Baraonda Cafe Italiano

★★★★☆
  • 710 Peachtree St NE Apt 210

    Atlanta, GA 30308

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  • 404-879-9962

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Mon - Thu, 11am - 10:30pm; Fri, 11am - midnight; Sat, noon - midnight; Sun, noon - 10pm

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We took a group of 10 to Baronda, expecting a nice meal, as one of our group, a native Italian, considers it his favorite Italian restaurant in Atlanta. That may well in itself, speak sadly to the state of Italian restaurants in my

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We took a group of 10 to Baronda, expecting a nice meal, as one of our group, a native Italian, considers it his favorite Italian restaurant in Atlanta. That may well in itself, speak sadly to the state of Italian restaurants in my

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I absolutely love Italian food, and Baraonda never lets me down. The seasonal menu keeps things exciting and makes me try new dishes (I tend to order the same thing at my favorite restaurants). Their brick oven pizza is superb - very light

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I absolutely love Italian food, and Baraonda never lets me down. The seasonal menu keeps things exciting and makes me try new dishes (I tend to order the same thing at my favorite restaurants). Their brick oven pizza is superb - very light

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I love their brick oven pizza. I went there before a show at the fox last week, and it was incredible. Great service, the pizza was on our table before we knew it, and it was delicious. Try the proscuitto and aruluga pizza, it's the

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I love their brick oven pizza. I went there before a show at the fox last week, and it was incredible. Great service, the pizza was on our table before we knew it, and it was delicious. Try the proscuitto and aruluga pizza, it's the

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It was a less than satisfactory experience for me when I came here for lunch, First of all, they did not respond to my requests for service and it tool quite a white for the waiter to finally take my order. For the wait involved, the qualoty of the food wasn't worth the wait. I would probably not return here although the time I came was probably during peak hours.

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It was a less than satisfactory experience for me when I came here for lunch, First of all, they did not respond to my requests for service and it tool quite a white for the waiter to finally take my order. For the wait involved, the qualoty of the food wasn't worth the wait. I would probably not return here although the time I came was probably during peak hours.

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We ate here last night with before we went to a show at the fox, and my husband and I were VERY happy with the pizza. We haven't had pizza like this in a while, we got the proscuitto pizza with parm, and arugula, we both cleaned our

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We ate here last night with before we went to a show at the fox, and my husband and I were VERY happy with the pizza. We haven't had pizza like this in a while, we got the proscuitto pizza with parm, and arugula, we both cleaned our

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As like most nights my husband and I were meeting some friends for a night on the town. Occassion, to celebrate a friends birthday. We decided the main event would be Jazz @ Churchill Grounds and elected to eat here because it was in

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As like most nights my husband and I were meeting some friends for a night on the town. Occassion, to celebrate a friends birthday. We decided the main event would be Jazz @ Churchill Grounds and elected to eat here because it was in

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Try the Pizza Prosciutto di Parma! Best Pizza in town.
This is a regular restaurant for me and I always enjoyed the food.

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Try the Pizza Prosciutto di Parma! Best Pizza in town.
This is a regular restaurant for me and I always enjoyed the food.

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I LOVE going to this place before going to a show at the fox. My husband and I go everytime we see a show at the fox and they always make sure we're out in time. You got to try the Pruscuitto Pizza, it's the best one on the menu.

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I LOVE going to this place before going to a show at the fox. My husband and I go everytime we see a show at the fox and they always make sure we're out in time. You got to try the Pruscuitto Pizza, it's the best one on the menu.

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went here before the ron white show at the fox. i do not live in town and i am not familiar with the restaurants in the city. this place was next to the fox; so i figured it would be good as any other place.

we ( my husband and another

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★★★★★

went here before the ron white show at the fox. i do not live in town and i am not familiar with the restaurants in the city. this place was next to the fox; so i figured it would be good as any other place.

we ( my husband and another

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Being Italian I am pretty picky about my Italian food, but Baraonda never lets me down. La pizza e' buonissima!! you have to try it, people there are friendly and accomodating too, but this pizza is not a "wannabe" it's
"as good as it gets!

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★★★★★

Being Italian I am pretty picky about my Italian food, but Baraonda never lets me down. La pizza e' buonissima!! you have to try it, people there are friendly and accomodating too, but this pizza is not a "wannabe" it's
"as good as it gets!

Pros: Pizza

Cons: none

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This place has a great staff, actually quite a few of them and they are all nice.

The food was wonderful. I got ravioli, however I thought $15 for lunch was way too pricey. That's just too much and why I gave them 4 stars and not 5.

I think I missed the boat by not getting the pizza, I've heard it's very authentic and delicious. So next time I'll try that.

It's a nice treat for a splurge.

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This place has a great staff, actually quite a few of them and they are all nice.

The food was wonderful. I got ravioli, however I thought $15 for lunch was way too pricey. That's just too much and why I gave them 4 stars and not 5.

I think I missed the boat by not getting the pizza, I've heard it's very authentic and delicious. So next time I'll try that.

It's a nice treat for a splurge.

Pros: great food

Cons: a little pricey

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Baraonda is a chic hot spot for Italian cuisine located next to the Fox Theater. The food is excellent, and the service is even better. Our waiter Clint did a wonderful job. He has a very dynamic and engaging personality and is a fantastic waiter. I frequently dine out in the Atlanta area and consider myself to be a foodie. I've been going to Baraonda for years and will continue to do so for the delicious food and stellar service.

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Baraonda is a chic hot spot for Italian cuisine located next to the Fox Theater. The food is excellent, and the service is even better. Our waiter Clint did a wonderful job. He has a very dynamic and engaging personality and is a fantastic waiter. I frequently dine out in the Atlanta area and consider myself to be a foodie. I've been going to Baraonda for years and will continue to do so for the delicious food and stellar service.

