Yeppa&Co is aiming for a summer opening in the space at 306 Buckhead Ave. at the intersection with North Fulton Drive.
The restaurant will focus on foods from the Italian city of Rimini and its surrounding Emilia-Romagna region, according to a press release. According to Storico, “Yeppa” is a term from that region that means “living with passion and intensity every day of one’s life, seeking and accomplishing highly gratifying idea.”
Among the menu items will be fish, pizza, panini, piadina, pastas, grilled skewers and sliders.
The idea was presented by Storico co-owner Pietro Gianni at a Jan. 5 meeting of the Development Review Committee (DRC) of Special Public Interest District 9, a design-oriented zoning area. There, it was presented as a “pizza bar,” though the press release later expanded that definition.
The concept as presented at the DRC includes an expanded, all-seasons patio and a “mini dog menu” of treats, given the recent opening of the Fetch Park across the intersection.
The restaurant group began in Garden Hills in 2009 as a handmade pasta kitchen. The first restaurant, Storico Fresco Ristorante e Alimentari at 3167 Peachtree Road in Buckhead Village, debuted in 2016.
That was followed by the restaurant Forza Storico in the Westside Provisions District mixed-use complex on Howell Mill Road. Storico Vino, a wine bar, opened in March of last year at 3065 Peachtree Road — another spot within the Buckhead Village District complex.