Pomodoro

★★★★☆

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Open Everyday 4:30pm - 10pm Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10:30am - 2pm

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Pomodoro's chef changed a few weeks ago and their food has really improved. We noticed the change right away when they served wonderful new toasted herb bread. We have started going at least once a week since then. I always get the fettucini alfredo and my husband usually gets the daily pasta special. Last week, they had an incredible baked clam appetizer special that we loved. The soups are also very nice - tonight it was a delicious lentil and it was perfect for the cold weather. I am usually too full for dessert, but I have had the chocolate mousse cake. It was fine, but I am not a fan of chocolate with fruit and it had raspberry sauce. We also have had their pizza for take-out. It's great if you like thin-crust. The waiter and the chef are really attentive and friendly. They remember us each time and give a warm greeting. They really add to the cozy family style restaurant that we have been searching for. The price is usually around $40 total for the two of us (2 sodas, 2 entrees, 1 appetizer, 1 dessert).

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★★★★★

Pomodoro's chef changed a few weeks ago and their food has really improved. We noticed the change right away when they served wonderful new toasted herb bread. We have started going at least once a week since then. I always get the fettucini alfredo and my husband usually gets the daily pasta special. Last week, they had an incredible baked clam appetizer special that we loved. The soups are also very nice - tonight it was a delicious lentil and it was perfect for the cold weather. I am usually too full for dessert, but I have had the chocolate mousse cake. It was fine, but I am not a fan of chocolate with fruit and it had raspberry sauce. We also have had their pizza for take-out. It's great if you like thin-crust. The waiter and the chef are really attentive and friendly. They remember us each time and give a warm greeting. They really add to the cozy family style restaurant that we have been searching for. The price is usually around $40 total for the two of us (2 sodas, 2 entrees, 1 appetizer, 1 dessert).

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Being an ex chef and former graduate of Johnson&Wales Univeristy's Culinary Program and living in Midtown, I was very upset when Davinci's closed (now TopFlr). Though I did find a great replacement, Pomodoro (formerly Pizza Vino). Not only do they have a great little bar to sit at but also a wonderful patio. The wine list has a few great selections with reasonable pricing. I love to go there for lunch on my days off and have a glass of wine and the fabulous Salmon Sandwich which is grilled salmon with capers and onions and a wonderful house mayo. At night I order a small individual pizza. They have great fresh toppings. All in all Pomodoro is a great neighborhood place to relax and have great food and drinks, despite what a disgruntled employee might have to say. It's kid friendly for those of you who are parents. And we all need to support our local, non-chain establishments.

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★★★★★

Being an ex chef and former graduate of Johnson&Wales Univeristy's Culinary Program and living in Midtown, I was very upset when Davinci's closed (now TopFlr). Though I did find a great replacement, Pomodoro (formerly Pizza Vino). Not only do they have a great little bar to sit at but also a wonderful patio. The wine list has a few great selections with reasonable pricing. I love to go there for lunch on my days off and have a glass of wine and the fabulous Salmon Sandwich which is grilled salmon with capers and onions and a wonderful house mayo. At night I order a small individual pizza. They have great fresh toppings. All in all Pomodoro is a great neighborhood place to relax and have great food and drinks, despite what a disgruntled employee might have to say. It's kid friendly for those of you who are parents. And we all need to support our local, non-chain establishments.

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As a regular diner at Pomodoro, I agree that Seth Trafford's passion, talent, and creativity off menu are missed every time I order there. Mo (Owner) has had to make it a first class family dining experience to suit the demographic of the neighborhood with a menu to match. Seth belongs in a four or five star eating establishment where he can create not cook. I hope he finds such a venue to do so, because I will search him out. He is that good. Pomodoro has moved forward growing more into the family pizza and light Italian cuisine concept, and my recommendation stands firm for what it is...very well cooked Italian cuisine and a good value with an effective staff. For your special occasions find Seth's cooking, and for your family outings, as well as casual small party dining, ENJOY POMODORO!

