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Good Italian Lunch in Atlanta

Katj Jan 15, 2007 03:24 PM

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

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    foodwineguy Mar 23, 2007 08:36 PM

    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
      sadie1 May 22, 2007 10:15 AM

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

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        Katj May 22, 2007 10:46 AM

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

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      kellhall Mar 17, 2007 08:57 AM

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

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        Katj Mar 16, 2007 10:49 AM

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

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          Katj Mar 16, 2007 07:52 AM

          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
            atlfloyd Mar 16, 2007 10:25 AM

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

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            chickstein Mar 16, 2007 07:35 AM

            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!

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              kathanga2 Mar 16, 2007 03:06 AM

              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

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                traveler Jan 16, 2007 06:46 PM

                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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                  Katj Jan 16, 2007 06:49 PM

                  Thank you! I know they all will be great!

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                  traveler Jan 16, 2007 05:51 PM

                  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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                    chickstein Jan 16, 2007 08:35 PM

                    Sotto Sotto is not open for lunch.

                    Veni Vedi Vici would be good.

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                      sadie1 Jan 17, 2007 09:42 PM

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

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                        Katj Jan 18, 2007 02:25 PM

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

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                    apb1235 Jan 16, 2007 05:39 PM

                    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
                      Katj Jan 16, 2007 05:41 PM

                      Do you consider that Italian? Just curious.

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                      weez Jan 15, 2007 07:15 PM

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

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                        ted Jan 16, 2007 08:54 PM

                        Ditto, more for their sandwiches than anything, though.

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                          Katj Jan 17, 2007 05:26 PM

                          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.

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                            ted Jan 17, 2007 08:04 PM

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

                        2. HaagenDazs Jan 15, 2007 04:01 PM

                          Entertainment for clients or simply a lunch for yourself?

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                          1. re: HaagenDazs
                            Katj Jan 15, 2007 05:43 PM

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

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