Located in the old Knox House, which is surrounded by greenery, in the historic part of Duluth, Park Café offers fine but relaxed dining. The small dining rooms create a convivial atmosphere, and there’s an inviting outdoor patio when the weather permits. The chef uses local and organic ingredients, creating Southern dishes with a European twist. Popular choices include the trio of dips as well as shrimp and grits. The extensive wine list features wines from Italy, France, Germany, Chile, as well as the US. Best of all, if a wine takes your fancy, it’s possible to buy it through the restaurant.
Park Cafe, 3579 W Lawrenceville St, Duluth, GA, USA, +1 770 476 2989
Don’t be put off by the shopping center location; Luciano’s serves all your Italian favorites. The ambience is classy and romantic, complete with low-level lighting and a live band playing some evenings. The pastas and flatbreads are homemade, while the Neapolitan pizza is baked in a brick oven. Other recommended dishes include the linguine di mare and short rib osso bucco. The good food is complemented by an excellent wine list with options for all budgets, and Nutella-filled donuts make a great end to the meal. Service here is fast, professional and friendly.
Luciano’s, Sugarloaf Parkway, 6555 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA, USA, +1 770 255 1727