Pros: Great, quick service

Cons: Crowded at show times at the Fox (to be expected)

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Randomly tried this spot on a date night, we now go back every few weeks. Love it!

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Randomly tried this spot on a date night, we now go back every few weeks. Love it!

Pros: excellent food, comfortable atmosphere, excellent service!

Cons: Parking can be an issue

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Baraonda is a great place to catch a meal before or after a show at the Fox. It can get very busy around those times, so make sure to allot a little extra time. If you become a regular, you'll get to sample their homemade limoncello.

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Baraonda is a great place to catch a meal before or after a show at the Fox. It can get very busy around those times, so make sure to allot a little extra time. If you become a regular, you'll get to sample their homemade limoncello.

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Tried this Italian restaurant as it was close to Fox theater and we had an 8 PM show. Service was good and food was delivered hot. This is not a fast food place, but it was not too slow either. One of us had the pasta and it was not done enough even for him; usually it is overdone to him in other restaurants. I had the fried seafood sampler of fish, shrimp, calamari, and scallops. It was pretty tasty. The appetizers of minestrone soup and brushetta were good as well as an order of marinated olives. We also had a beet salad with goat cheese and pecans (menu said walnuts) that was great!

Wines were excellent. Great selection at pretty normal restaurant prices.

Total cost before gratuity of $90 for two complete meals and wine.

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Tried this Italian restaurant as it was close to Fox theater and we had an 8 PM show. Service was good and food was delivered hot. This is not a fast food place, but it was not too slow either. One of us had the pasta and it was not done enough even for him; usually it is overdone to him in other restaurants. I had the fried seafood sampler of fish, shrimp, calamari, and scallops. It was pretty tasty. The appetizers of minestrone soup and brushetta were good as well as an order of marinated olives. We also had a beet salad with goat cheese and pecans (menu said walnuts) that was great!

Wines were excellent. Great selection at pretty normal restaurant prices.

Total cost before gratuity of $90 for two complete meals and wine.

Pros: Great location if attending the Fox or visiting the midtown area. Validate parking across street in deck on side street.

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I go to Baraonda more than probably any other restaurant. It is far and away the best food for the money in Atlanta, the atmosphere is great, and late seating is a huge plus. I do, however, always find the service to be subpar at night (although it's great at lunch). My girlfriend and I have come to accept it and actually laugh about it. Granted, we do go in around 9:30 for dinner, a time when the staff is probably concentrating more on starting to close the place down than on customer service; but we have literally never had a server stop by voluntarily after taking our entree order until it's time for the check (not that it really matters- the food is always perfect). All in all, Baraonda is 5 star food and 2 star service at a 3 star price, and I'll take that any day.

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I go to Baraonda more than probably any other restaurant. It is far and away the best food for the money in Atlanta, the atmosphere is great, and late seating is a huge plus. I do, however, always find the service to be subpar at night (although it's great at lunch). My girlfriend and I have come to accept it and actually laugh about it. Granted, we do go in around 9:30 for dinner, a time when the staff is probably concentrating more on starting to close the place down than on customer service; but we have literally never had a server stop by voluntarily after taking our entree order until it's time for the check (not that it really matters- the food is always perfect). All in all, Baraonda is 5 star food and 2 star service at a 3 star price, and I'll take that any day.

Pros: Incredible value

Cons: Poor late night service

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I've been dining at Baraonda for years - even had my rehearsal dinner there in 2002. They cooked dishes for my rehearsal dinner that I requested - off the menu. Love them :)

I just want to point out to anyone reading these reviews and considering whether or not to go there...there are reviewers who keep saying the pizza is soggy and floppy. Real Italian pizza IS "soggy and floppy", if you will. And I'm so glad there's someone in Atlanta finally making it the right way! It melts in your mouth, and you truly experience the flavor of a proper tomato sauce, and good quality cheeses and other toppings. And yes, folding a piece in half vertically is the way to eat it :) If you want Americanized pizza, don't go to Baraonda. If you want the real thing - get to it!!!

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I've been dining at Baraonda for years - even had my rehearsal dinner there in 2002. They cooked dishes for my rehearsal dinner that I requested - off the menu. Love them :)

I just want to point out to anyone reading these reviews and considering whether or not to go there...there are reviewers who keep saying the pizza is soggy and floppy. Real Italian pizza IS "soggy and floppy", if you will. And I'm so glad there's someone in Atlanta finally making it the right way! It melts in your mouth, and you truly experience the flavor of a proper tomato sauce, and good quality cheeses and other toppings. And yes, folding a piece in half vertically is the way to eat it :) If you want Americanized pizza, don't go to Baraonda. If you want the real thing - get to it!!!

Pros: Authentic pizza

Cons: Music is a bit loud

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We ate here before a show at the Fox. As advised over the phone we arrived two hours before the show to allow for the wait and dinner. We were quoted 40 minutes wait for a party of two but watched the hostess pass us by over and over again on her list. It seemed that she saw her wait list as merely a suggestion. We were finally sat after an hour. We both ordered the lobster ravioli which was very good. The food came out quickly but unfortunately our server neglected to bring us silverware so it was not hot by the time we began to eat it. After dinner we asked for dessert suggestions. She offered one and then walked away when I said I didn't like that dessert. Do they only offer one dessert choice? My former managers at restaurants would have found this service unacceptable.

