The Best Italian Restaurants in Atlanta

Atlanta has long been known as one of the major culinary hubs in the Southeast, and many people would be content with just the fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, and other staples that make Southern food stand out. However, Atlanta’s home to much more than just the classics, and when it comes to Italian—this Peach State can cook. Everyone’s a critic when it comes to restaurants. So we dug into our data to unearth the real tastemakers—the diners we know are going to the best Italian restaurants in the area. Here’s where they’re dining now in Atlanta.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:no. 246, Antica Posta, Varasano's Pizzeria
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian
Neighborhoods:Decatur, Buckhead
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Time
7:00 PM

no. 246

$$$$·Italian·
Decatur
2,311 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Located in the heart of Downtown Decatur and offering unique vintage décor and modern touches in an old school industrial interior, this eatery is one of the most popular Italian restaurants in Atlant...

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Italian in Atlanta / Georgia
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Antica Posta

$$$$·Italian·
Buckhead
1,697 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Cozy

Unlike other restaurateurs that dabble in a variety of cuisine styles, the owners of Antica Posta have remained true to their humble beginnings in San Casciano, Italy — where their first restaurant is...

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Fit for Foodies in Atlanta / Georgia

Varasano's Pizzeria

$$$$·Italian·
Buckhead
833 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Late-night Find

Accolades received by this local hot spot include “best pizza in Atlanta” and “best Neapolitan pizza” — on top of landing on top 10 lists of Atlanta’s best restaurants. Even The New York Times says th...

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Pasta da Pulcinella

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown
3,378 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

This independent eatery is on the small side, but it’s quintessentially Italian in every respect. It’s located in a small yellow house, and if you were on the opposite side of any of the nearby skyscr...

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Best Value in Atlanta

Osteria Mattone

$$$$·Italian·
Roswell
2,689 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

Instead of generalizing every aspect of Italian cuisine into one eatery, Osteria Mattone focuses on traditional Roman fare. Fortunately for those whose taste buds change with the wind, Roman cuisine i...

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Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Buckhead
1,915 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

This Buckhead staple started out as little more than a basement restaurant in Atlanta. Since that time, it’s become a true-to-life alimentary and ristorante (grocer and restaurant). Locally sourced in...

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Italian in Atlanta / Georgia

Cibo E Beve

$$$$·Italian·
Sandy Springs
1,018 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

This eatery prides itself on offering authentic Italian fare while simultaneously abiding by the seasons through the use of local ingredients. The shutters separating the bar racks, overhead firewood ...

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Campagnolo

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown
527 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual

The paintings and dining sets in this eatery provide a modern contemporary appearance, but the cuisine easily maintains the traditional Italian flavor. This establishment has plenty to brag about when...

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Outdoor Dining in Atlanta

Valenza Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Brookhaven
2,419 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Named for and crafted after a Northern Italian village, this upscale eatery resembles a quaint café plucked right out of the Piedmonte region. The ambiance is defined by antique European candle chande...

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Crispina Ristorante & Pizzeria

$$$$·Italian·
Vinings
1,206 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

When looking for the best Italian restaurant in Atlanta, it’s difficult to beat Crispina when it comes to authenticity. The décor is strictly Italian, and the large wall clock remains a great centerpi...

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Sugo

$$$$·Italian·
Johns Creek
3,083 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

The family that owns this eatery has a mix of Italian and Greek origins, so patrons are treated to fine cuisine from both countries. The outside seating area is relaxing and has tabletop candles, but ...

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Best Value in Atlanta / Georgia

La Grotta

$$$$·Italian·
Buckhead
2,125 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

If accolades and experience dictated the best Italian restaurant in Atlanta — which they may — the La Grotta would no doubt come in first. They’ve been open since 1978, and the eatery has been receivi...

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Romantic in Atlanta / Georgia
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La Tavola Trattoria

$$$$·Italian·
Virginia Highland
3,673 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

The less formal version of a “ristorante” in Italy is known as a “trattoria,” and the dark wooden floors, rustic colors, and exposed brick allow this dining spot to fully live up to that title. The st...

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Nino's - Atlanta

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown
1,788 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Nino’s has been striving to remain one of Atlanta’s best Italian restaurants since its opening in 1968, and it’s managed to do so for all those years. The current owner is from Italy and took over ope...

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Romantic in Atlanta / Georgia