Exquisite & Intimate Venue Now Available in Downtown Atlanta

Amalfi Cucina & Mercato has quickly become a downtown destination for locals and visitors alike as guests are treated to a true Italian experience from the moment they arrive. Amalfi Cucina & Mercato expanded into the space that was formerly Saito Sushi, Steak & Cocktails last fall, transforming the space.

The downtown venue now includes an elegant balcony over the entrance, providing an authentic open-air atmosphere, an intimate private dining room that seats an estimated 50 people, and is specifically designed to reflect the blue serene waters of the Amalfi Coast and Capri, Italy. The Capri Room's exquisite design features a hand-painted ceiling with back lighting and inspired murals painted by artist Scott McIntyre. The elegant addition, now available for booking, is ideal for private parties, corporate events, and celebrations throughout the year.

Red Phone Booth Hospitality Group (RPBHG), founded and curated by Stephen de Haan. owns Amalfi Cucina & Mercato (both locations) as well as Red Phone Booth venues among its property portfolio.

"We are thrilled with the expansion of Amalfi Cucina & Mercato as well as The Capri Room private dining option for our many patrons and guests looking for a unique place to gather in the downtown area,” said RPBHG Owner & Founder Stephen de Haan.  “This expansion allows us to better serve our downtown community through our best-in-class service and patron experience, while the interior design truly showcases our authentic and exclusive brand of Italian-inspired elegance."  

Amalfi Cucina and Mercato dining room in Atlanta, GA

Amalfi Cucina & Mercato’s Italian menu was designed by Culinary Director Robert Haynes. The distinctly authentic menu features Italian classics like Chicken Parmigiano, Chicken or Veal Marsala and Rigatoni di Napoli as well as shareable appetizers, delicious salads, traditional pastas and original desserts made from fresh quality ingredients from Italy. Additionally, they have a full bar that includes local beers on tap, craft cocktails and Sommelier chosen wines from the Tuscany and Piedmont regions in Italy as well as some great new world wines. Fresh ingredients are juiced daily and accompanied by great spirits crafted by their talented bar team.

After traveling to Naples and throughout the entire region, owners Stephen de Haan and Greg Grant apprenticed with the Italian Pizzaiolo Maestros at Pizzeria Mattozzi and Pizzeria Da Attilio. Their apprenticeship, along with studying in the Associazione Verace Pizza Napolentana, allowed these savvy entrepreneurs to bring this beautifully executed Italian street food to Atlanta.

Amalfi Pizza - photo of three of the best pizzas for foodies

Known for their Neapolitan-style pizzas, patrons of Amalfi Cucina & Mercato can expect their favorites like the Margherita Carnevale, Spicy Sicilian and their signature, Pizza Amalfi, made with San Marzano sauce, spicy sausage, peppadew peppers, caramelized onion, house made bacon jam and topped with fresh mozzarella.

The pizzas begin with the dough made from sourced D.O.P. ingredients. The 00 Flour is from a mill owned by the oldest family producing flour in Naples since 1924. The Dough Room is where the magic happens as it’s kept at a perfect humidity to allow the yeast to mature. The process takes 48 hours to reach full maturation for a light and delicious crust for all of the pizzas.

Originating in Naples in the 1600s, the traditional Neapolitan pizzas are 12 inches or less in size, made from simple fresh quality ingredients from the Campania region of Italy and cooked in their 6,000 pound wood-burning brick ovens, imported from Italy, at temperatures in excess of 900 degrees in approximately 60 seconds.

It’s no surprise that their pizzas were named one of the Best Pizzas in America’s Biggest Cities by Food Network, voted Best Pizza in Atlanta by Atlanta Eats and the only Georgian member of Association Vera Pizza Napoletana (VPN), a highly-coveted distinction.  

In addition, at the Buckhead location, patrons can also take home freshly made pasta, homemade sauces, single serve dishes, Italian wines, aged meats and other imported products from Italy in the Mercato, open daily during regular business hours.  

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