313 N. Highland Ave. NEElizabeth St.
Atlanta, GA 30307
Reliably among the best Italian in town. Consistent after all these years, the menu is updated to take advantage of the best ingredients of the season. Michaelangelo's ravioli and the lasagnette are crowd-pleasers. For the adventurous, the spaghetti a la bottarga is worth a try. The chocolate soup remains one of the best-loved desserts in Atlanta.
2884 N. Druid Hills Rd.Clairmont Rd.
Decatur, GA 30329
Fantastic pizzas with unique toppings and a wide variety of salads make this a go-to place for students and young families. The spaghetti squash and chopped salads are both excellent standbys; if you're into classic rock, there's undoubtedly a pie named after your personal guitar hero.
1397 N. Highland Ave. NEbet. Lanier Pl. & University Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30306
Creative Southern cooking with a twist; if the blue-cheese-filled dates are on the appetizer menu they are not to be missed. Cocktails are also a highlight. The "angry chef" has a reputation as a bit of a hothead, but what shows up on the plate is delicious.