Our fourth place finisher was Osteria Mattone in North Fulton. Brothers and Roswell High graduates Daniel and Ryan Pernice opened Osteria Mattone as a "neighborhood restaurant serving regional Italian cuisine."
Coming in third was BiBa's Italian Restaurant, with two locations in Gwinnett. BiBa's is "built on traditional family values with delicious Italian food, quality service and our friendly neighborhood atmosphere," its website states.
Our second place winner was BoccaLupo in Inman Park. The restaurant says it specializes in "handmade and extruded pasta dishes with an eye on seasonality and where it comes from."
Which brings us to our winner:
"Stepping into Mezza Luna is maybe a little like stepping into an Italian home," an AJC food critic wrote in 2016. The Smyrna restaurant's "culturally driven chefs bring years of experience from Rome, Lazio and Calabria," its website states.
If you need to do some comparison eating, check out the Italian noodles from these metro Atlanta restaurants.
If your tastes lean toward something else, however, don’t fret. Best of Atlanta has plenty of options to keep you exploring the food scene all year.
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And check out all of our Best of Atlanta winners so far this year.