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Donetto opens tonight in West Midtown and other top Atlanta dining news from the week

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Italian restaurant Donetto opens tonight for dinner in West Midtown’s Stockyards development at 976 Brady Ave.

Named after the largest Chianina bull recorded in history – weighing in at 3,840 pounds – Donetto will serve a menu of items inspired by the Tuscan region including tagliatelle with vongole, basil, butter, white wine, garlic bread crumbs and colatora di alici; fusilli with smoked fish, zucchini, shishitos, garlic aioli and basil; and ripiena stuffed with quail, smoked mushrooms, garlic and quail jus. The menu also has a variety of heavy meats including steak florentine for two or three with salsa verde and olio verde; a 45-day dry aged bone-in ribeye with onion ash aioli; and half smoked chicken with fried polenta, figs, gorgonzola dolce and piadina.

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Beverage options include local and Italian craft beers, Negroni on tap, more than 100 bottles of wine, Italian sodas, an Amaro program and a revolving list of pun-intended cocktails including the Netspritz and Chill composed of house limonata, rosemary, aperol, prosecco and lemon; Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder made with 229 Gin, genepy des alpes, falernum, honey, lemon and absinthe; and the Smokey Cocchi with Banhez Mezcal, cocchi rosa, aperol, pineapple and hellfire bitters.

Chef and partner Michael Perez helms the kitchen.

Donetto is open from 5-10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with late night and Sunday hours to come.

Call 404-445-6867 or visit www.donettoatlanta.com for more information.

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