Some things get more awesome upon shrinking, whether it's cell phones, the national debt, or ponies. Yeah, miniature ponies, that's right! Downsizing its dimensions/wallet-damage, Little Vita
Just opened in Buckhead as a way-scaled-down version of its namesake Italian/American dinner house, LV's now compressed into the smaller back space of the same building: a 32-seat interior with blood orange walls, a polished wood bar, and three slot machines plus a two-top-decked patio, with prices on everything cut in half while maintaining the same portions, posing the eternal quandary: richer or fatter? New edibles include apps like Home Made Chips topped w/ gorgonzola, and Pommes Frites (w/ dip choices like tarragon or pesto mayo, roasted red pepper aioli), plus the New York Hot Dog and eight sandwiches, like the Sweet Italian Sausage w/ marinara & mozzarella, a Chicken Parm, and the fried oyster and house remoulade-layered Po-Boy -- and if that describes your financial state, it shucks to be you. Pastas include Penne with Escarole e Fagiole, and Linguini w/ sausage and julienned peppers; they're also slinging poultry plates like the boneless, breaded & pan-fried Tony's Chicken (topped w/ fresh tomato, chopped basil & balsamic vin), seafood like the Salmon Romanesco (w/ roasted red pepper sauce & sauteed spinach), and center-cut steaks like the roasted garlic & Port reduction-topped Mediterranean Garlic Filet, or the Filet of Beef, seasoned and rubbed with extra virgin olive oil -- what a meat tease
Little V's got sparkling, white, rosé, and red wines by the glass or bottle, and 10 bottled beers including 420 and Stella; you can also snag a cup of their House Blend Coffee, a fusion of beans from Central America and Africa, where the cell phones are the size of ponies, and not the awesome tiny kind.