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The Mad Italian

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2197 Savoy Dr, Chamblee, GA 30341-1215
+1 770-451-8048
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
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92 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

iev always loved this place.the last 2 times we got there they wouldnt sit us because kitchen was backed up. There were lots of tables,over 10 that we could count but the seating person refused to sit us.this was at around 7 PM on a Tuesday.Some thing is wrong big time.How can they make money if they turn you away.stay... More 

Thank bigbomoho
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though it's an Italian restaurant the Philly cheesesteak is my favorite item on the menu. The lasagna is also very good. The chips with dip is good. The place is always packed because it's always consistently food. Food served quickly.

Thank MaeRodgers
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once again a great cheesesteak and side salad. Love this place. Always good food and quick service. In the neighborhood to boot. Even walked the last time

Thank Carolyn H
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got the chicken Parmesan and meat balls. I can not describe how bad the meat balls were. The chicken seemed frozen and the sauce was very bland. I wag only there once traveling through on Business so I wouldn't go back.. my manager got the calzone but was not impressed. The service was good and everyone was nice....

Thank B0nzzzzzzz
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Steaks are made with formed minute steaks that are average tasting. Growing up in South Philly I was introduced to thinly sliced, eye roast, skirt steak, top round and knuckle tip. They are more expensive than minute steaks. I used thinly sliced filet mignon in my operations which had a high acceptability.

Thank jim k
Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

My husband and I visit The Mad Italian frequently and we have never been disappointed in their food. The atmosphere can best be described as "hole in the wall" friendliness which is one of the reasons we like it so much. Nothing presumptuous here- just great food, great music, and great service. Philly Cheese Steaks are amazing, but my husband... More 

Thank ckpjep
Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

For more years than I'd like to admit, we have been coming to this location for many, many years. Everything is always good ... just deciding what to eat @ each visit is challenging. We just shared the 10" Steak n' Cheese with extra cheese & mushrooms plus a large tuna salad...and we were stuffed! Great for either eating in... More 

Thank annetteKramer
Atlanta, Georgia
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants of all time! Try the tuna chef salad, no one else makes this. House dressing is awesome, creamy Italian. Homemade. Great food, fast.

Thank Andrew P
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This place is patronized almost totally by locals including us. We have often just laughed at the eccentric and slow service and that is just the usual thing about this quirky place serving Americanized "Italian" basics and best Philly cheese steaks in ATL. Tonight, however, they had a new twist on slow service. 7:30, Sat. night; walked in; easily one-third... More 

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Guyton, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

A co-worker told me this was her favorite restaurant in this area, so I told her I would love to try it. Coming from an area of the country that has a large Italian population, I always love a good Italian meal. After reviewing the menu for something that caught my eye, I settled on a pasta dish (a very... More 

Thank Maureen V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2197 Savoy Dr, Chamblee, GA 30341-1215
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Chamblee
  • Phone Number: +1 770-451-8048

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?