It’s no secret that Atlanta is home to many great Italian eateries, including establishments with well-known chefs. These dishes feature well-known favorites, including original dishes custom-made to patron’s liking and taste. Our top five choices for the best Italian restaurants weren’t hard to choose, because each of these offer something completely different, yet holds to its inherent taste and quality of fine, Italian dining.
Pasta Da Pulcinella
1123 Peachtree Walk N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 876-1114
www.pastadapulcinella.com

Nestled in a quaint community in Midtown, this deluxe restaurant hosts not only romantic nights in, but groups, and private parties, and other events. Modeled after the 17th century Commedia dell’ Arte, the venue reflects their utmost perfection in creation of food, customer service, and complete dining experience. Local Chef Bibbiano is the key to the restaurants dishes, and has been serving the Atlanta area since 1994.

Alfredo’s Italian Restaurant
1989 Cheshire Bridge Road
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 876-1380
www.alfredosatlanta.com

This favorite spot amongst local customers has been serving authentic Italian dishes for over 35 years. In a recent Zagat survey, it is also coveted as one of the top 1,000 Italian restaurants in the United States. Best known for their veal dishes, and a classic known as “The Godfather” (with a name like that, it has to live up to expectations), is veal made three different ways, all to your liking. With the restaurant mirroring it’s predecessor, reflecting the style and taste of Rome, this restaurant is a most-definite crowd pleaser.

Veni Vidi Vici
41 14th St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 875-8424
www.buckheadrestaurants.com

This deluxe, high-end restaurant, next to Symphony Hall is host to local chef, Jamie Adams, who brings his love of Italian cuisine to Veni. Adams, who lived in Italy and was taught by the local and best chef masters, brings his unique style and taste of some of Italy’s favorite and authentic dishes to a welcoming public. With numerous awards from such well-renowned food and drink publications and television shows, like Wine Spectator and The Food Network, this succulent restaurant is a crowd-pleaser. Make a reservation and get there early, because this popular place is in the sought after arts district.

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Sotto Sotto Restaurant
313 N. Highland Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 523-6678
www.urestaurants.net

This restaurant is one of the best Italian eats a local Atlantan will find, and their all-Italian wine list gives the Italian cuisine it’s distinct taste and flair. Chef Riccardo Ullio cooks up his favorite dishes from his childhood to perfected taste that newcomers and longtime customers are sure to return time and again. This Inman Park spot is a favorite among locals and visitors will be the go-to choice when wanting authentic Italian cuisine with an extensive Italian wine list. Sotto Sotto has also been granted best Italian restaurant by Bon Appetit, Atlanta Magazine, and CitySearch.

Pasta Vino
2391 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 231-4946
www.pastavinoatlanta.com

Since 1989, this has been an Atlanta favorite. Serving pizza, seafood, pasta, and house wines, this restaurant is a hit among everyone who enters it’s doors. The wait staff are long-term employees, and mostly recurring patrons know the staff and kitchen by name. As with any authentic Italian restaurant, the food is made from scratch with love, of course. Drop in today and see and taste for yourself.

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