Italian restaurant Adalina closed Saturday, less than a year after opening at the Post Riverside apartment complex on Northside Parkway in northwest Atlanta. Adalina took over the former River Room space and focused on northern Italian pasta dishes and wood-fired pizzas by executive chef Josh Hopkins (Empire State South).
A source close to the restaurant says Adalina owner Dennis Lange (Five Seasons Brewing Co.) broke ties with the restaurant in May due to “health reasons.” The source also indicated Lange’s departure coupled with recent shifts in management and investors left Adalina’s finances in a precarious state.
The location of the restaurant was also a likely factor in the closure. Adalina was not easily visible from the street, but tucked away in the retail alcove of the complex, which is located up a long driveway off of Northside Parkway.
Hopkins alluded to the closure on Instagram Saturday saying, in part, “...we can’t keep @adalinaitalian open. We’d like to extend our love and appreciation to those that tried.” Hopkins departed Empire State South after five years in April 2018.
Eater Atlanta reached out for further details and for comment from Hopkins.
4403 Northside Parkway, Atlanta.