Forza Storico Reopens After Temporarily Closing When Employee Tested Positive For COVID-19

It's been five days since the West Midtown Italian eatery went dark voluntarily.

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Forza Storico has reopened after voluntarily closing last week when one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.

“We look forward to opening our doors and our patio this evening to offer our guests the exceptional cocktails, traditional Roman fare, and dining experience that our guests have come to know and love at Forza Storico,” Co-Owner Pietro Gianni, told What Now Atlanta Tuesday in a prepared statement.

“Over the past few days, we went above and beyond to ensure the safety of our team members and guests. We hired a company to thoroughly sanitize our establishment and every employee returning to work has tested negatively for COVID-19.”

Forza Storico was the fourth Atlanta-area eatery to voluntarily close when an employee fell ill with the novel coronavirus and announce it publicly on its own volition, joining Hattie B’s, Little Rey, and gusto! Chamblee.

All three restaurants have since reopened.

Fritti, a restaurant from Riccardo Ullioclosed its doors in late-April when its manager contracted the virus, the restauranteur alleges, but didn’t come public with the information until late-May in an email to patrons.

What Now Atlanta published the news after a professed group of the restaurant’s employees threatened Ullio.

[Editor’s note: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly evolving as is its effect on Atlanta, and the City’s businesses and its residents. Click here for WNA’s ongoing coverage of the crisis. For guidance and updates on the pandemic, please visit the C.D.C. website.]

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak