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Italian restaurant Allora now open in Midtown and other Atlanta food news from the week

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Midtown, you've got a new spot for Italian.

Allora, now open in TWELVE Hotel Midtown at 361 17th Street NW, offers a menu of Italian classics and more modern dishes including antipasto such as charred Ooctopus, Barlotto bean hummus, peperonata and Castelvetrano olives; veal and ricotta meatballs with parmesan grits, San Marzano tomatoes and Grana Padano; and whole roasted artichoke with Bagna Cauda and bread crumbs; pizzas such as the carbonara with pancetta, cracked pepper, mozzarella, pecorino romano and a farm egg; cacio e pepe; porcini agnolotti; roasted branzini; and grilled Wagyu flank steak.

The beverage selection includes custom cocktails, wines and craft beer in cans, bottles and draft.

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The aesthetic of ALLORA includes industrial design, leathers and woods as well as a central bar, chef's tables overlooking an open kitchen and an outdoor patio.

Executive chef Chris Maher previously worked at The Ritz Carlton Buckhead, 4th & Swift, and ONE. midtown kitchen.

The restaurant is open for breakfast from 6:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Monday-Sunday; for lunch 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Monday-Friday; brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; and dinner 5-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Sunday and 5-11:30 p.m. Friday Saturday.

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