Provino's Italian Restaurant is a neighborhood red-sauce joint. The menu is made up of all of the standard Italian American fare you'd expect in this type of place. Standards yes, but Provino's does it very well.
|Green salad with house made Italian dressing|
|Crisp rolls covered with garlic butter sauce. Addictive!|
Just like the national chain that many people continue to flock to, Provino's lunch starts with an all-you-care-to have salad. The difference here is that the salad is dressed with a house made Italian dressing, fresh and very flavorful. The salad is accompanied with a basket of garlic rolls. All of this brought to you by a friendly, knowledgeable server who does it all with a smile.
As the Dining Companion noted "This is what Buca tries to be." I can't argue with that sentiment. While I have a place in my heart for Buca, if pushed to chose between the two I would chose Provino's. Funnily enough there is an Olive Garden right across the street from Provino's location. I can't understand why people continue to go there when they could be eating here. I can only assume it's because they are unaware of this awesome option right across the way.
|Yum! Fried ravioli, zucchini slices, artichoke hearts and cheese sticks|
|Pasta Lovers plate with sausage, mushrooms and meatballs|
|Baked ziti with meat sauce|
Provino's is worth a side trip if you find yourself in the Atlanta metro area. While there are certainly more high profile places to dine, and the aforementioned chains, I doubt you'll be as well fed or as well taken care of for the money as you will here.