il Giallo Osteria & Bar

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$30 and under
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Italian
il Giallo (pronounced il-JAH-lo) is a partnership between Leonardo Moura and Chef Jamie Adams and their goal is to transport you to a little piece of Italy.
While il Giallo means both “Yellow” and “Mystery” in Italian, yellow, the color of the yolk, the sun and the grains, it represents il Giallo’s wholesomeness; the ingredients used will be responsibly sourced, fresh and flavorful. Mystery represents the new, different and exciting flavors and aromas found throughout the constantly evolving il Giallo menu.
We strive to accurately represent the foods and flavors found in the towns and villages along Italy’s Coastal regions, the freshest imaginable hand-made pastas found in the mountains and plains and lest we for forget, the bounty of cured meats, cheeses and olive oils from north to south.
We want to become an extension of your home by providing a comfortable and inviting atmosphere where you will want to spend time with friends and family.

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vipHET3777
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a great meal with lovely service.

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vipkarenk
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband is not crazy about dining out due to trouble hearing in noisy restaurants. After learning about the new outdoor seating, (bistro tables with white tablecloths) we decided to try it. We had an amazing meal with calamari, duck ravioli, and halibut. The manager stopped by our table several times and our server was excellent. A perfect night out!

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vipHenry
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for being open andCOVID CONPLIANT.
Great job!

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vipNancyD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always STELLAR and the waiter Paul is perfect!

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ELynn
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner, service and was fantastic Friday night. We will return to Il Giallo very soon

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vipBgf1401
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great evening. Felt comfortable. Food was excellent. Service terrific.

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EddieC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The entire teams does such a great job to make you feel comfortable during this reopening phase. The food has alway been good, but it has gotten even better. Swordfish was just like being in Italy.

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vipECGirl
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner with a friend tonight. I think Il Giallo is better than BEFORE the lockdown! From start to finish our meal and service was outstanding!!!! I hope others will get out there and support these neighborhood gems we are so lucky to have.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday: Great dinner prepared by chef Jamie. Veal picata which was outstanding and beautifully served. Very impressed. I highly recommend this restaurant, you will not be disappointed.

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vipJoeG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic! Thanks for opening up your dining room safely during our return to normal!

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vipJeff
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They've done a great job with reopening in these strange times. Food was as great as always.

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vipHLB2
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back and better than ever! Felt safe and appreciated! And, the meal was delicious as always.

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vipFoodie
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any event great here so happy to be back all good with social distancing too !!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food

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Runner262
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was fantastic. The food was delicious. Appreciated the fact there was a bit more space between the tables.

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vipo2bRetired
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What to do. If I go out am I part of a problem? Or part of a solution? Do I want to support businesses that have made conscious efforts to address current events and create a safe environment? Like many things, I think the answer is, It depends. On the venue. On the type of business. On the current recommendations of the scientists. Airports? Not unless absolutely necessary. Cruise ships? Do you have to ask? Crowded sporting events. Sorry, no. Crowded bars with standing room only? No. But what about fine dining restaurants that have more social distancing than my office or local grocery store? I’m thinking yes.
I had heard that a number of Atlanta’s best chefs had made dramatic changes to their restaurants (removing many tables for example) and protocols. Il Giallo has done this in the extreme. We could have danced between the tables; spacing was literally six feet between a significantly reduced number of tables. People were cleaning common surfaces throughout the entrance area and lounge tables. They have removed unneeded items from tables that people tend to handle.
And then of course there is their wonderful food. I went back to one of my old favorites, the Lasagna Matta (“crazy lasagna”). I had forgotten how good Chef Jamie’s version is, which uses the juices from the beef short rib to make a savory béchamel sauce that is wonderful. Il Giallo’s Caesar salad has changed over time, and now is my favorite at any restaurant, with a full and flavorful dressing on fresh half-stalks of romaine, and both light and dark anchovies (unless you prefer different). And of course a reasonably priced wine list with nice variety and quality.
This is an example of a restaurant doing everything to address the issues we face. I am happy to support this extraordinary effort and all their employees.

