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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

julie

January 5th, 2010
8:25 pm

Buca di Beppo …… YUM

I Love Italian

January 5th, 2010
8:25 pm

Tom, are they still where they were back in the 90’s?

Chris

January 5th, 2010
8:30 pm

Ninos! I live in Tennessee now but I wish Ninos would open a branch office!

Christie

January 5th, 2010
9:01 pm

Veni Vidi Vici is hands down best restaurant in the Atl area!

Atlanta Native

January 5th, 2010
9:02 pm

Antica Posta is to die for. Venezia in Brookhaven always pleases.

I love La Grotta, Antica Posta beats it.

Foodie

January 5th, 2010
9:41 pm

Pricci
Pasta Vino at Peachtree Battle Shopping Center
Sotto Sotto

KMP

January 5th, 2010
9:47 pm

#1 Alfredo’s on Cheshire Bridge
#2 Amalfi Ristorante In Roswell
#3 Baraonda on Peachtree Street

Mark Rafizaeh

January 5th, 2010
9:57 pm

Marchello’s in Buford, beat home made Italian food outside of New York city.

Italiano

January 5th, 2010
10:27 pm

The Olive Garden in douglasville–excellent lasagna!

Kat

January 5th, 2010
10:36 pm

Bambinelli’s – Great pizza, great everything!

ZingerKing

January 5th, 2010
10:36 pm

La Pietra Cucina. Authentic Italian cuisine. Forget the red sauce, pizza, calzones and other pedestrian Italian meals. This restaurant understands the marriage of fresh made pastas, authentic Italian meats (including salumi, sausage and prosciutto ), and fish dishes that speak of its Mediterranean origin. This is for the sophisticated palate that appreciates the nuances of real Italian faire. Mangia, Mangia.

Rachel Ewald

January 5th, 2010
10:38 pm

For the best Italian food you will ever experience, go to “Bella Italia” on 120 in Roswell/Marietta across from Coleman Road. Truly the best!

Leigh

January 5th, 2010
10:53 pm

Pepito

January 5th, 2010
10:58 pm

Nino’s on Cheshire Bridge.
Authenticity, longevity. And absolutely the best Tiramisu in town.

Marie

January 5th, 2010
11:04 pm

This is the best Italian food in Atlanta hands down! I love the eggplant dishes; chicken cristo, eggplant Parmigiana, and their fried combo is the best! See you there Buford, Ga yum, yum.

Hannah

January 5th, 2010
11:04 pm

Dominick’s, specifically in Lawrenceville. Yum.

Rick

January 5th, 2010
11:44 pm

Tuscany Italian Grille in Woodstock (off Towne Lake Parkway). Ive been to Italy, come from an Italian family and I can say that there are few that can compare and get as close to true Italian food as Tuscany can!

Nora

January 5th, 2010
11:54 pm

I’ve enjoyed meals at Veni Vidi Vici, Pricci, and Dominick’s; I still want to try Antico Posta and Baraonda. However, the best Italian I’ve had in Atlanta is at La Tavola.

Paul

January 6th, 2010
12:08 am

Feni’s for pizza, Lawrenceville, Piazzano’s in for Chicken Parm., Louie’s in Norcross, for the best sauce and meatballs…..

Mraudio

January 6th, 2010
12:15 am

Provinos is unedible……….Aldos in tucker is the best

Mraudio

January 6th, 2010
12:16 am

oh yeah…try the lasagna at BRIOs—–best.!!

Miss Terioso

January 6th, 2010
12:48 am

For old school Italian, Nino’s is the one and only.

Vinny Amafitano

January 6th, 2010
12:55 am

Frankies Canton Rd. Kennesaw Great food….outstanding prices…..worth a visit just for the house salad and garlic rolls……

Avery

January 6th, 2010
1:45 am

Dominick’s (either in Norcross or Lawrenceville)

Jerald

January 6th, 2010
5:18 am

Vini Vidi Vici in Atlanta
Dominick’s in Norcross

Tantor

January 6th, 2010
5:23 am

Sotto Sotto! Delicioso- EVERY dish outstanding and inventive!!!