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We ate here before a show at the Fox. As advised over the phone we arrived two hours before the show to allow for the wait and dinner. We were quoted 40 minutes wait for a party of two but watched the hostess pass us by over and over again on her list. It seemed that she saw her wait list as merely a suggestion. We were finally sat after an hour. We both ordered the lobster ravioli which was very good. The food came out quickly but unfortunately our server neglected to bring us silverware so it was not hot by the time we began to eat it. After dinner we asked for dessert suggestions. She offered one and then walked away when I said I didn't like that dessert. Do they only offer one dessert choice? My former managers at restaurants would have found this service unacceptable.

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Well, we went there with an after work group of ladies (about 10 of us) before going to the Fox. We all ordered appetizers and entrees and drinks and things at different times and quantities and sharing and special requests, etc. Our table was chaos, but the waitress was great, we sure kept her hoppin! The food was excellent, a real Italian treat! Then we all mixed up how we wanted to pay, and left in phases, but the waitress kept up with us still! We will be there again soon!

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Well, we went there with an after work group of ladies (about 10 of us) before going to the Fox. We all ordered appetizers and entrees and drinks and things at different times and quantities and sharing and special requests, etc. Our table was chaos, but the waitress was great, we sure kept her hoppin! The food was excellent, a real Italian treat! Then we all mixed up how we wanted to pay, and left in phases, but the waitress kept up with us still! We will be there again soon!

Pros: Great Food; Great Service

Cons: Loud, loud, loud and crowded (but fun)

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Baraonda is well loved, and it's easy to see why. The pastas are always great, with fresh mozzarella. Pizzas are good too. Gets crowded, but convenient for pre-theater.

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Baraonda is well loved, and it's easy to see why. The pastas are always great, with fresh mozzarella. Pizzas are good too. Gets crowded, but convenient for pre-theater.

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What more could you ask for? I have had the pizza and pasta here and loved both. The wine selection is extensive and tasty. My boyfriend and I continuously go back and the friends we have brought with us loved it also. Valet parking is available as well. The location is also in a very trendy spot on Peachtree St. which makes it convenient if you are coming from the Fox or other venues or clubs in Midtown. The atmosphere captures the essence of a true Italian restaurant and provides a very cozy and laidback ambience. Also, the service was very friendly and consistent. I highly recommend giving this place a shot and you will surely love it.

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What more could you ask for? I have had the pizza and pasta here and loved both. The wine selection is extensive and tasty. My boyfriend and I continuously go back and the friends we have brought with us loved it also. Valet parking is available as well. The location is also in a very trendy spot on Peachtree St. which makes it convenient if you are coming from the Fox or other venues or clubs in Midtown. The atmosphere captures the essence of a true Italian restaurant and provides a very cozy and laidback ambience. Also, the service was very friendly and consistent. I highly recommend giving this place a shot and you will surely love it.

Pros: Food, wine, service, atmosphere.

Cons: Not really much parking if you don't want valet.

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This is a cool low key chilled spot. We sat out on the patio and had dinner while watching the NBA Playoffs on TV. I really enjoyed the Halibut speical they offered on Saturday night. The service was great and I Iook forward to my next visit.

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This is a cool low key chilled spot. We sat out on the patio and had dinner while watching the NBA Playoffs on TV. I really enjoyed the Halibut speical they offered on Saturday night. The service was great and I Iook forward to my next visit.

Pros: Ambience, Food, Service

Cons: Parking

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I recently went to a comedy show at the fox with a small group of people on Sunday and ate here. I was eager to taste some of their food after I checked their menu online. When we arrived there was a few people waiting in the lobby so I worried if they would be able to accommodate our party. Luckily one of the managers called our name and told us that he had a table waiting in the private dining room. I was glad that he put us in the private dining room because I wanted to sit somewhere calmer because there were so many people drinking and waiting on the other side... and I felt like VIP. The room set the mood with dim lighting, nice music, and candles all around. I had a few questions about some of the words that were on the menu and about some of the plates which my waiter quickly answered by detailing their creations. I wish I could have tried them all! Our appetizers came out lightning fast and I felt that as soon as I made a decision for another drink one of the waiters was always reading my mind. I decided to go with the special lobster ravioli for my entree. The portion was great considering we had appetizers and the ravioli was delicious with of course some fresh parmesan cheese! We also shared a tiramisu as our dessert because it was the waiters favorite and he informed us it was home made! The food was exquisite and punctual, the service was exclusive and attentive, and the atmosphere was excellent! A great recommend if you plan on attending the fox or just want some delicious Italian cooking catered for the VIP in you ;-).

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★★★★★

I recently went to a comedy show at the fox with a small group of people on Sunday and ate here. I was eager to taste some of their food after I checked their menu online. When we arrived there was a few people waiting in the lobby so I worried if they would be able to accommodate our party. Luckily one of the managers called our name and told us that he had a table waiting in the private dining room. I was glad that he put us in the private dining room because I wanted to sit somewhere calmer because there were so many people drinking and waiting on the other side... and I felt like VIP. The room set the mood with dim lighting, nice music, and candles all around. I had a few questions about some of the words that were on the menu and about some of the plates which my waiter quickly answered by detailing their creations. I wish I could have tried them all! Our appetizers came out lightning fast and I felt that as soon as I made a decision for another drink one of the waiters was always reading my mind. I decided to go with the special lobster ravioli for my entree. The portion was great considering we had appetizers and the ravioli was delicious with of course some fresh parmesan cheese! We also shared a tiramisu as our dessert because it was the waiters favorite and he informed us it was home made! The food was exquisite and punctual, the service was exclusive and attentive, and the atmosphere was excellent! A great recommend if you plan on attending the fox or just want some delicious Italian cooking catered for the VIP in you ;-).

Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere

Cons: Slight wait when there is an event at the fox

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Once again I had a great dinner at Baraonda. I discovered its authentic Italian recipes two years ago. My friend Gina, a real Italian, told me about the outstanding pizzas and I went and try pizza Margherita. It was love at first bite. l encourage anyone passionate about Italian food to give this place a try. The entire staff seems to want you to have a great time enjoying their food. They take pride in the menu and will advise if you're unsure, suggest wines if you ask. My last visit was last week right before a show at the fox theatre. Two managers were always discreetly checking tables and moving around like in a dance. The all stuff was dancing. It was beautiful to watch them. The food is out of this world. The menu is simple. The soups was delicious. (Zucchini, potato and cream...O.M.God!). Beside the soup, that changes everyday, I recommend the penne salsicia and salad gorgonzola. What I really love about Baraonda is the combination of excellent food and perfect environment. This is a casual Italian yet very comfortable restaurant right in the hearth of Midtown with validated parking right across the street. (We all know the pains of parking in Midtown :) . I'd gladly bring my parents, business partners, a first date, or good old friends. JUST TRY IT

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★★★★★

Once again I had a great dinner at Baraonda. I discovered its authentic Italian recipes two years ago. My friend Gina, a real Italian, told me about the outstanding pizzas and I went and try pizza Margherita. It was love at first bite. l encourage anyone passionate about Italian food to give this place a try. The entire staff seems to want you to have a great time enjoying their food. They take pride in the menu and will advise if you're unsure, suggest wines if you ask. My last visit was last week right before a show at the fox theatre. Two managers were always discreetly checking tables and moving around like in a dance. The all stuff was dancing. It was beautiful to watch them. The food is out of this world. The menu is simple. The soups was delicious. (Zucchini, potato and cream...O.M.God!). Beside the soup, that changes everyday, I recommend the penne salsicia and salad gorgonzola. What I really love about Baraonda is the combination of excellent food and perfect environment. This is a casual Italian yet very comfortable restaurant right in the hearth of Midtown with validated parking right across the street. (We all know the pains of parking in Midtown :) . I'd gladly bring my parents, business partners, a first date, or good old friends. JUST TRY IT

Pros: Validated parking available, Cuisine, Price

Cons: Peachtree street is crazy, No catering available, No Brunch available

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I'm not sure what these other reviews below are talking about. I went here with a group of people, and everyone's pizza was floppy and soggy on the bottom. The only way to eat it was to fold it over like a pizza roll I guess. Our service was terrible, and the server was actually very rude and in fact untruthful as well. He even raised his voice at me at one point when bringing 2 extra plates that I had asked for (because we were all sharing)...when he came to the table with the plates, he raised his voice and asked "is this necessary." I also asked him if the ceasar salad was big enough to share. His response was "it's a starter size"...ok, what does that mean. He clarified by saying it was small, and he wouldn't recommend splitting it. The ceasar salad came (note: after all of our pizza came) in a heaping bowl big enough for at least 3 people to share. I have been a server for many years, and while you are supposed to "up-sell" (obviously, the more you sell, the higher your tip is), you are not supposed to lie to your customers. Overall, this was not a good experience, and I certainly will not be back any time soon if ever.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm not sure what these other reviews below are talking about. I went here with a group of people, and everyone's pizza was floppy and soggy on the bottom. The only way to eat it was to fold it over like a pizza roll I guess. Our service was terrible, and the server was actually very rude and in fact untruthful as well. He even raised his voice at me at one point when bringing 2 extra plates that I had asked for (because we were all sharing)...when he came to the table with the plates, he raised his voice and asked "is this necessary." I also asked him if the ceasar salad was big enough to share. His response was "it's a starter size"...ok, what does that mean. He clarified by saying it was small, and he wouldn't recommend splitting it. The ceasar salad came (note: after all of our pizza came) in a heaping bowl big enough for at least 3 people to share. I have been a server for many years, and while you are supposed to "up-sell" (obviously, the more you sell, the higher your tip is), you are not supposed to lie to your customers. Overall, this was not a good experience, and I certainly will not be back any time soon if ever.

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YOU MUST GO HERE if you are downtown Atlanta!! It is the best Italian Food I have ever eaten! There was a small wait when I went but we got in in about 5 minutes or so. It was great!!! The best food and good drinks. VERY inexpensive: 2 appetizers, 3 entrees, 4 drinks and a desert for $89!!!!!!

WELL WORTH any amount of time that you spend waiting.

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YOU MUST GO HERE if you are downtown Atlanta!! It is the best Italian Food I have ever eaten! There was a small wait when I went but we got in in about 5 minutes or so. It was great!!! The best food and good drinks. VERY inexpensive: 2 appetizers, 3 entrees, 4 drinks and a desert for $89!!!!!!

WELL WORTH any amount of time that you spend waiting.

Pros: Great food. Great prices. Nice service, Good Drinks

Cons: You might have to wait a bit.

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My date and I dropped in on Baraonda on a last minute decision, and I'm so glad we did. We were instantly pleasantly surprised by the cozy atmosphere. The interior was very dim, but extremely rich and inviting. My only "complaint" is that the music was too loud and really didn't quite fit with the atmosphere. It's a great place for a date, except that the music is way too loud to talk over. I loved the way the restaurant was set up, with the bistro style seating and the brick pizza oven in the back. The food was absolutely delicious; all of the dishes are made of simple ingredients but seem to be on the more authentic side (I'm not a huge fan of more "modern" Italian food). They have a HUGE selection of pizzas, but fewer pasta and meat/seafood dishes. We were greedy for dinner this night, and each ordered a pasta dish as an entree and shared a pizza. My date ordered the spaghetti with vegetables, which was very good; the veggies had rich and robust flavor. My penne checca was great as well; you can't go wrong with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil! Pasta was all cooked perfectly al dente, which some places get right and some places don't. We also ordered the Cafuncella pizza, which seemed odd at first, with its toppings of pink sauce, mozz, brie, and prosciutto, but it was SO good! I highly recommend it. All in all, I'd definitely go back to Baraonda if I ever have a pizza craving. I just wish they'd turn the music down just a little!

