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La Grotta Ristorante

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529 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219-1809
+1 804-644-2466
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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I remember my first trip to La Grotta... This was a handful of years ago. I could tell you every bite I ate. I remember our waiter by name (Alberto) and I was smitten. It was truly the best Italian meal I could remember having. The salmon was perfect, the ravioli was perfect, my husband's Buffalo steak was perfect- and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent food, relaxing and pleasant ambiance and phenomenal service by Mehmet added up to a terrific dining experience prior to attending the symphony. The portions are very large and the prices are not. I would recommend they cut back on their portion size and they would end up saving on their doggie bag expenses!!

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Thank poleestone
San Diego, California
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu - with excellent food - great service. Many choices - multiple specials - all were very good. Great wine list - especially deep in Italian wines. Service was friendly and attentive. Great choice - well located in Downtown area!

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Thank James M
Powhatan, Virginia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely dinner - veal special was spectacular. Service wonderful. Octopus appetizer was exceptional. Will definitely be returning.

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Thank Virginia C
Richmond, Virginia
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

we were heading to a show so we did not have a lot of time. Dinner was great and a very authentic Grotto much like what I remember from Rome. The food was also very good. We really need to go again. I love italian food.

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Thank Jonathan H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

But don't expect flare or extraordinaire. Yet it is pricey. Atmosphere is good. Food was filling enough.

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Thank City_Jetting
Richmond, VA
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

When La Grotta moved from Cary St. To the Hilton on Broad I was sceptical. We have visited twice and had wonderful meals and service. This past Saturday night our table was ready on time even though they were extremely busy and the service was outstanding. Portions are large so plan on sharing or bring home for another night! FYI... More 

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Thank sleem50
Richmond, Virginia
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This place was one of the first we visited when moving to the Richmond area. It was in it's old location in Shockoe Bottom then. We loved it and dined here often. Our lunch a couple of days ago was our first visit in it's new downtown location. The service was perfect but the food was disappointingly oversauced. This may... More 

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Thank Pete S
Richmond, Virginia
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

To the point: This is not the typical tomato sauce/pasta type Italian restaurant. The menu has everything from frog legs, to octopus, to salads and steaks. Last night's special was a Lamb Shank (which was described as "very large.") Knowing they made their own pastas, I chose to go there before the Symphony (which we found out was right around... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

For Italian food, it was of average quality and taste. We both had one of the specials - my husband the pasta with seafood and I had the veal medallions wrapped in prosciutto. The sauce on the pasta did not have a lot of flavor and the brussel sprouts with the veal were like chewing on dried leaves. At dessert,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 529 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219-1809
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-644-2466
Description
Take one step inside the door of La Grotta Ristorante and you will be transported to Northern Italy. The smell of roasted garlic and rich flavors of Italian cuisine is irresistible. In true tradition of Italian hospitality, La Grotta provides guests with the finest, most flavorful dishes, professional and friendly wait staff, and a warm and inviting atmosphere. La Grotta means, "The Cave", and resembles a wine cellar for an intimate dining experience. Guests can also dine in the restaurants actual wine cellar room as well. La Grotta Ristorante excels in serving lunch and dinner parties. Chef Antonio and manager Andrea will work closely to ensure that your party will experience a special and memorable dinner or event. Try some of our favorites including the Chicken Ravioli at lunch and our Agnolotti for dinner. We have also won the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence in 2010. We are sure to have the perfect wine to pair with your meal. We look forward to seeing you soon at La Grotta Ristorante.

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