Southside constructed the Villa Antonio Italian Ristorante. Specializing in authentic Northern Italian cuisine and serving the Charlotte area since 1987, this is the second restaurant for owner Antonio Garcia.
This 6,000 square foot facility offers fine dining elegance, as well as a festive yet romantic atmosphere with an Italian flair. Villa Antonio boasts a wide variety of dining accommodations with a private dining area accented by a clerestory façade and 15-lite French doors, as well as flexible operable partitions for altering the room size and several cozy booths for more casual arrangements. The Villa Rotunda Room is an enclosed circular dining area accented by a coffered dome ceiling, built-in wine storage and a stone exterior to give it that authentic European feel.
Additional areas of the restaurant include a large ‘piazza’ (patio), cocktail lounge, piano bar, dance floor, kitchen and hostess/waiting area.
Designed by Urban Architecture, architect John Urban describes it as “a highly energized space of varying materials and scale, creating a breathtaking visual experience complimenting the smells and colors of the cuisine.”