DØUBLE ZERØ NAPOLETANA 5825 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 404/991-3666. Southern Italian featuring the cuisine of the Campania region of Italy, as well as Neapolitan pizza. p }} doublezeroatl.com.
FLOATAWAY CAFE 1123 Zonolite Road, Suite 15, Atlanta. 404/892-1414. Fresh seasonal cuisine is created with country French, Mediterranean and Italian influences. p }} starprovisions.com. IL LOCALINO 467 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 404/222-0650. Flavorful food in a fun setting, with cozy dimensions, eclectic decor and warm hospitality. p }} localino. info. ★★★★ LA GROTTA 2637 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, 404/231-1368; 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Dunwoody, 770/395-9925. Enjoy a three-course dinner in an intimate place overlooking a beautiful garden. p h }} lagrottaatlanta.com. ★★★★ LA PIETRA CUCINA 1545 Peachtree St. NE (Beverly Road), Atlanta, One Peachtree Pointe. 404/888-8709. Italian cooking with a contemporary twist, in a relaxed atmosphere. p }} lapietracucina.com.
JOLI KOBE BAKERY & BISTRO 5600 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, 404/843-3257; 1545 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, 404/870-0643. A great neighborhood spot to enjoy coffee and dessert, Sunday brunch or a meal, with such offerings as almond chicken curry salad to potato crusted salmon. p } jolikobe.com. MARKET W Atlanta-Buckhead, Atlanta, 3377 Peachtree Road NE. 404/523-3600. Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s multicultural menu reinvents classic dishes with an eclectic flair, from Maine lobster with crispy potatoes and spicy aioli to bacon wrapped shrimp with avocado and passion fruit mustard. p }} marketbuckhead.com. 10 DEGREES SOUTH 4183 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 404/705-8870. South African restaurant offers a cultural fusion of cuisine, from calamari and lamb chops to sosaties and chicken curry, in a lively setting. p }} 10degreessouth.com. QUICK GUIDE p reservations h dress restrictions } entrees $10-20 }} entrees $20-30 }}} entrees $30+ 124
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KYMA 3085 Piedmont Road, Atlanta. 404/262-0702. Dramatic décor and inventive cuisine, including wood-grilled octopus, ovenroasted lemon chicken, slow-braised lamb shank, and spinach and feta spanakopita. p h }} buckheadrestaurants.com. ★★★★
ANTICA POSTA 519 E. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404/262-7112. Tuscan cuisine served in a cozy bungalow with an extensive wine list. p }} anticaposta.com. BARAONDA RISTORANTE & BAR 710 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404/879-9962. Authentic Italian cuisine, from homemade pastas and pizzas to grilled dishes, served in a charming setting, with an expansive wine list. p }} baraondaatlanta.com. DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404/844-4810. Simple, regional Italian foods with a focus on the grill, from aged steaks to unique pasta creations and signature veal chop. p }} davios.com.
MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY 3368 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, 404/816-9650; 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, 770/8043313. Divine dining in a nostalgic setting reminiscent of pre-World War II Little Italy. p } maggianos.com. MEDICI 2450 Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta, Renaissance Waverly Hotel. 770/953-4500. Mediterranean-inspired Tuscan grill specializing in herb-rubbed prime steaks, hand-crafted pastas and market-fresh seafood. p }} renaissancewaverly.com. NO. 246 129 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 678/399-8246. Savor ricotta agnolotti, Ramano pizza, charred octopus and other specialties in a 100-seat space with an open kitchen, backyard deck and welcoming neighborhood atmosphere. } no246.com. PORTOFINO 3199 Paces Ferry Place, Atlanta. 404/231-1136. Neighborhood bistro offers simple pastas and innovative appetizers and entrees. p }} portofinobistro.com. PRICCI 500 Pharr Road, Atlanta. 404/2372941. Creative menu, dramatic interior and friendly service. Enjoy wood-fired pizza, tortelli pasta, beef short rib ravioli and roasted Mediterranean sea bass. p h }} buckheadrestaurants.com. ★★★★
Published on Mar 8, 2013