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About Carbonara Trattoria

Rafik Cressaty and his sons 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 pastas, raviolis, quality meats and seafood dishes, our menu is inspired by the timeless recipes of the old country.

5499 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday Through Thursday 5:00pm-9:00pm,
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
Mt. Vernon Hwy

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(678) 587-9100

Website:
http://www.carbonaradunwoody.com/

Parking Details:
Free Parking

Public Transit:
MARTA Bus Route: 150 Perimeter Center/Dunwoody Village

Executive Chef:
Chef Cesareo

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine

Carbonara Trattoria Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (35)
Good for a Date (26)
Special Occasion (21)
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Authentic (17)
Cozy (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Casual (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Romantic (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Business Meals (9)
Fun (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Worth the Drive (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic food, service, and atmosphere! Loved it. Service was friendly and prompt.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Love Sunday pasta specials and half-priced wine :)

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A great neighborhood restaurant. My Buckhead friends were totally impressed. Not my first visit and certainly not my last

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Fabulous food! Good wine selection. Good spacing between tables.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Ordered a grouper fish dish that was very bad. Server was wonderful in immediately substituting a tried- and true shrimp and scallop cappellini entree which I had ordered on a prior occasion. Excellent service. Just ordered the wrong item. Other pasta entrees have all been very good in the past.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service was very poor. The waiter had too many tables, was obviously inexperienced, and we had to make a real effort to get his attention. The initial order was not properly cooked ( bleeding) and he thought it was well done!!

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Insalada mista was fabulous as was our pasta dishes: sage ravioli and Carbonara! This place is soooo cozy. Owner is always there greeting us. Our waiter, Arman Smith, was fantastic and so much fun!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Very slow service and the restaurant was almost empty as we were there very early.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This place is one of our favorite local places to grab a quality dinner that was reasonably priced. They have great specials, especially the $10 pasta and half off wine on Sundays. The food is always consistently great, as well as, the service and knowledgeable wait staff.
BUTTT... the last 3 TIMES we have been there (Friday and two Sundays) the service was SO slow. We looked at the clock and it had been 40 mins from when we were seated (without napkins, silverware or menus) until we got our bottle of wine...

Please, Please, hire more help!

We don't want to stop eating at your restaurant, but this has happened one too many times... Luckily the kitchen can keep up and the food comes out pretty quickly, but the servers CANNOT. I felt so bad for our awesome waiter who was obviously so slammed with tables.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Quite pleased with the dining experience. The wait staff assisted in making a relaxed dining experience. The food was well prepared and presented. Ambiance quite pleasant. Excellent value for the moderate cost. Will definitely return.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Steamed muscles and fried oysters excellent
Great atmosphere and service wonderful

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

As always a wonderful meal. The staff was very knowledgeable about the new menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was okay, but tables seem crowded and not much ambiance.

Tags: Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I cannot believe I haven't been here before now. The food was excellent, my friend and I each had the fresh pasta. The texture was perfect and the sauces were out of this world. She had the Pasta Carbonara (because one of us had to because of the name) and I had the crab cake with spaghetti with a saffron cream sauce and sun dried tomatoes. Delicious!!! And to start we shared the calamari which was lightly breaded and perfectly cooked. We are already talking about our next visit. What a gem!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a lovely meal and fantastic service! We’ll be back for sure.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We have been here several times as we live close by. We chose to dine there on Monday night, to celebrate my daughter's 16th birthday... pretty big meal.

They were actually pretty busy. Food was predictably good. Never a bad meal here.

The service was not good. There was one head server, and he had a real good command of the menu. There were two team members, and that reduced to one by the end of the night, but the head guy was responsible for all the tables and like a realtor with too many listings, someone is not going to get the attention deserved.

Water refills were spotty. We were never offered another round of bread, and there were five of us, so bread went fast. We finally were asked if we wanted another round of wine. The check took forever... the meal in general languished. The bartender, who had like two tables in her area occupied, never came out from her lair once to see if anyone at any of the tables needed anything at all.

The prices here are not outrageous, but are high enough that the service should never be the issue. It was tonight .