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vipDubbydoesilgiallo
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found you on Atlanta Eats. Great dining experience. Loved the veal parm and gnocchi I had. We WILL be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Maurice made great recommendations and provided terrific service. The food was great just like it every time we go, and the rest of the staff was very attentive throughout the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was the best part of the night and the food was some of the best we’ve had in a long time. We had multiple different things and can’t wait to go back.

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grazziap
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was beyond amazing! Such a great guy, amazing wine selection and lets not even start talking about the food! Our food was incredible!

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vipalan
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic. Great menu, great service and self parking. What can be better!

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MaxineB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service - very attentive waiter (thanks Matthew!). Quality food with great menu choices and warm ambiance.

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vipAtlantaFoodie
Atlanta
61 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Italian food and great service.

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vipMichaelE
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as always!

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HelenS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Great service. Disappointing menu. Tone it down. Be authentic. Puree? I have teeth. Cauliflower? I could go to the farmers market. Keep it simple s. Get it together Atlanta. Take a day trip to Charleston. Take note. So frustrating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food. Will definitely be back!

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JenniferH
New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked into il Gaiallo we knew that this was going to be an amazing experience. My husband and I have been looking for a good restaurant and we definitely found it at il Giallo. The bread course was just amazing. We asked for extra to bring home. The salmon bruchetta was to die for and seasoned perfectly. Our dinner courses of the risotto and the gnocchi were perfect. Everything was simply served but as my husband says "The flavors were allowed to shine". Our server was top notch and the manager came to see our table and chat with us at least 3 times. The dessert of cheesecake was really the icing on the cake. We can't wait to come back

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vipLovinIt
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious dinner with a wonderful server. Their short rib lasagna was amazing. And no one could say no to their bread or bread pudding. We'll be back again!!

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vipKarenP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our party had the calamari appetizer, and for entrees the spaghetti and meatballs, the salmon and the squid ink seafood pasta. All were delicious, served hot and we would all order any of them again. The restaurant was really busy and the service staff was really hustling. We observed several meals being brought out where it didn't appear that the runners were sure of which table to go to. We received our dinner and they noticed right away that we had no silverware. Our server was a delight but she was also new so we had no complaints. Will definitely eat here again (this was our 3rd time) and would highly recommend it to others.

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vipChrisF
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, and reasonably priced.

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Khalifec
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved everything. Will be a regular for sure

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PMnM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outstanding and pleasant services.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place overall. Noisy table next to us for a short period but that isn’t the fault of the restaurant. Love the deconstructed short rib lasagna and Matt was an outstanding server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

The food was amazing, the atmosphere was not so much so, a lot of the people dinning there, felt the need to stare which made me and my guest feel uncomfortable. Our server was nice, however he kept hovering over our table, even causing it too shake a few time because of the weight he was putting on it, as a fellow server in the service industry, I found that very unprofessional. Besides that, really great food!

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vipBobB
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, very accommodating .The pasta was exceptional, the veal scaloppine was excellent. Our server , Kelsey was very knowledgeable and attentive. Will return soon !

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vipQueenB
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience. After seeing a story about this restaurant on the local news, we wanted to try it. It was everything and more we had seen in the story. Cute quiet location with very easy access off of 285. Friendliness from the moment you walk in the door. Once seated we were immediately greeted by our server. She was quietly checking in throughout the evening, but never intrusive. She was very knowledgeable about the wines, menu and specials. Offering helpful suggestions that guided our choices. Of our party of four, we all made different selections. My salmon was delicious, my friend had the trout, her husband had their unconventional lasagna and my husband had the risotto. All were perfection. Generous servings but not too much. We will definitely be back!

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Puppe
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The duck filled ravioli was excellent as was the salmon. Calamari was awesome but the dipping sauce tasted a little too much like mayo. Had the doughnuts for dessert. Just ok. We had a server who was in training and were left for quite some time with contact. Overall we loved the food minus the dessert

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vipLefty
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nothing to add. Food is the same good food and the service was friendly but superb.

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DavidK
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , nice ambiance, not too noisy, reasonably priced... who could ask for more?

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PatrickH
1 review