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Longtime Italian Restaurant Baraonda Is Relocating From Midtown to Sandy Springs

Italian and wood-fire pizza restaurant Baraonda closes after 21 years at the corner of Peachtree and 3rd streets in Midtown, but is headed to Sandy Springs next year

Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Longtime Italian and wood-fire pizza restaurant Baraonda closed after 21 years at the corner of Peachtree and 3rd streets in Midtown. However, the owners plan to relocate the restaurant north to Sandy Springs, eventually residing in the Adley City Springs apartment complex on Roswell Road. It should reopen in early 2022.

Owned by Costanzo Astarita and Mario Maccarrone, the reason for relocating Baraonda from Midtown to Sandy Springs is due, in part, to a “desire to downsize,” according to the AJC. Astarita and Maccarrone also own bar and grill Publik Draft House down the street, next door to the Fox Theatre. Both restaurants were frequented by patrons of the theater attending concerts and Broadway shows there.

In an email sent to Eater, Steve Josovitz of the Shumacher Group says an “upscale restaurant and lounge” is set to replace Baraonda, but declined to provide further details on the new owner.

Earlier this week, another longtime Atlanta restaurant called it quits. Buckhead Life, the restaurant group behind Atlanta Fish Market, Chops Lobster Bar, and Kyma, announced the closure of its Piedmont Road restaurant Buckhead Diner after 34 years. The closure of the iconic diner follows the $6 million purchase of the property on which the restaurant resides by Trillium Management Inc.

710 Peachtree Street, Atlanta.