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About Di Paolo

di Paolo has been one of the most respected Italian restaurants in Atlanta since 1995. Our menu combines classic cuisine with modern flair. The food is simple yet creative, and changes with the seasons. Our executive chef Darin Hiebel has been featured in Best Chefs America.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pmSunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Nesbit Ferry

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(770) 587-1051

Website:
http://www.dipaolorestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Darin Hiebel

Additional:
Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Di Paolo Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighbourhood Gem (27)
Special Occasion (27)
Notable Wine List (19)
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Good for Birthdays (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for a Date (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Authentic (16)
Romance (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Cozy (11)
Casual (10)
Group Bookings (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (6)
Business Meals (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Fun (3)
Pre/post-theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Paleo-Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Late-Night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

We are never disappointed by the outstanding food and service (DeeDee). We try to come every time the seasonal menu changes and have been dining here for many years - worth the 60 minute drive from where we live!

Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Still our favorite neighborhood restaurant after 15 years. Creative cooking, evolving menu, and nice friendly atmosphere and service. We tend to go during the week when it is a little less crowded after a long day at work. Never disappointed.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Always amazing! We have been going here for years and it is always our “go to” date night spot

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

We love this place !
Always a great meal and wine .
The staff are all fantastic

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants! Has been since it opened in 1993! We will keep going back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

By far the best and most authentic pasta dishes in the city. If you don't live nearby it is worth the trip from anywhere you live.

Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value1

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 30, 2018

For restaurant week, appetizer portions of the three courses were served for $35. It was a very skimpy meal.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 28, 2018

As usual, great service and great food. This is our go-to restaurant for any special occasion.

Tags: Vegan, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My meal at the Di Paolo was extravagant! I absolutely loved the bread that was served first thing we got there, and the atmosphere was calming. My favorite bread in the bread basket was the Garlic Bread! Mmmm, the taste is still on my lips. Also I ordered the lasagna. OH MY GOD! The best lasagna I have ever had! Even though the pasta was colored awkwardly green, the taste was mouth watering. Even though I had only ordered the half piece, I still had the feeling of full and the want for more. I rarely have this feeling, so that is saying something!
For dessert, I had a chocolate almost like cheesecake, with Oreo crust and raspberry sorbet. Even though I normally thought that Oreos were not authentic in Italy, the taste was still amazing and still makes my mouth water! On the other hand thought the sorbet was not fit for the cake. The taste was one like orange juice and chocolate chip cookies. They taste good separately, but when together they make a not so pleasing combination. My parents had the Margherita Pizza and the Bread pudding for dessert. My dad fell in love with the bread pudding and my mom adored the Margherita Pizza.
So in the end, I must say that the Lasagna was my top favorite at this restaurant, but the Bread Pudding was for my father and the Margherita Pizza was for my mother.
Thank you!
As you can see by the photos, I was too hungry and my mouth was watering to much for me to wait until I took the picture! Sorry!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food would have been great, but the fish was served raw and a veal parmigiana dish was cold from apparently sitting too long in the kitchen.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

One of my most favorite restaurants in Atlanta. They know how to deliver on their awesome menu and truly great service.

Food5
Ambience4
Service1
Value3

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was really good. They made their own pasta, bread and dessert in house. We really liked the seafood linguine. Seafood was tender and tasty. Linguine was seasoned just perfect. So delicious that I almost wanted to order another one. We also liked the braised short rib. It was soft and juicy. The creamy polenta goes well with the short rib. We had tiramisu for dessert. It was simple but good.
We didn't enjoy the service though. Our server was cold. She took our empty plates away then disappeared for a long time before we could ask for dessert menu. Then she disappeared again even though she knew we finished our dessert. We had to wait for our check. She was not friendly either. I would go again for the food and hope she won't be our server.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We had a great dinner and service was awesome, I highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always a great experience. Staff, food, ambience. Little loud, but Saturday night ok.

