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Great Italian Family Restaurant on Barrett Parkway
Although Vincent’s Italian Restaurant is technically Marietta, it really is closer to Kennesaw. It is about 3 miles down Barrett Parkway from Highway 41. A little out of the way, Vincent’s Restaurant has fabulous service and decent food. We had a late dinner at Vincent’s on a Friday night, arriving at about 9 pm. We were the last ones in there when we were leaving at 10.
It is similar to other Italian restaurants in that the table gets garlic rolls and a salad to share. I tend to order the Eggplant Parmasean when I first visit an Italian restaurant. It is sort of my litmus test as to how solid the rest of the menu will be. It hasn’t failed me yet.
While this eggplant parm isn’t the best I’ve ever had, it was still pretty good. It was better when heated up the next day and after I had added salt and parmasean cheese to it. My boyfriend, Glen, had the Veal Sicilian – breaded veal cutlets with mixed with eggplant. It was a very generous portion, however he did say that it had a lot of fat on it.
Although I didn’t catch the server’s name, she was great. Stayed on top of everything and made sure we had everything we needed. I also liked that she didn’t forget about us once we got our food as so many servers often do. She checked back with us several times but wasn’t overbearing. She even brought us fresh garlic rolls when we were packing up our food.
Tip: Avoid the cold antipasto appetizer at Vincent’s. It’s 10 bucks and the only difference between that and the free salad that comes with your meal, is some salami, prosciutto and ham, oh and 2 artichokes.
Extras: They have a decent bar with and a good selection of martinis to choose from.