Brezza Cucina confirms move, will close in Ponce City Market

Ember-Roasted Carrots with Burrata from Brezza Cucina. CONTRIBUTED BY HANNAH JONES
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Ember-Roasted Carrots with Burrata from Brezza Cucina. CONTRIBUTED BY HANNAH JONES

Brezza Cucina, the Italian restaurant from celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman, will close in Ponce City Market and seek a new location. Executive chef Andrew Cacioppo confirmed the news, which was first reported by What Now Atlanta.

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Brezza Cucina was among the first wave of restaurants to open in Ponce City Market in 2015. The restaurant, which had turned to retail and takeout during the coronavirus pandemic, reopened for dine-in service on May 22. Over the ensuing two weeks, Brezza Cucina cut back its open hours. On June 6, it announced on social media that it would be closing indefinitely.

“Hey ATL, tonight is our last service for a while,” it posted on Instagram. “We hate telling you bad news, but it’s true,” read the caption. “We think we opened back up a bit too soon so we’re going to take a beat and reset for a little bit. Don’t worry, we’ll be back so keep an eye out here and we’ll keep you updated!”

In an email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cacioppo wrote that “Brezza is planning to move to a new location, and we’ll let you know as soon as plans are finalized.”