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The Ultimate ATL Pasta Guide

Last Updated – February 9, 2021. Restaurant opening/closing information is rapidly changing; please visit restaurant websites for the most up-to-date information.

We love carbs, and we cannot lie. We love pasta in all the shapes and sizes it comes in. Perfectly stuffed ravioli shells, al dente tagliatelle, and rich, savory gnocchi–its all impastably perfect. These Italian joints in Atlanta know pasta in all its forms, and will be sure to satisfy you when you need a big bowl of carbs!

Pricci - Shrimp Rigatoni | Facebook/pricciatlanta
Pricci – Shrimp Rigatoni | Facebook/pricciatlanta

Pricci

This Buckhead Italian spot is an upscale, white-tablecloth classic kind of place that’s been around for decades and is a phenomenal night out, guaranteed. While other trendy restaurants come and go, Pricci keeps serving up outstanding, quality Italian fare like their shrimp rigatoni, Linguini Fruitti di Mare, and tortelloni.

Black Spaghetti from Boccalupo
Boccalupo – Black Spaghetti

BoccaLupo

Head on over to Inman Park for this Italian gem. Their 20 yolk tagliatelle is an absolute show-stopper, with a variety of mushrooms that’ll satisfy your most savory cravings. The menu constantly changes, but you can expect offerings like ceviche, prosciutto, and squid ink pasta!

a mano - Carbonara | Photo: amanoatl.com
a mano – Carbonara | Photo: amanoatl.com

a mano

Great for date night or a girl’s night out, a mano has us coming back and back again for their classic pasta dishes. Their carbonara always hits the spot, and their cacio e pepe has the right amount of creaminess and pepper to satisfy. The patio is cute-as-a-button, and you’re going to love the Italian skillet bread, drenched in olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette. Gluten-free options are also available.

 

No 246 - Rigatoni all'amatriciana | Photo: Facebook.no246
No 246 – Rigatoni all’amatriciana | Photo: Facebook.no246

No. 246

Is it just us or does Decatur have like, ALL the best food? Find this Chef Ford Fry spot in the heart of downtown Decatur. Their squid ink spaghetti, served with Georgia white shrimp, is a high-point on the menu. They also have a brunch menu serving up classic comfort Italian fare like meatballs and frittatas alongside Southern favorites like chicken and biscuits!

Ippolito's - Garlic Rolls
Ippolito’s – Garlic Rolls

Ippolito’s Neighborhood Italian

No frills, casual Italian spot Ippolito’s is famous for its garlic knots that will absolutely spoil your appetite before dinner. Diners are forced to have their Stromboli and their Chicken Parmigiana bagged before trying even one bite! So it might be a bit later, at home in your kitchen in the light of your open fridge, that you even try their ultra-comforting and cheesy chicken parmigiana or their cheese tortellini. But it’s great for when you’re in the cheesiest of moods!

FIGO - Ravioli with beef liver and fava beans tossed in a “nice Chianti” sauce | Photo: Facebook/FIGOpasta
FIGO – Ravioli with beef liver and fava beans tossed in a “nice Chianti” sauce | Photo: Facebook/FIGOpasta

FIGO Pasta

When you’re in need of a quick and affordable but savory bite, head to your nearest FIGO Pasta. With over 20 different types of pastas and raviolis, they’re sure to have something on the menu no matter whether you’re more in a fusilli, gnocchi, or tagliatelle kind of mood!

Sotto Sotto - Handmade Pasta | Photo: Facebook/sottosotto
Sotto Sotto – Handmade Pasta | Photo: Facebook/sottosotto

Sotto Sotto

This cozy Inman Park spot is great for date night, and is also open late on weekday nights. The highlight of the menu has to be the Tortelli di Michelangela, a tortellini stuffed full of veal, chicken, AND pork!

 

Crispina Ristorante

What a hidden gem! This restaurant is both family-friendly and surprisingly authentic, with wood-fired pizzas that come piping hot out of an 800 degree oven. Their cannolis and tiramisu are top-tier and their pastas are al dente perfection every time. Locations in Vinings and Kennesaw. 

Double Zero - Pasta | Photo: Facebook/doublezeroatl
Double Zero – Pasta | Photo: Facebook/doublezeroatl

Double Zero

Find handmade pasta made fresh, on-site everyday over in Emory Village! Their name comes from the Double Zero, ultra-refined flour they use in their dishes, and wow, can you taste the difference. They also make Neapolitan pizza fresh in their ovens if someone in your group is more a ‘za mood, and the bar program is also fantastic.

Il Giallo - Veal Parmigiana
Il Giallo – Veal Parmigiana

Il Giallo

This Sandy Springs spot continues to impress us visit after visit. Everything on the menu is flavorful and delicious, and their octopus appetizer is a total favorite. There are always excellent new specials to try, but our favorite stand-by is their cream-based gnocchi! Save room for their bread pudding!

