Great place to Celebrate
We had a wonderful time from the moment we entered the restaurant with the very warm welcome to the great service and wonderful food. We thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant and definitely want to come back again A little far (45 minutes+, but worth the extra driving time.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was great and so was
Service was great and so was the food. We arrived about 20 minutes before the rest of our party and sat at the bar for a drink. The owner brought us some cheese and olives (no charge) to go with our drink while we waited - an extra touch that we will remember.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
So happy to discover Il Localino!
So happy to discover Il Localino! One of the most memorable dining experiences we have had in years! Can't wait to go back!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
My boyfriend and I had the
My boyfriend and I had the best experience at Il Localino this weekend! Overall the ambiance and the food were simply amazing; however it was the attentiveness of the staff that puts this place over the top. I would say Il Localino is in a class of its own, but the quality of the food is fine dining level, but its relaxed atmosphere makes you feel much more comfortable than a typical fine dining establishment. Every staff member was kind and attentive; they seem to all be like one big family there. I typically never write reviews, but this place has me telling everyone I know that they must partake in this great experience!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Owners Gale & Giovanni are
Owners Gale & Giovanni are gratious hosts. They make you feel like you are part of their family. Food is truly authentic Italian, best Italian restaurant in Atlanta.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
its impossib 2have a bad time here!
You cannot have a bad time. An amazing gem, I simply love this place.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
I always get the cannelloni.
I always get the cannelloni. Never disappoints. We waited for our table a little longer than expected,
But no big deal.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really strange policy
My first time dining at this restaurant. The food and service were good, but a really strange thing, (I thought)...when I asked the Waiter for a take home box for my leftovers, he said that he was not allowed to do that. I thought he was kidding, but he said he wasn't. He said that people ask for take home boxes, then forget about the food and leave it there. He said it costs the restaurant money in that they had to provide the boxes and bags to people.
He finally did come back with my leftovers and asked me to "hide" it under the table, which I did. This all was so odd to me. Don't ya think??? It seems like, if I paid for the food, that I should be able to take it home....what did they want me to do...bring in my own box and bag!!?
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is delicious and
The food is delicious and attractively plated. The decor is fascinating and feels good. Love the music. The service is friendly, attentive and helpful. Look forward to our next visit.
4/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleaser
As always the Food was amazing. I'm sure because of restaurant week it was a bit busier than normal. There were a few times that the music was too loud. However, I would definitely go back and recommend.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasty but very LOUD
We ate here during restaurant week for the first time. Everything we very tasty however the noise -- mainly from the music being played, was overwhelming. It was nearly impossible to have a conversation with my wife sitting across the table. I do not know if this is the normal noise level, but if it is then I would not return.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth the drive
We enjoyed the dinner, the surroundings and service. The owner [we think] came by our table several times to assure all was OK. Only surprise was the serving size of my dish, smaller than other restaurants. Perhaps that was a result of ordering from one of two price-fixed menus. OK by me, however, if that changes portion size it should be shared. My wife's plate was easily double the quantity, leading me to above conclusion.
The salad was excellent and the lemon tart after the meal incredible.
All in all, excellent experience. We'll live in the Roswell area (about 45 min drive) and it was good enough to bring us back.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun atmosphere. Owners make
Fun atmosphere. Owners make you feel like family. Service is 5 Stars!
Tables are crammed together so private conversations aren't likely. Food is fabulous!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is my third visit to
This is my third visit to Il Locolino and, once again, I am always satisfied. The food is delicious, the staff is extremely warm and friendly and the atmosphere is intimate .
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great night out !!!
What an awesome find ! I never miss an opportunity to
Visit Il Localino when I am in Atlanta. Being a New Yorker
I am very critical when it comes to Italian food. Il Localino
Rivals any restaurant I have been to. The quality of the food and the service at Il Localino
Are hard to find anywhere else. If you are lucky enough to be there when professor G is in the kitchen
And Gale is directing the dining room you are in for an awesome experience !!!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
super fun place to eat w/
super fun place to eat w/ friends and food is always delicious!
