Storico Fresco has a lot going for it, like the mini Italian grocery store inside and pasta-making classes, but we’d still come here regularly without all that, because they serve some of our favorite pasta in the city. Start with the fried squash blossoms and get a few different pastas to share - the lasagna and cacio e pepe are both excellent. Grab a table on the patio to people watch and drink too much wine, and make sure you finish with the burnt ricotta pie with raspberry jam.
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Buckhead’s Buttermilk Kitchen is a great spot for a Southern breakfast and to continue your search for the best fried chicken biscuit.
Nakato Japanese Restaurant
Nakato manages to do hibachi without seeming too corny, even during the onion volcano - though you could get sushi or small plates here too.
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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La Grotta Ristorante Italiano
When all you want is some old school, classic Italian food, head to La Grotta in Buckhead.
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.
Ammazza’s Decatur location is one of our favorite places to eat pizza and drink beer while sitting out on a patio.
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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.
Atlas in Buckhead is a high-end Southern restaurant inside the St. Regis that you should head to for your next special occasion.
Cafe Sunflower Buckhead
If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, or a meat-eater just looking for something different, head to Cafe Sunflower in Buckhead for some plant-based food.
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