Delawie was retained by Spoleto, a Brazilian fast casual concept with over 400 locations, to design Spoleto Irvine, the first of several new locations planned for California. Focused on spreading Spoleto’s vision of “Culinary Freedom,” Delawie designed a modern 3,200 SF interior restaurant that allowed each guest to engage in creative culinary experiences. At the heart of Irvine’s Spoleto location—styled in warm woods with logo art and accents of color throughout—is the exhibition counter that invites patrons to watch as chefs cook their meals.
This modern design allows Spoleto, known for their fast pasta preparations and interactive dining platforms, to explode with excitement in this one-of-a-kind dining experience for all guests. The environment reflects the authentic character of the brand with colors and materials inspired by Italian venues with the addition of signature elements like the sauté pan chandelier to celebrate the Spoleto lifestyle. The brand’s commitment to the arts, inspired by Italy’s largest arts festival in their namesake city, is evident in the design of the environment through materials, seating, and artful merchandising areas. A 600 SF exterior dining patio enables dining guests to enjoy Southern California comfort with Spoleto’s lively spirit.
- Year: 2016
- Location: Irvine, CA
- Size: 3,200 SF Restaurant, 600 SF Exterior Patio
- Program: T.I., Mixed-Use, Restaurant