Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante

4.6
865 reviews
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Italian
Storico Fresco has now fully morphed into a true Italian Alimentari e Ristorante that started in a basement in Atlanta …

We had a dream to bring traditional and nearly lost Italian dishes to Atlanta. The result: Storico Fresco Alimentari, quite simply an Italian grocery store and restaurant in one. We’ve gone beyond and created a true Italian experience for you to enjoy. We use locally sourced ingredients to craft our authentic dishes.

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TL
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoy using Opentable to make my reservation at Storico Fresco. The challenge is the table has never been ready upon arrival. Be prepared to wait 10-15 minutes even if you make a reservation. This restaurant is full of energy and can be loud. Don’t go expecting a quiet dinner.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Drinks, (Gin and Jam), spinach salad, fritto misto, appt. and bolognese pasta was amazing!

Don’t forget the Tiramisu!!

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s
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Tables are cramped and the service was mediocre. Our server barely spoke to us or came by to see us. She was an order taker and that was it.

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MF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious food, great wine list and super friendly and responsive wait staff

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F
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Salmon was delicious.

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MB
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Authentic Italian cuisine. The Mozzarella was a dream!!
Service attentive.
Would love to see Vin Santo on the list again..

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H
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place every single time! Hate that it has become so well known because I have always loved it being a little unknown spot, but with such great food and ambiance it's bound to be found!

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RC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful meal except my lasagna was extremely salty, nearly inedible. Everyone else at the table had delicious entrees and happily shared. Quality wine list and great service.

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WH
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food is always excellent the only draw back is the noise level. Very difficult to have a conversation. In spite of that it is one of my favorite restaurants in Buckhead.

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k
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place for lunch, dinner and carry home!

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TA
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 1

SO LOUD!!!
I DON’T NORMALLY WRITE IN ALL CAPS, BUT WANT TO GIVE YOU A SENSE OF HOW UNBEARABLY LOUD IT IS IN THIS RESTAURANT. THE SPACE IS A LOW-CEILING BASEMENT, AND EVERY SURFACE IS CONCRETE. THE FOOD IS GOOD — not great —BUT THE NOISE IS OVERWHELMING. TO HAVE A CONVERSATION, YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING TO TALK ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE NOISE, WHICH JUST HELPS RACHET UP THE NOISE LEVEL. BE PREPARED!

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L
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don’t mind all the loudness...the food is sooooo worth it!
Can’t wait to go back.❤️❤️

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AE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food, great waitress, amazing drinks
Perfect Mother’s Day experience :)

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CW
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great and as an Italian, I found it very authentic. Loved the Artichokes and Squid. The pasta Arrabiatta was swimming in too much sauce but it was very tasty. Only negative thing I can say is that’s it too, too noisy. Worth a visit and I’ll definitely be back.

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PH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time Kelsey was very attentive. Thank you.

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CG
Monterrey
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the best Caccio e Pepe I’ve ever had 🤩

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 1

We’ve been enjoying Storico Fresco since inception. We probably haven’t been since last fall and were very disappointed at the aura tonight. The music was too loud and they’ve shoved in extra tables which put us next to a refrigerated case and a cash register. Not exactly a soothing Italian dinner after a very long week. The food is still very good but I’m not dropping two bills to eat Italian food and unwind with my wife at the China Club circa 1989. The waiter did not even offer fresh shaved Parmesan. When requested he brought a ramekin of what looked like Kraft grated cheese. We’ve been for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and for the hell of it but we won’t rush back. We even left before the wife had desert and she never does that. And he’s gonna charge me $ for bread? Tonight it was two of us and usually it’s 6...and you’re gonna charge me for bread? Forget about it. I’m sad.

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JL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I would recommend with a few reservations. The food is great but our waiter was quite short and dismissive with us. When I inquired about a pinot noir, he only recommended one wine which was $17 a glass. The prices have significantly increased since it opened and while the food is great, it's much better to pick up to cook at home rather than go to the restaurant.

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G
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

IT WAS SUPER!! I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone I know. The flavors were AMAZING!!’ Go, this place is a must.

