We had a couple of allergy requests (gluten, soy). They had plenty of options and substitutes for us.
Services was outstanding as my daughter and I settled in for our quiet time together. We enjoyed the ravioli and the vitello. Excellent wine pairing from the wait staff.
We had trouble finding parking, so we were feeling a little frazzled by the time we got to our table. But we all agreed it was worth the hassle once we settled in. We took my husband's daughter out for her birthday, and had a wonderful dinner. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The food was exceptional, and the portions were very generous - we all took leftovers home. We thoroughly enjoyed every bite of everything we ordered and we will definitely be back!
As always, lunch at La Grotta was a treat! We were dinning with a very special friends celebrating a special birthday! The staff was flexible, spontaneously meeting our shifting needs to insure we were relaxed and comfortable! As always both food and service were great!
Thoroughly enjoyed our meal - husband had ravioli and I had fettuccine. Both meals were very good and the pasta was perfectly cooked. Our server was very helpful choosing a wine that would complement the pastas.
Awesome!!!! Marco, our server was excellent. Atmosphere, food, service was exceptional. Thank you
While we enjoyed our meal very much and the server was very pleasant and good, we were not totally pleased with our table location. The first table we were seated at was by the front serving station so we asked to be moved. We were moved to another table right in front of the other serving station in the back. We decided not to worry about it and stay at the second table. But the ambiance would have been nicer at another location. I would still go back based on the quality of the food.
The food and service were outstanding. We all enjoyed the wine prix fix dinner.
Wine portion was too small for the price.
Great dining experience. The staff very pleasant and knowledgeable of the menu.
The chef was out in the dining room mingling and serving the guest.
Wonderful night and selecting the chef's choice of meal made it even more intriguing.
You're not in Miller & Rhoads any more Richmond. La Grotta has created a wonderfully cozy atmosphere where you wouldn't expect one. Our waitress was great -- informative, helpful and attentive. After much deliberation, we decided on their "Three Course Meal with Wine" and we were glad we did. We were able to sample first course, entrée and dessert with wine pairings. Their filet was one of the best I've had and each wine was perfectly chosen to go with the dish. Can't wait to return.
Our food was fabulous, especially the special red snapper. Service prompt courteous and special.
We had a birthday dinner for my husband with our friends. It was wonderful with amazing service, delicious food, and wonderful wine.
Ravioli was good.
Veal chop over cooked and in brown gravy (kind of weird)
Enjoyable experience. Our Fifth visit and we brought another couple for their first. Food was delicious, reasonably priced and attentive service. Are always pleased with La Grotta and will continue to frequent the restaurant.
Great food.Nice atmosphere. Service was good. But I was sitting too close to the bar which suddenly as a group of co-workers arrived became way too noisy. I was getting ready to leave but they were obnoxiously loud. Would have appreciated a table further away from the bar. Love and learn.
I was very disappointed in this restaurant . Our table was way in a corner and I sat across from someone which looked at a wall it was very loud as well which I don't mind normally but it was extremely loud . The service was slow it was a Saturday night took forever to get our drinks and the waitress kept wanting to take your order before even got a drink ? Food came it was very tough overly spiced and seasoned . Then the worst game they were six of us and we each wanted our own checks it took 30 minutes for them to get straight what was on each person's check on believable . I will not return
I happened upon La Grotta when searching restaurants in Richmond. I was told by a friend that it was "standard Italian fare". It was anything but standard. The wine selection was excellent. Although the menu was not vast, the focus of quality and taste on the food prepared was beyond measure. The food was delicious and the presentation was a perfect match. Well worth the money spent.
Fantastic restaurant! Took my Wife for her birthday & it was a top notch experience.
Restaurant was very nice about accommodating our party when we were 30 minutes late..did call first. Service was spotty on checking back for drinks, food, as always, was better than average and the chef made a special dish for one guest. Not the best LaGrotta experience, but a good solid meal for a fair price.