I’m a foodie who’s always looking for new cafes, bars or restaurants to try. I came across Adalina, a fresh, light and modern Italian restaurant in Atlanta, and was eager to give it a try. So I hit up my friend, who also loves food, and off we went to Post Riverside to explore this new restaurant.
This Italian eatery is a hidden gem. Literally, it was a little hard to find but it was worth looking for.
For my visit, I walked up to Adalina with a reservation for lunch. The patio is full, even though it is a weekday, and the smell of Italian goodness hits me before I even get to the front door. I’m immediately greeted by the host and lead to my designated table.
These days décor is almost as important as the food. Once you walk through the entrance doors of Adalina, you’re greeted by a beautiful bright dining space complete with a nifty, large wood-burning oven in the kitchen and a fabulous bar. This Atlanta eatery has a clean and fresh vibe which lightens the mood.
We were greeted by Marty Stein, the maître D’ of Adalina. Marty was very pleasant, he gave us the rundown of the menu and left us to mull over the delicious options. As Marty walked away from our table to grab our waiter, I watched him stop by other diner’s tables and ask how their food was. People in the restaurant business who take the time to personally greet their diners are awesome.
The waiter that served us was a delight. He was very knowledgeable, attentive, caring and made some great recommendations.
We ordered the Mozzarella Fries to start which was paired with a marinara sauce. These cheese sticks were delicious.
The Super Salad, as well as the Cesar Salad came out next. If you like your greens, you’ll love the variety of ingredients in the Super Salad. Made up of broccoli rabe, strawberry and fennel salad, kale hummus, pickled mustard greens, lettuce, and topped with a Adalina vinaigrette.
The Local Mushroom Pizza ( ricotta, fig preserve, arugula, prosciutto ) was amazing! The wood-burning oven makes a huge difference when it comes to pizza.
If you love a good sandwich this Adalina Porchetta sandwich will make your taste buds smile. Made with pesto, arugula, tomato, and garlic aioli.
The Manicotti was our final main dish. Filled with ricotta, parmesan, herbs, and topped with arrabbiata sauce, this pasta dish did not disappoint.
Don’t miss the desserts! Choosing just one was a difficult task, however, we settle on the Mascarpone Cheesecake ( roasted pineapple, ginger, white chocolate, and pecans ).
We came for the pasta and pizza, but we stayed for the dessert. The Mascarpone cheesecake was amazing, and I highly recommend it.
Overall, the ambience of this fresh, light and modern Italian restaurant in Atlanta is beautiful, the service is kind, and the entire dining experience is special because you know you are eating authentic Italian, and each meal is a great experience. If you’re at all in doubt, just look at the pictures. Would I dine here again? The answer is yes!
4403 Northside Pkwy NW #150
Atlanta, GA 30327
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