Pomodoro Bella to Open at Chattahoochee Food Works This Year

The Italian concept will be one of 31 vendors at the up-and-coming food hall.
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Pomodoro Bella is confirmed to be one of many restaurants set to open at the highly anticipated food hall, Chattahoochee Food Works. The food hall is curated by Emmy- and James Beard Award-winning chef Andrew Zimmern and the creator of New York’s Gansevoort Market, Robert Montwaid

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Owner and Chef of Pomodoro Bella, James Semanisin, told What Now Atlanta (WNA) in a phone interview that the opening is expected to be this year, though the timeline is still unclear. A press release Thursday indicates that the opening is slated for this fall. 

Pomodoro Bella is an Italian concept headed by both Semanisin and Chef Byars Parham, who was most recently the executive chef of Cru Food & Wine Bar at Avalon. This will be the first location opened for their restaurant, which will offer wood-fired pizzas and hand-made pasta. A “dough room” will be found at their stall for guests to catch a glimpse of their staff in the process of working sheets of dough. The stall is also expected to offer make-at-home meal kits with sauces, pasta, Italian desserts, and more included.

Semanisin told WNA that he is considering other restaurant concepts, but was unable to disclose any specific information on what to expect or where.

The location at Chattahoochee Food Works is 1235 Chattahoochee Avenue NW at The Works in Atlanta’s Upper Westside. Once open, Pomodoro Bella will be joined by Baker Dude and Baked Kitchen South African Street Food. The 22,000-square-foot space is expected to have a total of 31 vendors once complete. 

The Works is an 80-acre adaptive mixed-use development with a multi-phased master plan that comprises 300,000 square feet of retail and entertainment, 400,000 square feet of office space, 600 residences, 200 hotel rooms, and 13 acres of green space. The first phase will encompass 27 acres with an opening by late 2020.

Michelle Goldchain

Michelle Goldchain is a D.C.-born content creator who previously worked as the Editor of Curbed DC at Vox Media for three and a half years. She has contributed to several local publications, including Vox, Education Week, Washington Business Journal, Eater DC, Washington City Paper, DCist, Washingtonian, and Greater Greater Washington. She also has a background in photography, social media management, and the visual arts. Her main side hustle is a surreal comedy show on YouTube, called Artsplained, that focuses on increasing interest and knowledge in the arts through quirky sketches and long-form essays.
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