About Sugo Kitchen

Sugo Kitchen, Castellucci Hospitality Group’s first concept, opened in its current John’s Creek location in 2003. The restaurant boasts a unique menu that blends family-style cuisine and sincere hospitality, a tribute to the family’s mix of Greek and Italian origins. Sugo Kitchen serves up traditional dishes such as the iconic meatball al Sugo, calamari fritti and eggplant parmesan, as well as innovative offerings like quinoa pasta and scallops piccata. With an extensive selection of wines, array of bottled beers and classic cocktails, Sugo Kitchen provides the perfect pairing for any meal.

10305 Medlock Br. Road, at the Shoppes of St. Ives
Duluth, GA 30097
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Greek, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday and Saturday 5:00pm-11:00am
Closed Sunday
Open Mother's Day
Open Father's Day

Available for special luncheons.

Cross Street:
Wilson Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(770) 817-8000

Website:
http://www.sugorestaurant.com/

Catering:
We offer on-site as well as off-site catering. Please consult our events manager, Mikki Warburton for more details. We can also email you our Special Events Menu. Simply send an email to the private party contact with your contact information, and we will promptly send you an electronic version of our menu.

Parking Details:
Well lit, private parking lot with wheelchair access.

Executive Chef:
Ricardo Soto

Private Party Facilities:
Allow us to make your private dining experience a memorable one. We have private rooms that can accomodate as few as 10 and as many as 150 guests. So no matter the occasion, lunch or dinner, we are here to customize every detail of your event to fit within any budget.

Private Party Contact:
Nancy or Mikki sugo@sugorestaurant.com: (855) 454-7381

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join the "Sugo Family" database to receive exclusive offers to wine events and other member only promotions. Newsletter information provided via our website URL listed above.

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

Sugo Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (53)
Good for a Date (51)
Authentic (42)
See All
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Romantic (29)
Worth the Drive (29)
Cozy (28)
Good for Groups (22)
Business Meals (20)
Notable Wine List (17)
Bar Seating (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Casual (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Local Ingredients (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Seasonal (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Tapas (8)
Fun (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Sort by
S
1754 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

I'm conflicted. You see, i'd recommend the place, but my review is not stellar.
We were a large party, and the management way over sat our server. She had a table of 10 and a table of 5 when we were sat, and a table of 7 came in after us and was given to her as well.

I asked how many mushroom truffle ravioli were in an order, and the server said 3 or 4. there were two. Not good for sharing apps - and those two cost 12 dollars.

The meatball appetizer was delicious (again over priced, IMHO), but it came out 20 minutes after the other apps. And all the apps for the table didn't come out together. The server meticulously wrote seat numbers down (as we were likely to split the check as is common with larger groups...) but the people who brought out the food seemed clueless.

After the appetizer debacle (I think I was still waiting on my meatball) I mentioned the service attentiveness to the server - this is when I learned how badly the "over seating" situation her management had created was - and I think she mentioned my displeasure and concerns it to management, because they did comp my meatball, and they did pay a bit more attention to the table - providing our birthday guest with free desert as well. But it took over 40 minutes for our mains to come out - after the apps! We had an 8:15 reservation, had our apps order in before 9, and the restaurant was closed when we had our desert... (Google says we left at 11:27!)

SO - Go. See for yourself. Know that the food is well prepared. Know that it's at the high end of price/portion, especially for Italian food. BUT - do NOT go on a weekend with a party larger than 4, even if you have a reservation. And expect your dining experience to take .... a while...

Tags: Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Always a pleasure eating at Sugo. My husband and I have been frequenting the restaurant for years and our experience is always top notch. The food is excellent, the ambiance is great and I always leave knowing we will be back again soon! I often find myself craving certain menu items. Thanks again for a great night!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was amazing. We were a table of 8. Seating was tight, tucked in the back. We were first assigned a waiter and then we were reassigned to a more experienced waitress. Our service was slow and not all the meals within the course were served simultaneously. She apologized for the slow service several times, particularly getting our checks. Overall, we enjoyed our evening and the food was delicious, but service and ambiance should have been better.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service3
value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Mr. C is also present and attentive. Server was very polite and attentive as well. Food is usually always on par. I ordered the scallops which were very tasty but they were served on some kind of flat pasta and tomatoes that were cold and not flavorful. My husband ordered the braciole which is always good. I would not order the scallops again unless I could substitute the rest of the meal. $28 is a lot for 4 scallops on a bed of cold, tasteless pasta. We will return for the rest of the menu. The cappuccino was cold and had to be reordered as well.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

