Atlanta >Alfredo's Italian Restaurant
“We also like the fact that this magical restaurant frequently seats 5 generations of a single family while young lovers at a booth on the back wall enjoy the ambiance of the romantic room and a frequent opera or Frank Sinatra tune on the sound system.”
“To fully experience the big O, I recommend bringing your own bottle of wine, as Alfredo's only charges a $15 corking fee.”
“They start you out with a relish tray that was tasty and unusual.”
“All were great and we all had leftovers for lunch the next day:) Highly recommend this restaurant!”
“This is authentic Italian and unbeatable service.”
“The house wine is delicious and relatively inexpensive.”
“quality restaurant of long standing, excellent reputation, service, food preparation.”
Since 1974, Alfredo's has created the sights, sounds, smells and particularly the tastes of Italy by offering patrons authentic Italian
cuisine. A well-loved dining tradition in Atlanta, Alfredo's welcomes loyal devotees as well as new clientele to sample their new specialties. Try our popular veal dishes like: "The Godfather," a fabulous treat of veal prepared in three different styles or pastas and fresh seafood such as Linguine Pescatore, a combination of mussels, clams, shrimp and calamari in a light tomato sauce over pasta.
Alfredo's boasts delicious homemade desserts, cocktails and has an extensive list of domestic and imported wines.
Changes at this Atlanta landmark mean only a natural evolution of the finest in Italian cooking. …
Get Me Outta this Place.
Overpriced. Bad food. Overbearing waiter. NOT authentic italian.
Went there on New Years Eve--didn't know it was some sort of special occasion there.
Close your eyes and picture this: dimly lit place. old couples. fur coats. poofy bangs. stuffy feeling. aquarium behind bar. hasn't changed one iota since 1983....Sounds cool, right?
But not so cool. Culinary letdown.
After you are finally seated (long lines) you get a small plate full of soggy vegetables that have been resting in water for probably about a week. The garlic bread that people say is soooooooo good, is just garlic bread, with a lot of garlic and butter. nothing impressive.
The sweaty waiter makes jokes...more jokes....go away please...his father owns the place....
I order my food. I look across at the grim lady preparing the checks in the doorless office filled with pictures of washed up celebrities who must come prepared with an autographed headshot of themselves at every restaurant they come to.
I get my food, goat cheese ravioli. sitting in-- tomato water. Yumm. I mean, ITS BAD. I was really hungry and couldn't down this shit...it tasted legitimately bad. and i love pasta. and i love goat cheese. and i love tomatos.
I was hoping that this place was at least authentic...like authentic italian food with a cheesy atmosphere. But its not authentic at all. Yes the owners are Italian, no they can't cook. its for people who "just loooooove this place" and so they bring the whole family along, but they never stop and question whether its really that good. Which it just isn't.
I just wanted to get out of there by the end. out out out...BUT I couldn't bc I first had to pay 20 dollars...SERIOUSLY THE MOST OVERPRICED BAD FOOD I"VE EVER EATEN
REALLY DISAPPOINTED. I was really dissapointed with the food and the service. Nothing much to say. I wouldn't recommend it.
Awesome!!!. The person below, you obviously don't know what good food and service is. I guess you think of Olive Garden is authentic italian food. This place has been here this long because they are in fact fantastic! If you want something fast and quick, then I suggest going to Fazolis. Or maybe stay home and cook a can of Chef Boy'ardee. This place doesn't rush you, as me and my family like. They wine and dine you. It's the food, the experience, and the atomosphere that makes this place wonderful!
Tony Soprano Lives!.
I love this place if only for the scenery; truly like being an extra on the set of The Sopranos...."woke up this morning, got myself a gun."
The decor is a hoot and probably original to the 1950s, as are some of the patrons. Not a window in the place - perhaps it's the casino "they'll spend more if they can't tell what time it is" theory or maybe it's to keep you from escaping once they've realized you're behind on your payments on that loan you took out from the owner to pay your gambling debts.
I tell ya, the naugahyde on these booths has seen more action than Lindsay Lohan and you'd swear Frank Sinatra was singing in the lounge instead of just playing through the 30-year-old speakers.
Oh, and the food, right, the food - it's delicious and authentic (although my Italian mama disagreed, but she doesn't like anything, so take it with a grain of Parmesan). The mussles are amazing and I seriously wanted to drink the juice they were swimming in directly from a wine glass - it was THAT good.
Your waiter is bound to be named Luigi or Mario - just roll with it and enjoy the most excellent pizon watching this side of the Atlantic. Hey is that guy getting rubbed out in the corner? Ciao bella!
Honestly, could I throw in one more Italian stereoptype? I can, cuz I am.
