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Marietta Italian Food Caterers

Browse these italian caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Marietta.

Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 147 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 262 hires on Thumbtack
Bette P.
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They catered my reception for 80 people. Vincent was one of the two caterers whose first reply responded to my request for a vegan menu with creative suggestions and ample selections. He was promptly responsive at all times during the planning stage. They were better than on time, they arrived a bit early. Travis set everything up, served, and interacted well with the guests. The food was attractively presented, had great visual appeal and best of all tasted great. His cleanup afterward was impeccable. I highly recommend GHI.

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Nikki Can Cook
4.8
from 141 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy B.
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We had Nikki cater a 15 person dinner for our kids' birthday party. We had the Italian dinner with chicken parmesan, a vegetable lasagna, pasta with marinara sauce, and an Italian salad with dressing. My family loved the food and commented on how good it was! My 11 year old nephew even loved the salad dressing so much that he commented on it! She delivered the food on time as requested. I would highly recommend Nikki for any event!

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  • 26 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James K.
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The Bountiful Basket was our caterer for our wedding on July 10. There is not enough that could be said about what Mike and his team did for us. They were way more than caterers. Mike handled everything: tables, tents, chairs, dinnerware, glassware for both our wedding and our rehearsal dinner. His staff was so very professional and on the ball. And the food....WOW. It was incredible evidenced by the fact that there was very little left. His mac and cheese is unique and fantastic. The shrimp and grits were fabulous and he makes fried chicken just like your grandmother. Please seriously consider The Bountiful Basket for any catering event. You will not be sorry. Thanks Mike and crew you made our day perfect.

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 109 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
Angie G.
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So easy to set up catering with Troy over the phone! I was in a different state than my event, and it was so stress free!

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Cooking with a Star
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tom H.
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Kendra and her team provided catering for our 90+ corporate holiday party and cannot recommend them highly enough! From the clear, constant communication, flexibility in putting together a package that was perfect for our tastes and budget, to the friendly outgoing personality of her and her staff, to abundant portions, to the taste - the TASTE that her cuisine brought to our table, just wow! - every part of our working with Kendra was top notch! Great experience and recommend to anyone who's looking for a down-to-earth professional who's passion shines through every part of the experience. Thanks Kendra and Cooking with a Star Team!

  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Paul E.
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Charles's food was EXCELLENT. He was on time, he was kind, gracious, and always available to help where he could or do what he needed to do to make his part run smoothly. I was VERY pleased and hopefully will have him back again!

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Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elisabet R.
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Pas De Deux catering has catered both to my daily home food consumption and to my private parties for the last three years. Marcus is always great at communicating during the planning process, delivers what he promises, and most importantly, brings food that is fresh and absolutely delicious. His soups and his BBQ are amazing.

Simply Elegant and More
4.5
from 40 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Greg W.
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I have never done any party before but for my moms 90th I had to step up to plate. I read the reviews for Simply Salad and made the decision to have Toni do our food. It was a perfect choice. Toni was on time, fully prepared and the food was marvelous. Toni is easy to work with and seemed committed to pleasing us all. WIll I use Simply Salad again? Absolutely

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Ali's Personal Chef Service
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Cathleen N.
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I highly recommend Ali's Catering. We hired her for our graduation party for 45 people. She was incredibly professional, very attentive and flexible but most importantly her food was divine! We had a buffet consisting of Beef Tenderloin Sliders, hoisin BBQ chicken sliders, Spicy shrimp, biscuits with pimento cheese and prosciutto, savory palmiers with pesto, goat cheese, sun dried tomatoes and pine nuts, Caprese skewers and Caesar salad - honestly - i would re-order every item - all amazingly delicious! Very competitive pricing and Ali and her partner are very easy to work with. I'd add a star if I could!

