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IL Localino
IL Localino

IL Localino Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://illocalino.com/
  • Phone: (404) 222-0650
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Chef Giovanni
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: ll Localino is available for your catering needs. Please call Gale to discuss - 404-222-0650.
  • Entertainment: Early in the evening, enjoy the sounds of Sinatra, Buble, Pavaratti and more. Then, as the evening progresses, Il Localino changes the mood to include disco, salsa, and current favorites. Don't be surprised if the music isn't the only surprise! Il Localino strives to make each dining experience unique and memorable.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Il Localino is known for it's ability to provide memorable Special Events. We will help you entertain your guests at a level that will exceed everyone's expectations. For planning help ... Gale 404-222-0650

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Colquitt ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Il Localino provides complimentary valet parking for your convenience
A word from IL Localino
Il Localino, a charming family owned & operated Italian Restaurant. Delicious authentic food, fun atmosphere, & fabulous drinks!! The perfect spot for a casual dinner or a major celebration! Whether a romantic table for two, or a private party, Il Localino will exceed all of your dining expectations! Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Took a friends family who were visiting and wanted "authentic" Italian and not a chain. The atmosphere, music and food were good, appetizers were much better than my main course which was spaghetti and meatballs. The meatballs were tiny, like you'd find in spaghetti-o's, no joke. The meal was kind of pricey as well, $180 + tip for four. Overall, no complaints, it's a great little place to take a date or for some special occasion maybe...I'd definitely go back but it's not a place I'd put on a regular rotation."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I brought my family to Il Localino because I needed a place that served delicious Italian, that could accommodate a large group, and had a fun atmosphere. Localino had all that and they did not disappoint. My family loved the owners and staff because they made us feel welcome. My family also loved the decor and the music. Whimsical and familiar at the same time. Last but not least, the food was great. My family opted to order from the fixed price menu (choice of appetizer and entree, and dessert for $25). This was a great deal and it made ordering easy. I had a bite of everyone's meal, and it was all very good. I highly recommend this place if you want to have fun and feel at home eating a great meal."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Phenomenal restaurant! The service was some of the best I've ever had - felt very authentic and the gnocchi was even better than some I've had in Italy!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My family and I celebrated our two sons college graduation at Il Localino. We had a group of 10 and were accomodated very nicely. The service was very sepcial. The food is the best Italian I have ever had. This is our second visit to Il Localino and will be back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Il Localino is one of the best restaurants in Atlanta, and hands down the best Italian in the city. The food, atmosphere, and service are all amazing. It's a place where you always feel like a VIP; from the owner taking your order, to the serving staff's attention to detail. It's really fun to take out of towners to Il Localino, because it's always a unique experience with amazing food. I will say that it is a little on the expensive side, but for the food, service, and everything else that is Il Localino it is worth every penny."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Don't get downtown much anymore, but for over 15 years we've loved Il Localino. Another great dining experience. And thanks for the roses."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Giovanni and his wife, Gail are terrific hosts. Always so welcoming and especially accommodating to my 4 year old daughter, Mary. Plus the food is the closest thing these NYC transplants have found to home in ATL.."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. The owners are wonderful. It is the best italian food in Atlanta."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This place offers very attentive service. The staff ensures that your experience is as if you were part of the family. Very welcoming and friendly. Maybe better than family? :-)"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "If you don't feel like friends of the family within the first 20 minutes of entering this establishment, then you've just got bad aura! Beyond the food being very good, rustic Italian comfort food - the ambience is incredible. Celebrated my birthday on my first visit & had so much fun I didn't want to leave. The food is of the highest quality & the service is without exception. Can't decide? They'll make you an appetizer sized portion of the entree. The double baked whole red snapper is to-die-for! Crispy on the outside, perfectly flakey on the inside. The osso bucco is melt in your mouth tender! But more than anything it's Giovanni & Gayle who treat each patron like a houseguest that makes the whole thing work spectacularly! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This is about our fifth time to eat at Localino over the last 12 years. We are from out of town. But each time we are glad we went back. The food is outstanding and service is what you would expect at a top line restaurant. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We loved everything about our experience! The food was as beautiful as it was delicious ... The Whole Snapper was amazing! The music was fun and lively and we just loved the whole vibe! We will return as soon as possible"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The late-night atmosphere at IL Localino is great fun, with patrons wearing crazy hats and dancing at tables to disco music. The food reflects the family-style Italian cooking the restaurant promotes. The evening was enjoyed by everyone, until the bill arrived. The tab seemed extremely large for what our group ordered, and the receipt was illegibly hand written with printed copies apparently not available. Rather than fight it, we paid and left feeling it was particularly expensive and our mood had been soured by the departure. Following this I was told by others that the restaurant has a reputation for sneaking a few extra items onto the tab. So, while worth a visit best be prepared to check the bill thoroughly."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Service was good, and the food was fine, though the wine list seemed way overpriced. The issue -- and maybe we are squares -- is that the music, a combination of ABBA, Donna Summers and similar songs, was way too loud and distracted from the meal. Accordingly, I cannot recommend this restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Food & service were very good. We had a party of 6 for Mother's Day and really appreciated the rose treat and homey atmosphere. The Moms were pleased until the disco lights.....the juxtaposition of tablecloth, roses, wine and an environment where conversation is possible with the sudden loud music and lights was definitely novel and fun. However, we had an epileptic person in our party, and the lights caused seizures, and we had to depart suddenly. If we'd known, we would have chosen a different restaurant. Overall, a decent experience, but unfortunately dangerous for one of our guests. The energy was great, but we would recommend making the lights float slowly rather than flash to achieve the same effect without endangering health."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Always such a great time, great food, great people and great music. As Giovanni would say, "Unbelievable!""
