Di Paolo does Northern Italian proud in a North Fulton strip mall.
Welcome to di Paolo. As one of the most respected and well-regarded restaurants in the area, di Paolo offers intimate dining in a neighborhood setting minutes away from Atlanta. With its wood-burning oven and open kitchen carrying Italian aromas into the warm and comfortable dining room, di Paolo presents beautiful Northern Italian cuisine and faultless service without being too pretentious. No detail is overlooked.
Our.. mozzarella is made on the premises. Our pastas are hand-made every morning with precision and care. di Paolo finds and uses only the finest and freshest ingredients to offer signature Italian cuisine. The menu changes seasonally to appropriately reflect the availability of the ripest ingredients. di Paolo promises authenticity in its cuisine, so when selecting from the wide array of appetizers, first and second courses, and desserts, you will be delighted to know thatVIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
Six of us went there on Saturday, July 1, 2017. The restaurant was not crowded - Alpharetta empties out on holiday weekends, but the service was so bad, I wonder if the lack of a crowd was due to another reason. Bottom line... we had 6:30 reservations so we could make a 9:30 fireworks show, but the service was so slow, we never made it to see the fireworks. On top of the slow service, we had a young, obnoxious waiter. An hour after ordering, I asked our server "how the food was coming" and got a flippant response of "it's coming", but then it didn't, so 20 minutes later, I approached the two managers who were standing together and voiced my displeasure. They offered up a couple of lame excuses, then did nothing to find out where our food was. We won't go back.
Posted: 7/02/2017 • Link to this review
This restaurant delivers great AUTHENTIC Italian food (specifically northern Italian- like their great Bolognese sauce). Lots of attention to detail makes for a great meal. Servers are knowledgeable and helpful. Not an overly formal or stuffy place, but strikes a nice balance between a nice atmosphere and friendly service.
Posted: 6/02/2011 • Link to this review
Words cannot really describe this neighborhood gem. For 12 years it has always exceeded my expectations. Most Italian restaurants pale to their creativy and attention to detail. After traveling Italy and eating in their finest establisments from the Lake District to Venice to Florence to Rome, I have had NONE better. It's been a great 12 years and I'm looking forward to many more. Thanks diPaolo!!
Posted: 5/19/2008 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
Not the best but good. I was very pleased with my service. I felt that the prices were fine. The food was good. My group was well taken care off. I will come back.
Posted: 5/16/2008 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
It's definitely worth the trek up to Alpharetta for this place. It's tucked away in a little strip mall that we missed the first time driving by. Excellent food and a very good wine list. Our waitress was very helpful with wine recommendations and was knowledgable about the food. The place is small, so you'll have to get reservations on a weekend night, but that's a small price to pay. We'll definitely go back.
Posted: 11/07/2007 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
tasteful decor and a careful attention to detail makes the look of the dining room a cut above. It is more casual and thusly more comfortable than what you usually find in places with food of this calibre. Carfully prepaired food costists of italina classics and innovative new foods all made fresh .They have an exceptional wine list as well.
Posted: 10/26/2006 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
My wife and I spent two weeks in Italy last year and thought we would never find a restuarant at home like the ones we enjoyed in Italy. Amazingly, we visited di Paolo by accident and found one perhaps even better.
Posted: 5/13/2006 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
I am completely spoiled having Di Paolo so near my home! They are so consistently good and the service is very gracious with professional waiters that are never snooty. This is always one of the best meals from start-to-finish that we can count on! The bar counter is fun as well.
Posted: 2/20/2006 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
The food is delicious and authentic. How many places have house made mozarella AND grappa? The place is busy, so don't expect the service to dote on you. If you want to be frustrated, stop in without a reservation...
Posted: 1/12/2006 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
This place is small and can get very busy. The food is delicious, northern italian-style and the proportions are healthy without being huge! The atmosphere at the tables isn't as good as at the bar - you can watch them cook out of the brick oven!
Posted: 12/12/2005 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review