La Grotta- Risotto with Shaved Black Truffles
La Grotta- Risotto with Shaved Black Truffles

La Grotta

You’ll find La Grotta’s mouthwatering handmade pasta and Italian fare nestled on the bottom floor of a very unassuming building, but don’t be fooled. The tiramisu is to die for, and the service is always impeccable! They’re offering curbside pickup at this time as well, and you can even score a bottle of wine for 40% off or their Negroni’s, Old Fashioned, and Manhattans to bring home. Just open up their sealed cocktails to pour over ice!

Bellina Alimentari - Carbonara | Photo: Facebook/bellinaalimentari
Bellina Alimentari – Carbonara | Photo: Facebook/bellinaalimentari

Bellina Alimentari

While a lot of Atlanta restaurants make a fine carbonara, Bellina Alimentari in Ponce City Market has got to have some of the best. It’s served with a heaping portion of bacon and made with bucatini, a thick and spaghetti-like pasta that has a hole running through the center, allowing for even more of the creamy sauce of a carbonara to seep in!

Forza Storico - Patio } Photo: Facebook/forzastorico
Forza Storico – Patio } Photo: Facebook/forzastorico

Forza Storico

Forza Storico, from the team behind Storico Fresco, has easily become the most happening spot in West Midtown, in the same complex as JCT Kitchen. Their patio is a wonderful place to share a smooch with your loved one, with plenty of heaters to keep you both cozy in the fall and winter time. The energy somehow simultaneously both lively and cozy, leading to a date that will earn you tons of brownie points. And did we also mention that the pasta is fantastic? 

Use our map below to find a pasta spot near you!

Ippolito's
No. 246
Il Giallo
Double Zero
Sotto Sotto
FIGO Pasta
a mano
Donetto
BoccaLuppo
Pricci
Crispina
Crispina
Ippolito's

No frills, casual Italian spot Ippolito’s is famous for its garlic knots that will absolutely spoil your appetite before dinner. Diners are forced to have their Stromboli and their Chicken Parmigiana bagged before trying even one bite! So it might be a bit later, at home in your kitchen that you even try their ultra-comforting and cheesy chicken parmigiana or their cheese tortellini. But it’s great when you’re in the cheesiest of moods!

No. 246

Is it just us or does Decatur like, ALL the best food? Find this Chef Ford Fry spot in downtown Decatur. Their squid ink spaghetti, served with Georgia white shrimp, is a high-point on the menu and  they also have a brunch menu serving up classic comfort Italian fare like meatballs and frittatas alongside Southern favorites like chicken and biscuits!

Il Giallo

This Sandy Springs spot continues to impress us visit after visit. Their octopus appetizer is a favorite. There are always excellent new specials to try, but our favorite stand-by is their cream-based gnocchi!

Double Zero

Find handmade pasta made fresh, on-site everyday over in Emory Village! Their name comes from the Double Zero ultra-refined flour they use in their dishes, and wow, can you taste the difference. They also make Neapolitan pizza fresh in their ovens if someone in your group is in more  of a ‘za mood, and the bar program is also fantastic.

Sotto Sotto

This cozy Inman Park spot is great for date night, and is also open late on weekday nights. The highlight of the menu has to be the Tortelli di Michelangela, a tortellini stuffed full of veal, chicken, pork!

FIGO Pasta

When you’re in need of a quick and affordable but savory bite, head to your nearest FIGO. With over 20 different types of pastas and raviolis, they’re sure to have something on the menu no matter whether you’re more in a fusilli, gnocchi, or tagliatelle kind of mood!

a mano

Great for date night or girl’s night, a mano has us coming back and back again for their classic pasta dishes. Their carbonara always hits the spot, and their cacio e pepe has the right amount of creaminess and pepper to satisfy. The patio is cute-as-a-button, and you’re going to love the Italian skillet bread, drenched in olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette. Gluten-free options are also available.

Donetto

This West Midtown spot has a beautiful, modern interior, a constantly rotating seasonal menu, and delicious house-made pastas. Their house-made focaccia is especially tasty, and while this spot is on the pricier side, you can enjoy a three-course dinner on Sundays for a prix fixe of $35 or half-price pizzas from 5-7pm for their weekday happy hour!

BoccaLuppo

Head on over to Inman Park for this Italian gem. Their 20 yolk tagliatelle is an absolute show-stopper, with a variety of mushrooms that’ll satisfy your most savory cravings. The menu constantly changes, but you can expect offerings like ceviche, prosciutto, and squid ink pasta!

Pricci

This Buckhead Italian spot is a classic that’s been around for decades and is a phenomenal night out, guaranteed. While other trendy restaurants come and go, Pricci keeps serving up outstanding, quality Italian fare like their shrimp rigatoni, Linguini Fruitti di Mare, and tortelloni.

Crispina

What a hidden gem! This restaurant is both family-friendly and surprisingly authentic, with wood-fired pizzas that come piping hot out of an 800 degree oven. Their cannolis and tiramisu are top-tier and their pastas are al dente perfection every time. Locations in Vinings and Kennesaw.

Crispina

What a hidden gem! This restaurant is both family-friendly and surprisingly authentic, with wood-fired pizzas that come piping hot out of an 800 degree oven. Their cannolis and tiramisu are top-tier and their pastas are al dente perfection every time. Locations in Vinings and Kennesaw.

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