Atlanta >Food & Dining > Baraonda Cafe Italiano
710 Peachtree St NE Apt 210, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030833.774063 -84.385487
Mon - Thu, 11am - 10:30pm; Fri, 11am - midnight; Sat, noon - midnight; Sun, noon - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Northeast, Northeast
Ov-er-ra-ted – We took a group of 10 to Baronda, expecting a nice meal, as one of our group, a native Italian, considers it his favorite Italian restaurant in Atlanta. That may well in itself, speak sadly to the state of Italian restaurants in my hometown (4th generation).
The service was OK, especially as they chose to sit our group in the bar, not the restaurant. The food was also, no more than OK. My wife's 'steamed' mussels were served cold. My NY strip steak was quite possibly as bad a piece of meat as I have ever been served, and was inedible.
This restaurant will do fine due to its proximity to the Fox Theater, but rest assured I will resist any future efforts to put this on our list of places worth our time or money.
Totally In Love – I absolutely love Italian food, and Baraonda never lets me down. The seasonal menu keeps things exciting and makes me try new dishes (I tend to order the same thing at my favorite restaurants). Their brick oven pizza is superb - very light and flavorful! I also love their pastas...I highly recommend the bolognese. The atmosphere is very warm and the service is impeccable. I have gotten an Italian server several times, and he is quite charming and very knowledgeable about the food and wine. It tends to get really loud when the dining room is at full capacity, so I prefer to go Monday-Wednesday, or sit outside if the weather allows. This is a great spot to grab dinner before going to a show at the Fox. You need to try it out!!
Best Pizza Place Out There!! – I love their brick oven pizza. I went there before a show at the fox last week, and it was incredible. Great service, the pizza was on our table before we knew it, and it was delicious. Try the proscuitto and aruluga pizza, it's the bomb!!
Incredible Brick Oven Pizza! – We ate here last night with before we went to a show at the fox, and my husband and I were VERY happy with the pizza. We haven't had pizza like this in a while, we got the proscuitto pizza with parm, and arugula, we both cleaned our plates before we left. It was very busy though and we had to wait a little before getting seated, but we both loved it and will be back again.
WAS JAZZED ABOUT EATING HERE – As like most nights my husband and I were meeting some friends for a night on the town. Occassion, to celebrate a friends birthday. We decided the main event would be Jazz @ Churchill Grounds and elected to eat here because it was in walking distance to the venue. I've driven past this place on numerous occassions and thought it appeared somewhat quaint so I was jazzed to have finally gotten an opportunity to eat here. My husband elected to order the featured dish (some pork dish w/roasted potatoes) and I ordered Veal Scallopini. For starters we were disenchanted with the fact that for such a restaurant we would have expected hot fresh baked Italian bread. What we actually received was an old precut Italian loaf that no one dared to eat. When the food did arrive the veal on my plate was cold but the mushrooms (not portabella, which was what the menu suggested) in marsala sauce were hot. Back to the kitchen it goes. In an attempt to keep from ruining the dining experience for the rest of the group I sat in silence waiting on a dish to return that at this point I had completely lost interest in. My husband then leans over and says he has chipped his tooth on something in his featured pork dish. ....making a long story short. This was absolutely the worse dining experience of my life. The service was lousy, the food was mediocre and what should have been maybe a $80.00 dining experience will more than likely cost us close to $1000 as a result of the trip to the dentist. Man it's getting more and more expensive to eat in this town!!!
Try the Pizza Prosciutto di Parma! Best Pizza in town.
This is a regular restaurant for me and I always enjoyed the food.
Best Pizza's In Atlanta – I LOVE going to this place before going to a show at the fox. My husband and I go everytime we see a show at the fox and they always make sure we're out in time. You got to try the Pruscuitto Pizza, it's the best one on the menu.
great meal great time – went here before the ron white show at the fox. i do not live in town and i am not familiar with the restaurants in the city. this place was next to the fox; so i figured it would be good as any other place.
we ( my husband and another couple) walked into a very crowded restaurant. there was so much energy and everyone was bustling around so i thought maybe they will be able to get us in. we were told it would be about a 30 minute wait and to get drinks at teh bar, which is exactly what we did. the bar too was packed but i guess this is to be expected when you are so close to the fox. we got our drinks and then waited about 20 minutes before our name was called.
we were taken to another room that looked like a wine cellar. the pace was a little slower in this room which made it easier for the 4 of us to chat. we informed our server that we were in a pinch for time. she was very kind in guiding us what to order so that we could get to the show on time. to save on time, we all ordered pizza. WOW! it was so yummy, just like what i had in naples. i will make a special trip back into the city when i have time to really enjoy the evening and not be in a rush. i really want to try the carpaccio and their seafood linguini.
do not let the crowd scare you off (i almost did). the staff is very nice and professional. i could tell they had done this before and knew how to handle the crowd. great job baraonda! this country girl looks forward to seeing you soon!
Miglior pizza d'Atlanta – Being Italian I am pretty picky about my Italian food, but Baraonda never lets me down. La pizza e' buonissima!! you have to try it, people there are friendly and accomodating too, but this pizza is not a "wannabe" it's
"as good as it gets!
Great food – This place has a great staff, actually quite a few of them and they are all nice.
The food was wonderful. I got ravioli, however I thought $15 for lunch was way too pricey. That's just too much and why I gave them 4 stars and not 5.
I think I missed the boat by not getting the pizza, I've heard it's very authentic and delicious. So next time I'll try that.
It's a nice treat for a splurge.
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