Appetite for Design: Ombra
Ciccheti, small plates, the snacks the city of Venice is known for, can be found at wine bars (bacari) and eateries. Ombra– La Mensa (Italian for Mess Hall) is a new Italian bar in Andersonville that offers ciccheti.
Inspired by the regional flavors of the Italian Tre Venezie, Ombra is a space you can make your own. It’s where the casual comfort of the neighborhood meets the energy of possibility. You just might encounter the new and unexpected—whether the flavors, the wine list, or the conversations and people around you. The menu is designed as portions that can either satisfy a taste, or spark the appetite for more. Nothing’s hidden here, almost everything’s offered out in the open, a feast for the eyes and imagination. It’s a perfect, no-fuss spot, featuring cured meats, vegetables, bruschetta, and tramanzzini, the Venetian answer to English tea sandwiches. Italian wines, mostly from the Venice area, but not exclusively, accompany a full bar menu of cocktails and beer. They’re presented as the menu, designed for trying and experimenting. With the salvaged materials and unique décor, creative reinvention is a huge part of what makes Ombra unique. Alerego Design’s Davide Nanni, known for his recycled aesthetic, has designed the interiors. Come to relax and recharge between plans, or spend the evening. Ombra is a familiar touchstone—casual and accommodating, provocative and inspiring, it’s about quality in living.
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