Alfredo’s Italian Restaurant to Close in Early 2016

The Morningside-Lenox Park eatery was a mainstay for 41 years.

The Morningside-Lenox Park eatery was a mainstay for 41 years.

Alfredo’s Italian Restaurant at 1989 Cheshire Bridge Road NE in the Morningside-Lenox Park neighborhood will close for good early 2016, an employee at the restaurant told What Now Atlanta (WNA) in a telephone conversation Friday.

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No closing date has officially been set yet, but a post to the restaurant’s Facebook page earlier this week suggests that Alfredo’s Italian Restaurant’s last day will be February 29, 2016.

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First opened in 1974, the Italian restaurant of 41 years, has not yet announced plans for relocation. Owner Perry Alvarez was not immediately available for comment.

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If Alfredo’s looks to relocate, where should it reopen? Let us know in the comments section below!

Colin Sylvester

Colin has also written for TheWrap, CNN, Bleacher Report, and Today's U. An Atlanta native and USC film school graduate, you'd probably catch him talking all things film, tv, and pop-culture. Oh, and the soon-to-return glory days of Trojan football and Atlanta Braves baseball.

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14 Comments

  1. oh no, a dingy restaurant serving shitty italian food is closing! let all the southerners who think this is “authentic” just because it’s old and has wood paneling in there cry in sadness!

    1. but wait: bad day.

      It doesn’t matter if Alfredo’s serves “authentic” Italian food. Anyone who has actually been to Italy realizes that “Italian food” isn’t one thing. Alfredo’s is an authentic experience, which has endeared many people over many years. There is quite the committed following. Given that, Alfredo’s should relocate to a near by location (on Cheshire Bridge?), and try to find another hole-in-the wall space if there are any good ones remaining. Any respectable commercial broker in the local area should be able to help them find a suitable, not entirely darling location.

      If there are no more good holes-in-the wall available, perhaps they are left to occupy a street-level retail space in one of these new, mixed-use apartment building which are so trendy right now. They just need to make sure the parking really works for their patrons. Poor parking setups can really kill street-level retail locations.

  2. I spent many evenings there with friends even before it became such a popular place. i love Perry and before him Emanuelle! Great place and hate to see it go. I even remember Sammy! Pierre too.

  3. Why all the hostility toward apartments? I have heard no info that, if in fact Alfredo’s is closing, it is because they are being run off by development. I love Alfredo’s and hope they do not close. If they are closing on Cheshire Bridge I hope they plan to reopen somewhere else. How about the Old 4th Ward where there is much demonstrated proof that good food and development are not mutually exclusive.

  4. I hope they keep the charm…and the Godfather feel!
    They should open in Virginia Highlands. Take over where Timone’s was. That would be fantastic!!!

  5. I had some wonderful first dates and special occasions there. A shame to see such a landmark go..

  6. I and my husband have spent many wonderful evenings at Alfrado’s over the last 41 years, and am so disappointed to learn of the closing. I really do hope Perry will re-open soon in the general area, or between there and Northlake area. Just will await news, but hope it’s soon, and hope it will be in the general N/E Atlanta area (with good Parking space!)

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