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Good Italian Lunch in Atlanta

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Where can I find a very good italian restaurant for lunch in Atlanta? Curious for new ideas.

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  1. Price?
    Entertainment for clients or simply a lunch for yourself?

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    1. re: HaagenDazs

      Any price just good. Near Perimeter Mall would be good. Just good italian. If it's in Buckhead that is okay too, or Dunwoody.

    2. East 48th Street Market on Jett Ferry @ Mount Vernon in Dunwoody.

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      1. re: weez

        Ditto, more for their sandwiches than anything, though.

        1. re: weez

          I tried the E 48th Street Market! I loved it. Just the owners themselves make the visit worth it. I had the Stoffato. I will have to try everything else. The hot food looked out of this world. Oh and yummy soups and mozzarella di casa.

          1. re: Katj

            Great! I'm a big fan of fresh mozzarela and basil or prosciutto.

        2. Ruth's Chris Steak House downtown or Buckhead have a great and reasonalbly priced lunch. They have the wonderful steaks plus large salads and hamburgers. The downtown one is in the Emabassy Suites at Centennial Park steps from the Aquarium. The Buckhead location is on East Paces Ferry Road a couple of blocks from Lenox Road

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          1. re: apb1235

            Do you consider that Italian? Just curious.

          2. My friends swear by Sotto Sotto:
            [from a review] Sotto Sotto will make you rethink your preconceived notions of Italian cuisine. Inventive pasta dishes, including "naked ravioli" for low-carb dieters show a chef that's willing to experiment while not sacrificing his vision of authentic rustic Italian cuisine in a sleek, high energy setting.

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            1. re: traveler

              Sotto Sotto is not open for lunch.

              Veni Vedi Vici would be good.

              1. re: chickstein

                Fritti, next door, is open at lunch. Great pizza and more, including a fried appetiser of calamari, sardines, etc., as light as tempura ,,

                1. re: sadie1

                  I have been to Fritti, very good pizza the calamari was so so.

            2. Also, when I go back to visit we often go to Figo: casual, good food, decent prices. I think of it as uniquely Atlanta compared to other places. Have not been to the new place on Howell Mill, but assume it's closer to downtown.

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              1. re: traveler

                Thank you! I know they all will be great!

              2. Hi Katj!! Did you check any of these out?? I too, am looking for a real Italian lunch spot as I presently live in Italy and am relocating back to ATL two weeks from tomorrow.....and I will GREATLY miss my Sunday lunch....... but none of the places mentioned sounds like a real Italian lunch..... hmmm................am doing some digging......

                Would you let me know what you find?? And I'll keep you in mind too!! Ciao! Hannah Neufeld

                1. The most authentic Italian restuarant will be Antica Posta. The owner, Marco betti, sitll has a restaurant in Tuscany.

                  Please try 48th St. Market as well. The food there is amazing!

                  1. Chickstein is correct Antica Posta is a great experience. The food is wonderful.
                    And I am now a regular at E.48th St Market. It is awesome!

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                    1. re: Katj

                      I have to mention Bambinelli's because I love that place.

                    2. I too love Bambinelli's but I don't think someone from Italy will understand its charm.

                      1. I second figo! Always great italian for lunch...

                        1. I can not believe no one had mentioned Baraonda near the Fox Theater or their sister restaurant Enoteca Carbonari, next door. Both very solid. Fritti is good. Bambinelli's is cosi' cosi'. I have had some less than wonderful food and service there. East 48th is solid. Figo is good especially for the price. Osteria 832 in Highlands is good. Stay away from most pizza places in and around this city.

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                          1. re: foodwineguy

                            Shorty's for pizza...NOrth Druid Hills Rd at LaVista

                            1. re: sadie1

                              I really do like Shory's, have you tried the one in Tucker yet?