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La Grotta Ristorante

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529 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219-1809
+1 804-644-2466
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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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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Glen Allen, Virginia
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hands down the best Italian fare in the area. Downtown visiting one of Richmond's many sites? Be sure to stop in for a delightful dinner.

Thank Jim W
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We hosted a group of family and friends at La Grotta for my son's wedding rehearsal dinner. The space was a little cramped, but after everyone sat down it was fine. We got many compliments on the food. I had the veal, and my husband had filet mignon, both were excellent. The servers were friendly, and the service was very... More 

Thank Susan C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is outstanding. Incredible wine list. Shea is absolutely amazing. So personable and funny but also professional and accommodating at the same time. Told us about a couple different wines she recommended and even had the chef come out to help us choose and the two of them seemed to work very well together, even providing off menu meals... More 

Thank KevinNichlaus
Columbia, Missouri
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good selection of Italian food and nice bar. Staff is great, Shay is the best! Good apps and wine selection.

Thank ta519
Richmond, Virginia
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank TravelFoodWine07
Richmond, Virginia
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!!

Thank poleestone
San Diego, California
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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!

Thank James M
Powhatan, Virginia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Virginia C
Richmond, Virginia
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56 reviews
28 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.

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.

Thank City_Jetting

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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