I am from Alpharetta, GA (north atlanta) and I have found that the best italian place is Zola's. I highly recommend this place because of the atmosphere, wine selection, and authentic tasting, DELICIOUS food. Not only is the food incredible, but the prices are outrageously reasonable! Entree: Pork chops seared in garlic/white wine sauce, Desert: creme brulee (best sweet piece of heaven i have ever tasted). Go there! Not very far from atlanta area.