It doesn’t matter if your favorite thing about Italian food is the pizza, pasta, or Prosecco, there’s an Italian eatery for everyone in the ATL! Whether you’re looking to devour a meaty pepperoni pizza or a creamy carbonara, there are plenty of irresistible Italian restaurants in Atlanta that are serving up the finest Italian crowd pleasers.
From stylish interiors and the freshest ingredients, to contemporary innovation and those classic Italian staples, keep scrolling for nine of our favorite Italian restaurants in Atlanta. All of which a perfect for date night, family dinners, or just a fabulous evening of delicious bites and drinks.
1. Grana, Piedmont Heights
Using their renowned ‘from scratch’ approach, Grana has solidified itself as not only one of the finest Italian restaurants in Atlanta, but a go-to in our ever-growing culinary scene. From the freshest pasta to authentic pizzas, make sure to drop a pin on this eatery for the next time you’re craving an Italian feast for dinner! Their crispy veal spicy meatballs are sublime and their delicious Song of the South pizza topped with black pepper ricotta, speck and peaches is a nice little nod to Georgia.
You can’t leave without checking out their tempting cocktail menu, however, you’ll definitely want to try a couple (or more) on their stunning rooftop, so have that designated driver at the ready!
📍1835 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
This chain that’s scattered across the United States has finally made it to Georgia, making its Atlanta debut in Buckhead earlier in the year. North Italia use only the best ingredients to create and serve consistently crave-worthy food, like their chef’s choice daily pizza and fresh pasta made from scratch daily. We’re in love with their take on the Italian classic, Bolognese. The tangy bolognese sauce topped with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese is something you have to try if you ever pay this place a visit.
📍3393 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
3. Piastra, Marietta
If it’s pasta you’re after, then Piastra is the place for you. This family-owned legend on Marietta Square is beloved by many ATLiens. Their salsiccia side dish made up of house-made mild fennel sausage and pomodoro sauce is a great option if you want to try a small but authentic Italian dish before the main course.
Offering an authentic Italian dining experience, their extensive menu is guaranteed to please every palette in your party. If you’re looking for something extra special, you can let Chef Greg curate a meal specifically for you and up to ten guests. Ask your server, or call about a Chef’s Table Dinner.
📍45 W Park Square, Marietta, GA 30060
4. Antico Pizza Napoletana, Midtown
One of our favorite spots to get a pizza pie in the ATL, find this discreet eat, hidden away on the Westside of Atlanta. Antico Pizza Napoletana is part of Little Italia, modelled after the historic towns across Italy. With Gio’s Chicken Italiano & Maccheroni, Caffè Antico and Bar Amalfi also on offer, this recreation of the magnificent energy seen on classic Italian street scenes, is an unmissable experience indeed!
📍1093 Hemphill Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
5. Antica Posta, Buckhead Village
Antica Posta offers quintessential Tuscan cooking. Open nightly for dinner, expect Tuscan specialties, like signature meat and fish dishes, homemade pastas and breads, and delicious appetizers. For starters, we recommend their tasty bruschetta with fresh tomatoes, basil and olive oil and their cannellini bean soup with red shrimp and truffle oil. Get captivated in their dramatic yet homely bar, where you can enjoy a couple of aperitifs before digging into the true taste of Tuscany.
📍519 East Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
6. BoccaLupo, Inman Park
Serving up a classic Italian American fare, BoccaLupo is a great spot with an ever-changing menu thanks to their keen interest in staying seasonal, fresh, and fun! Their extensive menu features an awesome selection of pasta dishes. We recommend trying out their 20-yolk Tagliatelle with mushrooms, kale kimchi & European butter. But make sure that you also take a deep-dive into their exquisite Antipasti Menu.
📍753 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
7. Forza Storico, Blandtown
Inspired by the city of Rome, transport yourself with classic Italian flavors at this beloved eatery at Westside Provisions District. An awesome selection of pasta and mains are dished out at Forza Storico’s stylish interiors or charming patio. We’re obsessed with the street art and mural work seen throughout the restaurants. When in Rome, or Westside Provisions District, we must eat like Romans!
📍1198 Howell Mill Rd #020, Atlanta, GA 30318
8. Tre Vele, Sandy Springs
This modern, yet timeless Italian eatery serves up those Italian favorites in their delightful dining room or snazzy rooftop terrace. Tre Vele features an innovative menu, and is a love letter to homemade pastas, as well as modern odes to classic Italian dishes. With a succulent lamb ragu and grana padano cheese, their mouthwatering pappardelle pasta is one of their signature dishes. There’s a lunch, dinner, and brunch menu on offer. We definitely recommend heading there on the weekend to sample the brunch dishes!
📍017 Sandy Springs Cir, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
9. Belli Pizzeria Napoletana, Midtown
One of the many incredible offerings at Colony Square’s luxury-focused food hall known as Politan Row. Belli Pizzeria is a Neapolitan-style pizza concept curated by Chef Mario Ali. Get an authentic taste of Naples with the irresistible pizzas at Belli’s. A standard margherita will cost you $12 and the more adventurous delights such as their funghi and buffalo chicken pizzas cost $16. From pizza staples to more unique and experimental pies, you can’t go wrong!
📍1197 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30361