Osteria GeorgiBy: Celia Funderburk
Love and kindness blossom at this modern-upscale concept which takes inspiration from Giorgios Bakatsias’ friend George Tarantini, an Italian native known for his appreciation of hospitality. The restaurant highlights Italian culture, which celebrates life and community. Flavors and hospitality at Osteria Georgi come to life under the lead of chef Dan Jackson, a native to Chapel Hill and formerChopped contestant.
Osteria Georgi brings time-honored Italian dishes new and exciting alongside a vast selection of wines ranging from Sardinia to Sicily, plus riffs on classic Italian cocktails. The surrounding area’s farmers and fishermen provide fresh ingredients for flavorful fare. Handmade pastas and savory seafood specials are just a few of the items on the menu. Start with aged cheeses, fruits, and nuts, then move onto braised meats with seasoned vegetables. Dine on all of this while marveling at the photos on the wall and wide selection of bottles behind the bar. Check their events calendar for festivities like Sunday gatherings with authentic entrees and desserts to choose from. Look no farther than Chapel Hill for authentic Italian cuisine.
Chapel Hill native Dan Jackson, the executive chef at Osteria Georgi, celebrates Father's Day with a few thoughts on fatherhood and a special menu.