Thursday, August 10, 2017

Former Bachelorette Contestant Bringing Big New Restaurant to Dawsonville

Giorgio's Family Kitchen, an established OTP restaurant since 1991, is looking to open a second location next year. The original Giorgio's is located in Lakeland Plaza in Cumming. The new Giorgio's will be located just north of the North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawsonville.  
Constantine, standing back left, with his family

The new Giorgio's would be built on presently vacant land at the corner of Dawsonville Industrial Park Road & Northside Dawson Drive. 

The current Giorgio's is in an endcap of the center and is anchored by Belk, Sprouts Farmers Market and LA Fitness. Lakeland Plaza is located at the corner of  Atlanta and Buford Highways, just off exit 14 of GA 400.  The new location would be a freestanding structure, almost three times the size of the current restaurant.

"Giorgio’s is a family owned and operated restaurant. Dimitri and Elleni Tzortzis, both third generation restaurant owners, established Giorgio’s in 1991.  Dimitri’s family has owned restaurants in Chicago, Nashville and Chattanooga. Elleni’s family has owned restaurants in Georgia since 1956. Our son Constantine became an invaluable partner of the business along the way and has contributed a fresh perspective to the business."

Constantine Tzortzis appeared on season 7 of the hit ABC reality show The Bachelorette, and made it to the final three but realized that he just didn't see it going further with the Bachelorette, Ashley Hebert. 

Giorgio's offers Italian Greek and American fare and is famous for their carry out pizza, which is always BOGO.   The restaurant has been awarded Readers' Choice "Best of Forsyth" by Forsyth County News for the past three years.  

Sources say construction of the restaurant is expected to begin in late September with plans to be open by late spring.  

Have you ever been to Giorgio's Family Kitchen?  What is your favorite restaurant in the Cumming/Dawsonville area? Will  you visit Giorgio's in hopes of seeing Constantine?

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes. Glad it is coming to Dawsonville, GA

Billie said...

This family knows how to serve good food, and good service. Their pizzas are outstanding and their prices are reasonable. Hope they have many years in Dawsonville.

oden said...

Can you find out the scoop on why Illegal Food had to suddenly close?

Jim Morrow said...

One of the best restaurants in the area. A great addition to Dawson County. Can't wait to enjoy this newest spot.

Anonymous said...

My husband and I dine there frequently. We love the food, the venue and the employees. Everyone is courteous and they ensure you are satisfied with your experience.

Jon Cox said...

Been Having Spaghetti A La Giorgio since just after they opened WOW it is Great!!!! Dimitri The Owner and I have been talking about a Dawsonville location for 20 years I know almost every time I go Finally it is time. It will be GREAT!!!!!

Ashley said...

My hubby's fave place to go. I asked him where he wanted to go tonight for his birthday and he replied, without skipping a beat, "Giorgio's!"

Ashley said...

A fave place to go. I asked my hubby where he wanted to go tonight for his birthday and without skipping a beat, he replied "Giorgio's!"

Yvette Allison said...

So excited! Love the food and the employees are wonderful! Can't wait!

Yvette Allison said...

So excited! I love the food and the employees are wonderful. Can't wait!!

Julie Collins said...

The best place in Georgia to eat authentic Greek and Italian food. I am so excited they are coming to Dawsonville. Love you guys.

Pauline McKinny said...

My husband and I were invited in just before their opening and we were treated to some of their menu items...the best. We have been customers ever since.
Like the song, "Nobody Does It Better", referring to Eggplant Parmesan...nobody does it better.

Pauline