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The 5 Best Italian Restaurants in Atlanta

By Emily Christensen | March 9, 2021 | Food & Drink

Of all the things in the world that put people at odds, one thing is for certain—that Italian food, pasta, pizza and carbs, is cherished among all. Here is our top five best destinations for the flavorful cuisine.



At Baffi, fresh is best. The cuisine at this rustic-chic, Italian-inspired restaurant consists of nothing but locally grown produce from farmers in the community. One home-grown special is the JW roasted chicken with rosemary potatoes along with salsa verde. Aside from the delicious food, guests will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with spacious dining, a beautiful patio, and lounge seating around a fire pit. 976 Brady Ave NW Suite 110, Atlanta, GA 30318

Storico Fresco

Wine and dine at Storico Fresco with a variety of wine selections and specialty homemade pasta. On Mondays, you can also take pleasure in half-price bottles of the most exquisite wines while dining under a heated and covered patio outside. This Venetian-inspired concept will provide nothing but the finest grapes. Be sure to try the mouthwatering Lasagna Alla Bolognese, which includes spinach noodles, veal, beef, pork, bechamel, and Grana Padano. 3167 Peachtree Rd NE Suite S, Atlanta, GA 30305


If you are looking for a perfect combination of upscale dining and classic Italian dishes, Pricci is the ideal option. Anyone who wants a delicious meal paired with the perfect wine will be right at home in this Italian paradise. The classic and classy environment will truly make any guest feel like they have stepped through a door into Milan, Rome or Naples as they relish the authentic yet modern Italian cuisine. 500 Pharr Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

St. Cecilia

St. Cecilia offers those in Atlanta an opportunity to take a trip to the coastal regions of Italy, Spain, and France as they revel in Executive Chef Brent Banda’s remarkable dishes. According to OpenTable, The restaurant has been rated as one of the top 100 Valentine’s Day restaurants in Atlanta, making it a must for any couple looking for some romance during their next night out. 3455 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

La Grotta

La Grotta is one of the most notable Italian restaurants in Atlanta. The distinguished spot has earned “Best Italian Restaurant” in Atlanta Magazine for 18 consecutive years. Since 1978, their fine Italian cooking, intimate dining room, and breathtaking courtyard garden have been the destination for hungry Italians and Atlanteans alike. 2637 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Looking for even more great Italian food options? If you ever make your way down south to the Magic City, consider checking out one of the 10 best Italian restaurants in Miami.

Photography by: courtesy of baffi