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IL Localino

4.8
2037 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Il Localino is a charming family owned & operated, award winning Italian Restaurant located in Inman Park. We serve the most delicious and authentic food in a fun atmosphere, with great wines and craft cocktails. Il Localino is the perfect spot for a casual dinner or a major celebration! Whether you are looking for a romantic table for two, or a private party ... Il Localino will exceed all of your dining expectations!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2037 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.9
ambience
4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShelbyB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Atlanta. No questions asked. If you haven’t been go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
212 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolutely best restaurant in Atlanta. The Cioppino is the fabulous. The Veal Parma is like an absolute delight.
Run don’t walk!
Highest possible recommendations fir an Amazing evening experience!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Atlanta!

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Sheila
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food is average for the price. The ambiance is cute and the service is good.

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PatrickO
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience from the decor, music, and outstanding Italian food! Gale and Giovanni are always gracious hosts. They also do a unique job of decorating every other booth with “diners”. They are very observant of Covid 19 restrictions so that is never a concern.

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JohnM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star experience every time we go. IL Localino has become our favorite. The food, service, and ambience are great. Especially the owners make every time a warm and inviting experience. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTableFan
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and experience for our anniversary.

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vipChipN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

without a doubt this place is one of the best Italian restaurants on the East coast. We had the prix fix meal with Osso Bucco (unbelievably good) and Lobster ravioli with champagne sauce... yum! It's not just the food. It is the quality of service and how special the hosts make you feel every time you dine there (Thanks Gayle and Gio!). If you haven't been there yet - make a reservation now. You'll definitely want to make sure your reservation is between 6:30 - 8:30PM, if you can. You'll see why later :)

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JohnnyM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at IL Localino, good food, friendly and lively ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday ¡

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and festive vibe with amazing food and cocktails. Staff was very friendly and the owner stopped by several times to check on us. Can’t wait to go back.

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VanessaB
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service from beginning to end. Attentive and knowledge

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vipToniaH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent and staff was very attentive and friendly. A fabulous experience! We’ll be back!

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vipGoodFood
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat!!!!!!! Everything about IL Localino is amazing. Thank you for making my special day with family and friends a magnificent hit! A fan and friend forever.

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Brad
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without question, this place is amazing and will be a new staple in our rotation of places to eat when going out. The food is incredible and Mama Gale & Giovanni are so welcoming and engaging. I would recommend this place to everyone.

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Alic
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We were so excited to go because we heard great things about this place. Unfortunately the service was not great, the first waitress disappeared, then we had a waiter and he too disappeared and the third waitress finally came at time for dessert. The guys who was picking up the plates was the most attentive of all. The owner ( we believe) came out, said hi to every table, offered a small fruit cake to every table but ours. The fettuccine with shrimp had 2 1/2 shrimps and the pasta had no salt, the chicken parmigiana was ok, the cheese ravioli was good and the caprese salad was excellent. Over all it was just ok but pricey.

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vipElizabethF1963
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun evening thanks to Gail and Giovanni!! Always memorable ;) Thanks for the laughs :)

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vipCassieK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and service were excellent. What a fun place!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service in ATL

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gtdish
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience every time we come. Went to celebrate an intimate birthday and the food and service couldn’t have been any more perfect. The food is always great. I get something different every visit and I have yet to be disappointed. Gail and Marco are a delight and made it all happen as they always do.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Staff is fantastic and food was great but nothing could save the overall experience as the owner berated our table, disagreeing with our orders, saying we weren’t ordering enough after we already had a bottle of wine, cocktails and entrees. It also was uncomfortable having him come to our table every few min making inappropriate comments, and making us sing happy birthday, even though it was no ones birthday.

Despite all of the signs requiring staff and patrons to wear masks, the owner refused to adding to the already uncomfortable environment. Again, the staff was one of the highlights, but that was tainted by the blatant disrespect the owner showed them. We thought the disrespect we were shown was unsurpassable but as we watched a young waitress get harassed by the owner for forgetting a spoon, we knew we needed the check immediately... which brings me to my next point.

