Cucina Asellina Marco Porceddu Andrea Montobbio Cucina Asellina

Cucina Asellina

1075 Peachtree St. NE (12th St.)
Atlanta, GA 30309
Cuisine: Italian / Pizza
A Sardinian chef handles the kitchen duties at this hip establishment, best enjoyed as an after-work spot.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily


Cucina Asellina Restaurant Review:

With an interior devoted to raising the bar, literally, with entirely high bar stool accommodations, one may prefer to dine on the street-side patio facing Peachtree Street. Marco Porceddu, a native of Sardinia, is the chef, and Andrea Montobbio from northern Italy is the chef de cuisine. The menu covers well-known territory, as in tender, delicately coated fried calamari or veal meatballs with tomato. Pizza with a softly cooked egg in the center could be considered more new-fangled. The few main dishes are simple fare, such as a wood-roasted half chicken with vegetables. Tiramisu for dessert is light and just sweet enough, and the cannoli is made with fresh sheep’s milk ricotta. The almost all-Italian wine list (it includes a couple of Champagnes) seems to focus more on what's likely to be familiar than what might be exciting. Not so much a spot for serious dining, this is a place for convivial after-work gathering and sharing.

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