Omnivore - Nonna Mia opens in Midtown

Another tenant for a building with a bad track record

We visited the new Nonna Mia (960 Piedmont Ave., 404-532-2815) recently. This restaurant, part of a new chain started in New Orleans, is located in a building that has not had a good track record since the Big Red Tomato left it years ago.

Nonna Mia is something of a return to the Tomato's style with a menu that's heavy on New York-style Italian. By far the best thing we ordered was the appetizer, "Divine Portobello" (above), with grilled chicken breast, spinach and a red-pepper sauce complementing sliced portobellos.

We also ordered this red pizza, topped with kalamata olives, sardine-sized slices of prosciutto and mozzarella. But, look, Ma! No char!

More in "Grazing" later this week.

(Photos by Cliff Bostock)