Colletta

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Italian
Traditional Italian flavors fill the airy, modern space of Colletta at Avalon. The restaurant promises excellence from its kitchen, featuring a wood-fire pizza oven, grills and rotisseries. A craft cocktail program showcases Italian classics such as Negroni , Amaro and house made Italian sodas. Rustic entrees, pastas, house-cured meats and wood-fire pizzas fill the restaurant’s menu which changes seasonally. In addition to the a la carte menu, a three-course family-style menu allows guests to enjoy the full spectrum of Colletta’s cuisine and Italian dining customs.
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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

All the employees were friendly and responsive. The food selection was very limited and the portions were rather small. The food was average in quality and it was overpriced. They offered only one special and it was an appetizer. The birthday treat was very tasty and appreciated. The food experience wasn’t too memorable but the atmosphere and the decor were a home run!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall amazing experience. The food was great and our server was very kind and helpful.

AP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

We have been to Colette many times and it has been a 5 star rating in the past. Service continues to be outstanding. However, the food quality has declined drastically. Cheap ingredients and strange combinations have replaced excellent food. The mushroom pizza used to be large, shiitake mushrooms soaked in wine and ricotta, now replaced with small mushrooms that taste like they're from a can and...goat cheese?! Though I like goat cheese, it's not great on a pizza. The Farfalle has also been a favorite in my family. This time it was dripping with oil and not creamy as it was in the past and very fishy! Inedible. The charcuterie consisted of 3 small tablespoon sizes of sub-par cheese, a marmalade, NO crackers, and sliced meet that seemed to come from a vacuum packed bag and placed on a board...not freshly cut. So disappointing. Service was great. We did let them know that the pizza is not as good as it used to be and the pizza was taken off our bill but they have A LOT of improvement to make to be as good as they used to be.

c
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

The main thing you need to know is this place is LOUD inside. There was live music at the bar, several large parties, and an extensive wine menu. Great for a girl's night out. But for a couple wanting a relaxing evening and casual conversation, other places are better. Maybe patio seating would have been different. We literally could not hear each other.

The food was very good. We ordered the family-style option and were treated with a nice chef's selection from their menu. The hanger steak and farfalle pasta were excellent. Similarly, our server Derek was super. He was patient, knowledgeable, and professional. Maybe the best we've ever had.

All in all, it's not our type of experience, so I doubt we will be back. The dinner prices are "special occasion" but the atmosphere is not. Others were clearly having a blast, so maybe you will also.

PA
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our meal. Great service. Extremely attentive staff.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Coletta, my husband and I come here all the time for dinner. I’ve never been here for lunch, today was my first. I didn’t even know they had lunch specials, food was so cheap I thought they made a mistake with my bill. Food was delicious as always.

JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The new chef has decided to change the barata and the new one is awful. One of our favorite things was the barata so what they brought to the table was sent back. They brought us their new olive dish to offset our displeasure and it was also awful and we sent that back as well. Olive dish should taste like olives not something weird.

The main courses were awesome and all were loved by the table.

The wait staff was great through the entire process.

BRING BACK THE OLD BARATA!

JC
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Visiting from out of state, decided to eat dinner here based on other reviews. We placed our order and before it arrived we were told our server had to go home but we would be taken good care of with another server. Wrong. We waited forever for our food and the new server was basically absent. Sad because it was not busy. Probably won’t be back when we visit family again.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a friends birthday. Servers were wonderful. We did the family style dining. Portions large , food quality excellent ....great opportunity to try many items. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Restaurant Uses local fresh ingredients. Delicious!!

MD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Colletta’s is a regular stop for us. Fantastic food and great location in Avalon.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was not that good, meat was cold

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, staff was very attentive. We time them we were going to share our entrees and they plated them separate for us so we didn’t have to swap plate.

Will definitely be returning!

GI
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall. We ordered the family style menu and as had a few preferences. However those preferences weren’t balanced with enough vegetables in my opinion and our meal was very carb heavy. We started with meatballs with polenta & burrata with tomatoes and bread. Next was the pizza course, followed by two pasta dishes and our entrees of steak, with chicken parmesan and fish. We also had an out of this world dessert platter. But I was so full by the time it came that I only had two bites. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. I love the idea of family style since I enjoy trying different things and we did just that. I’ll be sure to mention that I must have the kale salad that in lieu of an appetizer next time.

SM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

No vegetarian entree options other than pizza. Menu selection has become limited.

AW
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great! The cocktail prices were too expensive. Highest we’ve seen in Atlanta.

