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Ecco Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://fifthgroup.com
  • Phone: (404) 347-9555
  • Hours of Operation: DINNER NIGHTLY
    Sun.-Thurs, 5:30-10pm
    Fri.-Sat., 5:30-11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Mediterranean, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Craig Richards
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Ecco is owned by Fifth Group Restaurants who also own Bold American Events & Catering. For more information on catering services, please visit http://boldamerican.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cypress Street
  • Public Transit: MARTA Arts Center Station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: MARTA Arts Center Station
A word from Ecco
Since being named a "Best New Restaurant in America" by Esquire in 2006, Ecco has quickly become one of Atlanta's, and the Southeast's, most recognized and renowned restaurants. The seasonal European menu tempts with delicious meat and cheese boards featuring a myriad of different selections, housemade pastas, authentic wood-fired pizzas and mouthwatering desserts. The restaurant also features an adventurous, nationally-recognized wine list representing both boutique and well-known European vinyards with many selections exclusive to Ecco.

Featuring award-winning design including an over-sized bar, a large, open-air patio and a breathtakingly beautiful main dining room, Ecco is completely unique, yet comfortable. Whether with a large party, enjoying a romantic dinner or simply having a bite at the bar, Ecco is sure to become one of your favorite Midtown neighborhood dining spots.

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Diner Reviews
  • "Menu was great, server was knowledgable and always around. Place is great looking and has free valet parking. Air conditioning was too cold - I mean freezing cold, blowing on our heads and hostess wouldn't adjust. She should have moved us to more comfortable seating. But she was the only thing wrong with this gem of a restaurant."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Recommend great atmosphere and knowledgeable staff"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Ecco always delivers. The pastas and apps are amazing. Love the location and I forget what a great little patio they have. Would love to return on a cooler night to enjoy it."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Wonderful!!! Will definitely come again. The truffles were DELISH!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the dining experience at Ecco. I managed to be an hour late for our reservation and the staff worked very well with to accommodate us! The wine selection is huge and the food was great! I will be back!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had one of the best servers ever this past week along with a wonderful dinner."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Grilled beets - superb. Burratta and peaches, excellent. Pasta, excellent. Pork special was very good, if a tad overlooked. Beautiful sauce with it. The bartender fixed a great sazerac and knew his stuff. Our waiter, Pablo, was very accommodating. We were not in a hurry, and he did not rush us. He knew the wines by the glass and recommended well."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The boquerones are a must to start with - cannot go wrong fried goat cheese with honey an black pepper. Delish! The grilled calamari was awesome - great wood grilled flavor. They also had this mortadella app - it was like a bologna quesadilla with a side of mostarda - fabulous! We also had the San marzano pizza which is perfectly done! Lamb cannelloni was our last dish and was so amazing! We were so full! But it was all so good!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Ask for Julie or Pablo and you will enjoy the attentive service coupled with the good food. We always enjoy our visits. All of the staff there pay close attention to you and your experience and will leave you satisfied."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Wonderful find; looking at the online menu doesn't do this restaurant justice. The service was excellent; our waiter was correct in each and every response/recommendation. The food was stellar, appetizers to desserts. Very nice wine selection, though would appreciate more wines by the glass. If I lived in Atlanta, I'd be eating here several times a year!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Love this place, always have a great experience every time I go"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My wife and I come here a few times a year. Goat cheese and honey balls as well as olive oil ice cream are our staples. We love everything about this place and can't wait for out next visit."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I walked into Ecco and to my surprise, it was beautiful, elegant, and deserving a prize. What a lovely space I thought (and I am hard to appease), but I knew I was sold when I ate the goat cheese. The wine list was daunting, my knowledge inferior. But the descriptions were illustrious matching the interior. My waitress Kristin knew her menu well, she made recommendations which were good I could tell. Next time I come I'd like to dine under the sky, because the grub is so good I think I could fly. Thank you dear Ecco for your attention and style, hoping I'll be back in less than a while. :)"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "So good, it put my wife into labor. Not kidding. Drinks (for me only) are well done. Parpadelle is a classic and steak was perfect"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "My wife and I decided to eat there instead of going to a show. It's very close proximity and had a great rating. Food was good and enjoyed the variety. The wait staff was fun and regularly checked on us. I would caution anyone that isn't an adventurous eater as there aren't many varieties of food options. We had the fish and it was so good and tasty. Enjoy.."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The menu changes frequently, but the flatiron steak that was on there was a real show-stopper. My lobster ragu pasta was also fantastic."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Amazing food and good value pricing for the exceptional quality of the ingredients. Manager took care of us initially as server was busy at a large table and talked us through the menu, made sure we had a drink and some nibbles. Pasta was so good we ordered a second plate! Very hospitable service in a buzzy atmosphere...highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My husband I were visiting Atlanta and Ecco was recommended to us to try for our anniversary dinner. They were very accomodating finding us a seat in the bar and then escorting us to,our table when it was ready. Zac, our waiter was very attentive and very polite. We had an amazing dinner and a wonderful experience at Ecco."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Fabulous restaurant with great service and awesome selection of charcuterie meats and cheeses. The food is similar as to eating on Mediterranean coast of France and Italy. Our waiter did not rush us, explained the menu well, and made sure everything was satisfactory. We visit Atlanta often and this might be our new favorite restaurant. A little hard to find because it is on a side street so use your GPS. Valet parking is behind the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I enjoyed my experience at Ecco. Initially I requested a booth, but after being seated in the bar area, away from the dining area I wish I hadn't. Our server was one of the bartenders so his attention was everywhere. The cured meat and cheese combo was delicious. Very few main dish options unless you're into pizza and pasta."