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★★★★★

As a regular diner at Pomodoro, I agree that Seth Trafford's passion, talent, and creativity off menu are missed every time I order there. Mo (Owner) has had to make it a first class family dining experience to suit the demographic of the neighborhood with a menu to match. Seth belongs in a four or five star eating establishment where he can create not cook. I hope he finds such a venue to do so, because I will search him out. He is that good. Pomodoro has moved forward growing more into the family pizza and light Italian cuisine concept, and my recommendation stands firm for what it is...very well cooked Italian cuisine and a good value with an effective staff. For your special occasions find Seth's cooking, and for your family outings, as well as casual small party dining, ENJOY POMODORO!

Pros: Family friendly

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I recently took over the kitchen of this Morningside establishment and had great expectations for the opportunity... however, after one week I quickly realized that things were NOT going to turn out the way I'd hoped. Within the first few days of Chef Seth Trafford departing, I was told by the owner that he "did not need a chef" and that he would start doing all the ordering, scheduling and hiring for the kitchen. His first purchases for the kitchen were 2 tubs of imitation Parmasan cheese, some cheap low grade Italian sausage, and a gallon of salty "cooking wine". When I balked at this I was told that in addition to these cutbacks we would no longer use veal in the meatballs because we could save some money and no one would know the difference. I'm sorry, but this is not the kind of Italian food Chef Trafford was cooking when I started there and I have no desire to try and cheat the guests... so I left and took a position at Watershed.

They do, however, make decent pizza. I suppose you don't need a "chef" to do that right, but if you go in expecting the quality Italian entrees you've enjoyed over the past year... forget it. Take your business to Neno's or Alfredo's instead.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I recently took over the kitchen of this Morningside establishment and had great expectations for the opportunity... however, after one week I quickly realized that things were NOT going to turn out the way I'd hoped. Within the first few days of Chef Seth Trafford departing, I was told by the owner that he "did not need a chef" and that he would start doing all the ordering, scheduling and hiring for the kitchen. His first purchases for the kitchen were 2 tubs of imitation Parmasan cheese, some cheap low grade Italian sausage, and a gallon of salty "cooking wine". When I balked at this I was told that in addition to these cutbacks we would no longer use veal in the meatballs because we could save some money and no one would know the difference. I'm sorry, but this is not the kind of Italian food Chef Trafford was cooking when I started there and I have no desire to try and cheat the guests... so I left and took a position at Watershed.

They do, however, make decent pizza. I suppose you don't need a "chef" to do that right, but if you go in expecting the quality Italian entrees you've enjoyed over the past year... forget it. Take your business to Neno's or Alfredo's instead.

Pros: They left with the chef

Cons: cheap product

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I have over 15 years in the hospitality industry and I truly enjoy small non chain restaurants. A couple favorites are Fleur di lys(sp?) and Babettes. Having eaten at Pizza Vino over a dozen times I have to say that only some one with an agenda could have written the bizarre "reviews" posted here.
First, this isn't a pizza joint. It is a neighborhood style Italian restaurant. It does offer good pizza but I almost always get items off the menu. The soups can be superb. I especially like the caesar salad. A friend of mine goes back for the new york strip that is an amazing bargain. My favorite entree is the lasagna but the raviolis are awfully good according to a different friend who also has extensive restaurant industry experience.
I strongly suggest you try it. Be sure to sit on the patio and just watch the world go by while enjoying a very good meal. I live in the neighborhood and have for many years. I am very happy that Pizza Vino is there and will continue supporting it.
I don't own or have any real connection to Pizza Vino and this is my first review of one. I just had to rebut the "strange" "opinion" previously posted here.

