Baraonda in Midtown would be easy to dismiss as just another restaurant out to make money off Fox Theatre patrons due to its proximity. But take a closer look at the tasty salads, pizzas and pastas and you’ll soon realize it is worthy of a visit.
For starters, the Gorgonzola salad ~ with apples, dried cranberries, walnuts, lemon honey dressing is a simple yet delicious item that could easily work for a light meal. So does the Polipo, a grilled Octopus. While I did like the tomato jam from Baraonda and parsley oil it was served with, I did find it a bit tough.
Pizzas at Baraonda average just $14 and can feed 2-3 depending how hungry you are. My favorites? The lamb sausage and Prosciutto. The Prosciutto, offered with arugula, is lovely with the prosciutto being quality, but not extremely unique. However, the lamb sausage with feta, olives and mint, was not something you find at every other pizza joint.
Pasta favorites like linguini, spaghetti, and lasagna can be found on the menu, but our group couldn’t resist the Gigli, a house made pasta at Baraonda served with wild boar sausage. For more hearty appetites, there’s veal, steak, and a lamb rack.
Note that there is 2 hours validated parking across the street on 3rd. However, if you are planning on seeing a show at the Fox, I’d recommend paying the $10 or $15 for the entire evening in a lot nearby. That way you can head to Publik Draft House after the show for a cocktail.
710 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Disclosure: Our dinner at Baraonda was complimentary but the opinions expressed are my own.