While visiting Georgia in 2005, Fran and Frank noticed a void between the many fine dining establishments serving the city and it’s suburbs, and the abundant chains/franchises lining the Atlanta roads. It seemed that what was lacking in Atlanta was a type of restaurant commonly found in New York (they were residents of Westchester County)--an authentic pizzeria/trattoria. With fond memories of the pizzeria/Italian restaurant his father owned decades earlier, Frank decided to pursue his lifelong dream of owning his own trattoria. He wanted the type of casual, neighborhood eatery where he and Fran could get to know their patrons, and provide freshly prepared, authentic Italian comfort food in a relaxed atmosphere. They stumbled upon the Lindberg Plaza redevelopment and were excited by the transitional nature of that area. In May, 2007 il bacio (‘the kiss”) opened its doors to a highly complimentary, supportive clientele.