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Best Italian restaurant

Capa Sante at Sotto Sotto. Photo: Elissa Eubanks / Staff

Capa Sante at Sotto Sotto. Photo: Elissa Eubanks / Staff

YOUR PICKS

1) Sotto Sotto

You say, “Sotto Sotto is outstanding by any measure. A bit pricey for some budgets, but worth every penny.”

2) Alfredo’s

3) Provino’s

4) Dominick’s

5) Nino’s

Bevette all'Amatriciana from La Pietra Cucina. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

Bevette all'Amatriciana from La Pietra Cucina. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

OUR PICKS

1) La Pietra Cucina

Dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman says, “Unexpected and totally satisfying, La Pietra Cucina is possibly the most authentic Italian restaurant in the area. Chef Bruce Logue has a deep understanding of Italian cuisine, but his interpretation is his own.”

2) Sotto Sotto

3) Antica Posta

4) Antico Pizza Napoletana

5) La Tavola Trattoria

384 comments Add your comment

Jiminy Cricket

January 4th, 2010
1:59 pm

Provinos in Canton

Jeff

January 4th, 2010
1:59 pm

Todd Little

January 4th, 2010
2:00 pm

Oscar’s Villa Capri – Dunwoody

http://oscarsvillacapri.com/

antonkvl

January 4th, 2010
2:01 pm

Fusco’s via Roma in Acworth. Once you experience their authentic farmhouse recipes and beautifully decorated dining room, you will never go to Olive Garden again.

MSM

January 4th, 2010
2:04 pm

Alfredo’s on Cheshire… You feel like you are in Brooklyn… love it!

Tim from lawrenceville

January 4th, 2010
2:05 pm

alfredo’s y’all ! love going there after a night seeing the gurlz of cheshire if you know what i mean.

Fred

January 4th, 2010
2:05 pm

So go back to Brooklyn.

Biba’s 316 and Sugarloaf. You feel like you are in………… Georgia

Christina

January 4th, 2010
2:06 pm

Provino’s for a more budget-friendly option, but La Grotta when I want to splurge! Mmmmmm.

Chad Shearer

January 4th, 2010
2:08 pm

il localino. Nothing better in Atlanta.

Alabamastan

January 4th, 2010
2:09 pm

The best Italian restaurant closed several years ago. Camille’s in Va.-Highland.

Yup, I said it

January 4th, 2010
2:09 pm

HEEEEEY – Italian food is one of my favorites!

I have two great picks:

Vincent’s Italian Restaurant in Marietta
http://www.vincentsrestaurant.webs.com

and

Provino’s in Duluth
http://www.provinos.com

If you can’t get to either one, Maggiano’s will do!

Terry

January 4th, 2010
2:10 pm

Pietra di Cucina, one of the great restaurants in Atlanta.

Chip

January 4th, 2010
2:11 pm

Vita – Get the Chicken and Eggplant – it’s in South Buckhead near Piedmont Hospital. They were closed for a while to solely cater to private parties, but they are now re-opening…

Harry

January 4th, 2010
2:13 pm

Casa Nuova Hwy 9-Alpharetta. Mom and Pop place with class and great food and service.

Robin

January 4th, 2010
2:13 pm

Peter’s!! In Dunwoody!

Yup, I said it

January 4th, 2010
2:14 pm

OMG- how could I forget this one:

il Mulino
http://www.provinos.com/

Bellisimo!

Doug S.

January 4th, 2010
2:14 pm

Provinos on the cheap and La Tavolla Tratoria in the Highlands for upscale.

Yup, I said it

January 4th, 2010
2:17 pm

Richard Smith

January 4th, 2010
2:17 pm

Peter’s in Dunwoody, and Trattoria 141 in Alpharetta.

Nom nom nom

January 4th, 2010
2:18 pm

La Pietra Cucina.

Nuff said.

