Italian

Ippolito’s

350 Town Center Avenue, Suwanee, GA, 30024

678-985-4377

At this family-friendly, bustling operation, satisfying pizza and pasta are served in great big portions.

Website: http://ippolitos.net/home.html

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KR SteakBar

349 Peachtree Hills Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30305

404-841-8820

Glancing through the menu, you’ll see the restaurant’s name is a bit of a misnomer: There’s much more emphasis on pastas, charcuterie, and Italian-themed small plates than there is on beef.

Website: http://www.krsteakbar.com/

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La Grotta

2637 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305

404-231-1368

Long live the silken veal dishes and elegant pasta of a standby you can trust when white truffle season is at its peak or when you want a beef dish cooked in Barolo.

Website: http://lagrottaatlanta.com

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La Pietra Cucina

1545 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309

404-888-8709

Atlanta native Bruce Logue cooks a soulful, progressive brand of Italian cuisine, and his pastas are the culinary version of Cinema Paradiso.

Website: http://lapietracucina.com

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La Strada

2930 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA, 30062

770-640-7008

Congenial and fun trattoria with excellent menu of old-school Italian favorites.

Website: http://lastradainc.com

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La Tagliatella

933 Peachtree Street Northeast #919, Atlanta, GA, 30309

678-608-3188

If nothing else, the first two U.S. locations- of this Spanish-owned Italian restaurant chain—in Midtown’s Shops of Metropolis and the Emory Point complex—astonish with their design.

Website: http://latagliatella.us/

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La Tavola

992 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30306

404-873-5430

Neighborhood hangout. Date night staple. Solo dining haven. If you are looking for a great glass of wine and a plate of pasta, you’ll find it at this multi-purpose Virginia-­Highland trattoria.

Website: http://latavolatrattoria.com

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Nino’s

1931 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA, 30324

404-874-6505

Everyone eventually succumbs to the magic of this old-timer, a busy, noisy ristorante that has kept the public’s favor since 1968. Bresaola and escargot have appeared on the menu alongside classics like lasagna al forno.

Website: http://ninosatlanta.com

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No. 246

129 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA, 30030

678-399-8246

This instant Decatur hit serves familiar Italian flavors in swanky, loud digs. To experience the kitchen at its most ambitious, book the chef’s counter­, which seats at 6:30 and 9 p.m. and offers a five-course tasting menu.

Website: http://www.no246.com/

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Noni’s Italian Bar and Deli

357 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30312

404-343-1808

Italian beers on draft, classic cocktails, pasta combos, and distinctive sandwiches are served in two boldly designed rooms that become a late-night dance party on weekends.

Website: http://nonisdeli.com

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Osteria Mattone

1095 Canton Street, Roswell, GA, 30075

678-878-3378

Before Roswell native Ryan Pernice opened his first restaurant, Southern smash hit Table & Main, he worked at Maialino, a Roman-style trattoria in Manhattan opened by superstar restaurateur Danny Meyer.

Website: http://osteriamattone.com

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Pasta da Pulcinella

1123 Peachtree Walk, Atlanta, GA, 30309

404-876-1114

This renovated 1930s bungalow offers regional Italian food crossed with New American ideas. The signature pastas still satisfy most. Try the pizzocheri coi rapini, buckwheat pasta tossed with sauteed rapini and shiitake mushrooms.

Website: http://pastadapulcinella.com

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Piola

1080 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309

404-249-7019

With a menu that lists more than fifty variations of pizza, you can go traditional, retro, or choose from among ten white pizzas. Stop by on the twenty-ninth of each month when the restaurant serves all-you-can-eat gnocchi.

Website: http://www.piola.it/

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Pricci

500 Pharr Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305

404-237-2941

Chef Piero Premoli, who came on board in 2005, has turned this Buckhead Life favorite into a destination again. Keep an eye out for his special regional Italian menus, posted on the restaurant’s website.

Website: http://buckheadrestaurants.com/pricci

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Sapori di Napoli

314 Church Street, Decatur, GA, 30030

404-371-0001

Neapolitan pizza is the house specialty at the informal restaurant that brothers Ambrogio and Daniele Florio created as a beacon of Southern Italian authenticity.

Website: http://saporidinapolipizzeria.com/

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Sotto Sotto

313 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30307

404-523-6678

Here’s the key to a memorable meal: Share a generous spread of pastas and risottos. Most of the dishes can be ordered in appetizer-sized half portions, all the better for sampling.

Website: http://urestaurants.com/

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Sotto Sotto

313 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30307

404-523-6678

Here’s the key to a memorable meal: Share a generous spread of pastas and risottos. Most of the dishes can be ordered in appetizer-sized half portions, all the better for sampling.

Website: http://urestaurants.com/

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STG Trattoria

102 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305

404-844-2879

What a casual, welcome departure for the Buckhead restaurant scene. Brian Lewis, owner of Westside’s Bocado, brings modern Italian dining to a redeveloped shopping center next to the St. Regis Atlanta.

Website: http://stgtrattoria.com/

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