Di Paolo

4.6
472 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
di Paolo has been one of the most respected Italian restaurants in Atlanta since 1995. Our menu combines classic cuisine with modern flair. The food is simple yet creative, and changes with the seasons. Our executive chef Darin Hiebel has been featured in Best Chefs America.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pmSunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(770) 587-1051
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Darin Hiebel
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Nesbit Ferry
Additional
Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 472 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
Atlanta
62 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Di Paolo’s rocks! Love the food, and the staff! Scallops on polenta — awesome. Best Caesar salad anywhere. I could go on...

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T
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Our favorite restaurant. Great northern Italian. We are regulars! Home made pastas are amazing!

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TG
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matthew did a great job serving and the chef and kitchen delivered, wonderfully, per usual.

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M
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have dined at DiPaulo for many years - always excellent!

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l
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to dine. We had excellent service and food. We told them we were in a hurry and we made it to our movie in time. This restaurant never disappoints!

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PP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequently dine here with family. We enjoy it every time.

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l
Atlanta
88 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Have eaten there many many times and always excellent!

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S
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had an excellent meal at Di Paolo last weekend. We were seated promptly at our reservation time and our server, Heather, did a great job guiding us through our course selections and bringing us everything we needed. Thanks Heather. We shared a antipasto leggero appetizer for two and had a bone-in veal chop and a scallop special as mains. Both were excellently prepared. Our only complaint, and I know Di Paolo has struggled with this for some time, is that the noise level, particularly on a busy evening, is very high. All in all, however, a great dining experience.

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JL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is generally very good. Pizza crust not my favorite - tough at periphery. Menu items change very little, which can be a bit monotonous. Quiet atmosphere and good service.

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BV
Atlanta
85 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

good housemade pastas the big draw here. 1/2 and full size portions, 1/2 perfect for my wife, full size a little small for me. staff was friendly and knowledgeable, recognized returning guests. a good neighborhood spot, not worth driving a distance for

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DB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of 6 stayed for 2 1/2 hours laughing and enjoying the time together. The service was fantastic !!!! They never rushed us and the food was 5 Star. Thank you Di Paolo !!!!!

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H
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

What a disappointment. Having eaten at this restaurant many times in the past and mostly enjoying the experiences, our most recent sojourn was not good at all. Starting with our friendly, but mostly absent and absent-minded server, and onto a veal dish that was way too "chewable", a pasta dish that had "hardened" noodles and an absent ingredient, another pasta dish in which the main ingredient looked like it had been thrown in a swimming pool of sauce, etc. Oh well, one doesn't know until one tries.

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h
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal at di Paolo. We ordered the hearts of palm and ceasar salads, branzino fish and the lasagne. Desert was the cobbler. It was very good

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MH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. We had six people and it was perfect to catch up with everyone while enjoying the great food.

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K
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Always great service and food. Menu constantly changing seasonally which is fabulous. Great specials all the time. Creative comfort food.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at DiPaolo. The food was delicious, the service was great, and the ambiance was welcoming. We will definitely be back.

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OT
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Darren is amazing!!

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AP
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always and excellent service. Best Italian food

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RS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I wouldn’t go back nor recommend. My wig chose this spot because of the ratings. We must have higher expectations than the majority of those who eat there.

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DB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best of north Atlanta. !!! 5 Stars

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BC
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place. Always consistent and service team that knows how to do it

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DD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good. Simple, delicious and local.
Justin is an incredible server. He has been our server multiple times- I think I may start asking for him!

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l
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great little place. Sunday’s are exceptionally busy and it’s louder than I expected.

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OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I'm glad they had our table at the rear of the restaurant since the noise level was pretty high. All 4 of us loved our dinner but my shrimp dinner was slightly too well done but not enough to send back. Overall we enjoyed the experience and would come back.

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WC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great meal with six family members. Service was a bit slow, but the restaurant was really crowded and we were not in a hurry, so all was well.

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BP
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Phnemonal risotto....best I’ve had in Atlanta! The restaurant is located in a strip mall on the Johns Creek / Alpharetta birder but don’t let the location fool you. The food here is definitely worth the drive! It’s very loud and the decor is a bit uninspired but it’s very easy to overlook that once the wine starts flowing!

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AH
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant ....food and service always top notch

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F
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Eaten here many times. Food and service not up to par.

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IJ
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly delicious & great service. I am Italian and appreciate authentic Italian food. This was our first time dining here, and it far exceeded our expectations.

The veal meatballs were amazing and just perfect with the pasta dish. All 4 of us had an exceptionally good experience!

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DV
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently great food and fabulous service. Can't say enough good things about Di Paolo-so good!

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B
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and food as well as the ambiance

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LM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good, but the service, not so much. We had a waitress who seemed to wish she was anywhere but there. Just not what you expect when you go to a nice restaurant.

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DD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Justin, was great! Very knowledgeable of the menu. My wife wanted a dish that wasn’t on the current menu & they were able to accommodate her request. Fun evening!

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KP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent, always outstanding. So lucky to have Di Paolo in our neighborhood.

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l
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very loud but outstanding food and service!

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M
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried and true, a wonderful restaurant that is worth the drive for authentic fresh Italian with professional wait staff and great ambiance.
A true neighborhood restaurant; unpretentious from the outside yet consistently delivering a great dining experience.

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VL
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh & authentic meal - return often and have brought others!

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DiPaola was our first date restaurant, and we have loved it ever since. Great Caesar salad, and wonderful homemade pasta. Terrific martinis and warm staff members.

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OT
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite. Never disappoints

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GS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in Az. My brother and sister-in-law live in Roswell. Whenever I visit I ALWAYS want to eat at Di Paolo. The selection of dishes, the quality and flavor and the ambiance is always excellent. The noise level is pretty high,,,,,but, the food is worth it. Thank you for making my brother’s birthday extra special with the candle, whipped cream and biscotti!!

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