Azio Downtown
Azio Downtown

Azio Downtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aziodowntown.com/
  • Phone: 4042220808
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - close,; Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm - close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Zachary Smith
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: .
  • Private Party Contact: Kevin Kohler 4042220808

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Andrew Young International
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking garage directly across the street. Validated after 5pm.
A word from Azio Downtown
For more than a decade, Azio Downtown has established itself as a cornerstone to diners in the downtown area. They offer a contemporary interpretation of traditional Italian cuisine in a refined yet casual setting. Offering a stunning ambience, a vast selection of Italian fare and a reputation for great service, Azio Downtown is the perfect option for dining out downtown - lunch or dinner.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Azio Downtown reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (24)special occasion (15)great for lunch (14)neighborhood gem (13)fit for foodies (12)romantic (8)hot spot (6)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Yummy, Very good Margherita Pizza. Good alkeehol selection. Yummy, Great Pizza. Yummy, Great Pizza. Yummy, Great Pizza. Yummy, Great Pizza.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up to high expectations
    BoomerVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Being close to the hotel business hub, one has to be careful not to sacrifice quality with convenience. Azio turned out to be a great choice! The food was great as was the service. The cozy atmosphere sealed the deal too. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious pizza, wine and bread.
    beachlover7VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    This was My first time eating here an I had heard they have the best pizza. So I had to try it an it was the most delicious pizza ive ever had. It was the margarita pizza. The glass of red wine was perfect. I dont recall the name. Everyone there was very friendly an I told them I was n a hurry an I was in an out in about 25 minutes. Which was perfect. I will definitely go back every time I go down town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud
    Kirk
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The owner or manager sat myself and my young daughter in the bar when we first arrived. Table was dirty and did not feel it appropriate to sit in the bar area. Moved to dinning room where a large banquet was being held. No problem though. Food was great! Made up for first impression.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Almost there
    AtlantaTrip
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was very difficult to find with the address alone. Once there, the ambiance was amazing, but the empty room left us feeling like we made the wrong choice. The service was average. I asked for a wine pairing and wasn't very confident with the response I was given. Food was quick and amazing. I had high expectations/hopes after a great website, menu, location, and ambiance. Howe we, I felt the overall experience was just ok and that I had paid way too much for the average experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian, Great Price downtown
    dboceanhammock
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were visiting Atlanta for a wedding and there were ten of us who needed to go to dinner. We checked Open Table for a few and a lot were booked but this had 4 stars and had openings. The food was very very good. One of our friends had the Calamari and said it was one of the best preparations of Calamari he has ever had. Another had the spaghetti and meatballs, a huge portion, two people could have had it. The chicken marsala was a hit. The only thing I didn't quite care for was the Carpacci0. Its was only $10.95 and I should have known from that it might not have been prime meat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant for businessMeeting
    JAGJR
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    there were four of us for lunch and, boy, was it crowded and noisy. The service was okay and the food was average, however, the service was good and we received our meals quickly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian food in downtown ATL
    Takefive
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Azio has a great menu with many interesting and unique items. the pastas are great, as are the pizzas and meat dishes. The veal azio is a unique combination of fresh vegetables and cheese with very tender. My son is an aficionado of hard core red sauce Boston North end pasta dishes and they easily satisfied him with their pasta bolognese. this restaurant is highly recommended in downtown Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why have I not eaten here before!
