St. Cecilia

4.8
3188 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 WF Fry 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3188 people are saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BethD
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely amazing in every way. Every bite was delicious. The drinks and wine were tasty. And our server was AWESOME!

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Jeffrey
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time going and love all the gluten free options. Great customer service. A little pricey but worth it for celebrations.

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StuartM
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always top notch service. The menu offers a variety to dishes. We enjoyed a few pasta dishes and some fun appetizers. The pasta is homemade and tasty. One of our favorite spots to celebrate special occasions

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vipMcCreaD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Horrible service. Loud music. Food was okay.

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vipMattL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delivers with amazing food, drinks, and ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother daughter trip

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notSamSifton
51 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

St. Cecilia never disappoints. Their cacio e pepe is reliably the best in town. Any seafood entree is worth tasting. The price point is on the highlife, but as they say - you get what you pay for.

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JoshuaR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. We came here for may wife’s birthday and she loved it! Our server, Amira, was incredible!

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vipLizW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Halibut amazing. And appetizer gazpacho with crabmeat delicious.

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Scottb
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere and food were great along with impeccable service. A little pricey for the portions you get. The location is good and easy to get in and out of. We would go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family & I do Friday night dinner each week! None of us had ever been to st. cecelia and we all loved it! Everything was beautiful and delicious. The bread is AMAZING but don’t fill up too much on it for the dishes are delicious.

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SelenaM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was spectacular, food and cocktails were delicious, although entree portions were a little small. Order the cheese board and you won’t be disappointed.

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WinenDine
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was delicious and our bartender Adam was great! Love this place.

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vipCaitlin
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the patio, and it’s much less noisy than indoor dining there. The food, as always, was phenomenal. We had different dietary restrictions to work with at our table (one gluten-free and one vegetarian), and our server was extremely helpful in identifying which menu items would meet our needs. There were plenty of options for all of us to enjoy, and the gluten-free member of our group was very pleased with the quality of the GF pasta. Their non-alcoholic cocktails are also excellent.

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vipKellyA
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was our first visit to St. Cecilia. Our neighbors had a great experience so we thought we would give it a go. Overall, it was a good experience, but there are some things the restaurant could do to be exceptional and when you spend this kind of money - one would expect this experience to be exceptional! Some of the high marks were the ambience, location, and the food itself although every item was a bit on the salty side. The service was good but not superb for a high dollar dining experience. The portions were extremely small. It felt like we had tapas (small plates) for our entree's. Price was really expensive for the portion! The $15 cocktail was about 1/2 the contents of a normal mixed drink. Yes, I know we are in Buckhead. However, we dined at Bistro Niko and found the food to be much better for less money and the service was better too! I would still recommend the restaurant but would be reluctant to frequent again.
This is a one and done for us. If St. Cecilia wants to remain competitive in the Buckhead dining market, then they need to step up their game!

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juanb
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good, excellent service, great pricing, overall very good

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CynthiaW
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good and so was the service but the ambience was not what I expected.

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srbiv
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great. Service was a little rusty, took about 20 minutes to get our first drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard was wonderful, descriptive, and knowledgeable. Our drinks and meal couldn’t have been any better. We ordered the small board and two half portions of pasta and left feeling so satisfied. We even stopped at the bar for a second round of drinks because we just didn’t feel like leaving yet. Will definitely be back for another special occasion! 10/10!

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vipDrFoodie
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening with great friends, outstanding food and service. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipBWH2
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent. Gary is a wonderful and very attentive waiter. I perfect go to for any event.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dressed for business casual for our anniversary dinner, we were shocked by fellow patrons who strolled into the restaurant wearing shorts and flip flops that frankly detracted from a fine dining experience. The atmosphere here feels more like a bar. When you’re paying in excess of $200 for a meal, you also shouldn’t be seated at a table where water drips continuously on you, the table and the bench seat.

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HeatherB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best dining experience since our move to ATL in 2019.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Terrible tableside service. Server was not well informed of menu, table was very small.
The food itself was complicated and tasty and well prepared.
The bar itself was not great, however our bartender was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Birthday meal with family. Overall most food was excellent, although many dishes were over salted. Service was good, but not great. Artichoke appetizer was amazing!

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vipStormD
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dishes were very unique and flavorful. We really liked the various fish selections. The octopus and peach salad pearing were great. That bread should be outlawed it was so good and rich! Our server Amira K was great! Great place for a special occasion.

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vip18in32
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good but not spectacular. We started with a charcuterie board and focaccia bread. My wife and I shared the beef cheek agnolotti and fried artichokes. The room is attractive, and the staff pleasant if over-worked. I would return but it's not likely to be among the first places I think of when it's time for a nice meal out.

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GlorianaH
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always , everything was impecable. The champagne, appetizers, pasta , entrees and dessert. I ordered grilled octopus as an appetizer for the table but forgot to ask them to char it which is the way we prefer it. When I asked the waitress to have the chef char it for us, they left it on our table and brought another order at no cost, with two beautifully cooked pieces.

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vipLightyear
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fav date spot for amazing food and drinks. Service was spot on and better than ever.

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viplovemyfood58
Atlanta
92 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and perfect as always!
The Redfish is out of this world! Our favorites, the charred Octopus and Beet salad continue to Wow us! The Squid Ink pasta...over the top fresh and beautifully Italian!
Wine list is fantastic...some new things added since our last visit. Perfect for summer dining! Always a huge treat for us at St. Cecilia
Chef and all staff could not be more kind and gracious!!

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vipGabiS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite italian restaurants in Atlanta. Definitely the best meat and cheese board and great pasta.

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vipMysterytour2000
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Server was great! Food until entrees were very good. Veal was very dry and tough.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was wonderful and we were so pleased. Our cocktail was great too. The service was good but completely impersonal. We sat at the bar, it wasn’t that busy and none of the staff was outgoing or friendly. We’d go back for the food but when you spend $200 on dinner someone should smile and be pleasant. It was our anniversary and we made a note of that - no one said anything. Make guests feel special!

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viplynneA
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every minute.

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Steph
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved St. Cecelia’s! Our server, Bryan, was extremely attentive and accommodating. The food was outstanding, as is to be expected from Ford Fry. We cannot wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A very nice experience. Service is fantastic

FAQs

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

St. Cecilia is rated 4.8 stars by 3188 OpenTable diners.

St. Cecilia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ccp.mobileappsuite.com/kiosk/purchase_gift_card/b/409.

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.