Campagnolo, an casual Italian and Mediterranean bistro, is opening its doors in Midtown April 7 with an opening benefit for the AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta (ARCA) from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The good news? Anyone can get in with the suggested $10 donation. So, curious diners can poke around before the regular hours start April 9, sample complimentary appetizers and signature cocktails, and see what the newest restaurant from the Peasant Group (Peasant Bistro, Pleasant Peasant, Mick’s Midtown) is all about.
Meaning peasant in Italian, Campagnolo will offer “rustic, regional Italian dishes” featuring locally sourced meat, fish and produce. Pasta, sausage and bacon will all be made in-house. A glimpse of the menu reveals fettucini carbanara with house-made pancetta, zucchini and parmesan; lamb marsala served with wild mushrooms and roasted garlic mashed potatoes; braised pork shank (Ossi Buchi di Maiale) with charred meyer lemon gremolata; and a burger with grilled mortadella, pepperoni, caramelized onions and provolone cheese on a garlic bread bun.
Housed in a restored building dating back to 1911, Campagnolo is being marketed as a “no-tablecloth kind of place” with neutral colors, exposed steel beams and an open kitchen helmed by Chef Daniel Chance (Pricci, Veni Vidi Vici, Trois, TWO, Abattoir). Though it’s intended as a “neighborhood” place, valet parking will be available.