Alfredo's Italian Restaurant
1989 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
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08/28/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I've been to Alfredo's many times and every time I'm pleased with the quality of food, service and kitschy ambiance. It's always an experience and I love going back every time. Like most Atlanta landmarks, many people with no idea of what kitsch is don't understand what makes Alfredo's great. Its not modern, Its like walking into a time warp and it's like nothing else you have ever seen.
11/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have to agree with the last 2 rewiews. Was told by a fellow employee that alot of there food indeed comes out of a can. Also a long time waiter cursed at us in latino, being ignorant to the fact that we undersood what he was saying. I could go on and on, so lets just say we will not be back.
10/23/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The service was great, the ambiance was comfortable and cozy, but the food was average. Would I go back there, yes, if I had to, but it would not be my first choice. Some of the food seemed to be prepared fresh and others seemed to have been dumped out of a can with little preparation.
03/02/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Like everyone else, based on the reputation of Alfredo?s, I was excited to give it a shot. And willing to give it another shot. And another shot. And another shot. Before I finally gave up after giving this restaurant a last shot.
All my dining experiences at Alfredo?s can be summed up in one word: Uninspired. The sauces have been bland, the deserts flavorless, the reservations irrelevant and the service lackadaisical.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me five times, shame on me.
This is a place that, as near as I gather, survives on its reputation, the novelty of which has blinded individuals to the point that they actually believe the place is deserving of it. Perhaps it was spectacular in the beginning, but it is nothing out of the ordinary now. In fact, the only thing that separates it from most every other garden-variety Italian place is its shabby exterior and its length of its existence -- both of which contribute to the ongoing fallacy of its superior product.
Why do people think that just because something has been around for a while makes it worth the trip? It's a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Alfredo's is most certainly not worth its reputation. Trust me. Trust my wife. Trust my parents. Trust my friends. Trust my in-laws.
And the only way for others to recognize that is for people to see through this place, which is surviving on the strength of its undeserved reputation.
11/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I love this place if only for the scenery; truly like being an extra on the set of The Sopranos....""woke up this morning, got myself a gun.""
The decor is a hoot and probably original to the 1950s, as are some of the patrons. Not a window in the place - perhaps it's the casino ""they'll spend more if they can't tell what time it is"" theory or maybe it's to keep you from escaping once they've realized you're behind on your payments on that loan you took out from the owner to pay your gambling debts.
I tell ya, the naugahyde on these booths has seen more action than Lindsay Lohan and you'd swear Frank Sinatra was singing in the lounge instead of just playing through the 30-year-old speakers.
Oh, and the food, right, the food - it's delicious and authentic (although my Italian mama disagreed, but she doesn't like anything, so take it with a grain of Parmesan). The mussles are amazing and I seriously wanted to drink the juice they were swimming in directly from a wine glass - it was THAT good.
Your waiter is bound to be named Luigi or Mario - just roll with it and enjoy the most excellent pizon watching this side of the Atlantic. Hey is that guy getting rubbed out in the corner? Ciao bella!
Honestly, could I throw in one more Italian stereoptype? I can, cuz I am.
01/24/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We made reservations for 8 people and were seated shortly after arriving. We did find the restaurant to be small and the restrooms to leave a lot to be desired (no changing table for our baby) but the service and the food MORE Than compensated for that! They start you out with a relish tray that was tasty and unusual. It had olives, pickles and pickled cauliflower. We ordered calamari as an appetizer and it was phenomenal-not chewy at all!! Perfectly cooked with a side of fresh marinara sauce. Then, the awesome bread basket was warm and had garlic breads in it. The food came out in a reasonable amount of time and each order was perfect! My husband and I ordered two entrees each (1/2 portions on the same plate) and got to try a lot of different things. By far, the cannelloni was the best thing on the table!!! It was rich and creamy and seasoned perfectly! I am smiling just thinking about it. We also had fettuccine alfredo, lasagna and stuffed shells as well as a pesto chicken dish on the table. All were great and we all had leftovers for lunch the next day:) Highly recommend this restaurant!! We went on a Thursday evening at 6pm and the line was out the door by 6:30pm-be sure to go early and get a reservation!! We can't wait to go back to Atlanta to eat there again.
05/24/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I felt compelled to post my first message on city search due to the excellent service of George. The rectal attention before dinner set the table for a top notch dinning experience. To fully experience the big O, I recommend bringing your own bottle of wine, as Alfredo's only charges a $15 corking fee. After all, what's another 15 on a $200 bottle retail?
It is vital to make sure your date is not on the doughnut... well .... unless you don't mind shooting your alfredo into an abyss of marinara. That being said, the side of spags and gravy was OK, my footlong sausage and peppers tasted better in her mouth than when I tasted the ever so exclusive ""wet cannoli"". I don't recommend the stuffed mushrooms, as you won't hallicunate and the hand job between first and second course won't ever be the same............................
Last, avoid sitting next to jaba the hut and friends because the will watch you get a foot job under the table and transpond up your left overs through a jedi like osmosis........
PS - avoid the linguine with beardedclam fuzz
09/14/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Time and time again, Alfredo's impresses me. Their garlic bread and escargot is amazing, as is every pasta dish I've tried. The service is impeccable. Ask for the lobster ravioli (it's not on the menu). It's our favorite place to celebrate special occasions because we know we'll be taken care of, with no pretense. Just great Italian food.