The Best Italian Restaurants in Atlanta
If you’re looking for a family-style Italian restaurant that’s not a huge nationwide chain like Maggiano’s, Colletta should be your next destination. The modern restaurant still sticks to tradition by offering “for the table” communal dinners that feed your whole group. The airy, open space offers great views over the chef’s counters, and the patio offers alfresco dining and a bar window, in case you want to drink while shopping around the Avalon complex, which may or may not be a good idea after having a couple glasses of wine. So just sit down and eat Northern Italian favorites like black pepper tagliatelle with carbonara, pork tesa, egg yolk & pecorino romano, or the orecchiette with spicy ragu, house-made italian sausage, cremini mushrooms, and ricotta salata. Pro tip: Check the amazing wine menu before you go—bottles range from $35 to $160, and are separated into whites, New World reds, and classic Italian reds.