Amalfi Ristorante

★★★★☆
  • 292 S Atlanta St

    Roswell, GA 30075

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  • 770-645-9983

About Amalfi Ristorante

Hours
Mon - Thu, 5:30pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat, 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Sun, closed

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My absolute favorite for italian food when I am in Atlanta. I have dined here as a couple and as part of a party of 60. Everytime the food is fantastic and the service superb. I would recommend this place to anyone.
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★★★★★

My absolute favorite for italian food when I am in Atlanta. I have dined here as a couple and as part of a party of 60. Everytime the food is fantastic and the service superb. I would recommend this place to anyone.
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After calling 30 minutes ahead and then waiting in person for 90 minutes (and watching people that arrived AFTER us get seated BEFORE us), I asked the hostess nicely if we could push 2 tables together. She said she would ask. A few minutes later the manager/owner came over and asked if I had a problem. I said that we had arrived BEFORE the party of 6 that had just been seated and he said that our party of 8 (6 adults and 2 small children) could not fit at that table. I said that we would be happy to ??squeeze in? since the only difference was 2 small children and since we had been waiting so long. He said ??No, we cannot do that? in a rather belligerent tone. I said okay then would it be possible to push 2 empty tables (for 4) together and he flatly refused stating that he ??runs this restaurant - not me!? I was absolutely flabbergasted! To be treated like that as a patron in a supposedly fine dining establishment is completely shocking to say the least. I don??t know why anyone would spend their money in a place that treats their customers with such disrespect. With this guy in the kitchen its caveat emptor for your entre if he??s in a bad mood or you ask a simple question about getting seated. Check out some other reviews and you??ll see what I mean about this guy?

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★☆☆☆☆

After calling 30 minutes ahead and then waiting in person for 90 minutes (and watching people that arrived AFTER us get seated BEFORE us), I asked the hostess nicely if we could push 2 tables together. She said she would ask. A few minutes later the manager/owner came over and asked if I had a problem. I said that we had arrived BEFORE the party of 6 that had just been seated and he said that our party of 8 (6 adults and 2 small children) could not fit at that table. I said that we would be happy to ??squeeze in? since the only difference was 2 small children and since we had been waiting so long. He said ??No, we cannot do that? in a rather belligerent tone. I said okay then would it be possible to push 2 empty tables (for 4) together and he flatly refused stating that he ??runs this restaurant - not me!? I was absolutely flabbergasted! To be treated like that as a patron in a supposedly fine dining establishment is completely shocking to say the least. I don??t know why anyone would spend their money in a place that treats their customers with such disrespect. With this guy in the kitchen its caveat emptor for your entre if he??s in a bad mood or you ask a simple question about getting seated. Check out some other reviews and you??ll see what I mean about this guy?

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We ate there recently and the food was O.K., but nothing special. We took our three-year-old grandson (who was extremely well behaved that night!), and they didn't have any kind of child seat. No high chair or booster seat. Not even a phone book! So, it is obviously intended as an adults-only facility.

3
★★★☆☆

We ate there recently and the food was O.K., but nothing special. We took our three-year-old grandson (who was extremely well behaved that night!), and they didn't have any kind of child seat. No high chair or booster seat. Not even a phone book! So, it is obviously intended as an adults-only facility.

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This small & intimate restaurant will not disappoint. Most of the staff are family members and will make you feel as one of the family. Their food is great --- try Anna??s famous calamari Luciana, the Agnolotti Freschi Alla Crema or Linguine Alla Pescatora. They also have a lively separate bar area. Prices are reasonable.

5
★★★★★

This small & intimate restaurant will not disappoint. Most of the staff are family members and will make you feel as one of the family. Their food is great --- try Anna??s famous calamari Luciana, the Agnolotti Freschi Alla Crema or Linguine Alla Pescatora. They also have a lively separate bar area. Prices are reasonable.

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Bad parking but have always been lucky. The food is great. Very friendly family run business. The bar crown is like "Cheers".

2
★★★★★

Bad parking but have always been lucky. The food is great. Very friendly family run business. The bar crown is like "Cheers".

Pros: Food

Cons: Parking

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Bad parking but have always been lucky. The food is great. Very friendly family run business. The bar crown is like "Cheers".

2
★★★★★

Bad parking but have always been lucky. The food is great. Very friendly family run business. The bar crown is like "Cheers".

