If you drove by, you probably wouldn’t know it was there. You might notice the Goodwill store and perhaps the dance studio. You wouldn’t notice the upscale Italian restaurant in the same Holcomb Bridge strip mall.
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Cibo e Beve
Chef Linda Harrell cooks authentic Italian dishes at this Sandy Springs restaurant from 101 Concepts. Start with a creamy burrata or the Tuscan kale and bean soup before indulging in pizzas, pastas or entrees like the veal osso buco. Dessert brings offerings such as classic tiramisu and butter pecan gelato pie. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays, 5-11 p.m. Saturdays. 4969 Roswell Road N.E., Sandy Springs. 404-250-8988, www.ciboatlanta.com. $$-$$$
La Tavola is the Italian outpost of Fifth Group Restaurants in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood. This trattoria, helmed by chef Brent Banda, formerly of the popular New York restaurant Maialino, serves classic Italian dishes. You’ll find menu items like squid ink linguine, veal saltimboca and Meyer lemon and olive oil cake. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m. Sundays, 5:30-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 992 Virginia Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-873-5430, www.latavolatrattoria.com. $$$
This Neapolitan pizzeria in Alpharetta has become quite popular for its pizza pies made with double zero flour, San Marzano tomatoes and imported Italian meats. The restaurant boasts a wood-burning oven made by a master mason using bricks of volcanic soil. While pizza here is the main draw, Campania also serves antipasti, soups and salads. 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 800 N. Main St., Alpharetta. 770-559-4674, www.campaniaga.com.
Overall rating: 2 of 5 stars
Service: prompt and eager to be helpful
Best dishes: tagliatelle, pizzas, branzino, gelatos and sorbets
Vegetarian selections: salads, pizza
Price range: $$$-$$$$
Credit cards: All major credit cards
Hours: 5:30-9 p.m. Sundays, 5:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 5:30-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
Children: few, if any
Parking: strip mall lot
Wheelchair access: yes
Noise level: moderate to high
Address, phone: 8560 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770-587-1051.