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Novo Cucina

5592 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. (Mt. Vernon Hwy.) Send to Phone
470-275-3000
Riccardo Ullio's authentic Italian fare elevates dining in Dunwoody.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.
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Novo Cucina, Atlanta, GA

Novo Cucina Restaurant Review

: Atlanta restaurateur Riccardo Ullio crafted a comfortable environment out of this cavernous space. Tall doors open from an enclosed area to embrace the outdoors, creating an all-weather feature. The jovial Patrizio Alaia, a native of Sicily, governs the kitchens here and at sister establishments Fritti and Sotto Sotto. For lunch, enjoy a panino or a salad, and notice the $20 lunch specials for two, a pair of salads and one pizza, one panino or one pasta. Later, enjoy a glass of wine and a bite, such as the very good arancini --- rice balls stuffed with sausage --- to be dipped into tomato sauce. Pasta dishes come in two sizes, and the "primi" portion is plenty for one. We like the deconstructed lasagnette with bolognese and besciamella sauces and the truffle-scented mushroom tagliatelle. A lengthy list of pizzas includes the classic margherita (tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil). The version with pancetta, caramelized onion and pepper that's popular at Fritti also is available. Pasta and pizza dough are made in house, as are the gelati (don't miss the salted caramel). Bring the kids, as they have their own menu. The wine list presents a wide variety of options, many Italian. Check out Monday night’s half prices on bottles of wine, and be alert to special wine-focused events.

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