Located in Midtown next to STK, Cucina Asellina is one of the newest Italian eateries lining Peachtree Street. This restaurant offers dining al fresco along with a dish of doggy treats to greet four-legged patrons outside. The high ceiling offers a welcoming openness to the space while booths and high chairs line the inside making for a cozy dining experience.
Offerings at Cucina Asellina range from fresh salads (both greens and chilled seafood) to heartier dishes like their homemade meatballs and flatbread pizzas. Come hungry and you will not be disappointed that you did. Make sure to check the specials board next to the bar for delightful daily dishes created by Sous Chef Josh Carden.
Although you may not see it there, make sure to ask for the truffle flatbread – this decadent pizza comes topped with melted mozzarella while the truffle infused oil packs a rich flavorful punch. Another favorite starter dish is the beef carpaccio with pickled mushrooms, capers and shaved Grana cheese. The food is local and sustainable; however the gelato is imported from Italy.
Whether you’re looking for a first date spot or a place to dine with friends, Cucina Asellina is a unique venue that offers a stylish yet laidback atmosphere with a menu that has something for everyone to enjoy.
Make sure to head over to 999 Peachtree this Thursday, and catch Chef Josh in action from 11am. to 2pm.!