Storico Fresco has a lot going for it, like the mini Italian grocery store inside and pasta-making classes, but we’d still come here regularly without all that, because they serve some of our favorite pasta in the city. Start with the fried squash blossoms and get a few different pastas to share - the lasagna and cacio e pepe are both excellent. Grab a table on the patio to people watch and drink too much wine, and make sure you finish with the burnt ricotta pie with raspberry jam.
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There’s only one Shake Shack in Atlanta and it happens to have one of the best patios in Buckhead.
South City Kitchen Buckhead
For Southern food served in an upscale space, head to South City Kitchen in Buckhead, and try to get a table on their patio overlooking Peachtree.
Blue Ridge Grill
Blue Ridge Grill looks like an expensive ski lodge, with a seafood-leaning menu (with meat options), and is great for a group or a date.
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Fellini’s has seven locations around Atlanta, each of which stays open late for when nothing sounds better than a slice of their Sicilian pie.
BoccaLupo in Inman Park is the neighborhood spot that you wish was around the corner from your place, with great pasta, wine, and a cool bar.
Donetto in West Midtown is where you should go for a night out to eat Italian food and drink plenty of 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.
Atlas in Buckhead is a high-end Southern restaurant inside the St. Regis that you should head to for your next special occasion.
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.
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