M
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food tasted good but they were very busy and it was not “piping hot” when the food came out. I had the spaghetti and I had them put a meatball on it. Bibb salad was good.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday party fro a friend

KM
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We finally went here with some family in town and everything was amazing! The ambiance, service, and food were all exceptional. The hanger steak was a perfect dish, and everyone else enjoyed what they ate too!

p
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. We had the burrata for an appetizer (delicious); he ate the carbonara for his entree and I had the short ribs. Both meals were absolutely amazing and flavorful!!! We also ordered a bottle of Prosecco - which just made our night a little more fun. One recommendation would be to keep the bottle chilled on ice as you drink through dinner, but that’s my only suggestion. Everything was perfect otherwise!!!

NN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food and the ambiance was amazing the only disappointing part was the service. It’s started off great but slowly went down. After we received our dinner plates our server never came back to check on us. We had to ask another employee for a bar drink. It was brought to me within a minute. The manger also came by to check on us to see how our dinner plates were. Which was really nice, but when we were ready to close out, we had to look for another employee to close us out. The only time we saw our server again was when she dropped off my card and the check. Besides the service everything else was great. Will be going back but hopefully the service is better.

MF
Atlanta
84 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was OUTSTANDING as usual. I loved the fall changes to the menu. It was our anniversary and our server started it off with a glass of champagne which just made the evening that much more special. The new chocolate dessert is to die for, a most have to end the evening. We started with the Burrata and again the changes were excellent. My husband had the fish of the evening and loved it. Lasagna was also outstanding. This is our italian go to place YUMMY!!

Colletta
Responded on September 28, 2019

Can't wait to have you in again!

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RS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, always high-quality food and service

DF
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great food and drinks. Excellent service!

Colletta
Responded on September 28, 2019

Always a pleasure having you here!

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FF
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Colletta and will definitely be back. The meatballs are impossibly tender and delicious. We had the kale salad, farfalle and bolognese and each dish was fantastic. Fabulous wine list too! A new favorite.

DV
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, amazing food

MH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was not great. We ordered a meat and cheese tray and it was served without any bread or crackers. The pizza wasn’t good.

E
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We waited almost an hour for spaghetti and dinner salad.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. New management. New chef. Great food

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A delightful evening. The food was tasty and the service was excellent. Christie made our dining experience most pleasurable ... attentive and willing to offer suggestions but never overbearing. Thanks to Colletta and Christie for making our 42nd anniversary a night to remember.

AT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great at Colletta. From the food to the service, everything was wonderful. Alina (I think I spelled that correctly) was so sweet and friendly. My boyfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary and Alina offered us some prosecco at the end of our meal. We were not expecting it, but enjoyed the thoughtfulness of it all. We will be back again soon!

B
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding meal ,! The duck breast was Great ! And my birthday dessert WOW !

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Colletta many times. It never disappoints! This time our waitress was Phenomenal! Her name was Stacey. She made my birthday dinner perfect! she was attentive and when something did go wrong she had the manager was over immediately to fix the issue. It was as if it never even happened. (They ran out of the beef short ribs. The manager came out to speak to my husband and offered to get him a steak from their partner restaurant next-door. The minor issue was quickly resolved.) Each time we go there our service is fantastic the food is wonderful we will continue to go back.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and very accommodating, the only reason I didn’t mark the food as outstanding is because of my dinner. I had ordered the chicken which I have in the past, but the taste of the chicken wasn’t that outstanding. It definitely used to be, but not any more. The other people in my party were very happy with their entree. You need to go back to the way the chicken used to be presented and definitely better tasting too.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding and the entrées were well presented and above all flavorful. We had the Kale and Caesar salads, Pizza, and Farfalle dish. If you must, go to Colletta to have your only meal of the day. I highly recommend!

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! The staff even better! Our server was awesome too! We will definately be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

They accommodated my husband's sugar free dessert for his birthday which I really appreciated. Food was great and made from scratch. Service was busy but the staff was nice and cordial.

OT
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The for was excellent, and the service top notch. Our server, Deynen made excellent reccomendations for each section of the menu. Wish we could come back soon. I would like to try everything on the menu.

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

Excellent service, amazing fresh Italian food including homemade pasta, beautiful restaurant! We'll definitely be back.

JS
Tampa
211 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

First time at this restaurant.
Our server was a very pleasant and offered very good suggestions.
The Italian pinot noir was fruity and earthy; slightly harsh on the palate.
My wife’s hanger steak was a little overdone and tough. The accompanying sides were very good.
The short rib was moist and flavorful as were the crushed potatoes and broccoli rabe.

DR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and server was fantastic! We went to celebrate my sons birthday.

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