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The Resy Guide to Great Italian Restaurants in Atlanta


Craving Italian food but not quite ready to book your flight? Don’t worry; you can indulge in incredible Italian fare without venturing outside the metro Atlanta area.

From traditional favorites and some of the best Italian-American fare anywhere, to arguably the best mushroom risotto in the city (and beyond), artisanal pizza, and more, Atlanta has a stellar variety of Italian experiences to offer. That includes classic spots like Sotto Sotto, latter-day titans like BoccaLupo, thrilling innovators like Gigi’s, and others.

So go ahead, order up an aperitivo, and don’t forget to save room for gelato. Here are nine Italian restaurants to add to your Italy bucket list — no passport required.