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★★★★☆

My date and I dropped in on Baraonda on a last minute decision, and I'm so glad we did. We were instantly pleasantly surprised by the cozy atmosphere. The interior was very dim, but extremely rich and inviting. My only "complaint" is that the music was too loud and really didn't quite fit with the atmosphere. It's a great place for a date, except that the music is way too loud to talk over. I loved the way the restaurant was set up, with the bistro style seating and the brick pizza oven in the back. The food was absolutely delicious; all of the dishes are made of simple ingredients but seem to be on the more authentic side (I'm not a huge fan of more "modern" Italian food). They have a HUGE selection of pizzas, but fewer pasta and meat/seafood dishes. We were greedy for dinner this night, and each ordered a pasta dish as an entree and shared a pizza. My date ordered the spaghetti with vegetables, which was very good; the veggies had rich and robust flavor. My penne checca was great as well; you can't go wrong with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil! Pasta was all cooked perfectly al dente, which some places get right and some places don't. We also ordered the Cafuncella pizza, which seemed odd at first, with its toppings of pink sauce, mozz, brie, and prosciutto, but it was SO good! I highly recommend it. All in all, I'd definitely go back to Baraonda if I ever have a pizza craving. I just wish they'd turn the music down just a little!

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Before an outing to the Fox, a group of friends and I went to Baraonda. Every one of us left satisfied. The food is great, as is the atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Before an outing to the Fox, a group of friends and I went to Baraonda. Every one of us left satisfied. The food is great, as is the atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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We met up with some of our friends here early on a Saturday evening, around 6 pm. The restaurant wasn't crowded, and we got a table right away. We ordered a bottle of the house Cabernet, which was $20, and very nice. We each ordered salads - the house salad was tasty, but had obviously been dressed quite some time ago, as the greens were limp by the time it got to the table. My friend's ceaser salad had an unusual dressing, more like mayonaisse than traditional ceaser, as it had no tang to it. Our table ordered 3 pizzas, one pasta dish, and one lassagna. The pizzas were tasty, although rather soggy towards the center. The pastas and lasagna were very good, and portions were about right. Overall it was a good meal, but not fantastic, and the prices are certainly reasonable given its location. Service was always attentive and friendly.

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★★★★☆

We met up with some of our friends here early on a Saturday evening, around 6 pm. The restaurant wasn't crowded, and we got a table right away. We ordered a bottle of the house Cabernet, which was $20, and very nice. We each ordered salads - the house salad was tasty, but had obviously been dressed quite some time ago, as the greens were limp by the time it got to the table. My friend's ceaser salad had an unusual dressing, more like mayonaisse than traditional ceaser, as it had no tang to it. Our table ordered 3 pizzas, one pasta dish, and one lassagna. The pizzas were tasty, although rather soggy towards the center. The pastas and lasagna were very good, and portions were about right. Overall it was a good meal, but not fantastic, and the prices are certainly reasonable given its location. Service was always attentive and friendly.

Pros: Good pizza, inexpensive but good wine, good service, 2 hr free parking at Georgian Terrace

Cons: avoid salads

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If you are looking for New York style Pizza, this is not the place. It tasted alright, I just cannot refer to it as pizza.

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If you are looking for New York style Pizza, this is not the place. It tasted alright, I just cannot refer to it as pizza.

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My hubby and I dined here Friday night. We arrived after the dinner rush around 9pm and were promptly seated. We dined on riesling wine, calamari, caesar salad, pizza and pasta. We were amazed at how fresh and tasty everything was as well as the unbeatable prices. We enjoyed the three scoops of Italian gelato for dessert, the lemon and vanilla combination was delicious. We took our time, enjoyed our meal and the outdoor seating. After dinner, we strolled around Peachtree St. and saw the sights. We will definitely return here again and again.

2
★★★★★

My hubby and I dined here Friday night. We arrived after the dinner rush around 9pm and were promptly seated. We dined on riesling wine, calamari, caesar salad, pizza and pasta. We were amazed at how fresh and tasty everything was as well as the unbeatable prices. We enjoyed the three scoops of Italian gelato for dessert, the lemon and vanilla combination was delicious. We took our time, enjoyed our meal and the outdoor seating. After dinner, we strolled around Peachtree St. and saw the sights. We will definitely return here again and again.

Pros: Delicious pizza, Great prices, Free parking at Georgian Terrace,

Cons: Long wait times during dinner rush (just come before or after)

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I've been there twice now because I believe in second chances. That's it for me. Service terrible both times. I was there for dinner the first time and the second for lunch. There is such great food in Atlanta..skip this place for your own good.

1
★★★☆☆

I've been there twice now because I believe in second chances. That's it for me. Service terrible both times. I was there for dinner the first time and the second for lunch. There is such great food in Atlanta..skip this place for your own good.

Pros: It is close to work

Cons: The service is terrible!!!

