Caffe Fortunato
Caffe Fortunato
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Caffe Fortunato

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: 7709511394
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 211:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Justin Cox
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We will try and accommodate anything we can!!!
  • Entertainment: Live music with Sal Gentile and the trio of stand up bass,drums and electric guitar very soft!!!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Papermill Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in outfront lot.
A word from Caffe Fortunato
Fine dining casual elegance in East Cobb, exceptional authentic Italian fare, fully stocked bar, hand crafted pizzas, fresh fish, veal , homemade pasta daily!! also live trio music on wed. and Saturday"s!!!
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Caffe Fortunato reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Food was very good and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Food was very good and service is much much better than Paper Mill Grill next door. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seated at 7:15. Food finally
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Seated at 7:15. Food finally served at 9:00. Restaurant ran out of bread. Server disappeared.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love Caffe Fortunato.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    We love Caffe Fortunato. Great Italian food in a classy atmosphere. Back deck is a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sat ouside on the deck at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    Sat ouside on the deck at this reasonably priced East Cobb Italian. Had the pizza which was very good. Decent wine list. Great little relaxed neighborhood restaurant. Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Where's the wine??
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    Food is very good but the wine list is a big problem! They never have the wine that's on the menu...they are always "out" Poor server was so embarrassed because they didn't have 3 of the bottles we chose and we had brought guests! This has happened several times before - just no excuse not to be stocked for the weekend. Perhaps they need to make a new menu and have less choices but make sure they are in stock! We will not be returning for a while! Our guests thought it was such a shame and it spoiled an otherwise good dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too noisy and the servcice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    Too noisy and the servcice was slow. The waiter was new and not well trained. The kitchen was out of one of the dishes off the menu.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Risotto special, $22 for one cup!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    What a joke! Of the four of us ordering dinner, one dish was refused after the first bite and the other three dishes were hardly touched. No one even asked what the problem was. So, had someone cared here's our complaints. The pasta was chewy, not al dente, the risotto was way over cooked and the pizza was doughy. The portions are way too small for the $$'s charged. The biggest laugh.....the risotto special of shrimp and asparagus was $22 for a one cup serving. The pizza was brought out five minutes before the rest of our meals and having an 8:00 seating it took over an hour before any food the delivered! Okay, I have vented. Not going back EVER!!!!!
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  • Great food, great time!!
    HeleneM
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    The restaurant was great. Vibrant scene. A little loud so come with a party of 4 no more. The baked cheese in a pan was unbelievable. A must try and my husband said his ciopinno was better than what he had at Pricci 3 weeks ago. They also have pizza, salads, sandwiches and other main dishes which sounded great, just a little different from it average menu. Dessert was only 2 choices so we didn't have any. Server was nice, low key and the food came all at once, very timely and hot!! We will definitely go again soon. Prices are reasonable as well. Dinner, drinks and appetizers cost less than $60 for two if us. Check it out. You'd never even know its there!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went on Valentines Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    We went on Valentines Day for dinner. Food was great, atmosphere was good, service was good, timeliness of food was way OFF. They had a special menu for V-Day but it need to explain your choices better. Severs were way to busy to explain in detail. Overall it was a good time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food quality has suffered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    Food quality has suffered over the past year. Used to have great salads, now its basically iceberg. Cesear salad has become a gloppy mess. Why bother? Entrees are inconsistent and so-so in taste. Pastas are over-cooked. Often out of wine chosen. I really enjoyed how it used to be. It was definitely a better quality addition to the neighborhood. Hope they try to step it up again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service (our waitress)
    JeffreyVIP
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    The service (our waitress) was absolutely impeccable. The food was good, but expensive on the price to value meter, just like the other restaurant sharing this shopping complex.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent. Service
    foodie
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    Food was excellent. Service a little bit slow, but it was a busy Friday nite. Wine and food was reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We made the online reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/2/2012
    We made the online reservation for open table, and received a confirmation order number. But when I showed up with my party of 8, we found they are not open on Mondays. This should have been noted on the reservation, and we should have nor received a confirmation. We had to go somewhere else.