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★★★☆☆

I have over 15 years in the hospitality industry and I truly enjoy small non chain restaurants. A couple favorites are Fleur di lys(sp?) and Babettes. Having eaten at Pizza Vino over a dozen times I have to say that only some one with an agenda could have written the bizarre "reviews" posted here.
First, this isn't a pizza joint. It is a neighborhood style Italian restaurant. It does offer good pizza but I almost always get items off the menu. The soups can be superb. I especially like the caesar salad. A friend of mine goes back for the new york strip that is an amazing bargain. My favorite entree is the lasagna but the raviolis are awfully good according to a different friend who also has extensive restaurant industry experience.
I strongly suggest you try it. Be sure to sit on the patio and just watch the world go by while enjoying a very good meal. I live in the neighborhood and have for many years. I am very happy that Pizza Vino is there and will continue supporting it.
I don't own or have any real connection to Pizza Vino and this is my first review of one. I just had to rebut the "strange" "opinion" previously posted here.

Pros: great value, good quality, consistent

Cons: traffic can be loud on the patio sometimes.

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The place has a cute patio, good location, but that is about it. I tried to think of something better to say, but having gone there based on the 2 good reviews, I feel that the truth must be spoken. It is good that Newcastle is on tap. I do not think the chef could be on any top 10 list. I tried to find that list where does it exsist?

I know that Cafe Eugene is one, Buckhead Ritz is another one, probably Rathburn',s etc. This chef is not on that list. Why would he or she be in a local pizza joint? That should have been the clue. Anyway, bad food to say the least and the servers are not so friendly, and they just watch you. Hovering. The alfredo sauce was runny and the ravioli was like Chef Boyardee.. Sorry, I do not agree with the others. I wish I never went and wasted my hard earned money.

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★☆☆☆☆

The place has a cute patio, good location, but that is about it. I tried to think of something better to say, but having gone there based on the 2 good reviews, I feel that the truth must be spoken. It is good that Newcastle is on tap. I do not think the chef could be on any top 10 list. I tried to find that list where does it exsist?

I know that Cafe Eugene is one, Buckhead Ritz is another one, probably Rathburn',s etc. This chef is not on that list. Why would he or she be in a local pizza joint? That should have been the clue. Anyway, bad food to say the least and the servers are not so friendly, and they just watch you. Hovering. The alfredo sauce was runny and the ravioli was like Chef Boyardee.. Sorry, I do not agree with the others. I wish I never went and wasted my hard earned money.

Pros: beer

Cons: food

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I have been to this place several times now since it has been under new management and since they got a decent chef. The food is excellent! I started out with the mussel app. which comes in an awesome white wine and garlic broth. I also had a caesar salad and the previous poster was right about the dressing...it is incredible! Any special cooked by this chef has been great and since I am adventuresome that is usually what I go for. Oh...and the Margerhita (sp.?) pizza had a really thin nice crust and excellent flavor. As for atmosphere the place could use a little sprucing up, but the food outshines what the decor lacks. I would recommend this to anybody who LOVES Italian food!

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★★★★★

I have been to this place several times now since it has been under new management and since they got a decent chef. The food is excellent! I started out with the mussel app. which comes in an awesome white wine and garlic broth. I also had a caesar salad and the previous poster was right about the dressing...it is incredible! Any special cooked by this chef has been great and since I am adventuresome that is usually what I go for. Oh...and the Margerhita (sp.?) pizza had a really thin nice crust and excellent flavor. As for atmosphere the place could use a little sprucing up, but the food outshines what the decor lacks. I would recommend this to anybody who LOVES Italian food!

Pros: Excellent food.

Cons: Needs a little more ambience.

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Pizza Vino has the best ceasar salad I have ever tasted in my lifetime. The dressing is incredible. And I am a freak for salads so it takes a lot to impress me. The atmosphere is very classy, low key, relaxing, and colorful. I cannot wait until they expand their restaurant, I wonder what they will do with the potential they have. The four cheese ravioli is delicious, but no where near as good as the chicken or shrimp alfredo. If there is anyone who does not enjoy Pizza Vino, you chose the wrong day to go because everytime I have gone the food and service has been better than I could ask for. That is why my 2 friends and I am willing to drive 30 to 40 minutes at least once a week to enjoy their overall status as a restaurant. And a bonus is the free WIFI, work and pleasure go well together. Also the location is great. It is not too upperclass but not underclass either. The neighborhood is comfortable and it feels like it is its own little town.
But don't just take my word for it, go try it yourself and I know you will agree with me.
Did I mention their chef is one of the top ten in Georgia? Im not surprised.