4/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good a little pricy for what was offered. The service was sub par the decor was an eclectic mess but interesting. There was an old guy that was directing traffic in there that was not a owner but a glorified buss boy that was very loud an disruptive to the already small place. Decent wine selection 23 dollars for a bowl of boxed linguini with marinara sauce ale cart was way overpriced. Nine dollars for a house salad nothing special over all good time and decent food . Would not rush back there anytime soon
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for mother's day brunch with our families! It was a wonderful experience. The staff were attentive and enthusiastic. The kitchen sent out extra food to our table, which was much appreciated! Overall, our mothers were made to feel very special. The menu was more expensive than I expected at first; however, the portion sizes are comparable, and in the end the food was so good and experience so memorable it was definitely worth it! We can't wait to go again.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place. Food is always so delicious and the service is outstanding.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is really different! If you like delicious Italian food and you don't mind loud 70's music playing while you eat it...this is for you! I have been to this restaurant approximately 20 times over the last 10 years because it's so bizarre and fun! Out of town visitors love this place but know your audience...Enjoy!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
LONG AWAITED TRIP
My first trip to IL Localino. I was told what to expect and it still exceeded expectations. They made you feel really welcome and special. They spent a lot of time going over things and the atmosphere is out of this world. have already recommended to several friends. This is also the first and probably last time I will ever post something like this. That shows how much I enjoyed the evening.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent presentation. Marinara
Excellent presentation. Marinara sauce can rank with the best northeast restaurants. Everyone raved about their entrees.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took our three Grandchildren
We took our three Grandchildren to the restaurant, and they were treated like royalty, the asked and used their names. The children were impressed. They had been there before, and asked to go again. We went early as to not disturb diners,at a later, It was a great exprerience for all of us. The food was delicious, as usual. Thank you
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Having been to Italy 3 times and having eaten all over the country, Il Localino is by far the most authentic restaurant in the ATL.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful time here Saturday night. We went with another couple and have always found the service to be fun, engaging and attentive. Our food was delicious. And don't hesitate to talk with your server about ordering off the menu - gnocchi wasn't listed but we were able to order it anyway (per the server's advice) and it did not disappoint. We had a wonderful time and would absolutely go back again.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant service was amazing our team had a wonderful time singing, dancing and enjoying the fun ambience. The team for the dinner consisted of 5 Sales Managers throughout the evening we all talked about how much fun we all had the food and cocktails was also extremely very good. I look forward to having dinner again at IL Locolina!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good is absolutely amazing. From the beginning you start off with warm bread and butter. Always a staple. Moving into the apps....where to begin? The calamari is outstanding. Cooked absolutely perfect. The cheese plate full of thick slices of Parmesan is so tasty. By far the best appetizer is the clams posilipo. They are drenched in a garlicky tomato sauce. As for dinner the veal Parmesan is definitely on point and their gnocchi with vodka sauce is to die for. All in all the place rocks!
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Groovy & delicious
Loved the food. The Bolognese is perfect -- a must try! We went on Saturday night and had a blast. Music was awesome, the atmosphere was fun and quite lively! We'll be back!
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Over the Top Service
What a wonderful evening we had celebrating some life milestones. The food was great, the wine was fabulous and the service by the entire team was simply outstanding. This gem of a restaurant certainly prides themselves on taking care of their guests.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Authentic Italian restaurant
We have dined at IL Localino on several occasions and it continues to impress. Owners and wait staff make you feel like one of the family. A must visit if you appreciate great Italian food.
8/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cramped, but Good Food
A tiny place, crammed full of tables and booths. Walls and ceiling filled with artwork and whatnots from who knows where. Attentive staff caters to your needs. Appetizer mussels were kinda small and tasteless, except for the spoonful of chopped garlic atop them. main courses, pork scallopini and my wife's ravioli were great. Dessert Tiramisu was creamy and delightful. Not cheap but good food.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very consistent, outstanding
Saturday night/double date. We arrived promptly at our reserved time and our table was not quite ready so the hostess escorted us back to the bar and poured us a glass of wine. After about 10 minutes the Owner greeted us at the bar and he brought up the rear on the way to our table to make sure we got settled in okay at a 4-top up front near the front door. It was the last night of restaurant week so they offered a fixed menu as an additional option to their regular menu. By all accounts, all were very happy with their meals and the evening. This was a repeat trip for me and although it has been many years, these guys still remain very consistent with traditional authentic Italian fare. Quiet early/disco crazy starts about 9! Love it!
