Make your pasta dreams a reality at this boutique Italian eatery at the edge of Sandy Springs.
I first went to Cibo e Beve to use a Buy One Get One deal in my 2016-2017 DiningOut Atlanta Passbook. The salads and appetizers initially called to me, but since the BOGO deal in the passbook was for an entree, I decided to make the most of it by ordering the rigatoni, which is not listed as vegetarian, but is.
The complimentary bread served upon seating was nothing special. Thankfully, the main dishes made up for it.
As an appetizer, I got the roasted cauliflower with marscapone cheese, honey and pine nuts. It was really good, and unique because I’ve never had cauliflower served this way with honey, but I loved it! I only wish the portion was a bit bigger, but I didn’t mind, since I had to save room for the rigatoni.
I’m glad I did. The rigatoni is not marked as vegetarian, but it is, and you can double check with the server, as I did. The menu listed tomato sauce, which sounded boring, so I asked the waitress to to amp it up, and she obliged.
Full of flavor
The dish I was finally served was rich and flavorful, maybe even with a hint of sweetness. My guess is the chef added some cream to the dish so that the sauce would not be so harsh. Pair this with the Villa Pozzi Nero D’ Avola from Sicily, or a glass of the La Valentina Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo rosé to counter the naturally strong flavors of bitter eggplant and robust tomato sauce.
Other veggie options here include the margherita pizza, tartufo mushroom pizza, and butternut squash risotto.
My husband ordered a lasagna (not vegetarian) and he enjoyed his dish as well.
At the end of the evening, the delicious food and stylish ambiance made this a great spot for a cozy weekday date night. On a temperate evening, you can even sit outside and enjoy your meal al fresco.
BOGO DEALS AVAILABLE
I discovered this authentic Italian restaurant by leveraging deals in the DiningOut Atlanta Passbook, and you can try new restaurants this way too! The new, 2017-2018 passbook is finally out, and it includes many more restaurants and deals, including BOGO brunch offers!
Normally $99, this book pays for itself after just a couple of meals when you use my promo code JMIT18 to bring its price down to $39.
Order yours here today, and use PROMO CODE JMIT18 to get $60 OFF the $99 value.
Finally, you can continue to follow my gastronomical journey through various Atlanta restaurants. I’ll guide you through all of the vegetarian food options available!