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The Early Word on La Tagliatella's Stylish US Flagship

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La Tagliatella Midtown.
La Tagliatella Midtown.
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The first two American sites of European pasta utopia La Tagliatella opened nearly two months ago, bringing the sought-after Italian delicacies to the fine people of Emory Point and Midtown. Early diners noticed flaws in service and small portion sizes, yet its massive pasta selection (they have over 400) won others over and the sophisticated atmosphere received praise. Here's the early word on La Tagliatella:

The Good News: A Facebook user sings praises: "This is my favorite restaurant in Atlanta now....the food was amazing, the service was impeccable and the decor is that of European Gilded embossing its a sight to behold and a wonder for your taste buds as well. I had the Lasagna Bianca and my guest had the Filet Mignon cooked to perfection...wonderful!!!!I highly recommend this to everyone...Good Eats OMG!!!!!" [Facebook]

The Bad News:Foursquare user has problems with the timing of her meal: "No side salads, no chicken & no lunch menu yet. Bummer. (@ La Tagliatella)" [Foursquare]

The Marinara News: On Yelp, a reviewer tries to make sense of the menu: "You have some 1000 options of pasta / sauce combinations. Some of them aren't so good.??My in-laws really wanted a red sauce. There weren't any basic marinara style sauces. I know it's northern Italian, but no red sauces?" [Yelp]

The Seating News: Blogger Eat It Atlanta gets observed during his meal: "I don't like the corner table of the restaurant (which is in the old Silk location, I think), in that large window. I felt like we were on the sidewalk. Everyone walking around that intersection looked at us eat. A few made faces at us. Hey, assholes, I'm just eating lunch." [EIA]

The Pasta News: Blog Insatiable offers advice on the noodle dishes: "There are more than 400 pasta and sauce combinations available, which is ideal if you plan to eat at this place every day of the year but hate repeating meals. But it may be intimidating for the indecisive. So here's a tip to help narrow it down: Avoid the gnocchi." [Insatiable]

The Atmopshere News: A Yelper likes the transformed space: "La Tagliatella shares absolutely no resemblance to Silk, the previous occupant of this space. The interior is partitioned into separate rooms, which allows for an intimate, yet still extremely loud, dining experience. The decor is tasteful and not as gaudy as some other reviewers may lead you to believe. Dress is casual, yet the clientele was pushing into the realm of business casual during my visit." [Yelp]

The Service News: On Twitter, @journalistorian praises the staff: "@LaTagliatellaUS much respect 2 Melissa Lowe 4 her exceptional service last night. Very resourceful & upbeat. The wait staff is dynamic!!" [Twitter]

The Service (Again) News: Tipsters write in to say that the service is phenomenal. "The servers were friendly and knowledgeable and helped us work our way through the giant menu. They really knew their stuff." [EaterWire]

The Pricing News: One Yelper wishes the portions were larger: "The pasta was good, but overpriced. Figo has the same quality pasta for a fraction of the cost. Portions are billed as large enough to share, but my under 10-year-old kids managed to eat a full adult serving of pasta by themselves - in other words, the portion sizes are average." A reader agrees: "Menu seemed solid as far as its pasta selections go. I enjoyed everything I had, but for the price point it's not a place I would frequent for an Italian meal." ?[Yelp/EaterWire]

The Portions News: An early reports from a tipster, however, say that the pizzas are definitely big enough for two people. Another writes that "the portions are generous." [EaterWire]
— Ashley Mason

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La Tagliatella

919 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309