Toscano Ristorante Italiano, a Tuscan-style bistro serving old school Italian classics from the team behind Cibo e Beve in Sandy Springs, is now open at Atlantic Station on 19th Street.
Owned by Gianni Betti, Linda Harrell and Gonzalo Di Aristegui, Toscano aims to bring the vibe of Tuscany paired with classic Italian dishes, cocktails, and wine to the sprawling mixed-use development flanking 17th Street in Midtown.
Open for lunch and dinner daily, expect classic Italian dishes, like bucatini carbonara, penne alla vodka, and taglierini bolegnese, alongside larger entrees, such as chicken marsala, veal picatta, and a selection of pizzas. The menu also features grilled swordfish, eggplant parmigiana, soups, sandwiches, and salads. Look for Italian-inspired cocktails from the bar, including the negroni and Aperol spritz, as well as mostly Italian wines by the bottle and glass.
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, Indian fast-casual restaurant NaanStop, bowling chain Bowlero, and Atlanta-based Vietnamese restaurant chain Pho 24 have all opened over the past three years at Atlantic Station.
Thai-Japanese restaurant SriThai Kitchen and Sushi opened last summer, followed by a fourth location of Atlanta-based restaurant Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern and Southern diner Bantam + Biddy earlier this spring. Azotea Cantina and Rose Bistro and Champagne Bar could open at the development by the end of the year.
Open daily, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with weekday happy hour, 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday brunch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Patio seating.
232 19th Street, Atlanta. toscanoatlanta.com.
MARTA information: Board free shuttle at Arts Center MARTA station or take MARTA bus 37. Shuttle runs from Arts Center every five to 10 minutes, stopping at main commercial district, Ikea, and apartments at Atlantic Station.
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