Tucked away in the Inman Park neighborhood is this Italian gem. Perfect for a romantic night on the town or a mid-week meal with friends, you’ll find homemade pasta and oh so much more!
Bruce Logue opened Boccalupo last year with the goal to bring local, American ingredients to the forefront of traditional Italian cooking. Logue and his team seek out the best and you can taste it in every bite. And they are not afraid of creativity in the kitchen. Take the famous Bahn Mi for example. Traditionally a Vietnamese specialty, Logue transformed the flavors into a bruschetta with grilled bread, chicken liver pate, braised pork and pickled veggies.
This true neighborhood gem is breath of fresh air in Atlanta. You’ll find yourself lingering over the pasta and wine night after night.
Ok, we know what you’re thinking. ‘Black..spaghetti?!’ But hear us out; this is one of the best dishes in Atlanta! The pasta is made with a small amount of squid ink (for color, not taste), and then cooked with hot Calabrese sausage and red shrimp. Trust us on this, you’re going to love this dish.
This bruschetta banh mi is served with overnight pork and chicken liver and topped with a pickled vegetable relish. It’s ultra savory, the perfect saltiness, and has a buttery crunch to the toast. This is the perfect appetizer anti pasta or side to add a protein boost!
Octopus & Mortadella Spiedino
Not only does this dish taste amazing, but it’s also absolutely stunning. The skewered grilled octopus is smoky and fresh. The field peas (which are essentially beans) add a creamy earthiness. Plus, it has bacon. Everything is better with bacon.