Our guests have been raving about another Atlanta Restaurant, Campagnolo Restaurant this spring, so I thought I would let you in on the secret. Atlanta Restaurateur, Maureen Kalmanson is the face behind this little gem. Campagnolo means “peasant” in Italian. For all of you that are foodies that remember the wonderful Peasant Restaurants, Maureen was a fixture at the The Peasant and The Pleasant Peasant restaurants. She remains passionate about food and her guests by providing the perfect place to have a wonderful dining experience.
The traditional off-white brick building anchored with a large patio will entice you to just sit back and watch the hustle and bustle of Midtown go by. Don’t forget to try the Campagnolo Signature Martini that has Bombay Gin, Dry Vermouth, St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, Crème de Violette and Orange Bitters.
Campagnolo serves a rustic Italian menu with influences from their Mediterranean neighbors. Some of our favorites are the Mushroom Carpaccio with Sundried Tomatoes, Fried Capers, Shaved Pecorino, Arugula serve with a Lemon Vinaigrette. Caprese with Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil Roasted Garlic served with a Balsamic Reduction and Basil Oil. If you like Risotto, be sure and try the Arancini. It is fried Pancetta Risotto Balls with Aioli and a Balsamic Reduction. It is one our Guests Favorites!
There is always room for desert at Campagnolo Restaurant, so save room for the Flourless Chocolate Torte with Pistachio and Ganache or the Semifreddo that has Bananas, Pecans, Salted Caramels and Zeppoles.
If you love just sitting back and listening to music, be sure and catch one of Atlanta’s favorites, Robert Ray on the piano from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings at Campagnolo Restaurant. Best of all, Campagnolo Restaurant is just blocks from our Atlanta Bed and Breakfast, Shellmont Inn.