If your boss asks you to plan a client dinner, or you get slacked with planning a meal for your extended family, make a reservation at St. Cecilia. From the floor to ceiling windows to the big menu of mostly Italian entrees and pasta, anyone you bring here will be happy. And with a long list of cocktails, wine, and beer, your aunt will probably forget to badger you about reading your cousin’s new iguana blog.
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Gypsy Kitchen in Buckhead has one of our favorite rooftops in the city, serves affordable tapas, and always feels a little like a party.
Terra Terroir might be in a strip mall, but once you get a glass of wine and sit on the back patio, you’d never know.
Seven Lamps might be technically in the Lenox Mall, but it’s worth braving traffic for the small plates and wine.
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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.
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.
Nina & Rafi
Nina and Rafi is an Old Fourth Ward pizza spot with a menu of inventive specialty pies alongside the classics.
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Chai Yo is an upscale Thai restaurant in Buckhead that’s perfect for a well-planned anniversary dinner, or an impromptu weeknight out.
Saltyard in Buckhead is a great group spot, with a menu of unique small plates and larger dishes designed for sharing.
Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante
Storico is one of our favorite spots for Italian, especially pasta, but you can also shop their Italian grocery and take pasta-making classes.
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