Locally owned Italian restaurant coming to Emory Point.
Marcello's, a Buckhead area favorite for decades, is bringing its authentic Italian fare to the Emory area. Marcello's has leased the former La Tagliatella at Emory Point and hopes to have the restaurant open sometime in February. The 4,400 square foot restaurant is adjacent to Fresh to Order on Clifton Road.
La Tagliatella closed at Emory Point in December 2014, less than two years after opening. La Tagliatella, part of Poland based AmRest, has already closed its midtown location, which enjoyed an even shorter life.
Bothers Julian and Marcello Najm, owners of Marcello's, surely got a better deal than they could have from a new development, and are walking into a fully built-out restaurant. The Najms are renovating the space to customize it and give it more character than before.
The original Marcello's opened in 1984. Today, what had become two separate storefronts, "Buckhead Italian Market," and a separate bakery, are under one, approximately 2,400 square foot roof at Tuxedo Festival near Chastain Park.
Marcello's features various brick oven pizzas as well as a classic Italian menu that includes dishes like Veal Piccata, Chicken Marsala, and Chicken Parmigiana.
Are you excited to see Marcello's expand? Do you think the local Marcello's will succeed where the chain La Tagliatella failed? What is your favorite Italian restaurant? What would you like to see replace the shuttered Bonefish Grill at Emory Point?
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