Pros: Great Food

Cons: Parking, No Reservations

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My experience at Amalfi Italian Restaurant was bitter sweet. Food was excellent. Our greeting was rude.
Over-all great food. Clean, and comfortable.

1
★★★☆☆

My experience at Amalfi Italian Restaurant was bitter sweet. Food was excellent. Our greeting was rude.
Over-all great food. Clean, and comfortable.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Unfriendly service

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My husband (a NY Italian) and I moved to GA 3 years ago and decided to try Salvatore's 'cause it's my husband's middle name. The outside is definately deceving, and unless looking for it you'll drive right by. But, it is so worth it!!! We sat at the bar where Salvatore happened to be bartending that night. He was engaging and hospitable to two new Geogians. The food was great!! Nothing fancy, just great authentic Italian. Reminds us of our favorite place back in NY. Three years later, we still go back and Salvatore and his family (literally) still take great care of us. As for the review titled "Nasty", this is a family owned place, not a "coporate" restaurant, they do not have the "Board" breathing down their necks. They'll treat you the way you treat them. Everyone I've ever brought there has been treated fantastically and like family!!

2
★★★★★

My husband (a NY Italian) and I moved to GA 3 years ago and decided to try Salvatore's 'cause it's my husband's middle name. The outside is definately deceving, and unless looking for it you'll drive right by. But, it is so worth it!!! We sat at the bar where Salvatore happened to be bartending that night. He was engaging and hospitable to two new Geogians. The food was great!! Nothing fancy, just great authentic Italian. Reminds us of our favorite place back in NY. Three years later, we still go back and Salvatore and his family (literally) still take great care of us. As for the review titled "Nasty", this is a family owned place, not a "coporate" restaurant, they do not have the "Board" breathing down their necks. They'll treat you the way you treat them. Everyone I've ever brought there has been treated fantastically and like family!!

Pros: Authentic Italian

Cons: Parking

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My husband (a NY Italian) and I moved to GA 3 years ago and decided to try Salvatore's 'cause it's my husband's middle name. The outside is definately deceving, and unless looking for it you'll drive right by. But, it is so worth it!!! We sat at the bar where Salvatore happened to be bartending that night. He was engaging and hospitable to two new Geogians. The food was great!! Nothing fancy, just great authentic Italian. Reminds us of our favorite place back in NY. Three years later, we still go back and Salvatore and his family (literally) still take great care of us. As for the review titled "Nasty", this is a family owned place, not a "coporate" restaurant, they do not have the "Board" breathing down their necks. They'll treat you the way you treat them. Everyone I've ever brought there has been treated fantastically and like family!!

2
★★★★★

My husband (a NY Italian) and I moved to GA 3 years ago and decided to try Salvatore's 'cause it's my husband's middle name. The outside is definately deceving, and unless looking for it you'll drive right by. But, it is so worth it!!! We sat at the bar where Salvatore happened to be bartending that night. He was engaging and hospitable to two new Geogians. The food was great!! Nothing fancy, just great authentic Italian. Reminds us of our favorite place back in NY. Three years later, we still go back and Salvatore and his family (literally) still take great care of us. As for the review titled "Nasty", this is a family owned place, not a "coporate" restaurant, they do not have the "Board" breathing down their necks. They'll treat you the way you treat them. Everyone I've ever brought there has been treated fantastically and like family!!

Pros: Authentic Italian

Cons: Parking

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We took our parents here when they were in town. We had not been in a couple of years.
The food was good but not outstanding as I had remembered it. We will choose someplace else to show off an Atlanta restaurant.

1
★★★☆☆

We took our parents here when they were in town. We had not been in a couple of years.
The food was good but not outstanding as I had remembered it. We will choose someplace else to show off an Atlanta restaurant.

Pros: Okay Italian.

Cons: Just okay Italian.

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First thing to note, Salvatore has changed the name to Amalfi, so the sign is a little confusing. But the food hasn't change apparently. My wife and I are Italian food fanatics and I study the art of it myself. This is the closest to authentic I have tasted anywhere in the South.

You cannot come here without getting the Mozarella starter, it is so amazing. I recommend the veal in the meat dishes, nice scallipone cuts cooked to perfection.

The decor and atmosphere are nothing to write home about and the service is average, the place looks like a Subway from the outside. But get over it. This is hands down the best Italian food in Atlanta.

Cannot recommend it highly enough!

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★★★★★

First thing to note, Salvatore has changed the name to Amalfi, so the sign is a little confusing. But the food hasn't change apparently. My wife and I are Italian food fanatics and I study the art of it myself. This is the closest to authentic I have tasted anywhere in the South.

