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8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Alpharetta, GA | Directions 3002233.986987 -84.273591
Never again!!! Avoid!!! – Ate there twice... food eh okay, although for some reason there is a lot of hype about this place. Last weekend decided with a couple of friends to give it another chance. Made a reservation a day in advance. When arrived was asked if "the entire party is here?"... Hate that question! I have reservation, you should have a table, period! The hostess with expression of total carelessness on her face promised to seat us in 5 minutes.
Anyway... 45 minutes later still waiting to be seated, although when arrived there were two tables for four available. However, two couples that showed up later were seated before us with no explanation. To my question why, I was not given any logical answer, just some meaningless mumbling about some big group... Finally, when we decided to leave, the manager (I think) showed up and asked what was wrong??? I explained: people go out to eat to get a SERVICE AND BE TREATED LIKE HUMAN BEINGS. We got NO SERVICE AND WERE TREATED LIKE A GARBAGE in that place!!!
There are plenty great places to eat and to be treated like a welcomed guest in North Atlanta. Please don't waste you time at this place!!!
Beware...don't question them or complain! – Actually, the meal we had was decent. BUT, for us, a dining experience is more than the food alone. We have eaten at this restaurant twice, and both times the management/owner has significantly lacked in customer service skills. On our most recent visit, we voiced a concern about an item on our bill and the owner ARGUED with us about it. To me, this is not acceptable. Quite obviously there are better ways to deal with customers than to argue with them! We had a valid concern and, in my opinion, we were treated as though we were just cheap, stupid diners. There are plenty of decent places to eat in this area?no need to be treated like dirt when you?ve spent good money for a meal!
Best of Alpharetta for Italian and rivals anything else in the ATL – We come to Di Paolo often on Sundays for their half off wine feature. The wine list is wonderful, and now with the new GA law, you can order a few bottles take them home with you, so you can start with a glass of white and red and then have them at home too! The service has always been impeccable and the food a cut above any Italian restaurant I have been to in Georgia. And really, the price is reasonable for the techicality and flavor depth of the food. And I recommend finishing with an espresso, they always come with their biscotti digiorno!
Not worth the drive! – Do not believe the hype! After dining at Sotto Sotto and Allegro recently, we decided to take the drive out to Di Paolo. I do not know what are all the raves are about? First, the bread tasted days old in bin they store it in. Oh, who has their hands in the bread basket? It seems all the servers do by sticking their hands in there. The pastas are ok at best but nothing to drive out of the way to. I recommend La Tavola or Sotto Sotto.
Authentic, carefully crafted cuisine - consistently delivered – OK, so it looks like they don't exactly need another raving review, but I thought I'd add my 2 cents worth - this place is fantastic! It's a favorite of ours, so we've had plenty of experience with it, and actually have never had a bad meal there! From signature salads to homemade pastas to artful desserts, every dish seems designed to delight in taste, texture, beauty, etc. The wine list is a lot of fun as well, and changes often enough to keep things really interesting. It's pretty unbelievable that you'd find this place in a strip mall like it is, but just imagine how good they must be to consistently overcome that, and keep coming out on top. We consider ourselves very lucky to live very close by!
My Favorite Italian! No One Tops This Place! – This is the best Italian in the city, by far. Nothing outside of the motherland itself has ever beat this place for me. If you've not been, it is a must try. Just make reservations first! Every dish is amazing and the service can't be beat. I've never been disappointed and I've been here numerous times. My husband and I don't very close, but it is always worth the drive. Just about everything is made in-house and Susan, the owner, is very hands-on and receptive during dinner. The place even had a facelift not long ago; very cute, charming atmosphere, especially for being in a strip mall. Check this place out when you get the chance!
Great Food! Closes too early, like everything in the suburbs. – This place has the food, they have half of the atmosphere. An amazing painting sets the mood but the floral apholstered seating ruins it. What can you expect from Alpharetta? If you took that painting and the chef and moved this place to a warehouse in cabbagetown you would need a reservation months ahead. I wish this very thing would happen. It's wasted where it is with a dull crowd and dowdy tables. Too bad because the food rivals anything in a better neighborhood.
1st time success – I've found it VERY difficult to find decent food in N. Fulton but this place is pretty good...Seems like N. Fulton has a couple decent Italian places...
The Absolute Best Italian in the City! – If you are looking for Italian beyond spaghetti, meatballs and marinara sauce, you will be blow away by this place! I've been numerous times and have nothing but superb things to say. Service is top-notch and food is to die for. If you've never had authentic, NORTHERN Italian cuisine you must try! It's the best thing outside the country itself. The chef is talented and extremely creative, and the owner is always a delight. If you live ITP, this place is well worth the drive. If you live OTP, you're missing out!
Class act – If you want great food and service, this is your place. I've dined at establishments that charge three times the price and have not been half as satisfied. Solid wine list, outstanding food, and very good service. If you are seasoned dining pros, you won't be disappointed.
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