Antico is the place for Neapolitan-style pizza in Atlanta. With a combined open kitchen and communal seating dining area, it's a great place to have dinner with anyone. There are plenty of options, a variety of condiments, and enough pizza to eat the next day. Additionally, they are a BYOB establishment, so make sure to pack accordingly!
Pro-tip: Head across the street to their sister establishment, Caffe Antico, for some gelato after dinner.
Address: 1093 Hemphill Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Across the street from its more well-known counterpart, Bahel is a cozy restaurant that sits in a nondescript strip mall. With a variety of platters with both meat and vegetarian options, it's a good spot for family-style dinners, especially since it feels like you're eating in someone's home.
Recommendation: Vegetarian Combo
Pro-tip: Make sure to try the honey wine while you're there!
Address: 3125 Briarcliff Rd NE Ste C, Atlanta, GA 3032
Just outside Downtown Decatur sits Las Brasas, a Peruvian restaurant serving some of the best rotisserie chicken in the city. In this very casual setting, it's easy to get lost in the variety that they have--from ceviche to chicken to mixtos. Don't fret because anything you get will definitely be worth it (and will be good to share).
Recommendation: Whole Chicken (Leftovers will be great for lunch the next day, trust me).
Pro-tip: Get a side of yucca fries no matter what you end up ordering.
Address: 614 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030
Located in one of many strip malls along Buford Highway, Mamak is a Malaysian restaurant serving traditional fare in a casual setting. They have the classics such as roti canai and beef rendang. There's something for everyone at this place, so make sure to bring all your friends!
Recommendation: Hainanese Chicken
Pro-tip: Visit Sweet Hut a few doors down for pastries and boba drinks after.
Address: 5150 Buford Hwy NE A-170, Doraville, GA 30340
Papi's Cuban Grill
Located in Emory Point across the street, Papi's Cuban Grill is popular among Rollins students. It's easy to cross the street either during the lunch hour or after class to enjoy some Caribbean flavor.
Recommendation: Pollo Vaca Frita
Pro-tip: Thursday special is 4 empanadas for $5.
Address: 1540 Avenue Pl, Atlanta, GA 30329
Located inside the Courtyard by Marriott in Downtown Deactur, this ramen bar is the perfect place for dinner when you're craving noodle soup. With a great vibe and numerous options (including a number of additional toppings and flavor bombs), there's something for everyone at Taiyo.
Recommendation: Seafood Ramen with Spicy Chili Flavor Bomb
Pro-tip: Monday nights are BOGO ramen bowls, so make sure to bring a friend!
Address: 130 Clairemont Ave Suite 100, Decatur, GA 30030