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Bar Antico to open this Fall

Credit: Liz Lapidus PR

Credit: Liz Lapidus PR

Giovanni Di Palma, owner and pizzaiolo at Antico Pizza Napoletana, recently broke ground on the next step in the Antico empire: Bar Antico.

Originally thought to be called Antico Gelateria – or, at least that is the name on Di Palma’s building permit application – the actual name of the 2,000 square foot expansion was revealed yesterday. The new venture is located in what used to be a house right across the street from the original pizzeria.

The main focus of Bar Antico will serve gelato and alcoholic limoncello, as well as traditional Neapolitan street food and the new space will include al fresco seating for 100 patrons. Before you try to Google that, I’ll save you the time…it means the seating will be outside. Di Palma envisions a piazza-like feel to the pizzeria/Bar Antico combo, where it just feels natural for diners to enjoy a pizza and then casually stroll across the street for dessert and a digestivo.

“I am very thankful to Atlanta for supporting my dreams of becoming one of the highest-rated pizza places in America,” says Antico owner Giovanni Di Palma.” “The opening of the Bar Antico and the Piazza, along with the additional Italian products that we will offer, is my cultural gift to Atlanta and all of our loyal patrons.”

As of right now, Di Palma plans to open to the new restaurant in October of 2012. I wish him all the best in dealing with the permitting process and opening by then, I’m looking forward to the limoncello bar.

- By Jon Watson, Food & More blog

14 comments Add your comment

Sheesh

August 17th, 2012
10:03 am

For the love of Pete, this post is RIFE with typos. It’s like a fourth-grader wrote it.

Yikes

August 17th, 2012
10:16 am

Wow Sheesh is right. Drunk fourth-grader. Copyediting is truly a lost art… Sigh.

Theresa

August 17th, 2012
10:59 am

“priginal pizzeria. Bar Antico.” That’s just embarrassing!

Grasshopper

August 17th, 2012
11:26 am

Typed on an Ipad while sampling limoncello in a dark corner perhaps?

Anyhow, good for DiPalma. Sounds like it could be fun place.

Jon Watson

August 17th, 2012
12:25 pm

@all- It is time for the big reveal: This post doubled as a social experiment in crowd-sourced editing. The good news is that you all passed with flying colors. All should be corrected now. Apologies for the typos, I should remember not to write a post a 4:57 in the morning…

Typical Redneck

August 17th, 2012
12:45 pm

a 4:57 in the morning… or 12:25 in the afternoon apparently. Sorry Jon, I couldn’t resist.

Susan

August 17th, 2012
1:30 pm

Typo’s or not I’m going to be looking forward to this opening so I can go crusing for some italian Sausage.

-Suz

joe

August 17th, 2012
3:50 pm

Has this Antico thing gotten out of hand? Seriously , when else are wevchristening a new restauant with the mayor or like?

joe

August 17th, 2012
3:50 pm

Edward

August 17th, 2012
10:20 pm

Assuming the quality will be similar to Antico, I look forward to this addition. Pizza, gellato, and limoncello… mmmmmm!

Maryann

August 19th, 2012
8:50 pm

If he really wanted to give a gift to the city, he and all of aliases would move to another state.

Maryann

August 19th, 2012
8:51 pm

all of *his aliases

j

August 20th, 2012
8:36 pm

What random chatter to respond to this post. I love Antico and will support this new place to get a drink. We’re lucky to have this pizza in our city.

Bob from Accounttemps

August 21st, 2012
1:51 pm

If he serves Limoncello Martinis, I hope he posts a phone number for designated drivers. Had my first a few weeks ago out at an Italian restaurant at Reynolds — fantastic, but wow. Just wow. I had to repeat it just to make sure I really liked it…