Highly over rated. Waited a half hour to order (only one person taking orders, making drinks etc., another just milled around the counter aimlessly trying not to notice the line). Waited another 45 minutes for the food to come. Was informed by the manager (or whomever it was) that the person who took our order should have TOLD us it would take that long. Really?! You want your customers to stand in line a half hour only to find out it will be another 45 minutes? ......at least.... For a pizza? A soggy barely cooked pizza? (To be fair, one of the pizzas came out fully cooked. And the wine was good. But we won't be back)
Comfortable, fun and delicious! Staff couldn't have been nicer. This is the type of place I can eat it a few times a week. Great addition to the Atlanta food scene.
Comfortable, fun and delicious. Staff is lovely and accommodating. This is the kind of place I can easily eat at a few times a week.
In a charming cottage that looks plucked from a field of daisies and placed on East Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead, Antica Posta delights the hungry Tuscan food-loving customers of Buckhead with its picturesque and intimate environment as well as its delicious authentic Northern Italian food. Antica Posta sits modestly, a hidden treasure, beside the Buckhead Range Rover dealership and the Toby House Antique store, in a three-story, mustard-colored building with white trim. A small clay-tiled terrace out front of this Tuscan restaurant is lined with large planters of evergreens and dainty, purple flowers.
After complimentary valet service, Buckhead customers seeking to dine on the delicious, traditional Italian cuisine served at this Tuscan restaurant and bar, enter first into a lounge room. Inside this mustard faux-finished room, the second-story ceiling is striped with raw wood support beams and amplifies the acoustics of Italian music, swing oldies and a happy, buzzing Buckhead dinner crowd dressed in business-casual attire. In this room, a cherry-wood bar for a dozen Buckhead drinkers seated in cushioned barstool dons rows of wines, ivy flower pots and Bose sound system speakers at the Antica Posta restaurant. White-clothed tables are set with blue glasses and vases holding fresh, colorful flowers. Leather tall back seats scatter color across the lounge in hues of chocolate, rust and white. Plenty of windows open on to a tree-lined view of Buckhead outside the restaurant.
At the entrance of the Antica Posta Tuscan restaurant, a warm hostess welcomes customers and seats them to one of eighty tables in the rust-colored main dining room with a fireplace, or at another fifty downstairs or thirty upstairs in the various nooks that offer Buckhead private dining rooms at the Antica Posta restaurant. Framed photography of sensual Raquel Welch portraits, lithographs of Italian cityscapes and a collection of photos of owner Marco Betti in his youth decorate the walls of this quaint Tuscan restaurant in Buckhead. Rustic chandeliers hang from ceilings with exposed support beams while Buckhead feasts on plates of sensible, scrumptious Tuscan food at dinner during the week or Saturday at lunch in Antica Posta.
Buckhead customers choose from ten Italian antipasti dishes from the salmon, sea bass and pesto carpaccio dish that represents the tri-colored flag of Italy to seared sea scallops on a chick pea puree. The attentive, knowledgable staff can recommend wines from a substantial list to couple perfectly with the tasty main course Tuscan dishes of fresh fish, juicy meats, pasta, seasonal vegetables, and savory spices that come on steamy plates to Buckhead Tuscan cuisine seekers in Antica Posta. Save room for the panna cotta with wild berry sauce or any of the other scrumptious desserts and nightcaps offered at Antica Posta, the most glorious, little Italian food jewel in Buckhead.
Pretty mediocre. Not my first choice, not my last choice.
Extremely good food. family style with HUGE portions, but nice and cozy inside. very sopranos
The owners and staff of Osteria Mattone turned our small company celebration into a truly unforgettable experience. The warm, personal greeting by owner Ryan Pernice, expert wine recommendations by sommelier Dan Pernice, tableside visit by Chef Ted Lahey and wonderful and attentive service by our waiter, Chris, were as exceptional as the menu and wine list. Not to be missed are the Fritto Misto (the white anchovy is devine), the Agnolotti di Oxo, and the luscious Budino Caramellato for dessert. Lovely renovated home on Canton Street in Roswell. Go. You will be glad you did.
What can you say about Noni's? Awesome food and great dance parties. Also, great patio with a fountain for the nice nights.
I love this Place!
Really good pizza (we're originally from Boston and know pizza) and Mr & Mrs Cosmo retired. Customer service is much better.
Chef Montobbio is at Restaurant Firenze. Chef Paolo Tondo is at Taverna Fiorentina.
