Acworth >Food & Dining > Fusco's Via Roma
4815 S Main St, Acworth, GA | Directions 3010134.065669 -84.677251
Tues-Sat, 11:30-4pm Dinner
Tues-Thurs, 4pm-10pm Fri-Sat, 4pm-11pm
Hip, European-style sophistication comes to Acworth! – Let's see...where should I begin? I just can't believe the good reviews of this place. It must be true that some folks don't care about how the food tastes just so long as there's a lot of it! I guess that either these folks are just plain uniformed, or they must either work for Fusco's Via Roma or they are friends of the owner. The food is only average AT BEST. If I was living in Acworth and had a choice between Krystals or this place, I'd most likely pick this place. I guess it comes down to a lack of choice in this town and a lack of sophisticated taste buds. A fool and his money are soon parted!
Excellent Food – We absolutely love Fusco's. I work close and eat there at least 2-3 times a week. I love their daily specials. The soup of the day is always great and their hamburgers are excellent. The atmosphere is great and the staff is very attentive, without breathing down your neck. Great place to have lunch or dinner. The town where they are located has great shopping and great finds that you do not find in the local malls. It is a perfect way to spend an afternoon after eating a delicious meal. True Italian food at it's best.
Delicious Food – I was skeptical of this restaurant when I read the reviews on here. They seem to be either glowing and full of exclamation marks (obviously written by the restaurants owners), or very critical. My skepticism was seemingly confirmed as soon as we entered, and the hostess couldn't find our reservation ("Did you talk to a guy?" she asked. Fire that guy.) After we were seated, we were told it was Frosty Friday, and all draft beers were offered at reduced price. 3 bucks or so isn't bad for a draft Peroni. We ordered soup, salad, and our entrees, and we were all pleasantly surprised. The soups were warm and delicious, and I ordered the Farfalle Diana, which made up for the use of boxed pasta with a delicious creamy tomato sauce and three HUGE scallops cooked perfectly. I finished off the scallops, and took home the rest of the pasta, which was delicious the next day for lunch. After a while, the place filled up, and got a little noisy. This is not your romantic Italian place. A good place for dinner with the family, or drinks at the bar with friends. The food is great, but service may miss the mark.
I've had better meals at Waffle House – The owner was very nice and accomodating. The server was clueless. The food was terrible. I've had better canned spaghettios. Honestly. The salad was pathetic. A few lettuce leaves with two croutons. The broccoli rabe was recommended and it tasted like i sauteed some weeds from my backyard. The pasta rivarra was recommended and it was dry, flavorless and cold. The bruschetta was the best part of the meal, yet the tomato garnish had soaked into the ends of the bread leaving much to be desired. I spent $20 including tip and my friend and I had split the bill. We shared our broccoli (EUUUEWWW) rabe, pasta dish which we each had about 4 bites of, and the side salads and bruschetta. we both drank water. and the bill was $35. Waffle house, here i come. If you're going to dine for a romantic special occasion or just to take the family and enjoy a fabulous italian meal, from everything from appetizer and wine to dessert and coffee, i HIGHLY recommend Ippolitos. Great food for the money and you'll leave with your doggie bag fantasizing about having leftovers for lunch the next day.
Not that great and overpriced for what you get – Nice atmosphere and service, that was about it. Non seasoned calamari, very bland stuffed mushrooms, extremely salty spinach, Expensive veal ($23.95 for a dish so smothered in ground mustard sauce that you could have had any thing under it and still think it was veal), and Stouffers makes better lasagna. Not worth the $65 dollar bill, especially since we did not have drinks.
Mediocre Italian – My wife and I tried Fusco's per a recommendation from our friends. We had been craving mussels since moving to the greater Atlanta area so we figured we'd try them at Fusco's. First, the ambiance is very nice. A fairly romantic spot in downtown Acworth. Second, I was impressed that they had three varieties of Sweetwater beer on tap. Kudos to supporting the local brewery! We did not have wine that night, but the list was certainly adequate. The pineapple martini my wife had was below average, unfortunately. The mussels mostly tasted fresh and the sauce was good, however about one-third were unopened and they put bread at the bottom which sopped up all the sauce. The price-tag on the mussels was around $12 which we thought was a bit much for a handful and many unopened. My wife had the fettuccine alfredo with chicken that was only fair; not as creamy as others we've had. I had a sausage and pepper sandwich which I thought was quite tasty, but pretty safe. We did not opt for dessert. Overall a nice ambiance with only average food. Our friends have been back at least once... We will not likely return.
