By Ryan Pernice

Fall is my favorite season on Canton Street…

One bright morning in early September, you step out your door and inhale the crisp scent of leaves and falling temperatures. Summer’s sweaty strangle-hold is over.  It’s patio season!

This is the perfect time of year to take full advantage of Canton Street’s charm. For a special evening, nothing beats a twilight stroll followed by dinner outdoors, and we’re very proud of the beautiful patio dining options at our restaurants, Table & Main and Osteria Mattone.

Table & Main opened just about four years ago, serving “simple. seasonal. southern.” cuisine in the heart of Roswell’s historic district.  We have two outdoor dining options – our front porch and garden patio – that perfectly capture the essence of the season. We recently added a Southern-style fireplace and additional cocktail seating to increase the magic of the space. With candles flickering along the mantle, a faint chill in the air, and a big plate of fried chicken in front of you…well, that sounds like a good night out to me!

Osteria Mattone, our 2-year old Italian restaurant open for lunch and dinner, also features a fantastic patio.  An Italian “osteria” is a neighborhood tavern serving pasta and wine, and “Mattone” means “brick.” That’s just what we hoped our restaurant would become, a “brick tavern” serving our community.  During these next few months, the patio at Osteria Mattone is at its busiest and most picturesque. It, too, showcases a stone fire pit with a custom-built granite table alongside, making our own little “piazza” one of the best date-spots in town.

But you don’t necessarily need a special occasion to visit Osteria Mattone. Our menu of classic Roman pastas is perfect for a casual lunch or night out, even if you’re just looking for pizza and a Peroni. In fact, we just released an exciting new “build-your-own” custom pizza menu of artisanal ingredients, available for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday.

Although both restaurants do take reservations, we welcome walk-in guests as well. Given the unpredictability of the weather, both restaurants’ outdoor dining spaces are available on a “first come, first served” basis for walk-in business.

Yes, fall is a special time on Canton Street.  As the glaring afternoon sun grows more distant in memory and the holidays beckon, come experience our beautiful patios, glowing fireplaces, and delicious cuisine at Table & Main and Osteria Mattone.  We look forward to serving you!

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