La Tagliatella Now Open at Emory Point in Atlanta

La Tagliatella Now Open at Emory Point in AtlantaLa Tagliatella, the European-based Italian restaurant concept with more than 130 restaurants across Europe and Asia, opened its second restaurant in the United States on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at Emory Point in Atlanta. Serving lunch and dinner daily, the restaurant follows the opening of the brand’s flagship at the Shops at Metropolis in Midtown Atlanta late in December 2012.

Showcasing traditional Italian recipes made with the highest quality ingredients, La Tagliatella offers Atlantans a relaxed-yet-distinctive atmosphere. La Tagliatella’s signature menu features a variety of authentic dishes including more than 400 pasta and sauce combinations and several unique Napoletano-style pizzas, all created with the finest key ingredients imported from the northern region of Italy.

“We’re thrilled to introduce this popular Italian concept to the Emory and Decatur community. The thriving neighborhood is an ideal location for our expansion in the Atlanta area,” said Mike Muldoon, president of La Tagliatella, LLC. “Europeans have been enjoying the unique cuisine, warm hospitality and generosity of La Tagliatella for the past two decades; now Americans can enjoy them, too.”

La Tagliatella draws inspiration from Italy’s rustic culinary traditions with a menu focused on fresh ingredients and eclectic flavors, all served in large, sharable portions that foster a more communal dining experience. The menu begins with antipasti appetizers including traditional creations such as provoletta baked with sautéed zucchini and Sole di Puglia tomatoes; carpaccio di bistecca with beef tenderloin and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano; and tominata, a unique cheese wrapped in speck and dressed with honey and Balsamic vinegar.

Main entrées infuse the genuine tastes of Italy with artisan homemade flavors. Guests can choose from several meat and vegetarian options including spiedino Napoletano with skewered pork tenderloin, Sole di Puglia tomatoes and Balsamic onions layered with fresh whole-leaf basil and served with a special Tagliatella sauce and fried gnocchi; lasagna verde with spinach, sweet tomato, zucchini, raisins and pine nuts; risotto al salame served in a cream sauce with a blend of sausage, seasonal vegetables and pine nuts; and one of La Tagliatella’s signatures which pairs coure di zucca butternut squash-filled pasta with noci e Gorgonzola sauce with walnuts and Gorgonzola cheese. The generous servings embody the essence of traditional Italian cuisine and are ideal for sharing among the table.

At center stage of the restaurant is a pizza kitchen where more than 20 unique Napoletano-style pizzas are handcrafted. Guests looking for a traditional Italian pizza can select from a wide array of distinctive offerings such as di pate pizza with foie gras, duck ham, Taleggio cheese and mushrooms topped with a wine-and-caramelized onion reduction, as well as Tagliatella pizza with pesto, onion, red peppers, mushrooms, Taleggio cheese, Tuscan bacon and sautéed spinach. For diners with more adventurous tastes, unique selections including the bold salume pizza with tomato, mozzarella and chorizo dressed with a fresh-cracked egg and oregano are sure to please. All of La Tagliatella’s pizzas are created with fresh dough handmade each day and baked to perfection, creating a thin, crispy and light pizza crust.

A welcome addition to Atlanta’s happy hour and late night scene, La Tagliatella offers a variety of Italian-inspired cocktails making it the perfect place to end the workday or enjoy the weekend. Specialty cocktail selections include “ambrato” with Old Overhold rye, Dolin Rouge, peach puree, peach bitters and lemon; “mulo Siciliano” with Ketel One vodka, blood orange juice, fresh lime and Barritts ginger beer; and the cabernet sauvignon blended “sangria Emilia” with blood orange syrup, pineapple juice, brandy and fresh blackberries. La Tagliatella also offers 50 selections of wine by the bottle and 26 by the glass, as well as several bottled and draft beers.

Popular among European diners, the décor at La Tagliatella restaurants in Europe exemplifies a setting in Italy with heavily wooded walls, ceilings and floors to mimic a northern Italian home. For the U.S. debut of the concept, acclaimed Atlanta firm ai3 assisted European designers of DecoRetro to create a special ambiance with a rich tapestry of textures, colors and patterns. This authentic style mirrors the Old World culture and traditions, transporting guests to a real and true experience of European dining.

La Tagliatella Emory Point is located at 1540 Avenue Place, Atlanta, Ga., 30329. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. La Tagliatella Emory Point can be reached at 678.608.4210. A third location of La Tagliatella is planned to open in late March 2013 in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Va. For more information, please visit <> or <> .

About La Tagliatella
La Tagliatella is Europe’s premier Italian dining destination, serving artfully crafted combinations of pasta and sauces and more than 20 Napoletano-style pizzas made with key ingredients imported from the northern regions of Italy. First opened in 1991 and operated in the U.S. by the U.S. Division of AmRest LLC, La Tagliatella and has grown to more than 130 restaurants globally in Europe, Asia and the US.  For more information, please visit