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My husband and I are always looking for good italian and we have finally found it. Great service and wonderful romantic lighting

2
★★★★★

My husband and I are always looking for good italian and we have finally found it. Great service and wonderful romantic lighting

Pros: Great Service and quick service

Cons: Parking may be crowded

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I have never in my dining experiences ever found a restaurant that valued their customer less than Baraonda. This was our first and last visit. We were a party of 3, this is important. You cannot make reservations for less then 6. The gentlemen recommended that we come approximately at 5:50 - 6pm to beat the crowd. We were there at 6pm, our name in at 6:10pm and were told we would be seated in 20 mins. No mention that because we were an odd party (3) it may take longer to be seated. If we had known that, we could have made a decision to go elsewhere. Of course, theater people are pouring in. My husband checked 3 times to see how we were on the list, because it was loud and thought we might not hear our name. We were constantly told soon, our name would be called. One hour later we are still waiting, while we watched parties of 2 and 4, that came in after us, being seated. Apparently if you have an odd number in your group, it doesn't matter where you are on the list, it must be a table to fit 3. They obviously do not welcome odd number parties, it must be something about that fourth chair empty that will drive them crazy, empty seat no $. Consequently, we had a show to get to at 8pm, so by 7:10pm we walked out and went to Broadway Diner and had to hurry to eat. It wasn't fine dining, but it was a 10 compared to this place. It doesn't matter how good the food is if they don't respect you or your time to make it nice wholesome experience. Very disappointing.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I have never in my dining experiences ever found a restaurant that valued their customer less than Baraonda. This was our first and last visit. We were a party of 3, this is important. You cannot make reservations for less then 6. The gentlemen recommended that we come approximately at 5:50 - 6pm to beat the crowd. We were there at 6pm, our name in at 6:10pm and were told we would be seated in 20 mins. No mention that because we were an odd party (3) it may take longer to be seated. If we had known that, we could have made a decision to go elsewhere. Of course, theater people are pouring in. My husband checked 3 times to see how we were on the list, because it was loud and thought we might not hear our name. We were constantly told soon, our name would be called. One hour later we are still waiting, while we watched parties of 2 and 4, that came in after us, being seated. Apparently if you have an odd number in your group, it doesn't matter where you are on the list, it must be a table to fit 3. They obviously do not welcome odd number parties, it must be something about that fourth chair empty that will drive them crazy, empty seat no $. Consequently, we had a show to get to at 8pm, so by 7:10pm we walked out and went to Broadway Diner and had to hurry to eat. It wasn't fine dining, but it was a 10 compared to this place. It doesn't matter how good the food is if they don't respect you or your time to make it nice wholesome experience. Very disappointing.

Cons: They don't respect odd number parties, 3, 5, 7 etc. You will wait a long time.

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We stopped in before seeing the Nutcracker at the Fox. We were seating promptly, and I was amazed at how large this restaurant really is. We sat on the patio which was heated. The calamari was lightly fried and very tasty. We each ordered pizza and were not dissappointed. Our server was very personable and attentive. This is a great place to catch a bite before a show at the Fox or just for great pizza.

2
★★★★★

We stopped in before seeing the Nutcracker at the Fox. We were seating promptly, and I was amazed at how large this restaurant really is. We sat on the patio which was heated. The calamari was lightly fried and very tasty. We each ordered pizza and were not dissappointed. Our server was very personable and attentive. This is a great place to catch a bite before a show at the Fox or just for great pizza.

Pros: Great wine list and pizza

Cons: Nothing!

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Went with a large group in town for a conference and was disappointed after hearing about how great this place is supposed to be. They crammed us around a couple of tables and acted offended when we asked for more space. Food wasn't great...asparagus soup was bland and risotto was too salty. There are better Italian places in town that I'd go to before returning here...

1
★★☆☆☆

Went with a large group in town for a conference and was disappointed after hearing about how great this place is supposed to be. They crammed us around a couple of tables and acted offended when we asked for more space. Food wasn't great...asparagus soup was bland and risotto was too salty. There are better Italian places in town that I'd go to before returning here...

Pros: close to the Fox

Cons: disappointing food and service

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Food...GREAT! service...GREAT! Ambiance...GREAT! I loved this place and they know how to make you feel comfortable and relaxed...Food selection was outstanding...

2
★★★★★

Food...GREAT! service...GREAT! Ambiance...GREAT! I loved this place and they know how to make you feel comfortable and relaxed...Food selection was outstanding...

Pros: ambiance

Cons: can get a little pricey, but worth it

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Loved this locale... great ambience for a date, double date, or group event. Wonderful food and good wine. Definite must!

2
★★★★★

Loved this locale... great ambience for a date, double date, or group event. Wonderful food and good wine. Definite must!

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We always stop in at Baronda before a performance at The Fox Theater. The sevice quick, and the woodfired pizza's are terrific. Split an antipasto, which is yum, with a glass of vino from the nice selection. One of the best pizza' in the ATL. We go even if we've not going to the theater. Cozy, NY vibe.

2
★★★★★

We always stop in at Baronda before a performance at The Fox Theater. The sevice quick, and the woodfired pizza's are terrific. Split an antipasto, which is yum, with a glass of vino from the nice selection. One of the best pizza' in the ATL. We go even if we've not going to the theater. Cozy, NY vibe.

Pros: Excellent Woodfired Pizza's, Near The Fox!

Cons: Parking Can Be Tricky, If Driving!

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It was a little annoying to be kept waiting in the lobby till our party was all there, especially because the restaurant was not busy. Think about it -- we could have been sitting at a table, having a drink and an appetizer while we waited. No problem, though; we saved a few bucks.

Now for the food. One word -- delicious. We split the calamari appetizer and I wished that I had ordered it as my main course. Each of us ordered a different main course, then shared a bit with the others. My risotto of the day was perfectly cooked, and risotto is not easy to make. One friend ordered pizza, which was okay (I prefer thick crust). The other friend ordered lasagne, which was out of this world.

