Forza Storico

4.7
427 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Forza Storico is a traditional Italian restaurant focused on typical Roman dishes such as Carbonara, Amatriciana, Cacio e Pepe and may more. Our Italian wine list is comprised of 80 labels, 30 of which by the glass and all chilled to perfection. Half of the restaurant is a central bar with additional high top seating available first come first served. Our extensive beverage program includes 15 cocktails and over 30 Italian beers. Just like our sister restaurant Storico Fresco in Buckhead, we believe in great food, simple service, and giving our patrons a fun experience...When in Rome!!

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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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vipAtlantaFam
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent veal saltimboca and tagliatelle bolognese. Good outdoor setup. Surprisingly packed And energetic vibe despite COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic service!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
83 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome. My friend and I had not caught up in a long time, and truly, took longer than we should have at the table. Our server was so kind and reassuring that there was “no rush”. I know she could have turned our table, but she never gave any impression of that. I tipped accordingly, but she had no idea I would do that and I appreciated the kindness she showed. Food was also excellent. Love both Forza Storico and Storico Fresco.

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vipBrianB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stefano is always great

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AbbyG
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Forza is an energetic and upbeat authentic Italian dinner spot, perfect for date night. We were blown away by the cocktails (my husband said it was his favorite Negroni in Atlanta) and the food. Our favorite thing we ate was the pulpo (grilled octopus) - I can't recommend enough. We walked away feeling satisfied, but not gorged, in a way that I feel is refreshing for Italian food. My only criticisms are regarding ambiance: the noise level was quite loud (although it does add to the overall energetic experience), and the chairs (straight-backed bar stools at all the indoor tables) were a little uncomfortable. I would absolutely recommend this to a friend who wants a nice vibe and great food for a great price! Grazi, Forza!

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clarissa was a wonderful server and made our experience so great! Will be back and recommend to friends!

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PeachesC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our door and service was amazing! We alway make it when we come to mart!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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mineyourbusiness
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our server was very good. Seating was optimal as well. I did not feel restricted to like we were too close to the other parties.

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Michelle
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos was the best! We were celebrating a new job and moving away from Atlanta and he made us feel special!

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vipBruceH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and outstanding food. Very enjoyable

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Veronica
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food; we were a party of 6 so ordered apps, pastas and main courses.
Our waiter was Italian so that was a nice bonus. The outdoor seating is great because of COVID and was comfortable even though it was 30 degrees outside.

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vipNatinf
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always happy at Forza Storico!
My favorite still the cacio e pepe-5stars!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!! Great place

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent !

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LoganM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Always a great experience at Forza Storico. Can't wait to return!

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vipAtlantaReviews90
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Just to be clear, before the pandemic, we loved this restaurant. But now when you visit, it seems the pandemic is over. Though we requested outdoor seating, we were taken to a very mediocre looking space around the corner that was enclosed in plastic...not only is that absolutely no better than indoor dining, it also looked like crap. Imagine the outdoor furniture set-up at IKEA, but worse. We sat there for at least 10 minutes before we finally got up to ask the host if we could be reseated. When we approached the hostess area, there were several people standing around/hanging out without masks on, and no one employed at Forza Storico seemed to care. To top it off, when we asked to be reseated, the hostess told us if we wanted to sit “truly outdoors”, we would need to wait at least 30-45 minutes...despite us already having an outdoor reservation. We immediately said “yeah, no” and went to JCT, which had a lovely outdoor dining area and much better service.

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vipmeneghel
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

The food was great, but the patio where we sat was pretty crowded. On top of that, the music was super loud and the DJ only played trashy club music. This was really annoying and made the overall experience much worse.

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JadeN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I went to Forza Storico for NYE and it was an amazing time. The staff was super friendly and accommodating. The food was great and the wine was 1/2 off which was a pleasant surprise. The atmosphere was classy and felt very safe in regards to COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! It was amazing would highly recommend

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Alejandro
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE dinner so noise level may have been higher than usual. Very energetic. All of Margaritas recommendations were fantastic (wine, appetizer, dinner, and amari). Definitely order the spinach capaletti - never had a stuffed pasta that good. Would recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always excellent food and drinks! One of my favorite spots in Atlanta.

