Princi Italia - Atlanta

4.1
287 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

Enjoy the taste of traditional Italian cuisine at Princi Italia. Its dimly lit and warm premises with hardwood floors and wooden furniture creates an atmosphere that makes customers feel comfortable and relaxed.



At Princi Italia, guests can start the meal with appetizers, such as a charcuterie dish filled with an assortment of meats, like salami, with different cheeses to supplement.



Prince Italia's menu features platters, such as mussels and capellini marinara with parmesan cheese and basil. Some of its main entrées range between chianti braised short ribs with tomatoes and fingerling potatoes, as well as pan seared scallops with peas and butternut squash risotto.


Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Comfort Food, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 709-2058
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Our Offerings Include:
· Dining options for varying price points
· Private Enclosed Temperature Controlled Terrazza
· Customized menus for any preferred palates with wine pairings on request
· Cocktail Receptions with Hors d’ Oeuvre
· Unsurpassed wine selections & drink menu
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Private party contact
Tara Johnston: (404) 709-2058
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Catering
We offer offsite catering for any size group. We offer individually packed meals or buffet style entrees. From simple to elaborate in all price ranges. With or with out serving attendants.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cresent
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Parking details
We offer 3 hours of enclosed validated parking in the parking garage located at 77 12th Street
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Public transit
close to Marta stations
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 287 People Are Saying
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MM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

We sat at our table for 14 minutes before we were even greeted or given water and this was only because we waved down a host at around 10 minutes and then a server a few minutes later. We ordered the meat and cheese board which was great and cocktails. Ordered our entrees and wine to go with. The wine arrived before we had even finished our cocktails or received our food. The food arrived quickly. I ordered the red fish with herb gnocchi and Brussels sprouts and my boyfriend has a seafood pasta dish which was described as having a tomato pesto sauce. My dish contained one single gnocchi. My boyfriends dish was essentially noodles with olive oil and a bit of fresh basil, there was very little flavor to his dish and maybe two pieces of tomato to the whole plate. We began eating slowly but needed to speak with the waiter to see if there was anything they could do to correct the dishes. We didn’t see the waiter again for a long time, I had nearly finished my meal before we were able to ask another employee to go find him. Once we explained the issue he offered to bring marinara sauce for the pasta and extra gnocchi for my fish. The extra gnocchi were brought but they were wet, soft and unseasoned, unlike the browned herbed gnocchi that was on the dish. The marinara sauce was a bland crushed tomatoes. When a manager came to speak to us eventually she did not apologize or offer to correct anything at all. When our check came she had given us a measly 10% discount.

This was by far the worst dining experience I have ever had in Atlanta. The bland food and poor service could have been apologized for or corrected and I would give it another shot but ultimately the lack of care by management is a clear indicator as to why everything was lacking.

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E
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, as always. Debbie's outstanding service made our evening so special.

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CU
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Very salty appetizer and undercooked pasta which the restaurant comped. The short ribs had amazing flavor but were also over salted. The carbonara was Flavorless and too al dente (again). Nice ambience but would not go back.

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P
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service too!
Had a little wait but it was ok.

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R
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was just ok.

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

They were out of spagetti and the angel hair pasta was one big clump. Horrible! Chicken was good but sauce was tasteless.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Slow service - pizza was okay - food was eh

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L
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Not the best. Service was average at best. Other server in area was sooooo loud.
For the ambiance and price and location, I expected more.
Ravioli tasted like they cooked the pasta and left it out for it to get hard. The pasta was also very small. Not good.
Fettuccini Alfredo was average at best.
Maggianos is better than this spot. And you go to places like this to escape the chains.
Disappointing. Won’t be back

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BJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was quite a busy Saturday night, and I only booked on a whim - we had originally thought we would just turn up. Glad we booked, as there were several groups waiting for a table.
The service was a little slow and it took some time to get our appetizer. Once we finished out appetizer I expected it to be fairly quick for us to get the entree, but the wait was at least 20-30 minutes.
The appetizer was fantastic - we had Bruschetta di Bufala, but the entree was a little lacking.
I had the Rigatoni Arrabbiata, and the sauce was fantastic, but the pasta was thoroughly overcooked. Our server did not offer us pepper, and we had to flag someone else down after 10 minutes because he was nowhere to be seen.
I would also expect an Italian restaurant of this price range to not add Parmesan to your food before bringing it out - at most good Italian restaurants they will grate it fresh onto the food for you.
The appetizer was exceptional, and if they could elevate the rest of the food to that level I would be inclined to visit again. But for an Italian restaurant to overcook pasta is unacceptable.