Tags: Good for Groups
Food4
Ambience4
Service4

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Very noisy. Food was good, but expensive. There are better places in the area. The Caesar salad was very nice. 1/2 portions if pasta a joke. 2 bites.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Always friendly and accommodating staff and management.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I am a regular at di Paolo and even though I have been there literally hundreds (maybe thousands) of times over the past 20+ years, I never tire of the inventive menu and specials, attentive and caring service, and smiling faces from an amazing staff. Chef Darin has impeccable taste, and prides himself on using the best of the best for all of his creations. On my last visit I kept it simple with an antipasto platter (very inventive with marcona almonds), mista salad (I add cherry tomatoes) and branzino. The setup for the fish is my favorite consisting of confit potato, haricot vert and chicken demi glace, to die for. No dessert this day, trying to take off a few pounds, but try their homemade gelatos, WOW! Had the Hendry Chardonnay, delicious, and on Sunday's 1/2 price bottles. Thanks also to Zack, the bartender, for taking great care of my party. He always make it fun.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Year's Eve dinner. As always, the service, food, and overall experience was first-class. They always have interesting "specials", and they are worth exploring. We had an early reservation, but the restaurant was busy. They were prepared, and handled things well. Di Paolo's remains one of my favorite restaurant. The fact that I live about a mile a way makes it even nicer.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
Food4
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful family evening, as always. The food was delicious, especially the pappardelle con sugo di carne. Service was excellent, with good wine recommendations. Heated plates would have been nice, as the food cooled very quickly.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always a wonderful meal here! One of our favorite places and definitely worth the drive!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Best carbonara in the universe.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

very good. lacked in gluten free options. could easily have gluten free pasta as option.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This is the second time we’ve come to the establishment and the first time our waiter was incredibly rude. So much that we had to have him replaced. The manager was very understanding.

This last time the service was only OK and simply because they brought me the wrong order however my girlfriends muscles were obviously not that fresh and in fact one of them was so on fresh it had to be spit out.

Not sure why this restaurant is rated so highly. We are either in credibly unlucky in our two at times but needless to say we will not be returning.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food! Wonderful service! Always walk away full and happy!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Outstanding as always! Justin was our server and he was so informative and made dinner such fun and more of an experience with the additional information about the wines, specials and the menu as a whole! Love this place! What an amazing meal and high quality food! Everything appears to be made in house and is so fresh! Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Lamb shank is amazing!

Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Holiday dinner

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We have been going here for around 18 years. It is a fabulous place and we consider Susan and her staff “family!”

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our favorite Italian restaurant! Excellent service, outstanding food, better than buckhead!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience3
Service5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It doesn't look like much from the outside--downright dreary--but the place was packed on a Saturday night with multiple waves of diners. Server Justin was right on. This is a longtime neighborhood gem, not so much a destination. It is Italian food, but not old school. I had scallops on bed of risotto (mixed with some wild rice, not at all gloppy), very nicely done. The bar is well tended: not too boozy, not too crafty. All in all, entirely approachable fine dining in Peachtree Corners. The crowd looked quite affluent.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always great. One of our favorite local spots. Food is always great, servers know the food and provide excellent service

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2017

A customer for about 17 years. We've introduced new friends to this restaurant and they love it too. We live in Alpharetta so it's relatively close. Even if it were not, we'd make the trek for their amazing northern Italy lasagna.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Very good meal with nice service. Wine recommendation was excellent. When you drive up your a bit concern you are in a strip mall, but restaurateur is worth it.

Tags: Authentic
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was excellent. Menu in Italian, needed some help understanding the options. Overall, we will go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always delivers great food. Best service in the area. Wines are always spot-on. We have been going for 15 years, and will do so for many many more!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

One of our consistent favorites. Had branzino after appetizers of octopus. Sunday’s are 50% off wine, so that was given. Service was great. Justin took care of us and was prompt and friendly

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A great consistent experience every time. I am always happy with both the specials and their wait staff

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A regular spot for us. Always good. Get the 4 cheese pizza and add crispy procioutto.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The lasagna was from heaven! Definitely coming back!
All the recommendations were amazing!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Comfort Food

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