St. Cecilia

Italian Seafood

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  • 2015 Best Dessert Menus
  • 2015 Best Seafood
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Overview

Located in Buckhead’s Pinnacle Building, this elegant Italian eatery highlights Chef Craig Richard’s inventive, ingredient-driven approach to Italian culinary traditions. The daily changing menu (inspired by the coasts of Italy, Spain, and France) features sophisticated, simple preparations of fresh seafood and a rotating selection of hand-made pastas.

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What the Food Critics are Saying

“St Cecilia is where you’ll find Atlanta.” – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Shareable antipasti like charred octopus with cured tomato-and-bean salad is savory and refreshing. Similarly, the Cappelletti with wild Georgia shrimp, microgastronomic sea urchin froth and pickled herbs combines a hardiness with an inescapable delicacy. Loup de Mer, sparsely garnished with marcona almond and citrus, reaches simple perfection in a way seldom achieved by seafood in this city.” – Jezebel Magazine

“I was thrilled to discover fresh Italian langoustines on the crudo menu one evening… The head and oversized claws are served intact and the tail stripped of its shell. The springy meat's sweetness was amplified with each swipe through the lemon oil drizzled on top of the accompanying hearts of palm, shaved fennel, and pink peppercorns. Yellowfin tuna polpettine are a whimsical play on meatballs and treated similarly with the addition of breadcrumbs, a dip in some oil for integrity, and a two-hour braise in a rich bell pepper-laden tomato sauce. Balls of homemade salt cod mixed with risotto made with the restaurant's ubiquitous fumet (seafood stock) are creamy and crunchy with a whisper of the sea.” – Creative Loafing

“The influence of the Italian coast is an omnipresent force through the meal. Appetizers like small cuts of tender yellowfin tuna pay complement to heartier starters like the mouth-filling roasted octopus with tangy cured tomato. A small plate of shrimp-stuffed cappelletti with pickled herbs and sea urchin froth is an excellent second step before moving on to the main plates like Block Island swordfish that has been entrusted to its own perfect simplicity, or the tart, savory whole wood-grilled loup de mer. Desserts are crafted in-house, but be prepared to be protective: You’ll want to keep the flaky Nutella torta with burnt milk gelato all to yourself.” – The Atlantan

Ambience

Designed by New York’s Meyer Davis Studio, the bright, two-story space is at once inviting and contemporary, sophisticated and rustic. White subway-tiled columns and floor to ceiling windows (affording tons of natural light) dominate the 160-seat dining area, where reclaimed woods, handsome round booths, and tufted banquettes complete the aesthetic. Along the back wall, an oval-shaped, white marble bar adds a library-esque quality, backed by tall shelving with bottles, jars of cocktail garnishes, and nautical tchotchkes on display.

Accolades

Menu for St. Cecilia

Dinner Menu

Crudo

  • Cobia salt & vinegar chips, trout roe, horseradish
    $13.00
  • Yellowfin Tuna pine nut crema, pickled fennel coins, olive powder
    $12.00
  • Steelhead Salmon piment d'espelette aioli, preserved lemon, caviar
    $12.00
  • Chilled Oysters apple mignonette, harissa
    $18.00
  • Iced Crab "Of the Moment" brioche crisp, black truffle, basil gelee
    $15.00
  • Hamachi sunchoke puree, pomegranate, pistachio
    $12.00
  • Razor Clams mint, preserved lemon, pink peppercorns
    $12.00

Antipasti

  • Farro Salad crab, local watercress, coal roasted beets, green goddess
    $16.00
  • Mixed Lettuces moscato vinegar, vegetable chips, torn herbs
    $9.00
  • Burrata caviar, rye, smoked apple, caraway, saba
    $15.00
  • Hearth Calamari romesco, grapefruit, fennel
    $15.00
  • Maine Lobster Pan Roast chili, orange, garlic toast, basil
    $28.00
  • Smoked Bluefish Arancini caper aioli, lemon
    $7.00
  • Beef Carpaccio beets, watercress, horseradish
    $13.00

Salumi E Formaggi

  • Prosciutto Sa Daniele, it
    Small $14.00
    Large $19.00
  • Ubriaco Birra, it
    Small $14.00
    Large $19.00
  • Mahon, Sp
    Small $14.00
    Large $19.00
  • Soppressata, Ga
    Small $14.00
    Large $19.00
  • Bresaola, St. C
    Small $14.00
    Large $19.00

Primi - Pasta

  • Black & White Spaghetti calamari, shishito pesto, bottarga
    $14.00
  • Apple Ravioli kale pasta, lobster, spiced wine
    $13.00
  • Agnolotti red wine braised beef short rib, parmigiano
    $12.00
  • Risotto - Quail prosciutto, red wine, herbs
    $14.00
  • Risotto Bianco tucker farm lettuces, roasted mushrooms, branzino crudo
    $14.00
  • Caramelle smoked eggplant, tomato sauce, salsa verde, ricotta salata
    $11.00
  • Tortellini pumpkin, shrimp passatina, shrimp croutons, basil, lemon oil
    $13.00
  • Tagliolini house guanciale, cherry tomatoes, chilies, shrimp bread croutons
    $13.00

Secondi - "After Pasta"

  • Georges Bank Sea Scallops cauliflower, brown butter, capers, almonds
    $28.00
  • Striped Bass polenta, trapanese, escarole, pistachios
    $28.00
  • Lemon Sole lentils, leeks, caperberries, lemon, pumpkin seed oil
    $29.00
  • Swordfish roasted in duck fat, crusty bread, marsala, capers, olive powder
    $29.00
  • Sea Bream sunchoke puree, roasted beets, squash, white balsamic
    $29.00
  • "Good Breed" Chicken roasted lemon, potato puree
    $18.00
  • Whole Branzino whole roasted fish, preserved lemon, hearth roasted olives
    $29.00
  • Ny Strip hearth vidalias, balsamic, autumn greens, smoked onion butter
    $39.00

