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About IL Localino

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!

467 N. highland ave
Atlanta, GA 30307
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

- Easter Sunday: Open from 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- Inman Park Restaurant Week March 28 - April 3
(see website for details and menus)

Cross Street:
Colquitt ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 222-0650

Website:
http://illocalino.com/

Entertainment:
Early in the evening, enjoy the sounds of Sinatra, Buble, Pavaratti and more. Then, as the evening progresses, Il Localino changes the mood to include disco, salsa, and current favorites. Don't be surprised if the music isn't the only surprise! Il Localino strives to make each dining experience unique and memorable.
3 Course Summer Special $24.95 Sunday thru Thursday 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Catering:
ll Localino is available for your catering needs. Please call Gale to discuss - 404-222-0650.

Parking Details:
Il Localino provides complimentary valet parking for your convenience

Executive Chef:
Chef Giovanni

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Il Localino is known for it's ability to provide memorable Special Events. We will help you entertain your guests at a level that will exceed everyone's expectations. For planning help ... Gale 404-222-0650

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us for the most spectacular Christmas Eve dinner you can imagine. Every year we strive to bring our food, service and ambiance to the highest level possible. Bring your friends and family to join ours, and become part of The Localino family tradition, year after year... you’ll be glad you did

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us for our most memorable New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Enjoy the most delicious Italian food, great craft cocktails and amazing wines combined with a festive and fun party atmosphere. Bring your friends and family, or just the two of you and join The Localino Family in bringing in the New Year

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Private Dining

The perfect place to host Private Parties for any occasion - whether it's a Holiday Dinner, a Board Meeting, an Anniversary, a Birthday, a Wedding or Wedding Rehearsal dinner, Il Localino will provide an unforgettable dining experience!

IL Localino Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Good for Birthdays (25)
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Authentic (25)
Special Occasion (25)
Fun (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Worth the Drive (18)
Cozy (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Romantic (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Comfort Food (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Hot Spot (7)
People Watching (7)
Business Meals (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined a day ago

For a Jersey girl to find authentic Italian food in the south is like a dream come true!!! The bread was amazing, the ravioli was perfection and the service and ambiance were fantastic. Loved it!!!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Quality Italian food in a family- fun atmosphere.
This restaurant is super cozy, food and service are amazing. Staff is friendly and attentive. Planning to go back over the weekend.
Everything we had was delicious , starting with bread (nice and warm, a must for an Italian restaurant) the appetizers, entrees were exquisite and the dessert was just delightful.
Can’t wait to go back to try the Pumpkin Ravioli and cannolis.
Our new favorite restaurant in the Atlanta area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

"Energetic" understates the noise level here, and the atmosphere which approximates a 1980's disco (strobe lights, glittery disco ball, smoke machine) is fun (well, mostly). There's lots of ringing bells and happy birthday singing and oh, by the way, really good southern italian food. Our server was great and the kitchen delivered two perfectly prepared and delicious meals (eggplant parm and pasta with sausage and broccoli). Only small complaint is that the terrific ricotta cheesecake was served too cold (so we warmed it up with our espresso cups). Looking forward to a return to try something else on the menu.

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·Dined 6 days ago

I enjoyed my evening. My veal parmigian was good, my appetite was satiated, the ambience was fun. My husband did not care for it at all. He said his fish was overcooked, drowning in garlic, and cost too much. The aisle is narrow, so plan to weave your way in and out. The decor is as if a Chinese decorator did a dicso theme inside a western saloon. The music is 80s and disco. The men's and women's bathrooms are each one-seaters, barely enough for the number of tables in this place. The food is fantastically presented. Watch out for upcharges. They brought some very light appetizers that we didn't ask for to the table, and then they were on the bill for $13. The entree price does not include anything else. All sides, salads, and drinks come with their own price.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

👌outstanding experience all around, very distinct and delicious

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Four friends joined my soon-to-be husband and I for a night out; the friends were from St. Louis and Manhattan and were delighted with the food and the service. What a fun place! Energetic, but we were still able to have plenty of conversation. The staff of Il Localino is always delightful: welcoming, professional, attentive. I highly recommend this place.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Best Authentic Italian, Service was an excellent blend of professional with a relaxed air.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Homey atmosphere, and excellent service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Its a fun place to be! The food is delicious, the service outstanding, and Giovanni and his wife make everyone feel special.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

A great place for dinner. The service was awesome and the food was amazing. It is a very loud and energetic and fun setting. Absolutely a great place.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Oh my gosh, where to start- Il Localino is beyond special, it is truly an amazing restaurant. Our dinner was surperb, from the antipasto, cocktails, bread, lasagna and bottle of wine ALL perfect for a wonderful dining experience. Customer service is welcoming and caring. Now what really sent Il Localino over the top for us (two business women) was the setting with music from Frank Sinatra to disco music with party hats. This is definitely a lovely neighborhood restaurant well loved by its patrons who had been visiting the night we were there (Thursday evening). I loved this place because all that we came in contact with had been so gracious and welcoming. Thank you so much for a great memory from Atlanta. From Texas

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Couldn't of had a better night celebrating our daughter's 23rd birthday than at Il Localino. The owners and staff were so incredible, the food was some of the best Italian food we've had (reminded us of being in Italy) and the overall experience was incredible… so much fun!! They had roses waiting for her and made her night so special, especially the champagne toast the owner gave! Thank you so much for making Lindsay's birthday so much fun and so special! Can't wait to go again!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 1, 2017

