Great restaurantI enjoyed my dinner. The server was attentive and friendly. He welcomed us warmly when we entered and really showed a desire to make our dining experience pleasant. This was my second time there and plan to return again.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood gemWhat a pleasure to have a quality neighborhood restaurant! Great food, wonderful atmosphere friendly service - what more could you ask for?!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian Food Outside Italy!As Italians, it's difficult for us to find a great Italian restaurant, but Carbonara Trattoria is that place!! The dishes are authentic, the service is impeccable, the owner/staff are friendly and the atmosphere is great! Locals are lucky to have such a neighborhood destination for great Italian food and folks from surrounding areas would be wise to check it out. It surely will become a favorite dining spot!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWow food!Ask Rifik or any waiter what to order, you will leave as one very HAPPY customer. Great food, spectacular fish & pasta.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentic Italian Food in Dunwoody!Carbonara Trattoria has become our favorite Italian restaurant outside Italy. You just can't get anything better in the greater Atlanta area as far as the authenticity of the food is concerned, and some dishes we've only eaten previously in Italy! We recently hosted a a large group of friends at a surprise dinner party there and were thrilled at the way the evening turned out. Everyone raved about the food/wine, atmosphere, service and friendliness of the owner and his staff. Since then, a number of them have returned to Carbonara for dinner and continue to rave about it. We've made it our "go-to" spot for a reason: it's the best!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Neighborhood ItalianCarbonara Trattoria is a fabulous neighborhood Italian restaurant. We try to visit this gem once a week and have always been very pleased with the service and the menu choices. We mostly enjoy the fresh fish and pasta dishes but the lamb chops are a treat as well. The owner is very charming, friendly and accommodating in every way. When it is not just the two of us, we dine with family and friends and this is our restaurant of choice.Top notch!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMVisiting the areaWe were looking for a quiet spot to enjoy some good food and each others company. The restaurant was perfect for an early evening meal.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWine list needs updatingWe started by asking for every wine NOT available on the list and the little promotional tent card. And told specials could not be split onto 2 plates. Then of course they did split as we asked and all was well. Food great. Good time with friends.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA hidden GEMWow, not sure what i was expecting, but this was incredible. The wine list was very well thought out. Thank you Ali.
The food was traditional southern YUMMY flair.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it!We go there often. The food is exceptional with a good array of choices, including things not seen in most eateries. Portion sizes are ample, not the overflow one often gets in traditional Italian restaurants. Sesserts are exceptional.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAs yet undiscoveredCarbonara is still a neighborhood joint -albeit a busy neighborhood joint on a Friday night- that has not yet been discovered and over-run by metroAtlanta. Unpretentious and food focused. I've been twice and the food is great. Really nice variety of simple, delicious Italian dishes done fantastically. We had the mussels and also pear and prosciutto salad for apps - yum! My boyfriend had a special request for the mussel sauce ("Boston style") which was done to perfection according to him. Then we had the spaghetti carbonara (GOTTA - it's the restaurant namesake!) and the risotto special - yum again! The bar looked like a good place to catch up with friends or get to know someone, like on 1st or 2nd date, with its hightop tables and couches.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMProbably the best carbonaraProbably the best carbonara I've had outside of Italy, and the rest of the food was excellent, too. This is a very nice location - would be good for a date or a special occassion, but not a destination by itself. The service is good, but clear these are college students trying very hard to please and not professional service. Overall, an excellent choice in Dunwoody, and one of the best Italian restaurants outside of downtown or Buckhead.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood& service was great! NiceFood& service was great! Nice wine list and relaxed atmosphere.
Nice mix of menu items and specials.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe owner greeted us as ifThe owner greeted us as if he has known us for years and guided us through the various menu options (even some that were not on the menu!). The salmon was excellent, wine delicious and service was great! We will definitely return!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy and charming!We had heard great things about this restaurant and were not disappointed. The owner is beyond charming and is very conscientious about what's happening in the restaurant. He made great suggestions and was very accommodating modifying recipes to suit our dietary needs and taste. Two of us wanted the Seafood Linguini Fra Diavolo but did not want the marinara sauce so it was cooked in white wine..it was delicious. The other dishes ordered were the Osso Buco and Lamb...both were very tasty...the veal was so tender and just fell off the bone. Sunday nite was half price on select bottles of wine...quite the deal at $13 a bottle. All in all we were very pleased and would go back in a heartbeat! Oh, did I mention the bread was scrumptious??!!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMVery attentive owner and waitstaff.Very attentive owner and waitstaff. Excellent carbonara. Will definitely go back to try other options as well.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific food! Wish moreTerrific food! Wish more people had been there on a Thursday evening.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe'll be regulars...We came to Carbonara for dinner on our 25th anniversary. What a good choice! The owner welcomes patrons, and leads the staff in service which is friendly and attentive but not intrusive. The menu offers traditional and interesting Italian options. I had that evening's special, a spinach ravioli with ricotta and walnuts, which was quite delicious. My husband enjoyed his pasta carbonara. There's a nice wine list. Since it was a special occasion, we treated ourselves to dessert - the tiramisu was excellent. Midweek, while business was steady with about half the tables occupied, it was pleasantly quiet. The location is convenient, tucked into a neighborhood shopping center. We will be back!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is very consistent andFood is very consistent and service this time much better. Prices are good. Go often!2/20/2013 12:00:00 AM