IL Localino

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$30 and under
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.6
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4.8
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4.5
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VH
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! Absolutely great! Loved the food, music and drinks.

MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious Italian food in such a fun atmosphere!

SP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Trite menu, average food at too high a price point with an overtly sexist waiter. There are better Italian options less than a mile away.

N
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere

DA
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hospitality, food (appetizers, entrees, and desserts), and wines were very good. The Wine Steward made good recommendations and we enjoyed multiple bottles. Every time I'm in Atlanta, I look forward to a visit here.

H
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I'd been wanting to try Il Localino for some time given many positive reviews I've read. The food was actually very good, although quite expensive....especially appetizers and salads! We did enjoy many of the unique dishes and preps but at the end of the day their prices were near top of the mark. Very unique atmosphere but music got very loud until we asked to have it toned down some, and it went back up after awhile! Service was average to inattentive, especially for the price. Probably will not be in our regular rotation from an overall value perspective, but again, food was very good.

SJ
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time guaranteed! I have absolutely no complaints. Everything from the food to the service was beyond exceptional!

Thank you iL Localino

s
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and ambiance. Truly an experience. Everything from the homemade outrageous bread to the homemade garlic butter is excellent: then onto the fabulous lobster fra diavolo outstanding. Really a special place.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in Atlanta

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D
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anytime I have friends in town, this is the place to impress and wow. The service and atmosphere is always outstanding, as is the food.

MN
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the nicest places my husband and I have been to. The food was fantastic.

SH
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely fell in love with this place and the staff! Perfect place for a celebration. It was pricey and keep in mind the entrees come alone with all sides a la carte, so the total can definitely climb fast with all the yummy authentic options. Food is definitely fresh, I had the Gnocchi with was the pasta only and definitely delicious. Nice serving to for sure fill you up along with the fresh bread delivered to the table with freshly made garlic butter. The decor was unique, homey and comfortable. Felt like we entered another world full of good spirits and vibes as the entire restaurant sang along to YMCA during dinner. Random fun hats 🎩 started being passed out to dinner guest by staff as we all ate, some danced around and sing along it was a unique awesome experience. I believe it was the owner walking around with a beautiful Italian accent speaking to all guest with an amazing personality, he was the icing on the cake. It was my son’s 22nd birthday, he loved it and we definitely left feeling like we exited a little world where everyone that entered was then apart of this sensational good vibe while we dined. I recommend anyone to come just prepare for the slightly pricey menu and a la carte sides BUT IT IS SO WORTH IT! I can’t wait to surprise someone else with this little jewel of happiness on Highland. My best reference is great food with a Mary Poppins experience and all good vibes! Try it! Not sure if every night is like that but I’m soooo appreciative we got to experience it. My son LOVED his birthday dinner.

WP
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my 30th birthday and had a BLAST. The owner, Gio, is so lovely and showered us with all kinds of extra goodies. The staff is incredibly attentive and food is to die for!!! They even gave me a sparkly hat to wear for my birthday. I loved it. Soundtrack was on point too.. Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Village People. Such a fun place to have a special meal, night out with friends or date night. Highly suggest!!!

KW
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible. I love this restaurant every single time I go!

AA
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Wish we lived closer in order to make it there more often!

D
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Over the last 20 years, we have dined here when going to Horizon theater. The food is always good and the atmosphere is fun and kitschy. The prices, however, have gone up so very much, that this restaurant is no longer in range with other god Italian restaurants in the city.
$16.50 for a small salad or $14.00 soup as an appetizer is overpriced. The entrees are also about $4-$5 overpriced each. We noticed that other diners still received a tasting of sorbet as an intermezzo, we did not. Other tables were offered specials and mushroom cart appetizers, we were not.
Although tasty, they have just out priced themselves in my opinion. Such a shame as the food is delicious and the owner is a charming host.

B
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot, terrific food and unique atmosphere! Can't wait to go back

JT
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. You’d never know you weren’t in Little Italy NYC!

c
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very fun atmosphere with a side of romance. Garlic butter was amazing first of, with the warm bread. Vast wine selection. I enjoyed a classic Old Fashion made perfectly. My lamb wall fall off the bone. The waiter brought me extra, they want you to eat! It’s was fun start to the night. Definitely returning.

