|Dolce's South Beach location at the Gale hotel|
New Italian eatery joining Buckhead Atlanta restaurant lineup
LDV Hospitality founder and principal John Meadow, along with regional director of operations David Abes, plan to open Dolce Italian at Buckhead Atlanta later this summer.
Dolce Italian at Buckhead Atlanta will open at the corner of Buckhead Avenue & Bolling Way, above Etro.
Originally slated to be Lugo Cucina Italiana, another concept from LDV, the decision was made to open Dolce instead. While the concepts are similar, Dolce's existing location in South Beach is being featured on the new Bravo show "Best New Restaurant," and will give the restaurant immediate credibility. Best New Restaurant premiers January 21st and is hosted by acclaimed chef and restaurateur Tom Colicchio. Colicchio and restaurateur and TV personality Gordon Ramsay are executive producers of the show. (Colicchio closed his craft and craftbar at The Mansion, now the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta, in early 2011.)
Many in Atlanta might ask themselves if this Dolce is related to the Dolce Enoteca that occupied a large space in Atlantic Station when the project first opened in 2005. The answer to that question is no. Dolce at Atlantic Station was operated by Los Angeles-based Dolce Group, whereas this new restaurant will be operated by New York-based LDV Hospitality.
Dolce Italian South Beach is located within the Gale hotel on Collins Avenue and opened in 2013. According to the Dolce website, another location is "coming soon" to Chicago.
LDV opened their first Buckhead Atlanta concept, Corso Coffee, last month, and will add American Cut and Dolce Italian later this summer.