Actual Real Italian food served up with style and class! – We live nearby and everytime we drive past, we drool and look longingly. From the first day when we tasted their tomato bisque soup to the birthday dinner we had recently, we never tire of this place. Every single dish is just amazing. The owners are Italian and tend to their customers personally. One evening they served a free wine just to taste it. I recommend this place to anyone who gets tired of corporate Italian and wondering where the money goes. We know right where it goes, straight to the family preparing the meals and they deserve every penny! Teresa in Acworth
All time favorite Italian food restaurant! Terrific! – Fuscos has become our favorite restaurant with us frequenting there at least once a week. It is "our" place for my husband an me. A place to escape the pressures and stresses of the day! A very relaxing atmosphere with friendly staff and delicious food! Over the past year we have tried just about everything on the menu, and not even once have we been disappointed! Therefore, I refrain from suggesting any one particular dish! Every item is lovingly and carefully prepared with a wonderful freshness that is evident in every bite! This is a place where the customer is "king"! The owner and staff go out of the way to meet every need and exceed expectation! They have a reasonable price list, and just about anything you could want from an authentic Italian restaurant! We are always pleased to brag about Fuscos to our friends and relatives and always meet the nicest people dinning in the restaurant. It's a special place I believe after one visit you will agree! Good luck for continued success to Fuscos! Sharon
European ambiance, Professional friendly staff, Sensitive to the – Fuscos is far more than merely a restaurant, it is a dining EXPERIENCE! Without the pretentiousness of all too many haute cuisine restaurants that are all appearance signifying nothing, FUSCOS is the real deal; a fine restaurant in the European manner, where the enjoyment of a meal becomes a night out to be savored. Yes, the food is incredible...and I have eaten in the finest the U.S. and the world have to offer.. but, in their striving for excellence, Fuscos retains the casual, welcoming, evening to be enjoyed experience that is all too often lost in the U.S., an atmosphere that carries over in notions like community, enjoyment, relaxation, conversation and so much more, like that found in the cities and villages of Europe. Enjoy the veranda, the music, a drink before dinner, then LATER a fine ensalta misto replete with fresh fennel. A bit of good bread with just the right touch of a rich olive oil and a touch of GOOD parmagiana reggiano, maybe with some wonderful Montepulciano...now THAT's Italian. Meanwhile the lyrics of Sinatra, Jerry Vail, Perry Como, Dean Martin, Louis Prima, Jerry Vale and others both sooth and serve to set the tone for a sumptuous repast. I love their appetizers and authentically prepared vegetable dishes, but all in good time!
On the veranda one can enjoy their comfortable wrought iron rockers while enjoying the occasional hello from a passer by or mingle with others on the veranda, but never a hint of noise, haste or that feeling of needing to rush in and rush out. All of their main course offerings bear witness to what is at once Italian, but with touches of that quintessential Brooklyn accent even further verifies that this is the real thing.
After a while, and ample time as you have enjoyed the flow of courses enjoyed one at a time, there is always room for a cup of some of the best cappucino this side of the boot, and only then some dessert. To die for is the chocolate tiramisu or lemon sorbet. At the end comes the black Sambuca!
Portions a-plenty, great wine and a romantic night out – My husband took me for my birthday. The bruchetta was mouth-watering and the Santa Marta Pino Grigio was the best I've had in awhile. The portions were plenty. I took home half of my lobster primavera, which was creamy and delicious. They put a candle in my slice of raspberry-topped cheesecake which was excellent! Friday night was quite crowded and we had to wait a few minutes although we had reservations. The service was prompt, although waitress was a bit overbearing. It's very romantic and a great place for couples dining. I was hoping for a cute table for two, but the booth wasn't so bad. It's the best italian place I've been to in the south. I would definitely recommend it.
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