Omnivore - Vita opens in Buckhead

We dined at the new Vita at Peachtree and Bennett Street Saturday night. This is the new restaurant opened by Tony LaRocco, the original owner of Fratelli di Napoli.

Vita isn't serving over-sized plates to be shared family-style like Fratelli, but the dish above, chicken scarpariello, certainly would feed two. It's half a chicken seared in olive oil, then roasted with lots of sausage and served with veggies and potatoes. I couldn't eat half of it.

We also sampled the gigantic ribeye steak (right), a few appetizers and two desserts. Most of the food was good, the service was better than the usual in town and LaRocco's redo of the old Mick's space is luxe.

More in "Grazing" next week.

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