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RB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was very good. Our server was wonderful but possibly stretched as the restaurant was full and it didn't seem like there were many servers so it took some time for our order to be taken after we were seated.
It is quite loud but we got used to it after a bit and conversation became easier.

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JS
Atlanta
74 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

I have dined at Storico Fresco often. The food, service, ambiance has always been great. However, this last time I was a bit disappointed. When our appetizers were brought out I asked the waiter (it was not our assign waiter) to bring us some bread. He quickly told us the there would be a $3 charge for the bread. He was very rude in his tone. I asked about the charge since I had been dining at Storico Fresco since it first opened, and he became argumentative about the question. He went to get a menu to show me what the menu said. I told him that I did not need to see the menu to believe him but that I had dined many times before and that there had not been any charge for the 1st bread service. In fact, I informed him that the Open Table menu states this as well. He continued his defensive and rude rant and walked away. My issue is not the $3 cost for the bread. After all, we had cocktails at the bar before dinner, and then had appetizers, entrees and a bottle of wine when seated, so $3 was not going to make a big difference in our bill. The bottom line, I understand that restaurants make changes and that is OK. But if a customer asks a question it should be answered in a courteous manner as they might not know that there has been a change. As a side note, these types of changes sometimes reflect signs of negative changes. Often, restaurants start out with certain standards and then after they have built a reputation or are well established, they start to lower some of those standards. The issue with the charge for the bread is a perfect example.

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B
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Awesome server! We enjoyed the appetizer of meats and cheeses. We ordered the squash blossom which was good. The wild boar pasta was excellent but the other pasta the server brought was s but too tough. All of our desserts were excellent we had the tiramisu the burnt ricotta and the chocolate which was amazing. Don’t share as other reviewers suggest as the pasta servings are small. I wouldn’t go back but I did enjoy dinner I have just had better in Atlanta. The server made the evening for us. He was awesome.

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JU
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Service was very slow, and was never sure who our actual server was throughout the visit. Also, at one point during dinner, there was a man who seemed to be a manager or owner that was publicly disciplining/shaming one of the hostess in front of the entire dining room. It was very uncomfortable and began to make a scene to where several tables we noticing and watching the event.

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JC
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation Dinner

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OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 1ambience 3

The waiter was rude and unattentive i believe his name was william. Slappi g the food down on the table never coming back to check slow to arrive to the table just an overall jerk.

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AB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This was my second time coming here and it does not disappoint! The food is delicious and I love the house made fresh pasta. The squash blossom appetizer was amazing. Our server was on top of things, didn't have to wait too long for drinks and food. Only downside is that if you are looking for a quite dinner to have conversations, don't come here. We walked inside and it was extremely loud, so we asked to be seated outside, which as a little better but we were battling with Buckhead traffic and patron noise. But again, the food was so good that we will definitely be going back!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place ... just be ready for a very noisy space

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MM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were a little late and had to wait for our table. Place is a little crowded. Took forever to get our check.

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D
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is amazing, as good as any Roman Trattoria. All prices are reasonable. Only detractor is the noise level. Really loud.

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j
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, but the noise level is deafening. If it's busy don't expect to have a conversation.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great stuffed fried squash flowers. Pasta was over cooked. Might need to request al dente if that is your preference.

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S
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Storico’s food and wish it wasn’t so loud ! Amazing pasta

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S
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit and any time I am in Atlanta I will go. It is as close to being in Italy as is possible in this Country. Absolutely perfect.

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TH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Spinach ravioli excellent. Fried chicken moist. Will go back to try other dishes. Service could be better. Very noisy!

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N
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant I’ve been to in Atlanta! They had authentic Italian dishes that many other Italian restaurants do not offer

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food. The pasta was unreal.

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M
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Unfortunately noise level does not allow for the enjoyment of company and food at the same time!

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OT
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always! Brought someone who had not been before but had heard me gush about Storico repeatedly, and it of course lived up to all the hype.

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p
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

A very nice concept but could have improved execution. Waitress took for ever with the bill. The Chitarra Arrabbiata was over cooked but I suspect it sat on the pass for too long and not the Chef’s fault.

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OT
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food!! Will be back!!!

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