Thirteen Pies

Sadly Thirteen Pies closed in May of 2016. This place will be sorely missed! The Friday lunch crew and I checked out Thirteen Pies recently, at Anish’s suggestion. Thirteen Pies is known for its ultra-thin crusts, twelve standard pizza pies, and changeable thirteenth pizza flavor. Upon reading the menu, the Spotted Trotter Guanciale Farm Egg […]


This post is incredibly overdue, as Adam and I first visited Ribalta for a media event in October. As with Yeh Tuh, we decided a refresher would help provide more accuracy and extra depth to what might have otherwise been a bit of a stale post. Here’s the run-down from our first visit, shortly after […]

Sotto Sotto

I recently had a few friends in town for dinner who were vegetarians. In trying to think of a good spot to take them, my mind instantly went Italian food as a cuisine with a wide variety where everyone can find something they like. I had been to a few of the higher-end Italian restaurants […]

Varuni Napoli

Anyone familiar with the current Atlanta dining scene would be remiss to mention the Neapolitan pizza explosion as one of growing restaurant trends around town. Varuni Napoli is one of the newer ones that have opened in Midtown (Monroe & Piedmont). Most of the Neapolitan restaurants around town frame themselves as authentic, certified, imported ingredients, […]

Don Antonio by Starita Addendum

SO SAD that thing joint closed, in the middle of 2015. Emily and I were recently invited to Don Antonio to preview their new summer menu. My initial thought when Emily asked if I wanted to go is “are you sure it was Don Antonio?” The reason I asked is because every neapolitan pizza spot […]

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

I recently visited Davio’s as part of an Atlanta Food Bloggers Society dinner event. Davio’s is part of a chain of restaurants with 7 locations around the country; their home base being in Boston. On this occasion, we had the pleasure of dining with Chef/CEO Steve DiFillippo. I always find it nice hearing the menu […]

La Tagliatella

Caveat: This is a lunch review. We were looking for a lunch spot in the Emory Point area and came across La Tagliatella. My initial vote would have been General Muir but most us had already been there and wanted to try something new. The next spot that sparked my interest was Ink & Elm […]

Provino’s Italian Restaurant

The Douglasville location reviewed here has since closed. Provino’s Italian Restaurant is a small, Georgia-based chain with eight locations in Georgia, and one in Chattanooga, TN. Founded 30 years ago, Provino’s exudes independent family restaurant feel, despite being a chain, albeit a small one. Between that atmosphere, the garlic rolls stacked in bowls with oil […]

Don Antonio by Starita

I am SO SAD that thing joint closed, in the middle of 2015. :'( Don Antonio is a new pizza spot that recently opened in Buckhead. This is the second location they have opened with the first being in New York. The New York location has received a ton of critical acclaim and positive press […]

Antico Pizza

If you live in Atlanta and haven’t heard of Antico Pizza yet, you likely have been living under a rock. If you haven’t been yet and like pizza (which has to be everyone), it needs to be a high priority. As mentioned in my Gio post, we need more Giovanni Di Palma’s around town. Not […]

St. Cecilia

Caveat: This is a lunch review As mentioned in my King + Duke post, Ford Fry is pretty much running Atlanta’s food scene right now (he was recently listed as a semifinalist for the Outstanding Restaurateur James Beard award which is a great honor). His latest restaurant, St. Cecilia is framed as a coastal European […]

Osteria Cibo Rustico

Osteria Cibo Rustico closed towards the end of 2014. Osteria Cibo Rustico moved into the old Mirko space in the Toco Hills Shopping Center in October ’13, and it’s taken us until now to pop in and give it a try. I would occasionally go to Mirko with Adam and my parents, as a slightly […]

Veni Vidi Vici

Boo! Veni Vidi Vici closed at the end of May, 2015. If anyone knows another place to get the traditional Sicilian Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes in Atlanta, please LET ME KNOW. I recently dined at Veni Vidi Vici, an upscale italian trattoria concept in midtown Atlanta, with Adam, my parents, and my […]


BoccaLupo had been near the top of my list of restaurants, I wanted to try due to its rave reviews since opening. What appealed me was what appeared to be great food at a reasonable price in a casual but trendy atmosphere. After visiting, it qualified as all of those. I personally don’t feel like […]

Westside Pizzeria

For this dining adventure, we went off-off-Buford Highway with Grant and Marie for some pizza. After a very favorable mention in the AJC, the Westside Pizzeria suddenly became a must-try. This is an area I passed frequently while growing up traveling between my childhood home in Marietta and my grandparents’ home in Atlanta that was […]