Ballantyne Village Eatery Shifting to New Concept

Villa Antonio will reopen in new space as Gusto Pasta Bar

Villa Antonio in Ballantyne Village will close and give way to a new Italian restaurant, Gusto Pasta Bar, later this year. A classic Italian eatery, Villa Antonio served dishes such as pastas, osso bucco, and pollo (chicken) parmigiano. Gusto Pasta Bar, which will open in a new space in Ballantyne Village, will have a more modern and healthy menu, with pasta dishes and small plates. Specialty sangrias will also be served.

“The only thing constant in life is change, and in keeping up with the times, Villa Antonio is changing concepts,” Anthony Garcia, General Manager of Gusto Pasta, says in a press release. “We’re excited to introduce a hip, modern ambiance combined with our friendly staff.”

Villa Antonio will continue service until Gusto Pasta Bar is ready to open in its 3,500-square-foot location between Mellow Mushroom and TCBY in late summer. According to Ballantyne Village General Manager Ed Camp, another restaurant will eventually fill Villa Antonio's current location. That restaurant is expected to be announced in the coming days.

Categories: Dine & Dish, Food + Drink