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Macaroni Grill Mall of GA Restaurant Dining Room - Romano's Macaroni Grill - Mall of GA, Buford, GA

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Mall of GA

3.9
3.9
163 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Inspired by Italian trattoria cuisine, culture and conversation, Romano's Macaroni Grill believes every meal is a chance to celebrate and toast to life, pasta and of course, vino! Every meal is started off right -- with a bottle of wine at the center of the table, encouraging guests to pour as they please while exploring the extensive menu of handcrafted Italian classics. Macaroni Grill restaurants feature an open kitchen that allows guests to see its fresh ingredients and preparation techniques that blend Italian traditions with progressive culinary inspiration, in a polished casual atmosphere.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Comfort Food, American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (678) 714-0049
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Whether you are planning your next work event, your birthday party or your wedding, we have a dedicated catering team that is happy to help create the perfect menu for your guest list - no matter your group size or budget.
  • Private party facilities
    Our semi-private dining space captures the Italian experience, down to each individual ingredient, and delivers the extraordinary flavors of Italy to groups and parties of any size.
  • Private party contact
    Brandyn Russell: (970) 402-1755
  • Neighborhood
    Buford
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 163 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Gwinnett

    Great for brunch

  • Gwinnett

    Good for business meals

  • Gwinnett

    Kid-friendly

  • Gwinnett

    Good for groups

  • Gwinnett

    Healthy

  • Gwinnett

    Neighborhood gem

  • Gwinnett

    Good for special occasions

163 Reviews
  1. RafaelM

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated 30 minutes after the reserved time. but the rest the food and the incredible attention.

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  2. TimO

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Romano's has excellent food & service. Great happy hour menu

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  3. PatrickM

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! Can’t get enough of that bread! Will go back!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Lack of leadership is apparent— server poorly trained: -brought 2 plates first; 10 minutes later, the other 2 -served bread after the meal -never checked-in with us; we stood up once to get the servers attention -forgot the to-go box

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  5. JoanW

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    If the restaurant is going to choose to be open on Christmas Day, then they need to be well prepared. They should also only serve the patrons who come in the restaurant to eat, no curbside, no delivery. The curbside orders were getting prepared before the inside restaurant patrons were being made. We ate there for our Christmas dinner. The server really didn’t want to work today, but said she had no choice ( which is wrong). She did a okay job with the parties that she was serving. The kitchen was so slow and the restaurant wasn’t that full. I saw a lot of empty tables. It took over 3 hours for a dinner service. The food was cold and very bland and most of ii was not eaten. I would give the food a minus 10! We paid almost 300 dollars on this meal that wasn’t worth eating! We will never be back.

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  6. SavvyShopper

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The atmosphere of the restaurant was pleasant with a bit of holiday spirit. Diners were seated and their orders taken promptly, with a minimum of wait for the food to be served. The food was delicious and servings generous. We'll be going back.

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  7. LindaS

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We've eaten at Romano's Macaroni Grills for years. They were always good and fun. Back in the late 1980s the wait staff would sing in Itaian and spin napkins over there heads while doing so. This hasn't been done in years. One by one the Romano's locations have closed leaving only Mall of Ga location (As far as I know). At this location they relocated a new head shef from Orlando to elevate the overall quality. On our last visit I had the pleasure of meeting Chef Rafael whose leadership in the kitchen was obvious in the quality and flavors of the food they produced. Wow, a huge step up. When we complimented the Chef He was quick to give credit to his staff. I had the Salmon and my wife (She who must be obeyed) had the Pasta Milano, both were absolutely outstanding, as were the cocktails. Our server, Bianca, was a joy. She was prompt, helpful and a sheer delight. We couldn't be happier. Bravo!

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  8. ChristopherS

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible service. Wait time was unbelievable. Staff appeared as they didn’t want to be there. Poor.

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  9. StephanieR

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. I wish I could recall our server's name, but she was very helpful. Two of us have a gluten allergy. I was initially disapointed that the restaurant did not have gluten free pasta, but our server offered to have my shrimp Portofino made with asparagus instead of pasta. It was very good.

