Bambinelli's Italian Restaurant
3202 Northlake Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pets Allowed: No
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The garlic rolls are great, and I'm not really a bread guy. I've had several dishes here over the years and all have been very good. The only thing I'd like are a few more dishes are aren't as pasta oriented... maybe something with some more veggies. But won't keep me from coming back every time I'm in Tucker.
We wanted to try something new and had a coupon. Went in this past Sunday 5/23/10 and the floors were so nasty with food and trash. The grouper was served with a hugh bowl of watery pasta and had NO taste. The eggplant parmasan was 3 very small pieces covered in tons of sauce and cheese. The salad and house dressing was very bland. I will never visit or recommend this place!
This was my third time to this restaurant in less than two years. The last time I was there was between eight and 12 months ago. The first two times the Lasagna was great and that is the reason I wanted to go back here today(Nov. 14th, 2009). It all started with the rolls. They had no taste and neither my wife nor I thought they were tasty. They were too dry and tasted like they were missing something. Then we ordered Lasagna ($11.00) and Veal Marsala($15.00) and they both were very bland and spiceless. The Veal Marsala was three small pieces of meat on a huge plate with a few mushrooms in a sauce that tasted like water. It had no taste at all. I felt like I was in a foreign country that didn't know how to cook food. It was disgusting. The Lasagna my wife had was watered down, the sauce tasted like it came out of a can, and there were no spices on the food to make it tasty at all. Along to go with that the waitress didn't ask us if we were satisfied with the meal until after we had finished our meal. Then before I left the owner Bonnie Bambinelli was acting like a stuck up snob also. She was pointing me where to go, telling me where to stand, and acting like I should be serving her. I couldn't believe it. Please listen to my advice when I say do not waste your time with this restaurant. It's expensive, you'll be dissatisfied, and you'll wish you would have listened.
03/30/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I've lived in the neighborhood a couple of years and hadn't yet tried Bambinelli's. So, my adult son, his girlfriend and I decided to try it one evening.
The garlic rolls were pretty good, and our service was excellent. That's all.
My son had lasagna which was unrecognizable. It looked like a bowl of red mush. It was cold in the middle, and he had to mix it to be able to eat it. I had the fried ravioli and baked ziti. The ravioli was terrible, very greasy tasting. The ziti was so uninteresting that it was not good. My son's girlfriend had eggplant parmagiana. Her dish was so salty that she couldn't eat it.
When the waiter came to take our plates, my son's girlfriend expressed that she didn't like hers because it was too salty. He took our plates away.
When he brought the check, he hadn't charged for her dinner and mine. That was very nice. We didn't request that. He just did it on his own. We were so impressed that we thought perhaps we should try this restaurant another evening.
When the waiter returned, my son asked if this was an ""off"" night, if they had a new cook, or if it was always like this. The waiter replied that it was always like this.
As we were leaving, the man at the entrance mumbled something at us. When my son asked him what he said, he repeated, ""Watch that sait intake."" This was not a friendly remark, but a snide remark. Unbelievable!
02/05/2009Provided by Citysearch -
living in this area its not a jewl but finding this place is
the food is...
the people are...
and your garenteed an amazing fantastic great time
we took a family friend who went their when they were a kid nothing has changed you can tell when you walk in you will love it, with the walls lined in pictures of families loving their meals and its just so great Go and try it!
My family and I were in Atlanta on an overnight stay. The Mrs. had stated earlier while on the road that she had a taste for some Italian food. After arriving in town and checking into the hotel we were famished. Once we settled in, we immediately started searching for somewhere to eat. While my was diligently combing the yellowpages, I simply looked in the hotel guest services book and saw "Bambinelli's." I suggested that it would be perfect because it was very close to the hotel and it was "Italian Food." Well, we tried it and both of us agreed that it was by far some of the best Italian food we've had and the service was excellent! Even my finicky 2 year old daughter described the food as "terribly delicious," and ate a little more than usual.
06/28/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I can't believe that we just recently discovered this place... When you're in the mood for some home-style Italian food, this is the place to go. Portions are huge and the food is so flavorful (the meatballs are the best I've ever had). It's clear that the kitchen takes pride in every dish. Wait staff is friendly and attentive and the owner is always there making sure that everything is running smoothly.
06/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The food at Bambinelli's is always GREAT!! Even on nights when they are busy the owner, Bonnie has an uncanny ability to keep track of the order of her patrons on her mental waiting list! :) It's a home cooked Italian meal. The salmon alfredo was unbelievable and the spaghetti & meatballs were fantastic too! The atmosphere is calm and relaxed. Bonnie has even added flat screen/HD TV's to accomodate avid sports fans! Her staff is incredible and hospitable! We'll be back for our next garlic fix soon!
03/04/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Bambinelli's is without a doubt one of the best, if not THE best neighborhood Italian restaurants in Atlanta. I have been dining at Bambinelli's for more than 15 years and have never had a bad experience. The pizza is just about the best anywhere and the pasta dishes are wonderful and varied. I brought very picky friends from Philly to eat there recently and they agreed it was about the best Italian they had had. I lived in Italy for 2 summers and Bambinelli's is very reminiscent of an authentic (not Americanized) Italian dining experience. Bonnie Bambinelli, the owner and hostess, is most gracious and keeps such close tabs on folks coming in that she doesn't even need to write down a waiting list! She has often gone out of her way to make sure that diners are well served and happy. Bambinelli's is usually full, which speaks to its popularity among regulars and first-time diners as well. I would give Bambinelli's my highest recommendation, if you want a fantastic neighborhood Italian restaurant, and the special attention that only Bonnie Bambinelli can give!
03/03/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My family & I have found a new favorite for great Italian food in Atlanta. While my teenagers love the New York style pizza with very fresh toppings and tangy sauce, my wife and I particularly like the Parmesians...she loves the eggplant and mine is the veal. This restaurant has been open for a quarter of a century, a true testament to the personable proprietor (Bonnie), the quality of the food, the affordability of the dining experiance, and the friendliness of the servers! I can't wait for the spring weather to sit on the patio and enjoy the best of New York right here in Atlanta.
01/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My first impression of Bambinelli's proved to be accurate. I thought that it would be a horrible experience from the beginning just because of the owner/hostess's inhospitable manner and rudeness when we walked in. She hurriedly shooed us against the wall to wait without taking our names or even greeting us. Servers then proceeded to practically run over us as they were running from table to table, even coming through the lobby. When we were finally seated, we had to take silverware off of another table. The ambiance is absolutely dreadful, from the fake bricks on the walls to the plastic ""wooden"" tables and dull silverware comparable to that of an elementary school cafeteria. Our server seemed nice enough, but he was awfully slow, as he was somehow busy with a million other tables (their first times too I'm guessing). The food was pricey for such low quality; I had the salmon over linguine alfredo, which tasted like cat food. I'm guessing the salmon was frozen and the sauce was made from a Lipton packet. Anyway, upon leaving, the hostess/owner/whatever didn't even thank us for coming or say goodbye. All in all, it was a horrible experience. The only reason that people actually frequent this place is because there's no other Italian for miles, so what do they have to compete with? Next time I want Italian, I'll head over to Nino's or Alfredo's on Cheshire Bridge Rd instead of settling for this dingy little joint.
12/03/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This place is a great family restaurant. Bonnie the owner is always sitting at the counter by the front door and makes you feel very welcomed. The food is very good. The garlic knots are amazing. Other great things we've ordered are chicken parm and chicken marsala. The Greek salad is also recommended. Definitely one of the nicest restaurants in the Northlake area.