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First Looks at Caffe Gio, Folk Art, More

Caffe Gio.
Caffe Gio.
Photo: Sarah Dodge

In Creative Loafing, a glimpse into Caffe Gio. Giovanni Di Palma's new gelateria and lunch spot opened behind the also-Di Palma-onwed Antico Pizza Napoletana and Gio's Chicken Amalfitana. The gelati is imported from Italy instead of from local shop Morelli's: " I loved my two scoops, but I gotta say I missed Morelli's assortment of offbeat flavors. But I have no doubt the perfectionist Di Palma will be wowing our guts." Also, the trash cans look like ice cream cones.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution offers a first look at new breakfast and lunch spot Folk Art. Thus far, the place has been busy but without the long waits that usually go hand-in-hand with weekend brunch, and the food mixes "diner simplicity with Southern touches." There's a full bar, too.

THE ELSEWHERE AND THE BLOGS: The AJC suggests Bantam & Biddy for "that good, hearty, full breakfast your grandmother always tried to feed you," Creative Loafing says North African restaurant Couscous is "quite moderately priced" and offers "A+" food, CL also says that the food at the Wrecking Bar is "excellent," Weekend Eats Atlanta calls Timone's a "quality pizza place" with "pretty fantastic" dough, and Atlanta Restaurant Blog recommends Campagnolo for patio dining.

Caffè Gio

1099 Hemphill Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 404-347-3874


1409 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306


980 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 404-343-2446