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "As always, Ecco is a pleasure. Pablo and Julie are great to ask for and Andrea, as well as the other staff, are just awesome. We always enjoy the food and the service is second to none. Thanks, everyone!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The tuna carpaccio was unique but fantastic, quail was delicious and the pollock excellent."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great food on a special occasion. Service was very well prepared and excellent!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This is a great place if you like spicy Italian. It was good but selections were slim. I think overrated is a good way to describe the food.I had the flat steak and it was very spicy and friend had pork flat steak and it was also spicy. Side was an antichoke dish with some potatoes.. The artichokes had a tin can flavor to them.. not fresh at all. Some of the food coming to tables had a funky smell to them. Waiter was very attentive and spot on. It was a very busy night and the place was full. Lots of celebrations going on at the time. I spoke with someone who said the menu changes all the time so maybe it would be better with different food choices. The location was easy to get to and parking on street or valet was available."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Wanted a nice place to do a little carbing up before the Peachtree, and also someplace special to take our kids to celebrate their first ever Peachtree. We dined outside, with lovely (especially for July) weather. My wife, 10yo son & I shared the flat iron steak, the pappardelle, and the San Marzano pizza. Our 7yo daughter had the kid's pasta with red sauce. Everything was just fantastic. The wine was amazing, and dessert was truly special. We only get to come here a few times a year, and we're always sad that it's that rare every time we come. BTW, I do think this restaurant is kid friendly so long as your kids are able to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and are ok w/ more adult foods. If not, you may want to look elsewhere."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Must try the goat cheese balls...they are perfection!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Ecco was recommended by a friend. The service was great, the food overall was great, desserts were sizable and delicious. The fried goat cheese, artichoke fritters and proiscuitto flatbread were awesome! We would go again."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Enjoyed another great meal at Ecco, it's a favorite place that never disappoints. Love the fun signature cocktails. We shared a tasty cured meats and cheese platter and a wood fired pizza. Topped it off with the European pastries sampler - mini pastries that offered several different flavors - perfect size for sharing. Our reservation was early (6:30 pm). About six tables seated when we arrived but by the time we left, the restaurant was full and the energy level high. Because Ecco's decor has mostly hard surfaces, the noise level rises as it fills up. Bar area was hopping. It actually was quieter and felt more relaxed at the tables outside especially since it was a weekend night and traffic in Midtown Atlanta was light."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great meat and cheese selection, good portions, nice wine list and good space. Interesting scene at the bar on a Friday after wok too. I wish I would have been more hungry as the menu looked great. The service was polite and fast but lacked a bit of......je ne sais quoi. Ecco is in the rotation and we will be back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Has great food and service ... the prices are a bite high for the plates .. its a nice change but there are other restaurants with similar food for much cheaper prices"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This is the place if you enjoy "real" European food. Fresh baked bread with a crunchy crust and a soft interior. A charcuterie plate that is as it should be, meats sliced thin enough to read a newspaper through, cheeses with a flavor that compliments the meats as opposed to overwhelming them. A wait staff that does everything, they pay attention to the other tables, not just theirs. A chef that inspects every plate leaving the kitchen. A manager that not only will grab a plate and help serve, but also pays attention to what is going on in the dining room. A wine list divided between "old world" and "new world" which helps you quickly zero in on what you want to compliment your choice of meal. Can't miss."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We had an outstanding meal. The appetizers were create - always a creative twist to them. I'd highly recommend the deep fried goat cheese as well as the roasted beets appetizers. I had one of their pastas - again wth some unexpected but absolutely delicious twists. My husband had the flank steak. Part of it was a little overdone, but the rest of it was cooked beautifully. The manager was more than willing to give hi a new steak, but we declined. The rest of the meal was so good, a slightly overdone steak tip was forgiveble. By the way, the Hostess, Sheila. I an absolute hoot! She has so many funny stories, we were tempted to invite her to sit with us for the meal. GREAT personality!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food was excellent, service excellent. It was very loud, however."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Ecco never ceases to impress. The food is incredible - the Pappardelle is wonderful (my wife orders it each visit). Our new favorite appetizer is the Pancetta-Wrapped Dates. Our waitress, Laura, is the best, a complete pro. It is obvious Mark Wilson's stellar management at Ecco is why this a great place."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "but dinner menu is limited and not very exciting. Great bar for cocktails, charcuterie."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Power outages in the area caused the restaurant to fill with smoke because the oven wasn't venting. They still were able to serve us for a while but eventually closed up early. Otherwise a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "excellent experience at Ecco ! this was an important business dinner that I requested good table location. restaurant called to confirm reservation earlier in day and discussed table location options and put us in great location. experience was wonderful including food, wine, server and atmosphere. would definitely recommend and will be going back !"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Perfect for almost any occasion from a birthday celebration with friends to a romantic mid-week drink and tapas style dinner with your significant other. Excellent food and atmosphere. Consistently great each of the six times I've visited the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Ecco is one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta and Monday was another great night! I had a friend/coworker in from out of town who wanted to go to a 'great Atlanta restaurant', so naturally, brought him here for dinner and he loved as well! We had the best server, she was very passionate and gave excellent recommendations at each course from the beginning sharing to the wine. It was a great meal, great night."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We enjoyed another great dinner at Ecco! Food and service were excellent!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014