Toscano Ristorante Italiano, a “vintage yet modern” Italian eatery, has officially opened its Atlantic Station doors, according to a press release Monday. Toscano is owned by Gianni Betti, Linda Harrell, and Gonzalo Di Aristegui, and is the sister restaurant to Cibo e Beve, located in Sandy Springs.
“Atlantic Station has already proven to be the perfect home for Toscano and offers a young and diverse environment for the restaurant to thrive,” Betti said in the release. “As an Italian native myself, my goal was to bring an authentic feel to the restaurant using the beautiful scenery of Tuscany as my inspiration. We hope our guests will enjoy the elegant yet laid-back vibe through our delicious culinary offerings and welcoming atmosphere.”
Chef Betti began his culinary career in the countryside of Florence with the opening of his first restaurant Fattoria degli Usignoli. After two years, Betti came to the U.S. to work as a chef for Germano’s Trattoria Petrucci in Baltimore, Maryland where he met fellow Cibo e Beve co-owner and chef Harrell. Harrell has more than 30 years of culinary experience having received her culinary foundation and formal European training working with acclaimed chef Daniel Yves Abid. In 2018, Betti and Harrell officially opened the doors of Cibo e Beve to Atlanta, with Toscano now following in 2021.
Toscano Ristorante Italiano follows a similar menu structure to Cibo e Beve, but with more options and an added lunch service. Popular dishes on the menu include items such as paninis, piadina, seafood, and salads.
Toscano offers full bar service, including classic craft cocktails with an emphasis on Italian beverages such as Aperol Spritz, along with a wine list and various Italian liqueurs. Pastries are also available on the specialty coffee and dessert menu.
Toscano Ristorante Italiano is now open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and is the newest restaurant to join the tenant mix as part of Atlantic Station. Toscano also offers a happy hour from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and brunch on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.