Trattoria One 41

Johns Creek residents have been hoarding a secret from intowners. Open for more than three years, Trattoria One 41 serves some of the most satisfying trattoria-style Italian cooking around, but few people have even heard of it.

Executive chef Marc Sublette’s resume includes a stint as executive sous chef at the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group’s Pricci. Expect bombastic flavors: preserved lemon and Calabrian chiles tossed among smoky grilled octopus; veal chop, pounded but with the bone still attached, blanketed with herbaceous tomato sauce and a blend of cheeses; cannelloni stuffed with a lush melding of braised short rib, Gorgonzola, and béchamel.

Mildly provocative art spices up the simple space, and servers guide you knowledgeably through the mostly Italian wine list. Those mourning the recent loss of Duluth’s upscale Sia’s should investigate Trattoria One 41 as the nearest destination for a memorable evening out.