I will definitely go back. and soon!!!!

2
★★★★☆

It was a little annoying to be kept waiting in the lobby till our party was all there, especially because the restaurant was not busy. Think about it -- we could have been sitting at a table, having a drink and an appetizer while we waited. No problem, though; we saved a few bucks.

Now for the food. One word -- delicious. We split the calamari appetizer and I wished that I had ordered it as my main course. Each of us ordered a different main course, then shared a bit with the others. My risotto of the day was perfectly cooked, and risotto is not easy to make. One friend ordered pizza, which was okay (I prefer thick crust). The other friend ordered lasagne, which was out of this world.

I will definitely go back. and soon!!!!

Pros: unobtrusive, but attentive service and delicious food

Cons: Waiting for party to be complete can be annoying

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Had a wonderful dinner here last year - came back with high expectations. First, we were seated in the "newly completed dining area" - this is basically a rectagular room with no windows and minimal decor. A large party was in the back of this room and they were quite loud (the acoustics of the bare room didn't help), so we asked the hostess to reseat us in the "old' seating area. The hostess seated us at a nice 4 top table near the windows. Our waitress came over to our table and informed us that we were at a table that was normally for a party of 4, and asked us to move out of her section! She was not in the slightest bit polite - clearly she was miffed by the prospect of missing out on the extra tips that two more diners would have brought, her demeanor was surly and unprofessional. We looked around the dining room - the rest of the tables were wedged VERY close together - our impression was that the owners had simply decided to maximize profits at the expense of repeat business - so we left. BTW - 30 minutes later we had a great italian meal at "Pasta da Pulcinella" (1123 Peachtree Walk) - where we were welcomed with genuine cheer - -

0
★☆☆☆☆

Had a wonderful dinner here last year - came back with high expectations. First, we were seated in the "newly completed dining area" - this is basically a rectagular room with no windows and minimal decor. A large party was in the back of this room and they were quite loud (the acoustics of the bare room didn't help), so we asked the hostess to reseat us in the "old' seating area. The hostess seated us at a nice 4 top table near the windows. Our waitress came over to our table and informed us that we were at a table that was normally for a party of 4, and asked us to move out of her section! She was not in the slightest bit polite - clearly she was miffed by the prospect of missing out on the extra tips that two more diners would have brought, her demeanor was surly and unprofessional. We looked around the dining room - the rest of the tables were wedged VERY close together - our impression was that the owners had simply decided to maximize profits at the expense of repeat business - so we left. BTW - 30 minutes later we had a great italian meal at "Pasta da Pulcinella" (1123 Peachtree Walk) - where we were welcomed with genuine cheer - -

Pros: maybe the food is still good - but there are MUCH better options Mid Town!

Cons: Unprofessional wait staff, horrible seating ergonomics, new dining area poorly designed

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Terrific pizza - with great (and quick) service. I don't know how I didn't dine here more often until recently, but am happy I re-discovered it.

Note that you can bring your own wine for a $15 corking fee.

2
★★★★★

Terrific pizza - with great (and quick) service. I don't know how I didn't dine here more often until recently, but am happy I re-discovered it.

Note that you can bring your own wine for a $15 corking fee.

Pros: pizza, price, service

Cons: $15 corking fee is high

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This is by far my favorite italian restaurant for the price. The food is wonderful, fresh, and full of good flavor. the pricing is very very reasonable and service was fast and friendly. outdoor patio is very nice! its a must visit place-walk or take a cab, parking is frustrating

2
★★★★★

This is by far my favorite italian restaurant for the price. The food is wonderful, fresh, and full of good flavor. the pricing is very very reasonable and service was fast and friendly. outdoor patio is very nice! its a must visit place-walk or take a cab, parking is frustrating

Pros: Food!! fresh-service was very fast and attentive

Cons: parking

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after reading the other reviews, i wanted to judge it for myself... I LOVED IT! everyone was so friendly and really on top of their game. it was super busy that night and i had to wait about 30 min. i made my way to the crowded bar and had a drink while i waited for my table. the nice hostess took me to a table on the patio. if you can, sit out there; the patio is fab. our server, i think her name is catalina was really nice and knowledgeable. the food was great. i recommend the rustica pizza.

i had a really good experience and will be back.

2
★★★★★

after reading the other reviews, i wanted to judge it for myself... I LOVED IT! everyone was so friendly and really on top of their game. it was super busy that night and i had to wait about 30 min. i made my way to the crowded bar and had a drink while i waited for my table. the nice hostess took me to a table on the patio. if you can, sit out there; the patio is fab. our server, i think her name is catalina was really nice and knowledgeable. the food was great. i recommend the rustica pizza.

i had a really good experience and will be back.

Pros: friendly staff, yummy food, great ambience

Cons: busy

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This was the first pizza place I went to in GA. I go when ever I can. Great service, Great quality.

2
★★★★★

This was the first pizza place I went to in GA. I go when ever I can. Great service, Great quality.

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This restaurant is not reccommended for those diners planning to go to Fox Theatre on the same evening. While the food is good, attitudes of management, especially Greeters/Seaters, spoils the experience. No reservations accepted and no table offered unless entire party is present is inconvenient. On two occasions, a table of 4 was required, a table was available for the party but one person was parking the car and not present in the restaurant. Instead of seating the rest of our party, the table was given to diners arriving later. The available tables were given away and our party was unable to eat before the show. The door staff and management was rude and demonstrated a contempt for the customers. There are better choices available for dining in the area that welcome customers with hospitality. Try one of those instead.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This restaurant is not reccommended for those diners planning to go to Fox Theatre on the same evening. While the food is good, attitudes of management, especially Greeters/Seaters, spoils the experience. No reservations accepted and no table offered unless entire party is present is inconvenient. On two occasions, a table of 4 was required, a table was available for the party but one person was parking the car and not present in the restaurant. Instead of seating the rest of our party, the table was given to diners arriving later. The available tables were given away and our party was unable to eat before the show. The door staff and management was rude and demonstrated a contempt for the customers. There are better choices available for dining in the area that welcome customers with hospitality. Try one of those instead.

