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Table & Main duo to open Italian concept in Roswell

image002Nine months after opening Table & Main in Roswell, its owner, Ryan Pernice, and chef, Ted Lahey, have announced plans to fill another niche in the Roswell dining scene. The two will open a dinner-only Italian eatery in historic Roswell come summer of 2013.

The new restaurant, Osteria Mattone, will serve rustic Italian cuisine including handmade pastas and wood-fired pizzas. This neighborhood trattoria will source ingredients from local purveyors and Georgia farms. The wine list will be a prominent part of the beverage program, featuring many Italian wines and other continental varietals.

Osteria Mattone will be located just down the street from Table & Main at 1095 Canton Street, adjacent to The Fickle Pickle, a popular Roswell cafe. The site’s existing red-brick building, which inspired the name “Mattone” (Italian for brick), will undergo a complete renovation, much like the hundred-year-old home that now houses Table & Main. Plans for the space include a hand-crafted brick pizza oven as the dining room focal point, a landscaped terrace and dining area on the front lawn and a large private parking lot.

Lahey will oversee the kitchens at both Table & Main and Osteria Mattone. Lahey has worked with Michael White of Fiamma Osteria in New York City and Hugh Acheson of Five & Ten in Athens.

With the opening of Table & Main last August, Little Alley Steak in February and Osteria Mattone next summer, Roswell’s dining scene is one to watch.

–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog

5 comments Add your comment

Lisa

April 20th, 2012
4:41 pm

The parking lot will be KEY!! It’s getting harder and harder to find parking in Roswell!

Art

April 20th, 2012
11:23 pm

One has to think that those in the know have done economic studies and that the times are right for new restaurants… Maybe we have rounded the corner and are truly on the upswing of a recovery. Good luck to all concerned. No thanks to Barry O.

Mar -Atl Foodie

April 23rd, 2012
8:46 am

Lack of parking has prevented my friends and me from eating in Roswell, even though I live nearby.

Grasshopper

April 23rd, 2012
8:50 am

Summer of 2013? Will it take that long to renovate the building or are there other reasons they are announcing this morethan a year out?

[...] The red brick house, which sits adjacent to The Fickle Pickle, was formerly occupied by Caravita Home Care and partially inspired the new restaurant’s name: mattone, the Italian word for brick, says the Atlanta Journal Constitution. [...]