Contorni - Share

  • Braised Greens tomato filetto, currants
    $7.00
  • Farro Verde roasted squash, pomegranate, sunchoke
    $7.00
  • Arugula lemon, parmigiano reggiano
    $7.00
  • Turnips & Carrots prosciutto, sesame, watercress
    $7.00
  • Crispy Punched Potatoes cacio e pepe aioli, pecorino
    $7.00
  • Brussels Sprouts house guanciale
    $7.00

Lunch Menu

For the Table

  • Whipped Ricotta fresh baked focaccia, olio nuovo
    $5.00
  • Chilled Oysters apple mignonette, harissa
    $18.00
  • Cobia Tartare salt & vinegar chips, trout roe, horseradish
    $13.00
  • Warm Olives orange, rosemary
    $6.00
  • Salt Cod Arancini caper aioli, lemon
    $7.00

Salumi E Formaggi

  • Prosciutto Di Parma, it
    Small $14.00
    Large $19.00
  • Casalingo, Ca
    Small $14.00
    Large $19.00
  • Brenta, it
    Small $14.00
    Large $19.00
  • Raschera, it
    Small $14.00
    Large $19.00
  • Rilletes, St. C
    Small $14.00
    Large $19.00

Salads & Soups

  • Mixed Lettuces & Herbs moscato vinegar, shaved vegetables, piave
    $8.00
  • Little Gems creamy lemon-anchovy vinaigrette, parmigiano, pan fried croutons
    $9.00
  • Cauliflower Soup pistachio, extra virgin olive oil
    $8.00
  • Caldo Verde beans, kale, potato, chorizo, chili gremolata, hearth toast
    $8.00
  • Burrata kale and cauliflower salad, bosc pear, cider vinaigrette
    $16.00
  • Wood Grilled Chopped Chicken lettuces, marcona, olive, beets, manchego, creamy oregano dressing
    $15.00
  • Lobster & Shrimp lettuces, shaved vegetables, warm brioche, lemon & herb aioli
    $22.00

Pasta

  • Black & White Spaghetti charred calamari, shishito pesto, bottarga, herbs
    $15.00
  • Apple Ravioli kale pasta, shrimp, spiced wine, herbs
    $14.00
  • Lumache pork sugo, pecorino, herbs
    $12.00
  • Agnolotti red wine braised beef short rib, roasted mushroom, parmigiano
    $14.00
  • Tortellini pumpkin, shrimp passatina, shrimp croutons, basil, lemon
    $14.00
  • Caramelle smoked eggplant, tomato sauce, salsa verde, ricotta salata
    $13.00

Secondi

  • Fontina "Melt" mushroom, watercress, fried egg, prosciutto
    $14.00
  • Seafood Pan Roast saffron broth, garlic toast
    $17.00
  • Salchicha wood roasted tuna sausage, harissa, olives, pane carasau
    $18.00

Hearth

  • Grilled Skirt Steak black eyed peas, leeks, mushrooms, kale, anchovy vinaigrette
    $19.00
  • Grilled Arctic Char fall squash, fregula brodetto, salsa verde
    $21.00
  • Grilled Swordfish olives, garlic, tomato
    $19.00
  • Coca "Flatbread" chicken, romesco, olives, fennel, arugula, pecorino, fontina
    $15.00
  • Espetadas octopus, chorizo, potatoes, blood orange herb vinaigrette
    $17.00

Dessert Menu

Desserts

  • Chocolate Creme Pasticcera dulce de leche, almonds, cocoa nibs
    $8.00
  • Creme Caramel vanilla, honey, walnuts
    $8.00
  • Furtaies apples, honey-rye, hazelnut, brown butter
    $8.00
  • Chocolate Budino almond, brown butter
    $8.00
  • Roasted Pear cheesecake, graham, golden raisins
    $8.00
  • Gelati E Sorbetti
    $6.00

Dessert Wines

  • Dry Oloroso, Marques De Poley, Toro Albala, Montilla-Moriles
    $6.00
  • Amontillado Viejisimo, Toro Albala, Montilla-Moriles
    $9.00
  • Verdehlo Madeira, "Savannah," Rare Wine Co.
    $12.00
  • Malmsey Madeira, "New York," Rare Wine Co.
    $12.00
  • Reserve Ruby Port, "27 Grapes," Quinta Do Portal
    $7.00
  • 10-Year Tawny Port, Casa De Santa Eufemia
    $12.00
  • 20-Year Tawny Port, Churchill's
    $15.00
  • Lbv Port, Smith Woodhouse 2000
    $9.00
  • Vintage Port, Cockburn's 2011
    $20.00
  • Moscato D'asti, "La Serra," Marchesi Di Gresy, Piedmont 2012
    $9.00
  • Vin Santo, Borgo Scopeto, Tuscany 2005
    $16.00
  • Sauternes, Chateau Laribotte 2008
    $15.00

Coffee Cocktails

  • Caffe Corretto a shot of espresso with grappa or sambuca, anise sugar and lemon zest
    $8.00
  • Carajillo a shot of espresso with rum, lemon zest, sugar and cinnamon
    $8.00
  • Black Betty darnley's view gin, galliano ristretto, regan's orange bitters, pernod rinse, served up
    $15.00
  • Espresso Fantasia espresso, varnelli punch fantasia, meletti ciocolate, cream, chilled
    $10.00

3455 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Modern, Refined
  • Dress Code: Dressy
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (404) 554-9995
  • Private Dining Room: No