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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Seven Lamps might be technically in the Lenox Mall, but it’s worth braving traffic for the small plates and wine.
South City Kitchen Buckhead
For Southern food served in an upscale space, head to South City Kitchen in Buckhead, and try to get a table on their patio overlooking Peachtree.
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Nina & Rafi
Nina and Rafi is an Old Fourth Ward pizza spot with a menu of inventive specialty pies alongside the classics.
When you can’t decide between going out for pasta or a good steak, head to KR SteakBar in Peachtree Hills for both instead.
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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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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