Like so many Atlanta empty-nesters, Double Zero Napoletana is about to move from the suburbs to new digs inside the perimeter. The Castellucci Hospitality Group's Italian concept will close its current location in Sandy Springs at the end of dinner service on Saturday, August 6, a representative tells Eater Atlanta. Plans call for Double Zero's new home at 1577 North Decatur Rd. in Emory Village to open in early September.
"We're excited to announce the relocation of Double Zero to Emory Village," restaurant group president Federico Castellucci III said when he announced plans for the move back in January. "We've enjoyed serving the Sandy Springs community over the past five years and want to thank our patrons for helping us succeed since day one. The Roswell Road property has been sold and we're thrilled to take this opportunity to create a new menu, look, and feel for our brand."
Chef Edwin Molina's menu will remain unchanged through the restaurant's final few weeks in Sandy Springs. After the move, Molina will debut a revamped list of offerings that focuses on handmade pasta, small plates, and dishes large enough for the table to share. Bar manager Nick Dolby will update the cocktail menu with "new, creative drinks."
Double Zero is taking over the space that previously housed Ink & Elm, which shuttered last May. Local firm ai3 is in charge of design, and the new restaurant will showcase exposed millwork and brick walls, "street art influences," and custom lighting.
The Castelluccis opened Double Zero in 2011, and the restaurant group operates two other ITP eateries: Cooks & Soldiers in Westside and The Iberian Pig in Decatur. The former was tabbed as Eater Atlanta's 2015 Restaurant of the Year. After Double Zero's relocation, Sugo, in Johns Creek, will be the group's only OTP establishment.