You do not need a passport or even need to travel to the big city to enjoy an authentic Italian meal. Mezza Luna Pasta & Seafood opened its second restaurant in East Cobb six months ago, and local residents are just discovering how nice is to have wonderful Italian food nearby.

The restaurant serves favorites like chicken parmigiana, chicken piccata, lasagna, fish, lamb and many daily specials. Fettuccine alla Pescatora made with the freshest seafood around is a must try. Patrons also rave about the calamari.

Each Italian culinary delicacy is characterized by its unique taste, the freshness of the ingredients and simplicity of preparation. The chefs remain faithful to recipes that make true Italian cuisine famous worldwide.

Culturally driven chefs bring years of experience from Rome, Lazio and Calabria to the restaurant. They make their pasta and bread onsite for true authentic flavor. You must also try the wonderful pastries created by master pastry chef Domenico. His homemade tiramisu, profiterols, cakes and cannolis are meant to be savored.

The restaurant often offers a fixed price wine dinner menu with Italian wines that perfectly match each selected dish. The wine pairings and fine food create the highest quality dinner experience around.

Embodying an Italian bistro feel, the intimate restaurant features a beautiful bar, high top and low tables and visions of Italy on the walls. Whether you are on a dinner date or looking for a place to host a small group dinner, Mezza Luna will be a place where you know your guests will enjoy the food. The restaurant also is a nice place for families to enjoy.

Mezza Luna is open Tuesday through Sunday, serving lunch and dinner. Beer and wine is available – and soon spirits, too. For reservations, call 678-214-5856 or stop by 2100 Roswell Rd. #2198, Marietta, GA, 30062 near the Kroger. You can see their menu at