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“Great patio - Italian food that wasn't intimidating”
Review of Osteria Mattone

Osteria Mattone
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Ranked #6 of 334 Restaurants in Roswell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$45
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Osteria Mattone is a neighborhood restaurant serving regional Italian cuisine with a focus on Roman fare, combining the casual spirit of an osteria with the more formal dining of a trattoria. The restaurant's menu and dining rooms allow guests to choose how they'd like to dine: pizza and a Peroni in the Osteria or a three-course dinner in the trattoria.
Alpharetta, Georgia
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209 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great patio - Italian food that wasn't intimidating”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Dined at this restaurant with a party of 4 in July. We had to sit inside because it was too hot, but the patio area is a really nice touch. The menu was familiar with only a couple of options that I had not seen before. Our service was attentive, and our server was knowledgeable. This is not a restaurant you should wear shorts to... even on a July in the South. It was a very pleasant evening all around!

  • Visited July 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Friendly attentive service”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is a nice option for Italian dining in Roswell. We four arrived a bit early for our reservation, yet received a friendly welcome, despite the fact the staff was preparing for a busy evening.

Osteria Mattone is set back from the main road, creating a nice space for outdoor dining when weather permits. We dined inside, where ambience is well above par- everything brand spanking- new, but never overtly sleek or sterile. These are really well designed dining rooms, with pale creamy walls and neutral window treatments at the many windows. We made our way to a really nice bar area for cocktails. The restrooms were spotless.

Our meal began with the Burrata Insalate, which would have been a complete win, but the yellow heirloom tomato was not ripened enough, and too firm. The house-made Burrata was very good though. Next, we shared excellent Frito Misto, nice and tender, and an order of Capesante with crispy artichoke and truffle brown butter. Also very good, but maybe a bit heavy on truffle for me.

We chose two orders of Tagliolini di Mare to split four ways- we all wanted to taste as many options as we could. Extra plates were provided immediately. Tarragon added an unexpected twist, and although a bit more seafood would have been lovely, this dish was very very good. Another pasta dish split between two of us was the Carbonara, which was surprisingly light. The entree we most enjoyed was Agnolotti di Oxo- high marks for this extra flavorful dish.

Dessert at Osteria Mattone is not to be missed! Every item sounded wonderful. Torta di Cioccolato alla Nocciola was very nice, but my favorite was the Budino Carmellato, a moist rich salted caramel bread pudding served with fior di latte gelato. We will try the fritelle di Limone e ricotta next time!

We enjoyed the selection of Italian wines, and look forward to our next visit!

  • Visited July 2014
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Atlanta
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73 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Service and Ambiance but the taste trails a little behind”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

A wonderfully designed space and welcomed Northern Italian option to Roswell. This was our third visit and the staff each time has been warm, and expertly prepared. The Branzino has been consistently good but it lacks some excitement. Everyone I know raves about the food, and we always expect it will be better next time. I guess our expectations for the food may be too high given how cool the space is, and how well we are treated. Great dining conversation experience, and the wine list is thoughtful as well.

  • Visited July 2014
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great food, service, and atmosphere!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Our waiter, Zach, was super. His recommendations were perfect from wine to food. The service was excellent---I was talking about dessert, over cocktails, and the dessert menu appeared without me even having to ask for it. Roswell is becoming a HOT spot for wonderful dining experiences. The owners stopped by to insure all was going well. A "MUST" place to eat! Reservations are needed.

  • Visited June 2014
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Birmingham, Alabama
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Simply stunning meal. Perhaps some of the best Italian food in the USA”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Honestly, I came here with low expectations. Roswell has some super restaurants, and the appearance of Osteria Mattone brings to mind overpriced, over-attended, small town aspirational disappointments. I was wrong.

In short, this place is fabulous. If this restaurant was in an Italian city, it would be full every night. The service was just right - not over or under-attentive, the food was just superb, and the owners came to each table part way through the evening just to check that everything was ok.

I should perhaps repeat part of that again. The food was just superb.

Go. Eat. Repeat. Sometimes life can be that simple.

  • Visited June 2014
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