Northwest Atlanta is home to some excellent American and Italian restaurants that are sure to please your taste buds. Here, you can try some contemporary cuisine favorites with a twist, such as a BBQ grilled chicken sandwich with arugula or seared ahi tuna and a short rib with cheddar. You can also sample more traditional American dishes like steaks, pork chops, shrimp, scallops, and ribs in charming brick-and-stone eateries. Lastly, you can dig into some authentic Italian cuisine at one of the many eateries in the area focusing on pasta, pizza, and more. Veal parmesan, beef tenderloin medallions, carbonara, and manicotti are just some of the traditional Italian dishes available from Northwest Atlanta's Mediterranean specialists.