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JENJ
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Loved the food at Forza Storico! The pasta was amazing and the service was great. We were there for New Year's Eve - it was packed. We ended up sitting at high tables with stools. I can't say they are comfortable. That is my only complaint. We definitely didn't want to stay and have coffee and dessert as we hung out. I'll go back when it isn't a crazy night and hope for a better table. I recommend the Papalina pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I decided to come here to celebrate our third wedding anniversary, which happens to fall on NYE. We arrived a little early for our outdoor reservation and they happily seated us right away. When I made the reservation, I let them know it was our anniversary and our wonderful server surprised us with two glasses of champagne when we sat down. I wish I could remember his name, but he had a legit Italian accent and couldn’t have been nicer! We started off with the mozzarella and prosciutto appetizer, which was super fresh and tasty and HUGE. My husband drank a Peroni and I had a Frosé, and for our meals we ordered the Carbonara and the Cappelletti Spinaci. Both were delicious! We were too full to try dessert, but hope to next time! Thanks for a wonderful anniversary!

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vipMer311
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! Every bite was delicious! We will definitely be going back, it's a new favorite!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos was fantastic. Very knowledgeable about the menu and gave great recommendations. He was attentive but not hovering. The food was amazing as well!

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CynthiaB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great outdoor options! Half priced wine and yummy pasta

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great except I asked for my meal without cheese. It came loaded with cheese!

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vald
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were promptly seated at our reservation time. Our table was on the outdoor balcony, in the corner, which was secluded from the many parties in the larger outdoor eating area. This made for a quieter ambience and more privacy, which I liked. The wait staff positioned an outdoor heater close to our table to keep us cozy.

The fried eggplant appetizer was one of the best dishes I’ve had of any type at any restaurant. Clarissa, our waitress, suggested a white wine that my mom loved. I ordered the Papalina, which I’m hooked on. The pancetta complements the savory notes of the pasta sauce which has a subtle flavor of leeks. My mom had the shrimp pasta, which is a large serving of linguine with head-on prawns in a light oil-based sauce with fresh tomatoes.

The virgin drink I had with coconut and like was surprisingly tasty. Think mojito with coconut.

Outstanding service, ambience, and food. $100 for 2 appetizers, a glass of wine, a virgin drink, and 2 pasta dishes.

This was my third time to Forza and all of my experiences have been this exceptional. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Made reservations for 9pm, didn’t get seated until after 9:20pm.

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HeatherM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I recently visited Forza Storico for for the first time to celebrate my birthday. We sat outside and stayed cozy and warm - they have a ton of heaters outside! Our server was great and the food was delicious, we will definitely be coming back!

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EmilyR
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not your traditional italian restaurant. Energetic, young, fresh, and delicious. Not the coziest of seating but the ravioli made up for it.

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Samantha
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We sat on the patio outside and felt very safe and secure during our visit. Although they were busy, they were able to manage the safety of everyone and still deliver amazing food! It was a great date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great customer service!!! Would definitely go back!!!

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vipMarinaP
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Let me just say that the hostess with the short black/brown hair is an absolute treat (and I do not mean that nicely) - she was exceptionally rude. Also important to note that the restaurant staff working that evening was NOT enforcing the use of masks while walking about the restaurant. Many guests walked straight in with no masks - which frankly for us was a huge disappointment. Food is good but slightly overpriced in our opinion for the portion size - however drinks are good. Service was very very SLOW.

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BillD
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forza served delicious food. The amatriciana was spectacular! Our drinks were unique and tasty. Service attentive but not overly so.

Their outdoor seating is well designed spacious and very comfortable. Definitely on our rotation!

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JoshuaH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here is AMAZING!!!! Service was perfect, server was great. Their cocktails are so creative and delicious. This place is a new favorite.

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vipMech
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food

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vipAmrah
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Delicious pasta and cocktails! We finally visited this restaurant in November for the first time, and found ourselves back again a second time in the same week. I've had the best service AT the bar. We took an out of town friend from NY there this week, and he loved it as well.
Must Order:
Canoe Club - mezcal cocktail
Cacio e Pepe - pasta

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WesS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The only reason not 5 stars across the board was the following reasons:
1. Had to wait 30 minutes past Reservation time
2. Out of requested wine and out of requested dishes
Note: wine and dishes we got as a recommended replacement from the server were great.

Small negatives for an overall very positive experience. Great place. Will definitely be going back.

FAQs

Forza Storico offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 464-8096.

Forza Storico is rated 4.7 stars by 427 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.