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RC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Dining experience was the absolute worst ever! Service was not rendered and management (Andrea) was not at all interested in meeting customer needs. Reservations were made for 715pm. Shortly after being seated it was about 10 minutes before waiter showed up. Appetizer (Brussels sprouts) was ordered and we received it 30 minutes later. Other tables around by now had been seated and eating food and some are paying their respective checks. The server never came back to check on us but once and mentioned "We are not holding your food back; the kitchen is behind". After more time passed with only appetizers and water needing to be refilled, the server was flagged down and he replied "What’s up?” as if he was confused on why we asked him to come to the table. We then finally placed our entree order after being sat at this point an hour later. At this point, I approached the Manager on duty (Andrea) and informed her of what was going on and she replied "I am terribly sorry and will look in this". Another 15 minutes passed with no follow-up from our server or Andrea. At this time, enough was enough. We decided to leave and Andrea approached and said "Oh my...you still haven't received your food. I'm again sorry and I will comp your wine and appetizers and again I'm sorry". Andrea wanted to make us aware of the 25 minute time it takes for orders to be prepared once submitted, which was irrelevant at this point because she failed to mention and be honest that the kitchen lost the ticket. It is now 925pm and still we have not received any food, so we decided to leave. Shortly after leaving, I called the General Manager (Steven) and he explained that he was aware of this problem (kitchen lost the ticket) and apologized. He assured me that he would comp my next visit and that Andrea should have made things right prior to leaving. Andrea showed a lack of care, concern and integrity. Great customer service is always essential to restaurant success. Total disappointment!

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AW
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a neighborhood restaurant where we dine often. The staff is professional and friendly. The pizzas are wood-fired and fresh, as is the pasta - handmade. The bar staff is friendly if you like to eat/drink at
the small bar. There's outside seating - heated for cooler evenings. It would not have been my choice to sit
facing a TV showing TMZ for New Year's Eve when folks are celebrating, but usually the music is lovely -often Italian or classical, but many evenings it's rhythmic. We usually share a small pizza (about 7") for an
appetizer and the excellent choice of pastas as entree. I enjoy the pasta da mare, my partner prefers
a wild boar ragu. I was pleasantly surprised that the normal menu was presented and even the usual
pricing on wine - on New Years Eve, no less! Another lovely evening in the neighborhood!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Debbie, was the highlight! Amazing everything... well done!

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Savannah
29 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I think we had a new server. Was not that attentive. Received more help from other servers who noticed us not having certain things. Such as water, silverware. Food mediocre. Not much flavor.

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MM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Our first time here, and our last. Of the seven different entree’s the short rib was the only meal that stood out. For an Italian restaurant, the pastas were not well cooked, either under cooked or just bland. The lobster that was in one dish tasted like an over microwaved, dry piece of mush. Our sever, while polite, had to come back repeatedly to double check what people had ordered. Our fig & cheese bruschetta was piled with so much fig it looked ridiculous. Not much flavor on that one either. Maybe this restaurant is known for its pizzas, but I’ll never know, because I don’t plan on returning. There are too many good restaurants around to give this one a second chance.
For Italian, go else where.

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DB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food in the city of Atlanta. Love the set up and the layout of the place. Perfect romantic dinner, and we observed the great service even or groups of 6 to 8 people.

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OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual ... simple Italian done well, and great service. So glad it’s in the neighborhood!

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CJ
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I've wanted to try this restaurant since it was in it's original location. Unfortunately, disappointed with the lack of ambience and the food. The service was good. Would not recommend.

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G
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so fresh and the service was impeccable. We will be visiting again.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Everything was fabulous but our waiter was pretty bad.

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CZ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The wine selection was good. We ordered the meatball appetizer. I don't remember the two types of meatballs but one of the two were tough. The other tasted very good and was the proper texture.
It took over 30 minutes for our entree's to come out. One of the pasta dishes was cold and hard in texture. It had not been cooked properly. They apologized and offered a complimentary glass of wine which was nice. It took another 20 minutes or more for the second entree to come out for the second time. The pasta was cooked correctly, however the dish was just luke warm. This I do not understand especially since it was cooked incorrectly the first time. We will give this restaurant another try, hence my "no" to would you recommend Princi Italia. I would have to try it again to give a "yes".

