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“Delicious & Gracious”
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Ranked #42 of 4,066 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Cypress Street
Transit: MARTA Arts Center Station
Description: Since being named a "Best New Restaurant in America" by Esquire in 2006, Ecco has quickly become one of Atlanta's, and the Southeast's, most recognized and renowned restaurants. The seasonal European menu tempts with delicious meat and cheese boards featuring a myriad of different selections, housemade pastas, authentic wood-fired pizzas and mouthwatering desserts. The restaurant also features an adventurous, nationally-recognized wine list representing both boutique and well-known European vinyards with many selections exclusive to Ecco. Featuring award-winning design including an over-sized bar, a large, open-air patio and a breathtakingly beautiful main dining room, Ecco is completely unique, yet comfortable. Whether with a large party, enjoying a romantic dinner or simply having a bite at the bar, Ecco is sure to become one of your favorite Midtown neighborhood dining spots.
Reviewed January 12, 2014

A must if visiting Atlanta. Staff is very knowledgeable and engaging. Goat cheese, grilled octopus, dates, swordfish, the list goes on and on; all delicious. Taste and combines that satisfy and make for an incredible dinner.

Thank Meretoo
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

This was my 2nd time at ECCO.I knew the food was remarkable, So I took a date for their birthday. Swanky but not stuffy!
I made a reservation and mentioned the birthday and requested a side booth.
They treated us to birthday truffles and the most fabulous booth.
The bartender and waitress were all that a guest could ask for.
I want to return as many times as possible! This is an ATL must!!

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1  Thank Zenfulsurf
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

Ecco is consistently ranked in the top 20 of restaurants in Atlanta, so perhaps my expectations were unreasonably high. Overall, the meal was good, but fairly forgettable.

The decor is very beautiful, with a sort of industrial chic theme. There is a large display of the meats and cheeses available for charcuterie, which is interesting to see. However, the tables are all spaced very close together, and my 'romantic evening' felt like it was shared by the couples to our left and right.

Our server was knowledgable about the menu, but overall seemed unenthusiastic. She was polite and answered our questions, but did not seem eager to engage (or smile very frequently).

We ordered the octopus appetizer, which was very small and difficult to share. However, it tasted very good. We then ordered the seafood pasta, which involved an uni and lobster stock sauce with crabmeat and chives. The pasta was made and cooked perfectly, but the sauce was too one-note for me (shellfish). It didn't have any of the complexity of a typical seafood dish, and just tasted like crab in a brandy cream sauce with seafood stock mixed in.

We also ordered a mushroom and leek wood-fired pizza, which was quite good. It was cooked well, with ooey gooey melting cheese and plenty of toppings.

For dessert, we split a chocolate cherry bombe, which was also very good. The thin layer of chocolate cake at the bottom of the bombe was the best part of the dish, but it was all great.

Overall, ok for craft Italian, but I expected more.

Thank litig8r09
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

We were visiting Atlanta and friends took us to Ecco for dinner. What a great place! The meat and cheese boards are spectacular. I cannot stand brussel sprouts, but the brussel sprout salad was to die for!! Awesome food, great setting. Don't miss.

Thank rdminsurer
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

Atlanta enjoys a large number of great restaurants. But Ecco ranks at the top of the list in elegance, sophistication, cuisine and service.


Every great restaurant must have attentive staff. Ecco’s staff exceeds expectations. Ask for a table with Pablo and you will leave the restaurant with many great memories. Andrea will impress you as the best restaurant manager. Make sure to start at the bar. The bar staff is professional, focused and pleasant.


The menu is impeccable. Start with smoked prosciutto, salami with fennel seed, Idiazábal, Fontina Val d’Aosta and wood-fired octopus. Enjoy any pasta, fish or meat that appeals to you. You will be happy with your selection.

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3  Thank Michael-Midtown
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