North Italia - Buckhead
These days, dining near Lenox mall would classify as an adventurous date outing with the constant traffic, congested crowds, and damn near all of the Zone 2 police precinct on patrol. But if you're up for the thrill, North Italia at the east entrance of the mall is a fantastic place for an upscale pizza date night. Sit on the open air patio for top-notch people watching and views of the Lenox valet line, where you can play the special ATL game known as, “Guess Who’s in That Bentley.” Start your dinner with an Aperol Spritz, then move to some wine and pizza—we really dig the cheese and pepper intensity of the Cacio e Pepe pie, but there are no wrong choices here. The only other choice to make is whether you want to upgrade your pizza with their dipping sauce, which is a housemade ricotta dip topped with a Calabrian chili paste. We say pass on the sauce as it’s just okay and focus on the pies.