Saturday, April 4, 2009

Pacci Ristorante Set to Open in May

Pacci Ristorante is a Piemontese-style steakhouse that will offer the flavors and timeless elegance of Northern Italy amidst the bustling backdrop of Midtown Atlanta's stylish, urban surroundings. The restaurant is set to open in May, and will be adjacent to Hotel Palomar in Midtown. They will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring robust dishes inspired by the rustic fare of Italy and created by Executive Chef Keira Moritz, formerly of Puccini & Pinetti in San Francisco.

This will be a homecoming for Moritz, who grew up in Georgia. Her menu of fresh, seasonal Italian cuisine and traditional steakhouse classics, combined with the majestic interior décor
created by The Puccini Group, will attract Midtown residents, businesspeople and travelers alike.

Moritz's menu at Pacci will be comprised of seasonal Italian cuisine alongside traditional steakhouse classics. Examples from Moritz's menu include Piemonte-style steak tartare, house-made ravioli with spicy lobster sauce and classic, house-aged beef steaks rubbed with a perfect blend of sea-salt, black pepper and fresh rosemary.

Guests may choose from an ample Antipasto selection such as basil cured tuna with potato caponata and Ligurian olives or an arugula salad with toasted almonds and Pecorino Siciliano croutons. The Pasta e Risotto section of the menu will feature a tempting assortment of house made or fresh pastas and flatbreads.

Entrée options include rustic Italian-inspired dishes such as duck confit with corona beans and dried fruit; flat iron steak with tomato-olive vinaigrette; and Bistecca Fiorentina, a classic Florentine porterhouse carved tableside. Breakfast, lunch and dinner price points are $14, $17 and $45 respectively.

Pacci will also feature an extensive wine list and an innovative cocktail menu, and the restaurant's bar area will offer guests another spot to enjoy small, shareable plates.

Pacci Ristorante is located at 866 West Peachtree Street NW, adjacent to Hotel Palomar in Midtown. The restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The bar is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations are accepted, and complimentary valet is available at the hotel. For more information about Pacci, call 678-412-2402 or visit

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