Happy anniversary Cucina Asellina! The modern Italian restaurant is celebrating one year in Midtown Atlanta.
Cucina Asellina is able to seamlessly bring together two seemingly opposing concepts. It’s hip and trendy, the kind of restaurant to kick off an evening on the town. Yet at the same time, you feel like you’re enjoying Italian home cooking.
It’s due in part to Chef de Cuisine Andrea Montobbio, who grew up in the Capriata d’Orba region in Northern Italy and studied at top Italian schools. Since moving to the United States at 21, Chef Montobbio has honed his skills at Atlanta restaurants including Pricci, The Mansion on Peachtree, and Taverna Fiorentina.
Start with the Seared Beef Carpaccio, which is served with arugula, pickled root vegetables and pink peppercorns. Or try the Scottish Salmon Tartare, which gets added freshness from sliced grapefruit. The house cured duck prosciutto is a standout in the chef’s selection of cured meats.
Whether you’re a first time diner or a regular, you’ll want to try one of Chef Montobbio’s pastas. Made in house, each offers a tempting combination of flavors and textures.
The Square Spaghetti is as fun to eat as it is to look at. A simple preparation lets the freshness of the ingredients shine.
A highlight is the Risotto that, with the addition of Prosecco, is light enough to enjoy on the hottest of days.
The wine list offers a variety of Italian whites and reds that complement the food. The knowledgeable servers are helpful in offering guidance when selecting a glass or bottle.
Make a reservation for lunch or dinner now — your mouth will be watering after looking at the photos below.
Cucina Asellina, 1075 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta 30309 (Midtown)