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Steak Shapiro’s Favorite Restaurants For Chicken Parmigiana Around Atlanta

So listen, this body wasn’t built on vegan kale wraps. It was built on yummy and breaded wonders like chicken parmigiana. There are not a lot of finer things in life than a chicken cutlet pounded thin and breaded and served in just the amount of red sauce over noodles. I’ve become quite the chicken parm expert over the years and partaken in quite a few chicken parmesans, so without further ado here’s my very scientific take on Atlanta’s very best chicken parm dishes, in alphabetical order.

1. Amalfi Cucina & Mercato

Multiple Locations

You want a hidden gem? Here’s one. Amalfi in Buckhead delivers maybe my favorite chicken sandwich in the city. This chicken parmigiana forgoes the red sauce and the traditional fixings to focus on fried chicken cutlets in an insanely tasty pesto sauce on the crispiest Italian rolls you will find. Don’t forget about their ridiculous creation, the “gelato bomb” for dessert. 

2. Cibo E Beve

4969 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30342
Chef Linda Harrell understands that a great neighborhood restaurant needs to deliver the goods, and their chicken parm over pasta smacks every time. The chicken marsala and the crispy brussels are also on regular rotation in the Shapiro household. 

3. Gio’s Chicken

1099 Hemphill Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Here’s some key advice: get Antico pizza as your appetizer, and then make your main course the Gio’s Chicken chicken parmigiana. Which like everything in the Chef Diovanni stable utilizes top notch classic ingredients and is made with love. 

La Grotta - Chicken Parmigiana | Photo: Yelp
La Grotta – Chicken Parmigiana | Photo: Yelp

4. La Grotta

2637 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Nothing defines old school Atlanta or old school chicken parmigiana like La Grotta. Hidden in an apartment complex on Peachtree, La Grotta has delivered four generations of this incredibly tasty dish. 

Photo: Facebook/mirkopasta
Photo: Facebook/mirkopasta

5. Mirko

4233 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342

When I need a quick fix of a great pasta and a chicken parm, I head to the Roswell Rd location where me and the family have devoured their savory chicken parmigiana and fresh pastas for years. You can’t go wrong really with anything on the menu, and their carbonara is one of the finest in town. 


6. Pricci

500 Pharr Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

There may not be a finer Italian chef in the city than Chef Piero Premoli at Pricci in Buckhead. His chicken parmigiana oozes the perfect combination of tomato sauce and decadent mozzarella cheese. But if you want to go next level, the veal chop parmesan might be the most savory and delicious dish in the city. 

Marcel - Veal Parmesan | Photo: Facebook/marcelatlanta
Marcel – Veal Parmesan | Photo: Facebook/marcelatlanta

BONUS! The Veal Parm at Marcel

While we’re on the conversation about parmigiana, if that’s the flavors you crave, the veal parmesan at Marcel will simply blow your mind. The San Marzano tomatoes, the incredibly rich sauce, and the perfectly pounded veal creates a $50 “next level” dish that is worth every bite. 


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