St. Cecilia, from Atlanta chef-owner Ford Fry, serves coastal European food—simple and thoughtful dishes inspired by the coastlines of Italy, Spain, and France—in Buckhead’s Pinnacle Building.
With an old-world, ingredient-driven approach, Executive Chef Craig Richards displays the Italian trademarks that have always stood the test of time, but with versatile and local Southern ingredients. Richards’ simplicity met with sophistication catapulted the position of St. Cecilia in Atlanta’s dining scene since opening in January 2014.
The menu has plenty of options, but seafood and pasta lovers will be especially delighted. Start with small plates like fresh crudo, cured meats, hearth roasted octopus, and burrata. Then move on to seasonal entrées, like Maine sea scallops and wood roasted branzino. Or choose from a rotating selection of handmade pasta dishes, from squid ink spaghetti with tomato-uni ragu, to rich gnudi with house ricotta and brown butter. And after dinner, sample a few of pastry chef Chrysta Poulos’ Italian-inspired desserts, like chocolate torta al tartufo and loukoumades with honey-cinnamon syrup.