Restaurant Spotlight La Tagliatella

Atlanta currently holds the reigns to some pretty impressive bragging rights...of the culinary sort. This is because internationally-known Italian restaurant franchise La Tagliatella, with over 130 spots across Europe, bestowed the extreme honor of making Atlanta the home for the first two of its American establishments; in Midtown and Emory Point respectively. Now, that's definitely something to hang your culinary hat on. Take a look inside at what makes La Tagliatella a front-runner for some of the best Italian food in the city.

Capturing the essence of the traditional Italian cuisine from the northern regions of Piamonte, Liguria, and Reggio Emilia, La Tagliatella has added over twenty years of experience and dedication to serving up the genuine tastes of Italy. They serve a high quality menu with fine dining touches, incomparable ambiance and warm hospitality that has made the La Tagliatella franchise a favorite since 1991throughout Europe. The decor is very consistent with what you come to expect of traditional, Old World Italian restaurants. The color palette is rich yet rustic with a grand design that features ornate fixtures and romantic lighting. There is also a spacious patio for those who like a little more atmosphere with their food.

The first thing that any new diner at La Tagliatella should know upfront is that the menu can be a bit overwhelming, simply due to its sheer size. To give you an example of just how massive the menu can be, there are over 400 pasta and sauce combinations to choose from. However, there are a few that are absolutely delicious and would please most Italian cuisine lovers. They include: Anatra Tartufina (cream sauce with black truffles and duck maigret), Pescatora (cream sauce with salmon, seafood, tomato, onions and peppers), Casalinga (tomato sauce with pork sausage, cheeses, basil, mushrooms and pine nuts), Siciliana (tomato sauce, zucchini, eggplant, onion and black olives) and the Calabrese (olive oil, sole di Puglia tomatoes, Grana Padano, toasted pine nuts, balsamic onions, garlic and basil.

There is also an extensive wine list to match the lengthy menu, featuring red and white vino to perfectly accompany each dish. There are mixed drinks and signature cocktails to round out the spirits menu at this Italian oasis. La Tagliatella's newest location is at Emory Point, located at 1540 Avenue Place, Suite B-280, Atlanta, 678-608-4210. Operating hours are: 11:30 a.m.- 10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays; 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. For more information visit For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings, please visit my Google+ profile page.