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Cabaki's Catering
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Anje K.
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We enjoyed having her as a wedding planner and caterer. The food was great and we really enjoyed the breakfast for dinner, including the pancake cutting instead of the typical wedding cake. As a planner she really held things together. I have seen weddings where the planner (or day of organizer) is too quiet and cannot handle the crowds. This is not the case with Stephanie. She was politely in control when she needed to be (like at the rehearsal), but at the same time she disappeared when she needed to. It was like magic was happening that we couldn’t see that made things run smoothly! I know she deflected at least 1 or 2 major things that happened the morning of the day of. She kept the groom in the loop as needed, and let the bride have her day without the stress. Stephanie also provided us with things like chairs and other items when we were struggling to find an affordable or practical option. She also held off rain that was forecasted to threaten our day! I would highly recommend her as a planner.

A Catered Function
4.6
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Above and beyond! Very professional! Nearly immediate response to questions. Class act and affordable. On time and reliable. Personal attention to details by Daphne! India's food was delicious. Really delicious! The guys couldn't have worked harder on a warm Georgia night! So grateful! Our daughter's reception was amazing!

Tad's Tasty Treats Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Leanne S.
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I could rave for days about Tad and his team. -Coming from outside the state Tad helped me pick a menu appealing to both folks in Missouri and our friends in Atlanta.The food and table display were phenomenal. I witnessed many guests go back for seconds and thirds. -Tad took the time to get to know me and my ideas for the event. He suggested we serve craft beer from growlers along with the standard wine and beer. The idea was a huge hit and at least a dozen guests thanked me for including the local brew. All the credit belongs to Tad. -During our event we had a short presentation in a room where food and drink were prohibited. Tad's staff went above and beyond as they gently encouraged guests to move to the auditorium, while reassuring them their food and beverages would remain on the tables until their return., Overall, Tad and his team exceeded my expectations in every way possible. I highly recommend them.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Iyanna H.
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I held a birthday brunch for a friend in my home for 15 guests. Iyea prepared chicken and red velvet waffles, shrimp and grits, and egg fritatta. The food was delicious and there was more than enough quantity wise. Iyea stayed in touch leading up to my event and followed up afterward for feedback. I would use her again. She does not handle the presentation of the food so you will need to be prepared with your own serving dishes.

BBQ Haven
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Lori C.
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Kudos to Allen Haven & BBQ Haven! Best BBQ around! We often have need of lunches on short notice, and Allen is always there for us with fresh, tasty selections to feed our hungry crews. Two hearty thumbs WAY up! Thanks, BBQ Haven!

PCF Creations
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ahmed M.
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Best food and catering company I have ever used!!! amazing and delicious! George is awesome and worked within our budget to give us an amazing experience

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Breonna H.
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Catering with injoy Atlanta catering was well organized from the matching uniforms to the table decorations! I would do it again!!

Designated Chef Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
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Designated Chef really helped to make my daughter's bridal shower absolutely perfect! The guests walked away talking about the delicious food, and I was more than pleased with the presentation! You will not be disappointed with Designated Chef Catering!

Bites By Eydt Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sydney W.
Verified review

I absolutely love this catering service! They catered my graduation party and it was so easy and they took care of everything! Dick is very meticulous with his planning and his attention to detail makes for an easy going and fun party experience! Not to mention the food is to die for!

Chef Kerby Morgan Jr.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tanisha N.
Verified review

Chef Kerby was catering an event a my coworker hosted around the time of the NBA Finals. The game was good but all anyone could talk about was the food he prepared. You can tell Chef Kerby takes his time to make sure you appreciate the meal as much as he did preparing it.

  • 29 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Keisha R.
Verified review

I don't know what I would have done without Ms. T. She was excellent and she provided way more than I was expecting.

Taqueria on Broad
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Marcel C.
Verified review

We had Taqueria cater a corporate lunch and it was excellent. Everything was perfectly prepared, astonishingly affordable, and they are some of the nicest people to work with. The food was so good that I know of at least one person that ordered dinner from them to take home to her family.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

Do you tip a wedding caterer?

Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

How much does wedding catering cost per person?

Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

What should you look for in a caterer?

A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

  • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
  • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
  • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
  • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
  • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
  • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.
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