Carbonara Trattoria

4.7
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Rafik Cressaty and his son, Patrick would like to welcome you to their family restaurant, Carbonara Trattoria, located in the heart of Dunwoody, Georgia. Carbonara is an inviting Italian restaurant with an ambiance reminiscent of Italy without sacrificing the southern charm of Atlanta. Warm earth tones, textured wall finishes and soft lighting are complemented by a menu featuring the finest fresh produce and ingredients. From antipasto and salads to fresh pastas and raviolis, quality meats and fresh seafood dishes, our Menu is inspired by the timeless recipes of the old north country. The father and son duo take you on a wonderful dining journey from the moment you walk in the door until the time you leave.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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vipcalgal
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was prepared perfectly. Each of us had risotto served with our meals but different kinds. My lemon artichoke and his sundried tomato with asparagus were just right.

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JanP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

So hard for our favorite restaurants to make it during these restrictive times.
Encourage everyone to make the effort to support them

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maryt
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had not seen a friend for awhile because of the pandemic quarantine. We were looking for someplace where we could dine al fresco. We all love Italian and chose Carbonara. We had a table tucked in a corner of the patio which was nice and out of the way of other guests. The reason I only gave 4 stars on Ambiance was because those who were doing take away meals were pulling up to the curb and sitting there in their cars with their cars running. I’d suggest maybe they have pickup orders pull into one of the the abundant parking spaces and call in to have their food brought out to their car. FYI there is still inside dining.
The service was very attentive. The food was delicious. We each had a different entree and all 3 of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys a fine dining Italian experience.

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vipLeoG
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wait staff, great value for the price

JM
vipJeffM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for being open. Hope all returns soon. Great place, Great Food, Great People

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Scott
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

First time back eating out in months. First dining-in weekend for them since reopening after the shutdown. Still doing a lot of takeout business which impacted the kitchen's abilities to good our food out in a timely manner. Once we got our appetizers the rest was fairly timely and on track from then on. Excellent food and friendly service. Mother's Day evening.

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KeithW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was excellent and the food was magnificent from the Smoked Salmon to the Veggie Lasagna. Great would tell everyone. A bit pricey but great.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine, friendly efficient staff and a great evening ambience. Don’t miss out on this Italian gem!

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JohnC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I love the food here and am so happy that we finally have a quality neighborhood restaurant in our local area. The authentic Italian food is better than or on par with any of the fine Italian restaurants in Atlanta. The chef is also more than happy to adjust a dish or make something from off menu to your taste. On a recent early evening weekend visit, when it wasn't very busy, the service from our waiter Tony was a complete disappointment, basically taking our order and bringing our check. Otherwise, he ghosted us and didn't fulfill drink requests, bring our meal or ask if our food was satisfactory or even needed cheese. We did not let this detract from our enjoyment of the delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Will definitely be back.

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vipRobertN
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to do our part to support local business in these trying times. It was obvious that current events have affected their numbers, but the staff was friendly, efficient and upbeat to the diners who were there. Always top notch service and tremendous food. We can't wait to go back.

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gloriak
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've now dined here 3x and each time the service was impeccable and the food delicious. I always feel like I'm somewhere in Italy having a wonderful meal.

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vipJakandjill
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious dinner!!! We have taken many friends here.

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vipGertIkonomi
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Found as recommended by opentable while on business trip in Atlanta. The pasta (tagliatelle alla Bolognese) was great especially considering the restaurant is hidden in a strip mall in suburban Atlanta. The sauce was great and right amount (not too much as the norm in US), pasta may be slightly overcooked, just my opinion considering grew up in Italy. The tiramisu was excellent and fresh, again real mascarpone and not too soggy. The Sunday night, when visited, had 1/2 bottle of house wine. Opted for chianti which was decent especially for that price. Service excellent; ask for Tonny, old school NYC style waiter. May return if back in the area.

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vipBonBon
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, food probably the best in town.

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vipRainy
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, good wine

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HowardP
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our 3rd trip there. We love this place. Always greeted warmly, service is great, a very comfortable and intimate atmosphere. Food is always well prepared and presented. Nice choice of classic Italian entrees
A great place in Dunwoody to have a fine meal in an upscale place.

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bgbeaphe
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Personal, courteous service. Excellent wine. Delicious food. What's rare: a restaurant where you can actually hear the conversation at your table!

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vipMike
Atlanta
92 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious dinner with friends and especially liked the wine selections along with the pasta and dessert.