My Italian family said the meatballs were the best ever. (Did I mention that my mom's maiden name is Rao?). The service was UNMATCHED. Our waitress was charming and the owner came to our table (5 adults, 2 kids and 2 18 year olds) THREE TIMES to make sure that we had everything we needed. On a Saturday night. With hundreds of folks in and out - he made is feel like we were the only ones in the place. I am pretty sure we ate a bakery's worth of the bread - it was delish. I had the fish of the day with the most amazing pumpkin ravioli. We are a VERY tough crew - vegan, no onion, extra onion, paleo - we got high maintainance covered - they were impeccable. Cant wait to go back! Did I mention that the owner is so cute and so proud of how they prepare food and where they source it from - we were enchanted before we ate a bite.

PS: We are not big drinkers but the tray of drinks that went to the table next to us looked amazing. Cant wait to go back SOON!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 4 days ago

A gem right here in the Johns Creek neighborhood. The food is exceptional. I recently decided to go 100% vegetarian plant base foods only. I was surprised by the options available for my taste of foods. In addition, there was equally fair variations of good food available for my wife who is not vegetarian. We both enjoyed our selections. You must try the Zucchini Spaghetti.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

Authentic food, romantic atmosphere, and excellent service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

We've been to Sugo's on a number of occasions and the service, atmosphere and food have always been consistent. It's our "go to" place.

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was great, service slow (2.5 hrs) probably due to Valentines Day

Tags: Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service1
value3

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Ate on Valentines and had the filet. It was ok. I had higher expectations. Will give it another try.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Food and service were excellent. A very crowded Valentine’s Day crowd handled very well with adequate staffing, I.e. food served timely, no delays, everything worked beautifully.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentines even though it was a very busy
Night they were prepared for it. The wait staff
Did not rush us the food was delicious as always
Was prepared just perfectly. We were greeted
As if we were the only ones there made us very comfortable.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent service and great tasting food! The restaurant was a bit loud so it was somewhat difficult to hear the person sitting across from me. Would definitely come back!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We had a fantastic time, it was the perfect place for an early valentines dinner. The deep fried mushroom risotto was appetizer was amazing. The beet salad was sinfully good. My dates barramundi was perfect melt in your mouth delicious. My eggplant parmigiana was good, but the eggplant was cut a bit thick and tasted a bit on the raw side. Finally the tiramisu was hands down the best I've ever eaten.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Always fantastic!!!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Second time at Sugo and as out of towners from Dallas, this is the best Italian food in the city. The proprietors are outstanding.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Sugo is on our regular list. Love the food and the atmosphere. Mr C. is always ready with a good story about the history of the restaurant or a particular dish. Ask Sam to make you one of her special cocktails. Highly recommend Sugo for special occasions as well as an everyday treat!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We love this place. Every time we go we are just amazed by the food and the atmosphere. We have brought our daughter (now 10 months old) every time we go and we never feel like we are shunned for doing so. They are very accommodating and the service is stellar. If you have a special day coming up for anything, you need to try them out. You can tell with every bite that your dish is made with love and real, honest ingredients. Always a winner!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was amazing

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server Courtney was great. There weren’t quite as many choices as I remembered. I had the special which was a boneless rib eye. It was pretty pricey for what I received. My husband ordered the zucchini pasta. That was a much better value.

