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Italian Eateries You’ll Only Find in Alpharetta

October 12, 2016

These Italian restaurants, found only in Alpharetta, will have your taste buds thinking you’ve been transported to Italy after one bite!


Go back in time to old Napoli, the birthplace of pizza with Campania’s authentic Neapolitan-style pizza. Co-owners Jennifer and Stewart Muller follow a 120-year-old cooking method. Each pie is made using traditional double zero flour, natural yeast and sea salt, and imported Italian tomatoes, meats and cheeses. Then, it’s baked in a volcanic brick oven at 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit for one minute before guests can indulge.



Crust serves modern Italian cuisine with a local twist. Savor classic pasta, flatbreads and specialty fusion pizzas at a quaint table inside or on the patio.



At this upscale Italian eatery in Alpharetta’s Avalon, Executive Chef Michael Perez combines familiar favorites with unexpected ingredients. The cheese and pasta are made fresh in-house, daily. Colletta earned “Best Bite” in 2015 by Taste of Atlanta and “Best Meatball” in 2015 by the Atlanta Meatball Festival. Raise a glass to genuine Italian dishes in the family-style dining room, or pick up a cocktail from the bar window to sip while shopping Avalon’s premium stores.



La Casa

La Casa Italian Grill embodies the foundation of Italian culture: love for family and food. The restaurant serves authentic Italian recipes passed down over three generations, alongside a heaping helping of memories. Owner and native of Naples, Italy, Pasquale Cardamuro, attended culinary school in his home country to learn the ins and outs of Italian cuisine. Savor specialties like veal marsala, pollo parmigiano, and shrimp scampi and sip a shared bottle of red wine with loved ones al fresco on the heated and covered deck.


Mama’s Pizza

Mama’s has been serving fabulous pizza since 1979. Choose a small (12 inches), large (16 inches) pizza pie or opt for a slice.

Vinny’s on Windward

Diners can’t help but exclaim, “Mama Mia!” when sinking their teeth into dishes at Vinny’s on Windward. Vinny’s boasts, “the best pizza in town.” Taste your way through Italy with favorites like chicken scaloppini, jumbo lump crab cakes and tiramisu. Order from Vinny’s Wine Spectator award-winning wine list or try a lemon drop martini from the bar. Vinny’s is the perfect place for a business lunch or a romantic date night. Pull up a chair in the bustling open kitchen or savor a quiet meal on the beautiful patio.


Vito’s Pizza

Vito’s is a family-owned restaurant that was thoughtfully designed to please everyone who loves Italian food, especially those who are looking to eat healthy. The pizzeria proudly offers vegan, organic, and gluten-free products options.

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