You cannot come here without getting the Mozarella starter, it is so amazing. I recommend the veal in the meat dishes, nice scallipone cuts cooked to perfection.

The decor and atmosphere are nothing to write home about and the service is average, the place looks like a Subway from the outside. But get over it. This is hands down the best Italian food in Atlanta.

Cannot recommend it highly enough!

Pros: Food, Value

Cons: Decor, Parking

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This is my favorite Italian restaurant, bar none. When you walk in, it feels as if you're returning to a familiar family kitchen filled with all of your (favorite) relatives for a celebration centered around food, drinks and laughter. Family owned and operated by 3 generations of pure Italian heritage, this restaurant is a must on your list of new places to try.
First time suggestions: Start out sharing the spicy calamari and/or the caprese salad followed by the gnocci for your main entree. Finish up with a cappuccino and the ricotta cheesecake. You'll be full, guaranteed... but it's worth every calorie.

2
★★★★★

This is my favorite Italian restaurant, bar none. When you walk in, it feels as if you're returning to a familiar family kitchen filled with all of your (favorite) relatives for a celebration centered around food, drinks and laughter. Family owned and operated by 3 generations of pure Italian heritage, this restaurant is a must on your list of new places to try.
First time suggestions: Start out sharing the spicy calamari and/or the caprese salad followed by the gnocci for your main entree. Finish up with a cappuccino and the ricotta cheesecake. You'll be full, guaranteed... but it's worth every calorie.

Pros: Great atmosphere, unpretentious, friendly

Cons: Location

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Place looks like a total dump on the outside and not real nice inside either...But the food is very good...

2
★★★★☆

Place looks like a total dump on the outside and not real nice inside either...But the food is very good...

Pros: Good food, decent price, decent service

Cons: From the outside looks like a crak house...Could use and update inside too...

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AWESOME!!! Recently remodeled to remind you of a real Italian restaurant. The food is to die for, as well as, the after dinner martini's. Get there early on the weekends or be prepared to wait. Parking is limited. Be ready for a taste of Italy that you can not get anywhere else in this country.

2
★★★★★

AWESOME!!! Recently remodeled to remind you of a real Italian restaurant. The food is to die for, as well as, the after dinner martini's. Get there early on the weekends or be prepared to wait. Parking is limited. Be ready for a taste of Italy that you can not get anywhere else in this country.

Pros: Mama's Cooking

Cons: Parking

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I have been to this restaurant many times and had a wonderful experience. The last visit was not so wonderful. Salvatore himself showed us to our table (it was early; they were not crowded) and insisted we sit in chairs facing the wall! I said I would like to sit in the other chair looking out on the room, and he blew up. My husband said "I suppose you don't care if we stay or leave", and Salvatore said "I don't care". We left...and will never be back!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to this restaurant many times and had a wonderful experience. The last visit was not so wonderful. Salvatore himself showed us to our table (it was early; they were not crowded) and insisted we sit in chairs facing the wall! I said I would like to sit in the other chair looking out on the room, and he blew up. My husband said "I suppose you don't care if we stay or leave", and Salvatore said "I don't care". We left...and will never be back!

Pros: Good food

Cons: Rudest

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I was curious about this restaurant after reading the reviews posted here. I invited a group of friends with us. It was about a 45 minutue drive for us. Decided to arrived 15 minutes before the restaurant opened. It's one of those type restaurants that you would drive by a million times and not think twice about stopping to try. We had great service & the quality Italian food exceeded my expectations! From the to die-for Calamari to the Tiramsu desert, it was outstanding. Yes, even though it was raining outside, there was a line out the
door waiting to get in. The "secret" to this restaurant is to get there early!

2
★★★★★

I was curious about this restaurant after reading the reviews posted here. I invited a group of friends with us. It was about a 45 minutue drive for us. Decided to arrived 15 minutes before the restaurant opened. It's one of those type restaurants that you would drive by a million times and not think twice about stopping to try. We had great service & the quality Italian food exceeded my expectations! From the to die-for Calamari to the Tiramsu desert, it was outstanding. Yes, even though it was raining outside, there was a line out the
door waiting to get in. The "secret" to this restaurant is to get there early!

