It was in the early 1990s when I stumbled on Dominick’s Restaurant in downtown Norcross. For me, it was as if I struck gold. After living in the Atlanta metro area for several years, I missed the Italian restaurants in my native hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. To this day, Cleveland sports a number of those authentic hole-in-the-wall Italian joints that feature some of the best veal parmesan one could find west of New York City.
From the day I walked into Dominick’s and had my first meal -- to now, I feel that this restaurant on Norcross’ South Peachtree Street, brings it all back to me.
Since Dominick’s bills itself as a family ristorante, you may order the large portions of every dish to share with your tablemates. You cannot go wrong with any of the pasta selections. My favorite by far is the Spinach and Sundried Tomato Manicotti. Ricotta, mozzarella, pecorino cheese is stuffed into a filling that also contains sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, roasted garlic, red onion doused in Alfredo sauce. Even if you go for the half-size portion, you ought to still share it. After a few bites, you’re hunger will disappear.
On one visit, I had the urge to try Dominick’s Veal Parmigiana. It’s every bit as good, if not better, than the veal that I grew up with on Ohio’s North Coast. Dominick’s veal is lightly breaded and smothered in their marinara sauce with mozzarella cheese.
Nine chicken dishes make up Dominick’s poultry selections. For me, the standout is the Chicken Portobello. This breast is sautéed with Portobello mushrooms in a cream sauce.
With an Italian atmosphere complete with an extensive wine list, Dominick’s satisfies anyone who is looking for a hearty, authentic, family-style lunch or dinner. If you’re nowhere near Norcross, check out Dominick’s other locations in Buford or Lawrenceville.
Dominick's of Historic Norcross
95 South Peachtree Street
Norcross, Georgia 30071