La Grotta is the classic Italian restaurant that you should always have in your back pocket for when you get burnt out on places serving things like beet spaghetti or deconstructed carbonara. This Buckhead staple opened way back in 1978 and ever since, it’s been serving the Italian greatest hits, like their house tortellini, which is stuffed with onions, prosciutto, thyme, and mascarpone cheese, and covered in tomato sauce. If you don’t eat your whole body weight in pasta here, make sure to get the tiramisu too.
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Cafe Sunflower Buckhead
If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, or a meat-eater just looking for something different, head to Cafe Sunflower in Buckhead for some plant-based food.
Saltyard in Buckhead is a great group spot, with a menu of unique small plates and larger dishes designed for sharing.
Atlas in Buckhead is a high-end Southern restaurant inside the St. Regis that you should head to for your next special occasion.
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When you can’t decide between going out for pasta or a good steak, head to KR SteakBar in Peachtree Hills for both instead.
Gio’s Chicken Amalfitano
Gio's is a BYOB, family-style Italian place on the Westside where you should push a few tables together and bring together a big group.
Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante
Storico is one of our favorite spots for Italian, especially pasta, but you can also shop their Italian grocery and take pasta-making classes.
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Sotto Sotto is an Inman Park Italian spot that hasn’t changed since it opened almost 20 years ago, which is exactly why we like it.
Chops Lobster Bar
Chops Lobster Bar in Buckhead serves steaks and seafood without even the slightest air of cool, which is exactly what makes it’s great.
Mission + Market
Mission + Market in Buckhead is good for a celebratory meal, with a long wine list and a diverse menu that will please everyone.
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