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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Next time you’re in Brookhaven, head to Haven for a Southern-inspired brunch or dinner.
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.
Chido & Padres
When you want to go out in Buckhead, but don’t really want to “go out in Buckhead,” head to Chido & Padres for tacos and margaritas.
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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.
Fritti in Inman Park has a big patio and an even bigger menu with over 25 different pizza options.
When you can’t decide between going out for pasta or a good steak, head to KR SteakBar in Peachtree Hills for both instead.
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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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