Where to Dine this Mothers Day

We all strive to be mom's favorite, and if your mom is anything like mine, you try to make her feel a little special. Some of us do this by treating her with kindness or showering her with cute gifts, while others take drastic routes and get "Mom" tattooed on certain body parts. Regardless of the way you show your mom how much you appreciate her, a nice dinner still goes a long way. This Mother's Day, treat your mom to one of the best meals in Atlanta and take her someone memorable. Sure, you can send her flowers and a card, but we all know the way to the heart is through the stomach. (Think of all those meals she made you while living under her roof.) Below are some of the top places in the great city of Atlanta to really show your mom how much you care, and possibly win that "favorite" title.

OSTERIA MATTONE If mom has a taste for Italian, Roswell's newest dining destination is a great place to celebrate her special day! The menu features a variety of antipasti, pizzas, handmade pastas and wood-grilled mains, with signature items including the polpo, octopus with chickpeas, radicchio and mint-lime vinaigrette; tonnarelli cacio e pepe, a classic with pecorino and cracked black pepper; and branzino, a grilled, wood-finished Mediterranean sea bass with roasted fennel and capers. Be sure to treat mom to one of pastry chef Micki Kimberly's delectable creations such as budino caramellato, a salted caramel bread pudding served with gelato.

RI RA IRISH PUB If mom is a sporty gal, take her to Ri Ra Irish Pub! Guests can watch a big game and enjoy a hearty Irish brunch with favorites such as veggie benedict with poached eggs, avocado, grilled tomato and home fries and Buck's black fizz cocktail with fresh orange juice, Miwadi black currant juice, champagne and fresh blackberries. TAVERNA FIORENTINA Vinings neighborhood gem Taverna Fiorentina offers a Tuscan dining experience mom will adore. The whole family will savor antipasti and signature dishes including gnocchi di ricotta with shrimp and zucchini and eggplant parmigiana. Say cheers with one of Taverna's premium Italian wines. ARTMORE HOTEL Looking for quality time to visit with mom this Mother's Day? Stroll over to the Artmore Hotel to lounge in their Spanish-inspired courtyard complete with a fire fountain centerpiece, or cozy up in the lush, tented new cocktail garden with friends.

Order a refreshing cocktail such as the starry lights with Citron vodka, fresh lemons, simple syrup, champagne and blue Curacao, and sip in style at this urban oasis. DEL FRISCO'S GRILLE Celebrate Mother's Day with brunch at Del Frisco's Grille. Guests are invited to enjoy a selection of gourmet brunch items, including red velvet Belgian waffles with whipped vanilla bean spiked cream cheese and hickory-smoked bacon and "The Grille" benedict with poached eggs, French ham, scallion and white cheddar biscuits and chipotle hollandaise. Toast to mom with DFG's Build Your Own Bloody Mary kit featuring housemade mix, Tito's vodka and a plate of fixins'. As a gift, Del Frisco's Grille will give moms a jar of homemade pimento cheese when dining at the restaurant on Mother's Day. BACCHANALIA Treat Mom to the best Atlanta has to offer this Mother's Day at the city's most celebrated restaurant.

Bacchanalia will be serving its noteworthy five-course prix fixe menu for $85 per person, but with a special addition just for mothers. Chef-owner Anne Quatrano will be gifting a mother at each table with a signed copy of her debut cookbook, Summerland: Recipes for Celebrating with Southern Hospitality. For reservations, please call 404.365.0410 ext. 22. For more information about the author, Denielle D'Ambrosio, please visit my Google+ profile page.