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Had a fabulous early dinner before a show at Horizon. Our party of 4 couldn't have been more pleased. Great Service, even better food! The owner was extremely personable, friendly and a gracious host. Veal shank was one of the best ever!! We will definitively return."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Excellent service. Party atmosphere. Fine, relaxed dining. Like you are having dinner with the wait staff and chef. Very fun evening and the food is awesome! Little pricey on the "extras" but with it! Have been there 3 times and will be back. Love, Laura (and the chef called me ms universe and said he would never forget my name. Awe!). "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "A must go for any occasion. Very welcoming, feels like home "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "It was great,we had not been there in quite some time but it is still has good atmosphere and food. The staff was so helpful and made our visit very enjoyable. There were 9 of us with two small children and the staff was very good with them. Looking forward to going back soon. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went here for Mother's Day and were seriously disappointed. They clearly did not anticipate our reservation. We were four people squeezed into a round table meant for two people. They ran out of high chairs. And, our table was in the overflow-overflow room in the WAY back of the restaurant that is not typically used for dining. I would have preferred that their restaurant reflected no open tables so that we could have gone somewhere else. While the food was good, the whole experience ruined it. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My mother's favorite restaurant when she me in visits Atlanta. So it was an easy choice for Mother's Day. Exceptional special menu meal of Veal Scalopinni and just a wonderful fun time!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I love Il Localino. The food is always fabulous. Giovani and his staff of servers are always warm and welcoming. I cannot resist this restaurant, even if the disco music can be a little too loud at times."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Quirky, neighborhood Italian restaurant serves up first Italian food in an entertaining atmosphere. Perfect for families and good for dates. This little gem puts a smile on my face!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Friday night is difficult to get around Atlanta but as always the drive is worth the trip downtown. This is a wonderful place when all the significant old Atlanta restaurants that are now gone, this one remains. Fabulous good, excellent service and service manners and graciousness that you can no longer find in most of Atlanta. Thanks for the disco fun, hats, music and total fun atmosphere. Grazie!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Hands down the best place to have a birthday celebration!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Had a great time at this restaurant. The service was top-notch, lots of extras - bread, olives, sorbet and lemoncillo in between courses. Our server was excellent, the music even got festive around 9pm and they handed out hats for patrons to wear, very fun. The food is excellent, a nice selection of traditional and special italian - northern and southern."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "First time to il Localino and it will not be our last. We had eight in our group. We went on a Monday night for a 6:30 p.m. reservation and the place was pretty much ours. For an Easter Monday you have to assume people are still eating the ham and turkey from Easter Sunday, are still out on vacation and not thinking about a dinner out. Bill for the evening of 8, with tip, was $475...included bottles of sparkling and flat water, a nice bottle of wine and more food than you can imagine. We had the cheese carving, appetizers, desserts,coffee, fruit (traditional Italian) and the main dishes. They provided "samplers" of meatballs, plates of olives and peppers and pasta. The food kept coming. Very satisfied with the entire experience."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Enjoyed th Lobster special (6lb split for two) and it was perfect with a very tasty campagne sauce and the wine pairing that Marco suggested was excellent. I have eaten at Il Localino many times and each experience has been wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great restaurant with great ambience! The owner and his wife make you feel like you are their guests. The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is fun!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "So much fun, is the best way to describe this locally owned gem. And the food's pretty good as well. The owners are always in the restaurant and are actively involved in the dining experience. This is evident in the quality of the food and the service. You have to try this spot..."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "As my 6yr old son says. You are always treated like king at IL Localino. Service and food are outstanding."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This was our first time to visit Il Localino. We were celebrating my daughter's birthday with 3 generations of our family. Giovanni and his staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and to make my daughter feel special. Not only was the good terrific (we are an Italian family, and we know Italian food) but we had a great time with lots of laughs. Many thanks to Giovanni and his staff."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "There is no other place like this in the city! Atlanta is blessed to have such an awesome place like this! The food is the most authentic I have ever had ! This place must NOT be missed. Plan on having a blast with the best food and the best service."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had an incredible experience. Thanks, Giovanni and staff!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We ate at Il Localino as part of Inman Park Restaurant week. It was fantastic. A fun atmosphere and wonderful food. We really felt at home even though it was our first time there."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We live in the neighborhood but had not been here. It is great fun! The food is delicious and you are made to feel like you are family! Giovanni is quite a character, bringing us after dinner drinks and parmesan on the house! Very romantic spot!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "What a neighborhood gem in the Poncey-Highlands / L5P area. I had the beef medallions and my wife had the Chicken Piccata. Both were fantastic! I was especially impressed with the beef. As for service, you won't find a more attentive and friendly staff. We had a wonderful evening and it made for a special night out for my wife and I."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Excellent food and service in a wonderful ambience"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Food, atmosphere, good times but plan to stay late so a not to miss the singing and dancing in the isles."
    Dined on 3/15/2014