Riccardo Ullio has decided to close his contemporary Spanish restaurant, Cuerno. Sunday will be its last day of operation.
The Midtown restaurant has been open since January 2008, but it never achieved the sales figures Ullio needed to keep it afloat.
“Between the economy going to tank and the location being a little iffy, and Atlantans not being too familar with Spanish food, it just never worked out,” said Ullio.
Since the restaurant’s debut, Ullio had hoped to bring a Spanish chef to Atlanta to oversee the menu of paellas, tapas and Spanish entrees. “Without a Spanish chef, it can be difficult to make the product,” he conceded. “Still, I’m pretty proud of what we’ve done.”
Beleza, the Brazilian cocktail lounge-ish place next door, is currently breaking even and will remain open.