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di Paolo

8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd. (Nesbitt Ferry Rd.) Send to Phone
770-587-1051 | Menu
Creative, well-turned-out Italian fare and a mostly Italian wine list.
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  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 3 reviews
di Paolo, Alpharetta, GA

di Paolo Restaurant Review

: A large painting of an old monk digging into his humble bowl of pasta sets the stage at this modern, intimate suburban Italian restaurant. Waiting couples linger around a busy bar, striking up conversation with seatmates or solo diners. Chef-turned-restaurateur Darin Hiebel and his wife, Susan Tucker, have kept faith with authenticity and quality. "From scratch" is the ruling mantra, including the addictive bread sticks. We like the classic margherita pizza, its slightly chewy crust requires one to savor every last crumb. The line-up of mostly house-made pastas may be ordered in half portions, a serving so generous in itself that many patrons order half portions as entrées. Veal dishes, lamb, fish --- name it and it's nicely done; branzino wrapped in caul fat is a stand-out. Desserts change as does the rest of the menu, and all are made in-house. The winner may be the Italian cream cheesecake, presented with different embellishments from time to time. Good value, mostly Italian wines command the wine list, which presents a substantial selection by the glass, and $50 or less will snag you a good bottle. The serious reserve list is worth a look, and there are half bottles as well. The noise level enables conversation, a welcome relief from so many deafening dining environments these days.

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Never again!!! Avoid!!!
by Alexander V on Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:36 pm
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!!!
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