Di Paolo

4.7
603 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.
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t
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service

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JT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian Food and Service ever. Really enjoyed and so did our 2 guests.

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AB
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We tried Di Paolo strictly due to it's location near where some coworkers from out of town were staying. We have lived in Dunwoody for many years and honestly had no idea what a terrific restaurant it is. Very convenient to GA 400 or Spalding on Holcomb Bridge.
The food was as authentic Italian as I have ever had in Atlanta. All made in house and everything we had in our group was great. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable and took great care of us. They also have a very good selection of Italian wines to meet all price ranges. Although I did find the wines to be a bit overpriced in general, but sadly this is expected nowadays.
We will most definitely be making this spot a regular for us going forward.

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RL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hidden Gem . Great Italian food, excellent service, wonderful friendly owners very good value. Always a very enjoyable meal and experience! Keep it up!

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WT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They always take good care of us. The bar staff, wait staff and chef all are very attentive and concerned about the overall experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a terrific dinner. Food was a 10. Service an 11. Looking forward to our next visit!

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a
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

We have been coming to this restaurant for at least 15 years and have generally had a pleasant experience, in fact it is one of favorite restaurants. This visit was by far the worst experience we have ever had. In fact it is one of the worst we have experience anywhere. The service was very slow in all aspects. Two of us ordered the Pork Ossobuco and it was terrible, tough meat ,no flavor and didn't look like any ossobuco I have ever seen. It took forever to get our checks and then another delay in getting our credit card back. It was very busy for 8:30 but something was certainly not being done properly.

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OT
Atlanta
97 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The restaurant is open for dinner only and the food is authentic Italian. The food is pretty good although the portions are smaller and the prices are higher, typical European tradition.

The service was good and the waiter was very pleasant, but they got much busier and we almost had no service later in the meal. We had to find someone in order to pay so we could leave.

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H
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice dinner. Food and service was excellent. A bit noisy for conversations.

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PA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. My favorite Italian restaurant.

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Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with friends that frequent Di Paolo and had a great evening of food, drinks, and conversations. Thanks for making it that way.

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TG
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and service at DiPaolo

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LC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We came in and the attendent said it would be 15 min. Then another family of 3 came in and they were immediately seated. We asked why they were seated vs us . The attendent said it was b/c they were part of a big party. Actually, when we were seated we noticed they were seated at a booth for 3 people. I feel they lied to us. Not sure why but it didn't feel good.

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t
Atlanta
55 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to dinner with Kenny & Sissy it was a beautiful evening - the restaurant was cozy and charming . 8pm reservation and DiPaulo was going strong. While our waitress was very knowledgeable she was also condescending. No matter we were together with the intention of having a fine time, good food and spirits. And that’s what we did!! Dee-lish Food! Moderate portions, charming setting.

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LA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great bar scene and a fantastic bartender!

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LS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Italian anywhere near Roswell. I leave feeling satisfied and happy not over full and miserable. Great food!

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RB
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Didi is the best. She dealt with our large group so well. Food was outstanding, as usual.

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A
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I ordered the pasta with seafood which was wonderful but as I told the waiter a skimpy portion. He came back to ask how everything was and I said the dish was excellent but way too small. He said that was the size of the portion. I said that I didn't remember that the portions were so small. He then came back when we were ready to order dessert to apologize. He picked up a bar portion by mistake.

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JS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebration perfection! We had a large group with excellent service and exceptional food. Always a favorite.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

If you are there for date night be very specific where you want to sit. Otherwise they will seat a loud, obnoxious group of 6 beside you and not apologize or seem to care a bit.

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OT
Atlanta
146 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Jonah crab bruschetta and the Jonah crab mezza luna were spectacular. Never disappointed here. Service was great.

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R
Atlanta
46 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Decent Italian restaurant. Good bread and basic dishes (flatbread and lasagna) but lacking when it comes to others. I love fish but the past few times we have dined here my fish has been dry and overcooked. Servers are fantastic but management isn't welcoming and friendly, except to (what I assume are) regulars. Had high hopes after our first experience that we'd found what would become our favorite Italian place, but quickly have become disenchanted.

Additionally, we were there for my son's 15th birthday (which was noted in the reservation). But they didn't so much as wish him a happy birthday, much less offer a special dessert, etc.

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l
Atlanta
100 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Di Paolo's many times and it is always consistently very good. We will continue to go there.

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CS
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a girls dinner out. The ambiance is great. The service Heather gave us was excellent. She was knowledgeable and helpful in helping us decide from the great menu. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone. It’s almost hard for us to remember about it because it’s in a strip shopping center we never go to. You forget where you are once you are inside enjoying the meal.

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GK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Di Paulo is our #1 restaurant choice when we have guests in town. The food is delicious and priced very reasonably. We have never been disappointed.

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F
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We used to get authentic carbonara there, things have changed. Now it is in Alfredo sauce. It is tasty but not the same.

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CS
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience - food outstanding and service was excellent!

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DG
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The rabbit pappardelle was extraordinary. Fresh mozzarella was divine. Our sever was attentive and observant. We will go back!

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine here! We celebrated our birthdays and had a great dinner and a great time!

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T
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Service usually is pretty good but not this time. We come to this Di Paolo very often. The service was not so good

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S
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed! Been going here for 20 years. Will continue for as long as they are in business!

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OT
Atlanta
68 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Veal Chop was amazing!

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DR
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

More than just a excellent neighborhood restaurant. We have been especially enjoying their limited dinner creations lately; e.g., short rib stuffed red peppers and red snapper with polenta on a recent visit were exceptional.

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ended up sitting at the bar, great people, great bartender. Loved watching the chefs. Always a wonderful experience

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DK
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Northern Italian Food. The Service was great.

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M
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Di Paolo is a great place, the food and the service are always outstanding. My wife had pasta with sausage, she loved it. I had the sea bass sautéed til the skin was crispy on a bed of risotto with corn and marscopone cheese, definitely one of the top 10 dishes I've ever had.

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SG
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food and service. Enjoy the rotating menus.

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JS
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Still don’t like the monk painting. I can think of 5000 other things I would put in its place. The food is always good. The monk is always creepy.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and presentation

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T
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Like this local place!

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