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PeterC
West Virginia
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The veal scallopini is delicious. We always see people we know, and the staffis warm and friendly.

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jinx
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It seems the rest of Dunwoody and Dekalb county have discovered our favorite restaurant, so we're a little sad about the crowds, but have no intention of curtailing our visits!
We love Carbonara Dunwoody - incredible service, great drink selection, and spectacular food every time! See you soon!

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Funfoodie
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, service was wonderful and we saw lots of our friends!

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vipGourmand111
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’ve eaten here twice. Prices are reasonable, particularly for the fresh pasta. The non-pasta entrees are ok, but uninspired. I had the snapper, which came with bland mashed potatoes and asparagus buried underneath the potatoes (low marks for presentation. The snapper was acceptable. In it favor, the service is friendly, the owner very attentive, and there is a casual neighborhood feel that is inviting.

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vipJanS
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian around -and we have been to many.

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vipCharlesS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good traditional Italian fare. Had the Braised Short Ribs and the Red Wine Vegetable Sauce was excellent. My wife said the Spaghetti Carbonara was the best pasta dish she's ever had. After seeing it a table over, I'm going back to try the Pancetta Wrapped Pork Loin. Defiantly trekking back over to Dunwoody again in the near future.

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DougH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carbonara Trattoria is one of our favorite restaurants. We like going there, because the service and the food are always top notch. Rafik always greets us with a smile and says a special hello to our girls 6 & 8. They love going there too. They often ask if we can go see the "Funny Guy", Rafik. He has created an amazing restaurant that is suitable for a date night or a family dinner. If you haven't tried Carbonara Trattoria, you need to get in and enjoy this Dunwoody Gem.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Bolognese was great. Carbonara was more like Alfredo. The ambiance and table arrangements were the main issue. Sitting arms length to another couple is not exactly romantic.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience3

The food was awesome! The service...left A LOT to be desired. We saw our server maybe 4 times. We had to flag down a runner for Parmesan & a drink. Our server didn’t even check on us after our food was delivered. The tables around us had an amazing server that did frequent table checks but ours seemed to be everywhere except in the restaurant. The fastest he came back to us was when we asked for the check & made our payment

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RobertR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food great service excellent value local establishment

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Great food !

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ReginaH
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the night before Valentine's day.
Everything was delish.Service was very excellent despite the restaurant being packed! The owner ran our drinks and everyone was very welcoming. LOVE this local restaurant!!!

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BubbaShow
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The restaurant was crowded but seemed to not have enough servers. We waited 25 minutes before reminding a passing waiter that we would like some bread. The Veal Scaloppini was not very good but the pasta was fine.

We have dined there before and it was better.

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Karen
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food! Excellent service, great Dunwoody find!

HP
HowardP
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our 2 Nd visit. Very nice neighborhood restaurant. Great service and food. This will be a go to place for very good, nearby Italian food.

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jules
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has so much charm and elegance. A great neighborhood place to run into friends and eat absolutely delicious food!! The restaurant was packed on Saturday night and it wasn’t loud at all. We had great conversation with our friends at the dinner table. I highly recommend the Tagliatelle Bolognese. The food is amazing! You can tell it’s made with love!

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vipMelL
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

1st time there. Food and service were very good. In addition to the base menu there were a number of daily specials. Definitely will be back there.

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vipGrey
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Italian food. All your favorites with very good staff. All the food will be cooked to the standards you deserve with a good wine list. 2nd time here and though I’m a local, I will come here many more times. There is another Italian restaurants near by however this is exactly as advertised

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Very attentive server.

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gloriak
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this little restaurant! We were seated within minutes of arriving, had wonderful, without being overbearing, service, the salmon and filet were delicious and served with perfect complimenting veggies, and the suggested wine outstanding. Our server even brought us a Tiramisu---on the house! Perfect evening. Thank you.

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vipBillP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Our server Trey provided very poor service. I guess you have to refill your own wine, should expect to not have your water refilled, wait long periods of time between check ins and have the special menu handed to you upside down. Love it when a glass is broken at the table next to us and they focus on cleaning underneath an empty table but ignore the shards underneath my 7 yo daughter’s chair.

Food was mediocre. Not bad but not good. I expect more, especially for entrees $32+.

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Carbonara Trattoria does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Carbonara Trattoria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (678) 587-9100.

Carbonara Trattoria is rated 4.7 stars by 1082 OpenTable diners.

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