Fifth Group Restaurants Welcomes Jonathan Beatty as Executive Chef at La Tavola

Fifth Group Restaurants Welcomes Jonathan Beatty as Executive Chef at La TavolaFifth Group Restaurants, the esteemed Atlanta hospitality company behind South City Kitchen, Ecco, La Tavola Trattoria, The Original El Taco, Alma Cocina and Lure, as well as full-service events company Bold Catering & Design, is proud to announce Jonathan Beatty as the new executive chef at La Tavola.

“La Tavola is celebrating 20 years of serving the Virginia-Highland neighborhood in 2019, making it the perfect time for Jonathan to jump in and offer a fresh perspective on the beloved Italian menu,” said Fifth Group partner Robby Kukler. “He epitomizes Fifth Group’s standards of food service and hospitality, and we are confident he will thrive in his new role.”

A familiar face among the Fifth Group family, Beatty previously served as executive chef at the company’s European-inspired concept, Ecco Midtown, from 2013 to 2015. Prior to joining the Ecco team, Beatty began his culinary career at the renowned French Culinary Institute in New York City and went on to work at the Loews Ventana Canyon resort in Tucson, Ariz. Beatty also boasts experience at the critically acclaimed Esca in New York City, the Davanti Enoteca concepts in Chicago and California, and The Purple Pig in Chicago, which received recognition as one of Bon Appetit’s Top 10 Best New Restaurants.

“Fifth Group has always held a special place in my heart and I’m excited to continue my career working with such an established concept,” said Beatty. “No matter which seasonal dishes are featured, La Tavola’s menu has always been timeless and authentic, so I’m really excited to have a hand in bringing that to life.”

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Italian restaurant has become a staple in the Virginia-Highland community, serving memorable dishes like the tagliolini with mushroom ragu, squid ink spaghetti and zuppa di pesce. In his new role, Beatty will lead the La Tavola team in creating the restaurant’s signature Italian dishes, as well as developing exciting seasonal additions, special event menus and more.

For more information about Fifth Group Restaurants and its family of concepts, please visit, and keep an eye on La Tavola’s Instagram for updates on new menu items, special events and more.