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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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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
529 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219-1809
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were staying at the Hilton and started to head to Grace Street for a bite, but the skys opened up / raining. So we went to LaGrotta without a reservation (early) and they got 4 of us in. We had great apps. and meals...More

Thank tripdbl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a Millennial hangout as are so many of Richmond's better restaurants. Adult food and wine for adults is one way to describe this white table cloth restaurant which is housed in the old Miller and Rhoads building. If you are not a big wine...More

Thank Joel T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very lovely restaurant tucked inside the Hilton in the old Miller & Rhoads building. The menu is traditional Italian with several seafood, meat and pasta offerings. The service and food were good although it is a little pricey.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know what they're trying to do and what they're trying to be, but they are failing. They are going for fancy Italian - nice, long dining experience. And if you are impressed by a white table cloth, a high bill and Italian words on...More

Thank chamdex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tremendous surprise. Missed my flight after a business trip, so I walked across the street from the Marriott. I was concerned about some of the reviews. The place was completely full and very loud. Started out with a glass of Montepulciano, which was very...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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
Reviewed 19 May 2017

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...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 17 May 2017 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...More

Thank KevinNichlaus
Reviewed 9 May 2017

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

Thank ta519
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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....More

Thank TravelFoodWine07
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Restaurant Details

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