The Neapolitan pizza and upscale Mexican concepts will debut late-2017.
Mill Creek Residential Wednesday announced deals have been secured to open The Local Pizzaiolo, a Neapolitan pizzeria, and Casi Cielo, an upscale Mexican concept from La Parilla Mexican Restaurants, in Modera Sandy Springs, a mixed-use community set to debut later this year.
The two new restaurant concepts are slated to open in Modera Sandy Springs late-2017.
“The Local Pizzaiolo and Casi Cielo are ideal partners for the community at Modera Sandy Springs,” Oz Friedmann, development associate at Mill Creek, said in the release.
“We’re thrilled to contribute to the continued growth of the Sandy Springs area with two timely new restaurant concepts, which will make the community a more dynamic option for residents and visitors.”
Modera Sandy Springs, at 6125 Roswell Road, consists of 313 apartment homes and more than 25,000-square-feet of retail and restaurant space.
The Local Pizzaiolo is opening four locations across Atlanta, each of which will feature a “local pizzaiolo” – a pizza chef that helps guests without skipping a beat while slapping dough – that are specially trained by four-time World Neapolitan Pizza Making Champion and Master Pizzaiolo Giulio Adriani.
In addition to hand-crafted pizzas, the restaurant will also feature "craft-kegged" cocktails and other Italian specialties.
The Local Pizzaiolo at Modera Sandy Springs will house an Italian marketplace, providing guests access to gourmet Italian ingredients such as olive oil from Adriani’s family garden, tomatoes from the Napoli countryside and truffle honey.
Spanish for “almost heaven,” Casi Cielo will feature a wide selection of traditional Mexican dishes, highlighting ingredients and cuisines of Mexico’s diverse regions.
The menu will include a variety of shared plates, tacos and enchiladas, along with the restaurant’s signature arroz al carbon, a large plate of rice cooked on a charcoal oven and paired with meats and vegetables.
Casi Cielo will also present a variety of handcrafted cocktails with a focus on the versatility of mezcal.
Alan Shaw, senior leasing advisor and partner with The Shopping Center Group, represented Mill Creek in securing the new restaurant concepts at the Modera Sandy Springs community.