Book your next event with us
Great experience with a team work dinner. The music was very loud at times but the staff was very attentive and helpful with recommendations.
While visiting Atlanta, we decided to check out this local spot. We reserved a table for 2 for 7:30. After walking around the quaint neighborhood we arrived promptly to Il Localino. It was packed inside. The space is a bit cramped in the entry and there isn't really a host stand so we were standing inside the door surrounded by diners while waiting to be approached by somebody. After a while another couple came in behind us and just then the host came up and greeted us, as we were in front of those people and it was clear we'd arrived before them. The host asked if we were all together and we said no we are not together. The woman behind us spoke over us, referring to the host by his first name, and said they had reservations, and walked between us without us having a moment to react. The host took them straight to a table in the back without acknowledging us. We were dumbfounded by what had just happened but continued to wait a few minutes. The host didn't return and so we left and got a table at a lovely place next door.
Everywhere else in Atlanta we've been struck by the hospitality. Everyone is so nice here and eager to welcome visitors. This place was exactly the opposite, as we felt disrespected and unwanted by both the host and a patron at the restaurant.
This place could be great for locals but visitors should expect to be treated as not so special.
Always a wonderful evening.! Delicious,charming,fun!
The owners are fabulous!
The food is good. The service was the worst we have possibly ever experienced. The first waiter neglected to put in our order. The older man, maybe the owner, finally, after 45 minutes, brought one of us something we did not order and neglected to tell us it was "on the house". Two of the entrees finally came after over an hour and one of them never came. That was after we asked if we could split two entrees and the same older man said we could but would be charged for three entrees. So we ordered three and the third never arrived. They did bring us a fish dish which we never ordered so we ultimately split two dishes.
The older man was rude, disinterested and he, together with two waiters, made this perhaps the worst dining experience any of us have ever had.
'It was absolutely terrible and and we will not ever go back to this restaurant. The older man needs an "attitude adjustment" as well.
So much fun and energy in the restaurant!
Food was incredible and so was the service and the atmosphere!
Excellent meal and great service! Will definitely be back :)
Great atmosphere but absolutely horrible service. Had to ask multiple times for a waiter to come over to order our food after being seated for 45 plus minutes. Food was ok but certainly not as good as other Italian restaurants at the same price point in the area. While the atmosphere great, I unfortunately would not come back or recommend to a friend.
Poor service from waiting staff. Food was overpriced for quality. We were really looking forward to hats being bright out for our group as we were celebrating a birthday and they never brought them out until the very end after our request several times. The owners are very sweet and make the experience fun!
Love!!!! The staff and the owner were awesome!!! Def going back!!!
Owner (male host) came to the table way too many times for what he thought was friendly chatter. I was there with friends (both times this happened) but he must have come to our table 15 times! Some of his humor was dry, borderline not funny. His intentions were well but slightly overbearing.
Treated like family, served like royalty... great food and drinks. Always a festive atmosphere.
Great restaurant. Very friendly staff and very accommodating. Great food as well!
El mejor restaurante italiano, servicio impecable. Giovanni el dueño increible
Great service, very engaging. Food is delicious!!
The owners are very warm and would love to talk to you. They take their time with you and make sure you have a great time. Wonderful food
Amazing! Everything...Every time! Love this place and the Owners make you feel like you are part of their family!
The value for what you received was quite high. The good was good, the service could have been better. The bartender didn’t know how to make certain drinks.
A delightful, personalized dining experience. Authentic and delicious cuisine, with a number of yummy specials. The cocktails (Love Potion if you love fruity drinks) were amazing.
Amazing! Giovanni was such a delight. The food was delicious!
Il Localino never fails to disappoint. The food is amazing and the one on one attention by the owner is always an experience:)
Absolutely a must eat if in the area
This is such a great place to celebrate with girlfriends or family or even just have a nice date out. The food is completely authentic and delicious. The atmosphere is fun and the staff are all cheerful.
Incredible food and experience! Best authentic Italian in Atlanta!
Has a great time and wonderful birthday celebration for my girlfriend. Food was delicious.
Perfect Birthday dinner. The Ciopinno was amazing!!! A truly colorful experience.
Everything was wonderful, from food, cocktails and staff!
Great restaurant with a wonderful menu, great service and fun environment.
Great Food and great service!
Outstanding service, outstanding food , pricey but worth every penny.
We had a great meal beginning with fresh shaved Parmesan cheese and greeting by the proprietors. Specials were all fabulous so never looked at a menu. Just like a hidden gem in NYC. Can’t wait to return.
We were disappointed. We loved it last time we went so this time we took some dear friends. We were all crammed in a tiny booth (four of us and we are not big) and then rushed to make appetizer and drink decisions, only to wait at least an hour for our dinners with no apologies. We had to ask them to turn down the music which was blaring and clearly also bothering all the tables around us. The wait staff treated us as if they were in a rush and really didn't have time for us. It was just a mediocre experience and we were not impressed - especially for the price. I will say the food is very good!
Best place in Atlanta!! I take all my friends who visit to this wonderful restaurant. Best food and service. Fun, energetic and awesome atmosphere. You won’t be disappointed if you like to have fun and enjoy fine dining Italian.
Yummy, quirky, high energy. Great food & service. Owner was entertaining! Not a quite romantic spot, but a super fun place to go and have a great meal!
A special place with incredible hosts (owners) and a great service team. The atmosphere is very unique, the attentive decor, incredible food and wine, and the clientele of regulars and newcomers both young and mature is fantastic. Clearly the regulars know where to sit and how to order. Trust Mama Gail and she will steer you to all the deliciousness! No idea why it took us so long to learn about this charming and festive place but we will be back A LOT!!
Wonderful — as usual. On of our favorites in Atlanta!
Always a great, fun-filled experience.
I try to eat there about once a month and always enjoy everything about it. A GREAT place for a meal and a relaxing evening.
Exceptional neighborhood restaurant, A bit pricy but exceptional value.
I had been to this gem of a restaurant in 15 years and couldn't remember why. I still don't know because it couldn't have been any more perfect. Everything was spectacular. You cant get better service at any restaurant than this place. Fresh seafood, pasta. And the bartender knows how to make a mean Manhattan martini. Free limoncello for my wife and i because we were told we were adorable. Run as fast as you can to get there.