Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante

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902 reviews
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Storico Fresco has now fully morphed into a true Italian Alimentari e Ristorante that started in a basement in Atlanta …

We had a dream to bring traditional and nearly lost Italian dishes to Atlanta. The result: Storico Fresco Alimentari, quite simply an Italian grocery store and restaurant in one. We’ve gone beyond and created a true Italian experience for you to enjoy. We use locally sourced ingredients to craft our authentic dishes.

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Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here always.

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MT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always!

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m
Atlanta
161 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and as always outstanding appetizers, wine and entrees. We had a great evening at Storico.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fried artichoke was phenomenal. The Carasau salad, arugula with prosciutto , was excellent and the Cavatelli al Ragu was also excellent. The tortino was excellent as well. Would recommend highly.

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s
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always top notch. Best casual Italian in Atlanta.

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v
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad we came! Service was beyond great! Food and wine were delicious so we will go back!

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A
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved this place. The fresh made pasta and the meats and cheeses were great. We were late for our reservation because our Uber driver got lost, the address says Peachtree but it’s actually right off of Peachtree st. The hostess called to make sure we were still coming, thank goodness they didn’t give our table away. We sat outside so noise was not an issue. We will go again and I highly recommend.

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C
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Love the food and the ambiance but the noise level is deafening! May have to put this restaurant on the “lunch only” list.

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AR
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Storico Fresco for my boyfriend's 40th birthday. The food was great, our server was attentive, and they even gave him tiramisu with a candle in it! Definitely recommend :)

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CY
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

I’ve been here 3x’s. Food great. Atmosphere fun and upbeat. Service poor. You guys really need to spend some time training your staff to be more attentive, available and to listen.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Excellent food and great service! The only thing that I was not in love with was how fast everything came out. We ordered an appetizer and entrees for 3 people on a Saturday night and were in and out in just under an hour, which included time of just sitting.

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LM
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always outstanding dinner. The ravioli special was wonderful. Sad that you were out of squash - love the squash blossoms.

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CD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Wait staff was terrible. Understaffed and stressed out. Food is consistently good, but will definitely be taking a break from here until they can work through the staffing issue. Waiters were curt and rushed.

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CH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a fantastic time :) will definitely be back!

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DR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly authentic Italian dining

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CH
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening as usual!

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Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This is a lively Italian restaurant, tucked behind and underneath a Buckhead strip mall. The dishes were hit and miss. My wife enjoyed her spinach ravioli, and the asparagus with hazelnuts was delicious. But both the squash blossom (a house specialty) and my cacio e pepe were heavy, and simply too cheesy, losing subtlety in flavor and texture. The atmosphere is loud, the decor bare, the floor crowded, and the wait staff constantly pushing through the small spaces. At a lower price point this would be an OK spot for casual Italian, but at these prices, it is hard to justify bringing the family... $17, plus tax and tip, for a plate of noodles with cheese and pepper?

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Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lunch was well done by all, especially Tory the barkeep of the day, spinach noodle lasagna out of this world, my guests all went with my recommendation

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TM
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I was excited to check out this place because of their interesting menu with freshly made-from-scratch pasta. They were very busy when we arrived, so I hoped that spoke to the food they served. We had reservations and were quickly seated at a small table for two next to the main aisle. It was very loud and dimly lit, with people chattering and sipping on glasses of wine. Looking around I could see that it was a pasta shop and classroom by day, with many authentic Italian dishes and fresh pasta displayed in cases near a register, reaffirming my hope for a delicious meal. It appeared they had different waiters for every step of the process - one waiter poured us water, one waiter brought my wine, one waiter took our orders, one waiter even fixed the wobble in our table. It felt very hectic, but I was hopeful, even though I could barely get or keep the attention of our waiter and I'm not sure I was ever given his name. A thorough read of the menu revealed it was very heavy on ravioli and ricotta cheese in many of their dishes, two things neither I nor my date were fans of, so we tried the tagliatelle with a mixed meat sauce and the cacio e pepe. It took quite a while to receive our meals; the couple next to us received their meals first even though we had been seated quite some time before they arrived. The presentation of the pasta was lovely, and it had a nice chewy texture, but we weren't huge fans of the flavor. Understandably, the cacio e pepe is a simpler dish with few ingredients, but I expected the meat sauce to have a richer flavor; honestly it tasted the same as the sauce you would find in a can of Spaghettios or Chef Boyardee, which was very disappointing. Having had very similar delicious meals at another fresh pasta shop, we had high expectations for our dishes here that we felt ultimately fell flat in flavor.

