Catering >The Roasted Garlic
281 S Main St, Alpharetta, GA | Directions 3000434.068801 -84.302903
Closed – This restaurant is now closed. The former Italian-Greek owners now own the Sugo restaurants. There are 3 Atlanta locations: Historic Roswell, North Roswell, and Duluth.
Avoid this restaurant – There wre four of us and our meals were horrible. The waiter was a "low talker" and we could not understand him. Also the two wines we ordered were not available. The prices are too expensive - we even had to pay for bread. The portions were fine, but the taste was terrible. I would rather have smaller portions with good taste. Several of us had been there some time ago and remembered it being good, but we will not be returning. It was Saturday night and only two tables were filled which should have given us a clue when we walked in. We will not be returning to Roasted Garlic.
Worst experience ever – This was the worst restaurant experience I've ever had. The server got our order wrong, didn't notify us of menu items not being available until after we placed the order, brought out burnt appetizers, brought the entrees in batches instead of all together, and the management didn't even handle the situation properly. She never let us know she was the manager, even though she had brought us our entrees after the appetizer problem. The tomato sauce on the "John's Pork" tasted like canned diced tomatoes mixed with sugar. The "Masseri Chicken" had an interesting fig pesto, but the chicken and ravioli was as bland as water. When we sent the pork back, the manager had the nerve to roll her eyes at us! We were never rude to her or the server in any way. Then they brought us a lousy ugly piece of cheesecake (Sara Lee would have been better) when we had made it clear we just wanted to leave. At the end of the ordeal they still tried to charge us for an appetizer we never ordered! The only positive to this experience was the singer that was hired for the night. His Sinatra style singing was excellent. All in all, stay away from The Roasted Garlic. I recommend any other kind of Italian restaurant over this place (anything has to be better than this place was). As far as the Greek portion of the menu, it's non-existent. Burnt spanikopita doesn't count.
Very disappointed – I was so disappointed with my experience at the Roasted Garlic seeing that this place had been recommended. The food was absolutely terrible. We ordered the bread and roasted garlic at our servers suggestion. The bread had grill marks on it but was cold. I'll bet it had been marked hours earlier. When we asked to send it back our server turned ugly. The evening was down hill from there. The portions are ridiculously large! The Roasted Garlic should consider using less food and adding more flavor. Servers need some training. Definetly overpriced for the quality.
Generous portions set this suburban trattoria apart from the chains. – In Short
The Roasted Garlic's warm, bustling atmosphere oozes a homespun sincerity that other Italian chains tend to lack. This neighborhood restaurant may not win any haute cuisine awards, but its extravagant ingredients and Hulk Hogan-sized portions are perfect for the doggie-bag set. Don't miss the signature caibatta bread or the spanikopita.
Impressed – This was our first time visiting this restaurant and we were very impressed. The food was outstanding! We ordered the Pernice and the duck special. Portions so incredibly huge that a "to go box" should automatically come with every order. Smart idea, especially on the Pernice, would be to split this with someone special and pay the upcharge for an extra plate. The bruschetta with roasted garlic & tomatoes on ciabatta was refreshing - not too heavy! The food is a little more complex than "true" Italian cooking but divine nonetheless. Nice selections on the kid's menu as well. The service was prompt and friendly. Our order was timely and accurate. We are looking forward to our next visit and plan to take guests.
Excellent – Every time I have been there, the food was excellent. It makes your mouth water just listening to Fred describe the dishes. There is alway a huge amount to devour.
The ANTI-Olive Garden -- REAL Italian! – We had 20 people for an office lunch and NOBODY finished their huge plates of food -- the appetizers we all split (excellent salads and bread with roasted garlic) were very filling and enough for a meal, and the serving sizes for the entrees were HUGE. The vegetables, cheese and sauce were fresh and I'd recommend it to anyone!
Rollitiniiiiiiiiis Pleassssse – The "Elaine's Rollitini" here is unbelievable. I was at the Dunwoody location last night and I got the Elaine's for the first time and I was in cloud nine!! My favorite stuffed pizza dish ever!
A Must Try! – My experience at the Roasted Garlic was incredible! I took my girlfriend here for a date and it was the highlight of our evening! The service was quite nice, and the food was superb! And it was all for a reasonable price! Whenever anyone asks me for a nice place to have dinner, my first response is always the Roasted Garlic!
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