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  • From Awesome to kinda Tacky
    DMN27VIP
    Dined on 12/26/2011
    Several of my favorites have been removed from the menu. This past visit they had no shrimp so any menu items with shrimp were out. They were also out of beef carpachio. More disappointing was the direction the place seems to be going in: No manager (or host/hostess), change in music from elegant to top 40, and WORST of all the private room in the back that I've used several times has been replaced with a GAME ROOM?!! This was a neighborhood gem that my family and I visited weekly. We will go back as long as the food is good, but certainly less than we used to. I hope this doesn't turn into Chuck E Cheese...
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  • Food was excellent (although
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 12/9/2011
    Food was excellent (although a little under-seasoned). Noise was signficant impediment for conversation. Sevice was great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food!
    ATLJohn
    Dined on 11/5/2011
    When you go to La Fortunato bring your appetite! The food was wonderful. But also bring a flashlight. The atmosphere is great but a little too dark to read the menu. Service was good and we'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • while had been happy dining
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2011
    while had been happy dining there on weekdays, weekend was a disaster. first off, far too noisy. we had to move our entire table about twenty feet away from a large noisy party. better but not good. Can't remember when we've complained about something and had that complaint ignored. new dish on the menu, their version of shrimp and grits. arrived with all of four shrimp and cold grits. sent it back, and told manager that we had ordered it for dinner, not an appetizer. returned with the grits (technically, polenta) warm, flavorless, and still a tiny portion. Others sent back cold soup and cold fish. Salads were tasty but also tiny.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, could be great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/15/2011
    Cafe Fortunato is a really nice new addition to the growing stable of East Cobb restaurants. We have dined at CF several times and were impressed by the space, ambiance, service and initially the food. The last few visits the CF menu has been in "transition", which translated each time into CF being out of several items on both the apps and entree menu. These visits were probably 6 weeks apart and the same thing happened each time and each time the reason giving was the menu was in "transition". That would be OK I suppose if something was offered instead but each time there was nothing else offered. We are looking forward to when the transition is complete and we can give another star for the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Untrained staff and poor management
    KatieB
    Dined on 10/7/2011
    Untrained staff and poor management. The food was good, but not good enough to have had such poor service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is one of the best Italian
    Marcia
    Dined on 8/13/2011
    This is one of the best Italian restaurants that has opened in Atlanta in the last few years. The food is really delicious and inventive, the atmosphere is inviting and warm. It's as wonderful on a week night as it is on a Saturday night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They don't have a kids menu,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/10/2011
    They don't have a kids menu, which isn't good, but the chef did a good job of creating something kid friendly
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our second visit
    harmony
    Dined on 8/6/2011
    This was our second visit and the food was just as fabulous as the first time and the service even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best feature is you can get
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/5/2011
    Best feature is you can get in and seated without a wait. The service is friendly. The food is a little uneven. The homemade pasta is great but sauce / meatballs somewhat salty. We had the pizza twice --- once very good but the other time not so much? At times the air conditioner is not high enough and the music is always annoying --- the noise level detracts from the experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service is the best, they
    TOMMARIETTA
    Dined on 7/20/2011
    The service is the best, they try very hard to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Our waiter was relaxed, attentive and not overbearing. I think they are trying to make a presence in E Cobb. The only small negatives are my son's Orachette was slightly overcooked, we like al dente. The other point is no Lenonchello??? This is an Italian place, they should have a bunch of it somewhere. Overall a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it was so cozy sitting at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/16/2011
    it was so cozy sitting at the terrace, with friend's chatting and great food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/9/2011
    A really great casual dining experience. Management is very friendly. We have eaten there several times and the food is consistently excellent. One of guests described the veal as the best they have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ENTREES VERY GOOD BUT NOT SERVICE.