Post Script:
The above review of Pizza Vino is my opinion based on taste and experience. No matter how corny and staged my review seems, it remains honest. In reference to the review below, I realize that I sound like I work there because I am defending a restaurant that cannot do so itself. They recently went under new management, thus, improvement is to be expected and found. I am writing this counter-review in order to balance out the forum so that you will try for yourself and not consider one opinion as the ultimate ruling of how your own visit will be.

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★★★★★

Pizza Vino has the best ceasar salad I have ever tasted in my lifetime. The dressing is incredible. And I am a freak for salads so it takes a lot to impress me. The atmosphere is very classy, low key, relaxing, and colorful. I cannot wait until they expand their restaurant, I wonder what they will do with the potential they have. The four cheese ravioli is delicious, but no where near as good as the chicken or shrimp alfredo. If there is anyone who does not enjoy Pizza Vino, you chose the wrong day to go because everytime I have gone the food and service has been better than I could ask for. That is why my 2 friends and I am willing to drive 30 to 40 minutes at least once a week to enjoy their overall status as a restaurant. And a bonus is the free WIFI, work and pleasure go well together. Also the location is great. It is not too upperclass but not underclass either. The neighborhood is comfortable and it feels like it is its own little town.
But don't just take my word for it, go try it yourself and I know you will agree with me.
Did I mention their chef is one of the top ten in Georgia? Im not surprised.

Post Script:
The above review of Pizza Vino is my opinion based on taste and experience. No matter how corny and staged my review seems, it remains honest. In reference to the review below, I realize that I sound like I work there because I am defending a restaurant that cannot do so itself. They recently went under new management, thus, improvement is to be expected and found. I am writing this counter-review in order to balance out the forum so that you will try for yourself and not consider one opinion as the ultimate ruling of how your own visit will be.

Pros: everything-mainly the food

Cons: that Pizza Vino is not closer to my house

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If you just read the rave review above, don't be fooled! It's obviously a sad attempt to sway you into believing this place is worth the ridiculous prices. The blatant references to my posting have definitely been posted by someone who either works here or owns it. I paid $20 less at Sala for twice as much food, fresher too.
This restaurant used to be sorta okay, one of those places you go when you don't feel like leaving the neighborhood. Never expecting much and feeling like you could leave the place without feeling ripped off. Now, I can honestly admit, I just paid Buckhead Life Group restaurant prices for "S" on a Shingle.
We read the reviews here before we went. I listened to the person who didn't recommend the pizza. I tried to play it safe with their "special of the night" 4 cheese Ravioli with a choice of sauces, red or cream. Insalata Mista, how can you screw that up? Well, it seems Pizza Vino likes to make their salads, dressing and all, at 4 pm. Throw it in the fridge and serve it five hours later, cold and soggy...just the way I HATE it!
The ravioli was foul, tasted like it was straight from the freezer section of Sav-Rite and the sauce was definitely canned and bland. The cream sauce is bound to do some damage to my insides and I'm sure the $16 I paid for this delicacy will double after expenses for indigestion and toilet paper are tallied.
All in all, the service was very attentive, so much so, that I felt like I was being watched like a hawk as my every bite was painfully consumed. Uncomfortable atmosphere, hardly any customers on a Friday night (should have been my first indication) and a $60 bill (not including tip) for 2 salads, 2 plates of 8 ravioli, 1 glass of wine and 1 beer. Average price per item: $10 (not including tip). If you still want to go out to eat without leaving the neighborhood, there are better and much less expensive restaurants just across the street . Don't say I didn't warn ya against this place!