PresBo

January 4th, 2010
2:20 pm

noonya

January 4th, 2010
2:20 pm

Mr.Met

January 4th, 2010
2:23 pm

michelle

January 4th, 2010
2:23 pm

The best place is Porto Bello off McGinnis Ferry in Suwanee. A small restaurant with excellent food and great wine. Hugo is absolutely wonderful. Always incredible

Bigfattyfattyfoodie

January 4th, 2010
2:25 pm

ANY of the Provino’s restaurants are #1 with me.

DP

January 4th, 2010
2:25 pm

Italian

January 4th, 2010
2:27 pm

Ciao Bella or Portofino

Randi

January 4th, 2010
2:34 pm

FL

January 4th, 2010
2:35 pm

Ippolito’s in Norcross. Excellent Garlic Roles!

mar1jdh

January 4th, 2010
2:35 pm

Antica Posta in buckhead – the only authentic Tuscan in town
di Paolo in Roswell – a true hiden gem

Sugar Hill

January 4th, 2010
2:37 pm

Provino’s for once a week, and Sotto Sotto for upscale!

Johnny Fontane

January 4th, 2010
2:42 pm

Domnicks in Lawrenceville is a fine choice but La Gratta is the best.

SMJ

January 4th, 2010
2:42 pm

NINO’S! Hands down. If you have actually eaten in Italy, you’ll know why.

Anne K

January 4th, 2010
2:44 pm

Chianti’s in Conyers. They’re the best. The owner is from Italy.

Kara

January 4th, 2010
2:48 pm

Pietra di Cucina.

By the way…This is the best of ATLANTA. Why do you people even suggest places in Duluth, Canton, Marietta, Lawrenceville, ect???? Also, the fact that chain restaurants are even mentioned lets me know how seriously to take take this.

Me

January 4th, 2010
2:49 pm

Fusco’s via Roma in Acworth, ask for Shannon’s table! Best of both worlds!

Dave

January 4th, 2010
2:50 pm

Il Localino in Inman Park. The best food, most attentive service, and disco music, to boot. We’ve been going there for years. There may be some fancier, but none better or more fun.

Aldo Cella

January 4th, 2010
2:51 pm

Antonino’s Italian Grotto in Cartersville !

Kristi

January 4th, 2010
2:55 pm

Chianti’s in Conyers is really good for true authentic Italian fare!

Carol

January 4th, 2010
2:55 pm

Without a doubt – Provino’s!

Gary

January 4th, 2010
2:57 pm

Scalini’s in Smyrna simply the Best Red Gravy around! Provinos is an off shoot of Scalinis and their Menus are identical but Scalinis is definitely the Best!!

mmmmmm

January 4th, 2010
2:59 pm

sammiamm

January 4th, 2010
3:01 pm

pietra cucina or sotto sotto

Marcia Morrow

January 4th, 2010
3:04 pm

Baci’s Italian in Fayetteville, GA is the best!!!!

BobStevens

January 4th, 2010
3:04 pm

The Mad Italian restaurant on Savoy Road in Dunwoody has the absolute best Italian food in Atlanta. Cuisines there have been strong for over 20 years there and absolutely the best Italian food you’ll ever taste

LG Tom

January 4th, 2010
3:06 pm

La Pietra Cucina..anybody who suggests Nino or Alfredo’s should be banned from entering Pietra Cucina.

JET

January 4th, 2010
3:07 pm

Marchello’s in Suwannee is just a little bit of Italy! Bellisimo!!!

Sandy in Tucker

January 4th, 2010
3:08 pm

Alfredo’s on Cheshire Bridge for sure. BiBa’s in Lawrenceville and Bambinelli’s in Tucker are also terrific.

Aosta

January 4th, 2010
3:12 pm

Ganners

January 4th, 2010
3:13 pm

Sotto Sotto is #1 for sure. Handmade pasta. Sauces that are true Italian and interesting food round out the menu of creative entrees. All from scratch. The gnocchi is to die for–they are little pillows of pure heaven.

Close second is Provino’s / Scallini’s (Same place, different name at different locations). Killer salad and rolls. The entrees are great too! I love their cannollies.