By E. BrownScalini’s Garlic Rolls!

Dying for garlic rolls and salad? You will be if you ever get to Scalini’s in Marietta, Georgia. A branch of the Provino’s Restaurant family, Scalini’s dimly lit, dark wood, and dark carpet atmosphere lend itself to a candlelit dinner for you and a special guest. The food is moderately priced and the “bottomless” garlic rolls and salad bowls make up for any portion issues you might have.

The calamari and the artichoke hearts appetizers are two of my favorites, while the Chicken Francese is an excellent addition as an entree. The chicken has a lemon butter and white wine sauce that immediately gets your mouth watering. It is lightly breaded so it does not sit heavy on the stomach. Also, all entrees come with an additional plate of pasta. If you have room for dessert, the Torta Cioccolatto (dense Chocolate Cake) will appease the chocolate-lover within you.

Next time you’re visiting Atlanta, let me know. That will give me an excuse to meet you at Scalini’s. They can handle moderate and large groups–just call ahead if you have 8 or more. My wife and I had our rehearsal dinner there years ago and Scalini’s did a fabulous job.

Homer Simpson might say, “Mmm, fried dough”, but I’d say, “Mmm, garlic rolls!”

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