Atlanta Restaurant Scene

Mediterranea set to open this month in Grant Park

A new restaurant and bakery with a Mediterranean flair is set to open its doors this month in Grant Park.

Mediterranea, which will be located in a historic 1920 trolley stop building 332 Ormond St. SE Ste. 101 in Atlanta, will open a bakery and coffee counter first, followed by the restaurant in the later part of the month.

The  bakery will sell muffins, cookies, breads, and desserts, while the restaurant will offer a menu inspired by "the traditional way of eating in the Mediterranean region — a vernacular diet of locally sourced vegetables, fruits, whole grains, seafood, and poultry," according to co-owner Gerard Nudo. "With its emphasis on simply prepared foods, especially vegetables, the Mediterranean way of eating is delicious, sustainable and healthy."

The winter menu will feature dishes including an eggplant involtini with haloumi, roasted red pepper tomato sauce and yellow pepper tomato sauce and pan roasted French cut chicken breast with root vegetable hash, thyme and gravy.

Both the bakery and restaurant will be gluten-free and vegetarian and vegan friendly.

The bar program will include wines and craft beers (including a selection of gluten-free beers), as well as cocktails using Mediterranean and Italian liquors "with a twist" according to Nudo, such as vintage Negronis and red mimosas made with Lambrusco.

The space, which Nudo said will have a "rustic elegant" vibe, will seat 46 in the dining room and 14 at the bar, with another 46 seats on the rooftop deck.

332 Ormond St. SE, Ste. 101, Atlanta. 404-748-4219, facebook.com/Mediterranea-719034664911296/

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