Italian Restaurants in Druid Hills

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Creative Loafing featured Capozzi’s Sandy Plains. Citysearchers and three Insider Pagers give it an average of five stars.

1355 Clairmont Rd
Decatur,
GA
US

Inspired by their passion for pizza, Harry's fraternity of founders opened this fortress of hearty Italian foodstuffs to share flavorful fare with their guests. Harry's craveable calzones ($7.99) and pizzas ($16.45 for a medium 14") are garnished with delectables such as pepperoni and ham, making them a memorable meal for meat lovers or a savory snack for a passing puma. Aspiring dish designers can dress naked disks with a trousseau of toppings, including anchovies, artichoke hearts, meatballs, sun-dried tomatoes, and italian sausage ($11.25 for a one-topping medium pizza). Those preferring prefab pies can sup on specialty circles such as Harry's white pizza ($15.25 for a medium) bedecked with garlic sauce and a medley of cheeses. A variety of beer is also available for whistle-wetting, platter-pairing, and taste-bud sudsing.

2150 Powers Ferry Rd SE
Atlanta,
GA
US

Visiting Bone Lick BBQ is as much about the experience as it is about the food. Inside, a skee-ball machine from 1945 stands alongside classic tabletop arcade games, and old school rock n' roll spins atop a record player (patrons can even bring in their own vinyl and get a complimentary PBR for their effort). Further entertainment comes in the form of TVs above the bar and the occasional live act, including comedy every Wednesday evening.

Even with such a fun, laid-back atmosphere, the food still shines at Bone Lick. Its chefs rub beef, pork, and chicken in secret spice blends, then cook them for hours on end over hickory and pecan woods. While the meat cooks, the chefs stay extremely busy—they make everything on their menu from scratch every day.

They bake corn bread, braise collards in pork, and blend jalapeños into mac 'n' cheese. They also whip up homemade pickles and cider slaw to lay atop pulled-pork sandwiches on griddled texas toast. Even the cotton candy, funnel cakes, and Granny Pearl's pecan pie are made in-house, though no one knows how Ms. Pearl keeps sneaking into the kitchen unnoticed.

At the bar, which is made from recycled shipping pallets, mixologists concoct creative cocktails, such as bacon old-fashions. They also send out crisp Georgia drafts and American-crafted whiskies.

1133 Huff Rd NW
Atlanta,
GA
US

Vespucci’s Pizza and Pasta is a great lunch spot in Midtown Atlanta for anyone craving real New York-style pizza. Located close to the Woodruff Arts Center, the small, casual eatery also makes for a convenient place to fill up before or after a trip to the High Museum, or on a break from work. They blend their own sauces in-house, and infuse the flavors into everything from pizza and pasta to calzones and panini. In warmer weather, there are a few patio tables out front, with a faux-rustic indoor atmosphere that’s heavy on black and white photographs and old Italian signage. There’s a lot to be proud of here: Vespucci’s is still family-run after more than fifteen years, and remains one of the few proudly un-corporate establishments left on Peachtree Street. It also works well as a place to meet up with friends for a drink after work.

1389 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta,
GA
US

Pie slingers at Romeo’s Pizza twirl their ‘za from scratch, piling dough made in-house with red sauce and toppings such as garlic, ground beef, meatballs, and sundried tomatoes. The small chain of cozy neighborhood joints has purveyed New York–style pizza since 1945, when delivery boys first started using hovercrafts. Its unfussy menu includes hearty appetizers such as cheese bread or fried ravioli, alongside healthy salads in vegetarian or meaty iterations. Those who opt not to build their own pies can go in for one of three chef-crafted incarnations—margherita, spinach and mushroom, or vegetarian, sold by the slice or in 12-inch or 16-inch rounds.

75 Piedmont Avenue Northeast
Atlanta,
GA
US

Whether the craving is pizza or stromboli, wings or a burger, Mama Mia Pizza, Subs, & Wings has it. The pizzeria’s extensive menu expands upon its titular trio by featuring international entrees such as baked lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, and the Greek spinach and cheese pie known as spanakopita. Dine at one of the indoor or outdoor tables, or call in a delivery order to chat with the driver about the flashy new delivery sign recently installed on your car.

78 Broad St SW
Atlanta,
GA
US