It was rumormongered and now it's confirmed: Hugh Acheson is opening a restaurant in Savannah. It's tentatively being called Vittoria, which means 'victory' in Italian, and it's set to open in March 2014. Kyle Jacovino (currently of Five & Ten in Athens, previously sous chef at Empire State South) will helm the kitchen, and his Italian heritage will help shape the restaurant. "There's a definite kinship between beautifully sourced Southern food and the way Italians have cooked for years," Acheson tells Atlanta Magazine. "There's a reverence for simplicity on both sides."
The restaurant will serve local seafood, pastas, pizzas using Double Zero flour, and vegetable courses. "It'll be about the same price point as the National and Five and Ten. If you want a tasting menu, I'll give it to you, but you can also just get a cappuccino. I just want you to be there."
The building, which Acheson tweeted about last month, used to be an ice factory. It's two stories, and will have a bar, patio, and biergarten upstairs. The plan is to open at 4 p.m. nightly for cocktail hour, dinner, and late-night offerings.
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