St. Cecilia

4.8
2246 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
St. Cecilia, from Atlanta chef-owner Ford Fry, serves coastal European food – simple and thoughtful dishes inspired by the coastlines of Italy, Spain and France. The menu features artisanal, hand made pasta, wood roasted fish and locally sourced vegetables.
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Atlanta
68 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to St Cecilia a lot an we love it. They truly care about you having a good dinning experience. This time, we had a terrible waiter, Charles, and things were turning in the wrong direction but the manager
Mary Kate saved the day - she switched waiters and between Ray and Casey, which are both amazing, we had the best experience ever. Food was great -tender leaves in our green salad, Caccio.Peppe with grilled fish and the chocolate hazelnut ice cream. Thanks Mary Kate and team for a great dinning experience!

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FF
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Love the ambiance. Food - amazing!

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D
Tampa
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice...loved the build out... restaurant was beautiful. Food was great service was great

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JA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love St Cecelia’s. Ford Fry does a great job and the service is fantastic (Alex, you rock!). It can be pricey if you do it up right, but that’s kind of the point. If we have to pick one special place in Atlanta, this is usually it.

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H
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Megan, was wonderful! Great service and personality!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A few things to note b4 comments on the establishment
#1 It was out anniversary
Low expectations bc we were out of town, last minute reservation due plane delay causing us to miss prior reservation
#2 It was a late reservation, circa 9pm/9:15pm
#3 It was a Friday night

Service was an 15 out of 10! No restaurant has ever had each restaurant staff member recognize a special event at each greeting. I’m talking host, to person bringing bread (amazing btw), to server and manager.

Food was delicious with wonderful presentation. We’re not a fan of the Steelhead (salty and didn’t seem fresh), but the taste was phenomenal, thoughtful and layered.
We loved the oysters. Fresh and the in-house spicy sauce was a pleasant compliment.

Food/Service - we were debating the mushrooms vs the sunchokes, decided to go with mushrooms...great choice as the whole sauce below the mushrooms is the right consistency and seasoning to juxtapose the hearty mushrooms. BUT, they brought out the sunchokes ANYWAY...wonderful and thoughtful service! Sunchokes are a must too! The layered sauce complimented the crispy sunchokes.

Ambiance, though busy and on a Friday night, they sat us at a window seat. There was so much hustle and bustle in the restaurant, but we heard nothing. It was as if we were in our own bubble (figuratively and literally). The noise level is high, but you can still have a nice conversation without yelling or needing to speak directly into someone’s ear.

No room for dessert, but we’ll be back the next time we’re in town!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clay was the best server. Halibut and short rib ravioli were perfect! Great for date night.

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M
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar. Great food, staff and service!!

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JM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

per usual... amazing dining experience at St. Cecelia. between the tasty cocktails and delicious food, always enjoyable.

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CJ
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff made my meal that much better. They were all outstanding from the door to my table and back.

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SG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The wonderful smell that greeted you as you walk into the restaurant translated well to the dishes that were served up.

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B
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I expressed to the Waitress that the sauce/garnish included with my meal was delicious. She later surprised me with the hand written. WoW. Amazing food and even better service.

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SR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is so fresh and delicious! Best food and service I've had in a long time.

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RA
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our dinner at St. Cecilia. The space is very nice and the atmosphere is energetic without being too loud. The charcuterie board was great with a very nice portion of meats. The agnolotti deserves all the raves it receives. My wife had the halibut and loved that. Based on another review, we tried the figgy pudding cake. We wouldn't have tried it without having read about it and now we won't miss it when we go back. Finally, service was really good including saving my wife's doggy bag that we inadvertently left (and turned around to get as soon as we realized it).

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

Food was good but could’ve been better. Service was great very knowledgeable waiter

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside on the patio. Amazing food and service!!

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R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow! Just an outstanding experience at this restaurant. The service was exceptional, the food recommendations right on the money and then the food itself. Just truly "good to eat". great flavors and presentation. One of my all time faviorites.

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

Every meal at St. Cecilias is special. Thank you Matt for continuing to blow us away with your kindness and quality.

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WG
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Music selection would not have been my choice and it was entirely too loud

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JJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was absolutely amazing. I did find it privet than I expected

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Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere/ decor
Great food
Great service

The look and feel of this restaurant is gorgeous and Inviting.

We loved everything we ordered from the meat and cheese appetizer to the bucatini pasta dish to the branzino fish

Our server Landon was knowledgeable, courteous and made it an enjoyable evening

Would totally repeat this dinner!

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U
Atlanta
56 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall good. Salmon was slightly over charred. Else good as always.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service

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BK
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love st. Cecilia

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D
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

St Cecilia did not disappoint! The experience, service, and most importantly the food and in-house pasta always makes it a worthwhile visit. Not to mention the blow your mind dessert toffee covered fig cake. There are no words for how amazing that dessert is. Anyways, we will definitely be coming back.

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FF
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food never disappoints and the atmosphere is so inviting. Always great service.

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s
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant! Classy, delicious, and perfect for a special occasion! I will definitely go back again very soon!

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b
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

It is a beautiful restaurant but the food was not impressive. Our waitress was very slow to get us our drinks and not attentive. Telling us we needed to order all our food at once even though we were doing appetizers. Our cheese board looked like a package of pepperoni had been opened and duped on our board and there was only one selection of cheese on our board, unless another selection was binding under the mound of pepperoni???? My entree was bland and flavorless. It was a disappointing meal and expensive!

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EB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Emily was fantastic! She went through the entire menu to help us pick our food and she was a wonderful. It was a great, enjoying evening with a great friend.

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VB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch!

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OT
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited St Cecilia the past three years for my birthday dinner; today, we went for my wife's birthday brunch. The thoughtful kindness of the staff perfectly matches the kitchen's delightful dishes. Reviews only allow for four pictures, but I can promise the desserts were as amazing as the rest of the meal!

We already knew St Cecilia would easily accommodate my wife's pescatarian-by-necessity diet. I was a bit more worried after being very recently diagnosed with a wheat allergy. I knew they would have something but was quite pleasantly surprised at just how much was available. The kitchen staff went above and beyond to contact the pastry chef and ensure that the gluten free options were also wheat free (something I've found isn't always the case).

Our server was also an absolute joy and took care of us every step of the way.

All in all, St Cecilia continues to be well worth the two hour drive from Augusta.

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

This was our second time eating here. We brought 5 of friends here for a party of 7. When I made the original reservation through Open table, the app told me that it only would make a reservation for 6 people instead. I booked the 6 people and called the next day to see if our 7th person could be squeezed in for our reservation and happy to report that you all accommodated our request.

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RA
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely service

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B
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

St Cecilia is always one of our favorites for a special night out! We particularly love their gracious accommodations for those of us with food sensitivities and allergies! And everything is ALWAYS delicious! (Cocktails and wine included!)

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IL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Prom dinner was fantastic!!!!

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

Great place for fine dining. Need to start with the appetizer, our server Melanie (the best server ever) suggested “The Cobia” and it was AMAZING... our entry plates where exquisites “lobster & sword fish”. But something that was surprising great was the desert, ufff, “the fig cake” something the everyone need to try !!!!

Great place, super recommended.

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh ingredients. Light and airy atmosphere.
Would so return!

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Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service! Squid ink pasta and the chicken were incredible entrees! Great wine selection and incredible service!!

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SD
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Not so keen on the change with the octopus dish. Sword fish was extraordinary!

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