JL
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Italian restaurant in all of Atlanta!!

AO
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great, a little pricey, very nice ambience just a little tight

SC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely, intimate restaurant with delicious food .

ND
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply Amazing! The staff was friendly , attentive, and knowledgeable of the entire food and wine menu. We were greeted by the owner and he made us feel like family.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to IL Localino for my 30th birthday & it was fabulous! I thoroughly enjoyed the family vibe and will definitely be back here for more. I ordered the gnocchi & my date had chicken Alfredo - both so delicious! We shared the chocolate lava cake with chocolate gelato, I’d come back just for that ! 10/10 recommend.

k
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Chaotic and confusing with poor service. The only time we were attended to was with frequent attempts to upsell. No one bothered to ask how the food was, or to refill water. Alternately shushed for having conversations and told not to be “too serious”. We will stick to La Grotta.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting!!! Everything was great and the food was exquisite. 10/10

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place

NL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IL Localino not only provided a fabulous dinner but an incredible birthday experience! The service was phenomenal, music great and such a fun birthday finale! Just love IL Localino!oo

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star. Amazing restaurant

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved the ambience, LOVED the food and the overall vibe. We will be back!

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

We normally LOVE IL Localino and it's our go-to spot for special occasions. Unfortunately, we were really disappointed by our experience on Valentine's Day. I totally get that this is probably their busiest day of the year, but given how long they've been around and how great they normally are, it was quite surprising how bad it was. First, our reservation was for 8:45 and we were not sat until 9:30. We went to the bar to get a drink because we had nothing else to do (driving up the price of the bill) and the bartender didn't take our order for probably 15 minutes because he was just so busy. Then, when we sat down and our waiter finally came to take our orders, we went ahead and ordered everything. We decided to forgo the prix fix menu since it was a lot of food and both got the chicken parm. Our waiter said "Your salad? And side of pasta?" making us think both came with the meal. But neither was included, making our bill WAY higher than we thought. Both the salad and the pasta were nothing to write home about and were super expensive for whar they were; we definitely wouldn't have gotten them if we'd known. To top it off, it seemed like literally every single table there was given shots of limoncello and a rose when they were leaving and we didn't; not a big deal obviously, but it was kind of just the icing on the cake of a disappointing Valentine's Day experience. However the chicken parm and wine were FANTASTIC as usual and the ambiance is amazing - you really can't beat it. We will come back for sure, but definitely not again on a busy night and hopefully with a different waiter.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great time. Food was amazing.

KM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IL Localino never disappoints! Even on a holiday like Valentine's Day they hit it out of the park with service, food quality and cost! Never change; THANK YOU!

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Went for Valentine’s Day. Food was great. The service was terrible. We waited 15 minutes to sit down for our reservation. Then we had a 30+ minute wait for a server and then we finally had a busser serve us because we couldn’t get a waiter. Felt uncomfortable and will not go back. Had been a fan of the place before this experience.

AF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were absolutely amazing. It felt expensive and is definitely a date-night. The pre-fix menu has a ton of food so we didn't do it. Overall, everything was amazing, though.

C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner was wonderful!

MH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great family run restaurant with fabulous food and atmosphere. Service was a little spotty, but it was a very crowded Valentines night. The owners were fantastic, checking on guests and you just feel like family.

NM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon you walk into this hidden gem of restaurant you feel like you’re in a wonderland of sorts. Every member of the staff, starting from the hostess to the servers are extremely polite and pleasant. The food is delicious. It’s true authentic Italian food. I came here with my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day dinner. I had a reservation and we seated immediately. It was around 530 so the restaurant wasn’t nearly as busy as it got when it was time for us to leave. Enjoyed every moment of this experience. Will definitely be back.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters were great very helpful the owner came over to introduce himself and is very charismatic and entertaining. I ask him about his friend Frank Sinatra. He told me great stories about him. The food was terrific; it was Frank's favorite. It was a fantastic experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, from the friendly-family service to the delicious food, this place makes you feel like you’re in Italy for the night.

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