This is a new take-out chicken venture by the Antico people, right next door. You can get a half chicken or whole chicken in any of several preparations. They also have several pasta offerings. There are tables for eating there, but we got it to go, since we live nearby.
We chose the Diavola chicken, which featured calabrian peppers, and also ordered some "pasta al forno." The first thing we noticed was that both the pasta and chicken came in large, sturdy plastic containers--not very environmentally friendly, it seemed to us. We'll try to re-purpose them. The chicken was great--flavorful and moist, and I love those peppers. But at $16 for half a chicken, I guess I am just one of those people Atlanta chefs complain about who balk at paying the price for quality ingredients. A $6 Costco rotisserie chicken is pretty tasty if I overlook what chemicals they might inject it with. The pasta al forno was penne, with San Marzano marinara and no doubt equally pedigreed ricotta and scamorza. It, too, was delicious (and included a nicely Italian-American meatball and mounds more cheese than I suspect one gets in Italy). It was plenty of food for the two of us. There's no way I can make a sauce (or a meatball) that nice, even if I load it up with as much olive oil as they do. But penne and a meatball for $13? Again, I guess I'm just a cretin. I wasn't surprised by the prices, just dismayed. I was expecting exactly this--the Antico of take-out chicken.www.gioschicken.com