40th Birthday Party. The owners take special care to visit your table and insure a great time, every time. The food is great, the waitstaff is fantastic, the energy is always positive. It’s impossible to leave in a bad mood; if you do - you need medication.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Best Italian restaurant in the ATL! Amazing service, food, music, drinks and more !! They know how to show you a good time :)

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

On a scale of 1 to 10. 11

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had fantastic food and phenomenal service at the annual Halloween contest dinner. It was a memorable evening and great fun for all!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We live in the ‘hood. At this locale 5-6 Times per year. Nothing but good things to say! Live the disco ball and YMCA!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The Italian food was authentic and delicious. Every single item we ordered - including the bread - was fabulous! The roses on the table were real, fresh, and beautiful - very romantic! The owner actually gave me a rose to take home, which I enjoyed for a whole week! Our reservation timing was a bit off since, unbeknownst to me, I scheduled our reservation at exactly the same time as the Inman Park Halloween Night Parade and the restaurant was crowded and loud. Due to the parade, parking was horrendous! But at least we were seated in the back patio room where it was a bit quieter. Lovely, quaint, romantic restaurant with top-notch service. I highly recommend!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food was good, but not great. the bread was very good. The atmosphere was fun. The wine by the glass we had was a very good, red blend. The pasta sauce was disappointing. The Calamari very average.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Excellent restaurant, from the owner to the staff all were very attentive. Great atmosphere where you feel at home as soon as you sit down. The food was outstanding, the chef is amazing and can accommodate dishes not on the menu. Overall, the next time I'm in Atlanta I will be sure to visit and dine there again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Quality of the food was fantastic and meeting the owner and his staff was a great experience. Despite it being a busy evening we were well looked after and the entire experience was fantastic. I will be back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The best family run Italian food I've had since I left New York. Excellent atmosphere, drinks, food, did I say FOOD. Love the owners!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This restaurant is fabulous!!! The food, the atmosphere, and the staff are all awesome!! If Atlanta traffic wasn't such a nightmare, we would come more often. You will not be disappointed at this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We love this restaurant. The food, the atmosphere, the staff, everything was awesome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

LOVE this place! So hidden, and so special. An experience that had us smiling ear to ear and now by far my favorite place in Atlanta. Feels like an old Italian place that you would find in NYC or LA, tucked away, that has been around for generations and that the entire neighborhood loves. Reminded me of my childhood and the special places my family frequented in our neighborhood and around LA.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Best Italian food south of NY! The staff is super attentive and the atmosphere is fun.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

A wildly good time, but crowded due to its popularity. Service could be swifter & the food priced more reasonably. But the waiters & owner are welcoming & nice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Fun, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love this place...whenever we have company in from out of town...this is a must.
Friends see social media posts of our visits and they always say "take me there".
Very fun atmosphere and the owners main focus ... great service, wonderful food,
and a GOOD time! Between the crazy props, fun hats, fog machine and 70's music
there is no way that you won't have a blast!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

“UNBELIEVABLE” - and always delicious. Outstanding food, outstanding staff and the best restaurant we have ever been to. Gale and Giovanni are gracious hosts and run a top-notch establishment. Our go to restaurant for every and any occasion.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This is an amazing place! Being an Italian food fanatic I take my food serious and this place is better than being in Italy! Don't miss it go today!!!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Another incredible meal here. I feel like its rare these days to get a combination of great food as well as great service but every time I come here that's what I get. Couple that with a fun atmosphere and this is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta! Highly recommended.

Tags: Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Hands down best italian food. Must try the cannolis

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Once again, Il Localino was the highlight of my trip to Atlanta!

This restaurant is without a doubt one of my favorite restaurants I've ever been to. Between the amazing owners, the authentic food, large portions, and the original atmosphere, Il Localino as an absolute go-to! The whole staff goes above and beyond to ensure that all customers have the ultimate dining experience- and we definitely did!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Favorite restaurant in Atlanta by far! Delicious authentic Italian food, amazing service + fun atmosphere!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I had the pleasure of being in Atlanta last weekend and of course I had to have dinner at Il Localino. I was greeted with the usual home away from home greeting. I had baked clams and shrimp fra diavolo that were out of this world. The service and the cocktails were spot on as always. I cannot wait until my next visit to Atlanta !

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I Localino is in fact two restaurants, or two personalities rather- there is the "before 9:00" Il Localino, which is traditional Italian, quiet and comfortable, with Vic Damone playing unobtrusively and an overall pleasant, "low impact" environment. But after 9:00 (at least on the weekends, not sure about during the week) Il Localino puts the lampshade on its head and turns on the mirror ball; Vic Damone is shown the door and The Village People take the mic. By that I'm not suggesting it turns into a frantic dance party, not at all. Mirror balls and Village People notwithstanding, the great food and attentive service you experience at 8:59 continues undeterred at 9:01. Just prepare yourself for the volume to increase, and the number of patrons (and waiters) wearing silly hats to multiply. And lest I forget the main reason we like Il Localino, the food: we haven't had a dish we didn't like yet (I like especially love the veal), and they always get fish right, which is so often a deal-breaker for me. So if you want the traditional Italian dining experience, try Il Localino. If you want the dance party dining experience, try Il Localino. Just pay attention to the clock!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always exceptional!

Linguine with Clams!!!
Best we have ever had!!!!
Excellent experience every time!!!

Do not Hesitate...... GO GO GO!!!!

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Awful service! Never will return. Did not have waiter and no one checked on us, had to ask three different people for my drink and still had to wait 20 min. Took another 15 min just to get our check.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food, atmosphere, service never disappoints. Thank you!

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Authentic Italian! Excellent service. It has become "our spot"

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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