Bringing a taste of Italy to the heart of Belfast, this project saw our team of restaurant design specialists transforming a large and open plan warehouse-type space into an eatery which could appeal to large groups as well as romantic diners and families.
With the kitchen bringing Italian home-style cooking to life, and the overall vibe of the restaurant brand a very functional and experiential restaurant, our design team aimed to create a space which felt like an authentic Italian diner – infusing warm colours and modern features against the otherwise very industrial space.
Starting with a blank canvas in the form of the original space, a big part of our work came in first erecting a faux brick wall, and then cutting the restaurant into different sections using an elevated circular plinth on one side, a 360 degree bar on another side, and a series of booths and individual tables lining the main area of the restaurant. Despite sourcing a traditional Italian terracotta leather to cover the seating options, and painting the walls in a vibrant yellow, the lights were selected for their modern aesthetic while the inclusion of a vast interior tree adds some natural décor. This mix of traditional Italian design and modern features creates an immersive space which bridges old and new and reflects the experimentation that can be found in and across the menu.
Tony Macaroni, as a brand, is all about bringing the flavour of Italian produce and the experience of an Italian eatery to each of its sites, with our restaurant design specialists tasked with creating a functional restaurant which flowed and created a clear and aesthetically pleasing journey for each diner. Maximising the use of the tall ceilings and industrial influences, colours and textures play a big part in developing the welcoming feel of this restaurant – with the deliberate segmentation of the restaurant meaning there is a perfect table for every occasion.