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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Chai Yo is an upscale Thai restaurant in Buckhead that’s perfect for a well-planned anniversary dinner, or an impromptu weeknight out.
Yebo Beach Haus
This unique spot in Buckhead is a beach house for half the year and a ski house for the other, serving South African-inspired dishes.
Seven Lamps might be technically in the Lenox Mall, but it’s worth braving traffic for the small plates and wine.
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With floor to ceiling windows and a menu of mostly Italian dishes, St. Cecilia in Buckhead is where you should bring a client or your parents.
Vero is a pizza place worth going out of your way for, whether you’re picking up or eating at this Brookhaven spot.
Nina & Rafi
Nina and Rafi is an Old Fourth Ward pizza spot with a menu of inventive specialty pies alongside the classics.
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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.
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.
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.
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