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When designing Pentolina – an Italian restaurant in Melbourne – Biasol looked to Rome for inspiration and combined references to the city’s famous ruins and quintessential Italian pasta bars with the fabric of the existing, century-old building.

Classic Italian hospitality speaks volumes through the double-curved counter that spans the length of the restaurant, topped off with burgundy bar stools – a warm invitation to guests to engage with the staff and the space.

Although it’s difficult to compete with views of fresh pasta being made, the surrounding palette of rose-coloured marble, handrendered concrete, terrazzo flooring and Tasmanian oak does well to keep up; marrying Italian style with a thoroughly ‘Melbourne’ design sensibility.


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