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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


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


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

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January 7th, 2010
5:06 pm

Villa Christina – shh, don’t tell anyone


January 7th, 2010
5:33 pm

Ippolito’s, Mad Italian, and Dagwood’s


January 7th, 2010
5:37 pm

& Scalini’s


January 7th, 2010
7:52 pm

Pricci for ITP
and Vingenzo’s of Woodstock for WAY OTP


January 7th, 2010
9:33 pm

Marchello’s in Buford. The food and salad unblieveable

trattoria 141

January 8th, 2010
8:01 am

trattoria 141 is an incredible restaurant hidden in Johns Creek incredible real italian food the best service, very romantic candlelit tables. The best italian food I have ever had and a great dining experience


January 8th, 2010
8:40 am

La Pietra followed by Sotto


January 8th, 2010
9:23 am

In town – Figo on Collier

OTP- Vingenzo’s in Woodstock.

Both have food for grown ups. Well prepared and consistant. No endless feeding at the hog trough of garlic rolls (there’s a reason they have sturdier chairs at Provino’s, Scalini’s, et al – just look at the average weight of the customer at those places) at either one of these places. Just fresh ingredients and reasonable prices.

kurt and katrina

January 8th, 2010
10:00 am

Lot of places with great food, but La Tavola for the combo of food, wine, and service.


January 8th, 2010
12:39 pm

Cardamuro’s Italian Cafe in Sugar Hill, GA. BEST Italian food EVER! Make the trip to Sugar Hill for it. My favorite is their pizza and eggplant parm.


January 8th, 2010
12:39 pm

Ippolito’s is the best “home-cooked” italian in my book. Vini, Vidi. Vici is probably a close second in overall italian food though.


January 8th, 2010
12:40 pm

And the worst is Sugo! I got sick last time I went there.


January 8th, 2010
1:16 pm

Another vote for Fusco’s via Roma. Another family favorite is Frankie’s on Canton Rd in Marietta.

Anything but Veni Vedi Vici! Average overpriced food and the worst service I’ve ever had. Never again.

No Brainer

January 8th, 2010
2:57 pm

Figo! Figo! Figo!

Pizza the Hut

January 8th, 2010
2:58 pm

Has to be Pizza Hut. Didn’t they fool a bunch of diners in high-end Italian restaurants not long ago with their pasta dish?


January 8th, 2010
4:53 pm

South side

January 8th, 2010
5:19 pm

Pasta Max in McDonough


January 9th, 2010
2:18 pm

Buckhead La Grotta.


January 9th, 2010
4:13 pm

Antica Posta. Fantastic food and service.


January 9th, 2010
5:18 pm

Dominic’s in Downtown Norcross.


January 9th, 2010
5:21 pm

And Brooklyn East, as Lewis always said, “Delta is ready when you are”.


January 9th, 2010
5:30 pm

la grotta: Every dish is great…and it has the best service of any restaurant I’ve been to in Atlanta by far. The one we go to is in Buckhead.


January 9th, 2010
6:24 pm

Alessandro’s Italian Cafe- Bells Ferry Rd. Canton, GA YUMMY!!!!!

Maureen King

January 9th, 2010
8:51 pm

Capri Restaurant in Tucker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DELISH!!!!
FAMILY OWNED …………..MUST TRY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!


January 9th, 2010
9:09 pm

get real…ipp’s is all about it…food,family and making you part
of it!


January 9th, 2010
11:56 pm

Can’t believe all the Provino,s I’m seeing!! Obviously folks don’t know what real Italian is. La Grotta in Buckhead is absolutely the best palce for Italian. The staff and service is very Italian-warm, friendly, doesn’t matter if you’ve been there one time or one hundred. And the food is as authentic as it comes. And, oh yeah, I’m 100% Italian and find it hard to do Italian out unless it is the real deal. I took my Mom there after I retired for my party and she was floored. That, my friends, is the seal of approval!


January 10th, 2010
11:12 am

Casa Nuova Italian Restaurant- Best Italitan ever! Always a great meal and wonderful customer service! 5670 Atlanta Hwy, Suite 1, Alpharetta, 30004, 770-475-9100


January 10th, 2010
1:39 pm

I’d have to go with Alfredo’s on Cheshire Bridge too. Dark and semi-rude staff but it actually adds to the ambiance! FANTASTIC restaurant.


January 10th, 2010
1:42 pm

Oscars Villa Capri in Dunwoody is by far the Best! Only New York Restaurant in Atlanta


January 10th, 2010
3:26 pm

Figurelli’s been to Italy two whole times, so he knows the real thing? Wow, I’m impressed! I also come from an Italian family up north and cook my own pasta and sauce. I’ve been to Italy about two dozen times, I speak the language, and I’ve broken bread with about four dozen Italian relatives. I can assure you Figurelli, regarding Il Localino, you don’t know the real thing.


January 10th, 2010
6:09 pm

Move over…Atlanta has no good Italian places. Basically, the restaurant scene here sucks. Sotto Sotto used to be decent, but their menu has remained the same for years. Where is the seasonal/ daily produce factor coming in.

Chefs, Go to San Francisco for a stint at Delfina, A 16, NOPA , Baretta etc


January 10th, 2010
9:42 pm

I thought this was the best of ATLANTA.

Lisa Leigh

January 10th, 2010
9:53 pm


January 11th, 2010
7:43 am

baminellis near Northlake. the best neighborhood place too