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★☆☆☆☆

If you just read the rave review above, don't be fooled! It's obviously a sad attempt to sway you into believing this place is worth the ridiculous prices. The blatant references to my posting have definitely been posted by someone who either works here or owns it. I paid $20 less at Sala for twice as much food, fresher too.
This restaurant used to be sorta okay, one of those places you go when you don't feel like leaving the neighborhood. Never expecting much and feeling like you could leave the place without feeling ripped off. Now, I can honestly admit, I just paid Buckhead Life Group restaurant prices for "S" on a Shingle.
We read the reviews here before we went. I listened to the person who didn't recommend the pizza. I tried to play it safe with their "special of the night" 4 cheese Ravioli with a choice of sauces, red or cream. Insalata Mista, how can you screw that up? Well, it seems Pizza Vino likes to make their salads, dressing and all, at 4 pm. Throw it in the fridge and serve it five hours later, cold and soggy...just the way I HATE it!
The ravioli was foul, tasted like it was straight from the freezer section of Sav-Rite and the sauce was definitely canned and bland. The cream sauce is bound to do some damage to my insides and I'm sure the $16 I paid for this delicacy will double after expenses for indigestion and toilet paper are tallied.
All in all, the service was very attentive, so much so, that I felt like I was being watched like a hawk as my every bite was painfully consumed. Uncomfortable atmosphere, hardly any customers on a Friday night (should have been my first indication) and a $60 bill (not including tip) for 2 salads, 2 plates of 8 ravioli, 1 glass of wine and 1 beer. Average price per item: $10 (not including tip). If you still want to go out to eat without leaving the neighborhood, there are better and much less expensive restaurants just across the street . Don't say I didn't warn ya against this place!

Pros: Newcastle on Tap, Free bread (doesn't taste good)

Cons: Overpriced, confused and below average cuisine, freezing cold air let in easily when customers enter/exit. Awkward and uncomfortable ambiance.

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My date and I enjoyed everything.Nice atmosphere, lowkey, good service, no attitude, just nice people. not your attitude in the highlands type of place. nice wine selection, beer on draft, great prices. the homemade bakalva was so rich, yet not overpowering. really enjoyed the genoa antipasto to start. very fresh meats, cheeses, and you can tell they use good produce and products. not a chain restaurant with cookie cutter menu. very reasonable prices.
start with antipasto or hummus, then you have to have a caesar salad. we already went three times in the last month. and will return

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★★★★★

My date and I enjoyed everything.Nice atmosphere, lowkey, good service, no attitude, just nice people. not your attitude in the highlands type of place. nice wine selection, beer on draft, great prices. the homemade bakalva was so rich, yet not overpowering. really enjoyed the genoa antipasto to start. very fresh meats, cheeses, and you can tell they use good produce and products. not a chain restaurant with cookie cutter menu. very reasonable prices.
start with antipasto or hummus, then you have to have a caesar salad. we already went three times in the last month. and will return

Pros: food quality and prices

Cons: only open lunch, fri - sun

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I hate to be brutal but this was the single worst pizza I've ever had from any restaurant, and it ranked low even against frozen pizzas. It actually tasted a lot like a really cheap frozen pizza. The other menu items may be good, didn't try them, but for definitely avoid the pizza.

The positive: Pretty cool atmosphere, reasonably priced, friendly servers.

1
★★☆☆☆

I hate to be brutal but this was the single worst pizza I've ever had from any restaurant, and it ranked low even against frozen pizzas. It actually tasted a lot like a really cheap frozen pizza. The other menu items may be good, didn't try them, but for definitely avoid the pizza.

The positive: Pretty cool atmosphere, reasonably priced, friendly servers.

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found a gem.local neighborhhod , lowkey, yet inviting and good food. pizzas are yummy, and so was the mousaka and lasagna.big portions of pasta and the greek pizza was very good. loved the wine list and the service.good prices. food way above average, good quality ..my friends also enjoyed it. we shared everything and also loved the antipasto

2
★★★★★

found a gem.local neighborhhod , lowkey, yet inviting and good food. pizzas are yummy, and so was the mousaka and lasagna.big portions of pasta and the greek pizza was very good. loved the wine list and the service.good prices. food way above average, good quality ..my friends also enjoyed it. we shared everything and also loved the antipasto

Pros: food, value, service

Cons: na

 

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