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  10. SavvyShopper

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the traditonal Thanksgiving Dinner menu. The service was excellent, the atmosphere pleasant, the food was properly cooked and served hot. This will be on our short-list to chose from next year.

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  11. KrisH

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was fabulous including the server. Just 2 things...I wish the lighting was a little dimmer for more ambience, and there was an older lady that came up to our table begging for money. My husband gave her $20 but that was before our server came back and told us that she comes in there all the time saying the same thing. I would have liked to have our $20 back for sure!

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  12. Dale

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was decent to good and the service was average. There were a couple of times service was a little slow and we ran out of drink refills. The prices are very high compared against Carrabbas & Olive Garden.

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  13. SharonP

    Central Georgia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All food was served hot which sometimes is an issue at restaurants. Stuffed mushroom appetizer was very good. Decent size portion of lasagna which my husband states is the best he has tasted and mushroom ravioli was delicious. We enjoy dining at Macaroni Grill.

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  14. DeborahM

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent chicken marsala. Also stuffed mushrooms were perfectly prepared. Lots of food so half my dinner went home with me and made a great dinner the next evening. Cannoli was crunchy and full of great flavor. And the staff did not rush us. My friend and I were playing catch up after not seeing each other for almost a year. I'd definitely go back.

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  15. genevievep

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first visit to Macaroni Grill. And I loved it !!!. I do plan to go there again. The food was very good and the service was great as well.

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  16. JOSEB

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and service excellent! Thank you

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  17. Katherine

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. I did not feel particularly rushed through my meal. There weren't many people there for a Saturday night, so it's just as well they weren't trying to turn and burn the table. My party did the 2 sets of 2 antipasti, entrees all around, and a kid's meal, plus a glass of wine for all the grownups, and everything came out tasting great. I miss having more locations, but the quality made up for the long drive.

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  18. KathyB

    Unspecified

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Appetizers awful, ordered 3 and 2 were not edible..brushetts and brussel sprouts Waited 70 min for entrees. Never arrived. Waitress kind and attentive. She talked with her manager regarding situation. Manager still charged us for 1 Appetizer and 2 drinks. Manager never spoke to us. Will Beverly go back

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  19. JefferyP

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was just awesome. We had a great meal with awesome food along with just perfect service.

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  20. NickG

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Food took a little long to come out, but wasn’t the servers fault (they apologized and offered us free desert). Would definitely return!

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  21. VerdiA

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The shrimp Portofino was excellent and so was the salmon. Our server was a delight and very accommodating.

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  22. Kimi

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Seems like this restaurant has gone like all the others since covid…it was just meh. It wasn’t bad, but the bread was cold, and the oil just had sprinkled pepper, not the fresh ground like they used to do. The food was alright…but overall just not as good as a few years ago.

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  23. AnaC

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fried calamari and Brussels sprouts super yummy recommend

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was slow and she was not attentive.. she would get our order and then leave 10 mins We asked for a refill and never got it Food was good and hot People left because of the service.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Didn’t honor reservation that was made 5 hours before. Arrived at 5:55 for a 6pm reservation and wasn’t seated until 6:25. No use in making a reservation. Service was average at best. Wanted us out the door as quickly as possible. Food was not as good as it was years ago.

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  26. pbpayroll7

    Atlanta Metro

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This place has been steadily declining for some time now. I would expect it to close at some point in the near future.

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  27. Laurynf

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great , Our server Tiara was great , we made our reservation at the last minute because our plans changed but it was great

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  28. MartinB

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My only complaint, and it was mine to correct, but it was a blistering cold day and we were set closest to the front door. Every time the door opened, we got a blast of cold air. I should have asked to be moved. There were lots of tables open. Not sure why we were put there. Again, I could have asked to be moved.

