St. Cecilia

4.8
2335 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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MK
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious. The mood was lively and with the hard surfaces noise bounced, but we were able to carry on a conversation without yelling so it all works. St Cecilia can accommodate a family, business meal or social gathering easily on a week night and carry it off very well.

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MH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was fantastic. GM came and spent time chatting with us, made us feel like family.

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SM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was outstanding. The wooden chairs are not comfartbale, do not have enough padding.

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BG
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. Love the charcuterie board and the cod. Very good wine list and always great service.

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EV
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the "antipasto Salumi & formaggi" is outstanding, in a blink of an eye you are in Italy
the sauce and vegetables in the Black Grouper absolutely fantastic

it's a great spot for a date or like in our case our anniversary

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L
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Group of 6 for dinner. Food was delicious! Service was excellent!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!! Favorite restaurant in Atlanta!!

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LA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional. Service was efficient with the finest details. I went twice during my stay in ATL. The wine was delicious!

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SM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife to St. Cecelia to celebrate a promotion, and from the very beginning, our experience became the perfect start to our weekend. I mentioned the reason for our reservation, and when we were greeted by the host, he congratulated her and asked her about the promotion on the way to our table. They surprised us with champagne before our appetizer, the ambiance at the table was perfectly comfortable.
The beginning of the meal was personalized and comfortable, and that just set the table for an amazing meal. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and answered all of our questions. The cocktails and wine were on point and the food was fantastic.
As if the whole experience wasn't perfect enough, they brought a thoughtful dessert out (it had peaches since we're leaving ATL) and a hand-written card.
I would highly recommend St. Cecilia for the food, ambiance, and above all, the service.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 38th anniversary and server, alex made it extra special
Pastas were incredible and calamari delicious. Can’t wait to go back

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OM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Megan was amazing! She went above and beyond and took care of us on our 3 year anniversary. The rest of the staff was wonderful as well, highly recommend for special occasions.

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CK
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was OUTSTANDING. Our waitress and the guy who poured the water took excellent care of us. We could t have had a better time.

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CC
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st occasion we went here for our Bloveit date. Incredible experience and even better service with Megan- she is AMAZING! Perfect mix of professional and personal -

Father’s Day - wonderful experience for our second time here. Omah was awesome and incredibly knowledgeable! Ran through the whole menu in great detail and was very accommodating.

Oysters were extremely fresh and delicious. Unfortunately no crackers (fine with me but my bf really prefers them) .
Grilled octopus is Delicious!!!! Highly recommend.
Charcuterie board was awesome, as well as the mixed greens salad. ALL the pastas were incredible so I recommend all of them. Our teenage daughter said it was the best pasta she’s ever had, and I’d have to agree (next to my great-grandmas from Sicily lol)

The mock tails are awesome as well.

Atmosphere is very light and bright , perfect for early evening dinners.

Thank you St. Cecilia, Megan, & Omah for becoming our new go-to place!

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EC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I keep wanting this to be a great place. I love the vibe and ambiance and the food is pretty good. Some individual dishes are outstanding. The service leaves a LOT to be desired and that has been my experience both times I’ve been there. You need to go ahead and order whatever cocktails and wine you may want the minute you sit down because the servers don’t come by very often. When they do, you may be finished with your meal before they get back to you with the wine. Also, the wrong entree was brought to me both times I was there. The place is too nice to have service so lacking.

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JW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While we've enjoyed dinner at St. Cecilia before, this was our first time trying the Sunday Brunch. It certainly will not be our last. The ambiance, staff, food & entire experience were wonderful. The assortment of fabulous foods was unbelievable, especially for the fixed price. We look forward to inviting friends to join us for Sunday Brunch at St. Cecilia so they can discover our secret for themselves!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I was there for Father’s Day and had the best experience the food was amazing and the wait staff was friendly and helpful!

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TC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent every time, the staff is next level!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers Day dinner

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ST
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good. Just slow service and crappy table location since we booked so far ahead. In addition I had to trade sears with my wife because her seating was ripped up and uncomfortable. Not what we expected from a nice restaurant

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A
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omar, our server, was fantastic. He was very attentive! The food was absolutely incredible. The oysters...oh my! The cheese board...my, my, my! I've got to stop. This was a most delightful culinary experience...a wonderful anniversary extravaganza!

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AA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

Way too expensive for the small amounts and took way too long to get our food. I was very disappointed

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P
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They do seafood as well as anyone, anywhere. The creative pastas are a unique bonus. It’s no wonder the place is full most every night.
Try any pasta to split as an appetizer (the seafood linguine was incredible) and any fish main. The swordfish, sea bass and halibut all fabulous.

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L
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love going to St Cecilia when we are in Atlanta. The menu is always changing and seasonal and everything we had was cooked to perfection....I am still thinking about the amazing grouper dish. Our server was so friendly, knowledgeable and completely focused on making sure we had everyting we needed. Kudos to the whole team at St Cecilia, We'll be back the next time we are in Atlanta!

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B
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a very pleasant dining experience. The service was very good, and the food was really outstanding . the waiter gave us an option of small portions for our pasta dinner was wonderful because it allowed us to order the yummy blueberry peach tart with elder flower gelato.

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IG
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place! This is my favorite restaurant, it never disappoints.

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h
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great service! Right every time.

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P
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Landon was the best server! Knowledgeable beyond belief with excellent suggestions!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was my first time. We were very disappointed. I had heard the grilled octopus appetizer was fabulous but ours was rubbery and undercooked - I couldn’t even get my fork in it. We returned it. The fried squash blossom was limp and tasteless and the smoked fish arancini had no fish taste whatsoever (it was more like a potato) and was fried hard as a rock. We enjoyed our cocktails and the lobster and clam pan roast entree. The service was fair - odd timing for drinks. Mine came quickly but we thought they forgot about my friend. Not likely to return.

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FD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The customer service was excellent. The food was delicious. My wife and I had a great date night celebrating our anniversary.

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OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was unmatched this go around but our server was nothing short of terrible. She made everyone in our party feel unwelcome. If I step into an elite restaurant I expect elite service and a dining experience that lives up to the hype. I do not want to get into any discrimination conversations but the service from our server was TERRIBLE. I left her a generous tip that was not earned. Karen or Carol is not of St. Cecilia’s core values.

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

Megan was the absolute best service anyone could ask for. We had such a good time there last night. The food and drink were outstanding. Will be back for sure!

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SB
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to your restaurant twice now and I even more satisfied than the last time. Food is excellent!!! I’ll be back. I live in Orlando or I would be there even more!!!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Great food! Can’t wait to come back

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CA
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

For the price you pay the food is not worth it. The food was good, but not $100+ for essentially three appetizers and 2 drinks. There are restaurants that it is absolutely worth it but this was not one of them. I am glad I went and experienced it, but I will not be coming back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was outstanding as always. Service was a bit slow, but not a major issue.

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FA
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s becoming our favorite restaurant in Buckhead. We enjoyed the food and service very much. THe desert had a nice touch, a candle to celebrate my wife’s birthday, and it was to kill for. We even got the chef to autograph our menu. The restaurant has the same name as my wife. Will definitely come back.

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a late dinner on a Friday night. Our server, Ray, was a delight. Drinks were strong and the food was magnificent. I had the cacio e pepe and mushrooms and I would eat them again every day. Highly recommend.

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SD
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

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JH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

It was VERY hot inside! The high ceilings make it challenging to cool.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, flavorful food and a light, calming atmosphere with incredibly friendly staff!

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