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Italian Eatery Colletta Sets February 5 Opening Date in Avalon

The restaurant comes from Steve Palmer and the team behind Oak Steakhouse.

Renderings via Polished Pig Media/David Thompson Architect

From Indigo Road Hospitality, Colletta will open in Alpharetta's Avalon development on February 5per Atlanta Magazine. The Italian venture is operated by the same Charleston-based restaurant group that runs Oak Steakhouse. Michael Perez, who also runs the kitchen at Charleston's Indaco, is on board as executive chef.

"Colletta will have more of a Northern Italy influence with more meat because of its inland location," Perez told Atlanta. "Indaco has more seafood and more Sicilian influences because it's on the water. Pasta making is my thing. We have a pasta sheeter imported from Italy, and we'll have four seats facing the inside of the kitchen in front of the pasta maker, so you can watch while you eat."

In addition to traditional entrees, the menu will feature four-course family-style meals. Look for dishes such as bone-in pork chops, whole trout, and rotisserie chicken. The restaurant will initially serve dinner only before adding lunch in April.

Like the food, the bar's wine and beer selection will reportedly have strong Italian influence. And thanks to Avalon's open container policy, there will be a sliding window where thirsty patrons can order cocktails to go.

Colletta is taking up space at 900 Third Street in Alpharetta. See renderings of the restaurant's interiors below.




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