General Manager & Co-Owner Leonardo Moura leads the dining room at il Giallo Osteria & Bar.
Born in Brazil, Leonardo graduated with a degree in Business Administration from The Catholic University of Goias in Goiânia. After graduation he remained in Goiânia where he owned a very successful clothing factory.
In 1999 Leonardo relocated to Atlanta, where his love for the restaurant business began. He started his journey in the restaurant business working at a French Bistro called Violette.
Driven by dedication and a passion to provide the finest level of hospitality, Leonardo joined the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group where he swiftly worked his way up the restaurant ladder. As one of the few, Leonardo was able to experience several restaurants within that company which includes The Buckhead Diner, Chops, The Club, Lobster Bar, Panos & Paul’s, Pricci, Kyma and the beloved Veni Vidi Vici. Throughout each restaurant he mastered key skills in every position he held, shaping him into a very knowledgeable person.
Leonardo was a pioneer in bringing Biodynamic and Organic Wines to the Italian portfolio in Atlanta as well as quality locally made wines. His goal is to continue to raise the bar by carefully selecting wines from small producers who focus on responsible practices. He has been mentioned in several publications and because of his cutting edge wine program he’s earned several accolades.
After more than a decade as a leader on Atlanta’s restaurant scene, Leonardo has cultivated an extraordinary team at il Giallo, comprised of professionals who are passionate about Italian culture and cuisine and providing the finest service imaginable.