Floataway Cafe

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75 Best Restaurants in Atlanta: Floataway Cafe
Wood grilled octopus and chickpeas

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Mention Floataway Cafe to any in-the-know Atlantan and you’ll be met with lustful moans. Star chef-restaurateur Anne Quatrano’s airy little Mediterranean oasis, which for more than two decades has resided in an industrial complex near Emory, is so chic it could’ve opened yesterday. Under executive chef Travis Hawthorne, some dishes conjure Greece: fire-kissed tentacles of octopus curled around chickpeas and briny Castelvetrano olives. Others transport you to Italy: veal meatballs with stout casarecce noodles. The food is both timeless and current—just like Floataway itself. 1123 Zonolite Road, 404-892-1414, starprovisions.com/floataway-cafe

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