IL Localino
IL Localino

IL Localino

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://illocalino.com/
  • Phone: 4042220650
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • 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: 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!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
IL Localino reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (46)special occasion (40)good for groups (33)romantic (23)fit for foodies (21)notable wine list (21)hot spot (12)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (3)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Best Italian Food in Atlanta
    Chrissyopia
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    If you are a foodie this is a restaurant for you. The food is excellent. I highly recommend the cheese and olives to start. The salmon with the champagne and mushroom sauce is delicious. Their pasta dishes are fantastic. Bolognese sauce is authentic and delicious. Expect the best service, the wait staff will treat you like royalty. Gail the owner is delightful, warm and friendly. Wish they had more than one restaurant in the Atlanta area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Something different
    SKassisVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It was a very special and fun night at Il Localino! Giovanni was the best host ever! Food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous...
    Bostonpup
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Perfect evening....every course was delicious, couldn't ask for better. To top it off, the wait staff and owners cater to your every wish. Everyone is friendly, smiling , and helpful. What a find...nothing I could say wrong aboutt the great food and fun everyone has here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but kitschy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We went for restaurant week in Inman Park. The food was good, there was an overabundance of servers who actually sort of forced us to sit at certain seats at the table that we had not chosen. The (presumed) owners were there and DJing the night with occasionally loud music accompanied by a mist machine and disco ball. At one point the servers came over and placed silly hats on everyone's head while the DJ played "Happy" very loudly. Too kitschy for me unless you come in tipsy already...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ALWAYS A WINNER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I ALWAYS HAVE GREAT FOOD , GREAT SERVICE AND LOTS OF FUN AT IL LOCALINO.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Perfect evening for our anniversary celebration! Perfect food and wine, romantic atmosphere, and owners are extremely pleasant with attention to every detail!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Excellent food & service. Unexpected fun with the staff & perfect for the customers we were entertaining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had a great dinner with family. We enjoyed the evening in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Hit
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I have been a patron for over 15 years. I discovered the restaurant by accident when I first moved to Atlanta. It quickly became my "go to" restaurant for dates as the food was good and the atmosphere is like not other restaurant. I have been to Italy, and this restaurant gives the feel of truly Italian restaurant. With there disco balls, and high energy music, it's a scene like no other. Even if your in a bad mood walking in, you will leave the place in high spirits.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun and energetic
    Cardine
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    food is ok but music and people make the different very party place for dinner
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have been here twice with our kids and it has been great both times! Excellent food, great service and fun atmosphere. Good choice with or without children:)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the Drive
    QuestingParson
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I first visited Il Localino years ago when I lived in the neighborhood. Now, I live 75 miles away, but I make the 150 round-trip drive to dine at Il Localino as often as I can.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Celebration
    Ready2dine
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    While celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary, the staff was engaging but not distracting. The food was excellent. My wife is gluten free and her experience was "the best Italian I've had in a long time...excellent!" The atmosphere is fun for a quiet environment, with plenty to look at and entertain from a movie/celebrity perspective. The music was soft and did not over-power our conversations, yet set a romantic tone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Overall fantastic experience and phenomenal food. Thx for making this a memorable dinner!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food.
    Apercu
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was incredible! I had reserved a party of 8 originally, then had to change it down to 7 then the day of the reservation I called them to see if they could fit another 3 people, they agreed but we moved the reservation back 15 minutes (totally fine). I felt that we didn't really have a server if we did I saw him twice. I ordered two beers from two different people and never got either of them another person ordered a drink, he never received his either. I understand that there were a lot of other parties, but I did have a large reservation it wasn't like I just walked in with 10 people on a Saturday night. I noticed other tables were receiving excellent service but sadly we were ignored at best.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A delightful Surprise
    WolverineGOBLUE
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Delicious authentic italian food - just like spaghetti dinner at grandma's. Ambiance changes a little as the evening progresses - prepare yourself for a fog machine, a disco ball, a tambourine and a nostalgic evening out with friends and family. Enjoyed the antipasti, calamari, spaghetti, and desserts. Friendly and casual - wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the $
    jolaw
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The service was not great - more like annoying service. People were scraping breadcrumbs off the table but not getting the wine order correct. The entrees took forever to arrive. In fact, we ordered 2 glasses of wine and were brought a bottle - which we sent back. Later at home, when we were marveling at how outrageously expensive our bill was, we realized they charged us for the bottle. The check is handwritten, the place is dark...you get the picture. It's amazing how crowded the place is, considering how the food is just fine but nothing to write home about. Maybe that's it? Most of the patrons are out of towners. Your money is better spent elsewhere.
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  • Awesome Italian Restaurant
    Bill
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The restaurant was awesome. The restaurant was very authentic and food and service was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 30th Wedding Anniversary
    krut29
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with our two boys and their girl friends. Everyone had a great time, the food was awesome, and the service was on point. I would highly recommend IL Localino to anyone for a celebration or just a good authentic Italian meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Fun
    Jessie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great service with a smile from the minute you walk in the door. We loved the menu and the fun. Staff isn't pushy and doesn't hurry you through the meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun but pricy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Il Localino is a fun place to dine but not great value for your dollar. The level of service is inconsistent for this price point.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CARMELLAVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Excellent food and service. Giovanni and Gail were great. Some of the best Italian food I have had outside of NYC and Italy. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent Food, great service....
    DJS8874
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for the Family
    Marima
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will be back!!
    Perez123
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    GTfan319
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian in Atlanta
    DougbwVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 536 reviews are from the IL Localino reviews archive.
  • Another great meal
    RWK13
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT!
    PattypVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Love this restaurant. The owners are wonderful. It is the best italian food in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • feeling special
    snerbel
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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? :-)
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crazy Great Food & Fun!
    UnderwhelmingVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alabamadave
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun, but soured
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A special night!
    nycgirlVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LeslieVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeds Expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Always such a great time, great food, great people and great music. As Giovanni would say, "Unbelievable!"
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great authentic Italian
    DunwoodydinerVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always GREAT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    One of our favorites for special occasions or when my husband and I want special night with amazing Italian food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome party!
    Laura
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.