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La Grotta Ristorante

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1218 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219-4116 (13th Street)
+1 804-644-2466
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

IT was right on the East Broad St. easy access.. decoration typical Italian Restaurants that you would see in Rome or Milano. Attentive staff. Good selection of Starters.. ( They were deliciouns - Carpaccio ) , large size salads.. all main courses.. ( I tried Pasta with beef) was excellent.. All these nice dishes accompanied with beautiful Red - Villa... More 

Thank ECO72
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Recently dined here for a business meeting with the boss in town. While it is now in the Hilton Downtown, it is the same warmth and charm of their prior location further Downtown. We had appetizers, assorted entrees and some great Italian wines. I enjoyed the stuffed quail dish, while others had the more classic Italian dishes. We all saved... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were in Richmond for a business convention and had about an hour to eat between sessions. No reservation required but maybe recommended on busy weekends. We ordered the specials sea bass and a beef ravioli in walnut sauce. Both were surprisingly excellent, and served hot. The portions were decent and well presented. We also had a... More 

Thank DelawareChin
Richmond, Virginia
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90 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

My boyfriend and I went to La Grotta for date night and it was the perfect spot! We tried the $55 per person three course meal with wine pairings. For our appetizers, we had the calamari and pasta trio. Those were spectacular! Then we had the veal and lemon chicken for our entrées. The lemon chicken was sublime and went... More 

2 Thank Rebecca K
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

While no longer in Shock Slip (now in the new Hilton) the food is as great as ever. You will never go wrong with the raviolis or pastas and the other menu items won't disappoint. Be sure to save room for dessert.

Thank Chip J
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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198 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is a wonderful Italian restaurant right in historic area-- but they said they were moving so better call before going. The food was very tasty and the menu had many different kinds of food so everyone would be happy. The service was wonderful and the staff were very friendly. Would certainly go again, when I find out where it... More 

Thank rivermom1
Richmond, Virginia
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286 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Richmond is known for being a foodie town, but in reality most of the food is bland and forgettable. But this is not the case at La Grotta. I came here for lunch with a group of co-workers and everything was absolutely wonderful and much better than I anticipated. The Spiedino Di Mozzarella was awesome, with soft, delicious, generous pieces... More 

Thank David S
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

From the moment you walk in the door there is a very special romantic feeling. The setup and decor are simply one of a kind. The service was divine. The food was filled with flavor and oh so nicely presented. This is a very special place. I am saddened that they will be moving to a new location in July... More 

Thank Tim B
Bristol, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

quaint setting, beautiful Italian music, super efficient staff, paid attention to special orders (allergies), food was generous portions and delicioso! loved it, loved it, loved it!!

Thank yagusiak5
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We have visited La Grotta a few times, most recently this past Saturday night! The ambience is perfect for couples or families. We celebrated Father's Day with our sons! We started with calamari with a fabulous marinara sauce and the Caesar salads are some of the best I have ever had! Our dinners ran the gamut of pasta (fresh with... More 

Thank VMI-Mom_2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 38
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1218 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219-4116
    (13th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-644-2466

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?