St. Cecilia

4.8
2879 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.

Support St. Cecilia during COVID-19

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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2020

Simple and thoughtful dishes inspired by the coastlines of Italy, Spain and France – will be served during our four course $95 NYE Menu with an optional wine pairing at $45. Would not want to miss a night out at one the best restaurants in the heart of Buckhead.

What 2879 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The agnolotti needs 4-5 more bites to be called a meal. Otherwise excellent. Had a great time.

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LegallyBrunette
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went to St.Cecilia for dinner on a friday night. The place was quite busy so service was initially slow but the servers were generally attentive and efficient. The food was delicious; I got the carpaccio e pepe and my friend ordered the risotto. We both ate every last bite. The ambience and decor were fantastic! great for a special occasion or a romantic date night. The food was quite pricey both the overall experience (which is what you're paying for) was well worth it.

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vipEdDe
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. It’s become our only reason to get to this part of town. Every time we go there is something new that makes it a special dinner.

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DawnC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal! Our server Alex was completely on point and the risotto was amazing..

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my third anniversary with my boyfriend, and the food was exquisite. I loved how our waitress was explained in detail about the menu, she described to us her favorite items on the menu and we followed her recommendations to the T. The way she described the Scallops as a “seafood marshmallow”, we HAD to try it. (This was first time eating raw fish btw.) The grilled Octopus was amazing. Then for the entrees, I had the Bronzino and my Mr.T had the Lobster; and with every bite of the Bronzino the food just melted away in my mouth. And the waitress paired a wine/champagne with everything we ate. Then for dessert we had the Panna Cotta and she paired that with Limoncello and that tasted so good. The dessert was so creamy yet so light in texture and again just melted away in my mouth. The food wasn’t heavy but it was very filling.
Definitely will go again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience5

The food was not very good
The drinks were good wine was good
Apps were ok
Food was not good

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vipToddM
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, food , drinks and atmosphere. It isn’t often that I give 5 stars and rare to find a restaurant that stands out that much in Atlanta, but Wow! Our waitress was phenomenal. Thank you, Ella B. For making our evening such a pleasurable dinning experiences!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We were seating in front of the door leading outside and every time someone opened it we were hit with a gust of wind. Very long wait time to receive dessert and drinks . Waitress was mostly absent and when our cheese board plates were finally cleared she left chunks of food on the table . The entree spaghetti has the description of including prawn and shrimp . I literally had only one shrimp on my dish . Our check was $300 and I truly wish we had just gone to Marcel . This was the worst dining experience I’ve had I months .

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vipBreInn
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks in a beautiful and warm atmosphere. It would be nice to not have missed the valet parking area the first go round though! Haha!

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vipDebbyK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed dining outside at St. Cecelia’s so much. The heaters are strategically placed and the lighting was perfect. Our server Oma was professional and knowledgeable. Before Covid, it was a go-to for us quite a lot as we can wall there and have never been disappointed with our meal.

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TanakaM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The service was atrocious with the server at the front including the time taken to get someone to take our order.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very Good indeed

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ErichP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife and some friends out for a bday celebration. The food, wine, and service were well up to my expectations. I can’t wait to go back.

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Holly
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and knowledgeable service; food was great as always; able to accommodate our table safely spaces indoors after a change in the weather forced us indoors.
Always terrific

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BeneM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good restaurant overall. no complaints
good service

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and beautiful interior. I would recommend their Charcuterie board.

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vipATLfoodie
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. One of my favorite places in Atlanta!

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MadisonF
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, amazing food. Great, friendly service. Great view and beautiful restaurant

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HannahB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible dining experience from start to finish. Celebrated my birthday and recent engagement and they brought out celebratory Limoncello to toast with. Highly recommend!!

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Brad
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Very responsible as far as Covid and social distancing is concerned.

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luv2grub
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great! I eat here often; always a great experience!

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We started with shisedo peppers - which was a mound of delicious roasted peppers (took a bunch home as it was too much for 2 people). The roasted beet salad was really tasty and married to the bronzino fish beautifully. Desert was a chocolate brulee that was rich and perfect to finish the meal. Really enjoyed the whole experience!

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jennyk
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was excellent, loved the drinks and our waiter was the best !!! our favorite pasta restaurant in ATL

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was great, unfortunately the food was subpar. The risottos was not great. The one of the dish that have truffle smells like it was more portabella mushroom than truffle.

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DavidB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time! Food and cocktails were delicious. Will definitely be returning.

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Andy
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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 on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall

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vipHDK13
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, very busy! Food was great, service was great at our table but sub par at the bar, however the bartender legit told us he was saving seats for our friends (we just wanted drink while as waited for our table) & then basically ignored us but besides that it was a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Christina
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
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 on October 21, 2020
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
8 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.

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 2879 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.