Pros: Excellent Italian, quality food, great value

Cons: Little Parking

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I've read the reviews of others and can't believe it! Each and every time I go to Salvatore's, I'm treated like family. So you might have to wait, big deal, get over yourself, it's obviously busy for a reason - it's worth it! What about those big name restaurants that don't take reservations, do you cry when you're minutes away and call ahead to see what the wait is and when you arrive it's different? Geez! I've always received great service, from the very first time I dined here 4 years ago. The food is excellent and it's obvious by the packed parking lot that some folks don't mind the wait, because it's worth it! The staff is friendly, the food is beyond excellent (homemade Cheesecake too!) and I'm proud to say it is MY favorite restaurant.

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★★★★★

I've read the reviews of others and can't believe it! Each and every time I go to Salvatore's, I'm treated like family. So you might have to wait, big deal, get over yourself, it's obviously busy for a reason - it's worth it! What about those big name restaurants that don't take reservations, do you cry when you're minutes away and call ahead to see what the wait is and when you arrive it's different? Geez! I've always received great service, from the very first time I dined here 4 years ago. The food is excellent and it's obvious by the packed parking lot that some folks don't mind the wait, because it's worth it! The staff is friendly, the food is beyond excellent (homemade Cheesecake too!) and I'm proud to say it is MY favorite restaurant.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, People

Cons: Small parking lot

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If you think Salvatore's is the only place serving good italian food, then I'm sure you will overlook the horrible service here. There was not one employee at this establishment who could be described as friendly and/or courteous. I KNOW there are other italian restaurants as good or better who know how to treat their customers. I will spend my money at these other restaurants and I suggest you do the same.

1
★★☆☆☆

If you think Salvatore's is the only place serving good italian food, then I'm sure you will overlook the horrible service here. There was not one employee at this establishment who could be described as friendly and/or courteous. I KNOW there are other italian restaurants as good or better who know how to treat their customers. I will spend my money at these other restaurants and I suggest you do the same.

Pros: food

Cons: noise, unpleasant staff

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The food here is great - period. True, home cooked Italian. Those who complain about the attitude have obviously never eaten in Italy (or Boston, for that matter!) The place is BUSY, folks - you can't always get a table, and they can't always suffer your whims, but man, do they make up for it with the food! The best gnocchi I have had, great sausage, superb home made sauces, in a very authentic small town Italian setting (read loud, crowded, a little dusty, but friendly!) A real neighborhood joint!

2
★★★★★

The food here is great - period. True, home cooked Italian. Those who complain about the attitude have obviously never eaten in Italy (or Boston, for that matter!) The place is BUSY, folks - you can't always get a table, and they can't always suffer your whims, but man, do they make up for it with the food! The best gnocchi I have had, great sausage, superb home made sauces, in a very authentic small town Italian setting (read loud, crowded, a little dusty, but friendly!) A real neighborhood joint!

Pros: Great food, authentic feel, Great food!

Cons: poor parking set-up, often loud/crowded, smokey bar

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Moving down to GA from NYC I was faced with quite a challenge. Finding good Italian food. It took me two years to find a place that the sauce wasnt made from a can. The search is over, I have finally found the place that I can call home. Hands down the best Italian food in all of GA so stay away from all those so called Italian chain restaurants and "fugget" about it. Salvatore is Italian.

2
★★★★★

Moving down to GA from NYC I was faced with quite a challenge. Finding good Italian food. It took me two years to find a place that the sauce wasnt made from a can. The search is over, I have finally found the place that I can call home. Hands down the best Italian food in all of GA so stay away from all those so called Italian chain restaurants and "fugget" about it. Salvatore is Italian.

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As a first generation Italian-American from NYC I feel I am able to rate Salvatore's realistically. This is as authentic as Italian (Neopolitan) cooking gets. They offer dishes, both on and off the menu, that my Mother (originally from Naples, Italy) made, which are the closest thing to home made that I have found in the Atlanta area. "Buono Appetito"!

2
★★★★★

As a first generation Italian-American from NYC I feel I am able to rate Salvatore's realistically. This is as authentic as Italian (Neopolitan) cooking gets. They offer dishes, both on and off the menu, that my Mother (originally from Naples, Italy) made, which are the closest thing to home made that I have found in the Atlanta area. "Buono Appetito"!

Pros: Quality of food, Authentic dishes, "Anna" the chef

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Last weekend I tried to bring my family a a few friends to this place. We called when we were within 7 minutes of the restaurant and asked what the wait time was. We were told 15 minutes.

