Giannone Petricone Associates Inc. Architects projected the Osteria Ciceria e Tria restaurant based on an age-old model of italian hospitality: the family-run tavern.
The restaurant seats 60 and promises an intimate experience, a perpetual “dinner party” where gastronomic specialties and exquisite wines change daily, according to the food in season as well as the “whine” of the host.
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the atmosphere is at once intimate and sociable, a dinner party where all guests share the same table and the same food. Visitor entry through an artisanal storefront, however once inside, they found a modern rustic with surfaces of reclaimed woods and stripped boards routered with “machined” precision, inlayed with crisp steel and punctuated with powder-coated industrial components.
The focal point of the interior is the long, central communal table, where 20 can indulge in common amusement and interaction between strangers, as well as between host and guest in encouraged. Whit a slight adjustment of its sprint-loaded lamp, the flower-covered pasta making butcher block by day becomes the 8 person family dining table by night, still carved with the secret recepi of Ciceti e Tria, the dish for which the Osteria was named.
All the elements of the design have been custom made, with the exception of the chairs, stools and yellow, industrial lights. You can read the description of the different elements after the photos.
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