I’ve said it time and time again that there are plenty of great restaurants outside of the perimeter! I was recently introduced to Piastra Modern Italian Cuisine, which is a charming restaurant located in Marietta right on Marietta Square.
What I love about Marietta Square is the “small-town” vibe you get as you walk around. There are cute shops, boutiques and restaurants. There are always small concerts and performances happening as well.
When I arrived to Piastra, I was seated at the cutest table that sat in the window, giving you perfect views of the square. Unfortunately, I ate alone this day (crazy right? smh) but it didn’t bother me at all! I enjoyed my pomegranate mimosa while people watching. It was actually quite peaceful to have some alone time.
For brunch, Piastra offers both a build your own bloody mary bar as well as a build your own mimosa bar. You have the options of fresh fruit and fresh juices like orange, pineapple and pomegranate. I also can’t neglect to mention that both the bloody mary and the mimosas are bottomless.
Ordering from the brunch menu, I decided on the shrimp, red pepper and goat cheese omelet that my server suggested. She mentioned that it is one of the more popular omelets on the menu. I can understand why. This had to be the most perfectly prepared omelet I’ve had in a while. The eggs were light, fluffy and a gorgeous shade of yellow. It was stuffed with grilled shrimp and tons of peppers and goat cheese. It was served with a side of potatoes that were a little overdone, but good nonetheless. Chef Greg brought out one of his homemade flaky biscuits that was served with the most delicious peach and white balsamic jam. Let’s say that I loved this jam so much that I asked for a little extra to take home! Chef makes all of his jams in-house and is prepared with whatever fruit is in season.
Erica recommended that I try the chicken parmesan, so I followed her advice and ordered it since it is on the brunch/lunch menu. What makes this chicken parm different is that the chicken breast is not pounded thin. Chef Greg told me that he wanted the dish to be more about the chicken than the sauce and cheese. The Springer Mountain chicken is coated in focaccia crumbs and served with spaghetti pomodoro. I did enjoy the dish and although it’s a thick cut of meat, he was able to keep the chicken breast tender and juicy.
If you haven’t had a chance to visit Marietta Square, Piastra Modern Italian Cuisine is a good reason to.
45 West Park Square Marietta GA 30060
Until next time…Happy Eating!! xoxo
*My meal at Piastra Modern Italian Cuisine was complimentary, however all opinions are my own.