Pros: Food Quality, Wait Staff

Cons: Rude Management, No Reservations, Bad Attitude at Door

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Believe all the negative things you read here about how rude the staff is. They are bad enough to really put a damper on your evening, even if the food is good. You'll find that your dinner conversation is all about how awful it was when you arrived. And, believe me it's not just that they are telling you something you don't want to hear, it's how you are treated. The tone in their voices is nasty and the look on their faces is contemptuous. Getting seated is such a horrible experience that your money and time are best spent elsewhere. Even if they are close to the Fox, I'd walk on past and find a more welcoming restaurant. Ive given them three tries, and they failed every time.

1
★★☆☆☆

Believe all the negative things you read here about how rude the staff is. They are bad enough to really put a damper on your evening, even if the food is good. You'll find that your dinner conversation is all about how awful it was when you arrived. And, believe me it's not just that they are telling you something you don't want to hear, it's how you are treated. The tone in their voices is nasty and the look on their faces is contemptuous. Getting seated is such a horrible experience that your money and time are best spent elsewhere. Even if they are close to the Fox, I'd walk on past and find a more welcoming restaurant. Ive given them three tries, and they failed every time.

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Rude Staff

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Good food. However, rude management really can't put this restaurant on the top list.

My friends and I went there last weekend. Five of us arrived first, the rest two arrived 15 mins later. At either time, they didn't seat us, although the restaurant wasn't full at all. After waiting from 6:15 pm to 7:00pm and seeing so many people came in later than us were seated, we asked for an explanation. The host first said that our party wasn't complete, then changed to they didn't have tables next to each other to put together, which is a lame excuse. Eventually the manager came out. He simply said he never saw a party of 7 in the past 30 mins., implying that we were lying about our waiting.

This place is soooo spoiled by the good location. Such attitute simply doesn't deserve a decent clientile.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Good food. However, rude management really can't put this restaurant on the top list.

My friends and I went there last weekend. Five of us arrived first, the rest two arrived 15 mins later. At either time, they didn't seat us, although the restaurant wasn't full at all. After waiting from 6:15 pm to 7:00pm and seeing so many people came in later than us were seated, we asked for an explanation. The host first said that our party wasn't complete, then changed to they didn't have tables next to each other to put together, which is a lame excuse. Eventually the manager came out. He simply said he never saw a party of 7 in the past 30 mins., implying that we were lying about our waiting.

This place is soooo spoiled by the good location. Such attitute simply doesn't deserve a decent clientile.

Pros: Location, pizza

Cons: Management, Management, Management

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I have to say that I didn't really appreciate the authenticity and subtle elegance of Baraonda until after my trip to Italy this past Fall. Baraonda's wood-fired pizzas are as authentic as the ones served on the many side streets of Rome, and the pasta, which is consistently served al dente, is incredibly light and fresh. If you're looking for heavy, family-style Italian dining, you won't find it here. Instead you'll find a delightfully fresh, tasteful, and affordable Italian dining experience. As for the atmosphere, it's quite charming and has matured gracefully with the addition of a new dining room. AND what a great location! Being located a half-block from the Fox makes Baraonda an excellent choice for a pre or post-show meal.

2
★★★★☆

I have to say that I didn't really appreciate the authenticity and subtle elegance of Baraonda until after my trip to Italy this past Fall. Baraonda's wood-fired pizzas are as authentic as the ones served on the many side streets of Rome, and the pasta, which is consistently served al dente, is incredibly light and fresh. If you're looking for heavy, family-style Italian dining, you won't find it here. Instead you'll find a delightfully fresh, tasteful, and affordable Italian dining experience. As for the atmosphere, it's quite charming and has matured gracefully with the addition of a new dining room. AND what a great location! Being located a half-block from the Fox makes Baraonda an excellent choice for a pre or post-show meal.

Pros: Fresh Ingredients, Great Prices, Perfect Before the Fo

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I went here the other night, completely forgetting that the Fox had a show going on. We were told that the wait was 30-40 minutes. I guess it was a good thing we didn't have to be anywhere because that 30-40 minutes turned into an hour and a half. It was our fault I guess for waiting that long, but considering there is not another rest. in that vicinity, we decided to stay. Once seated, the food took another 30-45 minutes (and that was once we ordered). Honestly, the service overall was great--the food was mediocre---but the wait was not worth it and we won't be back.

1
★★★☆☆

I went here the other night, completely forgetting that the Fox had a show going on. We were told that the wait was 30-40 minutes. I guess it was a good thing we didn't have to be anywhere because that 30-40 minutes turned into an hour and a half. It was our fault I guess for waiting that long, but considering there is not another rest. in that vicinity, we decided to stay. Once seated, the food took another 30-45 minutes (and that was once we ordered). Honestly, the service overall was great--the food was mediocre---but the wait was not worth it and we won't be back.

Pros: service , parking, food ok

Cons: wait, food ok, wait

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Taking over the space once occupied by its sibling restaurant, Enoteca Carbonari, Baraonda presents a charming, casual room with warm, candle-lit brick walls and a wood-burning pizza oven. While most of the pizzas are Italian in…

 

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