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La Grotta Ristorante

529 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219-1809
+1 804-644-2466
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“mousse cake” (4 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
529 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219-1809
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Grotta is my go-to restaurant whenever I'm in Richmond for a Fourth Circuit court argument. I'm a law professor. We take the students (all law students in their mid-20s) to Richmond once a year for oral argument and dinner. The restaurant is very accommodating...More

Thank Anne-Lofaso
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Next to the Hilton Downtown this is a great find. Usually, anything near a hotel is so-so, but this is fabulous. Try the ravioli or the fillet. Both great choices. Gourmet dining

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 10 June 2018

High quality with prices that go with it. Excellent service. Very nice ambiance. Very good antipasto (may change nightly) and main courses.

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

I sat near the bar to read over some study material from a conference. I had 2 glasses of wine and the best cannelloni I have ever had in my life. Service was amazing. Will happily come back.

Thank Sprout211
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Met my husband there for a quick dinner at the bar before a show at Carpenter Center. Service was great, food awesome, just as we've always known it to be. Vibe was energetic and friendly.

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Probably my favorite restaurant in a city with a lot of great ones. Impeccable service, and the meal is always wonderful, no matter what you order. Everyone I bring here is always impressed and pleased with their meal. I liked the old location in Shockoe...More

Thank hasu424
Reviewed 4 March 2018

La Grotta is one of my favorite restaurants in Richmond! Food is delicious, waitstaff is excellent and I especially love the new location! Excellent authentic Italian!

Thank movedsouth
Reviewed 23 February 2018

I have been a regular patron of La Grotta for several years, and I always plan a visit when I am in Richmond. The salads are very large and good for sharing. All dishes that I have had are great. I even decided to order...More

Thank suzieraesmom
Reviewed 21 February 2018

This restaurant, located a block from Richmond's premier concert venue, should not be visited before a concert. It is a great Italian restaurant: great food, good atmosphere. But choosing to move from its earlier location to one block from the Carpenter Center, should mean they...More

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 9 February 2018

The day was cold and dreary but the restaurant was warm and inviting. I could feel the chill leave immediately. Our waiter was excellent -- attentive but not overbearing. And the food was delicious. The olive oil with sun dried tomatoes for dipping bread was...More

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12 September 2017|
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Response from Jonathan H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. My daughter is Celiac but she did not go there with us so we were not on a gluten alert that night.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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