The dish: piatto fresh kitchen and bar
Open Since: Take out window opened Aug. 13, full restaurant will open Sept. 7.
Owners: Husband and wife duo of Raj and Anu Mittal
Hours: Take out window is currently open only for lunch during the week – except Tuesdays – and for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. Once the full restaurant opens, it will be closed on Tuesdays, but open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Location: In an old violin shop next to Red Clay Music Foundry and across Main Street from the Duluth Town Green.
Atmosphere: Piatto looks like an old house on the outside, but has a modern rustic look on the inside.
The steel chairs and tables that have a wood top with a steel trim and base bring echoes of an old school diner. At the same time, the marble floor tiles, modern artwork, lights that hang in gold globes and exposed air conditioning ducts and ceiling framework bring a modern cafe feel.
The restaurant also appears from Main Street to be a one-story restaurant, but it is in fact a two-story business with a dining area on the street level and a bar and event room downstairs.
It also has outdoor seating along Main Street, as well as a deck out back that is under construction. The outdoor seating along Main Street might make guests think of the University of Georgia with black wicker furniture and red cushions.
Families who also want to let active children have an outlet to use their energy can take advantage of a children’s play room at the back of the dining area. The room features some dolls and toys for the children to play with.