Haute Top 5: Best Italian Restaurants in Atlanta in 2017

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Good Italian is hard to find, especially in  Atlanta. But not impossible. We chose the “haute” Italian restaurants where you will find the most craveable combinations of Italians pastas, meats and cheese; And of course, the true authentic atmosphere, complete with an Italian wine list. Check out our picks for the best Italian restaurants in Atlanta in 2017. Ciao Bella.


1 Double Zero

With a new location and menu, Double Zero’s culinary team is serving up modern Italian dishes for guests in Emory Village. Executive chef Edwin Molina and team are presenting a technique and ingredient driven menu with dishes such as arancini with smoked brisket, cheddar, mushroom and honey truffle and oxtail, a dish almost too pretty to eat, with celery root, kataifi egg yolk, frisée and grapefruit. Bar manager Nick Dolby is complementing this menu with classic and creative cocktails like the “Change of Direction” with vodka, pimms, honey, tonic and Earl Grey tea bitters.
1577 North Decatur Rd. Atlanta, Ga 30307

2 Pasta Da Pulcinella

A cozy former house, this Italian spot transports you away from the city noise and gives an authentic Italian cuisine with a creative touches. Look for signature dishes like Tortelli di Mele-round ravioli filled with Granny Smith apples, sausage and parmigiano topped with butter and sage.
1123 Peachtree Walk NE, Atlanta, Ga 30309

3 Pricci

A fixture on the restaurant scene for over two decades, Pricci still draws a crowd with its top-tier service and excellent Italian fare. The menu and the atmosphere is classic with a modern flair. This Buckhead restaurant is also known for its seasonal menu, private party space and Thursday Jazz nights.

4 Portofino

A former Buckhead home converted into a cozy Italian restaurant with a big outdoor patio and an extensive wine list. This casual Italian restaurant refers to its fare as American Italian. Now, Sunday brunch is becoming one of the hottest in town serving dishes ranging from Veal and Ricotta Meatballs to French Toast Bread pudding with ciabatta, currant and local honey.
3199 Paces Ferry Place Atlanta, Ga 30305

5 Antica Posta

A family-owned Buckhead mainstay serving authentic Tuscan fare accompanied by an extensive wine list. This spot embodies authentic Italian dining with seasonal menus and-the best part- old family recipes.
519 East Paces Ferry Rd. Atlanta, Ga 30305