Osteria Mattone

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75 Best Restaurants in Atlanta: Osteria Mattone
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Sister restaurant Table & Main gets more buzz, but these days we’re partial to Osteria Mattone. Co-owners and siblings Ryan and Daniel Pernice are ever-attentive and easy to spot—think the Property Brothers with beards. They imbue the cozy restaurant, housed in a bungalow in historic Roswell, with a familial vibe that feels as genuinely Italian as the menu’s Roman staples. Pasta options (including gluten-free ones) range from plump agnolotti di oxo (braised short rib—stuffed ravioli) to hearty tagliolini Bolognese. For lighter fare, go with the grilled branzino with broccolini and sweet-onion puree. Dividing the casual barroom from the white-tablecloth side is a partially enclosed tasting room, which showcases an award-winning, mostly Italian wine cellar—though our favorite spot is the covered front patio, where you can soak up Canton Street’s convivial energy. 1095 Canton Street, osteriamattone.com

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