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Carbonara has consistently fine food and an excellent wine list. It's my go-to place when friends come to town or when I'm looking for a reliably enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We've never had a bad meal. Love this place!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Neighborhood Italian restaurant. Appears to be popular with locals but the food was disappointing. Tasted store bought,?not fresh. Shared a antipasto, had 2 pasta dishes, and a Napoleon. Brought our own bottle of wine and the bill (all in) was $80?! Not worth it and won’t do it again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Link was a fantastic server!!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Love this place!!! My friend and I eat here most every Sunday. We enjoy the wine and pasta specials. Awesome food and service

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Fun, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We have never been disappointed at CT...the food is excellent. Sunday night's are special pasta nights as well as 1/2 price bottles of select wines. It is an incredible bargain for the delicious food served. Fried oysters were a special that evening and were amazing. Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Carbonara Trattoria is a long time favorite but tends to stumble when there's a large crowd. With friends on a crowded Sunday night it was 2 hours from the time we were seated until entrees were served and a full 20 minutes before menus were presented. Apologies from the wait staff or host would have been appreciated and gone a long way to make the evening more enjoyable. But unexplained delays just take the edge off of what otherwise would have been a wonderful evening.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food and service is great. The owner is hands on and made the best martini's

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Fabulous time. Food was outstanding as usual. Service was a little slow but understood. Total experience was very good. Definitely worth going!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 1, 2017

First time here, really really enjoyed it!

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Delightful. Good food great service nice quite atmosphere so you can visit with those you came to eat with Nice neighborhood restaurant

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Carbonara Trattoria was a fantastic surprise! It was our first time. We were warmly greeted by who we believe is the owner. Our wait staff was first class. The food was unbelievable! We will be going there again and again and again!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 25, 2017

This neighborhood gem consistently delivers quality food and knowledgeable, attentive service. Whether going traditional Italian or enjoying one of the chef's varying specials (lamb shank was a feature on our most recent visit) food is always fresh, well prepared and attractively presented. Wine list is generous as is the selection of by-the-glass offerings. We are frequent diners, often introducing friends for their first-time experience, and we have never been disappointed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent dinner with very professional and friendly service

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This is just the best Italian in Atlanta now. I'm told we have one of the chefs from VINI VEDI VICI and we LOVED that place What makes this restaurant spectacular is one server - Janet. She makes everyone feel at home, gives specific advice on the dishes, remembers you from last time. Just everything you could ever want in a server. This owner has a gold mine here and deservedly so. He just needs to quit trying to "man" the seating station and let someone efficient do that job while he schmoozes with all the guests! A great find in Dunwoody. Soon you won't be able to get in which I hate!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We had out of town family visiting Dunwoody. The food was good as always but the service was not as we might hope. Our waiter had friends at another table who took too much attention away from the other tables.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great restaurant! The food is always outstanding and the service is good. Wine list has some great selections at good prices. This is true lay a neighborhood gem. Highly recommended. This my go to restaurant in the Dunwoody area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Delicious food, excellent service and very enjoyable atmosphere. Definitely recommend!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 13, 2017

In general, the meals served were good, with the exception of the Trout entrée. This was served, along with four other meals at our table, but it was barely lukewarm. When a complaint was made to the wait person, she immediately apologized and returned this entrée to the kitchen. When the trout was served for the second time, it was still not hot -- slightly lukewarm at best. Very disappointing indeed! I thought that the wait person might speak to the owner/manager about this issue, but instead she simply asked, "What do you want us to do?" -- in a not too pleasant manner. She was told that obviously the meal for the person who ordered the trout had been ruined by this time. I would hope that, should we return to this restaurant, our experience next time will be much more pleasant, and the food ordered will be hot when served.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This restaurant was recommended by a friend who told us that this restaurant was the closest thing to authentic Italian food she had had in a restaurant and she is Italian and cooks Italian food from scratch. She was right! The food here is delicious! The four of us had the calamari and fried green tomatoes as an appetizer with wine and liquor drinks. Our main courses ranged from veal and steak to pasta bolognese. We ordered 4 different desserts and all of it was terrific! We will definitely return and tell our friends how great it is! The restaurant was sooo busy that our waiter got a little help from the man that I would assume is either the owner or the manager so that helped speed up our service, which we really appreciated!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Highly recommend this restaurant. Went out on a Saturday night with my husband and other couples. Excellent food and service! Place is casual but elegant. Will definitely be coming back often

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Was a favorite spot that we just rediscovered .
Food was excellent, service was great and overall
Atmosphere was nice

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 11, 2017

It is so nice to have a really good Italian restaurant in the neighborhood. Food is very good and reasonably priced. Service is friendly and conscientious.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Good Food, Good Service with a real smile. Always an enjoyable experience.
Enjoyed a couple of wines that were new to me....very good .

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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