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our Family Favorite
We adore this restaurant. Their pasta is amazing! The staff are very attentive. We hope to return often.
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Every time I dine at il Localino i come away smiling. The food is excellent and the service spot on. On this occasion, i dined alone. The owners made me feel at home and never alone.
I Love This Place...
10/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun! Worth the trip!
Great food, atmosphere and service! We will be back!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Perfect Evening
This is a place that creates the perfect evening. The food is incredible, the atmosphere is lively and fun, and the service is attentive and warm.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love the atmosphere, the
I love the atmosphere, the people , owners and one on one,, its a great FUN, energetic place, i do however think the prices are quite high!!. but...
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nothing quite like it!
People either love it or hate it. The food is good, but I don't come here just for the food; I come for the experience. It is such a happy, fun place - I always leave in a good mood and feel as if I've been to a celebration or party. The food is a little pricey, but I consider it dinner and show :)
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Anniversary Experience
My wife and I came for our 24th Anniversary and we were treated like royalty! The Prosecco Wine was excellent. I had prosciutto di Parma with melon as an appetizer, it was excellent and included these figs that just made it pop!! The Sliced Medallions of Filet Mignon and Red Snapper (a special that night) were both prepared perfectly and presented with style. At the end of the meal, our waiter brought out a large goblet filled with ice with fresh fruit on top, complimentary. They wished us a Happy Anniversary and played a special song for us. With the little touches they provided, we had a truly great evening and they made it special for us!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to celebrate a
Great place to celebrate a birthday! disco lights, smoke machine, funky hats, very unique experience and delicious italian food!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
My lucky night
I had the pleasure of returning to my favorite restaurant in Atlanta last week !
As usual the food and service were fantastic as always.
it was a memorable meal the quality of their veal is unmatched if you are in Atlanta don't miss the opportunity to dine
in the fun atmosphere.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Halloween party was a riot. Lot's of fun for adult groups and families. Well Done!
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was not my first visit to Il Localino I would consider myself a pretty regular customer. The food is always great whether we choose from the menu or try one of the specials of the evening. As the owners, Gail and Giavanni say, " We are family". But then, everyone that visits Il Localino is family. A great place and fantastic food.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
When we have family in town, it's always a MUST to dine at Localino. We were here on a Tuesday night before Thanksgiving. Food was superb, service was impeccable. It was quiet because it was a weeknight, which worked well for visiting. For starters, we always recommend the antipasto. My sister loved the cannelloni special, my Dad said the salmon in champagne sauce was perfect. Mom & I chose the Veal in Champagne sauce, my personal favorite dish. We finished with an always fabulous tiramisu and a special chocolate dessert (chocolate horizon?) and cappuccino. It's so nice to have a restaurant that we can always count on to have the best food and service, whether it's just the two of us or a group.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
This neighborhood gem has both your basic Italian spaghetti with meatballs up to Kobe Beef Rib Eyes. I had a wonderful pork tenderloin in a slightly spicy red sauce that was marvelous. Attention to detail was shown throughout the whole meal. Nice little touches like Lemon Cella after the dinner and a little pallet cleanser after the salad. You have got to give this restaurant a try.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
A party always waiting to happen
Celebrated a friend's 50th birthday. Prearranged the family menu and as soon as we arrived food started coming out. All my girlfriends were so pleased with the food, the service, the atmosphere. Everything was perfect! Watch out - when the fog machine starts, the party is close behind. An incredibly awesome birthday celebration! So much fun!! Kudos to Giovanni, Gail and the rest of the amazing people at Il Localina!!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM