Floataway Cafe

Italian, French, New American
$ $ $ $
1123 Zonolite Drive
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 892-1414

Floataway Cafe has a modern vibe, with its interior a renovated warehouse and a patio outside. The menu changes daily to reflect seasonal availability and features a menu with French, Italian, and Mediterranean influences.

-Arthur Newbould



  • Pillowy gnocchi is slightly browned and crisped, and then tossed with the season's freshest goodies.
  • The crunchy, orb-like crab fritter with its yielding ultimate-crabcake center now gets a base of slick, marinated zucchini with a few threads of pickled red onion.
  • The version of steak frites at this Quatrano-Harrison joint rivals any Parisian bistro or brasserie and gets a well-deserved spot on CL's 100 Dishes list.
  • The pastry chef, Jonathon, makes an amazing dessert, toffee pudding. It's really a light, wonderfully flavored cake.
  • pasta, pizza & noodles - gnocchi
  • Try the crab fritter!
  • Anne Quatrano & Clifford Harrison cure their own salumi, serve spicy homemade peach preserves w country terrines, chicken livers with fresh rosemary, and have at least 8 original desserts on the menu
  • Regularly changing menu with a great variety of southern fusion options. We had the shrimp spaghetti, duck ragu, and mountain chicken thighs.
  • Everything was delightful. The grilled octopus was cooked perfectly, and the organic chicken with greens was generous, yet not too heavy.
  • Everything that I ate was good.
  • Surprising, lovely, hidden place in an industrial center. Octopus cooked perfectly though small portion. Ricotta appetizer was good. Margarita pizza delicious. Great wine list and cocktails.
  • The hanger steak is delicious
  • "The great thing about Floataway is that every pizza is seasonally inspired. It is cooked in a wood-fired oven, and the crust is always perfect." Chef Shaun Doty
  • Beef carpaccio, gnocchi with duck ragu, pork porterhouse were all amazing. Duck ragu was delicious & unique. Pork was cooked perfectly. Carpaccio with chips, cheese and apples not to miss!
  • Go when the weather is nice and snag a table outside. Interior design is outdated, but food is fantastic.
  • Make sure to try the Steak Frites here. The wood grill almost quick-smokes the tender hanger steak rubbed and seasoned with a hint of sweetness. Yummy, hand-cut fries are substantial and crispy.
  • The oxtail gnocchi is an exercise in Italian restraint - simple flavors, perfectly married. Parsley is usually a throwaway, but here it's a star in the trinity with the beef and pillowy ricotta.
  • Their skill with an arm of octopus is remarkable - butter knife tender, nice wood oven char, thickest hunk I've ever seen, how do they do it?!
  • Best Kumamoto oysters; so fresh!
  • Shaun Doty, chef of Bantam & Biddy, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Pizza.

Nearby places

1156 Euclid Ave NE (at Moreland Ave NE)
1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230 (at Clifton Rd NE)
1836 Briarcliff Rd (at Clifton Rd)