La Grotta is the classic Italian restaurant that you should always have in your back pocket for when you get burnt out on places serving things like beet spaghetti or deconstructed carbonara. This Buckhead staple opened way back in 1978 and ever since, it’s been serving the Italian greatest hits, like their house tortellini, which is stuffed with onions, prosciutto, thyme, and mascarpone cheese, and covered in tomato sauce. If you don’t eat your whole body weight in pasta here, make sure to get the tiramisu too.
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