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Great Italian restaurants in Highlands area or Buckhead, not too fancy.

Sheryl L Oct 6, 2006 10:49 AM

We'll be in Atlanta, taking out a college student who is begging for a great italian dinner. She doesn't want too fancy. What's great in the Highlands or Buckhead area?

  1. HaagenDazs Nov 5, 2006 07:35 PM

    Sotto Sotto has been given restaurant of the year by the Atlanta newspaper, so you made a wise choice!

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      Sheryl L Nov 4, 2006 07:12 PM

      A quick follow up for all those generous responses. We ended up at Sotto Sotto for an extremely late dinner and were very happy with both the food and the service. Would definitely go back. Thanks again for all your advice!

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        tstett Oct 7, 2006 04:25 AM

        La Tavola in the Virginia Highlands. Not as fancy as Sotto Sotto, with great food and a terrific wine list.

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        1. re: tstett
          ob2s Oct 7, 2006 10:41 PM

          A good choice, but I have had crap service there twice in 6 months.

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          ob2s Oct 6, 2006 02:27 PM

          Sotto Sotto could be considered fancy, Fritti next door, not as much. Fritti however doesn't have pastas as such. If you want old school Italian, without a wait (as you would have at the other two), there is a place near Emory you might try. Northwest Corner of North Decatur Road and Clairmont. North Decatur Road is the main drag through Emory. It is called Benedetti's. There are better places, but I think it is what the student is looking for.

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          1. re: ob2s
            HaagenDazs Nov 5, 2006 07:35 PM

            They take reservations... why wait?

          2. ted Oct 6, 2006 12:09 PM

            How about Sotto Sotto (or Fritti)?

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