La Grotta is the classic Italian restaurant that you should always have in your back pocket for when you get burnt out on places serving things like beet spaghetti or deconstructed carbonara. This Buckhead staple opened way back in 1978 and ever since, it’s been serving the Italian greatest hits, like their house tortellini, which is stuffed with onions, prosciutto, thyme, and mascarpone cheese, and covered in tomato sauce. If you don’t eat your whole body weight in pasta here, make sure to get the tiramisu too.
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Seven Lamps might be technically in the Lenox Mall, but it’s worth braving traffic for the small plates and wine.
Gypsy Kitchen in Buckhead has one of our favorite rooftops in the city, serves affordable tapas, and always feels a little like a party.
Haven Restaurant & Bar
Next time you’re in Brookhaven, head to Haven for a Southern-inspired brunch or dinner.
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When you can’t decide between going out for pasta or a good steak, head to KR SteakBar in Peachtree Hills for both instead.
With floor to ceiling windows and a menu of mostly Italian dishes, St. Cecilia in Buckhead is where you should bring a client or your parents.
Vero is a pizza place worth going out of your way for, whether you’re picking up or eating at this Brookhaven spot.
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Sotto Sotto is an Inman Park Italian spot that hasn’t changed since it opened almost 20 years ago, which is exactly why we like it.
Mission + Market
Mission + Market in Buckhead is good for a celebratory meal, with a long wine list and a diverse menu that will please everyone.
Chops Lobster Bar
Chops Lobster Bar in Buckhead serves steaks and seafood without even the slightest air of cool, which is exactly what makes it’s great.
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