    Hungrytraveler
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I come to Atlanta 2-3x a year and have passed by the tinted windows of Azio nearly every time. So when I visited town with my two grown daughters on a very crowded weekend, I did not think of this restaurant when I searched for somewhere on OpenTable that had seats and reasonable prices. We were very happy with the results. Both of my daughters' pasta choices were gigantic and delicious. My pizza was wonderful. We will recommend it highly going forward. Very attentive and charming service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    vbteach2
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I love to eat here. I come to Atlanta every year for vacation, and I always make sure I eat here. The service is great, but the food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Went two nights in a row with customers. Very busy with show in town, but service was prompt and friendly. Food very good and great choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the hype
    GugliMugli
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Visited restaurant for business dinner. Had reservations and were seated promptly. Server was terrible, inattentive and was too busy bad mouthing other patrons while standing in the middle area. I can read lips. The idea for the restaurant is right, but our server failed in execution. Food portions were big, taste was adequate. Our guests expressed a better experience at Pizza Hut!! If casual dining, no attention to detail is the order for the day - you will enjoy Azio.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    BigDaddyG
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This is probably my favorite place to have lunch. Working downtown for the past 10 years, this is always my first choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JunebugVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Either the chefs had a bad day, the waiter was having a bad day, we picked a bad day and/or the previous reviewers were wrong. Was not a good choice.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Our waiter Joey was awesome. He made the evening. Food was very good and would definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Sub Par Service
    HungryinatlVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We went during a busy market time, we had a reservation and were seated within 5 minutes of arrival. However, we waited 20 minutes to be acknowledged by a waiter who simply asked if we were doing OK. When I told him that we weren't sure if we had a waiter, he began to become very condescending and saccharine in the way he spoke to us. He gave us the specials and recommendations and when I told him that one sounded good, but that I needed shrimp only and not the chicken that it usually came with as well, he assured me that was no problem. I am not sure why I was shocked when it arrived with both shrimp and chicken! I sent it back and was given a replacement relatively quickly. However, there was no compensation made for the mistake!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great As Always
    lovetocoast
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I try to go to Azio every time I'm staying in downtown Atlanta for market. It's always wonderful! Our server, Henry, was great and the food was fantastic, as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food and Service
    ByrdVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We both had pizza, and they were very good. The portions are very large including the desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good italian downtown
    diningout
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We always dine at Azio when in Atlanta for Market. The food is very good and the service is fair for a busy restaurant. Very generous portions and good wine selection.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tricky finding it, but worthy
    Dbjone2
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    the entrance is actually on Andrew Young, so we were really glad our Open Table directions listed the cross street. This restaurant is huge, but the way it is divided feels very intimate. The interior is gorgeous, and the food and service match that. We had been eating out for two weeks in a row, and just wanted fairly predictable pasta. That said, My husband's Bolognese was really unique. He loved it! I ordered the pasta Florentine, and while it was good, it was kind of ordinary. The salad I ordered, on the other hand, was NOT ordinary! The Ensalada Tricolore was superb. Loved the light dressing. We also had calimari, and that was pretty interesting with spicy peppers included.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solidly good.
    Chris
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The food at Azio's was perfectly good. I had the pasta bolognese, and it was rich, not hugely memorable, but I was happy to eat it. This was a solid experience. Nothing to write home about, but they were able to accommodate a dinner for 12, and service was attentive and informative.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome find!
    mstev2232
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Azio Downtown was a great find. Excellent food in downtown location. Service was also excellent. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 423 reviews are from the Azio Downtown reviews archive.
  • Great pasta Specials!
    kallportVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The pasta specials are always exciting at Azio's. They always invent something that is tasty and loaded with extras, like shrimp, pork, mushrooms, etc. If you get a chance try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly and Delicious
    Christineg30
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    A group of us recently chose this restaurant for a dinner meeting while we were all in Atlanta for a conference. They gave us a large round table which made it easier for us to talk to one another during the meeting and our server was very attentive the entire time. We all got different entrees and they were all delicious. The portions were perfect and the deserts just set the experience off. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This place was awesome! A 3 girlfriends and I were in town on a get away trip, we found this place online and had noticed it while walking around the downtown area. Decided one night to go here for one of the girls' birthday. We made reservations, as we didn't know how busy it would be. We walked there as it wasn't far from our hotel, and lucky for us, it wasn't busy at all! We were seated right away and were given our choice of table :) Our waiter was extremely attentive, friendly and nice! The food and wine were very good and reasonably priced! I would definitely return to Azio Downtown again and would recommend to it friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pretty good
    happyfoodie
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Food wasn't the best but wasn't the worst. All of the food items that we ordered were pretty bland. But nice quiet place and great service!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a great find!
    phillyfamilyVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We took our three kids there for an unexpectedly late dinner, possibly expecting a disaster of a meal. Instead, the staff made it a wonderful experience! They found pens and paper for the kids to draw, they chatted with them when they finished eating ahead of us, and they brought them complimentary desserts...which made their night! Our food was superb (especially the bruschetta), and they had my favorite Zinfandel on the wine list.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vacation stop over
    woods
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    food, atmosphere was food noise level was high but only because of proms. waiter was upmost pleasant and attentive. great service.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was amazing
    BadServiceGoodFood
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food was really really good, but one thing that really messed everything for my experience was the fact that the entire time we were there the waiter only showed up one time throughout the entire meal and that was when he took our order. I had to get up and ask another waiter for a refill for my water several times. I also had to go up to another waiter to tell them I was ready to pay, but right when I did he came up for me to pay and tip. Needless to say he didn't receive much tip. The food was amazing and I would love to eat there again, but that waiter needs to be fired. I saw him time and time again go to every single table several times to see if they needed anything and refill their drinks and yet never even looked at my table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great as always!
    SouthernAgenda
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    I attend Americasmart several times a year and ALWAYS plan on at least one evening at AZIO. I can count on a nice glass of wine, a crisp wedge salad, and other wonderful fresh plates. Service is always friendly and knowledgeable. I was thrilled to find an easy way to make a reservation this trip too. Thanks Azio!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Our team celebrated Administrative Professional day by taking our Administrative Assistant to lunch. Azio's was an easy choice and they were readdy for us when we arrived for our reservation. The meal was delicious and we were in a quiet area so we could easily enjoy conversation. Our waiter was courteous and very attentive. Thanks
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very suprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This was my first time at Azio's Downtown. I have often seen it but just passed by. I decided to try it and was suprised. Alot of choices, the server made some suggestions and our order came quickly. The food was very good. I will be back to try somthing defferent.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Nancy
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The server was not knowledgeable, and not apologetic for serving the wrong wine and then double billing for the replacement. Food was ordinary at best. An Italian restaurant that doesn't serve cappucino. This place has gone downhill. Its only advantage is that it's close to the downtown hotels.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little disappointed...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I have heard about Azio forever and tried if for my son's birthday dinner. They seemed very unorganized, even from the moment we arrived. Waited 10 minutes to speak to someone...and there was only one party ahead of us. Waiter was running around like the evening was chaotic but the restaurant wasn't even half full. Made the evening a little uncomfortable. The food was average at best. Even the bread that was served as we were seated seemed very institutional. No flavor, pretty boring. Cool place, food and service are not worth the price. And it's not very expensive.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Maybe it was a bad night?
    DaveincincyVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Business dinner for 7 One person ordered the seafood pasta special and had to return it TWICE because the pasta was cold. To their credit, they comp'd dessert, but I still ended up paying for that entre
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently delicious
    deac84
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Azio's has been a favorite dining spot for our annual trip to the Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta. I love their pasta dishes and try a new one almost every year. The Spaghetti Rustica is one of my favorites, mixing a mildly spicy sausage with the red sauce and noodles. Great pizza and the chicken Marsala is to die for. Enjoy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great authentic Italian food
    Jerry
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    THis is authentic Italian food from someone who is full blooded Italian. The prices are quite reasonable and the service is good. Reservations not required, but I recommend making them just in case there is a big crowd.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and good service
    KMurphy
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We were in town for a conference 2 years ago and ate at Azio. We had a great experience then and decided to go back and it did not disappoint! Great Italian food and great ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, good food.
    Singer
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Our waiter at Azio's was great. He came to us right away and we received everything very quickly. The food was very good, reasonably priced. Our reservation was on Friday night at 5:45, the restaurant wasn't crowded at that time. Glad we went!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sweaty Server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    The food was good but service was very slow. The worst point was our server was sweating profusely. There was concern his sweat would drip in our food - yuck!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.