Surviving on regulars and neighorhood. I have to agree with the last 2 rewiews. Was told by a fellow employee that alot of there food indeed comes out of a can. Also a long time waiter cursed at us in latino, being ignorant to the fact that we undersood what he was saying. I could go on and on, so lets just say we will not be back.
What Happened?. Use to be great... goin down hill fast...We miss Mikey the bar keep. It seems like they do not care about customer service anymore. Waitstaff needs to be more professional. Something just doesn't seem right.
Average at best. The service was great, the ambiance was comfortable and cozy, but the food was average. Would I go back there, yes, if I had to, but it would not be my first choice. Some of the food seemed to be prepared fresh and others seemed to have been dumped out of a can with little preparation.
Just the best..
We drivie 100 miles from Macon to have dinner here with owner Perry Alvarez, 2nd in command Filipe, and Tony (our 'own' waiter) for about six years now dozens of times give or take a few. We are those regular customers others like to complain about. SORRY guys. It's great - so get in line - right behind us : )
We fell in love with Alfredos first time we went... just as they opened at 5PM... one of the waiters was in the process of blessing the building with a frying pan sizzeling with olive oll & garlic as he walked it throughout the entire restaurant in the form of a cross.
We give the pickeled vinegar hors d'oeuvres & hot garlic bread a well-deserved two thumbs up. Love the Cesar salad: just the right amt of seasoning. The Veal Francese is my favorite and my wife orders sea bass with champagne sause, Veal Marsala, or Veal Parmesan - THE BEST VEAL ON PLANET EARTH - one person's opinion. The house red & white wines are all we ever order - great. The simple black coffee after the meal is the best coffee I ever have and it goes great with a world-class Alfredos home-made cannoli. We spend, on average, about $70. And we don't have to compete with the pony-tailed Porsche and Bentley crowd - THANK GOD - who care more about $300 bottles of wine and chrome and glass mirrors than they do about fabulous food & service at decent prices (that never seem to change).
We also like the fact that this magical restaurant frequently seats 5 generations of a single family while young lovers at a booth on the back wall enjoy the ambiance of the romantic room and a frequent opera or Frank Sinatra tune on the sound system.
Theresa and Bill Trail (VERY happy to use our real name and address - & we're in the "book" too)
657 River North Blvd.
Macon, Georgia 31211
Bill Trail at BellSouth dot NET (CitySearch blocks 'real' email addresses)
p.s. Going again tonight Sunday 6-29-2008. Tony - get ready ! The Prius is full of gas & I'm HUNGRY.
Excellent service when getting serviced by Whorehay (George).
I felt compelled to post my first message on city search due to the excellent service of George. The rectal attention before dinner set the table for a top notch dinning experience. To fully experience the big O, I recommend bringing your own bottle of wine, as Alfredo's only charges a $15 corking fee. After all, what's another 15 on a $200 bottle retail?
It is vital to make sure your date is not on the doughnut... well .... unless you don't mind shooting your alfredo into an abyss of marinara. That being said, the side of spags and gravy was OK, my footlong sausage and peppers tasted better in her mouth than when I tasted the ever so exclusive "wet cannoli". I don't recommend the stuffed mushrooms, as you won't hallicunate and the hand job between first and second course won't ever be the same............................
Last, avoid sitting next to jaba the hut and friends because the will watch you get a foot job under the table and transpond up your left overs through a jedi like osmosis........
PS - avoid the linguine with beardedclam fuzz
Does this place have a wait staff?.
Went to got eat with my girlfriend this past Saturday. As the guy below wrote, we didn't have much of a service and we were basically waited on by the bus boys. I've been there plenty of times in the past, but everytime for the last 4 times, service has been declining...well this time was my last straw!!!
We saw our waiter maybe a total of four times through the night. It took him at least 10 minutes even before he came to our table to greet us. Our main order was taken by a bus boy. The second time the waiter came was when he saw me putting crushed red pepper on my food to tell me that if I hadn't gone over his head, my meal would have been spicier...which by the way I didn't go over his "head", the bus boy saw us waiting for a while and was good enough to take our order. The third time the waiter came was to drop off the check and take my card...which I mean literally, he didn't even say a word. And the fouth time was to drop off the credit card receipt.
During out meal, NO ONE even check on us to see how the food was or if we needed any refills on our drinks. I had to call a bus boy every time to get a refill.
I looked around and saw our waiter chatting with all the tables around us, but he wouldn't even speak to us. The table next to us was telling us that they've been regulars for years, but they've also noticed a decline in service.
I tried to complain to the Host/Manager, but he didn't want to hear the complaint or rectify anything. All he said was that he was sorry.
I would rather eat at a Sbarro's and get better Italian food than come to this place again.
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