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  29. LindaB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    On Saturday, Dec. 3, my wife and I had a 2:30 reservation. Upon arrival we saw many open tables and as we notified the hostess of our arrival, the manager came up and told her not to seat anyone else for at least 20 minutes due to a large group of 12 that had just placed an order. The hostes explained we had reservations and the manager's response was, "I don't care!" We waited for 10 minutes and went back up, inquiring about being seated. We were told, "When the manager decides." We chose to leave and eat elsewhere. As we were walking out a mother and daughter were leaving after their meal. They saw us walking away from the hostess and heading for the door. The mother commented that we really didn't want to eat there as the staff was in a foul mood, service was extremely poor and the food was miserable. Obviously the manager's unprofessional demeanor influenced the performance of his entire staff. The restaurant we opted for was absolutely 5☆ and total contrast to Macaroni Grill.

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  30. VondaT

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Hostess was not at her stand upon our arrival. The bartender had to serve us and take orders. My date didn’t like her food at all. We waited 15 minutes before being seated and had to wait just as long for her to take our order. Our waitress was nice but definitely overwhelmed and short staffed. We tipped her $20 because she did her best.

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  31. KathiM

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food in town! Delicious food, friendly staff, great pricing and excellent service! Food and service are consistently wonderful! Great place for family dinners.

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  32. PamelaR

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have always enjoyed Macaroni Grill near Mall of Georgia! So it was an easy decision to book with Open Table for Thanksgiving 2022, especially since they offered a full Thanksgiving Dinner option! The food and service did not disappoint! Our pumpkin tiramisu was positively outstanding! Based on our wonderful experience yesterday, we will be sure to book there for Thanksgiving 2023!!

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  33. JadeB

    New Mexico

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    AC was broken. Food was okay.,Restaurant was dead but it wasn’t clean even with all the staff there.

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  34. Robin

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The AC was not working and the kitchen was very slow. I think they were probably having a bad day.

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  35. johnnyj

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The A/C was broken and the temp inside was very uncomfortable. The service was fine, but the food was mediocre. Not a great dining experience.

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  36. RhondaB

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I do not know what surface that you use on your floors, but it is too sticky. Our shoes were all sticking to the floor. It feels like maybe it is suppose to be rubber, but the stickiness made us think that it was just not clean. The tables were also sticky. After a great meal, I went to the ladies' room and that floor was definitely unclean sticky! So, if I were you, I would change that flooring. We won't be going back because I have plenty of places to get a great Italian meal and not worry if the floors are clean. Also, we were seated against the wall directly in the back from the check-in stand and it was hot. When I went to the ladies' room, the side and hallway were very cool. So, clearly, you will lose your customers, slowly, because the food is good, but the experience is not. I am an Improvement Coach, so if you want to discuss this further, please call and leave me a message at 67-887-8046. Good luck.

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  37. TannerC

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was horrible. Waited an hour for my food. Just asked for them to put it in a to go box to take home

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  38. emilyh

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not what it used to be at all, run down , dated and food is below average.

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  39. ChaseC

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a nice area for which to celebrate Mother's Day.

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  40. Patricia

    Atlanta Metro

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was outstanding. Anything we asked for was brought promptly. It has been quite a while since we have eaten at Romano's Macaroni Grill. We had chicken parm, spaghetti and meatballs and a chicken seafood penne. Dinners were plentiful. With one salad, one soda and 2 waters to drink, the bill was $66 before tip.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Romano's Macaroni Grill - Mall of GA using the Order Online button. Romano's Macaroni Grill - Mall of GA also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Romano's Macaroni Grill - Mall of GA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (678) 714-0049.

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Mall of GA is rated 3.9 stars by 163 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Romano's Macaroni Grill - Mall of GA

3207 Buford Dr, Buford, GA 30519-4937

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Buford
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Comfort Food, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (678) 714-0049
  • Catering
    Whether you are planning your next work event, your birthday party or your wedding, we have a dedicated catering team that is happy to help create the perfect menu for your guest list - no matter your group size or budget.
  • Private party facilities
    Our semi-private dining space captures the Italian experience, down to each individual ingredient, and delivers the extraordinary flavors of Italy to groups and parties of any size.
  • Private party contact
    Brandyn Russell: (970) 402-1755
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