Well-known Italian eatery INDACO makes a mouthwatering debut in the Peach State
Hailing from the Carolinas, Indaco, a restaurant known for its modern Italian fare, unveils its fourth location right in the heart of Atlanta. Brainchild of The Indigo Road Hospitality Group (think O-Ku, Oak Steakhouse, and Colletta), the restaurant is located at 725 Ponce with aerial views of the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. The dishes at Indaco Atlanta are exclusive to the region, and at the helm is executive chef Drew Van Leuvan.
“The menu is approachable, but showcases a refined touch with seasonality at its heart,” says Van Leuvan. “Throughout my cooking career, I have focused on handmade pastas with a particular emphasis on vegetable-driven menus. I love serving food that derives from a California and Italian approach to cooking. I bring that same style and passion to the cuisine here at Indaco.”
Spotlighted on the menu is a selection of appetizers (like their delectable focaccia bread with sorghum butter, thyme, and sea salt), as well as various wood-fired, thin-crust Neapolitan pizzas, housemade pastas, and plenty of greens. Order the mushroom pizza with ricotta, mozzarella, wood-fired mushrooms, rosemary, shallots, and parsley for a heartier meal option, or for some spice, opt for the Radiatori pasta dish with spicy sausage ragu, tomato, cream, peas, and parmesan. As for the drinks, “Our cocktail program is Italian-inspired, and we source our spirits and ingredients locally when possible,” says Indaco general manager Sarah Lawrence. “Our bartenders are well-versed in the classics and use them as a jumping-off point for our collaborative menu development. We also have a keen focus on the spirit-free offerings.”
Channeling a coastal Mediterranean vibe, Lindsay Rice and the team at David Thompson Studio are responsible for the interiors of Indaco. Because of the restaurant’s elevation from the ground-floor level, guests feel as though they have been transported to an exclusive beachside setting in Capri, Italy. Long blue-and-white striped booths allow for seamless conversation, and the heated outdoor seating area reserves top-tier views of the Midtown skyline and Ponce City Market.
“I want the guest experience to be memorable, whether it’s a celebration or a quick dinner before a show,” says Lawrence. “My team is dedicated to making everyone feel welcome while they are spending time with us.” indacorestaurant.com