WJK

January 6th, 2010
5:24 am

Provinos hands down.

Salad and rolls to die for!!!!

+ Oustanding service!

Dana

January 6th, 2010
5:35 am

Chianti’s in Conyers

love me some pasta

January 6th, 2010
7:42 am

BiBa’s on Sugarloaf in Lawrenceville!

CC

January 6th, 2010
8:14 am

marcie

January 6th, 2010
8:31 am

The worst experience we have ever had. The owner is confrontational when we ordered well over 100.00 of appetizer & entree, because, we asked for a wine sampling of two Pino Noirs, one of which we were purchasing by the bottle @ 60.00-75.00. In this economy and just plain common business sense, this restaurant will never make it in Buckhead. Awful service makes it no fun to eat!

LiLi

January 6th, 2010
8:41 am

Is that possible to have just one?
Southside…Serafinos
Atlanta…Fina (College Park)
Chain…Magiannos….
New chain…have not tried it here in Atlanta…but fantastic elsewhere…Bucca di beppo!

MC

January 6th, 2010
10:00 am

Depalma’s in Athens. The downtown location is the best. Sitting out on the sidewalk in the spring, no other feeling in the world.

KK

January 6th, 2010
10:14 am

Alfredo’s
Nino’s
La Tavola

Sad to say Abruzzi’s closed several years ago!

Joyce

January 6th, 2010
1:27 pm

Oscar’s Villa Capri hands down! Oscar makes the BEST sauces. A fabulous “neighborhood” hideaway.

Matt

January 6th, 2010
1:43 pm

La Grotta on Peachtree, followed by Sotto Sotto and Pricci. For the Tucker folks, it’s hard to be Bambinelli’s.

Toby Miller

January 6th, 2010
1:51 pm

La Famiglia on the Square in Marietta.

Scalinis on Cobb Parkway.

Lovette

January 6th, 2010
2:13 pm

Fusco’s via Roma in downtown Acworth hands down!! Very authentic Italian great wine list and OUSTANDING service!

Ladydarkseid

January 6th, 2010
2:42 pm

Pasta Bella in Austell, GA. If you ever went to Marietta Diner in Marietta, GA then you know how the food is. This is one of THE BEST IN ATLANTA, Prices are great and you get plenty and I mean plenty of food. Try it!!

Holly

January 6th, 2010
3:13 pm

Altobelli’s in Alpharetta.

Janet

January 6th, 2010
3:44 pm

Vincent’s in Marietta & Antico Pizza Napoletana on Hemphill (Atlanta) for Italian pizza.

alan

January 6th, 2010
3:53 pm

I agree that Camilles in Va. Highlands was the best yrs ago. Rockys for pizza too. Currently I like Vincents in Marietta on Barrett Pkwy as my favorite. But nothing beats Stellas in Brooklyn.

Rich

January 6th, 2010
4:16 pm

Provinos – Great food for a fair price. Been going there for decades.

Rita

January 6th, 2010
4:16 pm

Il Localio!

Yummy! Abslolutely YUMMY!

Paul

January 6th, 2010
4:27 pm

Capo’s in Acworth.

Phil

January 6th, 2010
4:35 pm

il Mulino while expensive is excellent. This is not to be confused with red sauce establishments.

droopydawg

January 6th, 2010
4:35 pm

man, the people who vote for things on these sites have a strong preference for s****y food in the suburbs. How about La Tavola in VA-Highland, Sotto Sotto, LaGrotta, and Pasta di Puchinella in Atlanta. I’m sure there is some great Italian food in Ackworth and Dalton *snicker* but let’s get real.

droopydawg

January 6th, 2010
4:36 pm

forgot Pricci

Lucca

January 6th, 2010
4:40 pm

Pricci and Veni Vidi Vici

Southern by the grace of god

January 6th, 2010
4:42 pm

Duh…everyone knows its Olive Garden