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2011
    The entrees we had were wonderful - chicken and veal. The veal and chicken were tender and had a great sauce. The ricotta cheesecake was a ripoff - $7.00? for a tiny tiny piece and it had no flavor and they put 3 blueberries on a plate with it and 1/8th of a strawberry. The restaurant had people dining but not crowded but the service was very rushed by the waitress. We each had a piece of bread with butter and the waitress without asking took our plates and silverware away. We then asked for more bread and she brought it without silverware or plates. We had to ask her to bring the silverware and plates. She kept removing our plates without asking constantly and rushing us through the meal so that part was not enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • This was the 1st time I've
    DMN27VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2011
    This was the 1st time I've had anything negative to say after many visits. The food was, as always, excellent. The service... was not what I've come to expect. Some of the issues (how long a wait from order to getting food) I can probably attribute to my large party (13 people). However, the kids food coming out after all the adults were served, forgetting several of their sides or having to ask the manager to take a drink order after we had already gotten our appetizers was definitely a service issue. I had not seen our waitress before - so maybe she was new, but if so never said so. In any case, the food was still great so I'll definitely be back but probably request a different server. They were busier than I've seen which is good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • no chocolate desserts! Other
    repeatcustomerVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2011
    no chocolate desserts! Other than that, the menu was good, the food tasty, and the service fine.. The cheese bread was memorable. our waiter, Diogo, was particularly lovely, which he confirmed when he called to report I'd left my credit card there, and would not take a tip.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique ambiance and great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    Unique ambiance and great outdoor patio in the back. Service was great. Pasta dishes on the bland side. On the expensive side for what you get. Salads way to small for the price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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  • Ashly the waitress was outstanding
    Timothy
    Dined on 5/1/2011
    Ashly the waitress was outstanding and provided excellent recommendations. William the manager was also attentive and helpful. We will definately return on our next trip back to FL.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A fun find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/17/2011
    Traveling through Atlanta, staying on I75. The 10 minute drive to this excellent restaurant was well worth it! And a fun, scenic drive. Food was very good, waiter helpful and fun and had a nice chat with mgr. (owner?) when he came to the table. A little noisy, but would go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Really great food, I had a
    thadsterVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2011
    Really great food, I had a pasta with a lamb ragu which was one of the best things I've had in a very long time. The deck is beautiful and a great place to dine. Service left a bit to be desired. The server seemed to be a bit overwhelmed and it didn't appear that she had much support from either the front or the back of the house. Still, a great find and it has the potential to be a terrific local italian bistro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food but noisy and pricey
    Ecmomtg
    Dined on 4/15/2011
    The food was excellent, but pricey. The dishes were skimpy except for The pizzas. Also thought the menu was very limited in choices. It is really noisy. You have to speak loudly to be heard by others at your table. Own table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local Italian Gem
    DMN27VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2011
    Caffe Fortunato was awesome from the minute we walked in the door until the minute we left. We were greeted by a very pleasant hostess and seated by the manager. When we mentioned that our child (6 yrs old) had food allergies to eggs, nuts, and dairy our waitress summoned the chef. Between the two of them they helped us chose a menu not just for our son but us as well. The chef made a custom meal for my son - ribs (which were an appetizer on the menu) and grilled chicken and veggies that he created just for him. My son cleaned his plate - which he rarely ever does. As parents of a kid with allergies and who is picky to begin with we were thrilled. Our meals were great as well. We will definitely be back to this great Italian rest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Service was earnest but slow.
    NB1140VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2011
    Service was earnest but slow. Price incommensurate with portions, especially on second plates - right now its pretty basic neighborhood Italian at Buckhead prices. Pasta and starters much better (and much better value) than second plates. Nice job on the design and decoration of the space.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'll give it one more chance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    Reservation was for 7:45pm We were seated around 8:30-8:45 served dinner around 9:30 They seemed a bit our of control. Several large groups who apparently had a 6:30 reservation showed up at 7:30. The place is very noisy (beyond energetic) Hard to carry on conversation without yelling. This was my second time there....they don't appear to be organized. What keeps me going back is that the food is outstanding and I keep hoping they will get their act together. I'll give it one more chance but 3 strikes and they are out.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very noisy. Service was not
    SonnyStan
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    Very noisy. Service was not very organized. Fair at best. Food was good, but as a Sandy Springs resident there are better choices closer to home. Thought it would be more upscale. Food is a cut above a neighborhood restaurant, but ambiance is not. Not good for families either. Probably will not go back
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They have enlarged the space
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/5/2011
    They have enlarged the space and the noise level is now overwhelming - to top it off they had a trio playing that night that contributed to the cacauphony - too bad, it was a neighborood gem - most dishes are very well done - great pizza - service needs tweeking.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great new addition to the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/4/2011
    A great new addition to the neighborhood, everybody greets you with great smile that you feel home, service is very friendly they treat you like family , there is something in the menu for the whole family with great Italian taste, pizzas,salads, Italian meets, pastas and lets don`t forget Tiramisu and cannelloni for dessert, great Italian wine selection and beer on tap,there is something for everybody in this nice restaurant that the whole neighborhood is talking about; with nice live Jazz music and New York stile restaurant setup you`r feel like dining in New York without living you back yard.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic