There's something nostalgic and classic about Altobeli's, a place where Sinatra might've hung out with his Rat Pack buddies... y'know, if Sinatra were to reside in Alpharetta.It's like you stumbled in from a Manhattan sidewalk into an underground Italian restaurant filled with thick accents, neckties, and the heady scent of homemade lasagna and chianti. There's something nostalgic and classic about Altobeli's, a place where Sinatra might've hung out with his Rat Pack buddies... y'know, if Sinatra were to reside in Alpharetta. Yes, Altobeli's is the genuine article—and they've got a quarter century's worth of love letters to show for it.
The three dining rooms are wallpapered in framed photos of regulars and notes of appreciation from folks who love a joint where they can enjoy a plate of veal piccata before dancing the night away to live piano music. It's Italian of the old-school, where the tablecloths are white, the servers have been there for years, and the regulars have their own tables — and often, their favorite drinks — waiting on them as soon as they walk in the door. A place where you can lounge, sip on a martini, and listen to a pianist tickle the ivories while you await your saltimbocca (and ponder the possibility of showing off your moves on the dance floor). All in all, it's a local favorite for the folks of Alpharetta, but feels just like Little Italy... or Italy itself. And after a few of those martinis, you just might be convinced you're already in Roma.
Vitello alla Picatta, $19.95
Vitello alla Saltimbocca, $19.95
Linguini Mollusco, $16.95
Linguini alla Pescatore, $20.95
Sunday - Monday, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday, 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Live music 6 nights a week. (See calendar of events for more information.)