Tags: Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I truly continue to enjoy the food and the accommodating atmosphere at Sugo's. Wayne did a phenomenal job of treating my wife and I like family as our server for the evening. Mr. C is always great to see and talk to.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic experience! We will definitely go back again.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great restaurant for our friends’ get together. The owners were visibly present and made certain to check on their guests. Enough menu items to satisfy diverse tastes of a large group, but not too many to cause confusion. Appetizers were a bit small for the price. Ambience and service were great. Been there before and will go again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Really nice. In addition to good food, they have a good story behind their restaurant and history. I found it entertaining. I repeat, the food was great.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

What a great restaurant! We went there this past weekend for the first time. I was celebrating a birthday and the restaurant went out of their way to make me feel special. I had put in the notes that we wanted a quiet table, needed a gluten free menu and that we were celebrating a birthday. When we arrived it was very busy, they took us immediately to our table. It was a table tucked in the corner of a smaller, more private room. There was a birthday card on the table with signatures of all of the staff and the gluten free menu on top of the regular menus. This place did not miss a detail and all of the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Our waitress was very attentive and pleasant. My Italian father was very happy with the food and made several comments that this was the best Italian food he has had since moving to Georgia. They took special care with the various allergies at the table. No issues with gluten cross-contamination. We will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value3

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I’ve been here before. Sat near the door which makes you keep your coat on as it constantly opening and closing in 30 degree weather. The food is just OK. The ambiance is nice and the wine is good. The owner is friendly and makes the experience more pleasant even if the food is just average.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service2
value2

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I have wanted to try this restaurant for years. Used it for a birthday for my wife. Booked a reservation via Open Table and checked the birthday box. We were greeted with Happy Birthday, presented a card signed by all the staff and given a birthday cannoli. The dinner was terrific. I had egg parmesan. I can honestly say it was the best I have had. Now, I like mine a bit crunchy on the outside and they were perfect. The difference was that they were thick (nearly half an inch thick). Not like what you find in a chain restaurant. I was particularly enjoyed the grilled zucchini, peppers and mushrooms. It was a delightful dinner and I would get it again despite a great menu. My wife had Aunt Lena's chicken which I liked to a parmesan chicken. She is a picky eater and enjoyed it completely. We had the sherbert and the cannaloni for dessert. Every employee was polite and friendly. Our waiter was very friendly and polite and helpful with menu items. We arrived early on a Thursday so there were not a lot of people. The place is beautiful and the decor very interesting. The owner and his wife stopped by several times to ask if we needed anything. They have a delightful bar. They can accomodate large groups and meetings and I would recommend this location for an lovely group dinner. If your boss is well healed, suggest it for your next meeting. I would highly recommend it and will come back on a weekend to see how they perform in a more busy timeslot. Great place. Try it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Not as good as it used to be. Wine is way over priced. Entrees should include vegetable or pasta. Dessert (cheesecake )was very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value2

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent drinks, excellent wine, excellent service, excellent food and equally important consistent. Just wish it was around the corner and not 30 minutes north.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 23, 2018

They set us up in a private room and went out are of their way to make sure our evening was a success. Excellent food, service, and atmosphere combined for an enjoyable evening by all! Thank you Sugo team!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 23, 2018

You cannot pick a wrong dish there. Everything tastes good.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had 7:30 reservations but did not get seated until 8:30

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service1
value3

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great dining experience. I’ll definitely visit again.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fantastic as usual!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always love Sugo. A special treat when they have their lasagna and misto salad on the menu!

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

First, our table was the closest to the front door. As wait area became crowded, those waiting were also hanging outside of the entrance. Thus causing the door to be open more frequently and allowing for the cold air to move into the restaurant and, naturally, my wife and I as the first seated victim of the "cold front."

Second, my wife's salmon tasted as if it belong on a cold salad. She left half of it and did not want to take the rest home. I told her to say something but she does not like to complain. As for my dinner, I had the chicken and enjoyed it.

Finally, I know "Sugo" translates into sugar, but found your red sauce for the meatball appetizer to be extremely sweet for my Italian tastebuds.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service4
value3

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always first class food and service. My favorite place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Family gathering and the food never disappoints. Mr. C is the best

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

EXCEPTIONAL service. Would highly recommend. Will absolutely be back. The scallops piccata and hangar steak were OUTSTANDING. A+ experience. Thank you!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I’ve been to Sugo several times on dates with my wife and have really enjoyed it. The service this time was exceptional and the staff was very friendly. I was there with my daughter for a special event and they made the evening amazing even accommodating a tight timeframe for us to get to the event. Sugo has always been a great experience for us.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.