The check is handwritten and unspecific. That normally wouldn’t bother us as it’s an authentic Italian restaurant, however our bill was completely inflated from what the menu shows and we ended up spending around $50 more than we should have.

The food was absolutely delicious... but this is definitely a “to-go” restaurant if you’re looking to try it.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing but most of all Giovanni and his staff made our experience exceptional! We ate every last bite from the bread to dessert.

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BelmaO
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant!!! Food was fantastic, atmosphere in the restaurant was very fun and energetic. Employees were very friendly. Great place for birthdays!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience including the variety of appetizers, entrees, sorbet, desert, and cocktail/wine selections!! Very sound COVID precautions — masking requirements of customers and staff, and distancing of tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my birthday with 6 friends and it was amazing! Love the owners, they really get to know the party you’re with and celebrate you!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Per usual, IL Localino was incredible. The food was amazing, and the service was impeccable. If you want a true Italian experience, book a reservation ASAP.

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vipmilly
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always the best, we have to go there every time we are in Atlanta

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ZachR
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, love it. Favorite place in the city! Everyone must go here

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vipChristopherS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wonderful entrees were full of fresh seafood! Our service was excellent, and the owners made us feel so welcome! We had delicious desserts—the best tiramisu we’ve had here in Atlanta! We will be back!

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vipMinh
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The relaxed, romantic ambience of the dinning room is popular with guests. Very friendly owner and staff will make you come back everytime.

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Suzette
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where can I begin???? This was by far one of if not the best restaurants I have ever dined at in Atlanta. The exemplary service was welcoming and it felt more like I was welcomed into someone's home instead of a place of business. My guests and I were complimented, doted on and made to feel like our patronage was appreciated and matter. The owners and staff I cannot say enough about. They were ABSOLUTELY the best. The food was impeccable, festive and lively atmosphere only added more to this wonderful experience.
This was a WONDERFUL DINING EXPERIENCE. This was my first time but it will definitely not be my last. Thank you to the owners, the staff and the amazing chef(s) for making this superb dining experience!

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Johnny
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best Italian restaurant in the city of Atlanta!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always the best place to go for a celebration! we love the atmosphere and hospitality. will be back!

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dgnolan3
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! Charming restaurant with engaged owners. The ambiance is spectacular and the food is delicious. We have always been treated like family. The service staff are well heeled, perfectly absent, and always there when needed. This is an Atlanta institution. Go eat!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for Italian in Atlanta!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Halloween pre fix menu for $50 a person. We started with their fresh warm bread and the shaved Parmesan, homemade pesto, and marinated olives. Then we had salads - Caesar and seasonal greens. Then the lemoncello pallet cleanser. Then the pumpkin ravioli and gnocchi with vodka sauce. Finally the dessert sampler which included cheesecake, chocolate torte, chocolate gelato, and tiramisu. It was all phenomenal. Service was impeccable. Ambiance was so fun. They even gave us roses after our check!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven’t been here, make sure this is your next reservation. I’ve been going here for years - it’s authentic, it’s delicious, it’s the best Italian in Atlanta! The owners are amazingly sweet people who care about your experience! It’s a one of a kind. Date night, huge dinner with friends or family - this won’t disappoint!

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ColeG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved dining at IL Localino!! Food was fantastic! I’m still thinking about the gnocchi I ordered. Defiantly recommend eating here!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and vibes! Best Italian in ATL! Would 10/10 recommend. Family - owned, great menu selection and the best decorations!

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OliviaC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience this past weekend! The service was wonderful, some of the best in Atlanta!

FAQs

IL Localino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 222-0650.

IL Localino is rated 4.8 stars by 2037 OpenTable diners.

IL Localino does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://illocalino.com.

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.

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