Some food was almost good, but the customer service was very lacking. I at there a month ago with my wife. Food was also overcooked and had a hint of an ammonia smell. When I commented, the manager (who i believe was the owner) appeared nonchalant and did not make any attempt to correct the problem saying he could not smell it and it appeared fine. He would not rectify the meal and charged us. Pasta dish was pleasant. The manager (owner) was definitely arrogant and almost rude to us and his staff. I will drive past this on my way to places that want my return business.
HORRIBLE COMPANY. Very poor. We had reservations last night with another couple to celebrate a birthday. We booked Feb. 26th for a May 9th dinner. This company called us May 7th to say we had not properly booked our reservation online (nor did EIGHT OTHER PEOPLE FOR THE SAME NIGHT) and so we could not come on the 9th. After several calls, they said they had some cancellations so we could come. Well, we get there and we are not on the list. We were told to just wait around for 30 minutes and maybe if someone didn't show we could stay. They did not accept any responsibility for their reservation system being poor. We found out many, many people had supposedly not booked properly. Or as we suspect, this company overbooks and just calls to cancel people two days before the dinner when they realize it. Not a professional company at all and no resolution offered. They gave us the run-around--very shady. Do not take a chance that you will be the one cancelled.
I'm not a pasta fan, or a fan of paying for anything you can make at home for less than a dollar. That being said, I love Nino's! I recently dined there and had a beautifully cooked rosemary veal shank, pillowy tender gnocchi and bolognese and my favorite, the fettucine Michaela, which I count as a can't miss dish of the Atlanta cuisine scene. The scallops and shrimp have always been tender, cooked with the light handed finesse many chefs lack, and the pasta is always perfectly al dente, but honestly, they could put that saffron-pernod sauce on anything and I'd lick it clean. This is the ONLY Italian restaurant in Atlanta, or anywhere for that matter, that I've enjoyed enough to rave about. The service is impeccable, one of the last restaurants I've found maintaining the standards of fine dining that veteran diners expect.
The first review is appalling. I took my wife on our anniversary and we hand a bang up time. This man clearly knows nothing about the arts. For starters he calls them an a cappella group. Sir that is singing not acting. Maybe you should do some research about the theatrical arts before. That just proves the ignorance. Its supposed to be a fun show. Thats exactly what my wife and I hand. It was an amazing evening with great food. Which is something Agatha's lacks is good food. The live singers were also a treat I felt I was sucked into a 1950's dinner club. Great all around.
Went to last nights show (4-11) and had a killer of a time (lol). Food was yummy and plenty. Even my boyfriend who normally eats and eats took a to go box home. Actors where funny and never break character. Loved the Priest guy and the Madame. Very funny. Great selection of wine to choose from. Only thing is we didn't get Sugo's famous meatball which we thought we were getting. Other than that we were very pleased. Maybe because our team WON the murder mystery!!!! Great Idea. We will be going back.
It was a really fun evening out. We loved it hands down. Great food, great fun and we are going back. My partner in crime forgot to make advance reservations and they were full up. But... the mob made sure we got seated anyway (lucky for my guy!) But we had so much fun. Wished it was longer than 90 minutes. Went by way to fast. I hope they do this at other eateries as well. Sugo is good but the service was a bit slow and the added bar bill we incurred was a bit steep as well. Double thumbs up from our crew.
We loved the show. We had so much fun. The actors were hilarious and very, very interactive. The music was good and we really enjoyed the comedy break durning our main course. The food was good but we were disappointed that we didn't get the sugo meatball that we paid for with our ticket. It was just a blast. I have to laugh at the reviewers who dislike this because they are surely the few and far between. We had 12 people in our group and we all left happy and very full. Thanks for a great time! We will surely be regulars.
The mystery show was not very good; the first reviewer described it best - "amateurish". The main issue with the show was that there were too many characters. Their stories weren't flushed out well. Characters were being killed off willy nilly without rhyme or reason. You had to read through a long 2-sided pamphlet to figure out each characters history. Add to that, that the characters don't make their way around the restaurant. Instead each set of characters concentrates their actions to a certain area of the restaurant. Zero stars for the show.
I rated the experience 2 stars for the food alone. Sugo's serves excellent food. I've been there on non-performance nights and the food is always very tasty. However, for this event, the portions of the appetizer (spinach quiche), salad, and dessert (2 tiny canollis) are very small. The main course (chicken or pork) is large.
Finally, the service was horrid. What angered me the most was that an 18% tip was automatically added to our bill. I purchased this event as a groupon for $99. The restaurant also tacked on 7% sales tax on the $99 (What???). Not happy at all.
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