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di Paolo

8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd. (Nesbitt Ferry Rd.) Send to Phone
770-587-1051 | Menu
Creative, well-turned out pastas and consumer-friendly list of mostly Italian wines.
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Dining room at di Paolo, Alpharetta, GA

di Paolo Restaurant Review

: The modern interior is intimate and nicely lit, and the dining room is focused on a large painting of an old monk digging into his humble bowl of pasta. Waiting couples linger around a busy, small bar, striking up conversation with seatmates or with solo diners. Chef turned restaurateur Darin Hiebel and his fiancée, Susan Tucker, bought this decade-plus-old establishment and raised the bar in a number of areas. A selection of small plates adds interest, notably the house-cured duck prosciutto, here served with Gorgonzola and local honeycomb. We like the free-form lasagna of braised duck: well-flavored meat rests between two sheets of thin pasta. 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. All are prepared with an Italian spirit. Desserts change as does the rest of the menu, and all are made in-house. The winner may be the Italian cream cheesecake with fresh fruits and a vanilla-almond sorbet. Good value, mostly Italian wines command the wine list, which presents a substantial selection by the glass, and $35 or less will snag you a good bottle. Check the reverse side to opt for something from the very serious reserve list.

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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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