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St. Cecilia

4.7
2852 Reviews
$50 and over
European
St. Cecilia serves coastal European food – simple and thoughtful dishes inspired by the coastlines of Italy, Spain and France – in Buckhead’s Pinnacle Building. With an old-world, ingredient-driven approach, Executive Chef Brent Banda displays the Italian trademarks that have always stood the test of time, but with versatile and local Southern ingredients. From Chef-Owner Ford Fry, St. Cecilia offers opportunities like fresh crudo and cured meats, seasonal entrees and Italian-inspired desserts.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2852 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Andy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. It is in my opinion the best restaurant in Atlanta.

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vipAndiR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've had in my life - the pasta was so homemade, and the steak was hands down the best steak I've ever tasted. I will visit Atlanta again for the sole purpose of going to St. Cecilia!

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Kristi
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Atlanta. The food is amazing, service is wonderful, and overall, a really great time.

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KristiB
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous from the servers to the food and drink!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Great service, food and drinks. Recommend !

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Christina
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our nine year anniversary at St. Cecilia and it was just what we needed! A relaxed, but exceptional experience every time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! The food was exquisite and the service was impeccable! Kushaun was our server and he was everything you want in a server. I'm a food blogger and have experienced hundreds of restaurants all over the country. He was by far one of the most professional, engaging and knowledgeable I've ever experienced! His title should be Client Engagement Specialist! 😊

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vipJoannaB
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed dining out on the patio it was very relaxed. Food and service was great.

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AnnaT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Kinda overpriced for the offered menu selection, didn't have the Octopus (what we came for), our server was nice but was forgetting many requests... didn't get anything special for the birthday person, not a cake piece, not an ice cream, absolutely nothing special for such a place. Ambience was nice though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. New chef is killing it.

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vipSpectacular
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and superb food.

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vipPetrusM
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Beautiful restaurant.. But be aware of changes done during the pandemic. Upstairs dining is dull to say the least. Insist on main floor or outdoors. Service is painfully slow at times. Seems there are not enough servers to come around.

I truly hope in a year things will come back to normal.

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vipDavidB
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The squid ink pasta was too salty. I’ve noticed with many Ford Fry restaurants things are over salted. I did like the texture of the squid ink with bread crumbs. Just ask for less salt if you get this dish. The panna cotta dessert was incredible. The octopus was slightly over cooked unlike the last 2 times post covid. They no longer have the red fish entree which was my favorite. I had a low country boil type seafood soup which was great.

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vipDiner
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

We love the food at St. Cecilia but it is too loud and the staff is dreadful. Consistently.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and even better food. 10 year anniversary dinner and it hit the mark.

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vipKellerS
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening! The food was delish and we got to order half orders of the pasta entrees so we could try many! Not a pasta dish was bad! All very unique! Can’t wait to come again! Thank you!

MK
vipMeganK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd time I’ve come here - and truly have had the best experience every time. The food is incredible along with their cocktails!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food was just okay. I was a bit disappointed at the vegetarian options. I picked through most of the food. I don’t think my server even asked how I like it.

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vipJimS
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here never disappoints. They hire and train the best servers, so knowledgeable and professional—great service without hovering. The food is amazing and offers many vegetarian, seafood, or meat options —sharable items or pig out on a huge ribeye. The bartenders are mixologists, and the cocktails are amazing. Be sure to get something better than a vodka soda. Ask them for suggestions if you are unsure. I also love the wine list even by the glass plus reasonable. We went early, and it was so quiet and intimate. Great job, Ford Fry!

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Dining
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place! Great atmosphere even on a Monday night! Lots of options for seating , great bar, patio, or table !

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vipAllenC
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite ATL restaurants, outstanding experience every time. Omar has taken care of us on multiple occasions and always very knowledgeable on menu offerings. Would highly recommend.

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JanaW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service with high end, gourmet cuisine in a gorgeous, classic setting. And the free valet parking is a plus, too!

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ScottL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit at St. Cecilia’s and won’t be our last. One of the best meals we have had in Months at a fine restaurant.

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TimothyP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An amazing experience. The server was wonderful and was helpful when navigating the menu and area. Would recommend to anyone visiting and looking for a great place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience in the patio and the food and wine was perfect as always. Perfect service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a delightful dinner outside on the patio. The restaurant is adhering to COVID safety practices. We started the meal with the small charcuterie board which was an ample serving of high quality meats and cheeses. Then we shared the charred octopus which was deliciously complex with flavor. We each had a different pasta which are made in house and are excellent. The stuffed pasta, Medaglione was paper thin and not heavy. Both it and the Cacio e Pepe were very flavorful. The service was excellent, the courses were well spaced and the wine suggestions by Rea were spot on.

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vipStrawberry
New England
26 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate inside , was greeted by Danny out waitress , who was just delightful! The octopus was amazing ! The charcuterie plate was filling , so get the small plate , ended up getting one Megan meal the lobster pan roast which they split between the 2 for us l

We finished our meal off with the chocolate cream brûlée and the pear cake for dessert. If you’re int. Vodka cocktails try the get the party started! It got our party started tonight! L

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chrish
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

100% recommend to anyone!!! This is the best authentic Italian food in Atlanta.

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RachelJ
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was awesome and the waiter gave great recommendations for drinks, meal and dessert

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our date nate dinner was exceptional! We have been trying to get to St. Cecilia for ages but we’ve always had to cancel for some reason or another.

The experience was well worth the wait! The hostess was welcoming and the aromas coming intensified our appetite. We chose to sit outside one of the managers set up a newly arrived heating lamp to keep us comfortable. Our server, Ella, was amazingly thoughtful and attentive as we were her only outside table as she had several inside. The drinks and appetizers we phenomenal as was our main courses and dessert.

We truly cannot wait to go back again!

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isthatnick
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best time and made very memorable moments at this restaurant. I would totally recommend for any special moment with their significant other, and I’m looking forward to coming again.

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vipSabie
Atlanta
75 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a lovely place to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary.

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DavidA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great suggestion and service! We made our reservation for the less people than we had and they were very accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to take a friend out for their birthday and they like Italian food so what better place to go. Service was great food was great and the head chef made sure to stop by the table to say hi. All-around great experience greatly appreciated . Will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, awesome food and great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Disappointed with the food not an authentic Italian food. To expensive for the taste, not worth the price

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is phenomenal! Had the best birthday dinner and the wine was delicious! Would definitely go back!

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vipchicagofan
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, a bit pricey, but TOTALLY WORTH IT.

FAQs

St. Cecilia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 554-9995.

St. Cecilia is rated 4.7 stars by 2852 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.