In this week's Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jenny Turknett awards St. Cecilia three stars. She recommends the hearth-roasted octopus, pastas like the green nettle-infused ravioli, and the "nuanced" cocktails, and she says:
This restaurant doesn't lack for personality, albeit a gentle soul. The bright and breezy two-story space mimics the delicate flavors of the light, coastal European fare. Simple fish dishes like herb-scented swordfish and fresh pastas like the spring green nettles ravioli come from this kitchen. The fare is still a work in progress as the kitchen strives to identify its flourishing dishes and keep up with the demands of an ambitious 160-seat dining room. But that doesn't stop the Buckhead business lunchers and evening trendsetters from snagging every available perch. St. Cecilia is where you'll find Atlanta.The restaurant is the fifth of Ford Fry's to open in the city.
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