We got to the place and then were told it would be over 45 minutes to seat us. I explained we had just called (since they didnt take reservations) and were told the wait was only 15 minutes.

The hostess didnt care and told us the wait was over 45 minutes. The owner came out and we told him what happened and he didnt care either.

Their attitude was they had more business than they needed. They didnt care what they said on the phone.

POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE

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★☆☆☆☆

Last weekend I tried to bring my family a a few friends to this place. We called when we were within 7 minutes of the restaurant and asked what the wait time was. We were told 15 minutes.

We got to the place and then were told it would be over 45 minutes to seat us. I explained we had just called (since they didnt take reservations) and were told the wait was only 15 minutes.

The hostess didnt care and told us the wait was over 45 minutes. The owner came out and we told him what happened and he didnt care either.

Their attitude was they had more business than they needed. They didnt care what they said on the phone.

POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE

Pros: good location

Cons: , uncaring management, incorrect information

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The sauce was like my Aunt Julia made, I always order items that have to be made fresh , not like some of the Others on the list that precook pasta and put it in a bag and refrigerate and drop the bag in boiling water to heat it up. Salads are fresh and crisp. The best part when I ask for something not on the menu they deliver. They also make the best Negroni's in Atlanta second only to Rossinis in New York city.

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★★★★★

The sauce was like my Aunt Julia made, I always order items that have to be made fresh , not like some of the Others on the list that precook pasta and put it in a bag and refrigerate and drop the bag in boiling water to heat it up. Salads are fresh and crisp. The best part when I ask for something not on the menu they deliver. They also make the best Negroni's in Atlanta second only to Rossinis in New York city.

Pros: wine selection, Good service, Extensive food

Cons: parking

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Finally an Italian restaurant that is good and isn't a chain. The place isn't much to look at, but the food makes up for the atmosphere. The chicken parm is the best I have ever had. This place blows Maggiano's out of the water.

2
★★★★★

Finally an Italian restaurant that is good and isn't a chain. The place isn't much to look at, but the food makes up for the atmosphere. The chicken parm is the best I have ever had. This place blows Maggiano's out of the water.

Cons: Limited Parking

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Best Italian food I've found since leaving N.J.
The Veal Marsala is terrific and if it's not on the menu the cook will always make it. Bartender makes things interesting. It's worth the wait!

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★★★★★

Best Italian food I've found since leaving N.J.
The Veal Marsala is terrific and if it's not on the menu the cook will always make it. Bartender makes things interesting. It's worth the wait!

Pros: food, value

Cons: parking

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Salvatore goes to every table and greets people that look older than 40. My friend reccomended it since he is friends with Salvatore and told me to say he sent me. Salvatore said he was too busy and that he has never known anyone with that name and left. Went today and tried to get a gift certificate. When finished we went to bar and asked for one. Salvatore said too busy to get one. My friend approached Salvatore, he Threw his hand in her face and left. He returned and said "what do you want". She said a gift certificate. He said he is too busy and to come back. She says he is rude and he said "I dont care, good bye". Then leaves. I have been there before and every time is the same rudness. My co-workers went there and the same thing happened to them.

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★☆☆☆☆

Salvatore goes to every table and greets people that look older than 40. My friend reccomended it since he is friends with Salvatore and told me to say he sent me. Salvatore said he was too busy and that he has never known anyone with that name and left. Went today and tried to get a gift certificate. When finished we went to bar and asked for one. Salvatore said too busy to get one. My friend approached Salvatore, he Threw his hand in her face and left. He returned and said "what do you want". She said a gift certificate. He said he is too busy and to come back. She says he is rude and he said "I dont care, good bye". Then leaves. I have been there before and every time is the same rudness. My co-workers went there and the same thing happened to them.

Pros: food

Cons: parking sucks, owner and server rude

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If you're looking for an authenic Italian dinner, don't miss this one. The cook, Anna, is the real thing as is the owner, Salvatore. The atmosphere may be lacking and the wait long, but it is indeed worth the wait. I highly recommend this restaurant over anything you will find in the Buckhead restaurant group. This isn't big business, this is family run good, authenic Italian food.

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★★★★★

If you're looking for an authenic Italian dinner, don't miss this one. The cook, Anna, is the real thing as is the owner, Salvatore. The atmosphere may be lacking and the wait long, but it is indeed worth the wait. I highly recommend this restaurant over anything you will find in the Buckhead restaurant group. This isn't big business, this is family run good, authenic Italian food.

 

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