Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante

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820 reviews
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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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CP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to dinner to celebrate my sisters bday, brought a 14 month old and it was a good time! Thought the noise level in the dining area was nice for bringing a child because their talking and hitting the table wasn’t too noticeable.

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M
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The quality of food was superb and comparable to everyday restaurant fare in Italy. The artichokes in particular were well done as this is extremely hard to do: almost identical to a dish I had in Trastevere. The menu selections are distintive without too many choices. Great job all around.

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KC
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been there multiple times now and it is always amazing. The food, service, drinks were all 5 star! One of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta for sure.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pasta, all of the food was as advertised. The Caccio e Pepe is some of the best I’ve ever had. The pasta is thick and a perfect vessel for their sauces.

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MS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really liked the food, especially the branzino. We think the wine was expensive.
The noise level was very high.

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NH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Noisy atmosphere. Wonderful, tasty food. My group thoroughly enjoyed their dinner.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was outstanding, but service was extremely poor. Would give it another shot if we didn’t have the same waiter.

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BA
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I only try and dine in here outside of peak hours. The food is incredible but the atmosphere is not my speed. This is also a great place visit for to-go items like fresh pasta, olive oils, sides, desserts, etc. I continue to visit to purchase fresh pasta to make at home.

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AF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with a girlfriend Saturday night and everything was fantastic! I had the lasagna, she had the cacio de pepe and we split the squash blossoms. It was a fun night with a great ambiance, I'll definitely be back!

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a
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We felt incredibly rushed. As soon as we sat down, the server asked for our appetizer request when it was clear we had not looked at the menu. People on our table had not yet finished eating dinner and the desert menus were already being passed around. Check was put on our table while still eating dessert. If I am dropping a pretty penny at any restaurant, I don’t expect to be done in 80 mins.

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

We got there early on a Saturday evening and the place was mostly empty. 45 minutes later, the place was rocking. Not loud enough that our party couldn’t have conversations, but I would not want to be there on a quiet first date. Everyone loved their entrees and the shared appetizers. Drinks were plentiful and imaginative. We shared a desert and that was great too.

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F
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Menu has so much to choose from, and everything we ordered was well portioned, very tasty, and a lovely ambiance outside. Inside the noise level is "big" but we love the outside patio. Whole fish and salads are amazing.

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

Other than it being so loud I had to raise my voice for the person across, a very small table, to be able to hear me...it was great:)

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a
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We love storico and go there as often as we can. Many of our friends will not go because it is so loud. It is difficult to hear the person next to you talk. We won’t stop going but wish they would add something to improve the acoustics-ceiling tiles, fabric cushions, carpet on underside of table top, anything to absorb some sound. Even the 24 year old at our table found it too loud.

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

I would give Sorico Fresco a qualified "yes" as a recommendation. I held a business dinner here, and I will never, ever to that again. The noise level is absolutely excruciatingly loud. When we first arrived at 6:30, it was tolerable, but by 7:30, you're screaming to the person sitting next to you just to be heard. It's a shame because the restaurant vibe and food are terrific. But if you're looking to hold a conversation with someone, don't come during the prime dinner hours -- or ask to be seated outside.

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

Jennifer was the best waitress I’ve had in a long time! Thanks Jennifer for making our experience even better.

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DK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere inside an Italian market. We're visiting for the week and will defintely go back one more time before we leave for home.

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WE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food. High quality ingredients well prepared. Exceptional wine value. Chianti was outstanding for the price. Friendly, efficient service. Highly recommend.

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RB
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent! He pointed us in the right direction for everything. We had a phenomenal meal and brought some goodies home!

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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We waited for 20 minutes for our reservation. This is annoying because I went out of my way to make the reservation.

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MT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best Italian in Atlanta. Completely unassuming, friendly staff, great wine selection and the pasta was unbelievable. This is our new neighborhood spot, will be back very soon!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We went on a double date for our first time at Storico. The service was horrible from the second we sat down. We waited 20 minutes before our server even came by to order drinks. Took another 30 mins for food order. Once we were finished it took over an hour for our waiter to bring us our check. It was a busy Saturday night and I expect a delay in some things but an hour for a check is unreal. The restaurant could have turned another table easily.

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MH
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was great but that was about it. We had a reservation at 8:15 and we were not seated until 9. They did not have two dishes we wanted to order that were on the menu. My brother’s food came out so long before the rest of the food that he was finished eating before the rest of us received our meals. The waitress said she would comp his meal but then had to be reminded to remove it from the bill. The restaurant is so noisy it’s difficult to hear anyone at your own table. Also the chairs are very uncomfortable.

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l
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

I would recommend the fresh pastas to a friend to buy for take-out. I would not care to eat here again because even though we were there early in the day the noise level was deafening! Did not allow for any conversation for me and my husband. Artichokes are my FAVORITE food so I was so happy to see them on the menu. They LOOKED delicious but had a terrible flavor and the taste of the artichokes was overpowered by a strange taste of strong, bitter lemon and oil. I will go back for some of the take-out options but will not dine in again.

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The absolute best Italian meal in years. The service, facilities and food were top notch.

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CC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was great, and the restaurant was packed! Will definitely be back here to dine-in or for take-out from the refrigerated section.

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MP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Seated near the silverware area. The clinking and banging and dropping of the silverware was distracting and painfully loud at times. The wait staff was constantly moving immediately around and past my seat which added to the distractions.

We did ask for bread, but did not order, but were brought and then charged for another dish. It was three meatballs with sauce and cheese for $14. The waitress did not acknowledge the mistake or offer an explanation to why is was brought to us or why we were charged.

The entree we ordered was small and the pasta was ok. The sauce was good though. The three vegetable plate had mushrooms (not good at all), broccoli (decent), and cauliflower (best of the not great vegetables).

Overall, not a good value.
I won't be back and don't recommend it. Overpriced, not great service (speed or attentiveness), and bland, small portions.

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KB
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Small deli and market goods area in the restaurant. Really nice food and service.

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S
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

The food was fantastic but totally miserable because the noise level was threw the roof! Can’t recommend because of that!!!

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a
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I love the food but the service is consistently poor. Really bad. Tonight we were ignored, never received our bread even after asking three times and it took over an hour to get our meals.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh pasta well prepared. Good wine list. Great service. Fun atmosphere, but pretty loud on a busy night.
Highly recommended!

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MB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere

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CL
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall a very good experience. I took my team of 8 for a post-work celebratory dinner, and reserved about a month in advance. We sat at a long table by the front window. Food was outstanding; the team entirely agrees.

In our pocket of the restaurant, we literally had to shout over the din to hear each other. Quite loud.

Also, all told, with appetizers, entrees, and drinks we spent nearly $700, including tip. Quite pricey, but for an occasional work dinner on the firm's dime, worth it.

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DD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great staff, good prices! Pretty loud - sitting outside would make it quieter.

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f
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love Storico. Nothing like some good homemade pasta and red wine to start off the week on a good note!

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TM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We always love coming to Storico Fresco. A true neighborhood gem!

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CF
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was absolutely fabulous! The service was attentive, food was delicious and it was 1/2 off wine so that was a plus!

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D
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and outstanding service. Overall good experience although it was very noisy.

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AA
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Storico Fresco is one of my favorite spots for authentic Italian food in Atlanta! Evenings are more crowded and energetic, while it makes a great lunch spot for more casual meetings or for groups.

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RB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, authentic Italian ingredients and preparation.

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