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G
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place to eat! Loved it! Just make sure to tell the employees that you’re still working on your plate because some employees were a little much with the “clearing of the plates”. Other than that, fantastic and super yummy!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Noise level unbearable. We left as soon as we were seated

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DD
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Buckhead - the pasta is top notch and the focus is on quality of ingredients. I recommend Storico to friends and to out-of-town visitors on a regular basis. On this visit, we had fried squash blossoms that were handled with delicate care for an excellent result. One of many reasons to love this restaurant.

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f
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We came on a Monday, not knowing Monday’s are half priced bottles of wine. The food was excellent, and the wine was twice as good at half the cost. Our only gripe is that it’s very loud inside. Otherwise, it was a fantastic experience. We’ll be back again soon!

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OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Great food. Great waiter. Half price wine dinner on Monday was super except noise level is deafening.

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Atlanta
52 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Came with family

Delicious food from appetizers to main course to dinner

Branzino and the Burnt Ricotta Pie are amazing

Very high energy place so expect it to be loud and lively.

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PR
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. We split clams and mussels appetizer and it was delicious and plenty. We also split a pasta and dessert. All very good. Only downside was size and price of Dewars on the rocks. It wasn't outrageous, just poor value. I would go back.

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s
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent server and food !

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is great and the service is good, but the restaurant is extremely loud to the point that it’s hard to converse, so would not recommend this venue for a business meal.

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S
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Authentic homemade Italian food with a combined grocery store and deli. This is a great lunch place for consistent delicious Italian food/wine. You can also purchase their items from their grocery store or pick up pre-made albeit fresh and homemade food from their deli. Service is usually slow but not too terrible.

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DL
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything about the food and the service at Storico is wonderful except that it is so loud as to make conversation virtually impossible. The sound level doesn't take away the quality of the food, but does make for an uncomfortable meal. We have eaten at Storico many times and kind of grit our teeth to decide to bear the noise level in favor of the food. On the other hand, there are numerous times when we have said we'd like to go to Storico, but it's just too loud and noisy and not worth it. I also have had numerous people tell me the same thing. That they love the food but hate the noise level and won't go because of that. At some point I believe Storico will have to make a decision about baffling and other means of lowering the noise level.

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C
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It does't look like a real restaurant and the noise level can be overbearing at times, but the taste of authentic italian food compensates it all.

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SN
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We went for lunch, save it and just shop the take out counter. Out of Squash blossoms and Brussels. I understand restaurants run out but the waiter not pleasant at all, never said I apologize we are out but rather ‘I think we are out because we ran out last night’ then I was given a little lesson on how Brussels are out of season, ok someone tell every restaurant and grocery store in Atlanta. Then the lasagna was meat sauce and about 2 sheets of spinach noodle, honestly that was all, no ricotta or mozzarella. Like I expressed earlier get the take out, it looks better than the items on the dine in menu. Asked for bread and we charged even though the on line menu said first round complimentary refill charge.

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b
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I love this place, and always recommend it as my fav italian restaurant in Atlanta. Thursday night was not great. Our waiter seemed super annoyed we were even there. We ordered a bottle of Prosecco, that was served to us warm. And so was the second bottle. By the time we ordered dessert and ready for our check, our waiter was nowhere to be found. I always tip well regardless, but it was the first time I wish I wouldn’t have.

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EH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

This is my second time dining here and second time having a poor experience. The long and short of it: the food is incredible but the service is TERRIBLE. The waiter could not be bothered, didn’t even try to serve us. It was to the point where we were commiserating with the table next to us about how awful he was.
I had a similar experience when I came here about 9 months ago to celebrate another occasion. Neither time was the special occasion I noted on our reservation ever mentioned. The food may be worth putting up with this service cause it is incredible.

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TL
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoy using Opentable to make my reservation at Storico Fresco. The challenge is the table has never been ready upon arrival. Be prepared to wait 10-15 minutes even if you make a reservation. This restaurant is full of energy and can be loud. Don’t go expecting a quiet dinner.

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EB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food? Service? Atmosphere? All perfect. Squid ink pasta is the best I have ever had.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Drinks, (Gin and Jam), spinach salad, fritto misto, appt. and bolognese pasta was amazing!

Don’t forget the Tiramisu!!

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s
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Tables are cramped and the service was mediocre. Our server barely spoke to us or came by to see us. She was an order taker and that was it.

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MF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious food, great wine list and super friendly and responsive wait staff

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