Isabella's menu is ripe with flavorful dishes that employ fresh ingredients to create internationally influenced fare. Once tucked inside the casual neighborhood atmosphere, mix and match an order of tilapia, turkey or vegetable-stuffed samosas ($8.95, three in an order), or swaddle a palate in a downy quilt of turkey meatloaf, rocked to sleep on a pillow of pepper-jack cheddar mac 'n' cheese ($12.95). There are plenty of inventive vegetarian options, such as the genre-bending spinach and blue cheese salad accented by mango, seasonal fruit, and spiced pecans ($9.95). Sugarcoat the meal's demise with a vanilla cardamom pound cake with lemon glaze ($5.95) or grab a nearby straw and plunk it into a choice specimen from Isabella's South African wine collection. Brunch is also served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Feasting, the favored pastime of kings, emperors, and celebrators of Thanksgiving, is a great way to gorge. With today's Groupon $20 gets you $40 worth of feast at Feast Restaurant, the Decatur restaurant Atlanta Magazine says has "the genuine enthusiasm and Southern-stamped hospitality of an owner who cares."
Cuisine Type: Chicken schnitzel from around the world
Most popular offering: The Mexican chicken schnitzel sandwich
Reservations: Not offered
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Number of Tables: 11–25
Outdoor Seating: No
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Ask for the house sauce with the french fries.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
We serve local, all-natural chicken breast that is pounded and breaded so it's tender on the inside and crunchy on the outside.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
It's the only place that brings you so many different flavors from around the world
Do you adhere to any sustainable or eco-friendly practices?
We use local chicken and produce from farmer's market.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We hand-pound the chicken breast ourselves and make the sauces in-house.
Combining rustic, Old-World home cooking with contemporary, metropolitan sensibilities, Villagio Italian Kitchen presents diners with refined versions of Mediterranean comfort foods. Executive Chef Brian Obermeyer—a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu culinary academy in Paris, France—remains faithful to the ingredient-focused approach of classic Italian cooking, even while adding a bit of restrained flair in order to elevate the cuisine.
Flash-fried artichokes sit beside mushrooms, kale, and roasted garlic aioli; brown butter and sage complement the slight sweetness of the butternut squash ravioli; and the Tuscan-style steak includes truffle fries as well as a Chianti-tinged Worcestershire sauce. At the same time, Chef Obermeyer occasionally reaches beyond Italian borders by serving chargrilled kabobs featuring everything from harissa-marinated chicken to seasonal vegetables with a balsamic glaze.
Much like its menu, Villagio Italian Kitchen's dining room aims for a balance between rustic and contemporary influences. Exposed brickwork, framed paintings on the walls, and stout wooden booths evoke the spirit of an Old-World trattoria, while cylindrical pendant lamps and imported Martian silverware help lend a distinctively modern vibe to the space.
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Cafe Istanbul's skilled culinary artisans craft a menu of authentic Turkish fare. Dining duos can share a Mediterranean appetizer such as stuffed grape leaves ($4.95) or conquer the sauced eggplant ($5.95). Send taste buds on an exotic excursion sans carry-on luggage with piquant entrees such as skewered chicken adana flavored with red bell peppers ($11.95), or inegol kofte ($10.95), which rolls lamb and rice into robust turkish meatballs . Cafe Istanbul also serves up vegetarian options, such as imam bayildi ($10.50), which stuffs chopped tomatoes, parsley, pine nuts and raisins into an eggplant envelope that ships directly to the mouth at a modest flat rate.