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CB
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food wasn't that great. Too many other better competing Italian restaurants in the Atlanta metro.

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JC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I had a great time eating here with my family for my moms birthday. The staff was super accommodating and very nice. Atmosphere of restaurant wan quiet and cozy

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OT
Atlanta
111 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I had a nice meal overall on my 2nd visit here. The décor and ambiance is lovely. Our server was very nice and professional and accommodating. It did seem quite a while for our food to come out, especially considering they weren't very busy. We were eventually brought bread- it was a sweet bread and quite tasty but not sure if they just brought it because our food was taking so long or if they automatically serve it to every table. If it was the latter then it took too long to come out as well. I ordered the omelet with shrimp and lobster and the flavors were delicious but the seafood was a bit overcooked. My sister ordered some dish that had prosciutto wrapped asparagus with poached eggs. It was a very interesting and unique dish. I love the idea of it but felt the execution was a bit off. There was only a tiny bit of prosciutto wrapped around the think stalk end of the asparagus. She just didn't understand why it wasn't wrapped around the more tender edible end. For dessert we ordered a tiramisu but I'm not sure what we got. It was kind of like a Whoopie pie. It was good and we ate it (going to a show and no time to send it back) but it wasn't what we ordered unless this is just some bizarre take on a tiramisu. Anyways, I do love the location of this place along with the service and ambiance, I just think the food needs some tweaks.

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P
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Btanzino was very good. Also the flat breads are excellent.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Fun but average food

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BD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

I typically am very satisfied; a "go to" restaurant. But, this time my food was just average, and the service was poor. I should have said something to the Manager. I hope an anomaly?

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N
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Very slow service. No bread service with olive oil that is common at other Italian restaurants.
Tiramisu was not good, it didn't taste like tiramisu it was a chocolate cake with whipped cream.
Raspberry margarita was super bitter.
Pasta Saffron was good but a bit bland.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was painfully slow even though we told the waitress as soon as we sat down we had tickets to a show. The waitress was rude when we asked how much longer it would take the kitchen to prepare our food. When the food finally arrived (45 minutes after we ordered) it was cold! The hostess said she was giving us 50% off of our meal, but we only got $9 off (there were 7 of us at dinner, it certainly cost more than $18)

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L
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Thank you for your support

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C
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A pleasant setting to have a nice dinner together. The food is interesting and quite good, and the service is also very good.

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D
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The dinner was very good the flat bread we ordered was quite salty for us but the flavor was good. There was a louder party there when we first came in but they were celebrating their annual get together and were very apologetic about being loud. our server was very attentive it was the first time I’ve been to an Italian restaurant and I think they were playing jazz as background music. Overall experience was
Good and we recommend to others

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SP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Debbie was awesome!

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JA
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Not a good first visit. Every waiter/waitresses walked by us. After 15 minutes one asked “if someone had helped us” and she said, “well I guess I will.” 25 minutes to get a glass of wine and another 35 minutes to take our order. Oh and the food was cold. Unimpressed. Will not done again.

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A
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Choose the pizza over the pasta - the pasta portions where very small and not well seasoned.

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TD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The waitstaff (Debbie & Leo) were phenomenal, especially since the kitchen kept letting them down on what was available and what they were out of. Everybody kept their sense of humor, and Debbie was especially kind to my elderly mother-in-law, whose confusion over the crab in her salad prompted Debbie to bring her more crab meat unprompted. My only complaint would be that the music was too loud, but that's just dining these days.

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NM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good Italian food for a fair price. Good location as well.

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MR
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Average food and slow, inattentive service. A bit expensive for the pasta.

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BD
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated on a covered patio and enjoyed a delicious meal promptly prepared and served while we enjoyed pleasant conversation in a wonderful ambience. Tim, our server for the evening was quite attentive and very personable. He and I talked football for a few minutes which we both enjoyed. My sister dined with my wife and me, and she commented on what a good time she had. This was on a Friday night - we had such a good time, we returned the next night and had a repeat performance (after being greeted at the door warmly by Tim from the night before. We will definitely return.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Food is HORRIBLE.

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JG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and filling. Service was excellent.

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