Il Fornaio

Various Locations
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BAR has designed 20 Il Fornaio restaurants throughout California and Nevada, creating each as its own experience while reinforcing a cohesive brand identity. In Beverly Hills, CA, a stand-up espresso bar opens up to the street to accommodate a thriving morning take-out business; in the award-winning Corte Madera, CA restaurant, a new exhibition kitchen was designed to accommodate an Italian oak-fired pizza oven, lending a European atmosphere; and, in the Burlingame, CA restaurant, a cafe feel is achieved with large sliding windows that open and sidewalk tables that spill out to an active street life. The designs employ a classic aesthetic replete with rich wood details and high ceilings promoting an expansive sense of space that is inherent in all of the distinct locations.