Da Via Brings Fast-Casual Italian to Perimeter

By Christopher Hassiotis  |  December 2, 2013

Da Via Italian Market Eating, a new "fast casual" restaurant in the Perimeter Place Shopping Center, celebrates its grand opening this week. It specializes in highly customizable Italian-inspired meals. The menu focuses primarily on pasta bowls, salad bowls and piadas - a flatbread wrap/sandwich typical of Italy's northern Romagna region. Da Via follows the expected fast-casual flow - diners choose a meal format, pick a protein (chicken, salmon, meatballs, veggies or sausage), select a sauce and add whatever toppings they like. A variety of sides and a tiramisu dessert round out the menu, while drink options include beer, wine and sangria along with the usual sodas and iced tea.

Though this is the only location so far, it looks to be a replicable chain-ready "concept." Da Via is owned by AmRest Holdings SE, the same Polish fast-food parent company that recently introduced two La Tagliatelle locations to Atlanta.

To celebrate the grand opening, there will be daily specials today through Sunday, December 8. Deals include discounted meals, free kids' food, free dessert and a bike giveaway, among others - a full list is on the restaurant's website.

The space prominently displays the "house rules," which read mainly like computer-generated Italianate aphorisms: "There's always another course and another conversation," "Saying bellissima is a great way to pick up American girls," etc. But one holds promise: "No texting & eating." It'd be a real thing if that were really enforced, no?

Da Via's open daily 11 AM-10 PM.

(4511 Olde Perimeter Way, Suite 800; 470-235-6130)